I rarely refrain from posting anything food related in my life on my blog, but today’s sweet surprise has been 4 months in the making and I haven’t squealed even just a little—if you follow on Facebook, you may already know. It’s been hard not to tell everyone, especially because my readers are my biggest fan, but in all actuality, this sweet surprise has been consuming so much of my time that it’s taken away from blogging a bit, which is why I only get to posting about once a week now vs. 3 times a week in previous months. I know you are all such a great community & your “virtual” support/suggestions will be extremely appreciated!
I would like to introduce you to my new adventure…..
In a nutshell—I’ve been holed up in my kitchen for the past four months learning all the necessary cupcake skills. I’ve mixed, I’ve tasted, I’ve developed, and, oh my have I eaten. But during this time I developed such a passion for these tiny sweet treats. Seeing how happy they make people when I would deliver a batch “just because”, made me think that I could do it everyday with the bonus of making some extra money as well. So I started word-of-mouth advertising, which works great. It was keeping me busy with anywhere from 2-3 orders a week ranging from 1 dozen to 100 cupcakes for all types of occasions. To see my cupcakes be a part of someone’s event, and make it a tad bit sweeter was all the further push I needed to take the next step!
You guessed it, a cupcake shop. I’ve been working with different departments of Minnesota including the Small Business Development Center, financial advisors, and realtor agencies. To say it’s as easy as
pie a cupcake would be a lie, and I’ve just begun to scratch the surface. Plans, papers, and figuring are definitely not my niche. It will be much more exciting to bake, decorate, and see my dream become a reality.
The competition in my city for cupcakes is nonexistent. Plus my city is a premier vacation location during all seasons, so as we find more and more on industry statistics, the probability of this business being huge is a realistic possibility.
I am planning on sharing this journey cupcake by cupcake and dedicating one post per week to the birth of this future business. Currently we are at the step of finding a place that’s suitable for what I am looking for. I am anticipating this process to take 2-3 weeks, so in the meanwhile regular blogging will continue and new cupcake menu additions will be added. I am also going to set up a special tab on the side bar of my blog so you can check out all things cupcake whenever you’d like!
I’d love for you to check out my temporary webpage here:
Technically I can’t “launch” the site as its’ own domain until the business is completely certified.
“Love doesn’t make the world go round
—cupcakes do!” –Cupcake Wars
What is your reaction to my surprise?
Will you be interested in following as I embark upon this new journey?