The Violet Cake Shop™

Sharing inspirations for my designs, and tips I've discovered along the way in my caking journey! <3

Some of My Inspired-by Designs

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I am still trying to find the time to put together some blog posts of what inspired some of my most popular designs to date and I’ll get to those soon…just need to finish up some special projects first!.  However, since I had ‘INSPIRED-BY’ as a share session theme a few weeks back, I thought I’d share some of the collages I’ve put together along the way which have already been shared before on FB, of what inspired some of my pieces.  This theme has always been one of my faves as it really gives one an in-depth look into a person’s creative process and sometimes, it just might open up your mind as to what YOU can create if only you just looked at things a bit differently!

April 2010 – My Son’s 5th Birthday Cake – inspired by his all-time fave movie at the time, Disney’s Cars

Disney Pixar Cars Inspired Cake

March 2013 – My Husband’s 45th Milestone Birthday Cake – inspired by the Disney/Pixar movie Up and a previous version of the cake done in 2010

Up Cake Inspired by Disney Pixar Up Movie

June 2013 – My Niece’s 1st Birthday Cake – inspired by her invites

Monkey Girl 1st Birthday

July 2013 – My Daughter’s 1st Birthday Cake – inspired by her CoCaLo Jacana crib bedding set.  I bought this set before we even knew she’d be a girl because I loved it so much (and I was hoping…)!

CoCaLo Jacana Crib Bedding Set

October 2013 – My Black & White Valentino Inspired Ruffle Dress Cake – inspired by of course the dress by Valentino

Valentino Inspired Black &amp; White Ruffles

November 2013 – Sam & Satoko’s 4 Tier Gold & Purple Wedding Cake – colours inspired by their invitations, the decal on the 3rd tier inspired by the backs of my dining chairs!

S&amp;S's Gold &amp; Purple Wedding Cake Inspired Design - ii

December 2013 – Christmas Ranunculus & Silver Reindeer Cake – colours inspired by Christmas ribbons, reindeer inspired by Christmas décor

2013 Christmas Ranunculus &amp; Silver Reindeer Cake

January 2014 – Year of the Horse Chinese New Year Cake – inspired by images from Cake Central’s Pinterest board

Year of the Horse CNY Celebration Cake - Inspired by Traditional CNY Elements

February 2014 – My Steampunk XLIV Birthday Cake – inspired by Steampunk images I found on-line, but using the colour of the year, Radiant Orchid

My Steampunk XLIV Birthday Cake Inspiration Board

February 2014 – My Sis’ Springtime Modern Geometric Milestone Birthday Cake – inspired by tile patterns and a Design Seeds colour palette

Finney's 45th - Spring Modern &amp; Trendy with Flowers - ii

April 2014 – Vehicle on My Son’s Lego Movie Cake – inspired by the movie

Wyldstyle's Motorbike from Colin's 9th B-Day Cake

July 2014 – My Daughter’s 2nd Birthday Cake – patterns and colours inspired by my fave jammies of hers

Carlington's 2nd Birthday Inspired by Fave Jammies - 07-05-14

And here are some others

Kyle's Farm Cake Inspired by Farm Quilt

Ladybug Oh So Sweet Inspired Cake

     Lauren's Korean Doll Cake Inspired by her Hanbok

Nathan's 3D White Tiger Cake

Dr. Slump Inspired Character Cake

    Eva's 21st Birthday Tiffany Blue &amp; Bows pattern inspiration from those on shorts

Gumpaste Lotus for Super Cake Moms Collab - 05-11-14 - twmpm


Author: The Violet Cake Shop™

Hi, I'm Violet, currently a full-time stay-at-home mom of two and part-time cake designer/decorator! I first discovered my love for cake art in early 2008 when researching how to make a cake for my husband's milestone birthday. I consider myself "internet or community taught" having found and learned as much as I could from the many helpful sites, blogs, YouTube videos, tutorials around the net, where people were willing to share their craft. I used every family occasion to practice after that and soon, friends and family were asking me to make their cakes and I have been busy creating cakes part-time ever since. I took an extended break after the birth of my daughter, to spend time more quality time with the kids. I now spend my time creating one-of-kind pieces for special projects and personal occasions, taking the odd order here and there. I currently maintain a popular Facebook page, Twitter and Pinterest accounts and this blog where I share my insights, tips and free tutorials as well as any new creations. I have had the honour of being part of several special Facebook cake community collaborations, with more to come. My cakes have been featured in print in Edible Artists Network and American Cake Decorating Magazines in the US; in Cake Masters, Cake Craft Guide's Party Cakes and Cake Craft Guide's Wedding Cakes & Sugar Flowers Magazines in the UK; and in Australia's Sweet Magazine. I've also been featured online as 'Edible Art of The Day' at Edible Artists Network's blog, as Satin Ice's Cake of the Month for January 2015, and in online magazines or blogs such as Cake Wrecks' Sunday Sweets, the Craftsy Blog, 'The Cake of the Week' on FB, Pretty Witty Cakes' online Magazine, American Cake Decorating's Blog, Satin Ice Showcases, Australian Cake Decorating Network's online Cake Magazine (Joomag) and in Cake Geek Magazine. I've recently begun teaching via online video tutorials having filmed for Pretty Witty Cakes in the UK and Craftsy in the US. I am also a proud member of the Satin Ice Artists of Excellence team. I am constantly inspired by all things around me, particularly fashion, geometric prints, home décor trends and of course, other sugar artists!

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