We understand that most bakers and sweet makers accidentally find themselves owning a business after friends, family and co-workers began requesting cakes, treats and sweets...and next thing you know you are getting paid to create delicious desserts for birthdays, weddings and holidays.

However, after the first time you realize that you severely undercharged for your work or once you develop a strong desire to create sweets full time, it will become obvious that you need help understanding the fundamentals of business such as accounting, contracts, customer service, marketing, & branding.

The good news is...you've found the right place. Sugar Coin Academy will help you understand elements of business that aren't usually taught in the Sweets Community. Get ready to open your mind and think differently about how you conduct business in this industry. If you follow the guidance provided and incorporate what you learn in the trainings, Sugar Coin Academy will teach you how to run a profitable baking/sweets business and become a pro at stacking #SugarCoins!


Learn how to stay safe and profitable in your baking business during the Global Health Crisis from the Sugar Coin Academy, Business Trainings for Bakers and Sweet Makers.

Featured Masterclass: Staying Safe & Profitable During a Global Health Crisis

From cancellations to events being postponed to stores running out of basic household supplies, these uncertain times can be both mentally & physically draining. So, we developed a masterclass to help answer some of your tough business questions and provide tips & ideas of ways to get creative in your business so that you don't leave money on the table. 

In this session, you will learn how to address customer cancellations, refund policies, updating your contract and ideas for making sales during community "shelter-in-place" ordinances. Become a member to gain access to class today!

~ Academy Features & Benefits ~

Below you will find descriptions of the Sugar Coin Academy components, features and benefits.

Content in the academy are both pre-recorded and conducted live.

Live trainings will be announced to academy members in advanced via social media and email.

Technology Talks

Running a business online can be challenging, but there are tons of apps and systems that can make running a business much sweeter. This course is designed to help you discover mobile apps and online business tools that will help make business processes such as invoicing, online marketing and selling online much simpler.

Exclusive Recipes

This series of videos & tutorials will showcase Chef Schonberg's delicious, tested and proven recipes. Each recipe is specifically chosen in a way that helps streamline the menu development process for your sweet business. Recipes will also relate to monthly or seasonal themes to help you plan ahead for major holidays.

Wine-down Wednesday

Join Chef Amanda, your Culinary Mentor, and Cyd, your Sweet Business Coach as they discuss real issues & topics submitted by Sweet Peeps just like you. This content is filmed live on Social Media, but the notes are EXCLUSIVELY available here in the #SugarCoin Academy within 24-48 hours following the broadcast.

Business Term of the Week

This course was created to help give bakers and sweet makers a solid understanding of important terms that are commonly used when conducting business. Since the sweets industry is full of accidental entrepreneurs, the goal of this course is to help the Sweet Community get a better understanding of the ins and outs of business and to gain knowledge about how these terms can impact or help grow a successful business.

Monthly Accountability Calls

This course was created to help give bakers and sweet makers a solid understanding of important terms that are commonly used when conducting business. Since the sweets industry is full of accidental entrepreneurs, the goal of this course is to help the Sweet Community get a better understanding of the ins and outs of business and to gain knowledge about how these terms can impact or help grow a successful business.

Exclusive Member Discounts

As a member of SCA, you will receive exclusive member only discounts and receive special pricing on classes, trainings and services provided by Chef Schonberg and Cyd. Discount codes will be announced via email, and they are listed in this section of the academy.

Access to an Online Support Group

The Sugar Coin Academy is a community of supportive baking & sweet business owners. As a Sugar Coin Academy Member (aka a Sugar Coin Collector) you will gain access to this PRIVATE Support group on Facebook.

In this group, we share EXCLUSIVE trainings, tips and advice. We also host our Monthly Coaching Call where we celebrates the wins for the month and hold each other accountable for the goals we set throughout the year.

~ Over 100+ Hours of Masterclasses Included ~

In addition to the lecture series previously mentioned, as a member of the Sugar Coin Academy you will gain access to the following Special Topic Masterclasses (also called Business Transformation Series) which touch on important areas such as branding, online marketing, and sales strategies. These classes are available seasonally. So, make sure to watch them as they are available within the Academy throughout the year.

Classes listed below are color coded for availability using the following key:

Pink (December - March) | Green (March - June) | Orange (June - September) | Red (September- December)

Learn how to create a plan and roadmap for your business with the Sugar Coin Academy, Business Education for Bakers.
Learn how to increase sales in your baking and sweets business by networking and growing business connections from the Sugar Coin Academy, Business Education for Bakers.
Learn how to rebrand your baking and sweets business from the Sugar Coin Academy, Business Education for Bakers.
 Learn eight proven ways  to increase traffic to your website & social media with the Sugar Coin Academy, Business trainings for Bakers.
Learn how to plan out your social media content on a monthly basis with the Sugar Coin Academy, Business trainings for Bakers.
Learn how to get started with email marketing in your baking and sweets business from the Sugar Coin Academy, Business Help for Bakers.
Learn to develop a marketing plan for your business on social media from the Sugar Coin Academy, Business Training for Bakers and Sweet Makers.
Learn how to increase your sales in your baking and sweets business by using product and service lines.
Learn how to stay safe and profitable in your baking business during the Global Health Crisis from the Sugar Coin Academy, Business Trainings for Bakers and Sweet Makers.
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Learn how to start, design, and launch an online store for your bakery business. Hosted by the Sugar Coin Academy, Business Trainings for Bakery owners.
Learn options for moving from a home-based bakery to sweets business outside of the home. Hosted by Sugar Coin Academy, Business Courses for Bakery owners.
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Image of Cydni Mitchell and Chef Amanda Schonberg founders of the Sugar Coin Academy.

Meet your Academy Instructors!

Sugar Coin Academy is a collection of bakery & sweet business trainings created by Culinary Mentor, Chef Amanda Schonberg of Chef Schonberg's Sweets​ and Financial Analyst and Sweet Business Coach, Cydni N. Mitchell of Sweet Fest.

Within this online academy, designed with Bakery & Sweet Business owners in mind, you will gain exclusive access to video trainings and industry insights.