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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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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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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How to make Popcorn Cupcakes I found a novel way to change an ordinary cupcake into a bag of popcorn. So here it is today.  A video tutorial on  “How to make Popcorn Cupcakes.”     I thought it would be perfect fun treat for weekend movies. Plus the kids might enjoy making these too.…

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Oreo Cupcakes Oreo cupcakes are certainly a cookie lover’s dream!  Definitely delicious, with an Oreo cookie tucked in the bottom and chunks of Oreos throughout the batter.  This idea is perfect for last minute parties or entertaining when a decorative dessert is needed but there’s not enough time. The cupcakes are sure to be a…

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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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Recipe – Apple-Cinnamon Upside-Down Cake Autumn is here and that means we are leaping into prime baking season too! Yippee!  Nothing nicer than trying out a new recipe – Apple-Cinnamon upside-down cake. Not much can top the fragrant aroma of fall baking filling your home, the way apples and cinnamon do.  Here is a great…

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How to work from home as a home baker  You have no idea how many times I hear people say “Oh, I could never work at home. I’d never get anything done!!”  But ‘how to work from home as a home baker’ works well if you set up a few ground rules.   And now…

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