Business & Beyond

Business & Beyond

This is a holistic, hands-on course for learning various time tested business strategies that are applicable in the field of Baking & Cake Decorating. With 10 years of experience in the Industry, Subhashini Ramsingh has devised a no-fail system and a series of lessons in this course which is guaranteed to yield results.

Currently this course is in its Trial Run stage, where a group of Cake Artists from different backgrounds were chosen. These artists put into practice the various lessons to test the results and record it’s strengths and weaknesses . This exercise has been going on for almost a year and once the data has been collated and the necessary tweaks implemented, this course will be made available for everyone.

The broad categories in which the course has been divided are as follows:

This will follow the same course pattern like any of the Masterclasses of Fondbites, and is most-likely scheduled to run for 6 months. 

 

Business Basics

In this most important section, the core business principles will be taught.  Hands-on experience with scheduled deadlines will be emphasized. The core concepts that would be broadly covered are as follows:

Increasing the Clientele

Once the Business is set up, most bakers struggle to get the actual business running. This section has important exercises that will keep the existing clients coming back to the baker and add new clients. The core lessons that will be emphasized in this category are as follows:

Menu‌ ‌Card

You will learn what your strengths are and what to include in your menu card. You will be guided in defining and designing your menu card.

Packaging 
Packaging is one area where most bakers struggle. What are the essential packaging materials that one should procure? It doesn’t always have to be the expensive boxes. A lot of DIY yet classy ideas will be taught in this lesson.
Invoices
If a payment is made, it is of utmost importance that the clients should receive an invoice to show the level of professionalism that you work with. You will be taught how to generate invoices and how to maintain the records for future purposes.
Cake Tasting Session
How to host a cake tasting session – Bigger cakes like multi tiered wedding cakes usually start with a taste testing session after which the client confirms the order. In this lesson you will learn the most effective way of coming up with cake slices of different flavor profiles that can make a very beautiful cake tasting table.
Cake Sketching
You will learn how to Sketch a cake design which will involve both the decorating aspects and the flavour profiles of your cake along with the cost details for each.
Packaging 
Packaging is one area where most bakers struggle. What are the essential packaging materials that one should procure? It doesn’t always have to be the expensive boxes. A lot of DIY yet classy ideas will be taught in this lesson.
Order Confirmation
Once the order is confirmed, most of us don’t know how much money to take upfront, and even question if we should. What if the client turns down an order after the cake has been made? These are some of the  aspects that will be discussed here. You will also learn how to send out a professional quotation to the client with proper billing details.
Collaboration
Work on 12 different themes/baking techniques each week with which you will strengthen your present skillset
Increasing Clientele
Learn different strategies to retain your existing clients and how to get new clients. Also you will learn different other ways to maximize your potential baking strength with diversified areas and increase your selling point

Branding & Profile Building

Mind Work

Mind work is vital. Because with everything set and going, a negative space or a negative state of mind will not provide results. As this is a hands-on course where results would be seen right within the course period. For this to happen, I would be including all the important mind work techniques which has helped me tremendously. Some of the mind work techniques that we will be working on in a complete hands-on mode would be as follows – Vision Board, Law of Attraction, Gratitude, Visualization, Meditation, EFT Tapping, Ho'oponopono .

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