Cake Boss Software???

Business By Cosima Updated 28 Aug 2011 , 1:59am by cutiepiecupcake

Cosima Posted 25 Aug 2011 , 1:33pm
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Who uses Cake Boss Software? If so, what are the pros & cons/positive & negatives. I'm seriously thinking of purchasing it just so I can keep better tabs on cost vs charge.

Everyone's expertise on this software and/or other advise would be greatly appreciated.

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cai0311 Posted 25 Aug 2011 , 1:58pm
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I have cakeboss software and LOVE it!! Cakeboss is easy to use, keeps track of everything in one place and customer service is pretty good.

I would recommend it.

madicakes Posted 25 Aug 2011 , 2:00pm
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I recently started using the CakeBoss software and love it! It has really helped me with pricing especially, but is great to keep track of sales and expenses, etc.

tmgarcia_98 Posted 25 Aug 2011 , 2:20pm
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I LOVE CakeBoss! If you do a forum search, there are several threads where users share their experiences with it.

jason_kraft Posted 25 Aug 2011 , 2:43pm
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Cake Boss is great for new business owners who need help figuring out pricing, but if you already have a good handle on your costs you'll probably want to go for something like QuickBooks instead, since QB handles all your accounting and interfaces directly with tax software.

KASCARLETT Posted 25 Aug 2011 , 9:06pm
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I told hubby that this is what I want for Christmas and he agreed to it! icon_biggrin.gif

ConfectionsCC Posted 25 Aug 2011 , 9:32pm
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I just got it 2 weeks ago and LOVE IT!
I know my costs pretty well, so I bought it for the organization of shopping lists for the orders and the orders them selves! I was using a calandar on the wall, but that got old QUICK LOL! I can type in what they are ordering with a price, then make a note on more details, attach pictures to their order if there are any...keep track of their anniversaries, birthdays...lots of fun! And, no more loosing phone #s!

sillywabbitz Posted 25 Aug 2011 , 9:40pm
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LOVE IT! It was my first purchase when our cottage food bill passed. I think it is all pros. The only con I think I have seen is that I have to do a "recipe" for cupcakes because my serving numbers for cupcakes are different than for cakes. Has anyone found a good solution for this?

There is so much I love about this product it's ridiculous. The recipe management, expenses and being able to easily include the non-food costs of a cake have been a huge help to me. It also really helped me come up with my pricing because I could see the difference in cost of my various recipes.

heartsnsync Posted 26 Aug 2011 , 2:55am
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I have this software, too and it was very easy to use. It is really helping me keep organized so I think it is well worth the investment. thumbs_up.gif

JoanieB Posted 26 Aug 2011 , 11:57am
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Don't forget cakecentral members get a discount!!! I purchased it about a month ago. Man, was I undercharging. Still trying to figure some things out but I really love my software.

Katiebelle74 Posted 27 Aug 2011 , 10:20am
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Anyone else find entering an invoice into cake boss is painfully slow? Am I missing something? I wish it would try to auto link the item to already costed out recipes when your entering products on a customer invoice.

sillywabbitz Posted 27 Aug 2011 , 2:58pm
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Katiebell74,
It's not slow for me. I loaded all my recipes and materials over the last couple of months so creating an order is really quick. Once in an order it is a bit slower if you have to add something new but for me that's rare since I preloaded everything elseicon_smile.gif

forheavenscake Posted 28 Aug 2011 , 1:19am
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Sillywabbitz - I have stopped breaking my recipes down by serving. When calculating the cost I just calculate with "1" serving and it just gives me the cost to make the whole thing and not break it down by serving.

cutiepiecupcake Posted 28 Aug 2011 , 1:59am
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Ditto! LOVE LOVE LOVE it icon_smile.gif

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