How to get more cake quotes accepted

How to get more cake quotes accepted   Here is a brilliant way to increase your business and knowing how to get more cake quotes accepted.    I was in a cake forum discussion group the other day. Someone was bemoaning again about a customer saying her cake was too expensive.   Its the same…

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How to Avoid Exhaustion as a Baker

How to avoid exhaustion as a baker    I spotted in all the flurry of treats being made for Valentines Day, a very sad and exhausted baker. She had spent hours making up bags of cookies and treats, all hand baked. She had put them in bags and presented them very professionally.   So just how…

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Pricing time and cake decorating?

Pricing time and cake decorating?   And how Cake Coach Online can help.   When I was thinking about writing about pricing time and cake decorating I had a thought to help think about pricing time. I used to manage a team of international interior designers at one time. We had different ways of pricing…

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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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What to charge for cakes

What to charge for cakes I was reading through some cake decorating groups and spotted a recommendation. Someone was asking what to charge for cakes.  So my ears pricked up. As you may be aware this is one of my topics and passions to help the cake decorating community with too.   So I continued…

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Order book for cake makers

Is an order book for cake makers necessary? When selling cakes it super important to look and act professionally.  Have you thought about using an order book for cake makers at all?   But let’s think about what do you currently when taking a customer order, writing it down and noting all the details? Writing…

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Do you take cash for cakes?

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?

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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Could your cake business be more visible?

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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Home bakery and selling alcohol

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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