ooo well hello fellow UKers.....
I know this is in the cupcake section but I hope I can still join in with my Native UKers (and fellow Yorkshire folk!) for hints, tips & Ideas as I also find it so confusing with all the weird recipes and things they use that I just dont know what they are!!!
Im going to make some cup cakes to go with my Sons bday cake on Sunday, Im just wanting to do a basic vanilla or chocolate sponge (Im gonna try the recipes you lovely ladies posted on page 1) and then Im wanting to do some with green buttercream & Some with Red (the cake is Mickey mouse club house so will go well I think) but Im wanting the butter cream to be swirl like.....like when you get a Mr Whippy icecream lol, what tip do I need for this?? I've never done them before, am I being far to ambitious??
I started this as I made my sons christening cake myself and got so many compliments but even more so REALLY REALLY enjoyed doing it....if only Id figured this out 10 yrs ago at school!! Since then its just been friends and family and I never charged even for the cost of ingredients, except the last request I got was a friend of a Friend so I charged her £15 and she came back saying she will happily pay more than double that next year and will recommend me to everyone she speaks to lol so I took that as a really big compliment.
I really really want to do it as a business, although I know I will have to work part time as well to keep the wages topped up as I need to keep a "full time" wage coming in to the house and I don't think I will ever be well enough established to do that, can I ask a very rude question, does anyone know what a full time pro cake maker (from home not a shop) can expect to earn per year? This is the only thing stopping me from going for it to be honest....that and the fact I have no idea how to get myself out there....is word of mouth the way to go until I get my orders up, then establish a proper business?
sorry for the thread HiJack, Im so confused lol - I hope I dont kill the thread
you are all wicked and have read some great tips in this thread....and as for those cupcakes....yummy I was drooling at the site of them!!