We all know, or at least we should know, that custom cakes are a form of art. Cake artists take a lot of time thinking of a design, working with the customer, baking and making the parts of the cake, putting it together, and making sure the whole cake flows not only with itself, but with the event/venue. This all takes a keen imagination and eye. Many people want cakes based on other cakes, but where do those original artists get their ideas?
Truth is, there's inspiration literally everywhere: the outdoors, random items people buy or own, other works of art, etc.
Personally, before I started making cake, I was just another artist. I would draw mainly with pencil, or paint with acrylic. When I want decor for my home, I try to do it myself rather than buying everything. So I painted this painting for a room in my house:
|Mostly because I wasn't going to pay $40 for a nautical print on canvas.|
The top is supposed to be the sky (I still need to work on my blending when it comes to buttercream), with a gumpaste sailboat riding the buttercream waves of the second tier.
Before the painting inspiration, I was inspired by something I found on Pinterest.
|It's not my style, but I found it very pretty and something in my head just clicked.|
|A close-up of the sequins and the top border.|
See? Inspiration comes in many forms, and can be found anywhere!
You can find more of my work on my Facebook page. If you would like to see higher quality pictures, check out my Flickr photostream.