I had a ton of cupcakes to bake yesterday. I forgot to get pictures of two others I baked which were chocolate espresso with salted caramel frosting and Nutella cupcakes with strawberry frosting. Looking at the overheard shot of the 5 different ones I did remember to snag photos of: Vanilla cupcake with buttercream frosting, cinnamon spice cupcake with buttercream frosting topped with crushed up Cinnamon Toast Crunch, caramel cupcake with marshmallow frosting topped with caramel, Thin Mint cupcake and then vanilla cupcake with cookies and cream frosting.
A lot of people that follow me on Twitter tend to ask why I bake so often since I post pictures of stuff I've made there quite often. When I remember to anyway. The answer to that isn't that I have a massive sweet tooth because in all honesty, I don't. As much as I love to bake, I don't really enjoy sweets as much. I'd much rather make delicious things and watch other people enjoy them.
So, what's with all the cupcakes? I decided I'd make an attempt to start my own business. I enjoy baking so much. Cupcakes, muffins, breads and such. So, late last year I decided I'd make an attempt to do something I enjoy and make some money off of it. It took a while to figure out how to go about it but I made up a few batches of things for some friends to take to their jobs under the pretense that they could share with their co-workers, hopefully they would dig it and want to order some stuff. And it worked. December was the best month for it because of the holidays. I can't even remember how much stuff I made for people for work parties, holiday parties with friends and family and blah blah blah. Some days I'd have so much to do and it's just me in my kitchen with one oven and no help from anyone so it was challenging. It was fun as hell. I've managed to keep slowly but steadily growing a client list thanks to the help of a couple willing friends taking things to work, my boyfriend's co-workers, friends' family members and friends of other people I know. Granted if I had more friends who could take treats into their jobs that would help but a lot places don't allow that. I've got other methods but I'm sure none of y'all care about reading how I'm working on growing my client base.
My goal is to move my little operation out of my kitchen and into a bigger kitchen. One with a bigger oven, haha. Actually, one with a couple ovens. And with some counter space. A few tables and chairs. Steady enough stream of customers coming in and placing orders. You get the picture. Eventually I'm hoping to turn my project that makes me extra money into something a bit more than that. I've thought about it for a couple years now but just never did anything about it. I'm not in a place to do anything on a large scale right now but maybe soon I can get that worked out. And if not, that's fine. I've got no issues slowly and steadily working towards what I want. I've always been a determined, ambitious person and I very rarely fail to met a goal I set for myself. I just have to work on being more patient in the process of trying to get where I want to go. :)
Anyway, I'll stop rambling about this now. :D Thanks for reading!