Cake Decorating Business Forum

10,262 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.” ...

1,371 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...

8,608 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!

1,529 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...

868 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...

1,013 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.

1,644 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. ...

2,263 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...

1,132 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?

731 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...

804 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?? ...

1,220 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...

1,189 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...

951 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

1,298 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...

1,032 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...

1,359 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...

852 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

1,685 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...

1,435 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....