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The Art Cake Coach

The Art Cake Coach

By Cristina Arévalo
A podcast for cake artists, cake decorators, bakers, and cake enthusiasts to help them with their time management, social media posting, and mindset towards their business, teaching their craft and helping them be part of an international cake community, cake collaborations, and cake competitions.
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#19 Ways to say no!
In this podcast short I´ll give you some ideas on how to say no in a nice way when you can´t afford to compromise or to do a task. Listen to my story as cake artists trying to say no, don´t feeling bad about it and setting myself free from overworking and overbooking because I just couldn´t say no.  And this month The Art Cake Coach Podcast is sponsored by Saracino and their online FREE magazine " We Love Pastry" FREE MONTHLY ‘We Love Pastry’ MAGAZINE is OUT! Download your FREE SEPTEMBER issue which is bursting with absolutely incredible, easy-to-follow, and unique tutorials created by very talented artists from around the globe. Enjoy reading interesting interviews and blogs. WIN products worth £50 and much more! Enjoy Download for FREE: https://bit.ly/3RofrA9 (please allow up to 2 minutes to download) Flick through: https://bit.ly/3Rp9qDu Follow me on IG: https://www.instagram.com/cristina_theartcakeexperience/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/theartcakeexperience Join the FREE, Basic, or Premium plan and be part of The Art Cake School: https://www.theartcakeschool.com/ And if you want to keep in touch and be part of The Art Cake Coach community, let me invite you to join both of my Facebook groups: The Art Cake Coach: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theartcakecoach Cake Friends Stay Creative: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cakefriendsstaycreative And as always my friends, Stay Creative!
12:01
September 20, 2022
#18 How to deal with procrastination as a cake artists
How does procrastinating affects our work as cake artists? Does it really is it something that we should look into? I invite you to listen to this episode about how I deal with the procrastination monster and how taking care of it it made my work as a cake artist much easier. And this month The Art Cake Coach Podcast is sponsored by Saracino and their online FREE magazine " We Love Pastry" FREE MONTHLY ‘We Love Pastry’ MAGAZINE is OUT! Download your FREE SEPTEMBER issue which is bursting with absolutely incredible, easy-to-follow, and unique tutorials created by very talented artists from around the globe. Enjoy reading interesting interviews and blogs. WIN products worth £50 and much more! Enjoy Download for FREE: https://bit.ly/3RofrA9 (please allow up to 2 minutes to download) Flick through: https://bit.ly/3Rp9qDu Follow me on IG: https://www.instagram.com/cristina_theartcakeexperience/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/theartcakeexperience Join the FREE, Basic, or Premium plan and be part of The Art Cake School: https://www.theartcakeschool.com/ And if you want to keep in touch and be part of The Art Cake Coach community, let me invite you to join both of my Facebook groups: The Art Cake Coach: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theartcakecoach Cake Friends Stay Creative: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cakefriendsstaycreative And as always my friends, Stay Creative!
25:43
September 13, 2022
Things you can control, focus on what is important!
Happy Birthday to me!!! Yes, today Sep 6th is my 47th birthday and I want to celebrate it by sharing with you this information that was part of a live webinar on The Art Cake Coach group on FB. Focus on what you can really control, make your life easy and happy, and be there for what really matters: you, your family, your friends, and your clients. You can control your company and friends You can control your efforts You can control how you face problems You can control what you believe, not what others believe You can control your priorities You can control how kind you are You can control what you talk about You can control how you think You can control how seriously you take your life. And this month The Art Cake Coach Podcast is sponsored by Saracino and their online FREE magazine " We Love Pastry" FREE MONTHLY ‘We Love Pastry’ MAGAZINE is OUT! Download your FREE SEPTEMBER issue which is bursting with absolutely incredible, easy-to-follow, and unique tutorials created by very talented artists from around the globe. Enjoy reading interesting interviews and blogs. WIN products worth £50 and much more! Enjoy Download for FREE: https://bit.ly/3RofrA9 (please allow up to 2 minutes to download) Flick through: https://bit.ly/3Rp9qDu Follow me on IG: https://www.instagram.com/cristina_theartcakeexperience/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/theartcakeexperienceJoin the FREE, Basic, or Premium plan and be part of The Art Cake School: https://www.theartcakeschool.com/ And if you want to keep in touch and be part of The Art Cake Coach community, let me invite you to join both of my Facebook groups: The Art Cake Coach: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theartcakecoach  Cake Friends Stay Creative: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cakefriendsstaycreative And as always my friends, Stay Creative!
