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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Adding sparkle to a Cake Business   Sometimes I hear cake decorators or cupcake makers complaining they are bored. They need to be adding sparkle to a Cake Business. Or perhaps they don’t seem to be attracting as many customers as they once did.   They are wondering what “quick fix” they can use to…

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How to sell cakes And can your cake customers find you?   I sometimes come across cake decorators who bemoan they just don’t know how to sell cakes.  They have to face the  fact they have to few or no orders. The ‘How to sell cakes and can your cake customers find you? ‘ question…

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How to Handle Customer Complaints Eventually every business will come across this challenge. And that is of how to handle customer complaints. These are not fun – but the way that these are dealt with are critical to future success of a cake business. And how a business deals with those complaints is often the…

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Baskets are used for so many things in day to day life, why not bring them into your cake designs too!  Basket of cupcakes, a garden party with fondant flowers inside, a newborn shaped cake nestled inside for a baby shower?  The ideas are endless!  This woven basket technique is achievable by all levels of baking enthusiasts (perhaps a…

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Have lots of fun with flavor and hidden surprises when you add a tasty icing or jelly filling to your baked cupcakes for a filled center. Everyone will be surprised when they sink their teeth into this cupcake filled with their favorite flavor.  An easy, quick and great idea for parties too! Filling the center…

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Having a garden party, tea party or just a casual gathering of friends?  If you haven’t planned one, you’ll certainly want to so you can show off this dazzling design. Use this very simple decorating technique of only 3 steps to create an elegant lattice on a cake.  This technique would also be great used…

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Treat your family or guests to a divine Black Tie Cake, a decadently delicious choice to dress up any meal.  Top it off with enticing chocolate covered strawberries for a black tie affair.  Diabetics can also enjoy this appetizing dessert by substituting the sugar for Splenda Sugar Blend for Baking.  Serve a ‘night on the…

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Coming up with ideas for decorated cakes are sometimes harder than the actual decorating, especially for Tweens and Teens.  Modernize a cake simply by adding polka dots in various sizes!  Not only is it cute and colorful, but it’s much easier than it looks. Polka dot decorating is perfect for buttercream frosting.  To neatly pipe…

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