Bakery Website Design Giveaway

Bakery Website Design Giveaway

Attention bakers, cookie artists, and cake makers! Do you operate as a small business or home bakery using a Facebook page but no website? Maybe because you are too busy with dessert orders/kiddos/family/day job to find the time to do it yourself? … Continue reading

Gingerbread House Smashing

Gingerbread House Smashing

I pulled together a little video of this giant gingerbread sandcastle adventure. VIDEO: Giant Gingerbread House Building & Smashing This giant gingerbread sandcastle was the dessert at Viacom’s Holiday Beach Bash in Santa Monica, California, 2014 Note to readers: Please … Continue reading

2015 New Year’s Cookie Resolution

Women United in Business

In the bakery business, January is the slowest month of the year. While customers make New Year’s resolutions to get back to the gym, forego desserts, and slough off the holiday pounds, bakers from all over the world spank the … Continue reading

How to Freeze Cake

How to Freeze Cake

Have you ever heard the myth that “freezing cakes is bad?” It’s not true! The freezer is a great tool for cake making, especially when it comes to the engineering of tiered wedding cakes or sculpted cake designs. Here’s how professional bakers freeze cakes … Continue reading

How to Price Wedding Cakes

Wedding Cake Pricing Guide

For bakers who sell wedding and stacked cakes, here are my prices for different shaped cakes with explanations as to why certain cakes cost more money than others. Info on how to charge customers for add-on edible decorations is also included. Click below … Continue reading

Five Disclaimer Forms for Your Cake Bakery

Cake Bakery Business Forms

Protect your cake or bakery business from scam artists, customer disputes, and loss! These five disclaimer forms will help you manage large wedding and specialty cake orders that involve outdoor events, customer pickup, dark colors, allergens, and special recipe requests. Click below to access the … Continue reading

How to Write a Cake Contract

How to Write a Cake Contract

The cake contract is a business tool that helps when working with customers on larger sized orders such as wedding cakes. The purpose of the contract is to clearly outline your policies and avoid loss due to customer fraud or order cancellations. Click here to … Continue reading

The Fornicake Series

Fornicake Tutorial Series

Part of what it means to be Wicked Goodies is to be naughty as well as nice in the dessert department. However I understand that a certain percentage of readers get squirmy when it comes to body part cakes. For the … Continue reading

Cake Consultation Tip – The Color Deck

Wedding Cake Color Swatch Fan

This tutorial demonstrates how to use a color deck during a cake design consultation or bakery client meeting. Follow this link to read the article >> Cake Consultation Color Deck << Follow this link to read the article >> Cake Consultation Color Deck << … Continue reading

Behind the Scenes Gingerbread House Making

Behind the Scenes Making of a Giant Gingerbread Houseb

Here’s how to build large gingerbread structures: by creating boxes and first allowing their sides to harden before adding roofs and stacking them. All the pieces should be decorated in advance and allowed to dry completely before assembly. It helps to designate an … Continue reading

Gingerbread in the Raw

Gingerbread House Cookie Parts Wicked Goodies

Here’s what my recipe for gingerbread house dough looks like raw. Here are some of the shapes that can be made with it: Round gingerbread cookies for building wheels, vats, and chimneys. Half moon gingerbread cookies for building chocolate waterfalls. Square … Continue reading

Gift Ideas for Bakers & Cake Decorators

Gift Ideas for Bakers and Cake Decorators

Here are some holiday gift ideas for the baker or cake decorator in your life. Stocking Stuffers Under $10 Mini Roller Cutter This 1 1/2″ stainless steel roller cutter is handy for all kinds of decorating projects involving fondant, modeling chocolate, … Continue reading

10 Web Marketing Strategies for Your Business

10 Web Marketing Tips

So you want to start a cake business or you already own a home-based or commercial bakery? Here are 10 internet marketing strategies for you. #1 Get Active on Pinterest Pinterest is one of the most powerful social media platforms … Continue reading