The sweet ladies of Lolliblog have these awesome "inspiration to creation" posts and a couple weeks back they asked me to create a visual way to show readers my thought process in creating various cake designs. Inspiration can come from anywhere as you can see here:  a vase, a hand bag, birthday decor, and a valentine's day card.  You can see these and the others (jcrew sweater, 3-ring binder) by visiting the posts over at Lolliblog: 4/125/55/6.  Enjoy!