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How to expand your cake decorating income using less time

How to expand your cake decorating income using less time For several months, I’ve been thinking about the results of an ongoing questionnaire. This was because I asked our cake decorators in my free Abundant Bakers & Cakers group on Facebook. I needed to know what were some things that they really struggled with.  Some…

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Does your cake customer know your location?

Does your cake customer know your location? So here is something that I spied on a Facebook cake decorating group.  And it is all to do with “does your cake customer know your location”?   This cake decorator displayed a picture of gorgeous cheesecake for a celebration. So the story went…the customer paid their deposit.…

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Confident Cake Pricing

Confident cake pricing Makes all the difference. Let me tell you a story – which got me thinking about confident cake pricing… As I was walking today in our local country park – a thought struck me. Always I get approached by dogs, who come bounding up to me in the hope of winning me…

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My cake is too expensive

My cake is too expensive Here is a situation I read about on social media to get you thinking perhaps and contains the usual complaint “My cake is too expensive”. So the story goes… A friend of a cake decorator was asking for a geode cake to feed 21 people.  The decorator made an estimate…

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How to add sparkle to your cake business

How to add sparkle to your cake business Something has been bubbling up for a while and now it is time for me to share.  As I wanted to help you to see how to add sparkle to your cake business. #RealTalkAlert I am talking about getting unstuck.  Forgiving yourself for things that haven’t worked…

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Four things to consider about rush cake orders

Four things to consider about rush cake orders Your previous customer sends you a message. Any chance of a cake for my mum? I’ve been let down and need this for Saturday. Hmmm…   This would be classed as a last-minute order and there are four things to consider about rush cake orders.   The cake…

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Legal help for your bakery

Legal help for your bakery Have you ever been puzzled about what is actually needed by law – for your cake business or home bakery?  The legal help for your bakery required by law. The legal side of running a business can sometimes feel a little overwhelming.  It can be difficult to know where to…

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What excites your cake customers?

What excites your cake customers about getting an order from you? There are two things to consider when selling anything. And we do need to explore what excites your cake customers about getting an order from you. Firstly a person buys to solve a problem. Secondly, they have a lot of unspoken questions when they…

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Running Cake Taster Sessions

Running cake taster sessions I saw a cake decorator asking about running cake taster sessions for her potential customer. She was en route with cupcakes in different flavours. The customer had messaged to say they had changed their mind. She wanted slices delivered instead. The cake decorators was en route already. This fact implied she…

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What to do with a cancelled cake?

What to do with a cancelled cake? A cake decorator had a cancellation. The Cake was already done and due out the next day. But the customer had been told to isolate because of connection with a patient who had contracted our current threatening illness. So her celebration was cancelled.  So the question was –…

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Great tools for Cake Decorators

Great Tools for Cake Decorators I saw a thread on a Facebook cake decorating group.   It was asking what tools, if any, do cake decorators pinch from other crafts and professions.  And the designers all piled in with their suggestions.   It turned out to be a fantastic list of great tools for cake decorators. I compiled…

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Safe transportation of cakes

Safe transportation for cakes   I have been seeing a few disastrous cake collapses in the heat of the UK . I have no doubt across the world cake decorators suffer from the heat in the same way too.  And this is all to do with safe transportation for cakes.  It turns out that a…