I would love to get an upfront honest opinion on the Cake Decorating Business. I would love to open my own business. I'm in California and there's a need in my area. Since a home kitchen here is sooo out of the question, I'd need a retail spot. What would a start up cake business need in terms of money. I'm sure I would need the refrigeration and ovens, but what about everything else. My guess is about $100,000. Am I even close? Also I'm a nurse and we make great money in California, I'm not sure if it's worth it to get into the cake business if I'm not ever going to come close to what I make as a nurse. I know you can't tell me what I'm going to make in profits, but if your in Cali maybe you can give me insight all around. I'd give up nursing for cake decorating anyday, but I gotta the bills.