" />
Published On: Sun, Aug 6th, 2017

CAKE BAKING: Reasons You Should Start a Cake Making Business

 

High Demand

People like cakes and therefore eat it a lot. People can have it at any time of the day so its consumption is not limited to particular time. Another reason people like cakes are the various choices and flavors they can get from it.

For example: there is chocolate, strawberry, fruits, cream and lots more, which makes cake appealing to different kinds of people.

Also for people who feel cakes are not too healthy for them, there are cakes that can be made to suit their needs and lifestyle and will not affect their health negatively.

  1. Cakes are used in Various Occasions

There is a saying in some quarters that no event is ever complete without having a cake. This may be true to some extent as many have observed that more number of events and occasions take place with a cake present.

Birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, parties have cakes present at the occasion and therefore making the demand for cakes rise.

  1. Cakes are needed in All Seasons

Cakes are not restricted to being a product that only sells at a particular period as it can be consumed any time. ( Not seasonal)

It is right that cakes have their peak season of sales like festive periods such as Christmas, New Year, Easter and valentine celebrations, but cakes can be eaten every day without celebrations occurring and happening.

  1. Cakes are Affordable and Cheap to Buy

So cakes can cost a lot especially when they are made for events and occasions and special events. Its price is determined by the size.

The good thing of cakes is that they can also be cheap and affordable. There are various small sizes and flavors that can be bought by people.

Small cakes like cupcakes and other smaller sizes are cheap and can be purchased by many people.

For those worried about the cost of setting up the business, it all depends on how you want to start.

The good thing about the business is that it can be started from home and at minimum cost. First of all, make sure you have learnt how to bake and have the required knowledge and skill.

You can start by baking with your stove and oven and making people around aware that you are into the business of cake making. You can tell your friends and family, church members what you are doing.

The good thing of the business is that you can do it on a part time basis if you have a regular job.  You can tell your colleagues at work also and work at the weekends baking cake for people’s birthdays, weddings and other occasions.

Requirements to Start Cake making Business in Nigeria

For those starting in a big way or for people willing to expand the following will be needed.

  1. Get the training

To help you be a success in this business you have to go for proper training to be able to know how to bake properly.

There are a lot of different cakes that can be made with a lot styles, designs and decorations with cakes these days that need to be learnt and this can be done through a good training program.

  1. Equipment and Materials for cake Production Business

There are basic equipment and materials needed when starting the business of making cakes. They include ovens (electric or oven),mixer(it could hand or stand mixer), baking pans and boards for baking, flour, oil, baking powder, butter, flavors, sugar, syrup and other ingredients needed.

Your ingredients will vary depending on the type of cake you intend to make. For example you will need different ingredients for making a fruit cake, chocolate or cream cake.

  1. Choose a Good Sales Location

As stated earlier you can start from home but when expanding you may need to get a bigger place. At this point try and get a place where is accessible and located near your target markets like homes, churches and event centers.

 

  1. Find Suppliers

You need to get suppliers to get you the raw materials for your business. The best thing is to get more than one supplier to avoid being disappointed or delays as this could affect the smooth running of your business.

  1. Hire Workers

As the business expands you will need to get help to assist you and the business. Try and get workers who are trained or you are able to train them so that they can meet up with the demands of the business.

This is a business if properly done can be successful. Make sure you conduct a feasibility study and register your business and get the necessary government approval to start.

You can advertise the business online on social media and use flyers and brochures. When packaging your cakes for pick up or delivery, print your names on the pack as a form of advertisement to boost your business.

Process

The whole process of baking a good cake begins with proper assemblage of the equipment and ingredients. After which you mix the flour amidst other ingredients properly according to the required measure of each ingredients.

After proper mixture, it should be poured in the desired pan shape and transfer to the oven for about 25 minutes. After this time-out, you can be sure of a lovely freshly baked cake awaiting patiently for you right there in the oven.

Leave a comment

XHTML: You can use these html tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Most Shared

Recent posts

  • Coronation Merchant Bank CRO emerges RIMAN President

    The Chief Risk Officer of Coronation Merchant Bank; Mr. Magnus Nnoka has been elected as the president of the Risk Management Association of Nigeria (RIMAN). His election  took place  at the 18th Annual International Conference and Annual General meeting of the Association which took place recently at the Eko Hotels and Suites. Now in its […]

  • Wema Bank Introduces Agent Banking in Kano, Targets Retail Sector in North-West

    Wema Bank Plc has introduced agent banking in Kano as it seeks to deepen its retail footprint across informal economic sectors of the North-Western states and to drive financial inclusion within the entire northern region of the country. Agent Bank is a cost-effective medium employed by Banks to provide financial access to unbanked, underbanked, and […]

