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Things happen quickly, don’t they?

Environmental Health called me back and said that as soon as I have booked my inspection and food hygiene course, I can start trading! They said that because my business would be considered “low risk,” it may take longer than 28 days for the inspection but they said that as long as I have a basic foundation of cleanliness knowledge then I can get on with it in the meantime.

A lot of it is common sense and I learned about food labelling when I worked in various pub kitchens. I will get some separate utensils for business use.

I am so excited! I have got a first draft logo drawn up which friends are looking at for me to help get it looking top notch.

What do you think?


I have spoken to the local market about getting a stall on my days off from my regular job and that seems like it could be a goer once I have all of the certificates and inspection done with – that will be in time for Christmas too. They did say that they have had a couple of applications for baked goods stalls so there could be competition. The application is judged by a panel of 3 people so I’ll just have to make sure I stand out enough to make them want me!

In the meantime, I am coming up with a menu. Suggestions for flavours would be much appreciated!



I’m going to do it…


…I have called the Environmental Health people to see about getting registered with them, I am going to book on a food hygiene course for October.

I have decided on a name, I just need a logo now.

Follow my baking business blog at http://bakeuppayourcake.wordpress.comĀ and wish me luck! I’m going to need it! šŸ˜€

The Verdict.


The verdict is in on the red velvet cupcakes of yesterday:

“You must, must, must open a cake shop! All thought that they were shop bought . Abs loved the decoration as well.”

Well! That’s quiteĀ  the praise. My fella andĀ I shared one last night and I have to say they were pretty yummy.

I never use electric mixers etc. when baking, I do it all with good old fashioned elbow grease. Do you think that makes a difference to the results? Has anyone ever compared both methods? There’s something about it that I love; mixing it and really putting yourself in there. I guess it’s a more personal experience for the baker. Who knows. One thing isĀ that if I were to start baking from home I may need to consider electric tools. Or perhaps the fact that they are made without could be my selling point.

All that mix making has got to be good for getting rid of bingo wings, right?

My first proper cupcakes!



Red velvet with cream cheese frosting. I don’t get to try any so hope they work out!