Thursday, October 25, 2012

First Day on the job!

Yesterday was my first day using the community kitchen to make my first cupcakes as a REAL cupcake business!  I am renting kitchen space from an awesome place in Lancaster, called East Side Community Kitchen.  It is a great place for new businesses who are trying to get a good start and for businesses that don't have or want a storefront.  Some of the people who use this kitchen are private chefs, caterers, a gourmet dog treat business and a biscotti business.  I am definitely in good company!
I got to the kitchen very early and was able to bake in peace and quiet (it was still dark out, kinda eery!).  

One of the commercial convection ovens and my baking station-there is so much space!

Piping away!

Finished product, ready to be packaged!
Very happy about starting a new adventure (don't look to close at the hair-it was really early!)
I feel so blessed to have this chance to do something fun and creative.  While this is not my full-time job (my priority is always my family), this is definitely a great venture as a baker and business owner.  As always, if you are looking for some sweet treats for a party, birthday, wedding or a Saturday afternoon, give me a call and I will share my cupcakes!

Tip of the Blog:
If you are making cupcakes for a special occasion, but you don't need to use the entire batch at that time, you can freeze your cupcakes.  Let them cool to room temperature, then wrap them individually with plastic wrap and place in a Ziploc bag.  They will stay fresh for several months, just remove when ready to use and thaw, then frost.  You can freeze frosted cupcakes, just let them set in the freezer for about 30 minutes, then wrap in plastic wrap.  However, frosting with cream cheese, eggs or whipped cream should not be frozen.

My website is currently being created, but a temporary site is up.  For some basic information, check it out! 


  1. Yay! Congrats on the official start of your business:) Wish you the best of luck!

  2. So glad to have you part of our kitchen community!

  3. That is so exciting, Jess!

    Becki M