A number of friends and family members told me I should start a baking business. I dismissed them all. I loved baking, but simply as a hobby. As a business? Crazy talk.
That was until my mom and a dear friend put the wheels in motion – without so much as a discussion with me (isn’t that how it usually goes?!). Mom came home one day and said we were having an open house in a week. My logo was set. A flier was in the works. I just need to get to it.
After pleading my case, I was able to get all to agree to push the date back. Beyond that, we were full speed ahead.
For the next three weeks, I worked on flavor combination, cookie shapes and my vision (you seeing a theme yet?) for the set-up.
Table one was everyday – chocolate, vanilla and peanut butter. And twinkle lights. Everything looks better with twinkle lights.
Table two was fall – apple with caramel swiss buttercream, carrot cake and pumpkin with maple spice swiss buttercream.
Table three was winter – triple coconut, sample holiday cookies and sugar cookie medallions to taste. The pink tinsel tree was a gift. It’s officially my mascot. I love it – pink tinsel, teal garland, twinkle lights and all!
By the end, I sold nearly all of my cookies-to-go, had orders through December and requests for custom cookies.
And so began… Kristina’s Confections.