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Just for Fun: Photos of Things (Other Than Another Cake) that Inspired A Design

Hi All,

I just recently posted a cake that was inspired by a black & white ruffled dress by Valentino that popped up when I did a google search for something entirely unrelated, for another cake. After I made it, before I posted it here, I saw an ad for the exact same dress on CakesDecor and found it funny & ironic – even mentioned it in my cake post.

Well, I actually ended up having the same ad show up when I opened up my cake photo later that day and thought I’d share a screen shot of it with everyone – just thought it was so funny! I think only other cake enthusiasts like me could appreciate it!

Not sure if this has been done before but it got me thinking it would be fun to share other things that might have inspired a design! Here’s another one – this is a photo of a tissue box that inspired the colours for another one of my recent cakes:

Anyone else have one they’d like to share? If so, I thought it might be fun!

Violet - The Violet Cake Shop - https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Violet-Cake-Shop/95259702360

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CakesbySasi ...

Lovely cakes Violet. Yeah it does sound like fun and interesting :-). Here is a cake I did recently that was inspired by an Indonesian Kebaya. As soon as I saw the Kebaya, I so loved it and wanted to try it out :-). Close ups of the cake

Michal Bulla ...

Hehe, you should ask them to pay you for the promotion :)

Sandra's cakes ...

A lovely friend of mine asked me to create a cake for her daughters christening based on the invitations & guest book, this is what I came up with x

CakesbySasi ...

True true Michal I think Violet should ask them to pay for the promotion ;-)

Sandra's cakes ...

Great idea for a thread by the way xx

Toni (White Crafty Cakes) ...

Love this thread! I can’t wait to see what everyone is inspired by!

Ana Remígio - CUPCAKES & DREAMS Portugal ...

Great idea Violet!!! These are my Owls that you all know, they were inspired by a postcard as you can see…I just gave them a Ana twist!! xxx

Elli Warren ...

Brilliant Violet!! i loved reading this thread too and seeing everyones inspiration photos!! how lovely to have the picture that inspired you right next to your cake!! :-)

Violet - The Violet Cake Shop ...

Great idea Michal lol!

Love your cake Sasi as you know. Saw it a few weeks before doing mine and come to think of it, yours plus a few others may have inadvertently inspired me to try a cake based on fashion!

Sarah – love your cake too and remember it from the top 50 Anything album from The Cake of the Week Is…Great to see what inspired it!

Ana – love your owls – one of my fave owl cakes ever (that and your Halloween Owl) and also great to see what inspired the design. LOVE your Ana twist on the ears =D

Thanks Elli & Toni – glad this thread is fun for more than just me lol!

Violet - The Violet Cake Shop ...

Just thought I’d share the inspiration for the pattern on the 3rd tier of my most recent cake – just for fun to show that inspiration really can come from anywhere!

Sandra's cakes ...

Gorgeous cake!

Violet - The Violet Cake Shop ...

Awww…thanks Sandra! =D

SugarMagicCakes (Christine) ...

This is why I was inspired to make my beloved other half his pike cake! He caught this at a reservoir in oldham using a goldfish lure and it took the lure right near the edge or the water, very exciting!!!! It weighed about 14lb!

And the cake…….

Great topic violet, love to see what cakes can come from, I find myself everyday looking at stuff and thinking I could turn that into a cake! xx :)

Violet - The Violet Cake Shop ...

Awww…thanks for sharing Christine! I love how you did the fins and the colours are spot on =D

miettes ...

Here’s mine, inspired by an Elie Saab Haute Couture dress…