Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Take a Picture Before It's Done


For some of you this little tip may seem too obvious, but I was amazed at how long it took me to realize it.  Do you ever get a cake order and there's one part of the cake that makes it less marketable to other customers?  Not that there's anything wrong with it, and not that I expect people to only order cakes I have done before.  Take the cake above.  On the left was the finished wedding cake - the couple wanted a splash of their colors (hot pink and green) and a sign language topper.  The cake turned out beautifully and I was very proud of it.

As I was working on it however, at some point I had it all decorated except for the extra color and the topper.  So I pulled out the camera and snapped a few pictures of it in that pre-finished state.  If you're still trying to build your portfolio, this is a good way to get 2 pictures for the price of one!

So don't hesitate taking a photo for you before you finish making it for them!

For the record, this whimsical wedding cake went to Chattanooga's Creative Discovery Museum.

5 comments:

  1. Great tip Jenniffer! We all get so focused on finishing that this important step can be forgotten.

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  2. Excellent point! Many times couples have their own cake toppers and my design style is to handmake toppers or flowers out of sugar. So I will always try to take a photo without the topper. It is good for other couples to see it without the topper so they can imagine their own personalized details.

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  3. I often forget to take pictures, something about it being done - its just simply done and out of my mind. Thank goodness for Facebook, the pics now a days come back to you with a thank you -- always nice.

    What a great idea to take pictures at a point where you could be done. Thanks so much!! '

    P.S.
    your pics and story from the competition are fantastic thanks for sharing them!

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