Selling diaper cakes online is a great way to earn some extra income. They are shaped like a real cake, but they are not edible. They can be used as the centerpiece for the baby shower or as a welcome gift for the new mom. The main ingredients of a diaper cake are diapers. Baby bottles, receiving blankets, teethers, baby clothes, and other useful items are some of the ingredients used in decorating the cakes. This can be a great part-time or full-time business because there will always be a demand for baby gifts.
#1. Learn how to make diaper cakes before you start to sell them. There are two ways of making this type of cake. One way is the candle rolled style. With this style, take each individual diaper and roll it up like a candle stick. Place a rubber band on each diaper to hold it together. The other style is the spiral boutique diaper cake. Stack the diapers on top of each other until you have your cake pan full. Tie a piece of white curling ribbon or any clear ribbon around the entire layer to hold it in place. The correct size and tiers of your diaper cake can be made using a 6-inch, 8-inch and a 10-inch cake pan. The bottom layer will consist of about 30 diapers, the second layer, approximately 16 to 20 diapers, and the top tier, about 5 to 6 diapers. Decorate your cake to your desired look. You can make two-tier, three-tier, four-tier, or five-tier diaper cakes.
#2. Make a list of all your materials, including cost of each, used to build your cake. This will allow you to establish a price for your cakes.
A lot of business procedure is just good manners and plain common sense, but it can be very easy to overlook these basics if you do not carefully consider them as an important part of your business planning right from the start. The personal nature of the service you are providing with your cake decorating business makes it extremely important that you take great care over this part of your enterprise.
Be Punctual Punctuality is important in all areas of life, not just business. If you arrive late for a meeting or appointment, you are disrespecting the other person’s time and telling them that you don’t care enough about them to arrive when you say you will. Being on time is easy, but being late is an easy way to offend and annoy people. In a business like cake decorating where it is important to engender confidence in your clients that you can deliver what you promise, punctuality is fundamental, and it is one of the first things people will judge you on. Remember that for your first consultation with a prospective client you do not have the finished cake to show them – they have to trust that you are able to deliver it at the agreed time. This is an enormous amount of trust to ask a stranger for, so prove that you are trustworthy by always being on time (or slightly early).
Be specific Don’t say “sometime on Wednesday”. Say “10 o”clock on Wednesday morning”, and stick to it. Don’t just promise someone a spectacular cake, tell them exactly what will be on it to make it spectacular. If you are using sugar roses, specify the colour, the size etc. If you appear too casual when making arrangements with a client, it will lead to the assumption that you are also fairly casual about the whole transaction. This will not inspire confidence in a potential client, and it won’t inspire them to contract you.