jenng1482 Posted 9 Sep 2011 , 3:54am
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I moved to a new town ~ new job for me and law school for my BF. We purchased a home with a bare space in the basement for me to turn into a cake studio. After several months and lots and lots of elbow grease, its finished! The health inspector will be here towards the end of the month and I will be fully commercially licensed. South Dakota did just pass a cottage food law but with a pretty low sales cap. Here is a link to see the pics of my studio https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150362086235948.401607.521985947&saved#!/media/set/?set=a.10150362086235948.401607.521985947&type=1

Please let me know what you think! I am super excited!

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mplaidgirl2 Posted 9 Sep 2011 , 4:21am
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very cool! I wish I had that much space!

Rendee Posted 9 Sep 2011 , 4:22am
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OMG congrats on the studio, it looks great!!!! The 3D food cakes are out of control awesome!!!!! The soup and nachos looked so real I had to take a 2nd look icon_eek.gificon_eek.gif . And I love the reeses/kitkat all occasion cake!!!!!! I might have to borrow that idea one day!! Good luck w/ inspection!!!1

mfoxx9 Posted 9 Sep 2011 , 4:26am
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Oh, just look at all the storage and counter space! I am so jealous! I'd love to do something like that, but on a smaller scale, in my next house. For now, it's only a dream... Enjoy!

jenng1482 Posted 9 Sep 2011 , 4:31am
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Believe it or not, its actually only 230 square feet!! 23 x 10! I carefully planned out each and every table, shelf, and appliance for weeks before i decided on a floor plan. Each table has a purpose with the corresponding tools stored within reach.

AliBakes6167 Posted 9 Sep 2011 , 4:36am
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ahhhhhh I LOVE it! Amazing transformation too. Congrats!!!

ReneeFLL Posted 9 Sep 2011 , 4:42am
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Can't wait to see it. For some reason I keep getting the message "contents currently unavailable". I will have to try from my computer tomorrow and not my phone.

salokin Posted 9 Sep 2011 , 4:47am
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Can't wait to see it. For some reason I keep getting the message "contents currently unavailable". I will have to try from my computer tomorrow and not my phone.




I got that message also, but notied I wasn't signed into facebook. Once I did sign in I could see it fine

fsinger84 Posted 9 Sep 2011 , 4:55am
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Amazing! Where you live did you do all that work yourselves or did you have to hire an architect ect? Oh also where did you get that cupcake sign above your microwave? Super cute!

Annabakescakes Posted 9 Sep 2011 , 5:12am

Awsome! Where did you get those rollong bins for your ingredients? Are they cheaper than Rubbermaid?

Evoir Posted 9 Sep 2011 , 5:48am

Super job there! Good karma, good feng shui and good luck in your new place of business!

auntiecake Posted 9 Sep 2011 , 6:23am

Awesome! I love it! Best wishes to you and enjoy!

jenng1482 Posted 9 Sep 2011 , 12:30pm

We did almost all of the work ourselves ~ with the exception of hiring out plumbing, gas lines, and most of the electrical. I had a friend's BF tear up the concrete for the water and sewer line, but to save funds I hauled all the concrete rubble through the basement, up the stairs, through the house, down the porch, and down the driveway by myself - with a gallon bucket!

The cupcake sign on micowave and dream sign above sink came from Gordman's along with 3 doorknob hangers the say things like girls clubhouse, ect in different colors with cupcakes.

The smaller rolling bins alsocam from gordmans and then I found the same brand on Amazon to order the larger ones. They are actually dry pet food containers but state NSF safe on them. I contacted my HD before purchase and was told as long it is clear plastic with the NSF logo it is okay to use. Colored plastics are not okay - according to my state- because they are probably made out of recycled material.

http://www.amazon.com/Airtight-Storage-Container-45-47-Quart/dp/B000VZQZVM/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1315571215&sr=8-4

Annabakescakes Posted 9 Sep 2011 , 12:50pm
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Originally Posted by jenng1482

We did almost all of the work ourselves ~ with the exception of hiring out plumbing, gas lines, and most of the electrical. I had a friend's BF tear up the concrete for the water and sewer line, but to save funds I hauled all the concrete rubble through the basement, up the stairs, through the house, down the porch, and down the driveway by myself - with a gallon bucket!

