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How To Start A Cake Business At Home

As home baking evolves with the times, an increasing number of bakers seek not only to produce these mouthwatering show stoppers but also to earn a passive income from their works of art.

But what if you have little experience with starting a business? It can be an overwhelming learning process, especially if you are very busy so in this article we’ll cover a few simple but important factors to consider when starting a new cake business.

How To Start A Cake Business At Home

Draft A Solid Business Plan

Before beginning your home-based cake business, create a sound business plan that can be implemented.

Although everyone wants to skip this step and get to baking, it is an essential part of the process.

When developing your business plan, you should make an effort to provide answers to essential questions such as It is important to keep in mind that your business plan can determine the viability of your business.

The goal should be to perform the task more effectively rather than quickly.

Obtaining Licences And Permits For Food Businesses

The UK has some of the most stringent standards in the world when it comes to baking cakes.

Prior to getting started, you should make it a priority to become familiar with all of the health and safety rules, as this will make it easier for you to maintain compliance.

In addition to adhering to the requirements for food safety, you need also make sure that your cakes are adorned in a manner that is both safe and neat.

When storing finished items, it is important to use the appropriate processes so that they do not deteriorate or become contaminated. 

Learn How To Bake Professionally

Going beyond the fundamentals of baking is required in this case.

Food Safety & Hygiene

You already have sufficient knowledge about cakes to launch a business, but even after you’ve established your reputation in the market, you can always improve your baking abilities. Keeping your knowledge current is likely an essential component of the marketing strategy you implement for your cake business.

This is what will push you apart from the other artists in your field and help you improve the craft that you practise.

Food Safety & Hygiene

You might be required to take a course in food handling or food management to comply with your state’s cottage food law. Food safety is essential to your company’s success.

if you make a customer ill, your company may never get back on its feet.

It is not difficult to ensure food safety, but it does require diligence in the kitchen.

Even if it is not a legal requirement in your state, it is in everyone’s best interest to keep children and animals out of the kitchen while food is prepared.


Create a website and a Facebook page for marketing purposes.

A large portion of Facebook marketing can be done for free or at a low cost.

The value of a professional-looking website that is properly optimised with the appropriate keywords cannot be overstated.

None of this, however, can replace the positive word of mouth. 

Business Cards

One successful cake at an event can help launch your business.

Purchase low-cost startup business cards from a website such as Vistaprint or Zazzle.

Never leave home without a card! Network, network, and more networks.

Join a local cake club to meet other coworkers in your area.

You never know when you’ll have an emergency and need someone to cover your workload for a while.

Cake clubs are also excellent places to learn new techniques and advance your craft.

HMRC Registration

Starting a business selling cakes can be a lot of fun, but it is essential to be familiar with all of the applicable requirements before doing so.

This includes obtaining all of the appropriate licences and permits, organising your launch party, and determining the amount of space you’ll require for making and decorating cakes.

Before you get started, you should make it a point to do some research on the restrictions that apply in your native country.

this will ensure that you remain in compliance with the rules.

You may start producing exquisite cakes and treats and enjoy the business side of cake baking with just a little amount of preparation and proper organisation.

Marketing And Networking

You should create a website and a Facebook page for marketing purposes.

Doing a significant amount of marketing on Facebook without spending any money or very little is possible.

It is hard to overstate the importance of having a professional-looking website properly optimised with relevant keywords.

However, none of this can replace the good old-fashioned word of mouth.

A single cake you bake for an event has the potential to launch your business. 

Order low-cost business cards for your new venture from a website like Vistaprint.

Participate in your neighbourhood cake club’s activities and get to know the other people who work in your area.

You never know when you will be confronted with an unexpected possibility that requires you to delegate your responsibilities to someone else temporarily.

Furthermore, cake clubs are an excellent resource for learning new skills and honing one’s craft.


That is the end of today’s article. We hope you enjoy this as much as we did! Happy Baking.

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Mark Hodgson
Mark Hodgson
Mark Hodgson is one of our expert writers. Mark is our lead researcher and editor who writes our main guides and expert topic coverage. He’s passionate about helping entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses with practical advice delivered clearly. Mark’s worked for a number of business magazines and titles and has started two small businesses himself, so has first-hand experience in setting up, managing and growing a small business and shares his expertise with our readers.

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