In a nutshell: After several years of deliberating about it, I’m finally taking the plunge and opening a bakery in Chichester. The dream is to have a bakery which sells decadent cakes made al ingredients, sourced as locally as possible. The perfect time finally came along when a shop premises that has been in our family for over three generations finally became available again. These posts will chronicle our process of getting the shop reading for opening, hopefully in less than forty days.
Realistically, we have a week on top of that as I was a week behind registering the business with the local Council.
Last week has been crazily, stupidly busy. We were at the Brighton Tattoo Convention during the weekend and I singlehandedly baked 408 cupcakes, 200 squares of various flavoured brownies and made gum drops, cotton candy marshmallows, vanilla fudge and butterscotch peanut butter squares.
And we sold out of them all by 3pm Sunday.
I has grand plans to take photos but we were so rushed off our feet and I also had a sneaky tattoo on Sunday.
The bakery is coming along leaps and bounds now. Tiling is halfway done and last night, we had the flooring laid. Today, the electrician is coming in to install additional lights and the Monday, we are having the wooden flooring sanded and varnished.
I’ve ordered the ovens, we have finalised the final design of the counters and wooden crates have been bought for the bread display.
So, excuse me for just trying to get this post out but if I don’t get this done now, who knows when you’ll hear from me next.