The cupcake sign on micowave and dream sign above sink came from Gordman's along with 3 doorknob hangers the say things like girls clubhouse, ect in different colors with cupcakes.

The smaller rolling bins alsocam from gordmans and then I found the same brand on Amazon to order the larger ones. They are actually dry pet food containers but state NSF safe on them. I contacted my HD before purchase and was told as long it is clear plastic with the NSF logo it is okay to use. Colored plastics are not okay - according to my state- because they are probably made out of recycled material.

http://www.amazon.com/Airtight-Storage-Container-45-47-Quart/dp/B000VZQZVM/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1315571215&sr=8-4




Youare my hero, lol! I need something like this so bad! It is one of the main reasons stopping me from trying scratch baking. I will need some where to put the ingredients! I will be ordering 3 really soon!

QTCakes1 Posted 9 Sep 2011 , 12:59pm

And a flat screen to boot! That's what I'm talking about! Congratulations, it is very nice. icon_smile.gif

caked4life Posted 9 Sep 2011 , 1:07pm

Love it, jenng1482!

Congrats!!!

superdupercakes Posted 9 Sep 2011 , 1:25pm

Totally jealous and happy for you! It's a place that you get away from all distractions and can concentrate totally on creating beautiful cakes. That's awesome! Good luck with your new adventure in caking!

knlcox Posted 9 Sep 2011 , 1:34pm

I love it! I would love a nice quiet place to work at home. These days I work in a bakery where it's super loud and someone needs me for something 24/7. Good for you and good luck with your health inspection!!

luntus Posted 9 Sep 2011 , 1:41pm

love it! all the best

Cosima Posted 9 Sep 2011 , 1:44pm

Congratulations! This is beautiful!

cakegrandma Posted 9 Sep 2011 , 1:59pm

Congratulations on all the hard work done and the well thought out placement. You definitely should be very proud of a wonderful place to do all your creative thoughts. Wishing you much business! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif
evelyn

tgress13 Posted 9 Sep 2011 , 2:04pm

Congrats. You have my dream studio! I love how you used everyday storage containers and such to organize everything. Nothing is too fancy but really functional. Way to go!

jenng1482 Posted 9 Sep 2011 , 2:14pm
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And a flat screen to boot! That's what I'm talking about! Congratulations, it is very nice. icon_smile.gif




I know right? My BF surprised my with it for my birthday this summer. It sat in the box laughing at me for 6 weeks till I could hang it up!

Annabakescakes Posted 9 Sep 2011 , 2:21pm
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Originally Posted by QTCakes1

And a flat screen to boot! That's what I'm talking about! Congratulations, it is very nice. icon_smile.gif



I know right? My BF surprised my with it for my birthday this summer. It sat in the box laughing at me for 6 weeks till I could hang it up!




What is it for? can you actually watch tv when you bake? I am too busy! I rock out in the middle of the night though, when I bake.

southerncross Posted 9 Sep 2011 , 2:35pm

Wonderful. Now you have a setting equal to your outstanding talents. Bravo

Justforfun751 Posted 9 Sep 2011 , 2:54pm

Love how organized it all is! Great job & congrats!

jenng1482 Posted 9 Sep 2011 , 3:20pm
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Originally Posted by jenng1482

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Originally Posted by QTCakes1

And a flat screen to boot! That's what I'm talking about! Congratulations, it is very nice. icon_smile.gif



I know right? My BF surprised my with it for my birthday this summer. It sat in the box laughing at me for 6 weeks till I could hang it up!



What is it for? can you actually watch tv when you bake? I am too busy! I rock out in the middle of the night though, when I bake.




I dont really "watch" it. I absolutely hate quiet. I must have background noise all the time. I have a radio in just about every room in my house.

QTCakes1 Posted 9 Sep 2011 , 3:38pm

[quote="I dont really "watch" it. I absolutely hate quiet. I must have background noise all the time. I have a radio in just about every room in my house.[/quote]

I'm with you on that. I either have "Groundhog Day" or "Julie & Julia" in the background. Not watching, but somewhat listening. Your tv & the location would be ideal for me! icon_lol.gif

armywife1 Posted 9 Sep 2011 , 4:10pm

Wow! Nice job! Congratulations!!!

shanter Posted 9 Sep 2011 , 4:29pm

I'd love to see the picture of your studio, but Facebook won't let me log in. Can you put it in your photos or try to attach it to a post?
Thanks.

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