Hi there, this question is mostly for uk residents, but i'd be interested to know the answer for other countries aswell. Â I'm wondering where retailers buy their display cakes from? Â Would anyone be interested if I supplied this service? Â Thanks in advance, Victoria, cake tales and dreams x
What kind of retailers? Do you mean bakeries or custom cake studios? If so, I would think that they would make their own. I know I do because that's how I show off my work. But perhaps you mean different kinds of shops...
ADisplay cakes are there to show off [B]your own[/B] skill level and the things [B]you[/B] can create. It does no good for a bakery to show off someone else's work.
Here's a scenario: Baker A shows off Baker B's work claiming it as their own. Baker A takes an order based on Baker B's skill level and fails miserably... It just can't end well unless Baker A has the same skill level of Baker B; in which case, baker A would not need Baker B's services and would just make the display cake themselves.
Thanks guys, but i wasn't thinking for bakeries. Â I was thinking more along the lines for cook shops or other similar retailers who don't bake their own goods, but perhaps to show what can be done with the equipment. Â Does that make more sense? Â Thanks for your replies!
There are companies that make plastic display foods (not just cakes and sweets, but also fruits, veggies, meats, cheeses, etc). Real food has a short shelf life so using plastic foods is worth the initial investment for retailers.
Thanks for that info mimifix! x