Investment or Debt? What Does a Cake Decorator REALLY Need to Buy?

When it comes to any kind of business,  you will often hear the phrase “it takes money to make money.” In simple terms,  this really means you must invest in your business for it to work. It is very easy,  however,  to get lost in knowing what is an investment in your business and what…

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Our 4 Favorite Holiday Cake Ideas!

The holiday season is well underway,  causing many of us sugarcrafters to run in a frenzy baking,  icing,  decorating,  and more. Some of you,  however,  may be pulling your hair out for interesting cake ideas. Avoid giving Aunt Millie a replica of last year’s design. Here are our 5 favorite holiday cake ideas this season.

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Perfect Autumn Cake Technique – Autumn Cake Toppers!

Spring is so easy to decorate our cakes for. With so much color and life blossoming around you,  how can you not be inspired to make beautiful floral cake toppers? Autumn,  however,  also provides the savvy cake decorator with plenty of options to create a stunning cake topper – and perhaps even one with a…

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How to Host Baking Classes and Boost Profits

Take Advantage of the Baking Classes in Your Area As many sugarcrafters know,  you do not have to go to a fancy school to make delicious treats. So many bakeries were started from the kitchen,  with little to no formal training and a simple love of sweets. Today,  a vast majority of future sugarcrafters are…

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Make Some Friends!

“A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship. ” – John D. Rockefeler Large companies make constant use of the power of partnerships and co-op efforts. By partnering with another company, even one which could normally be seen as a competitor, you can provide more to your customers for less…

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Disney Character Cakes and the Law

Disney Character Characters Can Be Dangerous Ground Very often a young child wants a Disney Princess cake or a Toy Story themed birthday. Heck,  even some adults find themselves wich for these fantasy events – with weddings being one of the biggest revenue streams for Disneyland! At one time or another as a professional cake…

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What the Heck is Powdered Sugar?! Common Baking Terms Translated

It is sometimes fun to speak with an associate or possible client overseas. Very often you find yourselves talking in code about the same topic! For example,  common terms in the UK sound absolutely mad to Americans,  while many of their terms leave those in the UK looking very confused. For a bit of fun,…

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How to Make Fondant in Your Kitchen

Fondant is one of the most-used ingredients in cake decorating, and it is a shame that too many people pay high prices for it. This severely cuts into your profits as a cake decorator, and is not necessary when fondant is so easy to make!

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Make Gum Paste Flowers Easily

This has to be one of most beautiful things you can do in cake decorating baking and is probably much easier than you think. Most or all of these ingredients can be found at your local market, or at a cake/baking supply store.   Gum paste flowers make a wonderful accessory to fondant cakes because…

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