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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Help for home bakers and cake decorators I recently asked a group of hobby bakers and cake decorators a question. I wanted to make a list of help for home bakers and cake decorators. And this was what they considered to be their biggest challenge.   I received a lot of varied responses. And some…

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Cake Circle Membership Waitlist The Cake Circle Membership Waitlist is now available. We are opening a handful of times per year. This membership is for any cake decorator or home baker who is thinking about turning their skills and passion into a business. What does the Cake Circle Membership contain?   Community We have a…

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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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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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Grandma’s Baking Do you take your home baking skills for granted? A fair few years ago now – my dear mum passed away. This was a sudden and totally unexepected loss. The thing was it was my mum who encouraged me, believed in me, and gave me a mass of help when the chips were…

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  Cake Business – Are you too busy?   When you are running a home cake business are you too busy? Do you need a second pair of hands for your cake business – or at least at home to help with domestic tasks?   I saw a quote ‘My goal is not to be…

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Do you know how to price cake the simplest way?   Just how do I price cake? This is one of the most asked questions from our cake decorating community.   They ask me if I know.  And the answer from me is of course ‘Yes’.   So I considered the challenge and how to…

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Cake Business Enquiries   For the most part, you need to be ultra organised with your cake business enquiries.   How many times have we begun a project? Have we ever written an email or promised to phone? But not carried through the task to its logical conclusion? But do enquiries arrive in multiple places…

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How to delight your best cake customers  Do you ever think of thanking your long term customers for their business? Have you ever thought – how to delight your best cake customers?   Have they spent a lot of money with you for a very special occasion like a wedding cake? In multi tiers?  …

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