Wednesday, September 8, 2010

First Step Towards a Career in Baking??

I've loved to bake for as long as I can remember, but it has turned into a passion of mine over the past few years. I enjoy trying new recipes, or doctoring up old ones to make them my own. It is a dream of mine to own a bakery someday and to be able to turn this hobby of mine into somewhat of a career. I'm starting this blog to have a place to post pictures of the things that I make and to hopefully start to get the word out there. So far I have baked for graduation parties, wedding showers, a baby shower, a wedding, a high school cheer banquet, countless birthday parties, and just for the heck of it...I'm always looking for an excuse to bake!

I'm in the process of figuring out the logistics of what it will take to turn my passion for baking into a business. The main detail I'm working through is figuring out how to price my baked goods so that I am competitive with already-established bakeries and other smaller businesses, while still remaining reasonably priced for my target market. Any tips in that area would be greatly appreciated! My ideal target market would be those people who are looking for someone to bake for smaller gatherings such as bridal showers, baby showers, small weddings, school banquets, graduation parties, birthday parties, holiday parties, etc.

Some of the things I enjoy baking most are cupcakes/mini cupcakes (red velvet, cookies 'n cream, devils food, vanilla, pumpkin spice, etc.), cookies (sugar cookies, chocolate chip, double chocolate peanut butter chip, snickerdoodles, chewy peanut butter cookies, banana chocolate chip...the possibilities are endless!), and my newest favorite-cake balls (red velvet, cookies 'n cream, devils food, etc.).

I've been saying that I want to start selling my baked goods for so long that I finally decided it was time to stop just talking about it and actually take the first step towards doing something about here's that first step!

1 comment:

  1. Go Meg! I support your passion and hope you can make it all happen!