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Sweet Snippets for Success! Cake and baking business tips, super fun interviews with cake and sugar artists, and pretty much all things CAKE.

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Episode 12: Tired of cake customers with champagne taste on a beer budget?

In this episode of The Cake Biz Broadcast, Nicole shares her top 3 tips on dealing with cake customers with champagne taste on a beer budget!​ The Cake Biz Broadcast is brought to you by Cake Business School - the ONLY Profit First AND Fix This Next Certified online cake school. Find us at https://cakebusinessschool.com Show Notes: Nicole Bendig-Lamb of Snarky Sweet Cake Chick shares her 3 top tips about customers who want amazing cakes for cheap How these requests get under our skin How to respond without being defensive, angry or unprofessional Be sure to check out other episodes and blog posts at cakebusinessschool.com​ Feel free to join the Cake Business School private Facebook group Subscribe to the Cake Biz Broadcast on iTunes! You can also listen on Spotify  and Google Podcasts. Be sure to subscribe and leave an honest review!

15mins

2 Jul 2021

Rank #1

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Episode 11: Love Wafer Paper? Interview with the amazingly talented Anna Astashkina

In this episode of The Cake Biz Broadcast, Nicole chats with Anna Astashkina! Anna is an amazingly talented Cake Artist and Instructor who specializes in the art of wafer paper. Find out more at https://astashkinacakes.com/​ The Cake Biz Broadcast is brought to you by Cake Business School - the ONLY Profit First AND Fix This Next Certified online cake school. Find us at https://cakebusinessschool.com Show Notes: Nicole Bendig-Lamb of Snarky Sweet Cake Chick chats with Anna Astashkina of Astashkina Cakes Anna shares her cake journey and what her life was like before settling into her passion for sugar art They chat about business and charging a premium for your specialty They also chat about her upcoming online courses - find out more at https://astashkinacakes.com/​ Feel free to join the Cake Business School private Facebook group Subscribe to the Cake Biz Broadcast on iTunes! You can also listen on Spotify & Google Podcasts. Be sure to subscribe and leave an honest review!

23mins

25 May 2021

Rank #2

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Episode 10: Hanging with Chef Mitchie, The Femme Fatale of Fondant!

In this episode of The Cake Biz Broadcast, Nicole chats with the "Femme Fatale of Fondant," Michelle Curran aka Chef Mitchie! A self-taught cake and sugar artist based in Las Vegas, Nevada, she has competed locally, nationally and on Food Network.  Find out more at https://www.mitchiesmunchies.com/ Chef Mitchie shares her cake journey from being "banned" from the kitchen as a little girl to her passion and hobby gone BANANAS!  The Cake Biz Broadcast is brought to you by Cake Business School - the ONLY Profit First AND Fix This Next Certified online cake school.  Find us at https://cakebusinessschool.com Show Notes: Nicole Bendig-Lamb of Snarky Sweet Cake Chick chats with Michelle Curran aka Chef Mitchie of https://www.mitchiesmunchies.com/ Chef Mitchie shares how her passion for art morphed into her successful cake business They talk all things cake from crazy designs, to being Sugar Angels for Icing Smiles, and her design for Grammy Award Winning rapper, Ludacris! Find her at https://www.mitchiesmunchies.com/ & https://www.instagram.com/theechefmitchiesmunchies/ Feel free to join the Cake Business School private Facebook group Subscribe to the Cake Biz Broadcast on iTunes!

44mins

18 May 2021

Rank #3

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Episode 9: Baking a Difference! Interview with Tracy Quisenberry of Icing Smiles

In this episode of The Cake Biz Broadcast, Nicole chats with the founder of Icing Smiles, Tracy Quisenberry!  Icing Smiles is a non-profit that matches volunteer bakers with families who have children impacted by serious illness.  Find out more at www.icingsmiles.org Tracy shares her story of how Icing Smiles came to be and also the behind the scenes of what it takes to create special memories for these brave children and what you can do to help!   The Cake Biz Broadcast is brought to you by Cake Business School - the ONLY Profit First AND Fix This Next Certified online cake school.  Find us at https://cakebusinessschool.com Show Notes: Nicole Bendig-Lamb of Snarky Sweet Cake Chick chats with founder of Icing Smiles, Tracy Quisenberry Tracy shares how Icing Smiles came to be and how it makes an impact They chat about how YOU can get involved in helping families with ill children They also chat about the upcoming virtual event on May, 20, 2021, "Sugarthon" - find out more at www.icingsmiles.org Feel free to join the Cake Business School private Facebook group Subscribe to the Cake Biz Broadcast on iTunes!

