This is what's been keeping me busy

Saturday, September 12, 2009

A few months ago, my friend and I decided we'd finally like to start our own businesses. She would keep her business and I would keep mine, but we'd split the rent on a commercial space and just share the shop. Since then we've been trying to get everything lined up, business plans, finances, buying up equipment as we found it at a good price, etc. We also fell in love with a space for rent that used to be a restaurant, which meant we wouldn't have to renovate it too much. We finally signed the lease a couple of weeks ago so I cleaned it up and took pictures to show off. It's so cute and kind of secluded which normally wouldn't be a good thing for a business but since we'll only be open by appointment only then it's perfect for us. And as an added bonus, we were able to find another girl to share the rent with who wants to open her own cookie business. Now the only thing in our way is all the permits and licenses we need. The first and easiest one that we have to get isn't proving so easy to get. In fact, it's stalled everything since we can't even turn the electricity on until we get it. I've been nicely harrassing them a couple of times a day so hopefully it will pay off soon. At least before I lose it and bust into their office with my big rolling pin. Oh, and here are pictures of my shop.


TheCakeLady said...

Congrats and all the best!

I found your video on youtube on how to make a topsy turvy cake and have watched it over and over in hopes that when I make my b-day cake next week I can make mine as well as you made yours. *fingers crossed* I only now just looked over to the right of your video to find your blog and was very happy to see we share the same name. lol. Your website is wonderful and I love all your cakes! You have an amazing talent that I, a beginner, hope to obtain as well so I can start off a side business from home and hopefully run it full time someday. I'll certainly be following your blog from this point on! :)

Linda said...

What a cute shop! I hope things will go ok with you getting everything in order! I love your cakes and I know you will be a great success!

Janina Cakes said...

Very Cool! Happy Baking :)