Caking as UX Design

Caking as UX Design

What? Yes, I said caking. 

Cake isn't typically thought of as a proper mode of design, and even less as a mode of UX design. But bear with me. 

"User experience design is the process of enhancing user satisfaction with a product by improving the usability, accessibility, and pleasure provided in the interaction with the product."

You know what sucks? Really beautiful cakes that you would never imagine eating. Sometimes they have fondant bits on it that are hard and crusty and while they look really pretty, you just think "ew" when you look at it. Other times, they have a millions things poking inside of them so that by the time you pull it all out, you have very little cake left. Sometimes they just don't taste good. Now that's terrible User Experience!!

I excelled at making cakes that - yeah sometimes they looked weird - but still like, "mm yeah I could eat that and not worry about a sugar flower wire cutting up my mouth." 

If I weren't a good designer, do you think I could have figured out how to mash Barbara's face & a sand worm onto the number 40 in a decent looking way?