If you’ve been on the lookout for Facebook groups specifically for cake decorators, then you’re in luck! In this post you’ll find 10 Facebook groups for cake decorators and you’ll learn how to join them.
From showing off your latest cake creation to asking for help with a particular technique, Facebook cake groups are a great way to mingle with other cakers. Joining and participating in Facebook groups was number 7 on my list of 10 Tips and Tricks for New Cake Decorators.
Facebook is a popular social media platform for cake decorators. It gives you the chance to create a page for your business where you can connect with customers and showcase your work. It’s also a great way to stay connected with other decorators and build friendships in the cake world.
I joined a few Facebook groups when I first started out cake decorating and picked up so many great tips. As a new decorator I needed help with everything, so scrolling through the wall was a wealth of information. Thankfully there are many people willing to freely share their knowledge and give advice for other decorators. Just a word of warning, don’t take everything you read as gospel; I’ve read some bad advice that could put a customer’s health at risk (e.g it’s fine to leave cream cheese frosting out of the fridge overnight – please don’t take that advice!).
Most groups will allow you to post your cake/cupcakes/cookies etc to the wall. That gives others in the group a chance to like your creation or leave you a nice comment. If you ask for honest feedback or a critique, then be willing to take the good with the bad. Some people can be a little “too” honest sometimes! A few of the groups have over 100,000 members and unfortunately from time to time a bad egg enters the group. You can always report any inappropriate behaviour to admin and block the person.
To join a new group, go to the page (or the link below) and click “Join Group”. Wait for an admin of the group to accept your request. You will receive a notification when your request has been approved. Once approved, take a second to read the pinned post at the top of the page – this is where the group rules are outlined. I would suggest sticking to these rules (like no advertising in the group) or you risk being booted out. Like in most situations in life, if you’re kind and courteous, you’ll be fine!
Keep in mind some Facebook groups are “closed” and some are “public”. In the top left hand corner of the page under the group name it will state which one it is. A closed group means that only the members of the group are able to access the posts and content within the group. So if you post a question to the group or add your cake picture on the main wall, your family members/friends will not be able to see it unless they are a member of the group. If the group is “public” then family members/friends will be able to see your posts, comments and interactions in the group. Some of the big groups can get quite busy, so your Facebook feed might fill up with cake photos and people looking for advice.
10 Facebook Groups for Cake Decorators
Here are 10 Facebook groups you might like to start with. Most are specifically for cakers, some are a mix of cakers and bakers. In no particular order:
- Let’s talk cake
- Buttercream Cakes Rule
- Cake Mums
- Cake Business School
- Australian cake decorators – Hobbyists and Professionals
- Cake Decorating Love: Learn. Help. Share.
- British Sugarcrafters Discussion Group
- i am baker friends – WE LOVE BAKING
- Cake decorating 101
- All You Need Is Love and Cake
I hope you found this post helpful, I’d love to hear your feedback in the comments below – are you a member of cake groups on Facebook? Have you found them to be helpful and supportive?