36mins

6 May 2021

Rank #4

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Episode 8: Pumpkin Plan Your Cake Biz with Mike Michalowicz

In this episode of The Cake Biz Broadcast, Nicole chats with International Business & Entrepreneurial Author, Mike Michalowicz! (His books include The Toilet Paper Entreprenuer, Profit First, Clockwork, Fix This Next, and The Pumpkin Plan). His new book, Get Different, drops September 21, 2021.  Find him at www.mikemichalowicz.com Mike shares top tips on how to "Pumpkin Plan" your cake business, and we get real about other important topics like "Star Trek" and chocolate chip cookies. The Cake Biz Broadcast is brought to you by Cake Business School - the ONLY Profit First AND Fix This Next Certified online cake school.  Find us at https://cakebusinessschool.com Show Notes: Nicole Bendig-Lamb of Snarky Sweet Cake Chick chats with business author, Mike Michalowicz Mike shares his top tips on how to "Pumpkin Plan" a cake biz They chat about why it's important to say "no" to the wrong customer base, while attracting ideal clients They also chat about his new book, Get Different -more info at www.mikemichalowicz.com Feel free to join the Cake Business School private Facebook group Subscribe to the Cake Biz Broadcast on iTunes!

21mins

29 Apr 2021

Rank #5

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Episode 7: "The Real Deal" About The Food Truck Business with Hannah Olmstead!

In this episode of The Cake Biz Broadcast, Nicole chats with Hannah Olmstead, co-owner of The Real Deal Food Truck (Natural Smoothies & Latin Food). Hannah shares her journey around the globe, which led to her love of Latin food and delicious fruits from South America. Find them at http://trdfoodtruck.com/ The Cake Biz Broadcast is brought to you by Cake Business School - the ONLY Profit First AND Fix This Next Certified online cake school.  Find us at https://cakebusinessschool.com Show Notes: Nicole Bendig-Lamb of Snarky Sweet Cake Chick chats with Hannah Olmstead, co-owner of The Real Deal Food Truck Hannah shares the story of how her love of food from around the world evolved into her business They chat about what it's like to have a Food Truck business vs. a brick and mortar shop, and all the pros and cons They also chat about the challenges we face in the food business with finding your niche and how to price for profit Feel free to join the Cake Business School private Facebook group Subscribe to the Cake Biz Broadcast on iTunes!

35mins

29 Apr 2021

Rank #6

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Episode 6: More than just a picture on a cake with Debbie Coughlin of Icing Images

In this episode of The Cake Biz Broadcast, Nicole with Debbie Coughlin, founder of Icing Images (recipient of the Sweet Life Hall of Fame Award).  Debbie shares how Icing Images was formed and they talk all about the amazing products offered.  Spoiler alert! It's more than JUST images printed on cake!  Find them at www.icingimages.com The Cake Biz Broadcast is brought to you by Cake Business School - the ONLY Profit First AND Fix This Next Certified online cake school.  Find us at https://cakebusinessschool.com Show Notes: Nicole Bendig-Lamb of Snarky Sweet Cake Chick with Debbie Coughlin, founder of Icing Images Debbie share the story of how Icing Images was formed in 1999 They chat about the innovative products offered for stepping up your cake designs Icing Images offers free LIVE demos twice a week on their Facebook page Feel free to join the Cake Business School private Facebook group Subscribe to the Cake Biz Broadcast on iTunes!

25mins

14 Apr 2021

Rank #7

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Episode 5: Offering Discounts in Your Baking Business! Should You or Shouldn't you?

In this episode of The Cake Biz Broadcast, Nicole talks about the tough question:  "Should I offer discounts in my baking business?" The answer may surprise you! The Cake Biz Broadcast is brought to you by Cake Business School - the ONLY Profit First AND Fix This Next Certified online cake school.  Find us at https://cakebusinessschool.com Show Notes: Nicole Bendig-Lamb of Snarky Sweet Cake Chick talks about the question of offering discounts in your cake or baking business Are you a business or a hobby? What about friends and family? How about charity events? Feel free to join the private Facebook group Subscribe on iTunes!

12mins

12 Apr 2021

Rank #8

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Episode 4: The Power of Networking for Your Cake Biz

In this episode of The Cake Biz Broadcast, Nicole shares one of her favorite methods of marketing (NETWORKING) to get your name out there for your cakes! The Cake Biz Broadcast is brought to you by Cake Business School - the ONLY Profit First AND Fix This Next Certified online cake school.  Find us at https://cakebusinessschool.com Show Notes: Nicole Bendig-Lamb of Snarky Sweet Cake Chick shares her favorite networking method as an active member of her local Chamber of Commerce. Other ways to network - other paid networking groups or connecting with other industry professionals to collaborate with or cross refer (this one doesn't cost you a penny! Grab your free PDF for 100 Marketing Tips Here Feel free to join the private Facebook group Subscribe on iTunes!

17mins

9 Apr 2021

Rank #9

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Episode 3: OMG! I'm almost out of fondant AND core concept in the Profit First System

In this episode of The Cake Biz Broadcast, Nicole introduces one of the core concepts of the Profit First System and how it relates to your baking business. The Cake Biz Broadcast is brought to you by Cake Business School - the ONLY Profit First AND Fix This Next Certified online cake school.  Find us at https://cakebusinessschool.com Show Notes: Nicole Bendig-Lamb of Snarky Sweet Cake Chick information about the Profit First System (Mike Michalowicz) Core concept - Parkinson's Law A real-life baking example to help illustrate the concept Feel free to join the private Facebook group Subscribe on iTunes!

11mins

9 Apr 2021

Rank #10