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Home baking or cake decorating?

Home baking or cake decorating? Are you home baking or cake decorating and fed up working alone, in a vacuum?  Perhaps you sometimes feel discouraged and unsupported too. I get it, it is not easy working on your own without professionals to ask. The problem is that this disconnected isolation can lead to a loss…

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Baking Cakes and Decorating for beginners

Baking Cakes and Decorating for beginners A big discussion appeared on social media.  This was in one of the group for baking cakes and decorating for beginners. The discussion was about how to prevent cake sticking to greaseproof paper linings. The paper was pulling all the edges off, leaving large chunks of cake on the…

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Fresh flowers on cakes

Adding fresh flowers on cakes Today I spotted a spat on social media.  It involved adding fresh flowers on cakes.   A baker had made a two-tier wedding cake and included gypsophila or baby’s breath in the decoration.   There was a lot of mumbling, I bet she’s not registered or insured. She must be…

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I have a lack of cake orders

I have a lack of cake orders I have just received a communication from someone on my email list. The gist of what was said – is thank you for your offer of help. But I cannot justify the spend on classes to help me, as I have have a lack of cake orders coming…

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Help for home bakers and cake decorators

Help for home bakers and cake decorators I recently asked a group of hobby bakers and cake decorators a question. I wanted to make a list of help for home bakers and cake decorators. And this was what they considered to be their biggest challenge.   I received a lot of varied responses. And some…

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Cake Circle Membership Waitlist

Cake Circle Membership Waitlist The Cake Circle Membership Waitlist is now available. We are opening a handful of times per year. This membership is for any cake decorator or home baker who is thinking about turning their skills and passion into a business. What does the Cake Circle Membership contain?   Community We have a…

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More Cake Business Enquiries!

More Cake Business Enquiries! A cafe asks you to supply them with simple undecorated cakes.  You are a business – and more cake business enquiries are important to you.  What should you do?   You need to know your costings to the penny. Selling to the trade normally means selling at a cheaper price. They…

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How to get more cake quotes accepted

How to get more cake quotes accepted   Here is a brilliant way to increase your business and knowing how to get more cake quotes accepted.    I was in a cake forum discussion group the other day. Someone was bemoaning again about a customer saying her cake was too expensive.   Its the same…

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Feedback on social media for cakes

Feedback on social media for cakes   I sometimes see some poor distraught cake decorator posting in a group. She was asking for feedback on social media for cakes. Her customer has said xyz.   She was asking a group of supportive people on Facebook. They know exactly what it is like to have disgruntled…

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A healthy alternative for cake ingredients

A healthy alternative for cake ingredients Sometimes we sugarcrafters get a very bad reputation. After all, the products we create tend to be pretty sugary, fattening, and unhealthy. But what if there was such a thing as a healthy alternative for cake ingredients that we could offer our customers?   This may bring in more…

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Got a cake complaint?

Got a cake complaint?   Occasionally you may get a cake complaint. It comes as a bolt out of the blue and something that you have never had before.   I saw one cake decorator say it was her first cake complaint in five years. Yet she had been completely thrown into a strop for…

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Making a cake as a present

Making a cake as a present I saw a recent post on a forum asking  – what to do about relatives asking you to make a cake for a party you are also invited to.    So what exactly can you do when making a cake as a present? Here are my thoughts…. Your Aunt…