So you do that beautiful work only for loved ones? Your little corner of the world is missing out on your designs! I assumed you were already a pro. I’ve made a couple of inquiries into the licensing requirements both for baking from home and in a commercial kitchen. I just don’t know if I fully understand the full commitment - I’m going to give myself lots of time to ponder. I’m also helping keep our little family boat afloat doing tax accounting work from home right now, so I’ll have to wait until the economy improves a bit. I have a feeling that accounting pays better than cake baking - at my level, at least! It would be fun to have a big kitchen with room to spread out. I have a decent-sized kitchen, but it starts to feel small when I pull out the mixer and have my flour canisters, etc. all over the place!
Yep, all my cakes (except for 1) have been made for friends and family. I have a decent size kitchen, and I tend to spread out all over it anyway - I think my kitchen could be 2 or 3 times the size and I would still manage to clutter up all the surfaces during a big cake project. Actually, the counter top problem affects the other 5 family members who live here, because the kitchen is “closed”. Making a tiered cake takes my full attention, so they might go on strike if I did it more than once or twice a year! To keep things as stress-free as possible, I do most of my big baking projects at night, after everyone goes to bed. I’m a bit of a night owl anyway, so it’s really not a problem for me to stay up all night, but I’m usually pretty exhausted the next day. Thankfully my husband and kids are pretty supportive, as long as I make a peace offering cake for them that is.