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post #16 of 21
I don't have eight do but I do coat mine on a wednesday, chill in the fridge then sugar paste Thursday - once sealed they will stay OK - and decorate by Friday to give the sugar paste a chance to firm. PS I also use a diary to 'book' my orders in and never do more than 2 orders a week - just an idea icon_smile.gif
post #17 of 21
I really don't have a suggestion that most have already given but I would like to point out how blessed you are. The fact that you are even getting asked, the way the world is right now, is wonderful! Just remember to breath ok! Wouldn't want you falling out in the middle of decorating.lol Good luck!
post #18 of 21
Last Mother's Day I took 23 orders, between cake and cupcake bouquets, and barely got ant sleep for 3 days. Luckily, some of the bouquets I was able to make the set up pre hand.

However, I almost didnt make it. I cried, I laugh, delusionally, but still I laughed, I whined, I almost gave up, I cried some more, but in the end I learned my lesson.

No amount of $$ is worth my sanity or well being. dunce.gif
Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.
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Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.
Jim Davis, 'Garfield'

"A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand"
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post #19 of 21
I totally agree with all the comments made. I have been decorating cakes now for just over a year and most people know I work full time so am limited in the number of cakes I will take on. I make models in advance and also freeze cakes which makes them exceptionally moist. Occasionally I will do more than 2 a week for 'special' clients who supported me in the beginning and book a day or two as holiday but I learned my limitations very quickly. Decorating cakes is a time consuming art and I'll bet a pound to a penny you will not over book yourself again!

Good luck! xxx
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post #20 of 21
When you become that busy there is 2 things that happen....not to be mean either... thumbs_up.gif


1.Your prices are so cheap that the word is out and everyone wants a cake from the "Cheap Cake Lady" or....

2. You completely burn out...


My suggestion...Raise your prices!!! that way you will be doing less cakes for the same amount of money...

ask me how I know.... icon_wink.gificon_wink.gif

Busy Bakin Kakes For Kids!!!

Mom to Mitchell 13 yrs and Delaney 11 yrs

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Busy Bakin Kakes For Kids!!!

Mom to Mitchell 13 yrs and Delaney 11 yrs

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post #21 of 21
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Originally Posted by Kiddiekakes



My suggestion...Raise your prices!!! that way you will be doing less cakes for the same amount of money...




thumbs_up.gif that's exactly what I did recently, and yes, I will probably never hear from some customers again...but I'm still doing 2 orders/week, only now I'm getting more $$ out of it icon_smile.gif
"I wanted to buy a candle holder, but the store didn't have one. So I got a cake." Mitch Hedberg
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"I wanted to buy a candle holder, but the store didn't have one. So I got a cake." Mitch Hedberg
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