My First Cake!!

Decorating By sweetcees Updated 27 Apr 2015 , 10:19pm by AAtKT

sweetcees Posted 27 Apr 2015 , 1:01am
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So, I'm new to this site, but not new to baking. I've been cooking and baking since I was 7 (started with my grandma), and recently decided to start selling my baked goods. I haven't had any classes or anything but sold my first decorated cake this weekend. I was really worried that it wasn't going to turn out well just because I've been teaching myself, but I am so proud of it that I wanted to share! It totally gave me the confidence I needed to continue to pursue this dream of mine! 

I would like to take classes and get more professional in the future, but being a homeschooling, SAHM with two kids, I just don't have the time or money to do so yet.


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julia1812 Posted 27 Apr 2015 , 4:57am
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Hey, that's lovely! I also never took classes. It takes more time teaching yourself...but what? Not sure where you are, but make sure you get a license to sell cakes before you get yourself in trouble:/

prettycupcake Posted 27 Apr 2015 , 7:54pm
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Really cute!! Much better then my first Try these two website for affordable classes you can take at home. They really have taught me allot. 



Good luck in your caking venture! And def listen to julia1812. Very important to be licensed and insured to sell cakes to the public. 

sweetcees Posted 27 Apr 2015 , 8:14pm
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Thank you both! I'll definitely check those out. 

I've been looking into the laws here in my state and because of what I'm offering, I'm covered under our Cottage Food Law. So I'm good for now. I do plan on getting a license in the near future, though. Thank you!

remnant3333 Posted 27 Apr 2015 , 8:16pm
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You did a great job!!

AAtKT Posted 27 Apr 2015 , 8:19pm
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Just so you know, the above cake you did can technically get you into copyright trouble... doesn't matter if you are cottage food or licensed... You need permission from Disney for those things... Keep it in mind for future reference when doing anything trademarked or copyrighted...

Frank68 Posted 27 Apr 2015 , 8:35pm
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Just want to second Craftsy as an option. They ALWAYS have sales on their classes (you can get most for 19.99) and the teachers have been really good. Great to hone in on specific skills. 

Wonderful cake Sweetcees!


sweetcees Posted 27 Apr 2015 , 9:16pm
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Thank you! 

@AAtKT I will definitely keep that in mind in the future, thank you! 

AAtKT Posted 27 Apr 2015 , 10:19pm
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You are welcome sweetcees... I just wasn't sure if you were aware...

I do applaud those who are good with the star tip like that though... I hate doing it... 

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