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|567 days ago||
How to deal with bad/negative feedback? - 5 replies
I am relatively new to cake decorating and I am working on building my business locally. I agreed to do a dessert table for the friend of a local business person (it was to be a photo shoot) completely out of my own pocket. The communication was awful and I found out a little late in the game that it was to be the same day I had my 1st wedding c...
|599 days ago||
How far ahead can you work? - 4 replies
I have a couple of weeks coming up in the next month or so that are going to be super packed with cakes…and then I have weeks I have no cakes or only 1. So, I’m wondering…how far ahead can I work on decorations for the cakes? (Working with fondant & gum paste). I’m thinking it would be less stressful if I could work ahead and at ...
|604 days ago||
Help me spend $! ;) - 9 replies
I am just starting out in my little cake deco business and I have a little money coming that I can use to get some supplies or equipment with. It’s not a lot…let’s say around $500 USD max. What would you buy if you where me? (What supplies/equipment are invaluable to you?). For example, I have considered a 6qt Pro Kitchenaid (altho ...
|610 days ago||
Edible Printers? - 1 reply
So, I’m considering getting an edible printer for my little cake business and I am looking for feedback. Does anyone have any recommendations on brand or any other advice about these?
|639 days ago||
Business Paperwork/Pricing Sheet - 5 replies
So, I’m thinking of possibly making a go of this cake deco business since several of our amazing decorators are moving this year. I know that I need to come up with my own pricing/standards, etc. But is there a website (free or reasonably priced), that may have some templates for a home cake deco business? I am all about templates and look...
|643 days ago||
Bunting Material? - 2 replies
I want to put a bunting on my next cake, but I mostly only see fabric or paper buntings. In my head I was doing it with gum paste/fondant (with the exception of the string and sticks). Would that work or would they be too heavy? I hate to waste the material if it’s not going to work…anyone try this before?
|652 days ago||
How much to charge for a cake topper? - 3 replies
So, I have an order to just do a cake topper. The client is moving and wants to transport it to their next location and have it on hand when they get there to place on a cake. They want a 6”x6” flat square that is fairly simple. What would you charge for something like this? I have no clue! TIA
|660 days ago||
So, I have my 1st wedding cake and they have asked for “funfetti”. I’m a little worried about that holding up on a tiered wedding cake! Does anyone have a good recipe for a version of “Funfetti” that is sturdy too? I am meeting with them next weekend for the 1st time and I did get them to agree to a tasting. So, I n...
|666 days ago||
Ah!!! My First Wedding Cake order... - 3 replies
I just confirmed my first wedding cake order and I’m super excited and nervous about it! They want simple and vintage and it for around 150 people. I made it clear I am a new decorator and I’ll only be able to do certain designs and they are ok with that! Now, I’m turning to you amazing decorators for advice. I will take any an...
|671 days ago||
Support for Embellishments - 7 replies
I’m making a cake for a friend of a friend and I am putting a gum paste airplane on top. It will be a fondant covered cake and I will also have some other (mostly flat) embellishments on it. What I’m wondering is would I need to put a support under the airplane? And if so…what is the best way to support it? Fondant covered board? Dow...