Hi everyone I hope some of you can help me. For some time I have been wanting to start my own cake business starting with an "at-home" adventure. So far I have just been doing a few cakes here and there for friends and families for their parties. I've done a few birthday cakes and most recently I made the cake for my parents' big anniversary party. I have 2 cakes in the works right now for a friend's baby shower and for my sister's bridal shower. It is something I am very interested in doing, but my husband and I can't really afford for me to quit my job and just jump into something that may not pay well. I really just wondering if this is something that is worth pursuing and would later on with hard work, become a good full time paying job? Can anyone share how you are doing with your business if you started out like I am?
Before you start anything, you would need to check with your local and state health departments to find out what the rules are in your area for an "at-home" adventure. You also need to check with your local zoning board. HTH.
First and foremost, make sure home cake businesses are legal in your kneck of the woods. Generally if you can do it "on the side" of your regular job for a while when you are getting started it will be better financially. This is my second time around starting a cake business (moves to a new state) and both times it took over a year to start to see a good profit and get a steady flow of clients. I am fortunate this time around that my husbands job supports us enough that it allowed my to take the time to grow my business, but the first time around I did it on nights and weekends as a second job. It takes time and money to grow a strong business The first year you are just getting the kinks out, the second year you are typically growing your reputation and I find year 3 to be the "magic year" where you start to make enough to call it a decent living. Be patient & do your homework. Good Luck