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The CakeUlator – Get Started With iPhone, iPad and iPod

Posted 21/08/2012 by CakeBaker

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The CakeUlator has been designed to be very easy to use and really doesn’t need much by way of a user guide. That said, we have prepared a quick start guide to get you up and running and also to give anyone interested a feel for how The CakeUlator works.The CakeUlator which was released on the 18th September 2012. If you don’t have a copy you can Download The CakeUlator from the AppStore.

1. Configure The CakeUlator

When you first use the CakeUlator you will receive a message to update the ingredients pricing. To do so go to the ‘Options’ tab and click ‘Update’. It will take around 30 seconds at which point you will have the latest prices.

When you are in this screen you should also add the name of your company, which will appear on the quotations that you send, select whether you want to use metric or imperial measurements, the currency you will use and your desired profit margin.

2. Add a recipe

To add a new recipe you simply click on the Recipes tab and select New Recipe. You name it and then select your ingredients and tasks from the selector and add the quantities.

The CakeUlator contains prices for over 100 commonly used items and tasks. Don’t worry though, if you cannot find the item you require then you can quickly add it. You can also easily edit all of our prices as many bakers buy in bulk and need The CakeUlator prices to reflect this.

3. View a summary

After you have added the recipe and before sending a quotation you can view the summary to see how the pricing works out. At this point you can go back to the recipe and edit any of the ingredients or tasks.

Here you will see the profit that you are making on the cakes. Remember that this also includes profit on the amount that you are charging for your time and not just that on the ingredients. We think that 35% is about right, but you can experiment.

4. Add a picture

At any point you have the option to add a picture of your creations. This will be attached to any quotation that you send out so your client can see an example of your work.

You will have the option to change this at any point, picking a new picture from your iPhone library. If you think you may re-use your picture for another recipe, be sure to store it in your iPhone library as the in-recipe image is only stored for that recipe.

5. Prepare your quotation

To send a quotation you select the Quotations tab and enter the customer contact details, the recipe, the quantity, a delivery date and finally a description which might describe the cake or the event.

Again, you will be presented with a summary of the quotation to allow you to amend it. When you are happy you simply press send.

6. Send your quotation

Now you are ready to send your quotation all you have to do is select whether you would like it to go via sms or email and tweak the text if required. You also have the option to fully personalise The CakeUlator’s standard quotation text to reflect your style as it might be a little formal for some!

When you have sent the quote you will have the email or sms saved in your sms or email history. The CakeUlator also saves the quotation so you can edit it and resend it at any point.

And that’s about it – for now…

There are many more screens and functions to The CakeUlator, but we wanted to give just an overview. The CakeUlator allows you to add and edit all ingredients and tasks, read tips from a professional baker every day, personalise quotes and more.

Do you need assistance?

Would you like us to add a new ingredient for you, to add a new feature, report an error or simply ask us a question? If so you can send us a message via our support page and we will respond right away.

33 Responses to “The CakeUlator – Get Started With iPhone, iPad and iPod”

  1. Evy says:

    I would like to know if I can have the cakeulator for HTC phone Android.

  2. Wendown says:

    Is there an app for the iPad as well

  3. Sassy64 says:

    Would love this app for android pretty please :)

  4. KEzzaCake says:

    Is there a way of being notified when the android version becomes available?

  5. Yummy Mummy's cakes says:

    When is it going to be available for the android phones?plzzzzzzzzz i think it will be a huge hit x

  6. sweetmischiefja says:

    I want this app for my kindle fire (android)

  7. chrissy56 says:

    Will you be able to e-mail when the cakeulator app is ready for androind phones

  8. Norms says:

    Hi, Could you please help me.I dont have an i phone or ipad.How can I get the CakeUlator application to my pc. please.I’ve beeceptedn trying for the last two days, so any help would be gratefully ac

  9. Terry says:

    When will the app be available for android tablets or phones?

  10. jan says:

    Can you tell me if the app be available for the Blackberry

  11. Codi says:

    I would also like this app for the iPad.

  12. madnurse says:

    Sounds like a great idea…Can it be made available in for use in Australia??

  13. Jemma says:

    Hi, If I download the app onto my iphone, can I get it on my PC/laptop as well? Also, if sending a quotation from my PC can I specify the email address it is sent from? Thanks Jemma

  14. aggie says:

    Is there a version to download for my mac?.. It’s absolutely brilliant …….

  15. Michelle says:

    I would love this if available on iPad

  16. Sun Sunny says:

    I want to know is this app is available for android.

  17. Momma gnome says:

    Would love to have this app. For USA as I use cups, tsps etc. can I put on PC ? Email quotes to customers? If available please contact me I’ll buy the app

  18. cece says:

    Hi will this app be available for the blackberry or can I get it on my laptop?? X

  19. Jo. says:

    Please please iPad or Mac typing all recipes on my phone is horrible

  20. CakeBaker says:

    Please note the Cakeulator is available on the ipad, iphone and ipod touch as long as you have iOs 5 or later

  21. tjgett says:

    When will this be available on Android?

  22. SHAZMAC says:

    Hi, Has the cakeulator app been done for a windows phone yet?

  23. Emma says:

    Hi,Please can you produce this app for windows or similar – I’ve no iphone / ipad etc! and would love to use the facilityThanks

  24. CornishCakeGirl says:

    Android version PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE ! ! ! (HAVE NO IPHONE/PAD….)

  25. sbcakes says:

    Hi, I just wanted to know if the app was transferable between devices (iphone and ipad) or would it need to be purchased twice? also, are there any plans for having a version for Samsung phones?

  26. nikkiM says:

    Will this be made available for kindle fire HD?

  27. lesley says:

    I have a blackberry smartphone and and have paid for the cakeulator app and downloaded it but it wont work on either. What is wrong? many thanks

  28. Marge says:

    I have purchased the cakeulator and it not showing the right price I have put in the price of a 12 cake box as

  29. CakeBaker says:

    @Deb, to set the pricing to canadian go to, options – currency – and select CAD.

  30. Response 20 says Cakeulator is available for iPhone and iPad with ISO 5 or greater. I havean ISO 7 iPad, but there is not an app in the App Store for the iPad. If I purchase and download the app to my iPhone, will it automatically transfer to my iPad and will the same data be available on both devices?

  31. Stephanie says:

    Came I save my quotes so I have a record?

  32. Jenni says:

    hi, I want to know if I add a new ingredient with a price in kilos and a recipe requires 200 gms if the app calculates the cost for the quantity I use

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