Do you take cash for cakes?   I followed with interest a discussion on Facebook yesterday.   It was considering about the safety of receiving physical cash in payment for a cake order.  A reader had asked ‘Do you take cash for cakes in the current Covid climate?’   Here are some thoughts.   There…

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Having a cake order conversation?   I saw a cake decorator/home baker post on social media recently a screen shot of a ‘cake order conversation’ she had. This was with a potential customer. Needless to say – the conversation did not last long…   The cake order conversation went like this.   Customer – I…

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Cake Business Photographs – could they be better? I saw a cake decorator moaning recently on social media. Someone had bought some cakes from her.   That wasn’t a problem in itself. The person who bought the cakes had created some cake toppers and stuck them in the cakes.  The gold twinkly card with a…

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Could your cake business be more visible? When I spotted an advert for a company working in a local house – it got me thinking.  Could your cake business be more visible? The company working in the house had a large sail like pole and piece of printed fabric.  It was secured to the pavement…

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Cake Business questions   Some cake decorators are surprised to find themselves as a ‘business owner’.   And as business – there are a few cake business questions that do need an answer!   A request to create an order from outside of their inner circle of friends and relatives has sent them into a flat spin.…

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Home bakery and selling alcohol The question has arisen a couple of times about running a home bakery and selling alcohol. There are three ways alcohol could be added. 1. Either by soaking ingredients in alcohol – brandy, rum or such like. 2. Or injecting brandy into a baked cake to enhance the flavour. 3.…

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Grandma’s Baking Do you take your home baking skills for granted? A fair few years ago now – my dear mum passed away. This was a sudden and totally unexepected loss. The thing was it was my mum who encouraged me, believed in me, and gave me a mass of help when the chips were…

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Customer cake orders a nightmare? How to make customer cake orders simple….   CakeCoachOnline announces the availability of another fabulous new product to the merchandise line.   The Customer Order pads are now available is a small size of 25 sets to a pad. This is as well as the larger version of 50 sheets…

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  Cake Business – Are you too busy?   When you are running a home cake business are you too busy? Do you need a second pair of hands for your cake business – or at least at home to help with domestic tasks?   I saw a quote ‘My goal is not to be…

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Do you sit and wait for cake customers? Sitting and waiting for cake customers is fine if your order books are already full. But what if they are not? And you would love some more orders to create?   Here is a little story to think about… A little while ago I visited a really…

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