Cake Decorating Business

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Help - first wedding cake costing 6

Hi everyone. I have recently set up my own cake making business after making cakes for friends and family for over 3 years. I have had my first request for a wedding cake price but am really struggling! I have worked out it will cost around £110...

Jayden348

Special Cakes...not so special budgets! 13

Guys, I really need your help…hearing from a lot of different decorators would be seriously appreciated! I won’t be able to get into all of the gory details but I really need to get some “real world” counseling from trusted source. Please...

Bakermama

Cake Boss Software 44

Sorely tempted to purchase the Cake Boss software. Any of you cakers use it / love it / do or do not recommend it?? Thanks!

GGirl

Selling! 3

Hey guys For those who have started selling I need some advice… I am new to baking and have not yet learnt a lot of flavours. Right now I only bake chocolate, vanilla and velvet cakes and haven’t started using fondant. I only use buttercream!...

Magda's Cakes (Magda Pietkiewicz)

My new logo :) 29

Hi CD friends :) I just wanted to show you my new logo. So happy with it, beautiful watercolor and it includes my surname as well :)

Kimmy's Kakes

Got scammed and would like your advice or opinion! 0

A new “client” stole someone’s credit card and purchased a cake from me. I was paid through PayPal and after their investigation, they reimbursed the woman whose credit card was stolen and they deducted the amount I was paid for the cake. I don’t...

Business plan help 2

I am looking to open a bakery this year. Can you please help me out how to do a business plan. Do you rent or own the place? And what is the range size of a bakery… with 2-3 tables thank you!

Getting started 1

How do you get started in selling cakes? Is it word of mouth? How do you get people coming to you and wanting you to make them cakes? I live in a small town if that helps any. Thanks!

Sweet Fusion Cakes (Anjuna)

Creating Videos 0

Hi All. For those of you who create video tutorials of your work, what software do you use to edit your videos? And how do you go about speeding up sections of your video and cutting from one place to another. I was thinking of having a go, but...

Angel, The Cupcake Lady

Do You Cover Up...? 4

I don’t know about you – but as much as I love cooking and baking shows on TV, one of the things that drives me up the wall is that almost nobody covers their hair! I am super neurotic about someone finding a hair in one of my cakes or cupcakes...

Help!!! 4

Ive had this cake client for over a year. She sends countless pictures and wants quotes for each with different sizes.. okay.. will do. She tells me every time that she doesn’t like my prices. She sends me cake sizing charts.. other people’s work...

The Cake Venue

How can one gain more customers/business 6

Hi guys! So I’m a very new baker. About 4 months now. I found myself sitting in front the T.V everyday after work, bored out my mind!!! I felt like there must be more to my life to just work and t.v! ugh! So i came across a Youtube Video of a...

Linze Clark

starting out... 0

Hello to all. I’m really new to cake decorating, started August this year making cakes and toppers just as a means to learn. I’m not a business but want to set up in a couple of years after I’ve got a PME masters cert etc and most importantly...

The Little Cake Company

first wedding cake consultation! 22

hi…. so ive got my first “real” consultation on Saturday! Ive had a couple “consultations” before, but I had made cakes for them before, so no tastings, just design. Any of you professionals have any advice to give me? Id reallllllyyy...

HELP!! CUSTOMER BLOCKED ME?? 8

Hey everyone! So a few weeks ago i had a lady message me about an order she wanted to place through Facebook (im an at-home business) . We talked about the cake, went through the details and the order was finalized for the 23rd July. She hadn’t...

Geelicious Confections

[Need Asap] In Need Of A Local Baker In Or Near Maineville, Oh 0

I have clients who reached out to me looking for local baker within their area. Can you please post your FB page or website so I may share! Thank you!!!

Michelle's Sweet Temptation

Hi 9

HI everybody -been away for a while due to medical emergencies and a short training. I missed out on so many cakes posted by all those whom I follow religiously but back and will do some catching up . Happy baking and Happy weekend to all.

How to stand out? 0

I live in a really small town. Everyone in this town and their cousins counsins “makes” cakes. People in this location do not buy the cakes because they are of a high quality but because they know them instead. I want to open my own shop but I...

Cakes by Sian

Catching up :) 6

Just a little note to say sorry for missing everyone’s lovely cake creations of late. Life like many others had been incredibly busy for me (very exciting as I’ve just opened my little shop but very busy!) I finally feel like I’m starting to...

Divine Bakes

The balancing act of life and cake 16

Hey Cake Decor friends ☺ I just wanted to say sorry for not keeping up with your beautiful cakes the past few months. Life has been a tad tricky and only once things have settled did it hit me like a steam train! But I’m not going to dwell,...