KellyMorgin Posted 14 May 2013 , 4:32pm
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This would sell millions! You have such informative information. 

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KellyMorgin Posted 14 May 2013 , 4:33pm
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Or at least a blog or even you tube "Cake business" videos eh?

PastryChefAnnie Posted 14 May 2013 , 4:37pm
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AAgree!! I have learned so much from him!

DeliciousDesserts Posted 14 May 2013 , 4:58pm
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A/agree!

Wait....right now we get all his advice for free..../rethink!

KellyMorgin Posted 14 May 2013 , 5:08pm
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This is true, but to have everything at the palm of your hand would be fab!

jason_kraft Posted 14 May 2013 , 5:09pm
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AI actually started working on a book about allergy-friendly baking including recipes for different combinations of allergies, how we structured our baking processes to avoid cross-contamination, business tips specific to that market, etc. There is a lot more involved in putting together a book than I thought (especially if you go the self-publishing route) so it's on hold for now since I don't have the time to devote to it.

Putting together a blog isn't a bad idea. At one point I was hoping to work with CC Magazine to create a column centered around business questions...last year I worked with one of their editors to put something together, and we were both happy with the results, but then the editor in chief decided not to include it for whatever reason so I'm not sure what they're doing over there.

Somehow I don't think Youtube videos about business would be very interesting. ;)

JSKConfections Posted 14 May 2013 , 5:14pm
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Maybe a blog right on CC?  thumbs_up.gif

jason_kraft Posted 14 May 2013 , 5:58pm
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Maybe a blog right on CC?  ;-D

I put together a quick experimental blog in WordPress (the link is in my signature) so we'll see how that goes.

kearniesue Posted 14 May 2013 , 5:59pm
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We need a like button...

KellyMorgin Posted 14 May 2013 , 10:11pm

Yay! 

letsgetcaking Posted 14 May 2013 , 10:14pm

I'm loving the blog idea. Thank you, Jason!

jennicake Posted 14 May 2013 , 11:52pm

I so agree about a book!  But a blog is a good start :)

vgcea Posted 15 May 2013 , 12:02am

Go Jason! Go Jason! You know I'm your #1 stan. I'ma need all other CC groupies to pick a number and get in line! icon_lol.gif

 

On a serious note, I love the idea of a blog, for one thing we now have a place to link the ever-pervasive pricing questions to, and secondly it provides a more comprehensive answer than most people can whip up in a CC post.

 

I look forward to the awesome things I know you'll have on that blog. Good luck.

Stitches Posted 15 May 2013 , 1:17am

I think it's a great idea. I'll read every post Jason! Someone needs to put the 'business' into the cake business websites. It helps everyone and betters the profession.

Norasmom Posted 15 May 2013 , 1:40am

Yes.  He could call it "It's Not Just Cake, The Realities of Pricing and What it's Really Like to Run a Cake Business."  Or, "Why Cakes are Expensive."

vgcea Posted 15 May 2013 , 1:47am
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Yes.  He could call it "It's Not Just Cake, The Realities of Pricing and What it's Really Like to Run a Cake Business."  Or, "Why Cakes are Expensive."

Nah, I much prefer "If you ask me about cake pricing one more time...!" With the picture of Madea holding a Glock.

KarenK55 Posted 15 May 2013 , 7:36pm

I second that! Go Jason - Blogging is a good thing.....detective.gif

BakerBee7468 Posted 20 May 2013 , 12:28am
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I actually started working on a book about allergy-friendly baking including recipes for different combinations of allergies, how we structured our baking processes to avoid cross-contamination, business tips specific to that market, etc. There is a lot more involved in putting together a book than I thought (especially if you go the self-publishing route) so it's on hold for now since I don't have the time to devote to it.

Putting together a blog isn't a bad idea. At one point I was hoping to work with CC Magazine to create a column centered around business questions...last year I worked with one of their editors to put something together, and we were both happy with the results, but then the editor in chief decided not to include it for whatever reason so I'm not sure what they're doing over there.

