Some of the designs are ones that I come up with on my own (Green Bear, Pirate cake), but I get a lot of ideas and inspiration from the "Hello Cupcake" book line. I have other cupcake and cake books as well, but the HC brand seem to feature ideas that are a tad easier and less expensive to make! I just saw that there is a new book out, and I'm practically frothing at the mouth to get it...!!!
Also, I love that our Bulk Barn stores rent cake pans, for just 1.99 per day. Much better than purchasing them!