Does Mums Bake Cakes work for bakers?
Does Mums Bake Cakes work for bakers?
Has Mums Bake Cakes worked for you as a baker?
Having been trading for 4 years, we asked a few of our bakers to give a bit of background to their businesses and how they think we have helped their businesses to grow. Thank you must go to these teams for taking the time to feedback , as we cover most of the UK, and have bakers covering the majority of the areas we do have our teams often turning down cake enquiries from us, as their ovens can only cope with so much!
Many bakers ask what makes them successful on the site and it is all about choice for customers. If a customer can’t see it- they can’t buy it! Many customers will come through to ask, but our solution is all about getting a gift delivered and if you are anything like me, I get my purse, sit down to search and buy….the task of asking questions and waiting for answers just isn’t the way I buy my gifts online.
Our bakers are enjoying receiving orders from around the world, from corporate clients with corporate cupcakes and company bespoke cakes, whilst also creating amazing designs and bespoke birthday cakes, wedding cakes and cakes as gifts..
Having a cake delivered to your door, or a gift beautifully presented and delivered to you, always puts a smile on your face!
Many bakers deliver in their own 5 mile radius, so the tasty treats don’t travel far. Our professional bakers are all fully registered complying with UK Health and Hygiene Laws.
If you want to be on the site before Mothers Day please take a look at the site and click on become a baker- and we can get you on in time for Mothers Day.
As orders are already coming in for special mums across the UK.
So here’s what our bakers have to say from London, Oxford. Leeds and Swindon. We won’t make you a millionaire baker, but we will work with you to help you grow your business, we will support you and we will ensure all cakes are paid directly to you on the date of delivery.
We were the first national cake delivery service to set up where our bakers deliver their cakes by hand- NO COURIERS here! We have learnt much over the past 4 years and continue to grow with record searches to the site every month.
Feel free to drop us a line, we’re always happy to chat- as a customer you will be supporting bakers in their local areas, your gift will travel the shortest distance possible, you will be supporting local economies, and you are increasing revenues onto the High Street, as many of our bakers have High Street shops.
Support local from Global! Not all online business are the same! We are the First and the ONLY ONE offering this service!
Testimonials from some of our bakers
I was struggling to get orders through the door. Despite advertising and promotions on social media the orders were few and far between. It can be disheartening when you know you have a good product to sell. In my case I got told everyday how tasty and beautiful my cakes were but that never translated into orders/sales. I stumbled upon mums bake cakes whilst researching ways to promote my business, Once I registered and sent all my paperwork and certification through it didn’t take long for the enquiries and orders to follow suit. Honestly last year was the best year I’ve had since I started my cake making business.. I inundated with enquiries and I couldn’t be happier. Thank you Paula.
I joined Mums bake cakes in May 2017.
I had been baking and decorating cakes for a few years before that for some regular clients and family. Since joining Mumsbakecakes my business has grown by at least 50%.
In the last year especially I have been very busy getting many orders, corporate cupcakes and cakes, family birthday cakes, biscuits and brownies.
During my time baking for MBC There has been a large increase in business which has helped greatly towards a new Kitchen with extra ovens.... and also allowed for an extra few days holiday 🏖.
There is an incredible buzz when I see an email from Paula, and often I say oh that's a shame nothing has come from Paula .... then suddenly over the next few days I have 4 or 5 orders pending and yes a big grin on my face appears.
Being involved with MBC from a developing my business viewpoint has been pivotal to my growth. One benefit has been The opportunity to work alongside other bakers on a National Scale to support national corporate promotions with national organisations, for me it is not only a privilege, but is something that I would probably not have been asked to do and been involved in if I was not part of the MBC family. This has been a massive boost to my little business locally, to be linked with such large national companies has given me the lift my business needs in my community. This has helped my marketing awareness to grow on a local scale, allowing more people to become aware of my little developing cake business.
What is a registered baker and Why do we check?
