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Hey ya'll I have been thinking about this for quite some time and was wondering if anyone has it. It is software that lets you make 3d designs of wedding cakes. The reason I was wanting (besides the awesomeness lol) is that I have spent almost 3 Hours with a bride before because she could not make up her mind!!!!! and then ahe changed her design 5 days b4 the wedding date soooooo I think this software would help them envision there "dream" cake. soo I was just wondering if any one has this and if it helped there business?? Thx all MMex

http://weddingcakedesignpro.com/art-designer-wedding-cake.html
post #2 of 31
I'm going to look into it too, it would be so much easier...
post #3 of 31
i think it might help you more to have a cut off date - 'after 1-2-3-4 weeks before your date there can be NO changes/ changes cost $25-50-100'.

personally i like sketching out cakes for people, (although i dont do it as a business) in my head, with clients like that, i think you would end up on the computer, with them over your shoulder saying 'oh try THAT shade of blue'.

the pictures i have seen of finished cake designs, they arent really that much better than paint, or a proper sketch. but some people do really love it, especially those who dont like to draw.
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I have it and I LOVE it, mainly because I can whip up a cake in a couple minutes flat and email it right back to the bride, much easier than pulling out a sketch pad, spending hours drawing and coloring and then having to scan and email. Just quicker. When I do one on one consultation i do sketch however. Then I go home and make the 3-D model for them on WCDPro and email that to them as well.

I had one bride that completely changed the look of her cake once she saw the 3-D version, I tried to warn her the colors she chose wouldn't work well and she said "trust me, I know what I like" well...she was so grateful after seeing the 3-D version!!


here's my WCDP version of the cake and then the real cake that was made for the weddings.
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post #5 of 31
Wow, KHalstead! That's really impressive - all beautiful cakes! I really love that yellow petal one.

How much is the software?
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post #6 of 31
Wow Tina! I have heard from other people that it wasn't helpful. But your pictures and your cakes say SOMETHING DIFFERENT!

Thanks for sharing all of that!
post #7 of 31
Can you put custom design on it?

For instance recently I had a bride want three different tiers from three different cakes. (Recent brown one in my pics.) While she liked the cake, I think if I would have had this software, I could have more easily compared which design would have looked best on which tier...but like the latticework on the top...could that have been hand done in the software or is the software limited to pre-programmed designs? (I didn't like the cake so much)

I saw on the website there are tons of additional upgrades so I wasn't sure how limited the software really is.

I don't do a TON of weddings yet (boo hoo...waiting!) and the tiered cakes I DO do are quite unique or more for kids parties....I would get the software if I could know its fairly flexible.
post #8 of 31
very cool pictures and computer diagrams!
You definitely use that program well!
post #9 of 31
I have the wedding cake design program. I love it I have used it on a few wedding cakes. The bride sat with me and put together a design. Loved it.

I use it more than cake boss.
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post #10 of 31
That software is pretty neat!!

BTW....Your cakes are beautiful, KHalstead!!
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post #11 of 31
I really like the software, but do you guys think its worth it for "non-wedding" cake ideas.
post #12 of 31
KHalstead, your designs and execution of said designs are GORGEOUS!! Looks like that program works well for you.

Love Love Love the yellow petal cake!!!

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post #13 of 31
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Originally Posted by Ladybug78

I really like the software, but do you guys think its worth it for "non-wedding" cake ideas.



I would like to know this too as well as the best place to buy price wise?

KHalstead, your pictures make me want this program really bad!
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post #14 of 31
It looks like it's around $70 for the base package. Then, if you want to add more features like more cake shapes, and more colors you add more money to the base price.

Seems pricey for a hobbyist, but may be worthwhile for a thriving business.
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Originally Posted by MrsNancyB

It looks like it's around $70 for the base package. Then, if you want to add more features like more cake shapes, and more colors you add more money to the base price.

Seems pricey for a hobbyist, but may be worthwhile for a thriving business.



Darn, that takes me out of the market, just a hobbyist, but I love cake toys.
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