Have you ever been asked to bake a cake, cupcakes, or even cookies for a party with no restraints saying, “do what you think is best.” Absolute freedom to be creative is something amazing that we rarely get can be something amazing, but personally I overthink it and this gives myself too many options!
If overthinking worries you like it does me, the best thing you can do at that point is communicate with the customer. Most people, which may not be as creative as us, have a hard time visualizing what it is that they are looking for in cake orders. That’s where we come in! Talk to them about what the order is for: Is there a theme? Any specific colors? Favorite cake flavor? Favorite frosting flavor?
Take diligent notes and sketch things out before jumping into it. This may take a while, but the final product that makes the customers’ face light up with joy is always worth it!