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.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Yet Another Baby Step

I survived my investor reception. I was a nervous mess waking up on Sunday and spent my whole day swirling like a tornado trying to get everything ready. I must of rehearsed my little speech a million times every time screwing it up and starting over and over. It was bloody frustrating. However I reread all the wonderful and supportive emails all of you sent (and I will be getting that book Carmen!) and felt a little voice inside me whispering "Yes you can". And so the event started, my cupcakes looked good, the pictures I brought of some of my past orders looked amazing and my Business Plans were ready for the taking. Guests rolled in slowly which was a blessing. As each person walked in I got the opportunity to chat with them and rehearsing portions of my speech. Then my wonderful friend Tony called everyone's attention and off I went. He made it so easy for me. I didn't just stand there and vomit my speech out, but rather he had me introduce myself and talk about my company and my products. I love to talk about what I love to do, so my speech went out the window and instead, I told my story. Tony then chimed in with the financial information and asked me questions which were easy for me to answer.  They weren't rehearsed, just simple honest answers to questions I have been answering since I started my company. The evening went on and people took my Business Plans, congratulated me on a great presentation and took a couple of delicious cupcakes to go.
I just loved the people that came, all of which I would be honored to have as investors. So cross your fingers for me as this was one of many little events. But hopefully my raise will happen sooner then later. I just can't wait to open my shop...my Blushing Bakeshop.


BAKING is my ZeN said...

You GO Girl! The best to you! I'll buy some cupcakes when the shop opens...Carmen

French Vanilla said...

I wish you many more sweet sucess and I can't wait to see how your shop will look like:)Joie de vivre!

Angie said...

Yay, that is so exciting. I really hope it all works out for you!