Business Basics

Business Basics Classes

Turn your cake decorating passion into profit. Learn how to start your own cake decorating business in online business basics classes.

How to Start a Cake Business

Lisa Raffael



Turn your affection for sweet confections into a career with expert advice and guidance from award-winning cake artist Lisa Raffael. See more

Student Projects from this class

The Business of Cake

The Business of Cake

by Lisa Raffael

Dr. Suess cake

Dr. Suess cake

by TheCakeCrusader

Working on a Cake

Working on a Cake

by Lisa Raffael

Present Cake by Chrissie Boon
Drippy Icing Cake by Chrissie Boon
Gift Box Cake by lswank

Small Cakes, Big Business

Chrissie Boon


Grow your cake business! Acquire new customers by offering an affordable collection of original cake designs you can create on-demand.

coat hanger by Katammy
Behind the Scenes : How To Teach It by Gwen Bortner
Behind the Scenes: How To Teach It by Gwen Bortner

How to Teach It

Gwen Bortner


How to Teach It

Gwen Bortner

Turn your crafting passion into a profession with Gwen Bortnerís comprehensive approach to teaching craft classes. See more

Cake Decorating Projects

Discover the cake creations fellow members are impressing clients with! Plus, share your latest work and get the encouragement you need to take your cake business to the top.

The Business of Cake

by Lisa Raffael

Cake Decorating Instructors

Meet the masterminds who have already built up their cake businesses from scratch.

Lauren Kitchens

Inspired by gowns, art and textiles, Lauren Kitchens became the premier wedding cake artist in the Dallas metro.

Richard Ruskell

Richard attended the French Culinary Institute in New York where he discovered his passion for pastries.

Catherine Ruehle

Catherine's creative custom cakes, her devotion to organics, and her line of gluten free & vegan products, set her shop apart from the competition from day one.

Cake Decorating Business Blog Posts

Enjoy in-depth pieces from the experts covering all the tips and tricks you need to wow clients. Delve into dreamy dessert table arrangements, techniques for stunning cake toppers, the latest wedding cake trends, and more.

Cake Business Basics: How to Run Your Cake Business Social Media Like a Pro

Reach new sugary business highs! Discover must-know tips for managing your social media like a pro to take your cake decorating business to the next ...

How to Run a Cake Decorating Business Using Your iPad or Tablet

From tablets, to smartphones, to apps and everything in between, embrace the power of technology to help take your cake decorating business to the ...

Tricks of the Trade: The Do’s and Don’ts of Making Cake Pops

Let’s get familiar with the "do's" and "don'ts" of making cake pops! Check out this ultimate list of pointers to help you strategically tackle these ...