How-To Start a Home-Based Cake Decorating Business
Start a Home-Based Cake Decorating Business
Has anyone ever said to you, “Your baking is so delicious, or your cakes are so beautiful…you should go into business!?” Have you ever taken a cake decorating class and thought, “How could I turn this into a career?” Maybe you’ve been to a wedding, seen and tasted the cakes or cupcakes and thought, “I can do this!” Perhaps you just enjoy working in the kitchen and want to learn how to start a real home-business.
Starting a Cake Business at home is a relatively straight-forward and inexpensive process compared to starting a commercial bakery or buying a franchise. However, the process is still time consuming and intimidating. There are legal issues as well. Simple mistakes or trial and error cost you in time and money. Once your business is up and running you’ll begin to achieve the things you’re hoping for.
What are the legal ramifications of operating a food service business from home?
What are the best cake recipes?
How can I start with very little funds?
How can you build a portfolio of cake options to show clients when just starting out?
What kind of insurance do you need? How do you build a tiered cake?
What is the best way to make rolled fondant, buttercream, gum paste flowers?
Where will I find customers?!
What does a contract need to stipulate ?