Ron tells his staff over and over again that the world around you can be a constant source of inspiration. Just open your eyes and take a look. What are some of the things Ron gets excited about? Fashion, architecture, flowers, locations. Ron is largely known for his sugar flower work. He has collected quite an array of books over the past couple of years for his staff to use as references while working in the studio. It’s very important to him that our sugar flowers show as much “naturalness” as possible.
Last night I was invited to an event with one of our favorite florists that we like to recommend, Flowers of the World (FOTW). They provide us with a weekly arrangement that we have in the front room for our clients to see. (That weekly arrangement also provides us with endless amounts of inspiration, from the display itself to the flowers that were chosen in the arrangement to the color choices that were made.) So last night, I went to a flower class on fashion forward arrangements that used fashion and color as the main inspiration for our project. The staff at FOTW are so informative, answered all questions regarding care of flowers, conditioning the water, groupings, assembly etc…
For my project I choose two very bold colors – coral peonies and bright pink hydrangea and green hosta leaves as an accent. The color palette was vibrant and would have looked beautiful on a cake!
So take a look at the world around you, find out what excites you and gives you inspiration. Figure out a way to incorporate that into your design, tweak it, re-invent it, you never know – that could be your “signature” element to the cakes that you do.