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Typically the free donation route does not drum up business. You need to figure out who you want to be your clients and target them. I want to do wedding cakes. Mostly because that seems to be where the $$ is (at least in my area) and I love the look of wedding cakes. I enjoy decorating them. I have several free listings on wedding websites and I pay to have a listing on The Knot. I know several people on CC have not had success on The Knot but I probably get 50% of...
I use Cake Boss software. I love it! It is easy to use and keeps track of everything for me. It is also great when tax time rolls around. I just print out my report and take it to the account. Everything is all there.
Your title asks about constructing the cake...do you meant what support should you use? I use bubble tea straws in each tier and 2 wooden dowels hammered all the way through the cake.
What are your costs for the cake? How long will it take you to make? How much do you want to make per hour? Costs are not just flour, sugar, eggss... Don't forget: All ingredients (even if you already have the flour - it costs x amount per cup to replace) Gas to drive to purchase ingredients/supplies Cardboard cake board Cake drum Tools Water for the dishes Electric/Gas for the oven Soap for the dishes Saran wrap Cake box Insurance (car and business) Yearly license...
I have stopped using buttercream on my fondant covered cakes for that reason. I now use white chocolate ganache. The ganache holds up to the weight of fondant really well. Also, your fondant should be rolled really, really thin. I like mine to be about 1/16" of an inch. Once rolled that thin you can almost see though it.
 Do you have set recipes yet? If you do, then you can calculate your cost.You might want to look into purchasing Cake Boss Software (not associated with the show). I use the software for pricing, invoicing and scheduling. The program makes it really easy to figure out exactly what each recipe costs you.
What are your costs for the cake? How long will it take you to make? How much do you want to make per hour? Costs are not just flour, sugar, eggss... Don't forget: All ingredients (even if you already have the flour - it costs x amount per cup to replace) Gas to drive to purchase ingredients/supplies Cardboard cake board Cake drum Tools Water for the dishes Electric/Gas for the oven Soap for the dishes Saran wrap Cake box Insurance (car and business) Yearly license...
I don't charge extra for putting flowers on a cake because it takes 5 - 15 minutes. All I need are a pair of scissors and some drinking straws to inser into the cake to them put the flower stem into. I keep straws in my "set up kit" so no matter what I find at the reception I am prepared. I contact the florist the week of the wedding to confirm their delivery time so I know I don't deliver the cake before them and someone else has to put the flowers on the cake. During...
After a quick Google search I found a few articles you may want to read: http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl100.html http://www.rightsdirect.com/content/rd/en/toolbar/copyright_education/International_Copyright_Basics.html On a side note, I would assume that large companies with iconic logos (Disney, Nike, Apple...) have taken measures to copyright / trademark their logos / characters in other countries besides the USA. Disney has themeparks in other countries (Japan,...
I put plasitc wrap over my cakes and put them in the fridge, even if nothing needs to be refrigerated. I find trimming and icing firm cake easier than soft room temp cake.
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