When I first started designing cakes, and someone asked me for a "Ni Hao Kai Lan" cake, I would start by going to Google images and plugging in "Ni Hao Kai Lan cake". Now, I look at just the characters and come up with my own design. But apparently, I'm not alone. For fun, I plugged in "NHKL cake" recently, and can you believe that people have copied MY cake design now?! I guess I've come full circle. It's the sincerest form of flattery, right?
When this client asked for the SAME cake as the one on my blog site, I copied myself! But I have a hard time doing the EXACT cake twice. So to break it up, I made "Mr. Sun" as a topper to the cake, and I added the pagoda on the back. Makes me feel creative. It turned out really cute AGAIN. Such fun characters and colors. And the matching cupcakes were a nice addition.