I have to agree with K8 and indy and Pinkz (hopefully I haven't forgotten anyone)...........Owning a storefront *bakery* and owning a *cake decorating business* are two very different things.
I think you really need to sit back and ask yourself if you are ready for a FULL commitment. Remember you will NOT be an employee that can work 8 to 5 each day and then go home and forget about the bakery. You will be consumed by this business, you will have to be to make it a success.
I own a Salon, I have 9 other stylists working for me. I've been in the business for over 25 yrs owning my own for the past 14. Guess who the last one to leave the salon is each day? Me.
I cannot hold anyone else accountable for the success or failure of my business except myself. Owning ANY business takes a LOT of hard work and a LOT of hours. It's never 8 to 5.........ever.
How many hours per week is the current owner working?