Cake Decorating Business Forum

1,325 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...

8,767 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....

1,073 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

1,263 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.

1,561 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...

1,229 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...

1,579 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...

1,366 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...

10,426 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.” ...

1,493 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...

8,960 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!

1,597 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...

930 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...

1,070 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.

1,730 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. ...

2,379 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...

1,173 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?

767 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...

857 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?? ...

1,283 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...