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Homemade Cakes as a Business - Tips to start


Homemade Cakes as a Business - Tips to start

Everyone loves a well made, delicious and decorated cake. They are fun to create and the whole family can help in the making. If you have been making cakes for a long time and have been getting a lot of positive feedback, maybe you should look into the possibility of getting paid for your efforts. Homemade cakes are becoming more popular as a home-based business. If you are thinking about turning your baking skills into a business, here are a few tips to get you started.

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  • Check into the governing body that oversees homemade goods. Depending on the laws in your area, you may only need to submit to a kitchen inspection. There is also the possibility that the requirement is to have a separate location for you to create all of your homemade goodies. Find out the rules first.

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  • Check into the governing body that oversees homemade goods. Depending on the laws in your area, you may only need to submit to a kitchen inspection. There is also the possibility that the requirement is to have a separate location for you to create all of your homemade goodies. Find out the rules first.

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  • After you have the opinion of your family, go solicit the judgment of neighbours and friends. These people are the ones who would trust you and your product the most. Check with them to see if they have any birthdays, anniversaries, graduation, or upcoming event that you could bake a cake for. Starting with your close network of friends and family is a tried and true way to get early feedback and get your business underway.

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  • Set a price that is reasonable. You must be careful not to set prices too low. Be sure to include your baking ingredients, packaging materials, utilities, and the time that it not only takes to make your creations but for the time it takes for daily set-up and clean-up. It is easy to under price your cakes and end up working for far less than minimum wage. On the other hand, cakes that are too expensive will be hard to market. You may consider a lower price until you create a demand for your products. You can then increase your prices as your time shrinks.

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  • Take pictures of the cakes that you make. You can use the pictures in flyers that you can hand out. This is an inexpensive way to advertise that you are in business. Make sure you put your name and phone number on the flyers along with an email address. Get into the habit of taking photos of every cake you make.

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  • Make some cakes to sell or donate for raffles for non-profit organizations, church bake sales, or other community events. You could also sponsor an event. Again, make sure you have business cards and flyers available. The exposure can be worth your cost of the donation. You’ll be a good citizen while spreading the word about your cakes.

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  • Once you have gotten a customer base with the people you know, you can branch out to a local coffee shop or bake shop. Ask if you might be able to leave some samples of your cakes with them and then you can go back to inquire on how the samples were perceived. If all went well, check with them to see if you could try to sell your cakes at their shop.

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  • Decide what type of payment would be acceptable. If you know the person, a check might be ok. You may want to accept only cash for those you don’t know so well. Make sure you have enough money to give change in case you get a large bill for payment. PayPal also offers you the ability to take debit and credit cards. You can literally use your smartphone as a credit card device with an attachment from PayPal.

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  • Build a website that has pictures, order information, and contact information. You could also have a section for a blog to let people know what new recipes you have come up with. Be sure to put the website information on the flyers and email the people in your contact list to let them know of your website. Blogs can make you an expert in your field so the time they may take to create could be well worth it.

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  • Join social sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and LinkedIn. This can help if you can “friend” people who plan events, wedding planners and any others who might want to purchase cakes that are homemade.

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  • Remember cakes for holidays are just as popular as cakes for special occasions. Make sure you have a line-up of carrot cakes for Easter, orange cake for Halloween, mint cake for St. Patrick’s Day and whatever ideas you can create to give people reasons to buy.

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Doing something that you love, and making money, can be very satisfying and rewarding. Maintain your level of creativity, keep expanding your business base and keep quality in your work and ingredients will help insure your successful entry into your own cake making enterprise.




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