Cake Decorating Business: Small Business for Stay at Home Mom
“Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.” ~Franklin D Roosevelt
Do you have an artistic streak that allows you to turn out the most “divine” looking cakes? Are you an artist who uses icing sugar and an icing cone as tools? If so, did you know that your artistic abilities can make you some good money? Why not start your very own cake decorating business? This is certainly an interestingly unique business venture. It’s bound to be a lot of fun too!
In the cake decorating business, you will have the chance to put smiles on a lot of people’s faces. Cakes accompany special occasions, after all. Cakes have been an important part of special occasions for years! People will always find a reason to celebrate, so you can bet your icing tools that beautifully decorated cakes are here to stay. This is something that not everyone can do- as in the case of most such creative ventures. This means that as an “artist” of sorts, your services will always be in demand.
You can never be too good or too artistic when it comes to cake decorating, so make sure that you’ve got skills that are worth marketing. People don’t usually go to separate places for cake making and decorating. They would want to get their cakes decorated where they get their cakes made. This means that you’d better make sure that your cakes look as good as they taste! Make sure that the products you use are of high quality as well. Give heed to health and safety regulations. You are dealing with the food; after all, failure to give attention to health and safety will result in serious penalties and consequences.
Having great looking and great tasting cakes will have people interested in no time, and this type of “public interest” will also take care of part of the advertising for your business. Allow your cakes to make a few appearances at a couple of birthday parties, and that will have people talking and promoting your business for you. It will also help distribute flyers and put up a few posters at your local stores and supermarkets. You will have to start “networking” as well. Start talking to event-planning professionals such as wedding planners and party planners who will get you in touch with potential clients. Create an attractive website, one that effectively “markets” your skills as a cake decorator. Remember that the internet is, most often than not, the first place that busy people look in when they are looking for “services” of this kind. Today, the internet has almost entirely replaced the yellow pages.
Go ahead; become an entrepreneur and the “boss of your own business” today!
“Working for someone else is nothing like being an entrepreneur and the boss of your own business. Becoming an entrepreneur requires a different plan or map. You’ll be taking a different road to a different destination.” ~Noel Peebles