Bake your Cake and Decorate it too

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As the interest in home baking is increasing day-by-day among the home bakers, baking and customized cake decoration have carved a niche for itself in the world of patisserie and sugarcraft, opening huge business opportunities for the bakers. It has motivated many home bakers to become successful entrepreneurs from being an amateur. Cakes being an inevitable part of our celebrations assure that this trend is here to stay.

When it comes to the business side of customized cake decoration, it has many facets to it. Most of the bakers who are in the business did not start baking or decorating cakes with the intention of starting a business. The business just happened because of various reasons which could differ from person to person even though it was never much of a business thought to get started off in the first place.

If you have the interest, cake decorating is fun and making someone’s special day even more special with your artistic talent is indeed what this career is all about. But behind that fun part, there goes a lot of work, time and money invested into it.

In the beginning, you may only need a few basic tools and equipment such as a heavy-duty mixer, bowls, spatulas, an oven, and enough space to work around a cake which could probably be your own kitchen itself in the starting phase. Everything else could be added to the existing facilities you already have as the business grows.

Now comes the interesting part which is the reimbursement. If others outside of your family ask for custom-made cakes make sure they are willing to pay also. The rule is if you are going to make this a business you must treat it like one. If you are new at this you obviously cannot charge them a bomb, however, make sure you don’t hesitate to charge them reasonably. To begin with, you can check out the prices with the nearby bakeries to get an idea and come up with a price tag that is not too intimidating for your customers. Later, as the business grows your price graph will also grow automatically.

Along with the fun and happy decorative sprees, there comes a tricky side too with custom-made cake business, especially when it is done from home. It requires some commitment of your time that your family may not want to sacrifice. So, your family’s support is very important if you are considering this as a home business. And as far as honing your skill sets are concerned, the classes and specialty equipment can be expensive but totally worth.

Advance planning and keeping a calendar of events is a must when you are in this business. Also, you might want to make sure that you meet with the Health requirements in your city when you’re setting it up as a business for food safety purposes. Yes, cake baking and decorating are a messy work but it is a sweet mess.

Bakeries make tasty cakes but that comes nowhere near to the homemade ones where you spend hours putting things together to make something exceptionally special. Again, that will happen only if you have enough knowledge in baking and sugarcraft. So, as soon as you figure out your interest lies in and around cakes & bakes, make sure to get yourself trained professionally in a culinary school to take it to the next level.

If you have considered all these factors and ready to step in, you are most welcome to the wonderful world of storytelling cakes and sugar arts. This is to be a most rewarding and creative business and is an art that keeps stretching your imagination and building your skills, making others happy.


Shruti Raj

A simple writer, with hands on experience in Public Relations and Communications. An ardent lover of food with a natural flair for culinary arts, who loves to write anything and everything about food, with a career background of more than half a decade invested in various communication fields. Now being a part of ICCA Dubai Digital Marketing team, she intends to showcase her professional expertise in web & print content development and food photography, and adapt to learn more with the team.

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