For the safety of customers the environmental teams across the UK check all bakers comply with UK Health and Hygiene Laws, and are able to show a food standards rating. We check all bakers have completed this registration and we have been instrumental in bringing this to the attention of the public recently appearing on the BBC adding additional weight to the movement to ensure all bakers and food manufacturers are registered.See here more details on why bakers need to be registered and our involvement in this to ensure the safety of customers.
Want to join our baking army? Register here for more information
Still thinking about whether this will work for you- consider these below:-
If you’re reading this, you probably already have a cake business or are looking to start one. You want to make your cake business successful, grow an extensive client base and have orders rolling in. You want to be busy. You want to be booked out. You want to earn enough income from cakes that it’s the only job you have to do. But – you want to do it without all the headaches.
That’s where Mums Bake Cakes come in. As a national website of cake bakers, Mums Bake Cakes makes it oh-so simple for customers to place a cake order wherever they are in the UK. People looking to order a cake for their next celebration or to send as an edible gift can visit the website, browse bakers local to their order destination and buy a cake!
The cake bakers already registered are enjoying the huge range of benefits of working with Mums Bake Cakes. They’re taking orders easily and growing their businesses with local customers and reliable payments. Here are three reasons why you should become one of them and be working with Mums Bake Cakes too!
ORDERING MADE EASY
As a national website of registered cake baking businesses, Mums Bake Cakes send customers straight to you. If a website visitor looking to order a cake searches in your postcode, your business will show up on the list of options. If they like what you do, they’ll then click a button to order a cake from you, paying online. This makes the ordering process so much easier for bakers.
Taking orders through Mums Bake Cakes means you won’t be exchanging half a dozen emails discussing options, designs and prices only to find they’ve ordered elsewhere or waiting for a reply that doesn’t come. The simple online order process cuts out the faff, giving you more time to bake and sell cakes.
Even better, thanks to the Mums Bake Cakes website your customer pool suddenly grows from your local area to customers nationwide who have friends, family or events happening near you that they want to send a cake to. Not only is the ordering process made much easier and more efficient, your potential customer base also grows enormously without you taking on any hassles of nationwide delivery. It’s a win-win for cake businesses across the country.
BUSINESS ADMIN SORTED
You’re a baker first and a business man or woman second. The chances are that when you started your cake business, you knew some business tasks would be involved but no matter how long you’ve been doing them, you haven’t learned to love them anywhere near as much as you love creating cakes.
With Mums Bake Cakes, the admin headaches and late nights chasing payments are things of the past. When you register, you can create a baker profile with an order button for your cake business that potential customers browsing bakers on the website will see. With the simple Mums Bake Cakes system, customers will click to order the cake of their choice and pay online. You won’t have to write and send invoices (and then chase them up the day the order is due for delivery!). You won’t have to install software or use online services to process payments yourself. It’s all done for you, so very little business admin is required after you’ve set up your baker profile – a cake baker’s dream!
GET YOUR ONLINE PRESENCE EASILY
We rely on the internet for so many parts of our day to day life, whether that’s ordering new clothes, searching for recipes or just flicking through Facebook to catch up with friends. As a result, it’s becoming increasingly important for cake businesses to have a presence online, to have their own website, because this is how people are increasingly shopping. Whether we want information – for example to make a cake enquiry – or are ready to buy, more and more people are doing so using the internet.
By working with Mums Bake Cakes, you have the benefit of a presence on their website which has already been designed specifically for the purpose of connecting customers with cake bakers. The domain name has already been bought, website developed, advertising paid for and social media accounts created and updated to raise the profile of the website and, in doing so, raise the profile of the cake businesses on it. You get the benefits of being findable online when people want to buy or send a cake without needing any knowledge of tech, HTML coding or online marketing or the time to put them into practice. Mums Bake Cakes do all of that for you with the sole aim of connecting more customers with your cakes.
