Making and decorating cakes with pets around So you have dogs and are allowed to sell your cakes from your home kitchen.  Making and decorating cakes with pets around can be a challenge. A Cake Decorator received a complaint One cake decorator had a customer complaint that there were dog hairs in the cookies. She…

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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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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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How to make chocolate ganache easily After requests from our Cake Decorating community to share some craft tips on my blog – here we are. How to make chocolate ganache easily in the microwave.   This YouTube video shows an easy way of making this tasty cake filling/covering. This is a mixture of chocolate and…

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Making great connections with potential customers As a small business owner,  you have most likely been given a lot of advice on in person networking.  And it is essential to learn the art of making great connections with potential customers.    Networking has been used as a business growth tool for decades. Although its face…

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Color flow icing and how to use it…   Color flow icing is a fun ingredient you can use to make more 3D designs for cakes,  cookies,  and cupcakes.   The designs can look very professional and marvelous. But it does take time and practice to get things right. In fact,  many beginners in this color…

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Starting a home bakery business Starting a home bakery business can be one of the most interesting businesses there is. But at the same time can be frustrating too. Its true you have the opportunity to create, inspire, and do what you love for a living. But you also have to run the admin areas.…

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What cake customers really want   When asked what cake customers really want – the answers were unsurprising.   They love helpful, personal, professional service.  Your customers need to be able to ‘like’ the designer and find them relatable. Buyers want evidence that they have experience and know what they are doing. The people who…

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