  • Airtel Restores Hope for Family of Five in 2nd Episode of ATL 4

    The second episode of Airtel Touching Lives (ATL) Season 4, which aired last Sunday, June 17, documented how Airtel literally touched the lives of the Olanrewaju Komolafe family; a family of five, battling with a streak of unending tragedies. The episode, which aired on Africa Magic Family, revealed how Olanrewaju Komolafe, a barber and commercial […]

  • Investors cautious as banking stocks remain weak

    By OKEY ONYENWEAKU As market volatility continues to be more pronounced, investors have become increasingly torn between putting their hard earned money in the money market, capital market and other sectors which might offer superior returns. Market analysts become jittery over the slow paced growth of the economy (1.95 percent), high non-performing bank loans (average […]

  • Renaissance Capital initiates coverage on top Nigerian staple food producers

    Renaissance Capital, a leading emerging and frontier markets investment bank, initiated coverage on the shares of Nigeria’s staple food producers: Flour Mills of Nigeria, Dangote Sugar Refinery, Dangote Flour Mills and NASCON Allied Industries. This coverage aims to provide investors with the in-depth analysis necessary to make informed investment decisions. The initiation report states that […]

  • Anxiety mounts over U.S. interest rate hike

    …expect capital flight, experts warn FELIX OLOYEDE There is growing concern over the effects of U.S. Federal Reserve’s decision to raise its benchmark interest rate, would have on the Nigerian economy as experts expect investors to take a flight. Investors are usually looking out for areas of higher returns and greater political stability. The Federal […]

  • Democracy Day controversy:  How Orji Uzor Kalu masterminded my humiliation

    By Sir Don Ubani The World over, governments, especially democratic governments, place maximum emphasis on protocol. The observance and application of protocol in the affairs of a government determines, to a very reasonable extent, the definition of civility and, of course, respectability it attracts to itself. According to an Elizabethan playwright and dramatist; Jane Smith, […]

  • 2019: Ambode’s re-election bid in jeopardy

    By OBINNA EZUGWU The political future of Lagos State governor, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode is said to hang in the balance as his political godfather, Ashiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is allegedly plotting his replacement in 2019 over certain unresolved issues. Business Hallmark learnt from sources that Tinubu is under increasing pressure from people around him, notably […]

  • Fidelity Bank aims for the top

    .           Okonkwo’s relentless drive yields dividends Barely 30 years after it was licensed by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to operate as a commercial bank, Fidelity Bank has successfully risen to the leadership position amongst tier-2 banks in Nigeria. The bank’s 2017 financial year performance is a testament to the significantly improved optimisation of […]

  • Fuel subsidy Impasse: Dangote Refinery to the Rescue

    By AYOOLA OLAOLUWA Barely eight months to the February 16, 2019 election President Muhammadu Buhari and leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are facing a big dilemma. The administration, it was learnt, is torn between increasing the fuel price and subsidising it to maintain the N145 per litre price, despite the current crude oil […]

  • 2019: Abia APC boss vows to make votes count

    …the era of writing results outside polling booths is gone – Nwankpa  PETER OKORE, Umuahia The Abia state chapter chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Donatus Nwankpa,  has vowed that Nigerians will resist any results of the 2019 general elections  written in a private residence and  brought to the premises of the Independent […]

  • Editorial: June 12: Beyond the honours

    President Muhammadu Buhari pleasantly shocked most Nigerians on June 1, when out of the blues, he announced the change in Democracy Day from May 29 to June 12, and awarded Chief M.K.O. Abiola, the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 election, the highest national honour of Grand Commander of the Federal Republic, GCFR. His […]

  • Experts fault AMCON’s ‘name and shame’ strategy

    FELIX OLOYEDE Asset Management Company of Nigeria’s (AMCON) plan to name and shame Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) is predicted to come to naught as financial analysts contend that that similar actions embarked upon by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and deposit money banks (DMB’s)in 2015 did not yield the expected results. AMCON earlier in […]

  • Atiku urges APC to concede defeat like Jonathan if it loses

    Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has called on the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State to accept defeat in good faith if it loses the July 14 governorship election. Atiku, who visited Gov. Ayo Fayose in Ado Ekiti on Monday said losing an election to a rival party should be seen in the light of the […]

  • Nigeria to shut borders over rice smuggling

    The Nigerian Government says it will shut the land border between it and a neigbouring country in a few days time to avoid smuggling of foreign rice into the country. Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, made the disclosure in Abuja on Monday while speaking with youths in a leadership clinic […]

  • N500m for lawyers over MTN’s fine

    The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved the payment of N500 million legal fees to lawyers for the recovery of N330 billion fine from the Mobile Telecommunications Network (MTN). MTN was fined by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in 2017 for breaching directives on SIM registration. The Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the […]