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How to start off in the cake decorating industry

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Hiya guys!

I'm new to this page so hope I am posting in the write place..:/

I started a subscription with the "My Cake Decorating" magazine back in march last year and since then have found a love for cake decorating I never knew I had. I would really love to pursue this as a career and start my own business, I was just wondering how you cake decorators out there have done it? Did you have any training or are you self taught?

Any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated :D

Mwah! x

post #2 of 5

I started by trying to make chocolate chip cookies for my son. i wanted to be *that* mom. From there, a chance to buy a cheesecake bakery came up, and when I passed, I decided to create my own cheesecake recipe. It took me a year to perfect my recipe and that's when I started baking for family and friends. 

post #3 of 5

I'm afraid I can't offer you advice Charleyboo, since I just bake cakes for my grandkids and maybe my kids if they show up on their birthdays icon_smile.gif

 

However, I just wanted to pop in and wish you well. It's a very competitive business from what I understand. Magazines and these forums hold a wealth of information, but I would think classes of some sort would be a good idea as well.

 

Good luck!

post #4 of 5

Charleyboo - welcome to Cake Central!

 

Take some time to familiarise yourself with the website, as there are literally hundreds of thousands of posts on all the most common topics covered.

 

There have been some very similar threads started by newbies like yourself in the past couple days - please peruse the forums and you will get some current answers to this very question :-)

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post #5 of 5
You can start with the Wilton cake classes. Then just start out making cakes for family and friends to perfect your craft and the rest is word of mouth.
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