Start A Cake Decorating Business

Are you thinking of starting a cake business at home or in a commercial kitchen? Let our best selling cake business book or eBook show you how.
Updated for 2013: New Content, More Sample Documents, New (lower) Price!

Starting from $9.99

How to Start a Cake Business at Home

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. Recent passage of cottage food laws are opening new opportunities for home-based cake businesses across the country.

Whatever your reason for choosing cake decorating as a business, this e-book offers the expertise and solutions to the many situations you will encounter as you start your journey as a business owner. ANYONE can do this. Even a novice baker.

Take all the uncertainty and confusion out of starting a cake or cupcake business.”Start a Cake Business Today ” equips you with the knowledge and skills you need to start and successfully grow a cake bakery anywhere!

You may be imagining yourself working at home– in a small town or big city. You may be dreaming of being your own boss. With this guide you can follow easy steps to make this a reality.

This guide combines the business start-up knowledge and cake decorating experience of people  who have successfully started cake and cupcake businesses.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.

Until now it was very difficult to find out what starting a cake decorating business really entailed – this book changes that. The fact is that no amount of endless scouring of the Web for free information will give you what is contained inside this guide. The forums and blogs that are out there are great resources, but they don’t tell you the full story. This guide provides you with not only the answers you need today, but also with the answers you’ll need tomorrow and the days thereafter.

We’ve more than doubled the content of our best selling book, Start A Cake Business Today. The newly revised and upgraded version of Start a Cake Business shares our extensive knowledge of running a small bakery business so that aspiring entrepreneurs can affordably learn the fundamentals of starting a cake business and have the necessary tools to be successful. Whether you’ve been creating cakes as a hobby or ready to take your home-based cake business to the next level, this comprehensive book covers every aspect of creating a successful cake business at home, in a shared kitchen or in a commercial cake shop. We cover everything, from writing a business plan and preparing for your first kitchen inspection to creative marketing ideas and attracting new clients. Written clearly and with specific, step-by-step advice, this book aims to pave the way for new cake business owners by informing bakers of all skill levels about:

  • Planning and preparation while in the start-up phase
  • Paperwork and organizational documents needed
  • Creating a business identity including your business name, logo and website
  • Legal issues including Business Permits and Licensing
  • Utilizing and benefit from the latest marketing strategies
  • How to create repeat customers—and stable income—by continually bringing clients back for all the cake occasions of their lives
  • Expenses and funding sources
  • Insurance, taxes, and accounting
  • How to start with a minimal investment
  • How to calculate your total product costs and price your cakes for maximum profit
  • Creating a professional publicity kit
  • Wedding-specific cake business strategies
  • Innovative places to sell your cake
  • Our 126-step start up plan
  • Tools and supplies you’ll need and much more

In addition to the contents of the book, buyers will also have access to the members area of our website to guides, spreadsheets and forms including:

  • Recipes
  • Contracts and Order Forms
  • Farmer’s Market Guide
  • Safety and Accident Prevention Guide
  • Cake Business Pre-opening and Daily Checklists
  • Cash Flow and Cost of Goods Sold Spreadsheet
  • Budget, Start-up, Financial projections, Profit and Loss, and others

Education is a life-long endeavor. The knowledge and skills for starting and growing a business are becoming more accesible, more clearly explained, and fine-tuned. The expansion of cottage food laws is creating opportunities that were once only available to a select few. This book is an extension of our commitment to helping educate anyone who wants take their economic future into their own hands by starting a cake business. This is the first time Start a Cake Business has been offered on Kindle. If you’ve ever considered purchasing one of our books, this is a great opportunity and a great price at $9.99.

Start a Cake Business Formats:


Prefer the feel of paper? Our paperback is available for $25.95. (free shipping)

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ebook (.pdf) Version

The PDF version of Start a Cake Business can be read on any computer, tablet or phone.

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Paperback & ebook

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Kindle Version

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