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Learn, develop and grow with our tasty business advice

Our site is full of information that will help you to successfully run your own cupcake business, become your own boss and enjoy every minute of it.

Whether you’re thinking of running a small business as a hobby or growing steadily into a business that deals with corporate clients and hundreds of orders per week, we’re here to help.

In the current economic situation many people are turning to alternative forms of income and running your own cupcake business can give you this opportunity. A home cupcake business is relatively low on start up costs making it ideal for someone who wants to dip their toes into the world of entrepreneurship but has a tight budget.

Cupcakes are ideal for all occasions and bring a smile to everyones face

Are you looking for a new side hustle?

You might be a baking enthusiast looking to make money from your love of all things sweet or you could be someone looking to try something completely new to develop your business skills. Whatever the case may be, a cupcake business ran from home is a relatively low risk business and one that can definitely make money.

We’ve provided a list of some of the essential equipment you will need on our Cupcake Business Equipment page.

The benefits of working from home

Operating the business from home can give you many benefits compared to renting an external space.

  • Full control over utilities
  • No extra rent
  • Save money on transport / fuel costs
  • Communicate with customers via email and phone from your home

Do you have enough room?

Before starting your new business, some things to consider are:

  • Is your kitchen big enough to cope with orders?
  • Do you have the space to set up a small workspace for your computer and printer?
  • Do you have a clean area where you will be able to decorate and package the cupcakes?

Our guides are full of advice from first hand experience

Be a specialist

To succeed with your new cupcake business you’llĀ  have to specialise in a particular area.

This might be something that you simply stumble upon one day while preparing an order or it could be something that you know no one else is offering.

You need to have that extra something to make potential customers come to you for their cupcakes instead of a competitor.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Highly sophisticated and unique designs
  • All ingredients are organic / fair trade
  • Exceptional customer service
  • Specialist cupcake delivery service
  • Special dietary recipes (vegan, gluten free etc.)

Plan Your Bakery Journey

This is one of the most important aspects of any successful business, if you don’t have a plan in mind then you will have no idea of the direction your business is headed in.

Will you eventually move into a shop, an industrial unit, extend your house, franchise, the outcomes are extremely varied, but if you haven’t planned then you may end up not achieving any of them.

Planning what you are going to do and how you are going to do it will give you a much better idea of how you will achieve the goals that you’ve set out!

Going it Alone

Will you be running the business by yourself or will you be joining with a partner in a partnership?

This is something to consider even in the early stages of your business. You may be fine running it on your own for a while, but once you start to get orders coming in on a regular basis you will soon need to consider having someone else to help you.

You may even find yourself in the position of taking someone on part time as a receptionist or delivery driver.