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4,793 views, 0 by Elizabeth Miles Cake Design

Elizabeth Miles Cake Design

Bare/Naked wedding cake prices??

Hello, I have been asked to quote for a 3 tier bare wedding cake with 3 layers of cake on each tier with jam and some kind of frosting filling decorated with fruit and flowers. I gave what I thought was a reasonable price including delivery and...

650 views, 0 by Nijo

Nijo

Name advice

Hi guys I am thinking of names for my baking business. Please give me ideas. I am not a very girly person so no pink, hearts type of names. I want it to be very creative. Some of the names I have though of: 1. Get baked 2. The rise of the...

572 views, 0 by The Empire Cake Company

The Empire Cake Company

Shocked someone would go this far

I’ve never had my photos stolen and re-watermarked or put on someone else’s facebook page (that I know of) but I’ve seen it happen to a lot of people and find it very irritating that people do it. Well this week I had something similar happen,...

356 views, 0 by Sharon

Sharon

Thoughts on Dummy Cakes...

What are your thoughts on dummy cakes? For example, when someone wants a four (or more) tier cake but, only needs servings for much less than a four tier would serve. Do you do it? How do you charge? I’ve come across this several times in my...

466 views, 0 by Angel

Angel

Copyright Question...

Do you think its a copyright infringement if I do a replica of a car as a cake topper? I feel like it may be, but its not as if Volkswagen or BMW are selling kids party paraphernalia like Disney does…

425 views, 0 by Karen Flude

Karen Flude

What do you think about the proposed 'sugar tax'??

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-29212780 I wondered what everyone’s views are on the proposed sugar tax that’s being called for in the uk? (see link above). I totally agree we consume too much sugar, and it’s bad for your health in large...

405 views, 1 by Mandy

Mandy

Cake design/ wedding exhibitions - tips needed.

Hi all, I have just decided to do a cook & cake salon in Toulouse in a few weeks time. This is an additional exhibition to a creative arts and crafts show which has been running for 13 years. This year they have added a complete salon...

644 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…

655 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...

724 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...

702 views, 6 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...

692 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...

434 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...

743 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...

378 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...

393 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

388 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...

388 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...

418 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...

329 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...