24:22
September 06, 2022
Finding your niche as a cake artist.
Can we really niche as cake artists? Can we do just one thing to a specific target audience? Or Are we just meant to do everything we can? In today´s episode I share my thoughts about it and if you want to find out, just listen to the episode, give me your feedback through my social media and if you love it, please give me a starred review on the platform of your choice. Need help with your time management, social media posting, or mindset towards your business or teaching, then let me invite you to my social media and private groups for the cake community. The Art Cake School: https://www.theartcakeschool.com/ The Art Cake Coach Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theartcakecoach And this month The Art Cake Coach Podcast is sponsored by Saracino and their online FREE magazine " We Love Pastry" FREE MONTHLY ‘We Love Pastry’ MAGAZINE is OUT! Download your FREE AUGUST issue which is bursting with absolutely incredible, easy to follow and unique tutorials created by very talented artists from around the globe. Enjoy reading interesting interviews and blogs. WIN products worth £50 and two VIP tickets to Cake International in Birmingham. And much more! Enjoy Download for FREE: https://bit.ly/3PIeimE (please allow up to 2 minutes to download) Flick through: https://bit.ly/3vmr7Ln Follow me on IG: https://www.instagram.com/cristina_theartcakeexperience/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/theartcakeexperienceJoin the FREE, Basic, or Premium plan and be part of The Art Cake School: https://www.theartcakeschool.com/ And if you want to keep in touch and be part of The Art Cake Coach community, let me invite you to join both of my Facebook groups: The Art Cake Coach: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theartcakecoach Cake Friends Stay Creative: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cakefriendsstaycreative And as always my friends, Stay Creative!
35:03
August 30, 2022
#15 "20 facts about being a Cake Designer"
If you are either thinking about starting a cake decorating business from home or have been on it for a while, in this podcast episode I share with you 20 facts that can make you think twice about your cake business or re-think the way you see your work as a cake designer. All of course on a very positive note, leaving you with some tips on how to face difficult times. Need help with your cake business, pricing your work, and creating a business plan, go to The Cake Circle: The Cake Circle: https://www.cakecoach.com/cake-circle-membership?cd=18 Need help with your time management, social media posting, or mindset towards your business or teaching, then Let me invite you to my social media and private groups for the cake community. The Art Cake School: https://www.theartcakeschool.com/ The Art Cake Coach Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theartcakecoach And this month The Art Cake Coach Podcast is sponsored by Saracino and their online FREE magazine " We Love Pastry" FREE MONTHLY ‘We Love Pastry’ MAGAZINE is OUT! Download your FREE AUGUST issue which is bursting with absolutely incredible, easy to follow and unique tutorials created by very talented artists from around the globe. Enjoy reading interesting interviews and blogs. WIN products worth £50 and two VIP tickets to Cake International in Birmingham. And much more! Enjoy Download for FREE: https://bit.ly/3PIeimE (please allow up to 2 minutes to download) Flick through: https://bit.ly/3vmr7Ln Follow me on IG: https://www.instagram.com/cristina_theartcakeexperience/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/theartcakeexperienceJoin the FREE, Basic, or Premium plan and be part of The Art Cake School: https://www.theartcakeschool.com/ And if you want to keep in touch and be part of The Art Cake Coach community, let me invite you to join both of my Facebook groups: The Art Cake Coach: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theartcakecoach Cake Friends Stay Creative: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cakefriendsstaycreative And as always my friends, Stay Creative!
32:37
August 23, 2022
#14 Talking about Cake Competitions with Miriam Pearson
ayatevitaercyats#If you want to participate in a cake competition and don´t know where to start, I hear you! Today we have with us the great sugar flower artist and competition expert, Miriam Pearson, sharing with us her knowledge about preparing and participating in cake competitions. Follow Miriam´s private groups and social media here: Web: www.sweetcreations.ie FB: https://www.facebook.com/sweetcreations.ie Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sweetcreations.ie/ Private Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/miriampearsonsugarflowers And this month The Art Cake Coach Podcast is sponsored by Saracino and their online FREE magazine " We Love Pastry" FREE MONTHLY ‘We Love Pastry’ MAGAZINE is OUT! Download your FREE AUGUST issue which is bursting with absolutely incredible, easy to follow and unique tutorials created by very talented artists from around the globe. Enjoy reading interesting interviews and blogs. WIN products worth £50 and two VIP tickets to Cake International in Birmingham. And much more! Enjoy Download for FREE: https://bit.ly/3PIeimE (please allow up to 2 minutes to download) Flick through: https://bit.ly/3vmr7Ln Let me invite you to my social media and private groups for the cake community. https://www.facebook.com/groups/cakefriendsstaycreative The Art Cake School: https://www.theartcakeschool.com/ The Art Cake Coach Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theartcakecoach Follow me on IG: https://www.instagram.com/cristina_theartcakeexperience/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/theartcakeexperience
01:11:40
August 16, 2022
Cake Masters Awards are back!
