How to become a Homemade Cake and Biscuit Maker

  • Price: £5.99
  • Published: October 2016
  • Type: Business Opportunity Profile
  • Format: PDF
  • Qualifications and skills
  • Key market issues and trends
  • Trading, commercial and legal issues
  • Legislation
  • Further information

Homemade cake and biscuit makers produce, package and supply a range of small sponge cakes and cupcakes, tarts, biscuits, brownies, cookies, tray bakes, loaf cakes, baked wedding favours and other sweet pastry products on a small scale, usually operating from a home-based kitchen.

They primarily supply trade customers such as local farm shops, delicatessens, caterers, restaurants and tea rooms. Some also provide catering services or supply their products directly to consumers at local farmers' markets or by taking orders online. Many cake and biscuit makers specialise in niche ranges, for example using gluten-free or organic ingredients, and provide a range of personalised cakes and biscuits.

This profile provides information about starting up and trading as a homemade cake and biscuit maker. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also explains the main legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support.

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