Cake Boss Software???

Business By Cosima Updated 28 Aug 2011 , 1:59am by cutiepiecupcake

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Cosima Posted 25 Aug 2011 , 1:33pm
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Who uses Cake Boss Software? If so, what are the pros & cons/positive & negatives. I'm seriously thinking of purchasing it just so I can keep better tabs on cost vs charge.

Everyone's expertise on this software and/or other advise would be greatly appreciated.

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cai0311 Posted 25 Aug 2011 , 1:58pm
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I have cakeboss software and LOVE it!! Cakeboss is easy to use, keeps track of everything in one place and customer service is pretty good.

I would recommend it.

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madicakes Posted 25 Aug 2011 , 2:00pm
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I recently started using the CakeBoss software and love it! It has really helped me with pricing especially, but is great to keep track of sales and expenses, etc.

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tmgarcia_98 Posted 25 Aug 2011 , 2:20pm
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I LOVE CakeBoss! If you do a forum search, there are several threads where users share their experiences with it.

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jason_kraft Posted 25 Aug 2011 , 2:43pm
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Cake Boss is great for new business owners who need help figuring out pricing, but if you already have a good handle on your costs you'll probably want to go for something like QuickBooks instead, since QB handles all your accounting and interfaces directly with tax software.

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KASCARLETT Posted 25 Aug 2011 , 9:06pm
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I told hubby that this is what I want for Christmas and he agreed to it! icon_biggrin.gif

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ConfectionsCC Posted 25 Aug 2011 , 9:32pm
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I just got it 2 weeks ago and LOVE IT!
I know my costs pretty well, so I bought it for the organization of shopping lists for the orders and the orders them selves! I was using a calandar on the wall, but that got old QUICK LOL! I can type in what they are ordering with a price, then make a note on more details, attach pictures to their order if there are any...keep track of their anniversaries, birthdays...lots of fun! And, no more loosing phone #s!

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sillywabbitz Posted 25 Aug 2011 , 9:40pm
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LOVE IT! It was my first purchase when our cottage food bill passed. I think it is all pros. The only con I think I have seen is that I have to do a "recipe" for cupcakes because my serving numbers for cupcakes are different than for cakes. Has anyone found a good solution for this?

There is so much I love about this product it's ridiculous. The recipe management, expenses and being able to easily include the non-food costs of a cake have been a huge help to me. It also really helped me come up with my pricing because I could see the difference in cost of my various recipes.

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heartsnsync Posted 26 Aug 2011 , 2:55am
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I have this software, too and it was very easy to use. It is really helping me keep organized so I think it is well worth the investment. thumbs_up.gif

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JoanieB Posted 26 Aug 2011 , 11:57am
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Don't forget cakecentral members get a discount!!! I purchased it about a month ago. Man, was I undercharging. Still trying to figure some things out but I really love my software.

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Katiebelle74 Posted 27 Aug 2011 , 10:20am
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Anyone else find entering an invoice into cake boss is painfully slow? Am I missing something? I wish it would try to auto link the item to already costed out recipes when your entering products on a customer invoice.

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sillywabbitz Posted 27 Aug 2011 , 2:58pm
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It's not slow for me. I loaded all my recipes and materials over the last couple of months so creating an order is really quick. Once in an order it is a bit slower if you have to add something new but for me that's rare since I preloaded everything elseicon_smile.gif

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forheavenscake Posted 28 Aug 2011 , 1:19am
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Sillywabbitz - I have stopped breaking my recipes down by serving. When calculating the cost I just calculate with "1" serving and it just gives me the cost to make the whole thing and not break it down by serving.

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cutiepiecupcake Posted 28 Aug 2011 , 1:59am
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Ditto! LOVE LOVE LOVE it icon_smile.gif

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