Friday, 24 October 2008

This time last year ...

This time last year I exhibited at my local food festival to test the market with my idea for a cake and cookie company. A year on and this weekend the local food festival is taking place again. Last year I spent days and days preparing, nervously wondering if anyone would buy these cakes which I had spent so much time on. With more than a little fear, I wondered if anyone would linger at the tables, (which the very kind Sarah from Xantippe had given me) to take a look at and, most importantly, buy my cakes. I needn't have worried. Over the two days I sold almost everything I had made (I'd made a lot!!), received some wonderful feedback and had taken my first orders for Christmas cakes. N spent the two days running back and forth, handing out flyers and cutting up cakes for samples - what a star!


*One of my tables*

This year I am not exhibiting. This year I can wander around the stalls, grab a glass of bubbly from the champagne tent, enjoy looking around me and celebrate how far I have come in a year. As over the last year I have set up iced and just yesterday made my first deal with a shop to sell my cakes for retail!

7 comments:

Mrs.D said...

Stopped by to visit. Nice blog, the pictures are wonderful! I'll be back to read more. Some of my family supposedly comes from Wales (from way back) so I am curious to read more about life there. What is cwtch, btw? And how do you say it?

Being Brazen said...

Congrats on making a deal with a store to sell your stuff.

your cakes look yummy :)

Miss Meep said...

Congrats - you are living my dream! Enjoy your well-deserved glass of bubbly. (We're going too - maybe see you in the champagne tent!)

The Cwtch said...

Thank you Mrs D! Aha well there are many different meanings for the word cwtch - I wrote all about it in my first post back in August which I think you can still see on the blog! You say it Kutch (rhymes with butch!!!)

Thank you Brazen and Miss Meep! I'm very excited!!

Miss Meep I didn't see your comment until this morning (I'm a lazy blogger!) so I wasn't looking out for you. I hope you had a good time! I bought some caerphilly and leek bread which was lovely jubly and some curd which I'm quite tempted to eat straight out of the jar with a spoon but think I'd better make it into little tarts to save the old teeth! N queued for 30 minutes in the rain for a lamb burger which was burnt so he wasn't best pleased!! We did have a glass of bubbly though so that cheered him up!

With Love from New Orleans said...

The cakes are gorgeous! Cannot wait to see pics from the festival.

Best wishes!
XO,
Nola

The Cwtch said...

Thank you Nola!

Jill said...

What a great idea! Your cakes look delicious and they're so cute!