Sorry for not posting anything for a while. Baking and figuring out what recipes work is the part of this starting a business that I truly enjoy, which means the other parts tend to get forgotten about.
Thanks to my better half (and the person who came up with the name for the bakery) I’ve been cajoled into doing other part of my job I don’t enjoy as much. For a long time, I thought I wanted to be a writer. It turns out, writing is really hard. Even when you’re just working on creating interesting posts for your website.
What else is hard? Starting a business. I’m still in the very beginning, and it’s exciting and scary. It’s a lot of fun to simply bake and then go to a Farmer’s Market. You get to meet a lot of people and start to recognize the regulars. That’s the part where you say “Oh, I can totally do this!” Then the scary bit is looking at how much you made and say, “Whoa, how much labor and time vs. how much did I sell? Does is add up in a way that works?”
No, I’m not going to answer the above question. Since no matter what, I’m determined. Catering is starting to pick up, and with the fall (I know) just hurtling this way, people are going to start celebrating things they need baked goods for. Which leads me to my next few points.
In September I’ll be participating in two food festivals. The Rhode Island Seafood Festival on the 10th and 11th and the Boston Local Food Festival on Sept 18th. In addition to that, I’ve expanded my Menu and will be adding pictures as well to the site.
Hope all your Augusts are going well!