Home-Based Wedding Businesses: Wedding Cake Bakers

June 10, 2015 at 12:34 pm Leave a comment

945265_53207685Make wedding days a little bit sweeter for couples getting married with your home-based wedding cake business. Wedding cakes have been a part of wedding traditions since ancient times when the Romans would break bread over a bride’s head for good luck and prosperity. Bring your creative baking skills and professional mindset to this in-demand wedding business. As a wedding cake baker, you will be in charge of creating confectionary delights to the requested specifications of couples from simple sponge cakes to elaborate multi-layered decorated fondant towers that look almost too good to eat. Read on to learn more about home-based wedding cake bakers.

About

The role of cake baker is to create the celebratory cake for wedding receptions. Wedding cake bakers represent a specialized type of niche baker in the specialty food services sector of production occupations. Income levels for wedding cake bakers vary according to location, skill level and expertise. Wedding cake bakers in metropolitan areas tend to command higher dollar amounts than small town or rural bakers usually due to more population density and amount of weddings. Work conditions may include irregular evening and weekend hours and critical deadlines.

Requirements

Formal education is not a requirement for wedding cake bakers, although a combination of decorating and baking ability is highly desirable. Many aspiring wedding cake bakers gain their first experience through on-the-job training or attend a baking and pastry school. A few make the transition from hobby baker to professional wedding cake baker. Helpful traits include good organizational and planning skills, creativity, timeliness and passion for weddings and making delicious cakes.

Kitchen Needs480173_79376400

Setting up a functional kitchen is essential to the wedding cake baker. Find out the requirements for a home-based kitchen in your particular area, depending on your location each will feature different health regulations and compliance requirements for legal operation. Supply your home-based wedding cake baker kitchen with the basics including an oven, commercial electric mixer, cooling racks and refrigerator. Make a menu of the cakes you would like to offer.

Nuts and Bolts

Starting a home-based wedding business is living the sweet life. Create a business plan and understand your financial obligations. Apply for necessary licenses and permits. Designate an area in your home for baking and another as office space. Procure kitchen equipment and supplies. Obtain a computer with finance software and a printer. Ensure you have a reliable vehicle for wedding cake transport. Make a marketing plan and create a portfolio to feature online and share with potential clients.

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References

Wedding Industry Research: Food, Videography, Disc Jockey

Bureau of Labor and Statistics: Production Occupations-Bakers

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