We want to spread happiness and gratitude, especially around the workplace. There’s always an endless list of to-do lists, targets, goals and challenges. Our mission is to bring more happiness into the world of business, and encourage business owners to show appreciation, spread gratitude, and reward those around you. On 20th March 2017 it’s International Day of Happiness and we’re joining the movement to create more happiness in the world. Starting here.
On a daily basis, Corporate Cakery is baking up happiness up in the form of cupcakes, cookies, cakes and other baked goodies. Our products aren’t simply for sustenance, but a tasty representation of a business and a gift of gratitude from one person/business to another.
Corporate Cakery are looking for a freelance baker/cake decorator to join us during this super exciting, high-growth year.
Are you a keen baking enthusiast looking for an excuse to bake and earn some extra cash? Are you looking for a rewarding challenge to fill some spare time? If the answer is yes, read on!
Our new baker will be responsible for creating Corporate Cakery’s high-quality products. You’ll be rewarded for producing consistent quality goods with an agreed price per product.
Here are the specifics of what you’ll be doing:
Baking products including cupcakes, sponge cakes, cookies/biscuits and traybakes.
Cake decorating including making icing toppers, piping buttercream, covering cakes in fondant and hand-piping cookies/biscuits.
Packaging & labelling products ready for delivery. Ensuring products are ready to send out to customers in the correct boxes with correct allergen info.
Experimenting in the kitchen with new recipes for future release. We welcome your ideas and input, so if you’re creative that’s a bonus!
You’ll need to be able to:
Bake to a high standard – the ability to follow recipes, meet deadlines and work under pressure is really important.
Decorate to a high standard and follow consistent design styles and show attention to detail. You don’t need qualifications but you must prove your skill level and willingness to learn our techniques.
Follow food safety regulations. You must have an up-to-date hygiene certificate in level 2 catering (this can be done online with our recommended provider before you start working with us if you don’t yet have this).
Work in our shared commercial kitchen in Cheney Manor, Swindon generally between the hours of 9am-4.30pm Monday to Friday (flexible working as and when required).
It’s not essential but would be ideal if you are able to:
Hand deliver Swindon based orders & take packages to the local post office. You will need business car insurance to do this and we will cover expenses.
To thrive at Corporate Cakery, you must be flexible and willing to work hard. At the beginning you won’t have a fixed schedule or promised number of orders so if you need a full time salary this isn’t for you. We are looking to recruit you as a freelance baker to begin with, but there may be opportunities to become a fixed member of our team with added perks later on.
Most importantly, you must naturally fit into Corporate Cakery! Your values must match ours:
Ethical – you care about the world we inhabit and share the belief that we are here to do good and inspire others to do so
Gratitude – you are happy to do what you love, happy to help others, and have an optimistic view on life
Honesty – you are open and transparent, if you make mistakes you claim them and learn from them, and take responsibility for your own actions.
It’s that time of year – the days are getting shorter, the shops are filled with festive stuff and although many of us wish that Christmas was simply a few days of festive fun, the reality is that if you’ve not booked your Christmas party venue or started shopping for gifts yet, you’re already way behind and heading for stress. As soon as summer turns it’s lovely warm back on us, Christmas is sprung on us!
Although we can’t bring summer back for you, we can take away the stress of finding gifts for your favourite clients & colleagues. We’re about to suggest some food for thought (literally) so you can treat your team and send tailored thank you gifts without any stress or worry this year.
Champagne & chocolates are great, but are they really memorable? Do you want to be the same as every other business in your industry, or do you want to be the best?
Who doesn’t like cakes, cookies or tasty baked goodies?! Corporate Cakery are here to help you spread gratitude and appreciation with our corporate cakes and baked goods – unique gifts that are made to order with your fully edible logo and bespoke designs.
Here’s an in-depth look at one of our previous success stories. Rather than always telling you why our cakes are so great, we asked one of our happy customers, Austin Brailey from Red Five PR to provide an overview of his experience with Corporate Cakery.
We were presenting to a client and appealing for people across the company to get involved in ‘media relations’. We wanted to show where we’d been featured already (to demonstrate our momentum) and promised more ‘Coverage Cakes’ to motivate the guys to get involved. Cake can be a very powerful motivator (not to mention a very accessible way of showing what we’d already achieved together).
Why Corporate Cakery?
We’d tried them more than once at Desk and they tasted and looked great. Pricing was reasonable and Corporate Cakery turned the cakes around quickly (which was important as it was a fairly last minute decision to take them with us.)
We were presenting to our client and motivating people to get involved. It was a little touch that made a big difference.
We went for classic cupcakes. It was our first order and wanted something that looked and tasted great – it worked perfectly. We are contemplating some future variations; for example, for the best pieces of coverage, we may go with chocolate and experiment a little. I’ve also enquired about a cake roulette to gamify the experience– not sure how keen Corporate Cakery would be to tarnish their products with chili however, but we’ll find out!
The ‘coverage cakes’ went down a storm and the MD of the client personally remarked “lovely touch”.
It was a fun way of engaging people across the business. Who doesn’t love cake?
In this digital age in which social media seems to be taking over, it can be easy to forget the importance of communicating directly with your customers. As an online business, I know the value of meeting customers face-to-face, getting out there and networking in the business community in person. Eye contact, a friendly smile, and a good handshake can do wonders for building your rapport and building trust and respect.
At the start of a business relationship those things are fundamentally important. But once the contracts are signed, the work has begun, and the relationship ticks over it can be easy to take your customers for granted. Day-to-day life takes over, the endless to-do list continues to grow, and without realising it, your customers can be left feeling unappreciated and unloved. That’s where Corporate Cakery can really help. Two little words that make an important impact… Thank You. And there’s no better way to sweeten a relationship than saying it with cakes or cookies.Continue reading
Every town has cake businesses and hundreds of cake makers. I’ve been one of them for the past 3 years, and it’s a tough industry to succeed in. Food is a tricky industry in itself, but add the creative artistry and it can be hard to leap above the rest and stand out.
This year I decided to go niche and create the brand Corporate Cakery, which was not an easy choice. There aren’t many other cake businesses out there focussing so much on the corporate and business world. I’ve asked myself if this is because it’s simply too niche? After all, everyone has birthdays every year, there are endless weddings, christenings and anniversaries to celebrate. What makes me so sure that trying to make a business purely from other businesses is going to work?
Here are my 10 reasons why edible marketing is the way forward…
Since the start of this year I’ve been working hard to bring Corporate Cakery into existence, evolving my business from Little Miss Cake Maker. Since I quit my day job to launch my business back in February 2014, I gradually became known in and around Swindon as a specialist in corporate cakes, due to my background and passion for advertising and branding. Over time, it became clear that corporate cakes had a different purpose from general celebration cakes, as well as a whole different customer base, and so deserved a website built for business people that met their exact needs.
CorporateCakery.com is the new website tailored to the business world, and although we launched it softly in March 2016, we wanted to smooth out any bugs and continue to add more features before singing and dancing about it. So, with the help of Desk Cowork and many others in my local business community, we held a launch party to officially celebrate Corporate Cakery’s launch.Continue reading
Bookkeeping – as a business owner it’s got to be up there as one of the most dreaded tasks. Except for Aliz at Wise Bookkeeping – she has set herself a mission to stop people dreading it and to make it easy and rather useful for running businesses. Her outlet for this is an interactive seminar, where people are encouraged to bring along questions for her to answer. And what better way to reward people for attending than Wise Bookkeeping cupcakes by Corporate Cakery!