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Grandma’s baking

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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Cake Business – Are you too busy?

  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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Getting paid for cakes

Getting paid for cakes   When getting paid for cakes – do you get paid the balance immediately? Did you ask for a deposit first?   One of the biggest questions I get is “How and when do I ask for money for my cake?”   What if a customer cancels – do I get…

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How to delight your best cake customers

How to delight your best cake customers  Do you ever think of thanking your long term customers for their business? Have you ever thought – how to delight your best cake customers?   Have they spent a lot of money with you for a very special occasion like a wedding cake? In multi tiers?  …

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Testimonials for your Cakes

Testimonials for your cakes   A strategy that is not used as often as it could be is asking for testimonials for your cakes.   Why is this ignored? Are we too busy in our day? Are we too embarrassed to ask a delighted customer to pen a few words to that effect?   But…

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Cake deliveries – should you get a signature?

Cake deliveries Should you get a signature?   When dealing with cake deliveries to a venue – how do you prove your creation was delivered safely?   Are you delivering to a site – where the purchaser is not present? Do you allow the catering staff or hotel management to ‘sign it off’. What about…

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Success is all about mindset

Success is all about mindset   When coping with less than favourable conditions – success is all about mindset. When I was away for a short break recently, this is a thought that struck me.    And that counts for either business or life too.   Let me explain…   We love narrow boating. Its…

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Fun Friday – Lattice Cake Decorating Technique

Having a garden party, tea party or just a casual gathering of friends?  If you haven’t planned one, you’ll certainly want to so you can show off this dazzling design. Use this very simple decorating technique of only 3 steps to create an elegant lattice on a cake.  This technique would also be great used…

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