I remember seeing some cupcakes at a deli near where my in-laws live in Suffolk. They were made by someone whose company is called Queen of Cupcakes I think (will check). Dd and I looked up her site and there was a bit of press coverage. Thought it might be worth looking at Hollyhobbie. Might give you some marketing ideas/ tips.
Just had a flashback to my childhood. My mother made me a Holly Hobbie dress and I had the dolls Holly and Robbie too. Wonder where they are now...And the diary. It's all coming back to me now.
Thanks again friendly. I had a look at QoC site, always good to keep an eye on the competition!
Today I'm baking 18 cakes for a 3 year old's party. This for me is the best marketing, at a party for a child this age most of the parents will also be there and will get to see the cakes, and hopefully want some too...
(PS/ I chose Hollyhobbie because my RL name starts with H. Not really sure why I thought of it, I think she just popped into my head. Was she drawn by Sarah Kay? I have both those names in my family, so I felt a special connection there )
I'm just starting off my own cake business, and have found all of your info so amazing! I really thought I wouldn't be able to go through with it because of all the red tape! I'm about to be a first time mum and had to give up working with disabled people, and have been sat at home waiting for bump to arrive since! So knowing that I can go through with my project brings me a lot of joy your blog is gorgeous too, very inspiring! If you fancy peeking at any of mine, go to www.cakesbyalice.blogspot.com well done for powering through everything and setting yourself up! Xxx
This is really useful. I've done the hygiene course, and sent off the application to the local council, got all the cookware, packaging, business cards, personalised food labels, basic stock, reaching out to community links, shops, cafe's, etc. Next week I am going to take samples around to see if interested. Thereafter will do farmers markets and car boot sales. Then hopefully broaden my horizons to carnivals and festivals. Jamaican pudding cakes and street food. Thanks for the tips.