If you're a stay at home mom and you're looking to make some extra money, why not make a diaper cake business? A diaper cake is a hot item in today's baby showers. They make the centerpiece at baby showers along with the baby shower cake. In the past, they used to have simple designs but now, they have evolved and some of them look like a piece of art. They can be made in many different ways and you can embellish it with baby products and baby clothes. How it looks like will depend entirely on you and your design skills.
The very first step in creating a diaper cake business is to perfect your cake making skills. There are several different ways to make one. Some people use a wooded dowel for the core and other people use baby bottles. A cake circle is used for the base of the cake. The next step in making the cake is to figure out what classic designs you are going to use. Some popular classics are Winnie the Pooh, Disney, childhood characters and more.
To start and grow a diaper cake business, you have to find suppliers for your products so that you can get what you want in bulk. A tax id is normally required to be able to get products at wholesale. You can also use nearby retail stores to find your products and online stores that sell products in bulk. Sometimes, you can buy items cheaply on Amazon.
The largest expense in making a business like this would be the diapers. Store brand diapers are cheaper but your customers would generally like to have brand name diapers in their cakes. If you buy your diapers in bulk from stores like Sam's Club or Costco, you can save a lot of money.
Pricing, Shipping and Selling
To price your diaper cakes correcting, you should create a spreadsheet to computer all of your costs. You need to know how much money you can make on each diaper cake before you sell them. Also sell them at a reasonable price so that you can account for the cost of labor. Look at other companies who sell them so you can match their prices so sell them at a cheaper price. But you do not want to price your diaper cakes too low and then be perceived to sell a lower quality product.
Shipping can be a challenge because the box will be an irregular shape. Boxes that are not standard sizes typically have higher prices for shipping. You also have to find places where you can sell your diaper cakes. I recommend local baby boutiques, gift shops, eBay and even Etsy. Wherever you sell your gifts will depend on you. Many a company website is a great way to let your customer know more about you.
Starting a diaper cake business has many advantages, especially if you're a stay at home mom. You can watch your kids and make some extra money on the side. It's also a business that lets people know your creative side.