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Cake is one of the the most consumed snacks in Nigeria. It is often the dessert choice at ceremonial occasions like weddings, birthdays, Christmas, New year and other festivals. Sometimes, cake is presented as a gift. The demand for cake production in Nigeria is always high on weekends because many people do their wedding ceremonies then.

During Valentine season, the rush for cake can be overwhelming. Every one wants to show his or her lover that they care  through cake. A birthday party without a cake is incomplete in any part of the world today.

You will definitely agree with me that baking cake is one of the most lucrative businesses in Nigeria today.  Even when other commodities experience poor sales, cake is still in high demand. When it is well designed with nice and attractive colors, cakes  make your occasions very colorful.

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Are you ready to tap into the market by starting your own cake production business? Please read along.

Recipe For Rich Cake Production

Flour- 500g
Sugar – 400g
Butter -500g
Eggs- 8
Baking Powder- 3 teaspoons
Vanilla Flavor – 2 teaspoons
Strawberry Cheese- 2 cover
A pack of cake mix ( Optional)

Cake Preparation Steps

Step 1: Put the butter and sugar in a large bowl use a whisk or a hand mixer to blend well for it to be very smooth.

Step 2: Beat the eggs with either your whisk or hand mixer for 10min

Step 3: Get a very big bowl add all your ingredients together then mixed butter, sugar, egg, then add flavors, strawberry cheese, then miss together for 10mins

Step 4: Preheat your Oven to 350 degrees

Step 5: Grease your Pans with a little vegetable oil and flour mixed together.

Step 6: Add your flour, baking Powder and Preservative to the mixed ingredients then mix finally. Stir anti-clockwise with either a whisk or a hand mixer for 10mins.

Step 7: Add your mixed Cake into the mixture

Step 8: Pour  the batter evenly into the prepared pans,

Step 9: Close the oven door and immediately set a timer to the specified baking time place them into the oven (bake it for 35 minutes for a range of 34 to 36 minutes or 53 minutes for a range of 50 to 55 minutes). Using the median will ensure that the cake won’t under or over cook. Resist the urge to open the oven door during baking, as the heat will escape and may cause the cake to cook unevenly. If applicable, turn the oven light on and view through the oven window.

Step 10: Check for doneness; Gently insert a toothpick or wooden spoon in the center of the cake. If it comes out clean or with a few small crumbs on it, the cake is done. If not, place it back in the oven for another 3-4 minutes. Keep testing for the same amount of time until you get the correct result.

Step 11: Place the pan on a wire rack to cool for 15 to 30 minutes. Run a butter knife around the pan edges to loosen the sides. Place the wire rack over the top of the pan, invert it, and tap it lightly to remove the cake.

Step 12: Let it cool completely before decorating since the heat will melt frosting and icing. Frost and decorate as desired.

Undergo Practical Training

You must undergo a training for you to have more knowledge on how to make cakes and how to venture into the business. Cake making is no longer a complicated procedure very easy without stress. Firstly, register yourself into a catering school or look for a friend with catering knowledge that’s all you need. With these training you will be able to understand and know how to bake and decorate a cake. Fondant cakes, wedding cakes, queens cake and fruit cakes.

You Must Have A Little Capital

In this kind of business you need little capital to start up with, it could be  personal money, loans from Bank, Family or from Friends.You can start your own cake business with as little amount as you can.

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Buy The Right Ingredients

There are several ingredients that should go into cake making, but start with these specific  components which are required in Cake Baking: electric Ovens, baking pans, baking boards, vegetable oil, Flour, salt, baking powder and butter e.t.c

Cost of Starting the  Business

Rent = N100,000

Costs Of Equipment =N30,000

Cost of Wares = N30,000

Cost of ingredients = N15,000

Total = N175,000

Start Advertising It

Always have a business cards and flyers to hand they don’t have to be too really fancy  make it simple and give it all over the place,your Business card is also a form that carries your name and information about you and your business, so, it also helps to promote your business in places where you can’t imagine and its a kind of reference when it is being needed.

Put your business cards as gift tags on cake boxes when you send them out, you can also get onto social media like Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, 2go, LinkedIn if possible connect with other bakers, The support is amazing out there – it can make all the difference.

Your Business card is also a form that carries your name and information about you and your business, so, it also helps to promote your business in places where you can’t imagine and its a kind of reference when it is being needed.

Have Appealing Business Name

Business Name is the name you want to give your business, it is the name you want to be known. Some companies like UAC foods, Chi Limited, Cakes and Creams e.t.c are names that are popular, unique and appealing.

Unique Selling Proposition (USP)

I would recommend that you find out what your unique selling point are and your real strength. You must allow your target customers know your unique selling proposition in selling that product to them. Let them know the value in paying for the premium of your product. Coca Cola has a taste that no other beverage has in the world, and that makes it unique and sells everyday.

With the steps above, I believe this would help achieving your dreams in cake production business in Nigeria. Should in case you are planning to start it. I wish you all the best in your endeavors as a cake baker.

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