Awards, nominations lots of emotions, and support ( or not) all of these are involved in this news about the Cake Masters Awards being back this year around the Cake International event. Should I nominate myself, who can I nominate and support, are too many cake collaborations involved? In this episode, I will talk about this and more. For me this is a very exciting news and I can´t wait to see what happens! This episode is sponsored by Saracino Dolci and their online magazine " We Love Pastry"  Download for FREE: https://bit.ly/3PIeimE (please allow up to 2 minutes to download) Flick through: https://bit.ly/3vmr7Ln Let me invite you to my social media and private groups for the cake community. https://www.facebook.com/groups/cakefriendsstaycreative The Art Cake School: https://www.theartcakeschool.com/ The Art Cake Coach Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theartcakecoach Follow me on IG: https://www.instagram.com/cristina_theartcakeexperience/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/theartcakeexperience And if you want to be part of The Cake Circle, The cupcake Party or download the cake calculator here are the links: The Cake Circle: https://www.cakecoach.com/cake-circle-membership?cd=18 The Cupcake Party: https://www.cakecoach.com/cake-circle-membership?cd=18( available in August) And a direct link to a very useful cake calculator, to easily calculate the price of your cake: https://www.cakecoach.com/cake-calculator?cd=18
30:41
August 09, 2022
How to handle negative comments as cake artists
Hello, my sweet friends, afraid of your client's feedback? Can´t handle a critique? It is hard for you to digest a bad comment? I know! In today´s episode, I share with you my stories about handling bad reviews from customers, dealing with online trolls, and setting your social media as a business private page that reflects only positive vibes for your clients and community. This is my most personal episode so far, a bit longer than others but I really hope my journey dealing with these kinds of comments can help you be sure of yourself and your work. Thanks for listening! Let me invite you to my social media and private groups for the cake community. https://www.facebook.com/groups/cakefriendsstaycreative The Art Cake School: https://www.theartcakeschool.com/ The Art Cake Coach Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theartcakecoach Follow me on IG: https://www.instagram.com/cristina_theartcakeexperience/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/theartcakeexperience
41:37
August 02, 2022
Podcast Short- Stay Safe, Stay Creative
Hello my sweet friends, let me share with you the meaning behind this phrase that I always use to finish my posts and publications. Also in this episode, I invite you to be part of the Cake Friends Stay Creative Group, my online school The Art Cake School, and our private FB group The Art Cake Coach group. Thanks for listening, please leave me a started review so this podcast can grow organically, and send me your feedback on any of my social media platforms. and as always, Stay Safe and Stay Creative Cake Friends Stay Creative: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cakefriendsstaycreative The Art Cake School: https://www.theartcakeschool.com/ The Art Cake Coach Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theartcakecoach Follow me on IG: https://www.instagram.com/cristina_theartcakeexperience/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/theartcakeexperience
06:37
July 26, 2022
#10 Dealing with Imposter Syndrome as a Cake Artist
Hello, my sweet friends, feeling the imposter syndrome? comparing yourself to others? let´s talk about how this affects us as cake artists and let me share with you how and what helped me to overcome it. Today´s episode is sponsored by The Cake Circle, find useful information about pricing your cakes, creating a business plan, and much more with The Cake Coach Karen MacFadyen. The Cake Circle: https://www.cakecoach.com/cake-circle-membership?cd=18 The Cupcake Party:https://www.cakecoach.com/cupcake-part-hq-checkout-2?cd=18 ( available in August) And a direct link to a very useful cake calculator, to easily calculate the price of your cake: https://www.cakecoach.com/cake-calculator?cd=18 And remember that this episode is brought to you by The Art School, my online school for sugar paste modeling, gelatin art, cake decoration, and coaching for cake artists. Join the FREE, Basic, or Premium plan and be part of The Art Cake School: https://www.theartcakeschool.com/ And if you want to keep in touch and be part of The Art Cake Coach community, let me invite you to join both of my Facebook groups: The Art Cake Coach: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theartcakecoach Cake Friends Stay Creative: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cakefriendsstaycreative And as always my friends, Stay Creative!
