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asked October 17th 2012

Cakes in a week

If you do this as a business, how many cakes can you turn out a week. Ie how many bookings do you take for one week?

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If you do this as a business, how many cakes can you turn out a week. Ie how many bookings do you take for one week?

Many thanks

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Hi Gucci906

I should think that would depend on the the type of cakes being produced, also on the skill level of the baker/decorator, and whether there is more than one person employed to complete the orders. Wedding and special occasion cakes with hand made flowers and models would take a lot longer, as would some novelty cakes, than something with a simpler design. Some people are happy to work on less high end cakes and make a decent living just on volume.

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Hi, I run my business from home during school hours so that gives me around 5 hours a day to bake and decorate. I think of that as time for 5 cake ‘units’ per week, a unit being one simple cake, or one tier of a stacked cake. A carved cake or one with lots of 3d decorations would be 2 units, maybe even 3. The evenings and weekends are my contingency time but I don’t plan to work them. I’m sure there are people who can do double that easily but i’m just starting out and as I get quicker i will be able to increase the number of units I can do. At the moment everytime i get an order i’m usually attempting something for the first time! I hope that makes sense and maybe helps a little!

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