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At 9:54pm on November 19, 2011, Jeanne Wade said…

I usually add up what all of the ingredients and supplies cost and then I figure up how many hours it will take and charge $10.00 per hour for labor.  Don't forget to charge for cake boards, dowels, separators, etc.  Everything that you forget to charge for comes right off the profit.  You can charge whatever you want per hour.  Remember too, to charge for delivery if that applies.  Good luck and thanks for the friend request.

At 7:47pm on November 18, 2011, Kelly Lloyd said…

Once you are on the facebook page, beside the name there is a "like" button.  Hit that and you are then a fan and will receive updates.  I "liked" your Clarky's Cakes page.  Looks like you have 24 fans and one person is talking about it.  :)

At 6:26pm on November 18, 2011, Kelly Lloyd said…

I am just a hobby baker right now too.  Just word of mouth.  I do not advertise.  I am o.k. with the health dept.  Once I get really busy, they said I have to have a separate kitchen at that point.  Right now I average about one a week, every week.  They don't have a problem with it.  But now I am turning cakes away, so it's time I decide what I want to do.

I will look up your facebook page.  :)

At 10:36am on November 18, 2011, Kelly Lloyd said…

He was here in Ottawa last January.   He actually picked my "fish" cake as one of his "seal of approval" cakes.  I got him to autograph a picture of it, and his book.  He really is pretty down to earth, fun kind of guy.  If you go on his Cake Boss page on Facebook, under "wall photos" you will see it there.  I was pretty thrilled that day, as there were over 10,000 entries.  TLC was actually supposed to feature it on their website, but I have not seen or heard  anything about it.

I decided not to go back to work after maternity leave.  I am slowly building a cake business and I am now at the point of needing my own kitchen.  I am turning down orders now.  If you like, you can see most of my cakes at www.facebook.com/twistedsugarcakery 

At 8:21pm on November 17, 2011, Kelly Lloyd said…

That's wonderful!  Kananta is only 25mins from me.  I love living here.  I moved here 11 years ago.  I'll be down in Acton for Christmas this year.  My brother lives there.

At 6:58pm on November 17, 2011, Kelly Lloyd said…

Hi June,

I am just outside of Ottawa.  I used to live in Brampton and work in Oakville.  I have been to Burlington many many times.

Thanks for all your great comments, I appreciate it.

At 9:53pm on October 24, 2011, Susan Trianos said…

Hi June,

We not far from one another either...you look familiar, have we met yet?

At 5:19pm on October 23, 2011, Emi said…

Hi June,I am from Kelowna, but I don’t have a bakery, or selling cakes for now. I am Wilton method instructor. My dream is to make cakes and allot of them. For now I just make cakes for family and friends.Thank you!

At 11:59am on October 22, 2011, Emi said…

Hi June, thank you so much for letting me know that! I will fix it, I had n o idea. I like Burlington, we use to live in Niagara Falls but then we moved to BC.

At 11:05pm on October 20, 2011, Emi said…

Hi June, thank you for your comment! I am new to this site and it takes me time to figure out how to do everything. And yes I am a member of the Canadian Cake Decorators.

At 5:28pm on October 12, 2011, Linda McClure said…
If you go to the home page there is a button on the right side of the page that says USTREAM. Click there and it should take you to the video.
At 8:26pm on October 10, 2011, Lorraine Stewart said…
Hi June, thank you for your nice comment. If I sent this message to you earlier I do appologise, still trying to find my way round this site. So far I think this site is great, so many nice people on here. Loving it... where in Scotland did your mum come from.
At 2:14pm on August 23, 2011, Gertieneke said…
Wedding photos, They are nott mines I am afraid, I wish I was 30, my son is 30 ;)))
I think you had a look in another album stat mines ;)))
The only thing I good think of is the cake for my mother, cause She wanted a weddingcake for here Birthday , but thats not something very special I am afraid
At 10:14am on July 6, 2011, monica murphy said…
OMG, you are soooo funny!! Believe it or not, where i live all my neighbors go to Costco to get their cakes, one of the neighbors just found out iam a cake artist and he blasted my out for not letting anyone know. He said he was tired of getting those dried tastless box cakes from Costco!
At 8:48pm on July 5, 2011, monica murphy said…
Thanks so much june, iam self taught and sometimes its hard, but i keep trying. LOL on your sis-in-law, my neice did the same thing, figuring if i have gotten this far without classes she could, her experience with fondant had her never wanting 2do it again. if you are interested i did a tutorial on the Standing Dora the Explorer cake. visit my blog at monicacakeblog.myblogsite.com, it will come up monniemon's blog. as you read(click more) at the bottom of the paragraph for photos.  Hope you find it helpful for future cakes.  Iam going to be putting up other tutorials soon, i thinking of making one for the cake for next week. If i do i will message you.
At 3:40pm on July 4, 2011, monica murphy said…

wow, i understand, especially the customers that you know, who want something for nothing. I recently was asked to make a wedding cake for a friend of the family, who we hadnot heard from in several years.  All of a sudden here she is wanting a cake with so much detail, such a s fabric pleating, pearls,edible diamonds and flowers for 175 people and she tells me her budget is $250, so i told her it was not possible, thats not even $2.00 a slice. She got offended, and with her attitude also went the pending bridal shower cake her mom wanted to get. I say good, atleast if i keep it at home baking for family and friends of family, i can turn down anyone i so choose. I really enjoy what i do, but iam not gonna be taken advantage of.

At 11:16am on July 4, 2011, monica murphy said…
thanks june, she drove me crazy for that wedding. I realize i did way to much, from my gown to the castle cake, i was down for 2weeks!  but it was beautiful.
At 11:07pm on March 31, 2010, Karen Garside said…
June, you should post your pictures of your cakes.
At 11:06pm on March 31, 2010, Karen Garside gave June Kowalczyk a gift
At 11:04pm on March 31, 2010, Karen Garside said…
Hey there, I joined up and this is such a great site.

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