I recently taught my daughter’s class (all 30 of them) to decorate cupcakes as an end of term treat. It wasn’t the heart attack-inducing experience I thought it would be and I am constantly amazed at how engaged and creative the children become when they’re given something they like. Even the two naughtiest boys in [...]
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School’s out for summer and as of today my children are footloose and fancy-free for the next six weeks. I don’t know about you but I don’t jump up and down with unbridled joy at the prospect of the little cherubs being under my feet for the foreseeable future. And I am already taking bets [...]
About 18 months ago I was on my knees and so was my business. It’s not that I had too little work and we were going down the toilet. Rather I had plenty but I was disorganised, chaotic and struggling to handle it. Things were very reactive rather than proactive and I would lurch from [...]
How much does it cost to bake a cake? Have you ever asked yourself that question when looking to buy a cake and thought surely it can't be that much, it's flour, eggs, butter and sugar after all. But we thought it would be fun to actually drill down into the figures so you know [...]
Whether your business is large or small it will have a company culture. It’s not always something that’s easy to define but it’s there, and depending on whether it’s fantastic or toxic it can either help or hinder your business growth. I once worked for a company, which shall remain nameless, [...]
I’m going to do it. Yes. I really am. I am mentioning the C-word… Christmas for all you dirty minded folk out there! I know it’s only July but there are just 161 sleeps until Christmas Day and if I’m starting to think about gingerbread gifts so should you. I daresay we probably think about [...]
It can be difficult creating a lasting impression with your clients, one that makes you stand out in their minds and come to you again and again for your product or service. Sending them branded cakes or indeed cupcakes is a great way to plant your business firmly in their minds. Plus they'll think you're [...]
We were asked to create a very fabulous Harry Potter cake back in November and I have to say it turned out bloody brilliant even if I do say so myself. I flipping loved doing this cake and getting all the elements in there - the sorting hat, the glass, the wand and the snitch [...]
Cake pricing is something that comes up time and time again for cake decorators and is something of an Achilles heel among us. Even experienced cake decorators still struggle with it – have I priced too high? Have I priced too low? Am I better or worse than my competitors? Will people think I am [...]
I can't quite believe we have just made a cake for Zoella - yes, I had to ask who she was too but if you're under 25 you know. It's not every day though that we get asked to make a cake for a bona fide celebrity but when Blink Publishing got in touch and asked us [...]