Introducing Box Your Bouqcakes
As with most small businesses they tend to begin because a need is recognised. And that is exactly why our sister business ‘Box Your Bouqcakes’ was created.Read More
I will start by introducing my husband. You may have read about Brett in previous blogs as he is my rock. I think he got so fed up of me complaining about the lack of suitably sized and quality boxes I needed for my cupcake bouquets that he set about doing something about it. I am the creative side of Kerry’s Bouqcakes whereas Brett is the finance and mathematical wizard. So, with paper, card and a ruler he set about designing boxes that were bespoke for my business. He established a contact with a box maker and sent them the prototype box. A few tweaks later and “Hey Presto” a bouqcake box was born. Not one box but two. (we don’t do anything by halves!!) More sizes are also about to go on sale too for the larger bouqcakes.
Online Tutorial Autumn SALE 2020
I’ve been inundated with messages and comments from followers both new and old saying how these last few months have given them some extra time to learn a new hobby or perfect their piping skills using my online tutorials. It has also given many people a well needed focus during these uncharted times. For those that know me, I have a passion for teaching and my students have made me really proud seeing their wonderful creations all made from the comfort of their own home. I want to help my existing students in their floral journey and to encourage new students to start on their journey into buttercream flowers, I have decided to offer an Autumn SALE on my main online courses. This SALE is on for a limited amount of time and the tutorials include :Read More
Kerry’s Bouqcakes features in Vogue Paris
Over the years that I have been running Kerry’s Bouqcakes, I have been incredibly fortunate to have had the opportunity to feature in various cake, craft, wedding and fashion magazines. I have written articles on my business or been interviewed in a Q&A style piece. It still feels so surreal when I see my work printed either in hard copy or posted online. I’m really a one-woman band and don’t have a huge team behind me like a lot of other cake businesses that get mentioned in magazines do. I mean don’t get me wrong I have my absolutely wonderful family around me encouraging me and helping out in various areas of the business. Luckily my Mum has good IT skills so I don’t have to worry about the website as she has that in hand along with my web host. My hubby helps me with making up cake boxes not to mention childcare. You will have heard me mention Chloe who is part-time but invaluable and does some of my Marketing and Admin. However, the daily management is all on my shoulders!Read More
Valentine’s Day Ramblings
What are you planning for this Valentine’s Day?
As I expect you realise, I will be very, VERY busy making Valentine Bouquets for my loyal customers. I have one chap who has been back every year to buy a cupcake bouquet for his partner. He has secretly admitted to me that it’s a tad self-indulgent as he gets to share them so a double win for him.Read More
Teaching – I didn’t expect that!!!
How did that happen I often ask myself? If you put me in a class of my peers I do not think I would be your natural choice for a career as a teacher. I studied Childhood and Social Welfare with the idea of going into social work or counselling. Then real life happened. I met my husband and moved away from Norfolk (UK) and my career was put on hold. I initially found work in a bank, the local council and then the civil service. I then had my two beautiful children and needed to seek an alternative path whilst they were young that didn’t include the disproportionate cost of childcare. Baking cupcakes – less demanding I thought!!! Anyone who runs their own business will know I was in for a big surprise. I started making and selling cupcakes. As you will have read from my previous blogs I am completely self-taught.Read More
From hobby to home baking business…..
Deciding to turn your hobby into a business is for many a daunting prospect. I have been there and hope I can help you by sharing some of my experiences.Read More
A million questions immediately flood your mind ….. where to start, who to tell and so much more.
I have always been a rule follower and didn’t want to break regulations but didn’t have a clue where to start. So below I have summarised some of the things I have learnt that you will need to consider when starting your business.