WELCOME TO 2020!
As we step into another year, I hope to spend a bit more time, not only in this blog, but in my OLD blogger account I abandoned back in 2015. I am working on updating my blogger messages and posting photos from 2019 to bring everyone up to speed. My goal is to use the blog - patricescakes.blogspot.com - as a forum for baking information, small business owner experiences, tips and tricks. I will maintain this blog for my local customer base and those wishing to hear a bit of family updates with our BEAUTIFUL AND CLEVER granddaughter, who is now mastering the art of WALKING! Keep those running shoes on, Mom and Dad!
This past fall I set up a booth at Machado's Apple Festival in the town of Auburn, California. Weather was pretty good and the people (and sales) even better. I just about sold out, which made my aching bones and back very happy. Caramels, cupcakes and sweet breads (Cranberry Orange, Lemon Bundt, Pumpkin and Banana Pecan) went fast! I ended the year with a smaller venue in Auburn at a church Christmas craft fair plus individual customer orders of even more caramels, breads and peanut brittle. Altogether it was a successful business year.
As Patrice's Cakes and Confections moves into the New Year, I hope to gain a bit of momentum and offer quarterly, if not monthly sales of many of my bakery items. Please check out my Facebook page as well as frequent visits to my website and the blog.
If you have any suggestions for baking business topics to discuss or would like a humble opinion or two about owning a small baking business, please provide your comments and questions here or on the blogspot blog.
Have a spectacular January!!