My Journey: I started doing mainly wedding cakes, occasion cakes and favours for birthdays, anniversaries, baby showers, gender reveals and lots of other celebrations. In 2019, I decided to grow the business and began offering kids cupcake classes, adult cake decorating workshops and kids cupcake parties. Unfortunately I only managed to get classes in for Halloween, Christmas and February half-term before the pandemic hit.
Pivot!: All my income streams were gone overnight. And so I had to pivot for my business to survive. I initially started by selling ingredients that had become scarce in the shops, like flour, yeast and chocolate chips! There were many late nights but people were so genuinely grateful, I really enjoyed it while it was needed.
I then created my baking boxes with the idea it included the ingredients needed, without waste, was an easy to follow recipe and it was delivered to your door. I can't believe how popular they have become and I love getting such fabulous feedback each month when they are sent out! I also began a range of sweet treats, mostly that I used to do for favours, but I have developed some new items too. I love to offer something different and fun, rather than the standard brownie box!
I have also had the opportunity to work with some corporates to send Christmas hampers, baking boxes or treats to homeworkers or even do live bake alongs or demos! This is an area I really enjoy too, so can't wait to do more!
Although I work alone, I have so many friends, family and business besties who help me so much along the way!