Cake Decorating

Decorators block!

So normally I am very creative and have a tone of ideas. I have two days to make a cake for this contest and i cant think of anything to do. the only thing i thought of Im having problems seeing it come to life. When someone orders a cake I bring it to like but they normally give me some direction to inspire me. But this cake is all on me and i cant find any inspiration. :(

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Try looking through your favorite magazine, catalog or cake website; take a walk outside or in the mall; think ‘seasonal’ (spring flowers, autumn leaves, winter snow, summer fun, etc). these things inspire me:)

Chris

thanks chris! But i did do almost all of them and blaaah! nothing! But yesterday i came up with something and im running with it. I was also getting discouraged because my roses will not stop falling off the wire! :( so that was making my confidence go down the tubs. But i scratched them for now and going with what I got.

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What is the criteria for the contest Samantha??? That might help with ideas. Nice name by the way…that’s my daughters name…. :o)

Creativity is God's gift to us. Using our creativity is our gift back to God. Clarky's Cakes 😎

thanks! its just for the contest on here the only criteria was flowers. and i just joined last week so haven’t had much time to think about it.

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Ahhh the CD contest…yup…just flowered covered cakes!!!

Creativity is God's gift to us. Using our creativity is our gift back to God. Clarky's Cakes 😎

Your chocolate lace cake is amazing!! You’ll do fine! I can’t even remember all the times I’ve gotten discouraged when things don’t go as planned and I swear to myself that I’ll never do another cake. It can really do a number on your confidence! But this too shall pass and you’ll bounce right back:)
Best of luck to you!!

Chris

thanks chris! I did not like that cake enough to use it my butter cream roses werent good enough for my standards and that cake was more for trying out the lace for the first time. Its hard because I did it for a long time and then started doing hair. Now im back to cakes again but Im alone not in a bakery where i can bounce ideas off of other decorators. and get advise like im use to. But on the bright side of this post I did finnish my cake! and It up in the CD contest now! Yay! thanks o both of you for coming to chat with me about this.

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Great! I’ll make sure I take a look! and there’s not a better place than CD to ‘bounce’ ideas around. I have found more inspiration right here than any course/class I could have taken:)

Chris

thats good too here! i have only been on here for 2 weeks not not even really so Im still getting the hang of it.

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