25:01
July 19, 2022
#9 Talking about Cake Business with Karen MacFadyen
Hello, my sweet friends! I am so happy to bring to you our first guest, the amazing and also Cake Coach Karen MacFadyen. Karen is the owner of The Cake Coach Online; a place to help cake decorators and home bakers who are overworked, underpaid & frustrated to turn their passion into a profitable and successful business. Today we will chat about pricing your cakes, marketing your business, customer service and support, and the positive mindset we all should have for our cake business. Karen is the curator of two programs designed for cake decorators called The Cake Circle, and an upcoming program The Cupcake Party. In this episode, we also talk about all the advantages of these programs and how to be part of them. I leave you here the links for both cake programs: The Cake Circle: https://www.cakecoach.com/cake-circle-membership?cd=18 The Cupcake Party: https://www.cakecoach.com/cake-circle-membership?cd=18( available on August) And a direct link to a very useful cake calculator, to easily calculate the price of your cake: https://www.cakecoach.com/cake-calculator?cd=18 Find out more about Karen in:  https://cakecoachonline.com/ And remember that this episode is brought to you by The Art School, my online school for sugar paste modeling, gelatin art, cake decoration, and coaching for cake artists. Join the FREE, Basic, or Premium plan and be part of The Art Cake School: https://www.theartcakeschool.com/ And if you want to keep in touch and be part of The Art Cake Coach community, let me invite you to join both of my Facebook groups: The Art Cake Coach: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theartcakecoach Cake Friends Stay Creative: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cakefriendsstaycreative And as always my friends, Stay Creative!
57:52
July 12, 2022
#8 Facing the new reality of our cake business after the pandemic.
Hello, my sweet friends! Welcome to another podcast episode of The Art Cake Coach. There is a new reality for our cake businesses after the pandemic, what are our struggles? How to face them? How to adapt? How to face new challenges and manage our workload? All of this and more is what this episode is about. We were taken by surprise two years ago when our world, literally the world and our own world changed. We were asked to adapt, change, and cope, and now, suddenly we are thrown back into a new normal where we have to almost start from scratch, price our work, and even continue projects that started during the pandemic besides our baking business.  How do we face those struggles and changes? This is what I cover in this episode with the thought of being a bit of help for the feeling of being overwhelmed.  This episode is of course sponsored by Saracino and their FREE monthly magazine "We Love Pastry" that you can download here:  Download for FREE: https://bit.ly/3nwadWb (please allow up to 2 minutes to download) Flick through: https://bit.ly/3yyevTn And as always, I invite you to join all my cake communities: The Art Cake Coach Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theartcakecoach Cake Friends Stay Creative: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cakefriendsstaycreativeand  let me invite you to follow me on: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cristina_theartcakeexperience/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theartcakeexperience YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheArtCakeExperience Want to be part of my sweet community? Let me invite you to join The Art Cake School, and enroll in any of the subscription plans available for you, FREE, Basic Plan, or Premium Plan. More info here:  And as always my friends, Stay Creative!
26:23
July 05, 2022
#7 Create your own cake collaboration
Hi, my sweet friends! This episode is a short one, dedicated to one topic I  forgot to mention on the podcast series about cake collaborations. How to be a curator of a cake collab and create your own collaboration. Do you have a great idea and need some guidance to make it possible? Check out this episode, and join The Cake Collective to find all the help you need to be a cake collab admin. The Cake Collective link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/133980457307453 Thanks so much for listening and as always, Stay Creative!
