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post #16 of 67
Thank you so very much for sharing!
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post #17 of 67
Fabulous job! Love the signage and displays, and the minis in the clear boxes are beautiful! Bet you sold a lot - such an enticing display thumbs_up.gif
post #18 of 67
Thanks for sharing!

I think I know of the other baker you are speaking of and her stuff is really cute. I have her website bookmarked.

You did a great job! Did you get any visits from the health department? Do you have your license or are you baking under the new farmers market law?

I am signed up for my local farmers market too in July. I too am planning on decorating my booth really cute to attract customers. I am going to make some cloth pennant banners using pastels and hopefully cupcake fabric. Maybe some paper lanterns hanging from the tent. A tablecloth to match the pennant banners.
post #19 of 67
Congratulations, Jen - what a wonderful job you did! And thanks for sharing all that information with us!
post #20 of 67
Your set up was amazing and very Posh! I love your cookies! I hope your day will drum up whirlwind of customers!
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post #21 of 67
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Maryjsgirl,
(new laws - insurance in work)
which market are you doing and when?

I'm sure we are thinking of the same person... Sweet Lucinda's
Courtney's stuff is really good and she does a masterful job at marketing amd image.
she has a aproned shaped penent banner that's really cute - which I'm guessing you saw. she also has really cute vintage fabric-like vinyl table cloths

for the others out there, here's her website, including photos of her at the farmer's market: (see the photo wall)
http://www.sweetlucindas.com/
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post #22 of 67
I just went and looked at your blog too...very nicely done! You put a lot of thought into it and it shows. I would buy from you over a guy with a card table and a pile of cookies too! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #23 of 67
No I haven't been to the Zionsville market. I would love to visit for a little shopping trip in the future. It looks like a neat place!

Yes it was Sweet Lucinda's that I was thinking of. She has such a cute little place. Reading an article about her online is what inspired me to think about selling at the markets. They seem not to get too much positive remarks at CC, but it looks like she does well.
post #24 of 67
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They seem not to get too much positive remarks at CC, but it looks like she does well.


apart from obvious skill, I think that it definitely depends on the market/place.
in addition to Sweet Lucinda's, there is a lady that does FABULOUS pies, 'My Sugar Pie.' she does really well - and has a nice setup too.

good luck I hope you do well!
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post #25 of 67
Wow, all that information is really going to come in handy for a lot of us! Thank you so much for going into all that detail.

Glad to hear you had a good day. Hope you gave out lots of cards, and that your business booms!

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post #26 of 67
Jen,

What a wonderful presentation, and variety of items. Your display was awesome. Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us.
I have been debating on doing something similar. I do the Bridal Show thing, but there has been an opportunity that presented itself to me and I may just go for it. Thanks for your inspiration.

Donna
post #27 of 67
JenWhitlock, thanks for an AWESOME thread! I think this thread needs to be a sticky at the top of the forum because I think so many people really want to know about how to start selling small at a market, exactly like you just did at your farmer's market. Your stand looked GREAT. And you got orders from it afterward too, so you can count those in your profits by and by. If you do it again, you won't have near as many expenses either because you already have much of what you need.

Thanks again for such a fabulous, fabulous post! I want to be you when I grow up! (Oops. I'm already 45. Tee hee!) icon_smile.gif
post #28 of 67
Jen,

Congrats on the farm market stand. Off topic, but I just got a chance to check out your blog. Your cookies are AMAZING!!!!! I love that you use templates as "cutters." On your Fab at 50 cookies, how did you do the polka dots on the dress? They were beautiful!! You have a natural talent!

Much success!!!!!
Diane
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post #29 of 67
Hey Jen - did you make the black raspberry filling that you had in your cupcakes? I'm looking for a good fruit filling recipe.

Thanks!
Celeste
post #30 of 67
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I used to make more raspberry fillings...
I used a recipe here (bag of frozen raspberrys cooked down with sugar, strained, and cooked again with cornstarch) so yummy.
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipes_fileid-print-recipeid-2503.html
I added it to my buttercream per the recipe in the Whimsical Bakehouse and loved it.
then I got in a hurry and lazy and just used the 'Smuckers Black Raspberry Simply Fruit' added to the BC. I know. I know. such a cheater, but really good!

laneysmom, the polka dots on the dress cookies are just wet piped.[/url]
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