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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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?   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   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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Cake Business Enquiries   For the most part you need to be ultra organised with your cake business enquiries.   How many times have we begun a project? Have we ever written an email or promised to phone? But not carried through the task to its logical conclusion? But do enquiries arrive in multiple places…

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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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Cake Business and Achieving Success What does have a Cake Business and achieving success mean to you? Is it about physical things? Is it the acquiring of all kinds of physical objects from your hard earnt money via cake decorating? The status symbols of life which people ‘expect’ successful people to have? If it is…

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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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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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Starting a cake business and applying mindfulness How do cake decorators need to apply mindfulness when starting a cake business? I was inspired by Paul Lemberg’s post on Mindfulness in Simple Action. I was struck with the following thought. How is mindfulness applied by the cake decorators?  There are several ways to do this. And…

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