More Cake Business Enquiries! A cafe asks you to supply them with simple undecorated cakes.  You are a business – and more cake business enquiries are important to you.  What should you do?   You need to know your costings to the penny. Selling to the trade normally means selling at a cheaper price. They…

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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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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?   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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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 cake customers know your delivery area? Do cake customers know your cake delivery area?   I am asking because a while ago a friend was searching for a cake decorator for a celebration cake.   She was happy to search on the internet and sat down to do some research.   You can imagine her shock…

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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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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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The Secret to Perfect Piping Piping designs or writing on a cake can transform an ordinary treat into a super special treat.  Here is the secret to perfect piping.   The consistency of the icing is important.  If your icing is too thin, it will leak out of your pastry bag and you will have…

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