Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Do you get bored?

I'm tired and maybe a little grumpy, so you get a grumpy blogger. :) Too many weddings, graduations and parties happening at the same time! We are in the height of the event season. We have made a version of this cake so often that I don't think I can say another thing about it! I'm getting bored with this design. I've made it in every combination, color and shape! But brides keeping asking for it as a whole or in parts! They all think it's an "original" idea. I've removed it from my inspiration scrapbook that brides look at as well as my Pinterest page. I don't think decorators should talk brides out of designs they have their hearts set on, BUT we don't want to copy another decorators work and we want to make something we like. That doesn't really matter does it?

I've been making cakes for over eight years and I still don't feel like my cakes show my taste and vision. They show good workmanship but are often not my original idea. Some brides have to see a cake in a photograph, often in their own colors. I really envy companies like the Caketress and Cotton & Crumbs. They have a distinct style that was perfected by them and is now being copied all over the world. Maybe they get bored with those designs too!


  1. This is such a great post, I am realting to you completely. I am bored, tired of cakes, tired of Sesame Street and cross baptism cookies. Tired of seeing pink and bows!! I want to do so many different cakes but people keep ordering the same over and over. I have come to realize that the only way I can make the cake i want is making a dummy cake . I wish people would risk being different, unusual !! hugs!!!

  2. This is a great post. First, I wanted to say I am a great admirer of your work, and you inspired me to work on my smooth buttercream technique a few years back!

    In response to the post, I tend to get the same cake designs, which is usually my Starfish cake, since I live in a coastal area, and we have a lot of beach themed weddings. We also have a lot of rustic weddings, so I do the messy buttercream cake a lot. But it's true, sometimes the only way you can do cakes I really want to do is to make a dummy cake. I have a folder full of sketches!

    1. Even though it goes against my nature, I really like doing the messy buttercream cakes too! They are just so easy!


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