Lots of Recent Cakes + Business Update ♥

If you’re not interested in cakes or you’re feeling hungry you should probably look away now! For those of you that don’t know, I run a little cake business from my home. I’m all registered and insured etc, and I sell through local advertising and mainly on my Facebook page. I’m called Victoria’s Vintage Cakes, because I keep my cakes classic and simple, and I don’t like to do novelty stuff! And it’s the name of my blog so.. durr!

My business is very almost a whole two years old, and I’ve done much
better than I ever imagined. I’m probably one of the cheaper cake
sellers in my area, bar a farm shop, as I like to keep my prices low as
my designs aren’t very OTT and I like to keep them simple.

I made this for my birthday back in July! I forgot to show you at the time, but I wanted to make a teapot shaped cake and this is how it ended up!

 
I’m so
pleased with how everything has gone. I had most of my orders over
Valentines, Mother’s Day and Christmas, and I also did a super cute
Easter range! In between those events I was doing random birthday orders
here and there on weekends. With Valentine’s Day coming up, couples are
finding more interesting ways to woo their other half, and novelty cakes have been a great alternative!

Many of us love staying in now, as
opposed to going out in the cold and crowds. Netflix should be well and
truly on with a hot cup of coco and some delicious snacks on the side. A
low-key Valentine’s Day with your favourite boxset, pigging out in
front of the telly! Perfect. I also did my first ever wedding order
not long back! 

It
was just a small wedding so I made 30 cupcakes with the bride and grooms
initials inside little hearts made in the colours of her bouquet to
really suit the theme. Making cakes for a wedding is stressful! But I
really loved being a part of someone’s special day and the lucky lady
was really happy with her cakes, which she used as a centrepiece for her
buffet snacks. Yes, the pressure is high to please the happy couple on
their Big Day, but it’s so rewarding when you’ve done it.

If I’m
ever too busy to fulfil someone’s wedding order, there’s a great
suppliers list on weddingsite.co.uk which finds other local suppliers.
It lists companies and their contact details for all your wedding needs,
including cakes. I recommend that brides book their wedding cakes as
soon as possible, as bakers books fill up so quickly! Weddings
are so indulgent and it’s great to play such an important part. As well
as the organising of the venue, dress, flowers and all those over little
details, the online tools are so important.. stops you turning into
such a Bridezilla!

Unfortunately I have to turn down
a lot of my requests as I work full time and don’t have enough spare
time to fulfil all of the requests I get. But I’m more than thrilled
that people see my cakes and think they’re worthwhile enough to pay for.
I’ve received so many lovely compliments from my customers and although
I’m filled with worry every single time I deliver a cake,
they’ve all been very happy. 

I always fear I will get a complaint and I
spend hours agonising over little details, worrying it’s not the right
colour/size etc. It’s stressful, but I love it! I’ve not made huge
amounts of cash, but following my passion for baking has given me
something to concentrate on outside of work, as well as my blog.

I’m
always buying new bits and pieces for cake decorating, but the cutters
etc cost a bomb! I’m also obsessed with buying various sprinkles and
pretty patterned cake cases! I’ve always been fascinated by cakes, even
as a child. I don’t quite know why or where the fascination came from,
but there’s nothing I love more than a slice of fresh home made Victoria
Sponge Cake! Here’s some of my recent cake orders, I have a tonne to do
over Christmas too!

Wedding cupcakes

11 Comments

  1. December 16, 2013 / 7:13 pm

    Your cakes look lovely (: xx

  2. December 16, 2013 / 7:45 pm

    I love the multicoloured ones, they look like giant iced gems 🙂 xx

  3. December 16, 2013 / 7:57 pm

    These look amazing – especially all the cupcakes! Made me feel rather peckish! 🙂
    theemeralddove21.blogspot.co.uk

  4. December 16, 2013 / 8:52 pm

    Wish you lived closer, you could do my wedding cupcakes! I want something in your lovely, simple style but around here people charge as much for that as they do the intricate stuff!! xx

  5. December 16, 2013 / 11:35 pm

    Glad it's all going well for you! Your cakes always look so amazing and pretty, wish I lived nearer, I'd definitely buy some 🙂

    Claudia xx | Beauty and the Chic

  6. December 17, 2013 / 9:47 am

    How adorable are your cakes?! I love that you have your own style – so many companies offer similar looking cupcakes nowadays and you offer something that's unique and still a bit quirky. The pastel cupcakes are my fave 🙂 And I'm now hungry…

  7. December 17, 2013 / 10:58 am

    If you are having to turn down orders, why not work part time and do more of this? Theres only one way of knowing if this could be a paid career choice for you and pleanty of people make alot of money baking cakes, you could even try selling on a market stall?

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