Serendipity Cupcakes

Living and working in California

Now I am living and working in California. The company I worked for in Ohio was kind enough to allow me to telecommute, so I still had my corporate job. I was living in this beautiful state, but not being able to enjoy as it as much as I would like to since I had my 9 to 5 job. I really wanted to start my cupcake business, but with the economy the way it is, how could I quit a stable job of 22 years. After researching the requirements for the state of California to start your own cupcake business, I was shocked. This has been such a dream of mine and I thought there is no way I am going to be able to make this happen, but I was determined. I found a commercial kitchen to use close by, filled out all the paperwork required for the licenses I need to have and studied for a week to take my Food Managers Certificate.After all of that, I did it, I quit my stable job! What have I done now. My first cupcake assignment was a food fair that the commercial kitchen I use held one Saturday. I was so excited, I baked and baked and purchased items to use on my table for a nice display and you wouldn’t believe what happened…. a wind storm came through days before and hardly anyone showed up to purchase the food/baked goods everyone produced. Everyone was home still cleaning up their yards and some people still had no power. Not the best first experience, but it does get better as time goes by.