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post #61 of 95
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There are three area's i would consider opening shop eventually, all three towns have zero custom cake shops and two small bread bakery's... The population for the first place is 84,057 second 50,435 third 288,448

 


I don't and wont have it all figured out but i am trying very hard to turn my passion into a career...

post #62 of 95

I agree about the fondant, it looks great.  So you have the talent.  As the previous poster stated, it's always best to make the cake 100% edible and done by hand.  (even if the decorations aren't supposed to be eaten.)  That is the time consuming part.  

post #63 of 95
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Thanks :) and yeah the customer wanted the broken tiara on her cake she brought it to me icon_eek.gif... I think that's the only cake i've ever just thrown together... I offered to make a gum paste tiara for 12.00 more and she thought it was in sain that i would charge her a extra 12.00 ... what? so this is what she brought me.....

post #64 of 95
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here are more some older some newer

 

 

 

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post #65 of 95
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posted a couple more pics.. some older some new

post #66 of 95
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I do mostly edible toppers :) 

post #67 of 95

Do you have a Facebook page?

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post #68 of 95
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Originally Posted by SweetBakeCakes View Post

I don't know if this is a clear competitive advantage let me know what you think... I offer the customer to pick between AMBC and Swiss Meringue butter cream... My prices are 3.00-3.50 mite change to 4.00 tops... Others are 5.00-7.00/serving in this area...Home bakers 2.00/serving but normally haven't a clue about cake decorating no offense! I specialize in custom children's cakes, there are only two shops that offer everything i do... none offer the choice of SMBC & AMBC if that even makes a difference idk yet... I offer home made Candy's and would like a candy bar if i opened shop... and much more! Something like a children's shop/couture cant really explain it as its all in my head... I offer French Macaroons, cupcakes, fudges, truffles, cream puff's etc... which not many custom shops do around my area... I have a fun "look" to my appearance as would my shop, something fun yet screams gourmet! I also make home made ice cream which i have not seen around here either... Free monthly tasting events.... I know it may all sound tacky but trust me i have some really nice ideas for my shop... And have ways to cut cost as well.. Such as buying wholesale, family members working for nothing with faith we will one day have a big name... A big name for our small town that is icon_rolleyes.gif and much more!

Sounds very unique and delightful. 

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post #69 of 95

To answer the question of the OP (LovelyCakes4Us, CuteCakes1234, or SweetBakeCakes):  Cake decorating is just a hobby right now, so the only cash flow comes from my husband. I would like to make it into a business just like you. Right now, I'm struggling with my Business Plan (maybe you have some advice for me?icon_smile.gif). Good luck on your growing business. 

post #70 of 95
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To answer the question of the OP (LovelyCakes4Us, CuteCakes1234, or SweetBakeCakes):


Absolute mega lawlz

It takes years and a lot of work to be able to cake full time with enough profit to sustain a family. You will probably need to find other revenue avenues like classes, tutorials, books, editorial work, merchandise etc, which can only be done once you have a following which takes time, a huge workload and PR.

 

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post #71 of 95
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Yes that's why i'm taking some time off thanks

post #72 of 95
I think our understandings of taking time off are completely different.
"Taste your words before you feed them to people."
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post #73 of 95
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I believe so, i mean time will tell how long it will take my team to work full time.. I say i'm giving myself 3-6 months but in all reality i'm hoping to opening a store front in 2015 i think that's enough time to get all education, save up some money, perfect my caking skills as much as possible and much more.. 

post #74 of 95
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I'm taking a small brake for 3-6 months does not mean i think ill know it all by then... I still have to apply for loans, go to as many classes as possible (none decorating classes) business classes... And dream to open my store front in 2015 will that happen? ehh who knows... but i'm not going to loose faith into what i am very determined to do...

post #75 of 95
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BTW your cakes are amazing! Beautiful website. :)

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