If you’ve made a new year resolution to ditch the 9 to 5 and set up your own cupcake business, we’re here to help. We can give you all the advice you could ever need to help you start the new year with a flourish of sprinkles (and profit of course). We hope the blog posts that are coming up will inspire you to make your cupcake dreams a reality this year!
Our first post is from the lovely Andrea and Leigh at Two Cousins Bakery in Coventry.
Before signing up for one of Blue Door Bakery’s courses, we had been making cupcakes for ourselves and our friends and family. To be fair, our cakes were lacking in ideas and we wanted to know how to pipe and decorate with a little more flair and professionalism. Whilst booking the decorating course, we also decided to take the plunge and book one of the cupcake business courses, as we had both been thinking about a change of career.
The initial decorating course was not only great fun but we learnt a huge amount. Sarah showed us how to hand make decorations, something we had never tried before. That first course certainly boosted our confidence and we couldn’t wait to get stuck in and try our hand at using our new found skills at home.
It was a few months later that we attended the cupcake business course and it was also around that time that we had decided to start our own cupcake business. The course was relaxed, informal and Sarah explained everything in very simple terms. She also gave excellent advice on the do’s and dont’s of building a successful cupcake business, after all she had already made the mistakes so we didn’t have to. Starting a cupcake business seemed so daunting as there was so much to sort out but Sarah explained the steps to take and which things to do first.
As a direct result of attending Sarah’s courses, we now run Two Cousins Bakery in Coventry. What makes us special? Well apart from being the only cupcake bakery in Coventry run by two cousins…..we also offer ‘mix and match’ cupcakes where you can choose the flavour of the sponge and combine it with your favourite topping and type of sprinkle or decoration. All of our cakes are made fresh to order and we’ll have a go at any type of decoration, making our cakes unique to that person!
Hope you enjoyed meeting Two Cousins Bakery, more inspiring posts to follow!