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How to Start a Cake Business

with Lisa Raffael
How to Start a Cake Business
Turn your affection for sweet confections into a career with expert advice and guidance from award-winning cake artist Lisa Raffael.

Let award-winning cake artist and pastry chef Lisa Raffael guide you through starting your own cake decorating business. Learn how to navigate U.S. zoning laws, business permits and tax codes. Discover the options for where to start your business, from working at home to renting commercial kitchen space, and the pros and cons of each. Get Lisa's advice for developing the right name and logo, building an online presence, gracefully handling client meetings and more. Plus, Lisa offers invaluable advice on managing time, maximizing efficiency and keeping costs to a minimum. Turn your passion into a profession. The demand for one-of-a-kind cakes has never been higher!

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Lesson plan

1:43

Lesson 1. Meet Lisa Raffael

  • Meet your instructor, Lisa Raffael, an award-winning cake designer and a three-time winner on Food Network’s Cake Challenge.

11:16

Lesson 2. The Necessary Paperwork

8:49

Lesson 3. Naming & Registering Your Business

13:35

Lesson 4. Dollars & Sense

11:33

Lesson 5. Debuting Your Cake Business

27:21

Lesson 6. Social Media

14:13

Lesson 7. Meet the Client

11:10

Lesson 8. The Cake Timeline

5:43

Lesson 9. Delivering the Cake

"Lisa is so informative. She explains all of her details thoroughly, yet manages to not over-explain or spend more time on any one topic than necessary. She answers every question — and she does so quickly and respectfully. Thank you so much for this course...I've enjoyed ever minute of it and I'm sure I'll get more out of it each time I review it!"
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