Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Something Delicious and Perhaps Unknown


It’s been a whirlwind of a year so far. A few weeks ago, I was asked by a friend at church to help make some cupcakes for a wedding. Since we weren’t 100% sure that I would be home from work during the event, which was on a Friday, we asked a third churchy friend to join in on the fun.

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And that’s exactly what we had…fun.


So much fun, in fact, that we want to do it again. It helped that several people during the wedding asked for our contact information so they could hire us for their event. I honestly wasn’t expecting so much interest, though our cupcakes are pretty awesome.


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Thus, we are starting a cupcake catering business.


In case you didn’t know this about me, I have wanted to start a baking company on the side for a very long time. We were even shopping for a mother-in-law suite that could be gutted for a commercial kitchen during our house hunt. After a few roadblocks, we decided to wait on pursuing my dream of having a part-time baking business.


Hubby calls it his “Retirement Plan.”


Not only did we have interest from others during our first gig this past Friday, but we have had several of them actually call for booking their wedding! In fact, we are making Lemon Squeeze Cupcakes and Key Lime Cupcakes this Saturday for another wedding…a gal we met at our first catering event last Friday evening.

To say I’m excited is just a little understatement. I can’t sleep at night because I am thinking of all the various aspects that can help this business be really wonderful.

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The best thing? My partners have the same goals. Every time I’ve tried to make money from a hobby that I love, it has ruined the hobby for me. For example, I made jewelry in high school until it just wasn’t fun any more.

Though it was a concern that I would stop liking baking (snort), we all three decided that our main objective is to have fun. It will be an enjoyable creative outlet for each of us. If we happen to make a little spending money on the side, so be it.


I don’t think we will be sleeping in a bed full of Benjamin's or swimming in a pool of gold any time soon. But it will be really fun to see how this thing grows.


Since we already have several more bookings in the works, and each event will give us even more exposure, the whole process might be a little too much fun for the next several months!


We are creating a website right now. Hubby has helped with the financial side by creating a spreadsheet to track our expenses and income. And it gives us extra girl time in the kitchen! How fun! Our spouses have all been super supportive and are just as excited as us for this to get going.


Just yesterday, we created a Key Lime Cupcake for our upcoming wedding this Saturday. I then took it to our client’s house for a tasting. She liked them so much that she ordered more. I think we’re on the right track.


I just wanted to let you know how busy yet happy we’ve been lately. There have been changes in every avenue of my life in the past few months, and I am loving each and every single change.

And if you are in the Phoenix area and need some yummy cupcakes, I know just the right group of gals who can help you out!


  1. Wow, sis. Just WOW!!!

    I am so excited for you!


  2. Micah~ SOOO excited for you. You should look into Quickbooks. It is a WONDERFUL and very easy expense software program. It will help you keep track of all you expenses, inventory i.e. flour, sugar, etc. create invoices/ estimates, and is easy come tax time. I used it for Silverado when I did their books. So if I can learn it... well just about anyone can.
    Right now.. Start keeping track of ALL your expenses- mileage, everything you buy i.e ingredients, keep track of your time too- like a time card.
    I LOVE, absolutely LOVE new adventures!! I wish you ALL the luck in the world. xoxo Aunt Elan

  3. Name it "Death by Cupcake!" LOL or did you all ready?

  4. It's called The Cupcake Stand. It might kill them, but they don't need to know that right away... : )

    Thanks for the advice on Quickbooks. I was debating between that and Quicken. I think it's cheap enough that I would just buy it for me, too! A time card is a great idea...

    I just found to track what we're working on. Being organized helps me feel like I can get it all done.

    Thanks for all the love and support! We are excited!

  5. Love the pictures and I'm so excited for this new part of your life! All 3 of you look so happy and excited! Good luck!


  6. Pegby looks awesome! Right up your alley. Congrats on the new job too. WooHoo!!
    Aunt Elan

  7. Awesome! They loom delicious! It's probably a good there are hours between us or I would be dropping by your house on a regular basis! ;) Congrats and good luck!

  8. I, for one, would hire you (a) for your cupcakes, and (b) for your humor/service/customer service. I'm convinced no one out there could serve up a cupcake as well as the dear Micah.

  9. I just found your blog from Better After and I love it. My husband is a pilot who stopped flying so that I could finish school and now I am done he is looking at flying for a cargo company. He is so jealous of you because the beech series is a constant on weekly/monthly ariplane list :)

  10. Thats awsome. My husband is on an interview right now for a cargo company and I really want him to get it. Flying makes him so happy. =) Thanks for stopping by as well.

  11. That is Fantastic!!!!! Any chance you might be willing to share your Key Lime Cupcake recipe????

  12. Wow, what incredible news! How exciting!!! The three of you make quite a team!!! I'm so happy for you! Everything looks amazing and I know it tastes delicious too! And the display of those beautiful cupcakes is gorgeous as well! You make such amazing desserts and cook such delicious food! ...Maybe at some point your business will be "The Cupcake Stand and More!" :o)


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