This past month has been a busy time around the Girotti house! Hannah and I have been accepted into the local farmers' market for the upcoming season. There is much preparation to be done before the start date of April 7.
One of my first tasks was to research and order packaging supplies at a good price. Large boxes have been delivered, unpacked, and stacked on our ping-pong table. You can get a little glimpse below of some of the cake boxes, cake boards, fudge containers, pie plates, pie wedge containers, and muffin liners that are all ready to go. I think I'm all set in that department for awhile now! :)
Hannah and I are splitting a booth, with her half being soaps, and my half being baked goods and candy. We want to try to set each half apart, so it will be obvious that there are two different businesses. My business cards are black and pink with some gold swirls, so I want to go with that color theme in my whole presentation - the table, the product packaging, and the way I'm dressed. I decided to make myself an apron to wear that would bring in those colors. A quick trip to Wal-Mart for the main fabric and bias binding, and I was ready to go.
I used a pattern that was bought at a yard sale and added a cupcake applique to the center to emphasize the sweets aspect. My scraps from past quilting classes came in handy for that - they even had swirls! A flower and leaves replaced the cherry in the applique pattern.
There's lots more to do - setting pricing, figuring out the table layout, receiving more orders, testing recipes, planning what to bring the first day, and of course...the actual baking every Friday. :)
More updates to come over the next month!