How Long Did You Practice

Decorating By Rachie204 Updated 14 Oct 2009 , 2:38am by prterrell

Rachie204 Posted 13 Oct 2009 , 8:52pm
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I was just curious how long you practiced decorating before you started charging for your cakes?

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JanH Posted 13 Oct 2009 , 9:07pm
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Moving this to the "General Forum" since anyone in business would charge for their products. icon_smile.gif

this-mama-rocks Posted 13 Oct 2009 , 9:11pm
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this is a secret, but.....

I never practiced. I still don't. I just jump in and do it.

indydebi Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 12:10am
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Originally Posted by this-mama-rocks

this is a secret, but.....

I never practiced. I still don't. I just jump in and do it.

icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif That's what I say. when I first joined CC and saw people talking about making practice cakes, that really threw me. You mean people make a cake ahead of time before they make the real cake? icon_confused.gif Geesh, who ate the FIRST 100-serving wedding cake?

sweetartbakery Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 1:29am
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I've never made a practice cake either or even repeated one of mine (although i would if paid to do so). I just plan it out the best I can and wing it. my first ever cake was my brother's wedding (a simple 3 tier), then I did a little castle for my daughter's birthday. obviously those two were free. My third was for my boss's son (the fire truck in my photos). I told him to give me whatever and he gave me $100. I charge much more than that now, but I was thrilled with a first payment. I started the business a month later. icon_smile.gif

LaBellaFlor Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 2:30am
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Okay, I guess I've been "practicing" for 17 years. Theres always new techniques coming out, so we are all constantly learning. I've started "selling" on a regular basis when I became a SAHM and saw how easy it was to be legal in my state. I have still ordered a cake for myself when I knew for a fact I wasn't going to have time to do it.

prterrell Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 2:38am
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Well, not counting the years when I was growing up (I made my first cake at around age 7 or icon_cool.gif, I guess I "practiced" for about 2 or 3 months before the first time someone paid me for a cake, so I guess after about 5 or 6 cakes. But I don't really think of it as having been practice. I was just making cakes because I wanted to and bringing them in to work for pot lucks or to family functions and someone happened to ask me to make them a cake.

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