This year wraps up my fourth full year in business, making 2018 year five-how has it been five years already?? Each year brings bigger and better things, new customers, new challenges, and hopefully continued growth. A few new things that happened or occurred in 2017 include:
-Selling product at Cobblestone Coffee House
-Selling product at Home Grown Pizza
-Doing baked goods for some large companies on more than one occasion
-Adding a side business to the bakery (Lipsense- can find it here on the Steph's Cupcake Kisses page)
-First ever Steph's Sweet Treats customer appreciation day. The next one is already scheduled and I'm working on making it bigger and better in 2018.
-Reaching the biggest wedding number yet....40 this year!
In the last four years I have met so many great people and have been truly shocked, grateful and amazed by the support of this community. I never imagined my little dream would take off like it has....packing 1000+ cupcakes into my tiny space, triple wedding weekends, 700 Christmas cookies at once....who would have thought? Surely not me. And how has this business grown-you guys. For the most part, I don't advertise. This growth has come from word of mouth, a great community, and social media. Shop small....shop local...send your friends. This is what I rely on each and every day to keep this business going and support my family.
I'm going to work on adding a few new cupcake flavors (because 175+ just isn't enough), a few specialty predesign cakes, and getting people in the doors for open days. I'm only one person....and yes I plan on keeping it that way (I'll do a blog post on my reasoning why soon), so THANK YOU all for your continued support while I have adjusted my work load, pick up times, etc with having a family. You will never know how much I appreciate each every order.