MASTER FRANCHISE OPTION

There can obviously only be one "Master Franchisee" per area.

Areas Available in South Africa:

  • Gauteng 
  • Limpopo 
  • KwaZulu Natal 
  • Western Cape 
  • Eastern Cape 
  • Orange Free State
  • Mpumalanga 
  • North West Province

Please contact Ingrid on 27 (0)73 046 8460 for availability of areas.

INTRODUCTION

Thank you for making enquiries about this new and exciting business venture. Apart from the fact that you can still be with your children and work from home, you will also be in a position to generate a cash income that is directly influenced by the amount of hours you are prepared to invest in your business.

IS THERE A NEED FOR SUCH A BUSINESS?

Many of today’s moms are forced to go back to work after the birth of their babies and only a very few are lucky enough to start something from home that will provide the second income. When those little birthdays start coming round, the working moms find it virtually impossible to bake “the Birthday Cake” not to mention plan and put together the other aspects of the Kiddies Party.

This is why “Zoe Cakes for Fun” has been an enormous success, as we provide an unusual Birthday Cake and any other accompaniments (i.e. cup cakes etc) that the moms may require just by making one quick phone call.

ALL ABOUT THE BUSINESS

Zoe Cakes for Fun have various shaped character cake tins available i.e. (Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Barbie, Spiderman, Thomas the Tank Engine, Mickey Mouse, Spiderman, Enchanted Castle, Flower Power, Bob the Builder, Cinderella, Harry Potter, Hearts, Stars, etc).

THERE ARE 2 ASPECTS TO OUR BUSINESS:

Zoe Cakes for Fun provide Shaped Character Birthday Cakes on order. (Clients like to and do collect from our premises.) Our aim is to supply a delicious kiddies sponge cake, iced in the beautiful colours available and presented in professional Cake Boxes.

Zoe Cakes for Fun also rent out the various tins on a daily basis. From time to time, we get the request from Mom’s who would like to attempt their own cake for their child’s party. Provided the cake tin is not in use for that day, we generate cash by renting the tins out as well.

Previous baking experience is not essential, as all the tins come with an easy to follow icing guide and the character outline is clearly visible once the cake is removed from the tin.

If you have never baked before, but are interested in starting a “Zoe Cakes for Fun” in your area, you will find our totally flop-proof, easy to use light Sponge Cake Mix a pleasure to work with. It is suitable for children of all ages and comes in conveniently packaged bags with clear and simple instructions for use.

A standard domestic oven is all that is required for the baking. If you are not interested in doing the actual baking yourself, you can then contact a baker from one of the local “Home Industry” shops who can do the baking and icing for you. It is a good idea to have this contact person available anyway, as once you get going you will quickly discover that there will be weeks when your orders exceed the number of hours available to bake and ice the cakes yourself. This is when you make use of the other baker, so that you are not turning any work away but still generating the extra cash. This contact can also be very helpful to provide the other items like cupcakes etc.

WHAT IS THE EARNING POTENTIAL?

“Zoe Cakes for Fun” charge around R250-00 for all the shaped Character Cakes or around R70-00 for a dozen cupcakes (these prices is just an example and prices differ from cake to cake depending on decorations and work done on the cakes) – pricing structures etc will also be dealt with in detail in the Operating Manual.

Since the start of our business, we have done an average of 7 cakes per week which equates to R1 750-00 per week or R7000.00 per month.

I have chosen to keep the quantities as they are and simply take no more orders when I feel that we are full for the week. You may take on as many orders as you would like to handle, therefore your earning potential is actually up to you. (The receipt of orders and the planning of the business are also dealt with in the Operating Manual) The cost to manufacture the cakes will depend on your choice to use either our sponge mix, your own sponge mix recipe or get someone else to bake the cakes for you.

So all in all, once the cake is baked, iced and boxed, your cost is around R70.00, depending on the character. When I make use of the out-sourced baker, she charges R50.00 to bake an un-iced sponge cake. (The costing is also dealt with in the Operating Manual).

WHAT IS THE COST AND WHAT WILL WE PROVIDE?

Should you decide to join or group and open your own “Zoe Cakes for Fun” in your area, the procedure is as follows:

We will fax you an “Agents Particulars” Form as well as the Purchase Agreement. 

The cost to start up your own “Zoe Cakes for Fun” is R9 500.00 which includes a Start-Up Kit. 

A 50% deposit (R4 750.00) is required to secure your area, along with your completed “Agents Particular” Form and signed “Purchase Agreement”.(For obvious reasons, there can only be one “Zoe Cakes for Fun” per area., Except in larger areas) 

The balance of the money ( R4 750.00) will become due on the dispatch date of your Start-Up Kit.

WHAT IS IN MY START-UP KIT?

Through previous experience, we are aware of the basic items necessary to get started. In your Start-Up Kit, you will receive the following:

  • Shaped Cake Tins (E.g. Winnie the Pooh, Barbie, Spiderman, Batman, Strawberry Shortcake, Fairy Castle, Bob the Builder etc., depanending on availability), 
  • Sponge Cake Mix 
  • Icing Sugar and Plastic Icing 
  • Cake Boxes. 
  • Your own colour business cards x200 
  • Laminated Colour Brochures 
  • Price List (you are not obliged to order from us, but the price list indicates prices of various “Cakes for Fun” related items) 
  • Marketing and Operating Procedure (ideas and suggestions to assist you in your new home run business.) 
  • An Advertising Board (optional extra , similar to an estate agents board for mounting outside your premises. 
  • And most importantly, our continued backup, assistance and advice. 

To conclude, apart from the obvious benefits of starting your own “Zoe Cakes for Fun”, you could try something on your own; however, it is the unusual character cakes that the kids never forget. I believe that it is through empowering women with ideas and networking together that we can all grow and enjoy a successful and fulfilling home business.

Should you have any other queries regarding the above business opportunity, please contact us, or phone Ingrid on 27 (0)73 046 8460.