I'm Closing My

Business By leah_s Updated 17 Nov 2015 , 3:43pm by TheItalianBaker

leah_s Posted 12 Sep 2011 , 8:43pm
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wedding cake business.

I can't even begin to describe how "over" brides I am. How I haven't had a summer Saturday off in a decade. How I'm up to here with doing tastings.

And I couldn't be happier.

Hubby and I are actually speaking to each other. After the four weddings this weekend, it's just 1 or 2 now and then for a few months and I'm freeeeeeeeee!

Oh, and I started a food truck business. www.LouisvilleDessertTruck.com

Now you didn't think I was getting out of the food biz entirely did you?

Now I can make icing that's not white, bake whatever flavor of cake I want, mix all my scraps of fondant together for tie-dyed cookies and have some fun. We did our first gig yesterday. It was small and fun. I already have people calling me wanting to schedule the Truck at festivals and businesses for customer/employee appreciation days, etc.

I have a life again. icon_biggrin.gif

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Dayti Posted 12 Sep 2011 , 8:52pm
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Heartfelt congratulations to you, and the best of luck (which I am SURE you won't need!)
I love your "sweets to the streets" thing, love the word "enrobed" on your cake pop description. I would love to see a pic of the truck but for some reason it didn't load (I tried Firefox and Safari, maybe it's just a Mac thing, or just a problem today!)
I just feel sorry for all those brides who are not going to get superwhite buttercream from you anymore icon_biggrin.gif

I would love to have a cupcake/dessert truck and bake what *I* want, rather than what people think I ought to have!

carmijok Posted 12 Sep 2011 , 8:53pm
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Congratulations and good luck to you! Sounds like fun. I don't know how you did all those cakes every weekend! I'm exhausted after one every other week!
A rolling dessert truck taking 'Sweets to the Street'...Great idea! thumbs_up.gif

Lcubed82 Posted 12 Sep 2011 , 8:58pm
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Congratulations to you, and your hubby! Enjoy your new life! The dessert truck sounds like fun!

kimboann Posted 12 Sep 2011 , 9:00pm
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I have a friend who so wants to do a dessert truck with me but I am of course a chicken. Love, love that you are actually doing it! best of luck to you! Love your slogan too!

leah_s Posted 12 Sep 2011 , 9:01pm
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Thanks! I'm on Facebook too, and a pic of the truck is there also. It's actually a high top van. I'm baking everything in my permitted kitchen and vending out of the truck. I know that at least one cupcake truck in NYC bakes in the truck. I can't even imagine how they manage the heat.

leah_s Posted 12 Sep 2011 , 9:05pm
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kim, sometimes you just have to take a leap off the cliff. I did a quick business plan, missed the mark on how much $ it would take to launch, but heck it's only money, right? No body's gonna die or anything. And now since I've got this chunk of $ invested in the truck, I simply have to make it work. No pressure.

Sounds like exactly how I started my wedding cake business . . .

Dayti Posted 12 Sep 2011 , 9:10pm
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Yep, I agree with throwing money at projects, it usually works icon_biggrin.gif Does the truck have a drop down side thing/big window for you to sell out of?
And whatever cupcakes you don't sell during the day can be your B&B guests' breakfast the following morning.

leah_s Posted 12 Sep 2011 , 9:12pm
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My side window is fixed - like an ice cream truck window.

cakestyles Posted 12 Sep 2011 , 9:16pm
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Good for you! I wish you the best!

costumeczar Posted 12 Sep 2011 , 9:19pm
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Congratulations...after the weekend I just had that sounds like a good plan.

cakesnglass Posted 12 Sep 2011 , 9:31pm
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Best of luck !!!!!

Candice56 Posted 12 Sep 2011 , 9:58pm
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Best of Luck to you and your husband in your new venture The Louisville Dessert Truck. thumbs_up.gif

icer101 Posted 12 Sep 2011 , 10:03pm
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I,m also happy for you Leah, in know it will all be great.

playingwithsugar Posted 12 Sep 2011 , 10:05pm
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You go, Girlfriend!

Less stress, less time constraints. You're staying with us, right?

Best Wishes -

Theresa icon_smile.gif

cakesbycathy Posted 12 Sep 2011 , 10:09pm
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wow!
Good for you!
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pj22 Posted 12 Sep 2011 , 10:17pm
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Congratulations!!! I have always wanted to own a food truck! icon_smile.gif

tbkimber Posted 12 Sep 2011 , 10:18pm
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Congratulations!! You have been a source of kindness, help and information for so many here. I wish you blessings and the best of luck in your new adventure!

ConfectionsCC Posted 12 Sep 2011 , 10:22pm
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whooo hoo! Congrats!! My hubby is STILL trying to talk me into taking this route!!! (instead of custom cakes, sell as I please to locals!) I am so happy for you!!!!

countrycakes Posted 12 Sep 2011 , 10:48pm
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thumbs_up.gificon_biggrin.gif YOU ROCK lady! I am so happy for you....just please stay in touch with us.....don't leave us! We want to hear from you...you are going to do GREAT! icon_smile.gif

Apti Posted 12 Sep 2011 , 10:50pm
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Originally Posted by tbkimber

Congratulations!! You have been a source of kindness, help and information for so many here. I wish you blessings and the best of luck in your new adventure!




I agree 100%. You will be fabulous success.

JGMB Posted 12 Sep 2011 , 11:13pm
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Best Wishes!!! thumbs_up.gif

And, oh, I'll take a butterscotch brownie and a snickerdoodle cupcake. Yum!!!

poohsmomma Posted 12 Sep 2011 , 11:16pm
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Oh, Leah, I don't know what a Palm Beach brownie is, but it sounds yummy!

Have fun with your new endeavor. Hope I can find you if I'm ever in the Derby City.

GenGen Posted 12 Sep 2011 , 11:19pm
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way to go Leah!! so glad your able to find your niche!!! you deserve it.. i'm not sure if i have your FB page yet or not. mind my asking for it? icon_smile.gif

luckylibra Posted 12 Sep 2011 , 11:47pm
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That is so awesome!!!! I am happy for you and your family. What an inspired idea and your posts already sound more relaxed and happy!!!! Congrats

diane Posted 12 Sep 2011 , 11:48pm
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Leah!

I'm sooo excited for you...and sorta sad at the same time! But...you know what's best for you! I hope everything works out for you.

Hey...have you ever thought of teaching! You have the skills...why not share it!?? icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

I'm really happy for you...whatever you do!!!

-All the best!!!!! thumbs_up.gif

tracycakes Posted 12 Sep 2011 , 11:56pm
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Congratulations Leah! I'm sure it will be a great success!

Spuddysmom Posted 12 Sep 2011 , 11:59pm
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Whoo-hoo! CONGRATULATIONS and best wishes for tremendous success both personal and business.... what we all need to know is... you are still going to post on CC, right? Your helpful information and direct but kind style cannot be replaced!
Since you are starting out, I suppose you can take a breather and just focus on that amazing dessert truck, but if you aren't back on CC soon you may force us to join forces in Louisville to protest.... could you possibly supply a friendly picket line with a few hundred of those yummy sounding cupcakes? icon_wink.gif

JWinslow Posted 13 Sep 2011 , 12:04am
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Wow! Congratulations. I'm sure it will be great! I do hope you still plan to check in from to time. I may not say much, but I have gotten very use to learning from your advice in forums.

Wishing you wonderful new adventures!

Jeanne

cs_confections Posted 13 Sep 2011 , 12:06am
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How exciting! Congrats!!

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