Cake Decorating Business

Would you like to start cake decorating business? Post your questions, tips or ideas here.

617 views, 0 by LilianaVBakery

LilianaVBakery

How to price your cakes

How do you price your cakes? Would it be too expensive for a 10" chocolate cake filled with a whole cheesecake covered with fondant and a soccer ball on top for $70? Need tips pls…

601 views, 0 by Mandy

Mandy

Have you ever wanted to tell a client "oh no not that style again"

Have got back from a meeting with a lovely couple who wanted to talk about their wedding next year and get an idea of a cake. Great I thought, something different to get my teeth into, until she said she wanted a cascade of red and white roses...

665 views, 0 by Sharon

Sharon

Feelings about copying others work?...

Well, myself personally, I think it’s ok as long as you don’t tell anyone that it’s your original design. There are millions of cake pictures on the web and brides are always bringing me pictures of cakes they like. Most of my brides do take...

652 views, 7 by Fancy Favours & Edible Art (Sawsen)

Fancy Favours & Edible Art (Sawsen)

Green eyed monster

Hi all, A few things have happened this week, I just wanted to share some of my thoughts with you on them. I’m not going to recount the details because I don’t think it would be helpful… But maybe the following would be. Real creativity comes...

643 views, 0 by Sally Jane Cake Design

Sally Jane Cake Design

Display cakes in bridal shops??

Hi all, a very smart new bridal shop has opened up in my village & I was hoping to contact them & discuss displaying 1 or 2 dummy cakes in their shop. Does anyone have any experience of this; is it the norm to pay them something per...

402 views, 0 by TheOrangeLily

Business at home - How do you separate the ingredients expenses from business and home?

Hello! I have my business at home and I was wondering, for those who have business at home too, how do you manage the expenses of the ingredients. Since I use eggs, for example, for my cakes and also for home. Or flour, sugar, etc. I have a...

694 views, 0 by Karen Flude

Karen Flude

Whats style is your business card?

Hello xx I’m running out of business cards and have a dilemma I’d like some help with please. My current business cards have a picture of one of my cakes on which has served me well, but it’s a cheerful birthday cake and I’m now starting to do...

337 views, 0 by Angel

Angel

Future Pricing...

I have a question abut pricing thats been bugging me for a while and this is the perfect place to get answers. I get many of my wedding cake and/or cupcake orders a year or more in advance, and once the initial chatting and meeting is over I...

365 views, 0 by Sugarcrumbkitchen

Sugarcrumbkitchen

Anyone good on Photoshop ?

Hello Trying to save an image with no background, but every time I save and email photo a white background appears ! Help please x

360 views, 0 by TheOrangeLily

Cake and filling flavors catalog?

Hello everyone! I need your advice here. I’m re-arranging my cake and filling flavors ‘cause I use perishable fillings. It’s summer here so the cakes need to be chilled. Well, don’t need to explain what happens when you take a fondant cake out of...

360 views, 0 by Wendy Lynne

Wendy Lynne

We need your Help +*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*

Hello, Brief Introduction. We are a semi-established custom cake shop located in Chesnee, SC. We are located almost directly on the boarder of NC and SC. Our goal is to be able to provide FREE Custom cakes to Families and Individuals who are...

386 views, 2 by Gabriella

Gabriella

Indecisive customers!

Good evening fellow cakers! I’m just wondering about common cake designing practices as I’m fairly new to this cake business and whilst most of the time I’ve been very luck with customers giving me a rough idea of what they are after but...

309 views, 0 by Kendra Hicks

Kendra Hicks

Advice Needed on Cake Replica of a Building

Recently, I’ve been presented with the biggest and most challenging opportunity of my career. In less the one month, I’ve been commissioned to create a cake replica of a local hotel and casino for its one year anniversary party. My dilemma is...

328 views, 0 by abcedibles

We can't call an Edible Image, well, an edible image?

Hi everyone I used to have a custom cake business for years and have now been selling Edible Images for about 5 years. (http://www.abcedibles.net/index.html) Anyways, I have sold these on Amazon for the past 2 years and never had any...

271 views, 0 by Samantha Corey

Samantha Corey

rental fees spatial made cake stands?

I have to make a cake stand for a wedding cake. 12" tree stump. I want to give her the option to return is so I can have it for the future or keep it. but dont know what to charge for it for rental or for them to keep it. Can anyone give me an...

1,243 views, 0 by Janine Lister

Janine Lister

Fake facebook account! HELP!

Hi, recently i got a message on facebook asking if i had seen a cake someone had made that looked like one of mine, i replied that i hadnt but it was a good cake. They responded by telling me i was very generous. I checked the account that sent...

632 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,...

949 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...

497 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...

582 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...