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627 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...

1,919 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...

940 views, 0 by 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...

1,001 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...

2,451 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...

1,423 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...

9,702 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....

1,126 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

1,338 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.

1,678 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...

1,275 views, 0 by 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...

1,712 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...

1,474 views, 0 by 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...

10,515 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.” ...

1,591 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...

9,353 views, 2 by 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!

1,680 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...

985 views, 1 by 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...

1,113 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.

1,845 views, 0 by 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. ...