Cake collections and appointment times

Cake collections and appointment times So your cake is complete and you proudly place it in its box and wait….and wait …and wait.   What do you do about the cake collections and appointment times? Is there a way to get customers actually pick up on time?   How do you go about ensuring a…

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Making and decorating cakes with pets around

Making and decorating cakes with pets around So you have dogs and are allowed to sell your cakes from your home kitchen.  Making and decorating cakes with pets around can be a challenge. A Cake Decorator received a complaint One cake decorator had a customer complaint that there were dog hairs in the cookies. She…

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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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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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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…

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Should I sell a cake that’s been frozen?

Should I sell a cake that’s been frozen? A big discussion blew up in a cake decorators forum. The question was.. ‘Should I sell a cake that’s been frozen.  Then defrost it and then decorate it?’ This is fine for home use – but what if this is a customer’s order and they are paying…

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Cake Business photographs – could they be better?

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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