I'm a big fan of color and creative design, yet with a simple and sophisticated touch. I love designs that appear simple on first look, but aren't actually. I love creative plays on simple structures.
My current style of cakes. when not doing novelty cakes, tend to be mostly feminine. I am however also proud of the fact that my novelty cakes are unique and one-of-a-kind. I am proud of the fact that I don't usually follow trends and I love experimenting with different flavours, and I always try to do things that haven't been done before. I like to be different.
I've had a few ideas that I've either sketched or thought about, mainly for my logo/business cards - that may or may not assist with design inspiration.. These ideas are exactly that - just ideas. I'm very open to exploring them, having different takes on them, changing them.. Anything.
- I've always had it in my head that I would like my future business cards to have curved edges, or a completely different shape to the usual rectangle. I've thought about having square cards, about the size of coasters. I've also thought about the idea of having my cards double as something practical, like coasters! Happy to explore this concept further, I think it would be different than the usual rectangle cards or fridge magnets.. Perhaps also think about different textures.. I'm a big fan of experimenting.
- I've had a few ideas of my actual logos/brand name being embossed in gold. I find the colour both eye-catching and vibrant, yet isn't gender biased, which is important to me.
- I love colour, but can sometimes find "block" colours a little overwhelming or too cartoony. As such I've had a few ideas of having multiple colours incorporated into the background somehow and love the idea of watercolour. I think pastel colours would be great when paired with a colour like gold, as it wouldn't feel like their both competing with each other.. I've also had some ideas of perhaps having a group of multi coloured balloons for the background.. Not too sure about this one.
- I'd really like to stay away from logos that are too cartoony, as above mentioned. I feel like whatever my logo design ends up being, needs to be a true reflection of me and my food. I feel like if my business ever got to a point where I specialise part of it in only children's cakes, then I would want something really animated, but for this initial design, please don't go overboard with that kind of stuff..
Lastly, as in my description, I'd really like to see some more variations in designs, and not have it restricted to cupcakes. If a cupcake must be used, I'd like it to be different and not just a pure, simple cupcake. In my own sketches I've used things like cake stands, whisks, beaters.. Y'know, other equipment associated with baking. Oven mitts, even! :) Ultimately I need a logo that is going to stay true to my style but also stay with me through the times.
The world is your oyster, try any ideas and make it colourful :) Thanking you in advance!