Many of us may think of baking as a relaxing and somewhat challenging past time to enjoy at the weekends. But many people have managed to turn this hobby into a real career, and they will work every day creating sweet treats and fun desserts for people all over the local area.
But how can you start a baking business from your own home? The biggest question you might have is how will you be successful without restaurant quality ovens and fridges – but you don’t need these things to start creating and selling your treats.
Today we are going to take a look at some of the ways you can create a baking business from your home and truly enjoy your career in 2021.
Learn the right skills
The first step to building a bakery business is to ensure you learn the right baking skills as well as decorating and styling. You can find many amazing tutorials online on YouTube or take a small course on SkillShare which will equip you for a successful baking venture. Once you have the right skills and experience you can set off and achieve your baking dreams.
Creativity is the key to a successful baking business and now is the time to experiment with colours and flavours to make your creations unique from anything else out there. Add hazelnuts to your cookies, make biscoff cupcakes, and create unique cheesecakes with popular chocolate bar themes. Use your creativity to make fun pies and pastries and this will gain you a bake in your local area, and will also make people want to come to you for parties and events.
Sell at local markets
A simple way for you to sell your baking goods in your local area is to join a market and go there every week or once a month to showcase your creations. If you also have a Facebook page and a website you can advertise this with business cards and banners on your stall and once people start to taste your sweet treats and enjoy them, they will be more likely to come to you again when they have a craving.
Selling online with My Business Venture can be a great way to build on your baking business and start to venture out into the world. You can hire delivery drivers or join a network like UberEats and have your treats delivered straight to your customers. You will get a lot more sales from this and you may even be able to fund a transition to a small store in your local town!
Offer bespoke creations
One way to gain more money from baking is to offer commissions for things such as weddings, birthdays, or other events. People can come to you and ask for coloured cupcakes or cakes and you can create something unique for them at a healthy price. This will be a great way to gain popularity in the baking field and become successful this year.
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