Bakery, Home Bakery, Retail Bakery

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

Bakery, Home Bakery, Retail Bakery

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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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

Bakery, How to, Tips & Tricks

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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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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30+ Cupcake Flavor Ideas

When I had my storefront, I found one of the most difficult things to come up with was new, exciting cupcake flavors.  People are very fickle and get bored easily, so you need to be armed and ready with some creative flavors. Here is a list of 30+ popular cupcake flavor ideas you can use… Read More 30+ Cupcake Flavor Ideas

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Order Forms for Taking Orders

Now that you’ve learned how to charge for cakes you will need a place to keep track of all those orders! I decided to make things a bit easier for those of you just starting out (or those who just want to get more organized) and created a printable order form for you. This is… Read More Order Forms for Taking Orders

Bakery, Home Bakery, Pricing Info, Retail Bakery

The Cheap Cake Lady

One of the most difficult things to deal with when it comes to owning your own baking business (or ANY business) is probably deciding what to charge. I’d like to do an entire post in detail on how to decide your prices and what you should be charging, but for now I want to talk about… Read More The Cheap Cake Lady

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6 Things Your Home Bakery is Missing!

Who says you’ve got to have a storefront to have an awesome workspace? If you have a few essential items you will be set! I have compiled a list of items to make your home bakery experience as organized and efficient as possible. Some of these items can be purchased at local hardware stores, craft stores,… Read More 6 Things Your Home Bakery is Missing!

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Three Must Haves for Operating Any Business

There are three things that you absolutely, positively MUST have to operate any business. It doesn’t matter what your business may be, if you don’t have these three things you will fail. Yes, FAIL. The last thing anyone wants to do is fail. But without these three things that’s exactly what will happen. These three… Read More Three Must Haves for Operating Any Business

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Top 5 Best Things About a Home Bakery

Many home bakers are in such a hurry to get a storefront they haven’t even stopped to think of all the best things about a home bakery! Sometimes you need a little reminder that right where you are isn’t so bad.  Thoughts are if you have a storefront you will be taken more seriously, people will… Read More Top 5 Best Things About a Home Bakery

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6 Things to Think About Before Opening a Retail Bakery

Hey-hey home baker, I’m talking to you. Yeah, you. The one who has outgrown their kitchen and has lost all free time on the weekends. I have been right where you are. Dreaming and obsessing over all the things I would do if I had my own cute little cake shop. How I would decorate… Read More 6 Things to Think About Before Opening a Retail Bakery