The Cellar  

Go Back   The Cellar > Main > Food and Drink

Food and Drink Essential to sustain life; near the top of the hierarchy of needs

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-05-2014, 01:53 PM   #16
Aliantha
trying hard to be a better person
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 16,474
Takes about 1 hour to make 30. I could output a shitload if required.
__________________
Kind words are the music of the world. F. W. Faber
Aliantha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2014, 04:29 PM   #17
Lola Bunny
Junior Master Dwellar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 2,703
I hope your business takes off.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Tapatalk
Lola Bunny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2014, 05:31 PM   #18
monster
hoots from the ship
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Perpetual Chaos
Posts: 27,944
I never eat the frosting. Grim. Only on ones I've made myself where the frosting is chocolate buttercream, but even then, I'm usually not into it by the time they're done because I've inhaled so much sugar during preparation.

When I send cupcakes in for Birthdays or team parties etc, I always include some unfrosted ones and they always get eaten.

How saturated is the market there, Ali? Here there are cupcake stores and home bakers everywhere and some are struggling.

...Maybe a "half-healthy" platter where you provide two layers of cakes with only the top layer frosted could be a gimmick to make you different? Emphasizing that people can choose this option and pay less because they are not paying for frosting that will be left? That way you will still provide they pretty that attracts the buyer, but also value to undermine the competition.

And/or Nut-allergy-Friendly might be a good direction to go in,, I know a lot of people worry about that when providing cakes for a large group.

Good Luck
__________________
The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity Amelia Earhart
monster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2014, 04:40 AM   #19
Aliantha
trying hard to be a better person
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 16,474
I have thought about entering into the realm of food and diet issues, but have decided that it's not going to be cost effective to worry about it unless people order ahead of time. Then I can bake just about anything they might want, including gluten free etc. Most people over here seem to love icing and frosting and ganache, so I'll probably stay mostly standard.

I have one solid order already for an 18th birthday party in a few weeks. They want a large cake surrounded by similar cupcakes. That should be fun. I also have a good enquiry about a small function in need of sweets in weeks or so.

In the mean time, I will just keep making a batch every couple of days and advertise on the local community forums and facebook and try and build a name for myself.

Incidentally, since registering for a couple of the local forums in order to market my wares, I've managed to hook Aden up with two tutoring gigs which is great. Hopefully word of mouth will do it's thing for him there and he wont have to go flip burgers while he's at Uni.
__________________
Kind words are the music of the world. F. W. Faber
Aliantha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2014, 09:30 PM   #20
Chocolatl
Glutton for Gluttony
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 1,409
Good luck, Ali!
Chocolatl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2014, 11:19 PM   #21
xoxoxoBruce
The future is unwritten
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 58,388
Some cupcakes from the web. Probably work well for selling drinks along side them.
Attached Images
 
__________________
Everything is interesting... look closer.
xoxoxoBruce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2014, 03:47 AM   #22
Aliantha
trying hard to be a better person
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 16,474
There are some amazing artists out there. Actually, those would go well with a cake i am doing at the end of the month. Its for a mexican themed party, so i am making a taco cake.
__________________
Kind words are the music of the world. F. W. Faber
Aliantha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2014, 02:07 AM   #23
xoxoxoBruce
The future is unwritten
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 58,388
Tricky cake...
Attached Images
 
__________________
Everything is interesting... look closer.
xoxoxoBruce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2014, 05:52 AM   #24
Aliantha
trying hard to be a better person
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 16,474
Oh wow! I could so do that though. I just wouldn't think of doing it like that myself! Who wants to commission me???
__________________
Kind words are the music of the world. F. W. Faber
Aliantha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2014, 01:10 PM   #25
Sundae
polaroid of perfection
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: West Yorkshire
Posts: 24,185
Too fiddly for me, even if I was still baking, but perfect for you.
What a show-stopper.

If'n I had the I'd commission you, just so you had a photo for a website or business card.

Nice find, Bruce.
__________________
Life's hard you know, so strike a pose on a Cadillac
Sundae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2014, 05:25 PM   #26
Aliantha
trying hard to be a better person
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 16,474
I am going to give it a go. Not this week though. Getting ready for Max's 5th birthday party on the weekend. I think there will be enough cake there. lol
__________________
Kind words are the music of the world. F. W. Faber
Aliantha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2014, 01:10 AM   #27
Aliantha
trying hard to be a better person
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 16,474
race car cake for max

Name:  IMAG0599.jpg
Views: 95
Size:  144.0 KB
__________________
Kind words are the music of the world. F. W. Faber
Aliantha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2014, 07:22 AM   #28
glatt
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Arlington, VA
Posts: 25,204
Outstanding!
glatt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2014, 07:33 AM   #29
Clodfobble
UNDER CONDITIONAL MITIGATION
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 18,036
That is the most beautiful borderline-copyright-infringement I've ever seen! Nice work!
__________________
My book
My spirit animal
Clodfobble is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2014, 10:17 AM   #30
Happy Monkey
I think this line's mostly filler.
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: DC
Posts: 12,244
Exclamation

That's not a cupcake. It's a car cake!
__________________
_________________
|...............| We live in the nick of times.
| Len 17, Wid 3 |
|_______________| [pics]
Happy Monkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:17 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.