Well I took the leap 8 months ago and bought an existing, (appoinment only, no walk-ins) cake shop and combined it with the business I already had and OMG. it has just culminated into the biggest week in my imagination. This week I had 18 wedding cakes, 1 stadium, 1 3D stand up deer's head, 5 other miscellaneous groom's cakes, consultations, all the regular business emails, phone calls and such, and I am happy....so am I nuts or just really slap happy?
My husband quit his job and is my baker, web guy, delivery person, housekeeper. I have a full time newly graduated chef and a very part time best friend each of whom fills and ices. I am really the only one who can decorate everything. The young chef can do the pearls and beaded border cakes and simple designs.
It has been such a blessing but boy, it is truly my life now. every day, all day. I have grown kids, no family around, nothing but my shop and hubby, and my dogs.
Well , must get back to work, still have 1 cake to decorate, 1 to ice and decorate and a groom's cake to finish. I think I will be out like a light tonight!
Just needed to vent, talk, share, whatever. I guess I just needed contact with CC'ers. Haven't had any time for that is a long time.
Okay, you are nuts but in a good way! Congrats on the booming business
Where are you located?
I'm so happy for you!
Congrats,you'll be fine when the money starts to roll in.
Your cakes are beautiful - I can see why you're so busy!
Congratulations, and have a glass of wine before you pass out tonight!
That is exciting news to share and very motivating for anyone looking to take the same plunge! Congrats on the obvious hard work you've put into this!!
Well deserved I say....... Congrats and keep up the good work.
Wow--so cool!! Glad to hear everything's going so well!!!
Happy Cakin' to yah!!!
Congratulations, that is awesome. I hope to walk in your shoes when my kids get older....best of luck! You deserve it!
Congratulations, your cakes are stunning!
Way to go!
I'm jealous and hope to be where you are one day
Congrats and enjoy!
If you are ok with it, then by all means, keep it up! Congrats on such success!
thanks for your support! All the cakes went well, very happy with the results. We did the last 6 deliveries yesterday and I went home and crashed. Yes my body is tired, but my spirit is thriving. I am taking most of today off and coming back tomorrow to start on the 12 wedding cakes for next week!
Love it, love it.
Money rolling in??
Am I supposed to be getting a paycheck
We are making a living and not losing our house so that is a good thing!