How to Start a Cake Business at Home

Tuko Cake Shop

Many of us prefer doing business, but not all know which business is good. If you are also looking for a profitable business then we are here to help. One of the most profitable business is cake making. This business is a better way to earn money and can be started easily both from home and in business premises. Interestingly, men too can start this business at home.

Legally, baking professionally at home is nothing like baking for your family. When you bake cakes for fun, the law doesn’t care; when you bake cakes for profit, local governments care a lot. 

There are many reasons why setting up a bakery at home can be a good idea.

These reasons include:

  • Making money from doing something that you love and that can improve your well-being.
  • Having the opportunity to unleash your creativity.
  • Being able to build on the foundation of baking knowledge that you already have.
  • The presence of a good market for cupcakes and other baked goods.
  • The ability to sell products locally and online. Of course, to sell online, We will help to create a website and implement delivery options For Free .

Look Around Your Kitchen

Keeping your kitchen clean and sanitary is only the beginning. Look around your kitchen. Is your equipment like your mixer, refrigerator, oven and baking utensils good enough for a professional baker? Do you have space for bulk purchases of sugar, flour and other supplies? Do you have somewhere to store the finished cakes until they’re delivered or picked up?

If your kitchen is good enough for now, give some thought to what happens if your cakes are a hit. At some point, you might have more orders than your kitchen can handle. Possible solutions include remodeling the kitchen, converting the basement into a second kitchen or eventually moving your business out of the house.

Meeting with Customers

In the 21st century, it’s possible to run your business without face-to-face customer interactions. You can post photos of your cakes in Tuko Store online and take orders online by phone. 

  • Will you deliver cakes, ship cakes or have customers pick them up at your house?
  • Are you baking custom cakes to order, or can customers come in, check out the cakes you have and buy one?
  • Will you sell your cakes to local cafes and coffee shops for resale, labeling them with your business’s name to promote your work?
  • Which ever way Tuko Store  team, will help you get started in a great way 

How to Set Prices

You’ll need to set a price that covers the cost of ingredients and the work you put in, but stays competitive with other bakers in the area. Think about how many hours a cake takes to make and how much money per hour you want to earn. Factor in non-baking time such as cleanup, packaging the cake and delivery.

Friends and family might expect to get cakes at a steep discount. You may get a lot of requests, so think carefully about how low you can afford to go. Once you do, apply the discount consistently so no one feels like you’re playing favorites.


Consider Your Options

There’s more than one way to set up a Cake & delivery business:

1. Think of catering to specific market segments 

2. Register & Open up your Tuko Store and get a free online store and App plus free back-end office portal and software to mange your business 

3. Upload your menu, products and competive prices on your Tuko Store 

5. Make sure your opening times are ideal, consider opening early and sometimes closing late 

6. Share your Tuko Store website & market your store; advertise in your social media such as Facebook, Whatsapp groups or Google

7. Start with friends, family and neighbours as your base customers; consider advertising in neighbourhood forums 

8. Recruit & register local people as delivery drivers or deliver yourself to make more money

Tech & Cake 

If you’re in business for yourself, you need some way for customers to tell you what they want and when they want it. Tuko Store will provide you with all these for free to get the job done. You will find it more effective as you set up your Tuko Store website for customers to make orders from. That’s important if you are delivering meal kits. However if you’re targeting the senior market, keep in mind many of your customers may not use a computer or smartphone. Our customer centre can help you to process the order through the phone. 

Equipments & The Operating Cost

1. Get a nice android phone 6.0 or upwards & a small wireless printer ( you will need this for printing receipts) or 

2. Invest in a Combined Tuko Android POS system & Printer Cost (about £150)

3. Thermal delivery bag/s

4. Packaging material for the food 

5. Paid advertising cost on Social media

6. Free training will be given on how to use your Equipment

7. Upload your Menu and do it yourself for free or use one of our specialist providers for a fixed rate of £25 per store


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