Custom Cake Sydney – Making a Stand

Custom Cake Sydney – Making a Stand
A Decorated Cake cake is such a work of art, why not put it on a stand, literally.

Glass Stands
Glass is unobtrusive. It will not really add or take anything away from the décor, it will simply life the cake up a little. As such a glass stand can be sturdy and fairly bulky without ruining the aesthetic of the cake.
More than few people have a glass stand as a family heirloom.

Porcelain Stands
Plain porcelain stands are slightly neutral; they will not detract from the actual cake. Else, a decorated porcelain stand can actually be good for a simple but elegant cake. But for the most part we would stick with a plain stand.

Wire stands
Wire stands usually have a lot going for them. They might not have the debonair elegance of a sculpture, but they can be fancy. If you search there are wire cake stands shaped like Ferris wheels or merry-go-rounds. The Ferris wheel was designed to have 8 little cupcakes in their own little carriages. The merry-go-round could also hold cupcakes, or any other cake that had a hole through the middle.
Wire stands tend not to break and you will have very little issue with cake getting stuck to the surface. But they may be a little bit plain for a fancy wedding cake.

Metal Stands
There are countless metals that work well here, but copper is especially effective with white cake. Brass is equally good. Imagine a flat top stand with an intricate cast pattern at the base.

Wood Stands
Wood stands are another classic type of cake stand. They are more robust than glass or porcelain, but can be more debonair than wire. Wood ranges from fancy carvings to rustic logs.
Dark wood can look good with a vivid white cake.

Layered Stands
An alternative to the layered wedding cake cake is the multi-level stand with a layer of cake at each level. If nothing else this is easier to transport.

Domed Stands
Cakes can be kept under a dome that can be as elaborate as the stand or confectionary. Domes range in shape, though the common option of plain glass dome is often best if you want to show off the cake.

Stand and Wedding Cake Sydney Stand and Wedding Cake Sydney
Remember that the cake and the stand are being presented together. If they don’t match somehow, it they are both fancy in different ways, then the resulting clash can ruin the effect of both. A plain stand can suit a fancy cake, and occasionally a simple, elegant cake can look better on a fancy stand. There are no simple rules here, only that the end results must look right.

Creativity


Creativity and Custom Made Cakes Sydney
The point with a custom made cake design it to do something creative and appropriate to the situation. Some people find this hard because they lack the cooking and artistic skills to realize their creative ideas. Other people find this hard because they lack the creativity to come up with any good ideas in the first place. This is rather frustrating.
Everybody was creative when they were young. As children we were confronted with new experiences and our minds worked to put it all together in order to make sense of the surrounding world. As adults we are forced to do this again when we encounter new situations, experiences and information and try to make sense of them, and there is at least some creativity in this. We cease to be creative when we simply reuse the old ideas and habits that we formed years ago, or when we just follow somebody else’s ideas or conventions.
We can foster some creativity by:
• Doing things in different ways. Perform a daily task in a different way, as long as it isn’t urgent or compromising safety in any way.
• Write a set amount of words every day.
• Try new food items, especially foreign foods or something from our grandparents’ generation.
• Cooking from a book, and try to vary the recipe. Never try this for the first time if you entertaining guests. Experiment on your own and only show the guest he successful products
• Think of alternative way to use any an everyday object.
• Look at how one object resembles another, perhaps even superficially.
• Keep a visual diary of anything that catches your eye.
• Keep a diary of any interesting ideas and thoughts, and make a note of the fact that these are your thoughts.
• Keep a list of interesting quotes by others. Make a note of the source of these quotes so you don’t accidentally remember them as your own work (plagiarism).
• Keep a note of any interesting dreams, because our unconscious is creative.
• Find a solution to a problem. Brainstorm by writing down anything loosely associates with the problem. Ideas come when you start to connect bits and pieces together.
• Read comics, short stories, comedies, jokes and light entertainment.
• Read the autobiographies and anecdotes of famous artists or creative thinkers.
• Look at classic and modern art. The internet has endless resources for this.
• Ask yourself how to capture an emotion or experience in an image.
• When you see something that attracts you attention, look for the aspect that you find appealing. Can these aspects be used elsewhere?
• Remember that the experience we have of an object or phenomena is different to the actual thing itself. And that everybody else is having a different experience of that thing. Imagine a different experience/interpretation.
• Remember that we are well beyond the idea of putting a decoration on a cake. The cake is made to be the decoration.
The only bad use of creativity is dishonesty. But if we are obviously sticking to fiction even this should not be an issue.
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Have a cake or cookie design that captures something for the occasion. The creative design is memorable, and perhaps enough to make an occasion memorable too.

Colours

Special Occasion Cakes Sydney
Special Occasion Cakes Sydney

Today it is possible to have very fancy decorations for cakes. T If fact, it is often the cake that is the decoration. I Instead of adding something to a generic cake design we design and construct a cake that is thee dimensional and colourful. It is almost a shame to eat it.

But there are some basic concepts that apply to all cake designs, from the simple to the elaborate. The right colours make all the difference.

Orange – fun, positive, security, stimulating.
Pink – tranquil, feminine, sensual.
White – Purity, neatness. Good for a background to other colours.
Brown – warm, organic. Popular with cakes because it is associated with chocolate.
Red – bold, energetic, masculine
Blue (dark) – smart and sophisticated. Calm
Yellow – optimism, bright sunniness.
Green – natural, stable.
Purple – luxurious, royal. Perhaps mystery.
Grey – Neutral, sometimes bland
Black – strength, but perhaps heavy and cold.

If we are creating a cake that is based on a cartoon image we probably won’t worry too much about colours; we just use the same colour scheme as the source image. Though we might still be putting this image on a background, so the background colour will have to be suitable. White is a safe bet. Pastel colours often work.

Almost any colour can work as trim on a white or pastel background. The effect of the colour is more subdued this case, but still effective.

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Colour is part of any design. Think of the emotion that is appropriate for you event, and think of what colours go with this. This is a good starting point for any cake design.