Cake Decorating Business Forum

961 views, 0 by Jolly Good Fellows

Jolly Good Fellows

Pricing Intricate Cakes

Looking for advice in developing a clear consistent cake pricing system. We are a fairly new bakery and like to have very set policies in place with each new phase of development. Our basic cakes are simple to cost and price. We are now...

2,313 views, 2 by Mardie Makes Cakes

Mardie Makes Cakes

Tips for Taking Great Cake Photos Please :D

Hi everyone, I have finally got a quite decent digital SLR (Christmas present!) and now wondering what other tools I need for taking really great cake pics. I’ve been looking at photo/lighting booths, do u think these are the way to go or do u...

1,347 views, 0 by Karen MacFadyen

Karen MacFadyen

Please help!

Hi to all cake decorators! I am working on some new things to help the cake decorating community and would love to know your biggest challenge or challenges that you face within your cake decorating business. Do let me know, as I would love to...

8,992 views, 0 by Kay

Marketing a Home Bakery

I am beginning a home baking business. If you have a home baking business, please advise what your marketing techniques were and how you acquired new customers. I feel that I need help in marketing my business since it does have a store front....

1,086 views, 0 by sweetsforall

want to start a bussiness how to price ???

hi everyone i was making cakes as hobby and iwant to start my bussiness and i have no idea how to price o please help me thank you

1,283 views, 0 by nitascakes

pricing fondant decorated cakes

Hi I would like to know the best way to price my fondant decorated cakes. E.g the hot wheels cake is great, what would you price a cake like that. Nitascakes pricing dilemma.

1,594 views, 1 by Leigh Medway

Leigh Medway

Copyright Help / Advice please :)

Hi everyone, I’m new to the site and I’m looking for some advice. Before I went to into business, I made a couple of Marvel / DC cupcake sets, as well as some Disney themed sets. Since I’ve launched officially quite a few of my cautious friends...

1,246 views, 0 by Mollie

Mollie

All of our bake shops in my town have closed

Nobody in my town of 32,000 can get a specialized birthday cake anymore. The only place to go now is the grocery store. Wondering if this is a good time for me to marker making children’s birthday cakes. Problem is I can not afford to rent out a...

1,615 views, 0 by Maria @ RooneyGirl BakeShop

Maria @ RooneyGirl BakeShop

Your artistic vision vs. client's budget

As a cake artist and business owner, I’m often having to compromise my artistic vision for the sake of my client’s budget. Many times I feel like I’m delivering an “unfinished cake” because I’ve had to elliminate some details my client couldn’t...

1,391 views, 0 by Shannon

Shannon

Been on here a couple of weeks

I have gotten so many friendly replies! Honestly though I have not had time to peruse the forums. My business has gotten really busy since my last cake show. I do cakes…somewhat amateurish.. although I did just do a great fire breathing dragon! I...

10,458 views, 5 by Elisa Colon

Elisa Colon

Share Your Facebook Page

Facebook’s recent changes have made it increasingly difficult for all of us to share our work. Even with those that have opted to view it. Do you have a Facebook page your would like to share with everyone?? Please provide a “Link.” ...

1,511 views, 0 by Julied

To start a business or not and how to charge

Hi, I am self taught and just been making cakes for my daughters and a few friends (3!) I love the kids birthday cakes and am getting better and better with each one. My question is I have now had strangers asking me to make cakes. I am a...

9,039 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!

1,624 views, 0 by Laura Loukaides

Laura Loukaides

Most common requests...

Hi everyone, I was just curious to know if their is a “favourite” cake people ask for all the time, what is your most common request for wedding and birthday cakes, what styles and colours do people like best? I wasn’t sure if their is a...

946 views, 1 by Galina

Galina

expanding or not?

Hi All I want to thank you for your support and inputs. This site is great, especially when you are just starting and not sure if heading the right direction. I have another question. For those of you who work out their homes, do you use...

1,077 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.

1,756 views, 0 by Jessica

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. ...

2,400 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...

1,185 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?

774 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...