Virtual Consultation with Becca
Got a list of questions about how to make cake pops, how to price them, how to market them, how to get licensed as a home business, or anything else related to making & selling cakes pops? Schedule a time for a consultation!
Connect with me video or phone. Not an extrovert, or find it challenging to find a time to chat "live?" We can connect over email, too. Video and phone consultations are charged by the time. The email rate is based on a standard reply (to a list of questions) taking about 30 minutes to compose and include appropriate links/resources. If the reply to your email request will require significantly more than that investment of time, I will let you know the updated rate before I reply, so you can decide if you'd like to either reduce the quantity of questions or invest the additional payment.
If you'd like to do more than just Q&A and Troubleshooting, such as a private cake pop lesson, select "Video with Cake Pop Teaching/Demonstrating," which includes a 1-hr video teaching session, where I will work virtually alongside you to create a desired cake pop design, or coach you through the "basics" of taking a baked cake and sculpting it into a cake pop.
A bit about me
In 2012, I left my teaching career to start my online cake pop business. Since then, I've restructured the business twice, because of moves. I'm licensed as a cottage food operator in Georgia, and can tell you almost everything you need to know about getting CF-licensed in this state. My knowledge of CF-licensing in other states is limited, as each state's law vary. Using books and the internet, I taught myself how to make cakes pops from scratch, and how to hand-sculpt almost all of my designs. I have made cake pops for just about any type of client: brides, moms-to-be, event stylists, businesses, and large corporations, and for every theme from mermaids to airplanes to champagne glasses. Notable clients include The Late, Late Show with James Corden, One Direction, AT&T, Savannah College of Art and Design, and SAV Airport for Southwest Airlines.
I have a background in education, and take pride in offering tutorials and information that is attainable and easily applied. I have coached dozen of bakers, sold over 500 video tutorials, and have over 150,000 followers on Instagram who seek out my content to educate and inspire.
Here are some questions I can help you answer:
*How do I make cake pops? (the "Video with Cake Pop Demo/Teaching" session is recommended for this)
*What tips do you have for starting a business?
*What licenses do you need? How/where do I get them?
*How do you get a Cottage Food License in Georgia?
*How do you make ______ design? (I can offer sculpting tips & resources for most designs, excluding those for which there is already a tutorial for purchase, or those for which a tutorial will be offered soon. If you have a specific design you'd for which like to book a consultation, please email me at SweetWhimsyShop@gmail.com before you purchase. If you'd like me to make the design along with you and coach as we go, select the "Video with Cake Pop Demo/Teaching" option)
*What chocolate, sprinkles, fondant, (or any other specific list of supplies) do you use?
*How do I grow my social media following like you did?
*How do you price your cake pops? How do you justify charging "so much?"
*How/where do you find clients?
*How do you efficiently communicate with clients to get all the info you need and help them feel cared-for?
*What tips do you have for pop-ups and market events?
*How do you manage invoices, payments, taxes, and similar bookkeeping-related duties?
Here are a few questions/topics I will NOT be able to answer or address:
*Questions about Cottage Food Licensing in states other than Georgia. I can offer general tips, but every state's CF laws, and I'm only proficient in Georgia's laws
*Specific recipes. My cake (and frosting) recipes are not currently available.
*Tips for working with boxed cake mix, as I do not have experience with boxed cake mixes (or canned frostings).
*Designs that are trademarked. Since it's illegal to reproduce designs that are trademark & copyrighted, I will not teach how to make them. Examples include likenesses of Harry Potter, Superman, Bluey, etc. I can, however, help you brainstorm license-fee ideas for a trademarked theme (such as using construction hats and light blues & oranges for a Blippi-themed order).
*Legal advice, such as whether to establish your business as an LLC, Sole Proprietorship, or Corporation or what is tax-deductible.
*Advice on shipping baked goods. In most states, Cottage Food Laws prohibit the sale of food across state lines.
The information discussed during our consultation is for use only by you. Sharing techniques, resources, or any other content covered during our consultation(s) is strictly prohibited. Do not "reteach" or discuss the techniques with anyone other than Becca Aronowitz. This includes engagement in forums such as Facebook groups, as well as posting work-in-progress, behind-the-scenes, and similar "DIY-style" content on social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube, and Twitter.
Please note that all communication will be done in English. For video and phone communications, non-English speakers may include in our conversation/videochat an additional person who can translate between us, but please be aware that the arranged time will not be extended to accommodate the translation time.
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