Confident Cake Pricing

Confident cake pricing Makes all the difference. Let me tell you a story – which got me thinking about confident cake pricing… As I was walking today in our local country park – a thought struck me. Always I get approached by dogs, who come bounding up to me in the hope of winning me…

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Running Cake Taster Sessions

Running cake taster sessions I saw a cake decorator asking about running cake taster sessions for her potential customer. She was en route with cupcakes in different flavours. The customer had messaged to say they had changed their mind. She wanted slices delivered instead. The cake decorators was en route already. This fact implied she…

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What to do with a cancelled cake?

What to do with a cancelled cake? A cake decorator had a cancellation. The Cake was already done and due out the next day. But the customer had been told to isolate because of connection with a patient who had contracted our current threatening illness. So her celebration was cancelled.  So the question was –…

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Great tools for Cake Decorators

Great Tools for Cake Decorators I saw a thread on a Facebook cake decorating group.   It was asking what tools, if any, do cake decorators pinch from other crafts and professions.  And the designers all piled in with their suggestions.   It turned out to be a fantastic list of great tools for cake decorators. I compiled…

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What to do with leftover cake scraps

What to do with leftover cake scraps Yesterday – I wondered what everyone did.  So I asked a question on social media.  It was about what to do with leftover cake scraps. I was astonished at the variety of answers. So if you have ever looked for inspiration on just what to do with leftover…

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Baking in summer heat

Baking in summer heat Are you struggling with melting cakes this summer?  Baking in summer heat – is no joke and our cake decorators are suffering. But here is a story I saw posted up on Social Media this week.   The Customer was not happy A cake decorator charged $100 for a cake. It…

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Making and decorating cakes with pets around

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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Fresh flowers on cakes

Adding fresh flowers on cakes Today I spotted a spat on social media.  It involved adding fresh flowers on cakes.   A baker had made a two-tier wedding cake and included gypsophila or baby’s breath in the decoration.   There was a lot of mumbling, I bet she’s not registered or insured. She must be…

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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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How to make Popcorn Cupcakes

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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