Cake Decorating Business Forum

633 views, 0 by Charlotte

Help - first wedding cake costing

Hi everyone. I have recently set up my own cake making business after making cakes for friends and family for over 3 years. I have had my first request for a wedding cake price but am really struggling! I have worked out it will cost around £110...

314 views, 0 by Jayden348

Jayden348

Special Cakes...not so special budgets!

Guys, I really need your help…hearing from a lot of different decorators would be seriously appreciated! I won’t be able to get into all of the gory details but I really need to get some “real world” counseling from trusted source. Please...

286 views, 0 by Jayden348

Jayden348

Best way to build up your cakes portfolio

Hello Everyone! This is one of my first official posts and I am really excited to meet everyone and get some advice from all of you successful, amazing bakers out there. I recently started moving on from hobby baking for friends and family to...

1,233 views, 1 by Taartjes van An (Anneke)

Taartjes van An (Anneke)

Plagiarism

Here in the Netherlands there’s a ‘company’ that uses cakepictures of other, often famous, bakers as if they were made by herself. For example; she posted a picture of a cake from Cortons & Crumbs and there were people who gave her...

10,288 views, 2 by Bakermama

Bakermama

Cake Boss Software

Sorely tempted to purchase the Cake Boss software. Any of you cakers use it / love it / do or do not recommend it?? Thanks!

338 views, 1 by GGirl

GGirl

Selling!

Hey guys For those who have started selling I need some advice… I am new to baking and have not yet learnt a lot of flavours. Right now I only bake chocolate, vanilla and velvet cakes and haven’t started using fondant. I only use buttercream!...

581 views, 22 by Magda's Cakes (Magda Pietkiewicz)

Magda's Cakes (Magda Pietkiewicz)

My new logo :)

Hi CD friends :) I just wanted to show you my new logo. So happy with it, beautiful watercolor and it includes my surname as well :)

236 views, 0 by Kimmy's Kakes

Kimmy's Kakes

Got scammed and would like your advice or opinion!

A new “client” stole someone’s credit card and purchased a cake from me. I was paid through PayPal and after their investigation, they reimbursed the woman whose credit card was stolen and they deducted the amount I was paid for the cake. I don’t...

780 views, 0 by lisssa

Business plan help

I am looking to open a bakery this year. Can you please help me out how to do a business plan. Do you rent or own the place? And what is the range size of a bakery… with 2-3 tables thank you!

291 views, 0 by Kitty91

Getting started

How do you get started in selling cakes? Is it word of mouth? How do you get people coming to you and wanting you to make them cakes? I live in a small town if that helps any. Thanks!

451 views, 0 by Sweet Fusion Cakes (Anjuna)

Sweet Fusion Cakes (Anjuna)

Creating Videos

Hi All. For those of you who create video tutorials of your work, what software do you use to edit your videos? And how do you go about speeding up sections of your video and cutting from one place to another. I was thinking of having a go, but...

589 views, 3 by Angel, The Cupcake Lady

Angel, The Cupcake Lady

Do You Cover Up...?

I don’t know about you – but as much as I love cooking and baking shows on TV, one of the things that drives me up the wall is that almost nobody covers their hair! I am super neurotic about someone finding a hair in one of my cakes or cupcakes...

779 views, 0 by Kara

Help!!!

Ive had this cake client for over a year. She sends countless pictures and wants quotes for each with different sizes.. okay.. will do. She tells me every time that she doesn’t like my prices. She sends me cake sizing charts.. other people’s work...

851 views, 0 by The Cake Venue

The Cake Venue

How can one gain more customers/business

Hi guys! So I’m a very new baker. About 4 months now. I found myself sitting in front the T.V everyday after work, bored out my mind!!! I felt like there must be more to my life to just work and t.v! ugh! So i came across a Youtube Video of a...

399 views, 0 by Linze Clark

Linze Clark

starting out...

Hello to all. I’m really new to cake decorating, started August this year making cakes and toppers just as a means to learn. I’m not a business but want to set up in a couple of years after I’ve got a PME masters cert etc and most importantly...

1,500 views, 1 by The Little Cake Company

The Little Cake Company

first wedding cake consultation!

hi…. so ive got my first “real” consultation on Saturday! Ive had a couple “consultations” before, but I had made cakes for them before, so no tastings, just design. Any of you professionals have any advice to give me? Id reallllllyyy...

2,024 views, 0 by alizeh

HELP!! CUSTOMER BLOCKED ME??

Hey everyone! So a few weeks ago i had a lady message me about an order she wanted to place through Facebook (im an at-home business) . We talked about the cake, went through the details and the order was finalized for the 23rd July. She hadn’t...

257 views, 0 by Geelicious Confections

Geelicious Confections

[Need Asap] In Need Of A Local Baker In Or Near Maineville, Oh

I have clients who reached out to me looking for local baker within their area. Can you please post your FB page or website so I may share! Thank you!!!

400 views, 1 by Michelle's Sweet Temptation

Michelle's Sweet Temptation

Hi

HI everybody -been away for a while due to medical emergencies and a short training. I missed out on so many cakes posted by all those whom I follow religiously but back and will do some catching up . Happy baking and Happy weekend to all.

375 views, 0 by whatthecake

How to stand out?

I live in a really small town. Everyone in this town and their cousins counsins “makes” cakes. People in this location do not buy the cakes because they are of a high quality but because they know them instead. I want to open my own shop but I...