Omg Here They Are--Pics Of My New Shop !!

Business By Chef_Stef Updated 11 Jun 2009 , 4:39pm by sugarcheryl

Chef_Stef Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 5:54am
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We bought and started on this in March, and I've been in it for about a week, super busy and I don't have time to explain the whole process, but it went very smoothly and we put it together for about a third of what we were quoted because we "know" people (plumbers, concrete guys, framers, drywallers, etc), and we did a lot of the work ourselves.

I can't tell you how much I love this space; I designed it top to bottom, and it's just right for me.

I'm slammed this week with cakes (we figured "If you build it, they will come"...and they have!), so I'll check back after the weekend.

Enjoy a stroll around my new space; I like to think it's like no bakery I've ever seen. icon_smile.gif

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mrscromer Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 6:02am
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WOW! Congrats to you and your new bakery. I bet you are on cloud 9....way to go. icon_smile.gif

txsteph Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 6:03am
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WOW great job, it is gorgeous!! I am sooo jealous. Congrats & Happy Baking!

FromScratch Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 10:24am
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Now that is a great space!!! Congrats on being finished with it.

justducky Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 10:36am
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Good for you. It looks wonderful.

classiccake Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 10:45am
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Fabulous icon_smile.gif

neelycharmed Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 10:47am
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all I can say is WOW!!!!

sweetjan Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 10:50am
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It's just perfect. So light and airy. Congratulations!!!!!!! and much success to you!!!

jaybug Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 11:05am
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Wow! Very nice. Congrats! thumbs_up.gif

tammi Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 12:00pm
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God Bless you on your new venture. It looks wonderful.

Take Care,

CCCTina Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 12:18pm
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Your space is gorgeous! Where are you hiding all your cake gadgets? It is so neat in there. icon_lol.gif You should line your beautiful entryway with blown up photos of your favorite cakes. Good luck to you. I wish you lots of success.

G_Cakes Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 12:23pm
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WTG! Congratulations!

cowdex Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 12:28pm
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wow! icon_eek.gif

klat7292 Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 12:32pm
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Congrats!! Where are you located?

vickymacd Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 12:33pm
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I don't know anything about what you should and shouldn't have, but this is wonderful! I especially love the space for you to sit down with clients.
Very nice!!! Congrats! Now sit back and take in the orders and money!!

adven68 Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 12:45pm
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so beautiful & CLEAN!!! I love it. So, can you tell me details about your oven? How many cakes can you bake at it a convection oven? cost?


sweetcakes Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 1:29pm
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Looks absolutely Fab!! Is this on your property or in town. LOve your consult area too, you did great!!!

misserica Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 1:35pm
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Wow, that is beautiful. Wishing you lots of luck!

-K8memphis Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 1:36pm
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Breathtaking!! Absolutely breathtaking!

Many multiplied congratulations!!!!!

chrstmaskd Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 1:36pm
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Looks awesome, all of your hard work really shows. I hope one day to be able to venture into something like this and I too will be calling in the favors icon_smile.gif

MissRobin Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 1:43pm
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Wow! That is beautiful, love the sitting area!! Your kitchen space is "to die for"", I am just so jealous!!! LoL! Congratulations, and I wish you much success!!!!

Chef_Stef Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 1:50pm
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Thanks everyone. I'm off to decorate everything for this weekend and my daughter's sick, so it's a busy day but I'll try to answer everything. I'm attaching a pic of the building I'm in--we bought a space at the end in brand new construction in a new part of town, so in 5 years I'll be right in the thick of it. It's about 15 minutes from my house and less than 10 to the school, about 5 to Walmart (future Sams club), and an Albertsons is going in right next door soon.

The consult area has a 2' deep x 10' wide by ceiling-high space that will have glass shelves with about 7 display cakes on them--not done yet...

The gadgets are what you see--mixers and a food processor. Everything else is in the drawers and cabs. Still have to put the drawer hardware on; they don't open well without them! lol

The stove. I LOVE the stove. I have always hated convection and dreaded doing this, but I found this gorgeous thing on ebay for $1299.00 and had to do it. It is 28" x 28" inside and can hold up to 5 racks, so ...LOTS of cakes. I keep the fan on low and set the temp dial at just between 275 and 300 and just watch the cakes through the glass until they don't jiggle and try not to open the door at ALL until they're probably done. So far they have turned out perfect every single time, AND moist. I'm really just thrilled with it. What I wasn't thrilled with was the fact that the racking that came with it (which looked FINE in the pics on ebay) was rusted beyond usability, so I had to buy the guides and two racks, which cost me $370!!! For 2 racks! But anyway...I love it.

My main other thing that I'm grateful for every single day, is the sprayer on the sink. OMG. I don't know what I'd do without it.

The only thing I knew I'd wish I had bought is a big stand mixer, because sure enough today I need to make enough IMBC to cover a 4-tiered wedding, a grad cake, b-day cake, 2-tier anniv cake, 6" cake, and two 4" cakes...maybe I'll take my two mixers from home with me.

Love to you all...gotta go.

FromScratch Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 3:20pm
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Very nice indeed... and with your first big profit (or 5 icon_wink.gif) buy yourself at least a 10qt mixer. You deserve it!!

CountryCakery4 Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 3:57pm
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I'm so happy for you!!! Your space is just delicious looking! icon_wink.gif The BEST of luck to you. You keep manifesting those clients (if you build it they will come) and yes, do treat yourself to a great mixer. You'll be glad you did!!

DebBTX Posted 5 Jun 2009 , 12:33am
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Your new shop is beautiful. I love the colors and floors. It seems to be laid out very nice. Everything is so clean, it just glistens.
The outside is also wonderful.

You are going to love it there. Are you going to move upstairs?

May your cakes always rise, and you have behaving brides. icon_lol.gif

-Debbie B. icon_biggrin.gif

SugaredUp Posted 5 Jun 2009 , 12:43am
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CarrieBear Posted 5 Jun 2009 , 12:44am
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congrats is beautiful! how exciting best of luck!!! icon_smile.gif

leah_s Posted 5 Jun 2009 , 12:54am
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Gorgeous! How many square feet do you have?

sari66 Posted 5 Jun 2009 , 1:16am
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Wow congrats!!

-K8memphis Posted 5 Jun 2009 , 1:17am
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