Saturday, July 16, 2011
Friday, July 8, 2011
Third farmers market, and by far the worst one I have had. Although, things did not go exactly as planned it was a learning curve. I also learned, never get your booth next to the hand popped kettle corn at the farmers market...it only leads to you smelling like popcorn and losing all of your respect for popcorn itself. Even if that is the only booth left, just say no.
Some of the pros today were that our Chocolate Mousse Mini-Cakes with berries was quite popular, but did not reach our goal of selling out of all 29 of them. But on the bright side, the more for me! I ending up taking them to the sailing yacht club (where my brothers sail) were there happened to be a regatta going on and there was going to be a barbecue afterwards. These mini-cakes were a HUGE hit! They were all gone before I even got to have one!
Lesson learned was that you must come prepared to sell, but also not to sell. Also, to bring comfy chairs to the farmers market because you will be sitting in them for too long if you are a vender. At the end of the day, even if I did only make 32 dollars that I could of made working at Starbucks, I do love baking and I hope to continue. Except, I am going to be changing venues hopefully to the Kalamazoo market going on every Saturday!
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Hello soon to be followers (hopefully). I would just like to introduce myself before anybody jumps in. I am The Cake Chick, this all started when I joined a contest at a cute boutique in the city of Detroit. It's called Leon and Lulu. I went for a special event called "Let them eat Cake." It was held to help support and raise some money for Diabetes. I decided to make a sugar-free Carrot Cake and a 1-2-3-4 Lemon Cake along with sugar-free lemon curd. Simply delicousssss. I joined the amature competition and got 3rd place! I have been baking ever since and I have recently joined the Farmer's Market in my town. My newest baking creation of the week is the scrumptuous Chocolate Mousse Cake with Berries. To die for. I hope you all, the followers I soon hope to have, say tuned!