The Baking Business Diploma

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Welcome to the Baking Business Course

eventThe Baking Business course provides a fantastic insight into starting your own Baking Business and making it a success.

The course will explore various aspects including cake transportation, running your business, photography, Health, Safety, Hygiene and much more.

In order to complete the course candidates must do the following:

  • Read all 8 Course Modules
  • Complete the Final Online Assessment

Good luck and we hope you enjoy the material!

Module 1 Introduction
Baking businesses are a hot topic nowadays mostly because have low start-up costs and room for big profit margins. Having success examples like the Hummingbird Bakery in London or the UK’s Great British Bake Off, baking businesses are becoming very popular. Even if today’s economy is characterized by a slow cash-flow and people have less money to spend, baking products are sellable.
Unit 1 Introduction
Unit 2 About Creating Winning Recipes
Unit 3 About Baking and Decorating
Unit 4 About Running and Marketing Your Business
Unit 5 How to Decide on a Niche

Module 2 Cake Transportation
Delivering a cake requires careful planning and awareness. Moving a cake from one location to another does not have to be difficult. Following some simple guidelines ensures that your cake will arrive safely.
Unit 1 How to decide if you or the client is going to transport the cake
Unit 2 How to determine the correct sized box for your cake
Unit 3 If you have the proper sized vehicle
Unit 4 Whether you need help carrying the cake

Module 3 Photographing your Cakes
When we eat a cake, we use all our senses, we see, smell, touch, and taste it, but when we look at a photo, we can use our eyes only. Styling food is one way to capture its flavours, aromas, and textures and to communicate them to viewers. Creating an amazing-looking cake is an art, whether you eat it or you photograph it, and you can do a lot of things to enhance the look of your cakes and make people wanting what they view in your photographs.
Unit 1 Introduction
Unit 2 Which digital camera is best?
Unit 3 The lenses you should use
Unit 4 The lighting required for a perfect picture
Unit 5 What type of backdrops work best when photographing your cakes?

Module 4 Running Your Own Business
A baker must start by figuring out their cost per cake. After you know the cost to produce a single cake, you can set the price. Pricing will fluctuate, based on the individualized effort and customization required for each cake, as well. Determine costing by calculating the ingredient costs, labour costs and the overhead costs against each cake. A business with variable overhead will need to project sales to determine an average cost per cake. A baker making individual cakes on demand can easily factor labour, kitchen leasing and ingredients to set their cost for each cake.
Unit 1 What your overheads will likely be
Unit 2 How to choose a name for your business
Unit 3 The software you need to run a cake business
Unit 4 About employees and benefits

Module 5 The do’s and don’ts & what to do when things don’t go to plan
Pastry is an exact science. To have good bakery, you have to work precisely, by rules and by quantity.
Unit 1 The dos and don’ts when baking a cake
Unit 2 What to do when things don’t go to plan
Unit 3 How to handle complaints
Unit 4 How to provide great customer service

Module 6 Health, Safety, and Hygiene
A food business, no matter if is a restaurant, café, bar, bakery, sweetshop or market stall, needs to ensure that adheres to legal requirements.
Unit 1 About Health and Safety Guidelines
Unit 2 Legal food inspections and how they affect you
Unit 3 What your hygiene requirements are
Unit 4 What is the HACCP

Module 7 Accounting, VAT, Tax, Insurance and Record Keeping
Accounting is a complex system of collecting, identifying, grouping, processing, recording, generalizing of accounting elements of a company and financial reporting. Daily economic transactions taking place within a company are recognized in accounting only if they can be converted into numbers and processed using specific accounting methods.
Unit 1 Why accounting is so important
Unit 2 About VAT & other taxes you have to pay
Unit 3 About recording keeping and its importance to your business
Unit 4 How to keep organised with business licenses

Module 8 Hiring Staff and Providing Sufficient Training
The recruitment and selection process is initiated when staff needs exceed the internal offer of employees (as number or competencies). In order to effectively prepare the recruitment process, it is necessary to estimate the near future staff needs. Correct identification of the recruitment need is one of the advantages of efficient human resource planning.
Unit 1 How to find the best staff for your business
Unit 2 The best way to interview prospective employees
Unit 3 How to train your staff
Unit 4 About employee inspection and creating a hand book

Once you have gone through the course modules the next stage of the course is to complete the Final Assessment.

Final Assessment

To get to this stage you should now have completed all course modules and be ready to take your final assessment.

We would strongly advise that you read through the entire course units more than once and make relevant notes where necessary ensuring that you have absorbed all the information.

The Test

To book your exam the fee is £14.99 and will give you unlimited attempts to pass. Use the button below to book your exam.

Once you have booked the exam a link will be emailed to you within 24 hours.

Exam Results & Certifications

Digital certifications are issued within 7 – 12 working days.



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