Well, I did it! After years of baking for friends and family, I finally put myself out there as a small business baking sweets for special occasions. Under the Texas Cottage Food Law, I am able to sell baked goods out of my home and I couldn't be more excited about this new venture. I am still working full-time (with no plans to change that any time soon), but at least now maybe I can fund my hobby and build on my skill set. I have always loved making special treats for others, and I'm looking forward to doing the same for even more friends.
Over the weekend I made a few dozen cookies in a variety of shapes, just so that I could practice some icing techniques and designs. I might have bit off more than I could chew- as it was a little overwhelming to keep track of so many ideas and colors at one time. But I'm really happy with a few of the final products and thought I would share them with you.
You might be wondering how I came about the name Sweet Elise. Elise is my middle name, passed down to me from the best grandmother ever- my sweet Nana. I thought Sweet Elise had a nice ring to it, and there is not a similarly named business in the Austin area.
My goal for the next few months is to take on 3-4 jobs a month (October is already booked!!) and work on my efficiency and pricing. The more work I do, the faster I get- and that will definitely help keep pricing affordable. If you live in the Austin area and would like more information about my services, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com. You can also visit (and like) my Facebook page.