Cake Decorating Business Forum

1,093 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?

698 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...

759 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?? ...

1,145 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...

1,145 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...

874 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

1,233 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...

981 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...

1,279 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...

793 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

1,571 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...

1,366 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....

1,172 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...

955 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?

1,384 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

775 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...

1,756 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...

998 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.

1,123 views, 1 by 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...

1,668 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...