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1,247 views, 0 by yourfantasycakes

yourfantasycakes

Garden State Cake Show New Jersey

HI for the first time we have taken up a booth in Garden State Cake Show and we are planning to sell Fondant toppers. Is anyone else planning to go or has taken a booth. I’m so nervous. Can anybody tell me who have attended the past cake shows,...

1,266 views, 0 by Sally Jane Cake Design

Sally Jane Cake Design

Hygiene Certificate -- Retail or Catering?

Hi All, I’m hoping you can help. I’m looking into taking a Level 2 online Food Health & Safety course but am unsure whether I should be taking it for Catering or Retail as they both say suitable for “ready to eat food”. Does anyone know...

751 views, 0 by Lucymaybakes

Becoming official/insured/protected baking cakes for others?

Hi all, I’ve been doing some cake making as a hobby for about a year, I’ve not had any lessons but built up a collection of cutters and other decorating tools etc. recently a local photographer friend asked me to provide her with cakes for ‘cake...

935 views, 0 by Cath

Cath

Potential customers

Hi all, might be a bit of a funny question but I’m hoping someone can help me even if it’s just to put the nagging nelly of doubt to bed but…I received a message from a ‘member’ I guess, on here enquiring about one of my cakes. I answered her...

969 views, 0 by Samantha Corey

Samantha Corey

Florida home business license???

Im a artist Law is not my thing. Im trying to read threw all this business mumbojumbo and I dont get it. Any one on here live in sw florida and have a home bakery license? I just need to know how much it costs, what Im going to be going threw to...

911 views, 0 by Memoirficent

How did you start?

I was thinking of setting up a small business, possibly purely an online event, but how and what would you do =/ I wont be doing this for a small while, but I was wondering how did you advertise? and did you need to get a “professional” Kitchen...

1,354 views, 1 by Jenniffer White

Jenniffer White

Dealing with overbearing MOBs during consultations

I really hate it when I meet with a bride and the mother thinks she’s the main focus of the wedding. I had a consult earlier today and I could tell from the get-go that the mother was trying her best to recreate “her” wedding day. I can handle...

979 views, 0 by Middymee

Yet another pricing question!

Any thoughts on what you would charge for this cake? Its an 8in chocolate sponge, filled & crumb coated with choc ganache. I only make cakes for family & friends as I’m a full time midwife ☺

1,037 views, 0 by Beata Khoo

Beata Khoo

How to become a business

Hi Everyone I was looking to be come small business, because I still work in the nursery 6 hours a day however my cake orders getting bigger, first 2 years- it was just a little play however I am seriously considering change next year or so. I...

756 views, 0 by Bebe's Bakery

Bebe's Bakery

Published

Hi we’re bebe’s bakery Advice needed we are looking into getting our cakes and bakes,recipes published in food and cake magazines,any advice on how to achieve this would be greatly appreciated Thanks

951 views, 0 by cakebykatiemclaren

getting started.

How do people start a home bakery. Or a non licenced kitchen? Can you. Do you have it in a contract somewhere for people to sign that your a non licenced home kitchen? Is it even possible. How do you go about renting kitchen space. And do you...

1,083 views, 0 by cakebykatiemclaren

cake sz and price.

1Just looking for some advice. When you have a client come to you and say I want a cake for x amount if people..but thats all the info, what do you do. Obviously there are questions I know like tiers..fondant..flavors but do you base your design...

842 views, 0 by Indietiff

Hello! An introduction

Hi all I just wanted to introduce myself quickly. I had a home bakery business myself for a short time but then I got pregnant with my second daughter and the physical work was more than I could handle. I hardly ever bake anymore and she’s 11...

788 views, 0 by Hot Mama's Cakes

Hot Mama's Cakes

I'm really considering opening a store front

Can anyone give me and input or feedback regarding running an actual store front? is there any reading material that you would recommend? What are the most common mistakes in running a store front? and what do you think is the average cost and...

2,146 views, 1 by Happyhills Cakes

Happyhills Cakes

An old topic, but quite annoying!

We were recently visited by a local Trading Standards officer and told that we had to remove all the cakes from our website/FB/advertising that had any Disney/BBC/WB etc etc characters represented on the cakes. It’s quite frustrating as it feels...

1,039 views, 0 by Sharon

Sharon

Stealling Peoples cake photos.

Ugh, I have come across a new “cake” Business in my town, and they have many pictures of others cakes on their page passing them off as their own!!! I msg’d her and she said, at no time did she say they were her cakes. I told her to then State...

1,186 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...

3,405 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...

1,733 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...

12,922 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....