Start Cake Decorating Supplies Store

If you want to start a cake decorating supplies store, you will need to have a solid plan. Decide on the decorating supplies that you plan to sell and find a reputed supplier.

When you purchase at wholesale, you can save lots of money. Apply for the license and permits, and purchase insurance.

Starting Your Own Cake Decorating Supplies Store

Some people have exceptional talents when it comes to baking and decorating cakes. If this is your passion, you can start your own cake decorating supplies store. As the name implies, your store will focus mainly in selling decorating supplies for cakes of various occasions. With so many things that you can sell, you’re sure to earn great profits. Create a solid plan for the business that you can use as reference just in case you’re losing track of the business. Make sure that you possess adequate knowledge in running the business before you take the plunge.

Startup Tasks

Secure the needed licenses or permits for the store. In most cases, you need to pay for the fees and submit the paperwork for DBA license and seller’s permit. You should be aware that the requirements usually vary but if you know the agencies to consult, you can finish the legal matters in no time at all. Find a supplier of the various cake decorating supplies. Among the things that you need to purchase for the inventory are airbrushes, compressor, baking cups, liners, turntables, decorating kits, pastry bags, piping gel, cake stands, separator plates, and many others; just pick the ones that you think will be saleable.

If you can obtain your inventory at wholesale, you can save lots of money. This will also allow you to offer lower prices to customers. Since you’re just starting out, there is a need to offer a slightly lower introductory price. You have to inform customers that they should take advantage of the intro price because after a few weeks, you will resume original pricing. The cake supplies store should be decorated properly and attractively. If you can provide a one-stop shop for all cake decorating supplies, you will have satisfied customers.

You will also need to hire several employees. Decide on the salary structure and benefits. Make sure that you arrange for the utilities like phone, electricity, and water. To display some of the supplies you’re selling, you also need to purchase display racks and shelving. Purchase the appropriate insurance for the business. You have to pick for the ideal advertising methods that you can use. Have your business enlisted in the Yellow Pages and if possible, you should also create a business website. With online advertising, you can save a lot in terms of cost. You can better manage your expenses if you have accounting software. Learn proven strategies and formulas that you can use to ensure success.


  • Iris said on March 20, 2013
    Hi, I am opening an online cupcake supply store in Brazil. I would like to know where I can find metrics that could help with planning startup inventory size and items that are considerable saleable. Any suggestion? Thank you, Iris
  • Bob said on March 12, 2014
    I would like to open cake decorating supply in north shore, Vancouver. I am just wondering if you can help me with that.
  • Emmanuel Ndanduleni said on May 12, 2016
    Hi, I'm Emmanuel Ndanduleni from Limpopo province. I've been working as a confectioner for years. Now I want to start my own business. In which I will be manufacturing and supplying fondant and plastic icing. I don't know much on starting and running such business. So, if you're willing to help; I'll politely ask for some tips on starting a good and viable business in thohoyandou city. Most of the suppliers end up in polokwane. So many home bakers makhado, musina, thohoyandou and malamulele are experiencing a very big challenge. They need someone who will supply them with baking ingredients, d├ęcors and packages. I politely ask for your professional advice.
  • TK said on July 27, 2016
    Hi @Emmanuel Ndanduleni, did you come right?
  • Emefa Ababio said on August 3, 2017
    Hello I'm from Ghana. And I would like to help in opening a cake accessories or supplies shop online. I need some help knowing how to go about it.
  • Stanley Moloto said on January 27, 2018
    Hi am in Mokopane also want to start my own business, I don't know much about baking my wife is the one who is more on baking. I learn many things from her. She always send me to buy some stuff in bakers bonanza Centurion Pretoria. Pls help me to learn more about opening my own baking and deco shop and how to apply for license.
  • michelle said on February 21, 2021
    good morning i would like to open an online cake supply story where can I get my supply list from in NYC.
  • Lawal Kafayat said on July 13, 2021
    Hi, my name is Kafayat, and I am from Lagos. I am interested in starting a business that specializes in cake decorating supplies. Can you assist me by providing information about what I need to know before starting this venture?
  • Helen said on July 31, 2021
    Hi, I am in Atlanta, please; I need help getting Calke supplies and tools for sale.


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