I love using invitations for cake design inspiration. Before making the cake, I always create a sketch that I present to the client for his or her approval. While the sketches are time consuming, for me, they’re important for two reasons: First, the sketch ensures that the client knows exactly what to expect, clears up any design miscommunications, and confirms that I understand clearly my client’s vision. Second, the sketches help me as the artist to more fully flesh out the design concept and anticipate any design pitfalls before working on the actual cake.
Below are two recent cake designs based on the invitation. The first was for a Victorian-era enchanted garden-themed wedding:
The second cake was for a Lilly Pulitzer-themed bridal shower.