Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Update at last

Well, the last 3 months obviously goes to prove that I am not the most consistent blogger!

The last part of December was pretty busy with Christmas fairs and individual orders to fulfill. I even had to buy my own fridge freezer to keep all the extra ingredients in.

January was very quiet - dam the snow (people not getting out to the cafes) and new years resolutions (generally, I find these last until February!).

During January, I received my new logo, developed and designed by Homegrown Designs who have done a great job. They also develop web sites etc, so I would certainly recommend them.

Things have really picked up over the last couple of weeks - mainly with the two cafe's I provide cakes for. The cafe at Pacific Nurseries and Simply Delicious.

I am currently up to 2 to 3 cakes a week for Simply Delicious and 3 to 4 for Pacific Nurseries.

In fact, Pacific Nurseries have opened a new farm shop called "The Pantry", who have agreed to buy some smaller versions of my cakes (6 inch).

These go on sale this coming Saturday (13 March). Lets hope that these sell well and this turns into a regular order. Certainly, my cakes sell in a day at the cafe, so I have suggested that they put a sign up saying that my cakes are available to buy in The Pantry!

Also during March I am supporting a Brain Tumour Trust with their cancer awareness month where the focus is on Tea Parties.

I know Sharon Sambrook from the "school gate" have agreed to supply the cakes for a couple of her fund raising events. We running a coffee morning at school where my cakes will be sold and % of the sales will go to the charity. And then for the week of the 22nd March, Simply Delicious will be selling my cakes and for each sale, a % will also be donated to Sharon's charity. I have agreed to sell my cakes at a reduced cost to Simply Delicious to help fund this.

I don't know about you, but I think that even as a small business it is important to support your people in your local community.

Well, I shall try and blog a little more frequently over the coming months.

No comments:

Post a Comment