What Do You Think About My Cakes?

Decorating By Aurora42196 Updated 7 Jan 2013 , 8:41am by Aurora42196

Aurora42196 Posted 6 Jan 2013 , 11:39pm
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AHello fellow ccers :D

I'm new to cake central and am loving the website so far. What I was wondering was what do you guys think about my cakes? How much would you charge for them? You can see everything on my CC account. Everything there is made by me ( I have seen that ccers definitely don't take a liking to copycats and thiefs.) Another question I had was what is the price difference between frosted and fondant cakes? I've heard that you can charge a lot more for fondant cakes.

Happy Baking ;-D :cake:

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AnnieCahill Posted 6 Jan 2013 , 11:47pm
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Your link isn't working for me.
 

tykesmommy Posted 7 Jan 2013 , 4:42am
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AMe either.

Aurora42196 Posted 7 Jan 2013 , 7:06am
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ATry it now

Aurora42196 Posted 7 Jan 2013 , 7:12am
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sorry about that. I was having problems with it earlier.thumbsdown.gif  try it now

cazza1 Posted 7 Jan 2013 , 7:14am
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The facebook link worked for me but there were no cakes there.
 

Aurora42196 Posted 7 Jan 2013 , 7:16am
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sorry about that. in the photos section, the album is called cakes & recipes

Evoir Posted 7 Jan 2013 , 7:21am
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Cameron, if your facebook personal site is not 'public' you can't link to it and expect people to see the photos.

 

On Cake Central, the easiest way to get feedback on your cakes is to keep posting cake photos into your own gallery photos. They will appear in the home page photos and people will comment and 'like' them if they do like what they see.

 

Re: pricing, there are hundreds of threads here on CC about how to price cakes, but ultimately it comes down to the cost of your raw ingredients, ultilities and rent use, material supplies, insurance, legal costs and your own wages. No-one can give you numbers on 'what to charge'. If you work up your costs, and consider demand in your area, you will quickly find out how much more you can charge for a fondant cake.

 

The other thing is that pricing should not be an issue for you if you are not operating a legal cake business. I'm sorry these are not the answers you want, but its important to know ALL the legalities of selling cakes in your town, city, state and country before you can sell your baked goods.

 

Keep practicing and post your photos in the galleries! You have some good basic skills that will only improve with practice and experience :-)  Good luck!

Aurora42196 Posted 7 Jan 2013 , 7:28am
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Thanks for the insight Evoir. icon_smile.gif I'm only 16 so i'm nowhere near becoming a professional decorator yet. I was just wondering what people thought of my cakes other than my friends and family. As for the pictures, I just posted them on CC right now. so now you can take a look at them and tell me what you think. sorry for all the link troubles

Aurora42196 Posted 7 Jan 2013 , 7:36am
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Thanks for the insight Evoir. icon_smile.gif I'm only 16 so I'm nowhere near being a professional decorator yet. I was just wondering what other people think about my cakes other than my friends and family. As for the pictures, I just posted them to CC now so you can look at them. I Really want to pursue being a professional baker and cake decorator icon_lol.gif

 

Anyways, let me know of any other problems and happy baking

Aurora42196 Posted 7 Jan 2013 , 8:01am
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AThanks for the insight Evoir. :-) I'm only 16 so I'm nowhere near becoming a professional decorator. I was just wondering what other people think about my cakes other than my friends and family. As for the pictures, I just uploaded them to CC right now so you can see them. Anyways, happy baking :D

Evoir Posted 7 Jan 2013 , 8:33am
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AFor 16, I think you show a lot of promise. I especially like that you use a bit of restraint when it omes to decorating, and not just throwing everything you have at a cake, which novices often do! Your flowers are neat, and in time you will learn to get them looking more refined and realistic. There are lots of masters you can learn from, in books and video, as well as taking decorating classes.

Is this your passion? Will you study in this area (eg pastry arts )? There is so much opportunity for you ahead, and I wish you all the best :-)

Aurora42196 Posted 7 Jan 2013 , 8:41am
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AThank you very much :) it means a lot to me. This is my true passion. I eat, sleep, and breath baking. I'm on YouTube videos constantly, I just graduated from taking all four Wilton cake decorating classes a couple weeks ago. I'm already graduated from high school. When I find the right college I'm going to major in pastry arts :) thanks again for your feedback Evoir

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