Originally Posted by sweetbaker
You bake and decorate all those cakes at home for the restaurant? (Virginia doesn't require you to have a separate kitchen?) Wow! And deliver too? Whoo makes me tired thinking about it too! Not to get too personal but does the restaurant pay you for the number of cakes you provide or do you share the profit of cakes sold? Can you give a little more information about the arrangements? This sounds like a good option for getting started in selling. At least this is one way to find out what sells and what doesn't. Thanks.
..yes, I do all those cakes from home and deliver. I have two price lists...a wholesale list for the restaurants and a retail list for everyone else.
Regarding the arrangements....it's pretty casual because we live in a very small town. I call the restaurants on Mondays and they place their orders and I deliver the cakes at the end of the week. If it's an order outside, my DH takes it to work and my customers pick it up there..his company is in the center of town, so it makes it real easy.