Heavenly Yet Beautiful Cupcakes

Starting my own cupcake company was a thrill and I learn so much. But I yearned for the calm of taking my time to create perfect little decorations and unique flavor combinations. After selling my business, I decided to focus on teaching my craft. I hope this site will inspire you to create and indulge in one of the best and most satisfying desserts...the cupcake.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

A Nervous Cupcake


Yup, I'm a royal mess today. I feel a bit sick, my stomach keeps cramping up and I'm never hungry. I can't keep still but I have yet to nosh on my nails. Why am I so nervous you ask? Well, next week is my investor reception. D-Day. This is the day were I will stand in front of a small group of individuals to tell them why they should open their check books and invest in my little company. This day is the day I have been anticipating for so long. In a tiny restaurant so kindly given to me to use for 4 hours I will showcase my delicious cupcakes (at least I know that my product really is amazing, so hopefully one bite and the check books will open up). But I realize that investors look at the financial side of things. Thank God my father helped me with that. He used to prepare business plans for billion dollar companies, so I know my plan is solid. But yet, I have a feeling that these potential investors may laugh at me. I mean, cupcakes? I'm sure there are high tech companies our there with products that can blow people's minds. And here I am with cupcakes. Although, if people knew just how lucrative this little cake can be. I just recently found out that the two cupcake shops in my area that have been up and running for 1-2 years are thriving. Everyone thought that the cupcake trend was just that...a trend. No sir! They still average 1,000-1,500 cupcakes a day. Pull your calculators out...that's about $72,000 a month (at $3.00 a cupcake)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So for all of you that want to get into the cupcake business... the trend is here to stay. Look at L.A. and NY, cupcakes still dominate. So why am I so nervous? I have the product and I have financial proof that this business of mine is a sure hit. Well, I guess I'm a nervous mess because so much is riding on this one day. I want this so bad it's making me nauseous, jittery and I haven't been able to think about anything else.
I will keep you all posted. If you pray, if you could squeeze in a little prayer while at church on Sunday, it would be very much appreciated.
Have a wonderful weekend!

7 comments:

veggievixen said...

wow, best of luck! i would be a nervous wreck too. if they see anything like the picture you posted i'm sure they will be whipping out those checkbooks!

SweetThings said...

Wishing you all the best! Emotions like being nervous and scared is also what makes you feel so alive. If you had no emotion, then that's boring. :-)

Well, that's what I tell myself when I get stressed or nervous. Hope it helps! Keep us posted!

Angie said...

Good luck, your cupcakes really are quite amazing! I look forward to hearing how it all went!

BAKING is my ZeN said...

With the artistic talent that you have, your dad as your financial guru and your knowing that the business is financially a sound one...heck...instead of being nervous, declare that IT WILL HAPPEN and SUCCESSFULLY! Bring on those checkbooks!! How I would love to be there and have a cupcake :) You've got what it takes!
Carmen
aking is my ZeN

BAKING is my ZeN said...

Cupcake Goddess, check out the book, THE POWER OF INTENTION by Wayne Dyer. You may like it. I'll say a prayer for your success with the investors and your business.

Jaci said...

I had a CRUMBS cupcake today... cookie dough flavor- was nothing compared to my beloved Blushing Bakeshop favorites-- I miss the Pamela!!

Hope all is well and good luck with the investors!
-Jaci

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