13:00
July 01, 2022
#6 About Cake Collaborations (Part 2)
Hello, my sweet friends! Welcome back to another episode of The Art Cake Coach, today we close the topic of cake collaborations with this second part episode about cake collabs. I´ll be leaving here the links to our online community that this week reached 7K members, let me invite you to be part of Cake Friends Stay Creative: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cakefriendsstaycreative This episode is sponsored by : The Art Cake School, is my online school for sugar paste modeling, cake decoration, and coaching for cake artists. Enroll with either of the three available subscription options, Free, Basic subscription plan, or Premium Subscription plan. Link here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cakefriendsstaycreative I am so happy to have Saracino and their FREE online magazine " We Love Pastry" as part of The Art Cake Coach. Great products, that I use for my cake collaboration projects and this amazing FREE online Magazine.  Download your FREE May issue which is bursting with beautiful tutorials by very talented artists from around the globe. Enjoy reading interesting interviews and blogs. And check out the creations made by all of YOU. ❤ Download for FREE: https://bit.ly/3vm6Zck(please allow up to 2 minutes to download) Flick through: https://bit.ly/39edyFj And remember that I am waiting for you on our private FB group The Art Cake Coach: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theartcakecoach
26:48
June 28, 2022
#5- About Cake Collaborations
Hello my sweet friends, welcome back to The Art Cake Coach podcast! Today I´ll be sharing with you something that I love and has been a game-changer in my cake decorating career: Cake Collaborations. In this episode, I´ll cover what a cake collaboration is, why to participate, and how to participate and I´ll leave you the links for the groups and communities you can join to be part of a cake collab. The Cake Collective: https://www.facebook.com/groups/133980457307453 Sugar Mad Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/250336886022406 Cake Friends Stay Creative: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cakefriendsstaycreative Sugar Junkies: https://www.facebook.com/TheSugarJunkiesCollabs And, let me remind you that The Art Cake School, my online school for sugar paste modeling and coaching for cake artists y open for enrollment. Follow this link to find out more about my online school: https://www.theartcakeschool.com/ Join our FB private group The Art Cake Coach  https://www.facebook.com/groups/theartcakecoach
19:30
June 21, 2022
Podcast short: About Prioritizing your Tasks
Welcome to the first " Short" of my podcast, a podcast episode under 5 min that will give you tips and tricks about the topic we have been talking about. And, since the last episode was about time management, this " short" is about prioritizing your to-do list tasks. When you are making your to-do list for the week think about this: What needs to be done today? What tasks are urgent? What tasks are important but not urgent? Can I delegate any of these tasks? Can I remove any of these tasks from my to-do list? Hope these questions help you organize your tasks in a better and most effective way. Thanks for listening and as always, Stay Creative!
04:55
June 14, 2022
#3 Time Management for Cake Artists
Hello, my sweet friends! Can you relate to this? Too many things at the same time, working from home and not being able to separate your work from your shores and family time, people not respecting our working time because we are at home, getting lost in social media, procrastination…being there, done that! So let me help you, and together we can find an easy way to manage your time wisely and productively. Let me ask you, do you know the main mistakes we make about time management? Listen to this episode and I am sure you´ll find a few tips to help you. Now, let me invite you to be part of our private Facebook group The Art Cake Coach, where we talk about these topics and much more. There you´ll find, posts, live demos, conversations, and tutorials to help you with your time management, social media posting, goal setting, and much more. Hope to see you there: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theartcakecoach Thanks for listening and as always, Stay safe and stay creative!
27:34
June 07, 2022
#2 Tips to build a Cake Community
Building a cake community, getting out of your comfort zone, and learning new things can be challenging but so rewarding. Hello, my sweet friend! Welcome back to the second episode of The Art Cake Coach. Today I´ll be talking a bit about my story, how it all started for me in this cake journey, and how everything changed after the pandemic and the creation of my online cake community Caje Friends Stay Creative. Want to know more, stay with me and let me invite you to listen to today´s episode. Want to be part of the community? I would love to have you there, here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cakefriendsstaycreative Thank you for listening and please, leave me your opinion and your review, it means the world to me. and as always, Stay safe and stay creative!
20:55
May 31, 2022
#1 Welcome to The Art Cake Coach Podcast
Hello, my sweet friend! I am Cristina Arévalo, sugar paste modeling artist and teacher, gelatin art instructor, cake decorator, coach for cake artists, Cake Friends Stay Creative online community manager, and Cake Star Competition official representative. Let me welcome you to the first episode of The Art Cake Coach Podcast, a podcast for cake artists, cake decorators, bakers, and cake enthusiasts who seek help with the " not so sweet" part of our cake journey; time management, social media posting, teaching your craft, organization, mindset towards your business, cake collaborations and cake competitions. Today I´ll be giving you a small introduction of what this podcast will be about and invite you to stay with me and follow my Podcast. thanks for listening, and as always Stay safe and stay creative!
05:27
May 31, 2022