Monday, November 8, 2010
Officially in Business!
Well, I’m officially in business! I had the opportunity to be a part of a home boutique this past Thursday to benefit the Hopeful Hearts Foundation where I was able to sell my baked goods, pass out quite a few business cards, and make some new contacts. The Hopeful Hearts Foundation was founded by Adam and Terra Chez (residents of Santa Ana, CA) to bring awareness of and support for families who have children born with congenital heart disease. It was great to be able to be a part of something which benefitted such a great cause. Visit the Hopeful Hearts Foundation website to read about Adam and Terra’s story, and to find out more information about the organization: http://www.hopeful-hearts.org/.
The car all loaded up and ready to go!
This boutique was the first opportunity that I’ve had to actually officially sell my baked goods. I was there along with some friends of mine-my friend Nikki was there selling items from her line: The Ritzy Glitzy Baby Boutique (blinged out pacifiers, adorable burpies, and more) http://www.etsy.com/shop/mrsandrews07 , and my friend Dana, who does amazing graphic design work, was there promoting her new Christmas card line: http://www.danagrogger.com/ .
I was baking up a storm for the boutique, and it was extra crazy that week because I had accepted a 2-day sub job for the two days before the boutique, which left me with Monday as my only full day to get things ready. Thankfully my mom was able to help out a lot, which made things go much smoother, and we were able to get everything done on time!
I ended up making 3 different types of cupcakes (red velvet with cream cheese frosting, pumpkin spice with cinnamon cream cheese frosting, and vanilla cookies ‘n cream with vanilla cookies ‘n cream buttercream), 3 types of cake balls (red velvet dipped in dark chocolate and pumpkin spice dipped in white chocolate), and fall shaped cinnamon shortbread cookies. The cake balls were a definite hit, as were the cupcakes. I had 64 cupcakes and 120 cake balls to sell…I ended up selling 60 cupcakes and 96 cake balls…I was more than happy about how well it went!!