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10 Tips for Starting a Home-Based Cake Business (and not lose money)

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Welcome!  Over the next few posts, I am running a 10-part series on Tips for Starting a Home-Based Cake Business (and not lose money).  My tips are certainly not the be-all and end-all of this topic, but merely based on what I have learned in my own business and experiences.  I expect they will be helpful to you as your work through the ins and outs of starting your business.  Don't miss any part of the series: Subscribe to Cakes by Erin by Email  Let's begin!   10 Tips for Starting a Home-Based Cake Business 1. Have a plan. There is nothing like jumping headfirst into an exciting venture only to find yourself floundering around when the waves hit; like the restaurant who held their grand opening with a limited number of staff: … [Read More...]

MapleSauce Recipe: (Maple Syrup, Applesauce, and Cinnamon)

MapleSauce Recipe: (Maple Syrup, Applesauce, and Cinnamon)

It is blustery out there! I have pulled out my bulky sweaters, been blown by the wind while trying to get into the hardware store (all I wanted was a new potato peeler!), and had to take a change of clothes to the school since my daughter got blown into a giant mud puddle.  A… 

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A Suitcase Cake

A Suitcase Cake: On the Way to Paris

Oh, to be going to Paris right now – or anywhere!  It is a rainy, gloomy day out there, and hard to be cheery.  The kids are at school and I am tucked away surrounded by loads of laundry and a black lab who is constantly underfoot.  To sit in little cafes and look in… 

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A Fondant Brochure Tutorial

A Guide to Paris: A Fondant Travel Brochure Tutorial

A have been working on a travel bag cake lately for a friend, and, honestly, I was stumped for a few days as to how to decorate it.   The cake was only to feed 8-10 people, so proportionately the accessories to the bag had to make sense.  If the bag is smaller, so must… 

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Foolproof Banana Bread

Foolproof Banana Bread: Moist & Delicious!

Once in a while I need to treat my boys to a gluten-filled baked good after being ignored for weeks while I try trickier (not-so-delectable) recipes for my food-intolerant girlie.  Bananas are a big hit for my husband and son, in cakes, loaves, muffins, or even as is. I have been accumulating overripe bananas in… 

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