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A new online service raises s the question of where the profits profits lie in cake decorating and party supplies.
BY JOHN UNREIN A new avenue for catering is emerging from the wake of America’s economic recession in the form of online party planning businesses that are geared to take the hassle out of executing parties and special events at home. In bakery, a prime example of this trend can be found in Chicago, where Cakegirls announced this summer their return, only now as a curator for do-ityourself party planners. No doubt in this economy, more consumers are planning parties at home, rather than at a restaurant or other venue, but are still striving to pull off their event in a professional manner. In an Aug. 7 email blast, Cakegirls Ltd. announced they are back in business — this time under a different business model. Award-winning cake artists Mary and Brenda Maher explained with the following message: “We’ve gone from making cakes to making cake makers. Products and party plans, hints and how-tos. It’s everything you need to DIY right, curated by Cakegirls.” Food and food-related shopping online is not yet a mainstream behavior, according to consumer research firm The NPD Group, but about 7% of consumers say they go to www.Amazon.com at least every two or three months to look for food or beverage products that they may be interested in purchasing. While that Cakegirls announced their new business will be online only. For more information, visit www.thecakegirls. com. In late August, the first product from their new collection, a Cakegirls Cupcake Stand (in dove gray or lemon yellow), was unveiled at a cost of $15.99 apiece at www.suitorlife.com. The stand holds 30 standard cupcakes or 55 minis. In March 2010, a fire destroyed Cakegirls, which had operated as an upscale cake shop in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. Sisters Mary and Brenda Maher launched Cakegirls in 2000.

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bake - September 2012
Editor's note - Dime Management
Table of Contents
News Bites - Breakfast in the Classroom
Research Debunks Gluten-free Weight Loss
Organic Trade Association Supports Labeling Campaign
Zakowski Sells Out Whole Grain Baking Class for BBGA
Chocolate Shows Debut at Navy Pier
Management - Lower Your Phone Bill
Tax Tips - Tax-Free Inheritance?
Labor Front - All in a Day's Work
Calorie Counting
Ingredients - Phasing Out Trans Fats
Alessi Bakeries turns 100
Sandwich Success
Curated by Cakegirls
Kickstart Your Bakery
Holiday Cheer
Pie: Reinvented
Opening Your Bakery
Chain News
Cafe - Platters for Profit
Products
Showcase
Classifieds
Ad Index
Carta De Introduccion
Introductory Letter
Pan Y Horneo - Pan de Muerto
Pasteles Y Decoraciones - Pastelitos “Cupcakes” festivos
Tendencias Del Consumidor - La nutrición surge como clave en ventas al consumidor
Mercadeo para dias feriados
Perfiles - Panadería Super Mercado
Perfiles - Panadería Araceli’s
Perfiles - El Rancho Tapatío
Perfiles - La Plaza Tapatía
Ideas De Mercadeo Especiales
Productos
Breads & Baking - Pan de Muerto
Cakes & Decorating - Festive Cupcakes
Shoppers Insight - Nutrition emerges as key sales driver
Holiday Merchandising
Profiles - Panadería Super Mercado
Profiles - Panadería Araceli’s
Profiles - El Rancho Tapatío
Profiles - La Plaza Tapatía
Merchandising Tips
Products
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bake - September 2012 - Editor's note - Dime Management
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bake - September 2012 - Table of Contents
bake - September 2012 - Organic Trade Association Supports Labeling Campaign
bake - September 2012 - Chocolate Shows Debut at Navy Pier
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bake - September 2012 - 9
bake - September 2012 - Management - Lower Your Phone Bill
bake - September 2012 - 11
bake - September 2012 - Tax Tips - Tax-Free Inheritance?
