Say hello to my new project: Buttercup Fairy Cakes.
One day, about a month ago, I was joking with my friend JenS about opening a cupcake shop. It just seemed like the perfect job to me. Who can be upset when cupcakes are around? She agreed and told me she would love to help.
Since that conversation, we’ve been on a non-stop cupcake excursion!
We visited the 2 local cupcake shops and taste tested cupcakes and together we brainstormed the name. We went to Home Goods to do a little non-cupcakce shopping and when we walked in the door, we were greeted witha HUGE cupcake display. It was kismet! As we walked around the store we spotted a brown metal sign with the word “Indulge” on it. I joked that the sign would be great over our cash register. Her eyes lit up and we bought it!
Then we decided on our color scheme: Tiffany blue, chocolate brown and buttercream yellow. It seemed like everything was falling into place. As we started to talk about it with our friends, everyone had an opinion about flavors of cupcakes, names we could call them and where we should market our business. It was like we had the support of everyone in a matter of seconds!
In the last 2 days, I designed the logo, bought the domain name and set up a splash page on the website. We also baked 2 dozen of 6 different types of cupcakes and held a cupcake tasting with 20 willing volunteers! I even created evaluation forms so our tasters could give their opinion anonymously! It was such a hit!
Last night, JenS and I attended the first Wilton Cake Decorating course at our local Michael’s craft store. We’ve committed to taking all 3 courses plus the fondant/gumpaste class. We should be finished in about 3 months. By the time the class courses are finished we will be qualified to bake and decorate wedding cakes!
While we are learning the art of cake decorating and mastering our cupcake menu, we’ll be taking orders and working out of our homes. Once we have some funds together we can start looking for a retail space to open an actual shop! We keep looking at each other and saying: “THIS COULD ACTUALLY WORK!”. Hey, it could!
So keep an eye on http://www.buttercupfairycakes.com
We’re under construction now, but the kitchen will be open shortly.