Cake Decorating Business Forum

978 views, 0 by cleo

Cake Decorating

Hi everyone. I am new in the cake business thing. Can anyone send me tutorials on how i can make a motorbike cake. Thank you.

1,572 views, 0 by Jessica


Unresponsive Client

Hello everyone! I recently received an order for a cake that was for a woman’s two sons birthdays. She is the sister of a girl I use to work with so I gave her a deal and quoted her 85 for a three tier detailed Ninja Turtle cake with fondant. ...

2,178 views, 1 by Inspiration by Carmen Urbano

Inspiration by Carmen Urbano

How much to charge?

Hi every one, Im new on the cake bussines, but its getting better and better for me, the only thing Im dealing with is how much to charge on my cakes, some of my clients think Im too sheap and others too expensive, but I consider each cake as a...

1,104 views, 0 by Chenai Pise

Chenai Pise

Start large or small?

Hie everyone, I am new to the cake business, is it okay to start baking a wedding cake or a birthday cake?

712 views, 0 by Yum Cakes and Treats

Yum Cakes and Treats

Fall Made by Hand Show- Oct.19, 2013

Hi Everyone! Yum Cakes and Treats will be attending their first show as an exhibitor. Please come and support us at the Fall Made by Hand Show on Oct.19, 2013 at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. Tickets are $5 each and children...

775 views, 0 by Celebrations Baked

Home bakers, what do you do if you're sick???

Luckily I didn’t have any orders this weekend, a stomach virus grabbed me by the $%&. I couldn’t have baked or decorated if I had wanted to. Until a few hours ago could barely get out of bed. My question…what do you do if you have orders?? ...

1,177 views, 0 by Maria @ RooneyGirl BakeShop

Maria @ RooneyGirl BakeShop

Wishy Washy Clients - Venting

For the last two weeks I’ve been back and forth with a corporate company about creating a fabulous cake for their company’s anniversary party. I provided them with a tasting (which they liked) and a sketch (which they loved) and they said they...

1,164 views, 0 by Mollie


I REALLY want to sell cakes, but do not know where to begin

There is hardly anyone in my community who does cakes. And the ones that do are mostly the ugly old fashioned mass produced sort. Not creative or sophisticated at all. I am an artist and believe less is more for elegant cakes, however, I do not...

908 views, 0 by Laura Loukaides

Laura Loukaides

Share your Twitter pages here!!

Twitter is another great place to share your amazing cakes!! Who else is on Twitter? Xx

1,259 views, 0 by Zoe's Fancy Cakes

Zoe's Fancy Cakes

Random question - grants for cake decorating?

Hi everyone, Not sure if anyone will know the answer to this; Are there grants avaialble for people wanting to start their own cake decorating business? I’m currently decorating cakes in my spare time but would love to make a go of it full...

1,005 views, 0 by Bake Envy

Bake Envy

What price to charge coffee shops, ckae shops for supplying cakes/cupcakes

Hye there, I’m thinking about providing cupcakes and large cakes to coffee shops etc but have no idea how to price them. Individually I charge £2 per cupcake to my retail customers and I understand that I would have tp cut this price...

1,316 views, 0 by Mollie


Who Does this for a living? And do you have any tips on how you got started?

I am interested in starting my own cake decorating business, but do not know how to get started. Is there grant money for this sort of business? How do I get the word out? And what are some marketing strategies? I am a teacher, but can not find a...

820 views, 0 by Sheila Americano Musa

Sheila Americano Musa


I everyone im new here and im trying to bake cakes for a living just dont now how, please help me with tips on how to start my own business… Thank you all

1,618 views, 0 by Zoe's Fancy Cakes

Zoe's Fancy Cakes

Wedding fairs. Should I get a stall at one?

I’m just wondering what people think to having a stand at a wedding fair. I’ve never done one before and would a stand at the gay wedding show in leeds. The stands there are expensive (£900 for a 6ft table). Has anyone done a wedding fair...

1,391 views, 1 by Debs

How much to charge for gelatin flowers, butterflies, dragonflies, etc.

I have made gelatin butterflies in the past for a wedding cake and they turned out really well. I just included some money in the price. But I just got an order for some gelatin dragonflies and butterflies for a bakery to use on different cakes....

1,196 views, 1 by TrulyCustom


For those of you who provide wedding cakes to venues

If you have a relationship with various Venue’s where you are THE EXCLUSIVE wedding cake provider… What kind of packages do you offer? Pricing? Delivery? Certain cake flavors only? Any flavor on the menu? etc. I’d like to be more aggressive...

975 views, 0 by Outrageous Cakes

 Outrageous Cakes

Looking for some advice!!!

We are trying to find a good form of advertising, something that really works and that does not cost a lot of money. Does anyone have some suggestions?

1,410 views, 0 by 4GWomen


Hi, I aspire to become a cake decorater and I was hoping if some of you could suggest me decorating classes in metro detroit area. Thanks, 4GWomen

794 views, 0 by Megan Marie

Megan Marie

Culinary Institute of America

So after I finish my two year college I was thinking of going to the CIA and then open a bakery after that. But now I’m starting to think that maybe it will just be a waste of money. I’ve read about so many people who are self taught and figure...

1,782 views, 0 by timewellspent

Stolen cake photos

I’ve recently encountered another cake decorator in my area that not only under cuts everyone’s prices so bad that when baking from scratch you can’t even buy the ingredients for that price. I think if she can make a cake for that price then...