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“People want pictures,” says Fahey, who previously worked in the film business. “Photography plays a huge part in marketing and sales.” Prior to putting iPads in their Tinley Park retail store, Creative Cakes once a year created a photo book of current designs for bridal and other customers — what retail bakeries have done for years. But it was next to impossible to add new creations in a timely manner. “So we were waiting a whole year to get current designs out,” Fahey says. “That was costing us.” Now, customers click on the iPad app to launch the Creative Cakes photo gallery, browse designs and tap on their favorite to have a copy of the image emailed to them. It’s so easy, Fahey says, that “a 2-year-old can intuitively find their way around.” For those who prefer browsing from home, a pink camera icon on the bakery’s website (www. realbuttercream.com) takes viewers to a slide slow of current Creative Cakes designs (organized by categories) on Flickr, which allows multiple ways to upload your photos to the Web. The bottom line is Creative Cakes sells more cakes because of this technology. The bakery integrated a search function into their virtual gallery, as well as a pricing component for each cake. Fahey recalls a recent bride wanting a winter theme for her cake. She typed “snow” in the search box. Up came a handful of winter-themed wedding cakes, snowflake cookies and other winter wonderland possibilities. “Not only did we sell her a wedding cake, but also a shower cake and favors, too,” Fahey says. After much debate, Creative Cakes added pricing in the description section of each cake. This was a difficult decision. “We felt that if another bakery has our pricing, oh well,” Fahey says, “because it became more important to get that information to the customer right away. At the end of the day, we know we are going to exceed their expectations with our cakes.” A smart way to connect The Doughnut Vault, a gourmet donut shop in Chicago, this year celebrated a successful one-year

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bake - June 2012
Editor's Note - The Technology Issue - Life in the fast-food lane
Table of Contents
News Bites - Register for All Things Baking
News Bites - CSM to Divest Bakery Supplies
News Bites - Chocolatier of the Year Honored
News Bites - Culpitt Ltd. Wins Queen’s Award
Management - High-Tech Solutions
Labor Front - OSHA’s Take on Safety
Legislation - Choose My Customers’ Plate
Ingredients - Summer Bounty
New Tools for a New Generation
Well Developed
Rolling Locations
Box Up and Send It
The Rise of a Classic
Chain News
Milk Your Decorated Cookies
Prepare for the Worst
Cafe - Ice Cream Craze
Products
Showcase
Classifieds
Carta De Introduccion - Pastel creativo
Introductory Letter - Creative Cakes
Pan Y Horneo - Bolillos y Rollos Frances
Pasteles Y Decoraciones - Pastel de Quinceanera
Tendencias Del Consumidor - Una mezcla nueva en la cultura
Pastel creativo para Bodas y Quinceañeras
Perfiles - Tortas Paquime
Perfiles - Panaderia La Central
Perfiles - Carniceria Rancho Grande
Perfiles - El Rancho Market
Perfiles - Carnicería El Rancho
Perfiles - Carenicera Los Alamos
Ideas De Mercadeo Especiales
Productos - Productos con mejor resultado por BakeMark
Breads & Baking - Bolillos & French Rolls
Cakes & Decorating - Quinceanera Cakes
Shoppers Insight - A New Cultural Mix
Creative Cakes for Weddings and Quinceañeras
Profiles - Tortas Paquime
Profiles - Panaderia La Central
Profiles - Rancho Grande
Profiles - El Rancho Market
Profiles - Carniceria El Rancho
Profiles - Carnicería Los Alamos
Merchandising Tips
Products
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bake - June 2012 - Editor's Note - The Technology Issue - Life in the fast-food lane
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bake - June 2012 - Table of Contents
bake - June 2012 - News Bites - CSM to Divest Bakery Supplies
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bake - June 2012 - News Bites - Culpitt Ltd. Wins Queen’s Award
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bake - June 2012 - Management - High-Tech Solutions
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bake - June 2012 - Labor Front - OSHA’s Take on Safety
bake - June 2012 - 13
bake - June 2012 - Legislation - Choose My Customers’ Plate
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bake - June 2012 - Ingredients - Summer Bounty
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bake - June 2012 - New Tools for a New Generation
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bake - June 2012 - 24
bake - June 2012 - Well Developed
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bake - June 2012 - Rolling Locations
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bake - June 2012 - 31
bake - June 2012 - Box Up and Send It
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bake - June 2012 - The Rise of a Classic
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bake - June 2012 - Chain News
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bake - June 2012 - Milk Your Decorated Cookies
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bake - June 2012 - Prepare for the Worst
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bake - June 2012 - Cafe - Ice Cream Craze
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bake - June 2012 - Products
bake - June 2012 - Showcase
bake - June 2012 - Classifieds
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bake - June 2012 - PAN1
bake - June 2012 - PAN2
bake - June 2012 - PAN3
bake - June 2012 - PAN4
bake - June 2012 - Carta De Introduccion - Pastel creativo
bake - June 2012 - Introductory Letter - Creative Cakes
bake - June 2012 - PAN7
bake - June 2012 - Pan Y Horneo - Bolillos y Rollos Frances
bake - June 2012 - PAN9
bake - June 2012 - PAN10
bake - June 2012 - PAN11
bake - June 2012 - Pasteles Y Decoraciones - Pastel de Quinceanera
bake - June 2012 - PAN13
bake - June 2012 - PAN14
bake - June 2012 - PAN15
bake - June 2012 - Tendencias Del Consumidor - Una mezcla nueva en la cultura
bake - June 2012 - PAN17
bake - June 2012 - PAN18
bake - June 2012 - PAN19
bake - June 2012 - Pastel creativo para Bodas y Quinceañeras
bake - June 2012 - PAN21
bake - June 2012 - PAN22
bake - June 2012 - PAN23
bake - June 2012 - Perfiles - Tortas Paquime
bake - June 2012 - PAN25
bake - June 2012 - Perfiles - Panaderia La Central
bake - June 2012 - PAN27
bake - June 2012 - Perfiles - Carniceria Rancho Grande
bake - June 2012 - Perfiles - El Rancho Market
bake - June 2012 - Perfiles - Carnicería El Rancho
bake - June 2012 - Perfiles - Carenicera Los Alamos
bake - June 2012 - Ideas De Mercadeo Especiales
bake - June 2012 - PAN33
bake - June 2012 - Productos - Productos con mejor resultado por BakeMark
bake - June 2012 - PAN35
bake - June 2012 - Breads & Baking - Bolillos & French Rolls
bake - June 2012 - PAN37
bake - June 2012 - Cakes & Decorating - Quinceanera Cakes
bake - June 2012 - PAN39
bake - June 2012 - Shoppers Insight - A New Cultural Mix
bake - June 2012 - PAN41
bake - June 2012 - Creative Cakes for Weddings and Quinceañeras
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bake - June 2012 - Profiles - Tortas Paquime
bake - June 2012 - PAN45
bake - June 2012 - Profiles - Panaderia La Central
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bake - June 2012 - Profiles - Rancho Grande
bake - June 2012 - Profiles - El Rancho Market
bake - June 2012 - Profiles - Carniceria El Rancho
bake - June 2012 - Profiles - Carnicería Los Alamos
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