Become a Professional Cake Decorator | Cake Decorations

Become a Professional Cake Decorator | Cake Decorations


Hi, my name is Amanda Oakleaf. I am owner, head baker, decorator of Amanda
Oakleaf Cakes in Winthrop, Massachusetts where we do custom cakes of all kinds — wedding
cakes, birthday cakes, sculpted cakes. Anything you can think of we can make it into
a cake. And today I will be talking to you about cake
decorating. And today I will be talking to you about cake
decorating. I actually grew up baking with my mom and
both of my grandmothers. We did baking and we did desserts, cookies,
pies, cakes. I don’t remember ever having store a bought
cake for anyones birthday. We always made it a big deal to design everybody’s
cake special for their birthday. So I grew up doing it so I was very familiar
with it. I didn’t feel like I had to learn it very
well. And then I went to college. I went to the College of Massachusetts college
of Art and Design where I majored in painting took a lot of classes in ceramics. So I got both aspects, 2D decorating and designing
as well as three dimensional structure related training. And then while I was in college I had a part
time job. A couple of them, one as a cake decorator
making ice cream cakes, and another one as a gift basket designer and party planning. So after I graduated I kind of combined all
three: growing up baking, art degree, and part time jobs into one and said, “I can do
this on my own!”

8 thoughts on “Become a Professional Cake Decorator | Cake Decorations

  1. hi my name is Martha and i am trying to start an at home business just selling cakes. Ive been told im good specially since i just started baking 8 months ago. I took wood-shop in 8th grade, took art in 8th-12 grade even though i didn't need that class lol and also ceramics. i got the highest grades in all of them. so i was wondering what else do i need to do ? i made a website for the baking ive done so far…and ive heard of many people that started a business without having a college degree.

  2. oh yes, and my first cake i ever made was one called "open your heart box cake" that i tried to duplicate from a video hereon youtube.

  3. apparently people just post videos on here and Don't even help other out.. :p

    you don't need ANY experience to start. but the one thing u cannot "legally" do is start a home business for baking, Unless you have a Separate Commercial Kitchen. You can definitely make them for friends and family and maybe charge them a small fee. but as for getting legitimate customers, could get in allot of legal trouble.

  4. Don't listen to that Valentina type person thing. He/she/it is an idiot. Yes you can start a home business making cakes and there are plenty of resources on the internet. I recommend getting the book Start and Run a Home based food business by Mimi Shotland Fix, you will need some minor training in food safety, a local college should help you and you certainly do not need a degree just talent. Wishing you all the best in your new venture. xx

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