Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › Cake Decorating Business › storing supplies
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

storing supplies

post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 
For those of you that have a retail bakery (not out of your home). How much room do you have or wish you had to store dry goods (ingredients), boxes, etc.

We are trying to figure out a layout and want to know how much room to allot for storage so we aren't kicking ourselves later. icon_wink.gif
-Stacey
Truly Custom Cakery, LLC

Website: http://www.trulycustomcakery.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TrulyCustom
Reply
-Stacey
Truly Custom Cakery, LLC

Website: http://www.trulycustomcakery.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TrulyCustom
Reply
post #2 of 3
I work for a family bakery ( not mine, just employee) and believe me that is the biggest problem because we just don't have enough storage space. Those metal racks with 3-4 levels on wheels are really handy to move around. We have 5 in production area and could use more. The flour, sugar, etc are all stored in back in bins that seal really well, that fit under the work tables. It's the supplies that must be fridged or frozen that really need more space. You need to think out how often you will order in supplies ( especially fridged), how much product do you expect to produce and where will you store all those special pans, decorating equipement etc. plan on storage or shelf space for your books, decorating books and recipes as well as office supplies. I wish I knew a formula to help you. Also where will you store the finished cakes and large items that must stay in fridge until pickup??? hope this helps a bit.... by the way in walk in fridge there are 6 large 4 shelf racks plus we put multiracks on wheels in there but I swear we could use about 4 more racks in that area alone.
Of course chocolate is the answer!
Reply
Of course chocolate is the answer!
Reply
post #3 of 3
How much room needed will depend on how busy this business is. I had a small room - maybe 10x8; just piled up high when extra supplies were needed.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Cake Decorating Business
Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › Cake Decorating Business › storing supplies