THINGS TO TAKE AWAY
- If you’re a Mums Bake Cakes baker, the ordering process is fast and simple and allows you to take more local orders because you have a nationwide market of customers using the website.
- Being a Mums Bake Cakes baker also means you can cut your business admin duties down, with orders taken with the click of a button and payments processed online for you.
- You can save time and money by using Mums Bake Cakes as your online platform without having to invest in and learn how to manage a website yourself.
Being a baker sounds like an idyllic life. You spend all day every day designing, baking and decorating all kinds of cakes and bakes, whatever your style. You have floods of happy customers coming through the doors bang on time to collect their cake and they always pay in full plenty in advance. You earn an income doing what you love the best.
Except… it doesn’t always work like that. Yes, being a professional cake maker means you do get to make money creating cakes, but it also means a lot of business tasks you might not even have been sure you signed up for. You’re quoting, processing payments, chasing invoices, advertising and more – and it’s not all that fun.
If you want to make some of these business tasks much simpler, quicker – and even automatic so you hardly have to do a thing – you’ll love Mums Bake Cakes. Here’s why:
YOU CAN DITCH THE ADMIN
Instead of wasting valuable hours pricing for orders you don’t end up receiving or chasing payments for orders who are slow to pay up, take your cake orders the easy way.
When you’re a registered baker with Mums Bake Cakes, the order process couldn’t be simpler. Customers visit the website, search for a baker local to where they want the cake – whether it’s for them or as a gift for someone further afield but closer to you – and place an order for the cake that they want, giving you the delivery address. The payment is all processed online so you don’t end up with endless emails, quoting, exchanging and then chasing invoices. It’s all sorted for you. Mums Bake Cakes even absorb PayPal and credit card charges, so you don’t have to.
When you join Mums Bake Cakes, you create an online profile about your cake business, giving you visibility online so that more customers can find you. Your profile acts like your little baking spot on the MBC website, giving you the benefit of online exposure without the expense and tech requirements involved in starting, establishing and advertising your own website.
YOU CAN GROW YOUR CAKE BUSINESS
Whether you’re active on social media and have a website for your cake business or not, your online profile on the Mums Bake Cakes website acts as either another string to your bow, making your baking business prominent on another website platform, or, as I said before, puts you online without the hassle and costs of creating your own website. The trend for online shopping shows no signs of going anywhere but upwards, so by being a Mums Bake Cakes baker and being ready and available for people to buy your cakes online puts you one step ahead of many bakers. It allows you to make the most of online opportunities oh-so easily.
Being online, one of the beauties of Mums Bake Cakes is that it sends interested customers straight to you and that, while your delivery will always be local, your customers can be from all over the country. When you want to cheer someone up, why send flowers when you can send a cake? When you want to let someone know you’re thinking of them on a special occasion, send a cake. When you want to say congratulations, send a cake. It makes a delicious gift that brings smiles all round, and MBC are at the forefront of this trend. Tap into it early to make the most of the cakes as gifts industry by becoming a baker.
YOU CAN DO IT FAST
The whole point of making business tasks simpler and swifter is to give you more time to make and sell cakes, meaning more time to do what you enjoy and more money in your pocket as a result. With that in mind, joining Mums Bake Cakes is quick and simple. All you have to do is sign up and complete your baker profile. Once you’re set up, you’re ready to start taking orders, fast!
Once you are part of the MBC bakers network, you benefit from their marketing and advertising efforts that bring more people to their website, and so also bringing more potential customers to your cake business. By taking the time to join once, you benefit from their time and effort endlessly, potentially saving you time as you’re receiving more and more customers through Mums Bake Cakes and so having to spend less time searching for them and pitching your cake services yourself.
You became a baker because you want to earn an income selling cakes. You didn’t become a baker to be bogged down with admin, payments and tech troubles. Let Mums Bake Cakes help you with both, bringing you more cake sales by connecting you with customers and making many business processes automatic, efficient and totally easy.