Are you a hobbyist cake maker who is looking to make the jump to running your own cake making & decorating business from home? This page includes a wealth of great resources to help you get started, including advice from our panel of cake decorating experts, and superb bulk pricing offers for any business!

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Cake Business FAQ

If you are interested in turning your cake making hobby into a fully-fledged business from home, then we have invaluable information on this page that can answer some of the questions you may have. We have a panel of three cake making experts, who each made the same decision and have built a wealth of experience in the art of sugarcrafting

I want to set up a cake decorating business from home, what advice do you have?
 
Do I need to register my home-based cake decorating business with my local council?
 
Do I need to have insurance for a home based cake business?
 
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Starting your own cake business from home can be a daunting challenge - so we've compiled some easy to use guides and tools to help you quote and cost your cakes more accurately. We also have a blog post 'A Day in the Life of a Cake Maker', which will shed some light into the highs and lows of professional cake making

Cake Business Usefull Resources

 

For more specific information on the practices of self-employment and food safety then please see the following resources that we have listed here:

GOV.UK Guide to Self-Employment: https://www.gov.uk/topic/business-tax/self-employed
FSA Catering Business Start Up Guide: https://www.food.gov.uk/sites/default/files/multimedia/pdfs/publication/starting-up-booklet.pdf
FSA Food Hygiene Guide: https://www.food.gov.uk/sites/default/files/multimedia/pdfs/publication/hygieneguidebooklet.pdf
FSA Guide to Legal Inspections: https://www.food.gov.uk/business-industry/hygieneratings/food-law-inspections

Other useful tools and apps that you can use for organising your work and paperwork;
Wunderlist Organiser - Calendar and To-Do List: https://www.wunderlist.com/
Shoeboxed - Reciept Organiser & Contacts Database: https://www.shoeboxed.com/features/
Genius Scan - Receipt & Invoice Scanner: https://www.thegrizzlylabs.com/

Cake Business Pinterest

Our Pinterest Boards are regularly updated to feature all of the latest cake trends and themes. All pins are either re-pinned from Pinterest or uploaded with permission from our customers to share with the rest of the online community. Feel free to browse for ideas and inspiration, or share your creations with us so that they may light the interest of others!

Cake Business FAQ
How can I advertise my business to get more customers?
 
How can I work out what to charge for my cakes?
 
Should I be asking for a deposit when I take a cake order? How much should this be?
 
What basic equipment do I need to start up?
 
How do I make sure I have all the information needed from a customer when taking an order?
 
What do you need for the initial inspection from the council office?
 
How long before I start trading do I need to register with the local council & environmental health dept?
 
If I want to deliver my cakes, what steps do I need to take?
 
Are there copyright issues around creating characters from films/books etc. on cakes?
 
How much storage space will I need?
 
How do I determine my Unique Selling Point?
 
How do I check if my business name already exists?
 
Does my cake business need a blog?
 
Is there any recommended training I should undertake before setting up my business?
 
How do I respond to unusual requests that I don’t feel comfortable fulfilling? (e.g. body part/hen & stag cakes)
 
When should I be asking for the final payment from customers?