Cake Decorating Business

Would you like to start cake decorating business? Post your questions, tips or ideas here.

1,180 views, 0 by Mollie

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...

722 views, 0 by Sheila Americano Musa

Sheila Americano Musa

help

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

1,393 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...

1,228 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....

1,067 views, 1 by TrulyCustom

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...

848 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?

1,277 views, 0 by 4GWomen

Classes

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

685 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...

1,629 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...

911 views, 0 by Sugar Baby Cake Company

Sugar Baby Cake Company

Do I bring a gift?

If I am the cake decorator and I am invited to the wedding, do I bring a gift? I don’t think I would be invited if I wasn’t doing the cake. I didn’t charge her for delivery and setup.

1,017 views, 1 by Happy

Happy

Friend Etiquette

Twice in the last month or so I’ve experienced something new when I have friends/coworkers at my house. Somehow the subject of cake comes up because maybe I’m working on a cake or am waiting for an order to be picked up, and they say to me in an...

1,455 views, 0 by Joyce Nimmo

Joyce Nimmo

Watermaking Photos

What are your thoughts on watermarking photos? I do not currently do that, however I just saw a note on one of ScrummyMummy’s pictures indicating people steal pics of cakes and claim them at their own. Does that really happen? Has it happened to...

4,322 views, 1 by Fun Fiesta Cakes

Fun Fiesta Cakes

How to get customers... and price your cakes right!

I know this may sound silly, but how do you get a cake business started from home? In Florida, they just passed the Cottage Food law, which allows bakers to create and sell cakes from home (with some restrictions). Other than word of mouth, or...

16,808 views, 5 by Priscilla

Priscilla

Pricing Cakes & getting told it's to expensive.. Sheesh!

So… I decided to give someone a good deal i think on a 2 tier all fondant and let’s not forget 4 angry bird fondant figures I have to make along with cupcakes for $145.00 to me that’s a great deal! For someone to say well that’s to much money...

1,755 views, 2 by kmac

Free Tools to Help with Online Marketing for your Cake Decorating Business

CakesDecor members please see the following free tools that can promote your cake decorating business, thus making it more marketable, increasing revenue etc. For those who are desirous of the foregoing but do not know where to start, please...

835 views, 0 by kmac

Share Your Marketing Tips

I recently posted some information about 9 free online marketing tools, which I believe will be essential for you all in your cake decorating business. Please refer to the information under topic – “Free Tools to Help with Online Marketing for...

1,418 views, 0 by kmac

Photoshop tutorials for Cakes and Gumpaste Creations

I believe enhance photos are very important and makes your cakes and other sugarcraft items more beautiful/attractive for your business. Therefore, does anyone know of any tutorials in photoshop do do so? thanks

986 views, 0 by The Custom Cakery

The Custom Cakery

Environmental Health Officers

Hello all. Have been lurking for a while but was hoping some UK home bakers might be able to give some advice regarding having my kitchen passed by the EHO. It’s perfectly clean, obviously, but has anyone experienced any pitfalls I need to look...

723 views, 0 by Fun Fiesta Cakes

Fun Fiesta Cakes

Watermarks

Hi, I’d like to start watermarking my work – do I need a special software to do so? Many thanks! Funfetti Cakes

1,820 views, 0 by Brittany

Brittany

How do you feel???

How do you all feel when your friends and family go to different places to get their cakes/cupcakes?? Do you all take it personally? Or does it not bother you?