For Cakes Sake

Why do I want to start a catering business?

I started life in food. My first job was in a cafe and I loved it. The money was rubbish though, so I got a job in a deli where I was surrounded by wonderful new food and I had my first taste of catering.

Lemon Sherbert Humpday Cake

It wasn’t always easy for me though. My first experience of cooking was setting fire to the oven and consequentially the kitchen. Thankfully, I quickly figured out how to cook, and have been addicted to cooking for other people ever since. I just love it when people enjoy the food you make. And I love trying to impress people with the food I make. Cakes and desserts are the way to do that – I think so anyway.

My First Afternoon Tea

My first experience of afternoon tea was awesome. I will never forget it, and to this day I have yet to find another that can top it. The treats were a delight, all freshly baked and the perfect size. There was unlimited tea and coffee, and the service was fabulous. They just couldn’t do enough for us. We were completely satisfied and after two hours of picking we gave up and took the left overs away.

If you are ever in the area, book yourself into The Everglades, Londonderry, for Afternoon Tea. You’ll not regret it.

Picture of the front of my new catering unit.
I’m going to need a new sign!
Progress

I now have my very own business guru who is helping me. Michelle at The Business Gateway is an excellent adviser and has already helped me tons.

I have a premises now and it’s huge. The keys were ready on Monday and I can’t wait to get it all fixed up so I can start baking again. I have a ton of new recipes and techniques I want to try and the thought of all that space is heaven!

There is an awesome store room that will double up as a studio. I have plans to take some great photographs in there and make some videos for you all too.

And would you take a look at that giant table! I could decorate 30 Humpday Cakes all at once on there, and still have room for more!

Check it out…

Check out the 360 view of our main catering space. It’s 1000 sq ft in total which is completely massive. As you look around there are more work spaces, storage spaces and offices through the doors. There are also three walk in fridges – perfect for all that buttercream we will be making. You can only see one of them in the 360 view. And, we have an ancient meat slicer that still works – not sure what we will do with that! Wafer thin cake anyone? No?

We have lots of work to do. The place is filthy and needs a good lick of paint for a start. We also need some new equipment like ovens, hobs, food mixers, food processors. So I’ll have to do some shopping – I know, poor me! Some other stuff needs to be fixed, replaced or relocated too. It looks awesome in my head!

A gift box of eight raspberry ripple macarons.
Raspberry Ripple Macarons, all boxed up and ready to gift!

And then there will be the party… We’ll be giving away tickets to the launch event right up until the launch on the For Cakes Sake Facebook page. To be in with a chance of winning simply like the page, share posts, tag friends and make comments on any, or all, of our stuff between now and when the winners have been announced. The more you interact, the better your chances!

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