I've been decorating cakes for approximately 5 years now. I have a fair amount of cake supplies, which the majority were purchased at the one and only cake supply store in my town; and the remaining percentage online. I have a business plan written to open a bakery, but revenue is a problem (startup costs) since I will be required to have a seperate building for baking (permit requirement), ovens, coolers/refridgerators, etc. Over this past weekend, I found myself driving 2 hours to purchase patchwork cutters for a graduation cake because the local supply store was closed (holiday weekend). It was a light bulb moment during this trip that "maybe" I should "first" put the revenue saved towards opening a supply store and then move towards the bakery. What do you all think? What would you do? Are there ample cake supply stores in your areas? Is there an influx of cake decorators popping out of the woodwork in your areas as well? My husband seems to be more onboard with this idea than the bakery. I need to make a move soon!! Honest opinions are welcomed.
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5/31/11 at 6:02pm