Somehow I don't think Youtube videos about business would be very interesting. icon_wink.gif


i think these are all great ideas. have a cake column about all the business questions, as well as all the best places for supplies. Writing a book would sell millions, you'd make a killing on that alone. Since we all cant have you to personally come to our rescue when we need something  icon_biggrin.gifthough if you made your self for hire i'm sure people would pay top dollar for this too

jason_kraft Posted 22 May 2013 , 5:11pm

AI just posted the second article to my blog (the first was about pricing, this one is about copyright), right now I'm planning on writing a new article every Tuesday. Let me know if you want to see a specific topic covered in-depth in a future article.

vgcea Posted 22 May 2013 , 5:11pm

AJason, I've seen the two blog posts you have there. Really nice work. I hope the CC community will rally around you and show some support by responding, liking and sharing your blog. You give so much to this community, and it would be nice to see folks show some love.

So as the self-appointed, uncontested President of JKFC (Jason Kraft Fan Club), I hereby DEMAND that y'all show some love. I will be taking roll. Hehehe.

jason_kraft Posted 22 May 2013 , 5:19pm

AThanks for the support! The blog is a testbed for a potential future book as well, so I've included a page that allows people to contribute a small amount ($1 or $5, under the "Donate to fund future content" link at the top) to gauge the level of interest people have in paying for this type of content. Contributions are 100% optional.

jennicake Posted 22 May 2013 , 6:53pm

AGreat posts! I would love to see a future post (or series of posts) on things people should consider BEFORE deciding to start a cake business. I feel like too many people jump into it without thinking.

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I just posted the second article to my blog (the first was about pricing, this one is about copyright), right now I'm planning on writing a new article every Tuesday. Let me know if you want to see a specific topic covered in-depth in a future article.

kearniesue Posted 22 May 2013 , 7:00pm

Great idea, Jenni.  I'd also like to see that, and also information on tax laws.

jason_kraft Posted 22 May 2013 , 7:06pm

AI was planning on a high level article on business planning, so that should tie in with the "before you start" angle.

What kind of information re tax laws were you interested in?

vgcea Posted 22 May 2013 , 7:18pm

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Thanks for the support! The blog is a testbed for a potential future book as well, so I've included a page that [B]allows people to contribute a small amount ($1 or $5, under the "Donate to fund future content" link at the top)[/B] to gauge the level of interest people have in paying for this type of content. Contributions are 100% optional.

Done! :smile: I wish you great success. And when you make it big you better remember who the fan club prez is. LOL!

kearniesue Posted 22 May 2013 , 7:47pm

I'm just getting my license and a kitchen space, so I'd like to know more about tax laws for LLCs, how often you file, social security, and other things similar that I know I haven't thouht of....  I'm planning to meet with an accountant, but I'd like to know what to expect - that's something I know very little about.  I guess this all ties in with the business planning.

BakerBee7468 Posted 22 May 2013 , 9:00pm

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Jason, I've seen the two blog posts you have there. Really nice work. I hope the CC community will rally around you and show some support by responding, liking and sharing your blog. You give so much to this community, and it would be nice to see folks show some love.

So as the self-appointed, uncontested President of JKFC (Jason Kraft Fan Club), I hereby DEMAND that y'all show some love. I will be taking roll. Hehehe.

Lol, I can be Vice President .

BakerBee7468 Posted 22 May 2013 , 9:03pm

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Great posts! I would love to see a future post (or series of posts) on things people should consider BEFORE deciding to start a cake business. I feel like too many people jump into it without thinking.

That's a great idea! I would love to see info about tax laws pertaining to us

BakerBee7468 Posted 22 May 2013 , 9:09pm

AWhat about sales tax? I know there's no tax on food, but what about non food items like or supplies, boxes, cupcakes cups, etc

vgcea Posted 22 May 2013 , 9:22pm

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Lol, I can be Vice President .

You're on!

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