Take a look at my cakes and please be brutally honest...let me know if you think I have what it takes to open a cake business. I have been selling my cakes here and there to an array of people. I'm just not sure I have what it takes as a decorator. I would also like to mention that I have no formal training what so ever. If ya'll could do this I would appreciate it billions! Thanks!
I think your cakes are really good so I think you have the talent to pull it off. Just remember, there is a lot more to running a business than being able to decorate cakes. Knowing and understanding the legal side, financial side, etc is a big part of it as well. I'm not saying you shouldn't do it.....just do your research.
You'll never work harder than when you work for yourself. (That's why I work for corporate america.)
Good Luck to you!
I think your cakes look fantastic! You definitely have a talent.
Good luck with your future business endeavors!
Your cakes are great. But there is a lot more to it as stated above. How many hours a week are you willing to work because it will be a lot more then 40 hours if you want to make it.
Your Mario cake is amazing!!!! GREAT job! You can use just a bit of work on your buttercream but everybody has stuff to work on...and I think your work is more than good enough to start a business!!!! I've seen bakeries that can't decorate as good as you can.
Good luck! As someone above said, just do your homework when you open up shop.
Yes, I would say your cake decorating skills are more than sufficient to draw customers to you. If you can add in business acumen as well, I think you'll do great!
Still one of the best posts/threads on this subject:
Are you fast? You can't be profitable with a storefront if you spend forever and a day to make one cake. For example, if you were to take your portfolio in to a bakery to apply for a job decorating cakes, they usually don't want to see pictures of what you can do at home on your own time. Instead, they want to know how much you can produce for them, or in this case, how much can you produce for yourself to earn a profit. Before opening your own business, I'd suggest working for another to better learn more about what is required to keep up with the pace and refine your skills while learning all the tricks and techniques of the trade. You'll never regret the experience you'll gain, and it's better getting paid to learn rather than paying to take classes. Good luck to you.
Thank you to everyone for all your comments I really do appreciate them! You have all given me alot to think on and the thread post by PieceofCakeAz is awesome. Believe me I know the work that goes in to owning and running a small business. I would never even consider it unless I was well prepared.
Love your cake with the butterfly. I would buy cake for you for my kids.
Keep up the good work. Very unique style.