Jacqui’s Bake Shoppe is back people!! My unofficial break is over and I’m ready to start baking again. My time away from this side hustle was cute and all but to be quite honest with you I missed it. SO…I’m telling you that I am ready for some new amazing cakes and I’m ready to be challenged with all your fun ideas.
Where It All Began
Jacqui’s Bake Shoppe started when I was in high school as a little side job for me to make some money doing something I enjoyed. I loved the idea that one day I could own my own bakery. Facebook and local neighborhood websites helped me grow my business and get clients outside of my family and friends. Everyone around me was so supportive and encouraging with my work. It made me feel on top of the world and I really started to consider doing something like this for the rest of my life.
College came around and I looked at a million schools. Culinary schools, art schools and business schools. I fell in love with Schoolcraft College’s culinary school, but quickly realized that with everything else I had going on in life it wasn’t going to work. Dreams were crushed and I ended up going to another local university to study marketing.
School is a great thing, however, I don’t believe it’s really my thing. Granted, some things catch my attention, but most of the time I catch myself day dreaming about other things I’d rather be doing. A lot of times I think about what it’d be like if I did go to culinary school. What would I be learning? What would I be able to make? What skills I’d be acquiring to become a pastry chef? I think that would’ve been really cool, but who is to say a different path can’t pave the way for new opportunities and growth.
Unfortunately, college led to less time baking thus less time for Jacqui’s Bake Shoppe. I couldn’t take orders due to school work, and eventually the small business turned into something that seemed obsolete. I kind of dropped the idea of Jacqui’s Bake Shoppe and school became my full-time job. I still baked cakes for family birthdays and anytime a friend asked. They always loved my cakes and I always loved being able to make them when I could.
So many people encouraged me to keep up with the business, but I couldn’t manage to make it work.
Nonetheless, every time I made a post about a new cake I’d receive messages saying I should really consider starting it up again. I debated for a year, whether I’d have time and whether or not I’d be able to give it my full effort. I finally decided I needed to do what I love. So Jacqui’s Bake Shoppe is back!
I revamped my logo, started posting on my Insta page (go follow @jacquisbakeshoppe) and can’t wait to take on some orders. My latest and greatest is my unicorn cake that I made for a birthday. I am just in love with it and truly surprised that I was able to make something like that. These cakes make me so happy and I’m so excited to bring the business back;)
See ya later!
Jacqui M. Green