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I've been in the cake business for about 15 yrs. That being said, I closed my storefront a few years ago and built a separate kitchen in my home to get my bakery license back.  Overhead killed me. For the last two years, I've basically gotten orders word of mouth and by attending craft fairs. I've donated product to numerous non-profit events but I need a serious marketing plan. So, I'm trying to build a more steady income. As there is no real "magic button" I would love...
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Hi fellow Cake people. I am thinking of different ways to promote my business. Was wondering if any of you used a "Cake of the Month Club" approach to marketing, and if so how did you do it and what was the response like from your customers? Need to figure out if this is something beneficial in building business. Thanks for your input!   Pat
Hello everyone, I've been spending a good amount of time perusing a lot of cake sites. Lots of wonderful artwork out there by some very talented individuals. It made me start thinking about cakes with themes like Disney, Spiderman, Hello Kitty etc...is it considered infringement when we duplicate some known character without getting permission or paying some kind of royalty? And if we are supposed to get permission, how would you even start to do that? Thanks for you...
What an excellent idea! Thank you...makes good sense to do a ribbon of the dragees...I've found it to be quite a pain in getting the right uniformity when applying them by sprinkling/pressing them on the cake. :)
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I have to agree with the others, I think you have talent so just keep working it. Try different things, different techniques. When I've had questions about how to do something, I typically reach out to others or scan YouTube...you'd be suprised what all you can find there. Also I've attended cake conventions when I can or your local cake organization mini classes or such...But just keep doing what your doing because it looks like you're on the right path!   Happy...
Some people don't understand they are paying for our skill and experience. Just like a hair stylist or plumber...I had a groom's mom come to my shop and say the Bride's friend was taking a Wilton cake decorating class and would make the wedding cake for them...the mom said..."Definitely not at my son's wedding" I think the shows make it look so easy...but it's a skill that is build through time!
Yes I've had the "can you make the frosting not too sweet" question quite a bit...but one customer asked me if I would match the grocery store prices...Ummmm NO...I usually tell them if pricing is driving their decision then they should probably go ahead with the  grocery store cake. Hahaha I just laugh thinking about that one. Guess they have to ask...
I was actually taken aback by some of the behavior being presented here. Rudeness is definitely not necessary. How wonderful would it be if everyone took a stance of encouragement and lent a hand in coaching others who obviously wouldn't be asking the question if they knew the answer or wouldn't be posting questions in the wrong place if they understood the process. All of us seasoned cake makers could make a real difference to someone.
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