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You might check with other bakeries in your area. Sometimes they will print out an edible image for you for a small charge. For hand painting, you could use edible markers, but it you need them silver, then I would recommend a tiny brush with some vodka or lemon extract and some silver luster dusts I like Nu Silver really well. Wet the brush in the alcohol/extract and then dip ever so slightly into the dust. Paint on the color. The alcohol will evaporate quickly and...
It's been a couple of years since I did corporate gigs, but some companies will want to operate that way and send you a 1099. They will ask you to submit a W-9 form beforehand. Come tax time, if you have $5000 in 1099 sales, you will just deduct that amount from your other sales so you don't count it twice. It can be scary at first, but it's not a big deal.
If the cake is small, place it (on its board) in a trash bag and tie it loosely at the top. If it is 3+ tiers, cover the cake with the trash bag top down and tape it to the sides of the cake board. The bag will keep the cake from forming condensation. I learned this tip in a class from Mike McCarey and it works very well.
Is it super salty? If not, make another batch using unsalted butter and no additional salt and mix the 2 together.
As I was reading your post my first thought was "She need to go up on her prices". When I start to get burnt out, or just after a period of bring severely overwhelmed, I take a break and scale back a little. If your taking 6 orders a week, drop back to 2. Or even black out an entire month. Just tell people you can't take any more orders that month when they call.Unfortunately work will always get in the way of fun. I have owned my own shop now for 7 years and I have...
Where will the final placement of the wings be? Will there be cake underneath to support it will will it have to stand on it's own? Either way, I would probably make it from gumpaste.If you don't already have a better image get one that you can reduce / enlarge to make a template. This is a good one:If you don't have an image program that you can work with (Powerpoint is great for 8.5x11 images or smaller) then I would recommend PosterRazor. It lets you select your...
If you can get it where you are, try getting some Fondarific or Fondx (or Fondx Elite). I love the workability and they taste pretty good too!
Wow, this seems like a great deal - I need to consider ordering one as a backup to mine.
When I first started my business, I had no money for advertising. I found my best form of "advertising" was when the local newspaper would publish the restaurant report cards with each business's health inspection report. I would always get a ton of calls the day or so after with people wanting to know more about my business.Other than that, I would hit the streets once or twice a week and take small cupcake samplers around to businesses or other people that I wanted to...
I'll start by saying I'm not sure I understand the question, but I think you want to know how to raise the car above the main cake board to allow the wheels to hit the car in the proper spot.If that's the case, then the car will sit on a small cake board, with wheel wells cut out. I will then attach that board to a small cake board (or foam core that will attach to the base cake board. I cover this riser board in black or white fondant, which ever color hides itself the...
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