Ok freaders….if you’re there b/c last post, I got nadda…I have some questions I need answered.
I’m working on a new business venture. I’m definitely still in the planning stages, but I’m working on it and I need some opinions. I want to start a cupcake shop. Eventually. For right now, it’ll be a cupcakes out of my home situation but eventually what I’d really like to do is be able to quit my job and still support our family with a shop. So…for right now I’m putting together all the bits and pieces that I need to just get started. So here are the business type questions and I appreciate any and all suggestions/comments. IF you answer any of the questions and I actually use your idea I will figure out a way to ship some sample product to your home as a treat!
1. I need a name that include cupcakes and is cute and marketable
2. I am considering oversize cupcakes like oversize muffins and cookies. What are your thoughts? All oversize? Some oversize as specialty cupcakes and most regular size?
3. I have a couple thoughts on what types of cupcakes to sell but I am open to others. Should I have several flavors of cake and several flavors of icing and do a “make your own”? Should I have some normal and some specialty cupcakes (with this one I’ve already been thinking of doing shot themed cupcake flavors and am looking for suggestions on shot flavors or other beverages that would translate well into cupcakes)? Should they all be specialty?
4. What would one pay for cupcakes? I’ve been gathering prices and they are all extremely varied. Should I ship them too or just do local events?
5. Should I stick specifically with cupcakes or include other cakes as well? I would like to start with baby showers, birthdays, graduation parties, etc and possibly include weddings but I don’t want weddings to be the focus of my baking.
6. Finally, I think for now, I am wondering if I need any types of licenses or inspections or what not?
So….please! Inundate me with thoughts and suggestions! I need to move along a bit further in my business plans and I’d like to include you all. Like I said, if you name my business you definitely get cupcakes. If you suggest a flavor and it works, you definitely get cupcakes. I’m working on a new blog right now to help with the business and I’ll need your wonderful help and support to get this off the ground!