Home bakeries can be a successful side hustle or even a full-time job. Whether you want to keep it small or build it up (maybe even start your own bakery!), it’s essential to know what you’re getting into. The amount you’ll make is based on the work (both time and effort) you put in and the name you make for yourself. It all depends on what you’re trying to get out of it! If you focus on custom work in your bakery, such as cakes for big events, you can make about $1,000 per month. If you … [Read more...] about Are Home Bakeries Profitable? How Much Can You Expect to Earn?
Many home bakery owners dream about growing their clientele to include coffee shops and restaurants. However, expanding a business takes time and may involve reaching out to many potential businesses. Remember to know your local cottage food laws, so you understand what you are legally permitted to do. You want to start selling to coffee shops, here's what to do: Determine how much each menu item costs in ingredients, time, and packagingProduce a consistent, quality productReach out to … [Read more...] about How to Get Started Selling Baked Goods to Coffee Shops
If my grandmother’s cake carrier could talk, oh, the stories it would tell. That glorious stainless- steel dome with the wonky black plastic snaps that didn’t quite lock on the bottom plate so you had to hold the whole affair by the bottom or lose the delectable confection inside was the highlight of family parties for as long as I can remember. Gramma Julia was (and forever will be) my baking muse. She was born in Germany and came to America arriving on the shores of Ellis Island in 1912. … [Read more...] about The Big Decision: Is Baking Your Hobby or Your Business
Local farmers markets can be a profitable place to sell your home-baked goods and build visibility for your brand, be it an established business or a new one. According to the Farmers Market Coalition, there are 8,600 registered farmers markets in the USDA’s National Farmers Market Directory so there is bound to be a market near you. This post will explain the steps to start selling your baked goods at farmers markets, including researching and applying to the market, … [Read more...] about How to Sell Baked Goods at Farmers Markets