Cake Decorating Business Forum

736 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?? ...

1,114 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...

1,120 views, 0 by Mollie

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...

848 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 twitter.com/LauraLoukaides

1,203 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...

959 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...

1,254 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...

770 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

1,511 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...

1,327 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....

1,139 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...

921 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?

1,357 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

750 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...

1,718 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...

976 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.

1,092 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...

1,613 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...

4,534 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...

18,544 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...