Cake Pricing – staying firm on a price

Cake Pricing – staying firm on a price I was talking the other day to a cake decorator. She admitted that her biggest challenge was with cake pricing – staying firm on price. The costing of a cake and all its associated extras – and then sticking to it! What exactly do I mean? This…

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Facebook & your cake decorating page

Cake Decorating Page?  Do you have one.  Here is a little note about Facebook today. This is concerning Facebook personal accounts. I have noticed whilst going through Facebook there are a number of cake decorators who use a private profile as their ‘business’ page. When I go to like their page – I note that…

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Cake decorating business? Is a website important?

Cake decorating business? Is a website important? A recent conversation with a ‘bride to be’ which started me thinking about our cake decorators running a cake decorating business. The young lady said to me,   “Do you know I have searched the internet high and low. I have been looking for potential cake decorators in…

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How to make chocolate ganache in the microwave

There have been requests from our cake decorating community to add the tips that I find from utube and share via facebook – onto my website blog as well – so here they are, not getting lost in the FB newsfeed!   Here is a really quick way of making chocolate ganache for your cakes and why you should not…

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Fun Friday – Apple-Cinnamon Upside-Down Cake

Autumn is here and that means we are leaping into prime baking season too! Yippee! Not much can top the fragrant aroma of fall baking filling your home, the way apples and cinnamon do.  Here is a great recipe to kick start the changing of seasons and fill the air and your tummy with yummy…

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Cake Business Ideas – Grandma’s baking

You perhaps have seen via www.facebook.com/cakecoachonline my recent posting.  The sudden and totally unexpected loss of my mum – who encouraged me, believed in me, and gave me a mass of help when the chips were down.  My background is – I became a single mum when I decided to divorce my husband when the…

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Cake Business Ideas – Please Wait…

Standing in a bank queue the other day – I glimpsed at the ‘Please Wait Here’ sign.  This got me thinking.  We were queuing at the bank waiting to collect our own money. Have you considered your own system of collecting money for your orders which is rightfully yours – from your own satisfied customers? …

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Fun Friday – Candy Clay Baskets

Baskets are used for so many things in day to day life, why not bring them into your cake designs too!  Basket of cupcakes, a garden party with fondant flowers inside, a newborn shaped cake nestled inside for a baby shower?  The ideas are endless!  This woven basket technique is achievable by all levels of baking enthusiasts (perhaps a…

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Cake Business Ideas – The Frozen Fish Salesman

Today I had a strange conversation with a mobile fish salesman.  He had knocked on my door in the hope of trying to interest me in his wares.  Whilst I wasn’t interested in purchasing a very large amount of frozen fish today – priced at nearly £50 (due to lack of freezer storage space) I…

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Fun Friday – Popcorn Cupcakes

Happy Friday everyone!  I wanted to try something new and share a video tutorial with you today on how to create “Popcorn Cupcakes.”  I came across this video on YouTube and thought it would be perfect for a fun treat during those weekend movies you will hopefully get to watch while relaxing after a hard…

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