I started offering cake sketching as a service to my customers for two reasons. Firstly, to ensure that the picture of the cake that I have in my head matches the customers’s vision of their cake. I consider every cake to be “MY” cake… but ultimately it is the customer’s cake, and it is very important to me to make sure that they like the look of their cake. And secondly, I will make a sketch anyway for my own benefit… and so again, I figure why not have the customer approve the design of the cake? Therefore, since I would need a picture for myself anyway, there is no extra charge for a cake sketch. I don’t always make a sketch. Sometimes, customers bring me pictures of cakes that they would like me to recreate, and I’m happy to do that as well.