Hi guys! So i'm a 20 yr old student who graduated from culinary school, and ended up going to college again to get a teaching degree. Apart from attending school I've always wanted to try and start my cake business, at least to get me through my weekends. I really enjoy decorating cakes, but a one off cake for a family birthday isn't enough for me! I really want to get my name out there and do what i've always wanted to do!!
To tell you the truth i'm quite jealous of this particuar girl my age. She started off her cake business last yr and my oh my she's doing amazing jobs!! She even has her own business cards, banners and participates in various occasions and sets up stalls!!! Why can't I succeed like her??! I've recently created a facebook page but that didn't seem to work as no orders have come in, and the only people that like the page are family related or old friends! :/
...Now since halloween is coming up i came up with the idea of making cupcakes and selling them to my local supermarket, but i don't know what to do!! What should i ask the manager? What prices should i quote if he says yes? Do i need some kind of permission to sell foods in a store?? I know that i need to calculate my costs first, and for example my chocolate fudge cupcake, piped with a swirl of chocolate ganache, decorated with handmade fondant figures and tiny bits and pieces, and neatly packaged in a cupcake box, added up to a cost of 90 euro cents. How much should i tell the manager that they cost? would i make any profit?
Sorry for the long text and constant whining but i really want to try this is out, but every time i think about i start giving up. my parents don't really support me on this one, especially my mother who thinks that everything i do i way too expensive! she says that if she was a customer she would never buy anything from me :'/ ..anyways thanks in advance for the help! :)
P.S sorry for using euros but im from Malta and that's the currency we use :)