Stay At Home Mom Loves Baking
The Little Ones Love It When You Bake From Home!
I am a stay at home mom and I love to bake. I have never been to a Wilton cake decorating class, but would love to go. At the time I don't have the time and so I have been teaching myself and do cakes for friends and family members since 2002.
Is it very hard to start out buying equipment such as the ovens and mixers? At the current time I use the Kitchen Aid and love it, but it is hard to make a large batter at one time and is time consuming.
So my question is what advice would you have for people like me. Baking and crafting are my passions.Hi
I think the answer is to just keep doing what you are doing. How old are the children? Once they are grown up enough maybe you can start getting some larger pieces of equipment. You can find used kitchen equipment fairly easily as bakeries and kitchens go out of business quite often.
I was lucky and found someone with a small brownie business who was going out of business. I bought a convection oven, a couple of racks, a large mixer, pans and a hanging rack for hanging my equipment for a reasonable price. I have since sold them and have scaled down. I kept the mixer, thank goodness. (mixers are pretty available from used equipment wholesalers, or try Craigslist, Ebay etc))
My other suggestion is that you work at a small bakery or banquet hall and get some experience when the kids grow up a little more. You will make connections this way with people in the business and learn quite a bit. This is basically how I learned.
I started just like you as a work at home mom who loves to bake and decorate cakes. What kind of crafts do you do? You might want to consider building a website about your crafting or your baking like I did. You can make a decent living with your site. Here is a link to a company that provides everything you will need to start a business online sharing your passion.
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I hope this helps.
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