bake - September 2012 - 13
bake - September 2012 - Labor Front - All in a Day's Work
bake - September 2012 - 15
bake - September 2012 - Calorie Counting
bake - September 2012 - 17
bake - September 2012 - Ingredients - Phasing Out Trans Fats
bake - September 2012 - 19
bake - September 2012 - Alessi Bakeries turns 100
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bake - September 2012 - 25
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bake - September 2012 - Sandwich Success
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bake - September 2012 - 31
bake - September 2012 - 32
bake - September 2012 - Curated by Cakegirls
bake - September 2012 - 34
bake - September 2012 - 35
bake - September 2012 - Kickstart Your Bakery
bake - September 2012 - 37
bake - September 2012 - 38
bake - September 2012 - 39
bake - September 2012 - Holiday Cheer
bake - September 2012 - 41
bake - September 2012 - 42
bake - September 2012 - 43
bake - September 2012 - Pie: Reinvented
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bake - September 2012 - 46
bake - September 2012 - 47
bake - September 2012 - Opening Your Bakery
bake - September 2012 - 49
bake - September 2012 - 50
bake - September 2012 - 51
bake - September 2012 - Chain News
bake - September 2012 - 53
bake - September 2012 - 54
bake - September 2012 - 55
bake - September 2012 - Cafe - Platters for Profit
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bake - September 2012 - 60
bake - September 2012 - Products
bake - September 2012 - 62
bake - September 2012 - Showcase
bake - September 2012 - Classifieds
bake - September 2012 - 65
bake - September 2012 - Ad Index
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bake - September 2012 - Divider -
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bake - September 2012 - Pan - 1
bake - September 2012 - Pan - 2
bake - September 2012 - Carta De Introduccion
bake - September 2012 - Introductory Letter
bake - September 2012 - Pan - 5
bake - September 2012 - Pan Y Horneo - Pan de Muerto
bake - September 2012 - Pan - 7
bake - September 2012 - Pan - 8
bake - September 2012 - Pan - 9
bake - September 2012 - Pasteles Y Decoraciones - Pastelitos “Cupcakes” festivos
bake - September 2012 - Pan - 11
bake - September 2012 - Pan - 12
bake - September 2012 - Pan - 13
bake - September 2012 - Tendencias Del Consumidor - La nutrición surge como clave en ventas al consumidor
bake - September 2012 - Pan - 15
bake - September 2012 - Pan - 16
bake - September 2012 - Pan - 17
bake - September 2012 - Mercadeo para dias feriados
bake - September 2012 - Pan - 19
bake - September 2012 - Pan - 20
bake - September 2012 - Pan - 21
bake - September 2012 - Perfiles - Panadería Super Mercado
bake - September 2012 - Pan - 23
bake - September 2012 - Perfiles - Panadería Araceli’s
bake - September 2012 - Pan - 25
bake - September 2012 - Perfiles - El Rancho Tapatío
bake - September 2012 - Pan - 27
bake - September 2012 - Perfiles - La Plaza Tapatía
bake - September 2012 - Pan - 29
bake - September 2012 - Ideas De Mercadeo Especiales
bake - September 2012 - Pan - 31
bake - September 2012 - Productos
bake - September 2012 - Pan - 33
bake - September 2012 - Breads & Baking - Pan de Muerto
bake - September 2012 - Pan - 35
bake - September 2012 - Cakes & Decorating - Festive Cupcakes
bake - September 2012 - Pan - 37
bake - September 2012 - Shoppers Insight - Nutrition emerges as key sales driver
bake - September 2012 - Pan - 39
bake - September 2012 - Holiday Merchandising
bake - September 2012 - Pan - 41
bake - September 2012 - Profiles - Panadería Super Mercado
bake - September 2012 - Pan - 43
bake - September 2012 - Profiles - Panadería Araceli’s
bake - September 2012 - Pan - 45
bake - September 2012 - Profiles - El Rancho Tapatío
bake - September 2012 - Pan - 47
bake - September 2012 - Profiles - La Plaza Tapatía
bake - September 2012 - Pan - 49
bake - September 2012 - Merchandising Tips
bake - September 2012 - Products
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