Sometimes the simplest and most boring of ideas can turn into a really special cake.
I can't say I was terribly excited when a customer wanted to order a cake in the shape of a cardboard box... Yet when I actually got down to seriously studying the box, I found that there was indeed a whole wealth of detail that could be captured in my cake.
Reality is imperfect. To capture realism is to create deliberate imperfections. This cake taught me that.