Should I Start A Cake Business?

Decorating By Saluna Updated 18 Aug 2010 , 4:27am by indydebi

Saluna Posted 17 Aug 2010 , 4:44pm
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I was just wondering if my cakes are good enough to start my own business? JUST KIDDING! LOL. I just find it amusing that so many people ask this question and then dont like the responses they get.

I read so many posts like that and then of course look at their cakes and am amazed at how awful some of them are. And further... I cannot believe that people would actually pay $3.00/serving for their cakes. It really amazes me. I mean just because some really good bakers charge $3.00 a serving doesn't mean everyone should.

BTW, I was totally kidding, not starting my own business. Just love doing cakes for family and friends. thumbs_up.gif

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cakesdivine Posted 17 Aug 2010 , 4:46pm
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LMAO! icon_lol.gif

KatsSuiteCakes Posted 17 Aug 2010 , 4:58pm
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I needed a laugh today! Good One! icon_biggrin.gif

mamawrobin Posted 17 Aug 2010 , 4:59pm
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icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif Too funny! Gotta love those threads right????

BTW...I love your 'baby boy' cake....

cakeythings1961 Posted 17 Aug 2010 , 5:00pm
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icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif That's a good one!

I'm with, love, love baking for family & friends and always do it for free....birthdays, holidays, christenings, first communions, anniversaries, parties. I've just started doing wedding cakes as my kids and their friends are the marrying age, which has opened up a whole new realm of baking & cake decorating. A few people have suggested I should go into business...ha! Then it wouldn't be fun anymore...........especially after hearing the horror stories on CC! icon_biggrin.gif

janeoxo Posted 17 Aug 2010 , 5:05pm
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It amazes me the amount of needy people here wanting others to big their cakes up.

If you get nice comments and people save you a faves fantastic......if it doesn't happen.....get over it.....don't whinge, whine and plead for people to love you.

Saluna Posted 17 Aug 2010 , 6:54pm
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Originally Posted by mamawrobin

icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif Too funny! Gotta love those threads right????

BTW...I love your 'baby boy' cake....

Thank you!

cathyscakes Posted 17 Aug 2010 , 7:18pm
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Its funny how when you first start out you think that our cakes look pretty good. Now I look back and am so embarrassed. And you can't count on your friends giving you a true assessment. I have seen this so many times on fb, people post their cakes and then the friends all start telling them how awesome it is. Telling them you should go into business, they are just being nice. They figure since you posted the cake, you must be really proud, so of course they have to comment. So for me it hard to take a compliment, I just feel like people are being nice. BTW don't think im ready to start a business icon_lol.gif

smokeysmokerton Posted 17 Aug 2010 , 7:25pm
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Here's why I think people think they are ready to be in business.....I've only been making cakes for less than a year, and I'm not very good YET, but my family and friends have never even considered these kinds of cakes for anything other than a wedding(anything other than a sheet cake is a novelty to them)so as soon as I start making them they're all "You should totally start a business!". Um no. There is no way I'd ever expect someone to pay for what I'm capable of doing now. But I've been here, and I know what real professional cakes are suppose to look like.....and mine ain't it. icon_lol.gif I mean, it's nice that family and friends like what I do, but they know me AND they aren't paying for it. The same family members and friends who are telling me to start a business are the ones who would be pissed if they payed a lot for a cake from someone on the same skill level as me.

I think some people, even when they know what their cakes should look like ignore their gut and go into business because family or friends talked them up. I just told mine that when they were ready to fork over the money for my private commercial kitchen that I need to start a business here, then we'd talk icon_biggrin.gif

Saluna Posted 17 Aug 2010 , 8:03pm
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I totally agree. I mean family and friends are not going to tell you that the free cake you just made them isn't up to par. Most of my family members have never seen a real cake either. Everyone is so use to Walmart or Costco sheet cakes, so anything is outstanding to them.

leily Posted 18 Aug 2010 , 1:32am
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I always want to respond to those threads with "do you know how to run a business?" because truthfully, when it comes down to it, ya you have to have skill so you have something to sell. But you first have to have business sense so you knwo how to stay in business. (umm pricing!!!, another all time favorite thread, expecially when they say they started a business a few months ago and now need to know if they're charging enough)

OCakes Posted 18 Aug 2010 , 2:08am
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That really had me laughing, thank you! Ha ha!! I cringe at some of my first cakes too, and then I see others & wonder how I did that without the proper support - etc!! I really loved how you started that off. =)

indydebi Posted 18 Aug 2010 , 4:27am
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Originally Posted by leily

I always want to respond to those threads with "do you know how to run a business?"


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