Cake Design Case Study
This case study show you how the process works from the initial order enquiry to the final product.
A customer wanted to have a cake for her husband’s 30th birthday. She wanted the cake to be designed to reflect her husbands interests:
His love of his Marcos Car
Love of Liverpool Football Club
Love of a large glass of red wine
Love of books – certain authors in particular
Love of his kids
(not necessarily in this order)
When an enquiry comes in the thinking cap goes on. Some enquiries are very specific about what they would like and other enquiries are more vague.
Many highly sculptured cakes have the wow factor but will not feed multitudes of people and you have to create a balance between the two.
Also when considering the main focus of the cake you sometimes need to stick with one main idea and focal point and introduce other ideas if the design allows. You want to avoid making the cake overly busy or fussy as it loses impact.
The main wish of this customer was to have the cake based around his Marcos car. In order to personalise the cake it is important to get details right for instance the make and model and colour of the car, the registration number and any other personal details that might be significant.
The bottle of wine, books, golf bag and wallet open showing pics of the kids allowed all the other elements into the cake design and were there to find and add interest, all personalising the cake further. We sneakily added in some “pet’ names and nicknames to surprise.
The husband shown leaning against the car was modelled from a photograph to get a likeness and the colouring right and to get a feel for the clothes worn. The red and white scarf shows his love of LFC!
Some other examples of designs, showing the original artwork can be found on our cake design page
So if you have a cake design in mind or just want to start discussing what we might be able to design for you then please contact us using our enquiry form