Cake Decorating Business Forum

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1st cake commission

Hi All, Last week I made my first cake commission for a colleague of mine. As I do cake decorating because I love it as a hobby and I use it to make my friends and family happy :) (and for the moment not at all as a business), I did not know...

823 views, 0 by Baby cakes by amber

Baby cakes by amber

how do you properly price your cakes

I’m having a lot of problems figuring out how to price my cakes I’m making to little money pricing my plz help

484 views, 0 by Van Earl's Cakes

Van Earl's Cakes

New business member here!

Just popping in to say Hi from the Philly area! Glad to be here!

595 views, 1 by Jennifer


Facebook limiting reach?

Ok….So my work used to reach lots of people…now like 300 hundred see my post…whats going on? People just not liking my work anymore:( Must I now pay to boost my post? I get about 90% of my work via facebook and depend heavily on my work to...

553 views, 0 by EverydayErrands

Looking for Pricing Guidance from Professional Cake Artists

Hi Everyone! I’m new here! My name is Katie Sutton and before anyone gets too excited I’m not looking to begin selling my cakes. My husband and I run an errand/ delivery service that we started in the early part of the year and we’re...

7,083 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...

696 views, 0 by 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...

603 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,...

379 views, 0 by 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...

493 views, 0 by 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…

464 views, 0 by Karen Flude

Karen Flude

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

425 views, 1 by 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...

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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…

710 views, 0 by 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...

784 views, 0 by 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...

768 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...

754 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...

456 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...

775 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...

408 views, 0 by 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...