Bakery

Things are Changing!

Out with the old, in with the new. When I started this blog I was torn between what to focus on.  I wanted to share my views and experiences of being a bakery owner; while at the same time sharing my story about my health issues, along with the holistic nutrition and natural remedies I… Read More Things are Changing!

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The Baker’s Corner

Would you like to be featured in The Baker’s Corner Newsletter?  I’m on the hunt for bakers who would like to be featured in The Baker’s Corner Newsletter!  Do you want to inspire and help other bakers with your story? As bakers from (literally) all around the world have reached out to me, I’ve realized while I love sharing… Read More The Baker’s Corner

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How to Prepare Your Bakery for a Health Department Inspection

Do you know how to prepare your bakery for a Health Department inspection? Every state is different, but you will find all retail bakeries require periodic health inspections. Some states also require home bakeries to undergo health inspections as well. If you’re not sure what your state requires be sure to check with your local… Read More How to Prepare Your Bakery for a Health Department Inspection

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How to Take Your Business to the Next Level

Now that you’ve established your bakery business, have you thought about how to take it to the next level? I have one suggestion for you that can be quick and easy to put into action. Have you considered a website or a blog of your own? Most business owners think if they have a Facebook… Read More How to Take Your Business to the Next Level

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When to Say No: 4 Orders to Decline in Your Bakery Business

Do you know when to say no to an order? Many bakers don’t even realize there are times when you can and should say no. I know especially when you’re first starting out, you think you absolutely must take on every order inquiry to grow your business. This simply isn’t true.  Let’s take a look… Read More When to Say No: 4 Orders to Decline in Your Bakery Business

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7 Modern Buttercream Flowers Tutorials

In case you missed it, buttercream flowers are back! Big time! Gone are the days of supermarket roses; we are now in the time of modern buttercream flowers. These new modern buttercream flowers can often be mistaken for real, fresh flowers. They’re beautiful,elegant, and can add just right touch to any cake. But how do… Read More 7 Modern Buttercream Flowers Tutorials

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Home Bakery Wedding Consultation- Part 3: Preparing Samples & Conducting the Meeting

  Part 2 of Home Bakery Wedding Consultation Now that you have decided where to hold your wedding consultations, and prepared your policies and procedures, it’s time to get down to the nitty gritty.   Preparing samples and discussing/recording the order. In this installment I will walk you through how to prepare samples, what to… Read More Home Bakery Wedding Consultation- Part 3: Preparing Samples & Conducting the Meeting

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Home Bakery Wedding Consultation-Part 2: Policies, Procedures & Deposit Requirements

  Part 1 of Home Bakery Wedding Consultation  After Part 1 you should have decided where you will be holding your Home Bakery Wedding Consultations. Now we will talk about policies, procedures, and deposit requirements. One of the biggest mistakes you can make is going into a wedding consultation without any kind of set policies.… Read More Home Bakery Wedding Consultation-Part 2: Policies, Procedures & Deposit Requirements

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Home Bakery Wedding Consultation- Part 1: Where to Hold the Consultation

Working from home can be very rewarding in many ways. But it can also prove a challenge in certain situations. One of those being how to conduct a wedding consultation. I remember the first time I had a request for a wedding consultation. I was positive no one would want to be inconvenienced to come… Read More Home Bakery Wedding Consultation- Part 1: Where to Hold the Consultation

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The ONE Thing No Cake Decorator Can Live Without

There are two things a cake decorator must have to succeed. A perfect buttercream recipe and the most important of all tools. An Icing Smoother. Not just any icing smoother, but one that is guaranteed to be an asset and not a hinderance. An icing smoother can make or break you when it comes to… Read More The ONE Thing No Cake Decorator Can Live Without

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The Best Places to Buy Bakery Supplies

When just starting out it seems almost impossible to find out where to buy bakery supplies.  I remember when I decided to open a storefront I searched high and low before I found a few mentions of suppliers.  It was nearly impossible, almost like the supply companies didn’t want you to find them! So I… Read More The Best Places to Buy Bakery Supplies

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Secrets to Achieving the Perfect Cheesecake

Did you read the list of Best Selling Bakery Products I gave you?  If so, then you probably remember Cheesecake being on that list.  Pretty much at the top of that list.  If you’re going to be making cheesecakes to sell in your bakery, then you need to know all the secrets to achieving the… Read More Secrets to Achieving the Perfect Cheesecake

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Free Bakery Worksheets Packet

Bakery Worksheets Packet  I’m so excited to present the new coordinating bakery worksheets packet made just for you! If you’re a subscriber you’ve seen my teasers for this packet in the weekly update you receive.  If you aren’t a subscriber… You may want to become one! I am offering this basic Bakery Worksheets Packet FREE,… Read More Free Bakery Worksheets Packet

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Best Selling Bakery Products

Are you struggling to come up with products to sell other than time-consuming large ticket items?  Well, I’ve got you covered! I’m sharing a list of products that always did extremely well in my retail bakery and in my home bakery.   When I first opened my shop I had the intentions of being only… Read More Best Selling Bakery Products

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How to Set Base Prices

We’ve talked about why you don’t want to be the cheap cake lady and the proper way to price your cakes. Now we’re going to learn how to set base prices for your different products to streamline and simplify the pricing process. You’ll only have to do this math once to get your base prices.… Read More How to Set Base Prices