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I think I've found my'calling'!!!

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Ok, been having problems competing w/all 6 of our local wal-marts AND many bakeries!!! There just wasn't anyway I could do a sheet type cake for the price of wal-mart nor do I want to....someone just posted a thread about this!!

Anyway....people keep asking me if I do 'shaped (3D)' cakes. I show/tell them about my Care Bear cakes and beach ball cake (both in album)....and have gotten several orders now!! I'm doing a 'pig' cake this friday, a block baby shower cake next week, a veggie tales cake in mid sept., and maybe darth vader at end of sept!!!! All are/will be 3D type cakes!!!!

YEAH!!!

This is going to take a lot of practice and quite a few trial run cakes, but I'm just excited to finally find something people want that noone else here will do!!!
post #2 of 9
Congratulations! Do you have a good portfolio built up? That is definitely handy to have!
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PinkBunny,
Wooo Hoooo I am So Happy and Proud for you! Girl get your Camera Ready and take lots more Pic's.. I already Love the stuff you have posted!

~Sweet~=0)
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post #4 of 9
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I'm working on the portfolio....but I do send/show them pics of the cakes I've done so far. I also show them pics of cakes w/thier 'theme' or description and let them know I can do something 'similar' to this. And explain what part of the cake I can do and what I can't do. Then we go from there!!! So far everyone has been understandable and have worked w/me.

Also, on these first few I'm pricing them ~$10-$15 less. than I should, just to get a few more cakes under my belt!!!
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GOOD BUSINESS TACTIC---give them what others can't!! Pretty soon it won't matter what the other stores can give them-word of mouth will soon spread! Congratulations!!
What you do may be a "little thing" but "little things" add to alot!
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What you do may be a "little thing" but "little things" add to alot!
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post #6 of 9
LOVE the wedding cake you did! What are the roses made from? All your cakes are great!
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LOVE the wedding cake you did! What are the roses made from? All your cakes are great!
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I think your cakes look great! If they taste as good as they look, you shouldn't have any problems getting repeat business! Good luck.

Ali
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post #9 of 9
Hi pinkbunny,

Congrats on your orders, your cakes are pretty.

I'm the only one in my area that do 3D and character cakes. The bakeries here won't do them, too time consuming.
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