As you all know I love baking (not really a secret, but I thought I’d just mention it again ;)). For quite a while I’ve fancied selling my cakes and maybe other handmade things on the markets around Manchester – but for some reason I was never brave enough to give it a go.
This is why I was more than happy when I was asked to bake some cakes for an event to raise money for a local sports team and charities. I thought it could give me the chance to see how it goes and to get a feeling for the whole cake-selling business.
So one Saturday in August I baked 5 different cakes and took them to a massive green field on the Sunday to set up my first cake stall.
Luckily the weather turned out to be perfect for a cake-selling-day as it was not too warm but it wasn’t raining either. Selling the cakes went really well – also thanks to the help of my favorite guy and my mum-in-law. Thank you!!
Also I learned many things for the next time – e.g. a gazebo is very useful and also a sign to let people know that the cakes are all homemade. I thought that was quite obvious, but many people weren’t sure about this. Also next time I would either have more things to sell or a slightly smaller table.
Anyway, it was a great day to get a first impression and I think I should really do it again. Therefore, I am aiming to get my hygiene certificate and a cake stall at one of the local markets.
Have you guys ever had a cake stall or something similar? If so, I am always grateful for ideas and hints :).