How To Start Off In The Cake Decorating Industry

Decorating By Charleyboo Updated 14 Jan 2013 , 2:30am by cakeladycj

Charleyboo Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
Charleyboo Posted 11 Jan 2013 , 10:55pm
post #1 of 7

Hiya guys!

I'm new to this page so hope I am posting in the write place..:/

I started a subscription with the "My Cake Decorating" magazine back in march last year and since then have found a love for cake decorating I never knew I had. I would really love to pursue this as a career and start my own business, I was just wondering how you cake decorators out there have done it? Did you have any training or are you self taught?

Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated :D

Mwah! x

6 replies
ellavanilla Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
ellavanilla Posted 11 Jan 2013 , 11:55pm
post #2 of 7

I started by trying to make chocolate chip cookies for my son. i wanted to be *that* mom. From there, a chance to buy a cheesecake bakery came up, and when I passed, I decided to create my own cheesecake recipe. It took me a year to perfect my recipe and that's when I started baking for family and friends. 

BakingIrene Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
BakingIrene Posted 12 Jan 2013 , 3:29am
post #3 of 7

Several of us have posted this answer in the last 48 hours.  Please, go back that far and read the other threads on this subject.  I don't really need to get writers cramp repeating myself.

__Martha__ Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
__Martha__ Posted 13 Jan 2013 , 10:20pm
post #4 of 7

I'm afraid I can't offer you advice Charleyboo, since I just bake cakes for my grandkids and maybe my kids if they show up on their birthdays icon_smile.gif


However, I just wanted to pop in and wish you well. It's a very competitive business from what I understand. Magazines and these forums hold a wealth of information, but I would think classes of some sort would be a good idea as well.


Good luck!

BakingIrene Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
BakingIrene Posted 13 Jan 2013 , 10:52pm
post #5 of 7
Originally Posted by __Martha__ 

Well, there's a friendly little welcome if I ever did see one! icon_surprised.gif


Here since you seem to have had trouble typing that font....


I posted in at least a half dozen different places where it took me a good half hour to carefully think out EACH  answer.  The new person could have gone to look or they could simply have clicked on my username and found that stuff without my having to re-type it.


I have already said that Cake Central does NOT make the quick links to "getting started" information very clear, and a lot of new people stumble around for quite a while before they find the stuff like recipes and "stickies" being compilations of useful stuff,


Wandering around and reading is in fact the fastest way to learn to navigate Cake Central.

Evoir Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
Evoir Posted 13 Jan 2013 , 11:41pm
post #6 of 7

Charleyboo - welcome to Cake Central!


Take some time to familiarise yourself with the website, as there are literally hundreds of thousands of posts on all the most common topics covered.


There have been some very similar threads started by newbies like yourself in the past couple days - please peruse the forums and you will get some current answers to this very question :-)

cakeladycj Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
cakeladycj Posted 14 Jan 2013 , 2:30am
post #7 of 7

AYou can start with the Wilton cake classes. Then just start out making cakes for family and friends to perfect your craft and the rest is word of mouth.

Quote by @%username% on %date%