Can I Sell My Cakes?

Decorating By AmandaLS88 Updated 6 Mar 2009 , 10:38pm by DsLady614

AmandaLS88 Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 9:10pm
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I've recently found out that I LOVE decorating cakes. I am a nanny, and have made a few cakes for the family I work for. They and their friends tell me how great they are, but I think they might be somewhat biased. =] I was just wondering if you guys think people would pay for my cakes.. I would also love any critiques you have on my cakes. Thanks all!

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leah_s Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 9:14pm
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Are you licensed? Inspected? Insured?

cupcakemkr Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 9:18pm
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I think that you've got a good start. I really like the princess cake you made, that's my fav of yours so far, love the scroll border.

AmandaLS88 Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 9:23pm
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leahs: I havent even looked into getting licensed or insured yet. I just started decorating and don't know if i should go through all that if people wont even buy them..I dont know that I am good enough..

and Thanks cupcakemkr!

DsLady614 Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 10:38pm
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Since you're asking if its worth thinking about, I'm going to give you an honest answer. You definitely have the beginnings of a good work. Your cakes are very nice and it looks like you're getting the techniques. You're just starting, and I think you know that it takes practice. Don't push yourself to be perfect immediately and start selling. Keep practicing, keep learning and you will know when you've gotten to the point when you feel your cakes are good enough to sell. I think too many people rush to the "selling" stage and then wind up having disasters and really being frustrated because they haven't done enough practice and preparation to know they are ready.

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