Wednesday, May 17, 2006

My first sale!


I got my first customer at "The Baker's Rack". There really isn't a "Baker's Rack" business, but I can dream! "The Baker's Rack" is the name I have set aside for my "Future Bakery" I have long dreamed of opening my own bakery and have vowed that I would no matter what it takes. It doesn't look like it is going to happen in the near future because I have a soon to be junior in high school who will be getting closer to graduation and then I have another child to graduate after that. If I could I would open it right now. I have thought of ways to begin slowly and work my way up. I have thought of a cookie bouquet business, an actual small bakery, selling my brownies and the ever popular Cake Decorating business. From the looks of it I will start with the cake business. I have all the tools that I need, but I didn't have any "customers".

I got my first customer this week. It happened to be one of the girls from the softball team. As she said "my cakes are awesome!" She asked me to make one for her mom's birthday. I have never really decorated a cake with flowers. This was my first attempt. They worked out really good! I am hoping word of mouth will put my baking out there and I can slowly but surely achieve my dream.

The city I live in is small and doesn't have anything that would resemble a real bakery. There is a "Bakery" here, but they actually only make doughnuts, a couple of different cookies and Mexican breads. My bakery dream consists of cakes, pies, brownies, cookies and the occasional pastry. I hope to one day be able to tell you all that it finally worked out and "The Baker's Rack" is official. Wish me luck with my vision!

10 comments:

crystal said...

Ohmyga! Those flowers are gorgeous! I bet mom's proud.

Ivonne said...

Yayyyyyyy!

Congratulations, Michelle! That's fantastic. The cake looks beautiful and very professional.

Like you I dream of the "future bakery". But you know what, it has to start somewhere and it looks like you've taken the first step in the right direction.

Keep baking and blogging about it and you'll see that your dream will come true!

Well done!

purplecupcake said...

Congratulations! Isn't it the best feeling ever to have someone buy something you created? That's how I felt when I got my first sale. Stick to your dreams, I know you can achieve them. You got so many great talents. You're bound to succeed.

kickpleat said...

that is so awesome! good for you!

Canadian Baker said...

Your cake looks amazing! With your talent you'll no doubt be successful!

FaRaH said...

Hi you dun mind I link yr blog to mine? I simply loves the simplicity of your recipes. Im a learning baker too so thanks for giving great recipes

DAISYCAKES said...

Hi! I just stumbled upon your blog via purplecupcakes' blog.... Your cake is just beautiful! You must have put a lot of work into it and it shows! Keep up the awesome creations!

T said...

Congrats on your first sale! Judging from that very professional-looking cake, you're well on your way to your vision.

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Robert Nanders said...

So cute a cake :-) People get all worked up over grocery store cakes, but they don't know what a little effort can produce!