|a rose cake for a tea party|
Through the past two years, I’ve had lots of opportunities to try more recipes and experiment with designs. Just over a year ago, I designed my first cupcake and have since done multiple events of more than 200 cupcakes at a time. I’ve been asked to do retirement, birthday, and graduation parties, baby and wedding showers, big church events, and weddings. Six months ago I tried fondant for the first time and am now having a ball designing intricate, multi-tiered cakes.
|a jungle cake for Miss Malena|
As requests have become more numerous, I’ve been dreaming about what it might be like to start a real business. When I first had the idea, I was more than a little nervous. What about all the regulations and taxes and…expectations? If people would be paying me, that would mean I’d really have to do an outstanding job. I kept thinking about the fact that I still have three semesters of grad school and a full-time job taking care of Miss Ella and the house while trying to see my dear husband who is always incredibly busy with residency. So, after lots of nervous thinking and telling myself it just wouldn’t work, I finally prayed about it. I know it should have come up earlier in the process, but my mind was too busy with the what-ifs and such.
|cupcakes for my cousin’s wedding|
After a decent amount of prayer – and a healthy amount of questioning – I started to feel like God might be telling me it’s okay to go after this. It’s been confirmed in some fun ways (like people I admire telling me to go after it and “randomly” coming across scripture about artistic abilities and the like). So here I am. Announcing to you that I am officially moving ahead with The Little Yellow Kitchen. I even have a website! And my very own logo! And very soon, I’ll also have business cards! I guess that makes it pretty real, doesn’t it.
|a hobbit cake for my brother’s birthday|
The one very important area that has still not come through is the kitchen. In Minnesota, it is required to be licensed by the state and to work out of a licensed kitchen in order to do any catering. At first I thought this would be easy with all the churches in the city. However, for various reasons, churches want to stay away from allowing a regular business to work out of their kitchens. Could you please pray with me on this? Everything will be absolutely official the moment I find a kitchen. I’ve already spoken with the gentleman who will do the licensing.
|a small wedding cake for my cousin|
So for now, I am doing some small jobs for people that I know, but there will not be any major advertising until I am licensed. I can’t wait until that time comes! I surely want it before Christmas. Just think of all the fun holiday cakes and pies that can be made for Christmas! I’ll be searching and praying for the right kitchen.
|a graduation/birthday party|
You can find more on The Little Yellow Kitchen at angelaslittleyellowkitchen.com. It’s in its beginning stages, but I’ll be making changes as things progress. I do hope you’ll be seeing more of this lovely logo in the weeks to come!