Starting a Cake Decorating Business from Home

Many great home businesses start as a hobby and cake decoration from home is not different from this hobbies. Probably one of the tricks for starting a business like this is to know the basics.

This basic tips seems obvious but having a clear idea of what they can make a difference on your business.

There is a great possibility that you are into the hobby of cake decoration and already tinkering with the idea of starting a cake decorating business from home if you are reading this article. You have probably done for free many times over cakes of different kinds for your family and friends and are already proficient in some sense regarding the bustle you have to do to create a great cake. What comes along with this hobby is the pleasure of making cakes and decorating it with your imagination.

Now, tinkering with the idea of starting a cake decorating business from home is not the same as cake decorating for free. First of all, there is already the variable of money-making in the equation plus the goal of satisfying your clients so that they will return to get your product and services.

Here are several simple tips on how to go around with this home business designed specifically for your hobby.

Basics on Starting a Cake Decorating Business from Home

It is obvious that what go along the basics of starting a cake decorating business from home are some sense of how you can expertly do the service, enough baking and decorating equipment to make your work possible and a vision on how you want to see your home business in the future.

If you have done cake decoration for many times don’t be complacent that you know everything already. Try to make it a point to do research as you start your business.

Also make it a point to stock up supplies for your cake decoration business. This entails you to invest on heavy duty mixer, icing bags, cake pans, couplers and even boxes where you can store and put your cakes.

All this preparatory tasks for you in starting a cake decorating business from home will be financially fruitful if you make a vision so you can steer your business in going there. Make it clear to you on what you want for your business for short term and long term time.

Modern Advertising Style for Starting a Cake Decorating Business from Home

Putting your cake decorating works on a website is an intelligent way to create a buzz about your home cake decorating business. The site, like a blog, will be your way to a more creative and effective sales pitch for your target audience. Take a picture of your works and post them on your site and this will help entice buyers to contact you for your fledgling business.


  • Monica said on April 13, 2010
    I have recently started making cakes from home as well. Some people try to talk you down in price and dont go so low that you are losing money. You need to remind the customers that these are homemade and not premade frozen cakes. I recently saw a customer who bought a cake from sams club cheap but the decorating on it was very sloppy. You get what you pay for. You can always have cake parties and have people sample your cakes, also local restaurants, which has been mentioned above. I have actually started building a portfolio of every cake I've made that is worth putting in my portfolio to show people my artistic ability.
  • Whitney said on April 29, 2010
    Do you have to get a vendor license or anything to sell the cakes legally from your house?
  • gerard torre said on August 24, 2010
    would like open a cake decoration business from home ..port st lucie ... florida ...USA
  • gerard torre said on August 24, 2010
    which kind of license I need ???
  • Chilufya Pikiti said on September 2, 2010
    Please give me detailed information on how to start this cake decorating business. I would like to introduce it to the youth project. I am staying in South Africa
  • maryann said on May 10, 2011
    I am planning to open this business at my home located In Quezon City,Philippines. I started decorating cakes since i was in high school, i am now 42years old and seeking for a good income to provide my children their school needs.
  • mellissa said on April 2, 2013
    Glen Austin, Midrand. South Africa. I excel in platters, I make everything from scratch! I know how to bake many types of cakes and pastries. I also know how to make wedding cakes. Does any one need such services in this area? Thanks.
  • deepak kumar said on June 6, 2013
    I want to open a cake house. Pls suggest me how much cost to establish this venture
  • MUKESH KUMAR said on August 8, 2014
    i want to start a cake making business but i have no idea please me


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