Cake & Bakery Consulting Services

Now you can call me up or Skype me when you need advice on a giant cake project or want to know how to grow or troubleshoot issues with your bakery business.

Cake and Bakery Business Advice

I Can Help If

  • You are building a bakery business and could use help troubleshooting issues, maximizing revenue, brainstorming a new product line, or increasing efficiency.
  • You need advice planning a big cake or gingerbread house project.
  • It’s your first time making a wedding cake and you want to get it right.
  • Your goal is to work in the bakery industry and you want to know how to get your foot in the door.

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My Qualifications

I have a Professional Chef’s degree and 17 years of food industry experience specializing in kitchen management, cake design, and bakery product development. I’ve worked in seven different bakeries, from the small boutique wedding cake vendor to giant automated wholesale factories. I have developed products for Costco, Sam’s Club (a division of Walmart), Trader Joe’s, Roche Bros., Stater Bros. & more. I’ve made 1,000+ wedding/specialty cakes. My knowledge extends into the following areas:

  • Home, cottage industry baking
  • Retail bakery operations
  • Wholesale bakery manufacturing
  • Event catering & corporate catering
  • Factory and co-packing bakery manufacturing
  • R&D
  • Bakery brand development
  • Product line streamlining
  • Commercial kitchen production efficiency
  • Ingredients and equipment sourcing (U.S.)
  • Dessert costing & pricing
  • Recipe troubleshooting
  • Menu streamlining
  • Food styling & photography
  • Wedding & specialty cake baking, construction, decorating, & delivery, & setup
  • 3D cake construction and decoration
  • Frosting & cake decorating with buttercream, royal icing, modeling chocolate, commercial fondant, gumpaste, ganache, and chocolate glaze
  • Specialty & wedding cake sales & marketing
  • Cake tastings and design consultations
  • Internet marketing

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Rates

I am available to speak by phone or video skype. Payment is accepted using Paypal.

Informal Q&A Consulting Rates
– for general questions about recipes, dessert projects, or business ventures
$50 per hour
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Turbo-Boost Your Bakery Business Package
This package includes
– a preliminary assessment of your existing business plan/model
– a digital copy of my Bakery Business Planning Worksheet
– 2 hours of phone or Skype consultation, tailored to your specific needs
– follow up with a written evaluation including recommendations on how to move forward with your business plan
$200 value

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Ongoing Coaching 
I offer long term coaching for businesses that are starting or growing. This is only available to clients who have already sampled my services. Please ask about this option when we speak.

To set up a call, please email Kristen

mywickedgoodies@gmail.com

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Comments

Cake & Bakery Consulting Services — 17 Comments

  1. This a fantastic idea you have Kristen! I have always wanted to open my own bakery but I am terrified of all I would need to know. Now I know that there is a resource for information. You’re awesome!

  2. This a fantastic idea you have Kristen! I have always wanted to open my own bakery but I am terrified of all I would need to know. Now I know that there is a resource for information. You’re awesome!

  3. I am an upcoming baker, wanting to grow a bakery business.

    I am very impressed with your works, experience and qualifications. I am very inspired. Although I am presently in Nigeria but I hope and will love to meet you one day.

  4. hi. good afternoon…ok i learnt to bake and decorate cakes under my mum at home and for some years now i have made more money on the side doing this than my traditional architecture practice. i am nigerian and i live at owerri in Imo state of Nigeria. i NOW STRONGLY WANT TO START A CAKE STUDIO CUM BAKERY TO THAT EFFECT. where do i start? how do i start. I have the layout of my residence and the space i already have designated for the bakery behind my house and can send all to you. but how do we start?

  5. This a fantastic idea you have Kristen! I have always wanted to open my own bakery but I am terrified of all I would need to know. Now I know that there is a resource for information. You’re awesome!

  6. Hi. We run a great restaurant with a core of menu favorites with seasonal favorites.

    We bake in house and have a pretty talented baking crew.

    We keep changing the dessert menu, but I am leaning to a simple “never changing” signature line of 5 great desserts plus one seasonal item.

    What I am thinking we should serve:

    The best chocolate cake
    The best carrrot cake
    The best apple pie
    The best chocolate chip cookies / mini milkshake.
    Seasonal fruit cobbler
    Greek Yougurt fresh-ground walnuts and honey

    Do you think you could consult for these cake recipes?

  7. Hi, love the site! Do you have a link with tips on how to store and display cupcakes properly? I’m trying to figure out refrigerated vs non for a small bakery display? I want to be in the food safety guidelines without drying my cupcakes or tossing unsold items after 4 hours. Thanks!

  8. I am a caterer and have a bride and groom who want a banana pudding dome cake for their wedding. The person I know where I live that has made dome cakes doesn’t think it possible to do but after much research, I think it can be done with some advice, coaching and help. Your thoughts would be very helpful. thanks!

  9. I think that is a great idea… I visit a lot of sites and I do believe your the only one that offers this. Smart and good luck.

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