K8 what a crack-up , Thank you for giving me a giggle. ( I am sitting in the middle of a cyclone at the moment watching to see if we will get flooded)
My problem is never getting the creative juices flowing , it is stopping them . I have to listen to that inner voice that says "step away from the cake "
^^ This. Yesterday I had to step away from the cake. Often I want to add this and add that but I have to remind myself that a cake does not need to showcase 20 design techniques to be stunning. In fact, the most stunning cakes I have seen (and am drawn to) are very minimalistic in the design approach. I'm drawn toward cleaner lines and things like razor sharp edges on fondant. A 'naked' cake properly covered with fondant, and having a single focal point/burst of color does more for me than a poorly covered cake with bows and lids and the works.