Well, we are finishing up our buildout. It HAS consumed our lives just like we knew it would.
I hope to have my local dept. come and inspect next week after my partition glass goes up.
I'm attaching photos of inside my shop for you to look at. We've been at this a month and a half! I can't wait to open and only work a 12 hr shift instead of 18 :)
A quick question- My cupcakes will mostly be set out on the counter behind glass. (I have a few flavors that need refrigeration but only a few). I'm having a hard time finding either white or acrylic Clear trays to set them on, that look nice enough for, well, a nice display. Anyone have ideas on where I can look?
Second question- I'll be giving out a number of free cupcakes on my opening day. I don't want to package them in boxes (unless they buy more than their free one!) Does it seem tacky to just serve them on napkins? Maybe cute ones?
Thanks for any opinions you may have!
Great looking store! Best of luck with your business. I am starting to work on opening one in Dunnellon soon, that is about an hour and a half north of you.
luvscakes......best wishes and much success.
Congratulations! I wish you well!! It's so nice to hear from someone who actually followed through. I'd be a millionaire if I had a dollar for everyone who said they were going to open a storefront.
When you give samples, you are inviting people to taste your product. You are not obligated to supply them with take-home treats. No one needs a box when a napkin fulfills your intent. If anyone asks for a box you can say, "Sorry, not for samples, but if you would like to make a purchase we can wrap everything to go." (Or something like that.)
And great name! I'm so excited for you!
Me, too! Congrats and good luck! I wish you every success!
ACongratulations Luvs! I love the name of yr business, the turquoise color of the sign & cupcake box and the look of yr store. That round table on the corner is adorable. Wishing you much success !!!!!!!
About your question... I think a napkin is enough for samples, how about turquoise color matching your logo/sign?
Congratulations, love the name,color and logo. Wishing you a prosperous future in your new venture.
AHey check you out! Wishing you all the best! Such a major accomplishment. I know you'll be very busy, but come back and update us from time to time when you can! Congrats again!!
I must confess I am always more impressed looking in to cake plates with glass dome lids than those commercial ones, when I am out and about and looking for cake and coffee.
Thank you everyone!
The day after I signed my lease I woke up thinking "Oh Sh$$$- What have I done!" (And I'm not a cursing lady folks!)
I must confess I am not a business woman so this is pushing me, but I have a lovely business mentor who has helped me every step of the way. It's make it or break it time.
Although the fear of failing is always on my mind, so is the thought that I'll never know until I try it. I'd hate to come to the end of my life and not have given my all.
Mimi-I had looked at Hubert and Webstarant but not Global, I'll check that out today. And thanks for the tip on Homegoods- Duh! I never even thought to look there! I live a half a block from one.
Rosie- Dunellon? I've never heard of it, but I am privy to St Pete. I LOVE this city, and don't even venture over to Tampa too often. Maybe we can connect one day!
It's been interesting how many people have come forward hoping to get hired. Everyone knows someone who wants to work in a bakery (or cakery).... I've had to say a million times, "Thank you but for now I'm praying I can cover my costs. I don't plan to hire anyone for at least a year." (My business mentor hired her first employee at 5 years so that is actually my goal. Before 5 years will be a HUGE blessing- haha!)
Thanks again everyone!
How exciting! Good luck!!
Luvscakes, Dunnellon is near Ocala , right off of I-75, maybe we can connect one day!
Those small pedestals with domes (all glass) are really cute, in multiple sizes and at hobby lobby. Really cute to display, but not really practical to serve from. They would look great accented with your store colors ribbon and set up to drool over, you know?