We're thinking of relocating there and I wondered how lucrative the cake biz is out that way?
hey there! lived in Carlsbad for a few years am am from N county...
what do u mean lucrative? yes u get a good amount per serving compared to other regions, maybe a bit less than metro areas like NYC...
Carlsbad is the nicest city in N county, though...so customers are also from the not-as-nice cities surrounding it, like the one I'm in
There are a lot of us independent cakers, but only one bakery that does cakes in Cbad that I know of......ppl are sprouting up everywhere, so there is a lot of competition!
Ah, someone IS from that area. Wow, I was starting to wonder if cake is outlawed in that area!!
So, what exactly do you mean by "independent cakers"?
I am super new to this site and to cakes really. But I think what she means about independent cakers, are people like me who make cakes on the side and advertise on craigslist or through word of mouth. I actually didn't know until just a few minutes ago that it is "illegal" to make and sell cakes out of your own kitchen here in ca. with that being said, i can't imagine what rent would be on a bakery or even a commercial kitchen here. You can't fine a two bedroom apartment in Carlsbad for under $2000. LOL.
the trend for the cake decorating is more in the East and is slowly making it's way to the West Coast. I think if you googled bakeries though you would probably have better luck finding them. good luck!
that's pretty much what I meant by "independent cakers" ...more like those who do it legally but don't have a store-front. I am not legal but don't charge...so I call myself and indie caker but really I'm a hobby caker
I can think of 5-10 "independent cakers" off the top of my head in N county
so u can get an idea of the pricing of indies in N county...
then this is the one in Cbad I was talking about that only? does buttercream