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In baking "business" so to speak 
Jun. 22, 2010 7:05 am 
Updated: Jun. 22, 2010 5:09 pm
it's been a long time since my last post. i apologize. i went through a trying time and didnt feel like blogging. but thats another blog. i am in "business" so to speak. i have been baking for sometime now for friends and family members. they have always told me i should sell it because it tastes so good. well me being me i felt they were saying that because i took time to make what they wanted. so i started asking whoever i baked for what they would pay for something like "that" they all give me reasonable prices so i averaged the prices and came up with a sort of price guide. different loaves of bread are $3, frosted banana bars and pumpkin bars are $12.50 for big sheet pan full. i have made few things i never made before one of them being cheescakes. ihave made quite a few of them now and i seem to be doing pretty good at it. although following a recipe isnt really that hard lol.  and back to the breads. my dad asked me to make leek bread but he wanted to know if i could do it so there were no big chunks of leeks in it. so i made my usual bread and just added in some finely ground fresh leeks and lil more flour as needed because of the moisture from the leeks. WOW was this a big hit. i made some for a friend they had friends try it and they all loved it. so i think next year when the fresh wild leeks come back up i will be baking leek bread everyday. lol
  well its 10 am here in PA and kids waking up so i gotta go and supervise them cooking their own breakfast. the lil cooks are 7,8,10 then my 12 year old likes to bake and does a great job at that. now there is a 5 and a 15 year old the younge rof the two i wont let cook yet the 15 year old wont cook for herself  but all well. anyhow i have to go for today hopefully i will be posting everyday if not it'll be every other day. i will try to post pics too. i just wish it was easier like it is to post to facebook from my droid. push of the button and it uploads. with this site i gotta put pic on computer then hope it uploads from there. but i will post as i make stuff especially whatever looks good
  till next time happy baking ya'll
Jun. 22, 2010 9:03 am
How are you selling your baked goods? At a farmer's market or just word of mouth? I think your prices sound fair, especially for those that don't bake themselves.
Jun. 22, 2010 9:38 am
i sell them word of mouth and i always post pics on my facebook page. i always get "hollered at" for posting delicious pics and making everyone hungry. lol check out my facebook if youd like timothy pierce and i have same pic on there as here. just send me message first saying your from AR so i accept you.
Jun. 22, 2010 9:43 am
Wow your prices are very reasonable. An artisan bread around here is $6-$8 and that pan of banana bars would be in the $25 range. Don't sell yourself short.
Jun. 22, 2010 11:40 am
well thank you maybe i should raise my price just a lil then. i do pepperoni balls strombolis cinnamon bread(both batter and yeast) the peanut butter pie from here which i mak emy own "cool whip" with the heavy cream. i mka emy own crumb crusts too using anything from graham crackers to nilla waffers and even different girl scout cookies. i have so much fun baking and trying new things. kids like it too they get all the sweet treats lol. its been about a month sinc ei bought store bread. kids like mine especially since they bought me a food slicer for fathers day. i slice up the bread and they can get sandwiches anytime they want em. that way i dont have to slice it by hand for them lol. its been alot of fun.
Jun. 22, 2010 5:09 pm
Timmy, I was just on another blog and learned about CSA's.. community supported agriculture. In my area, there are people that provide breads and baked goods.. people pay for it. Could be an outlet for you? Maybe check to see if there are CSA's in your area and then contact them about including your baked goods.. nice to get paid for your work! Just make sure that you keep the joy in baking.. once you start earning $$ - it becomes a job.
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i am a 38 year old single father of six wonderful children. they range in age from 5 to 15. i love to cook and bake and cant figure out why everyone likes my food cause all i do is follow recipes. if you wanna chat find me at tspierce04 on yahoo or email me and if you feel inclined to send me samples of spices or hard to find spices or monetary donations you can make those through and send it to thank you ahead of time.
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