Cake Decorating Business

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Alice's pricing matrix 24

Hi Does anyone maybe have Alice’s cake pricing matrix or know where I can download it? It is supposed to be a free sheet to help with calculating cake prices. Thanks.


Pricing Cakes 10

Since I strted baking I have had many people ask me for cakes and how much I charge. A couple of times I give a set price when they tell me they want something simple then days later they send me pictures of cakes with fondant and so much detail...

Building a Cake School in Maplewood, NJ 2…; I thought I would pass on the info the Colette Peters is looking for people to back her project to open a school in Maplewood, NJ. She is looking to raise $35,000 and has...

Stacy Lint

Anyone still working in the corporate world?? 39

I love making cakes and would love to make a full time effort of it, but am still working full time as a Director over a software company. Is there anyone else out there that is still working in the corporate arena, struggling over making the...

Maria @ RooneyGirl BakeShop

Wedding orders - deposits vs balance due 4

Hi! I’m starting to book weddings and I was wondering how you professionals out there confirm the orders with your couples? Do you have a contract (might there be a template on line I can use)? How much deposit do you request and when do you...

Yolanda Marshall

Does anyone have any advice on how to get more Facebook traffic ("likes")? 4

Hello everyone! Just wondering if anyone can give me some ideas on how to increase my Facebook traffic? What things can you suggest that I can do to get more likes on my business page? Thanks! Yolanda

Classic Car Cake Pricing?? 4

I’ve been commissioned to build a cake replica of a classic car for a man’s 80th birthday. I’ve underpriced myself many times before because I wasn’t sure how the end result would turn out. I’m finally confident enough that I know it will be...

Donna Tokazowski- Cake Hatteras, Hatteras N.C.

Let's talk Mixers: whatcha got, whatcha love, whatcha hate? 3

I’ll start. I’ve burned out my second Kitchen Aid in less then a year. My first kitchen aid 5qt lasted over 25 years, and it’s still running. (I gave it to a friend) My husband replaced it for me with a refurbished 6qt about ten years ago. It...


How do you handle it?? 3

Have you ladies ever had someone be under you, watch you, and ask questions just so that they could steal business from you? What I don’t understand is, why not just ask for what you want to know? I like to help people w/ whatever I know [someone...

Debbie Sanderson

Please can you help me?? 15

I am from Chichester in England and I have just started my cake decorating business. Please can you like my Facebooke page :- and in return I will like...


Cake pricing for Beginners 12

Hello Everyone, I just recently started my own Cake Decorating business, I’m new at this and I’m curious about pricing and how much to charge my customers. I don’t want to charge to much, but at the same time I don’t want to be known as the...

Eric Johnson

cake calendar for charity 11

Has anyone heard about the calendar to benefit icing smiles?


Online Cake Supply Shops 24

Hi everyone! I wanted to see first of all if it was ok to start a list of places people like to buy cake supplies online and if anyone would use it as a resource. I do most of my cake supply shopping online and there are so many sites, I was...


Kids Classes 7

I’d love a little feedback from you cakers. I’ve been thinking about teaching a little course of cake decorating or cupcakes to little girls in my backyard shop. I was thinking of starting with ages 6-10 and something very simple. What would...


Party cakes vs. Wedding cakes 9

Do you guys charge different for party cakes and wedding cakes? Or do you use a base price?


Cake Decorating as a Business 8

I was curious for all of you who does this business, what advice would you give a person just starting out? I know in the beginning it would not be a wise decision to take this on fulltime, but one day would like to do that. Is the cake...


Advice for success 7

Hi guys, I am new to Cakesdecor, but also new to cake decorating. I’ve seen the work of a lot of talented people here. What advice would you have for someone like me just starting out in the business for success? I mostly bake for friends and...

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Would you vote for me. (if you have a second) 0

If you have time would you like my photo? It’s my bubbleyum cake. Thanks so much!

Conflict of interest question 10

Hi everyone, I’ve been asked to make a 6" bridal gown cake for my mother’s friend’s daughter’s bridal shower at the end of the month…I usually make this cake and sit it on top of a tiered cake or a tower of cupcakes. My mom’s friend only wants...