Taking the leap...back to school!

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by vfem, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

    Aug 4, 2008
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    I've been running a small baking business from home. However, I am limited with space, and my abilites are stuck in the "what I learned on my own and from grandma" phase.

    So I contacted the community college I graduated from in 2004 (Internet technology degree with certification in Photoshop for digital graphics) and I am now taking a pastry course. I should learn artisian chocolate making, wedding cake decoration, truffles, competition pastries, petits fours and the big kicker.... show piece sugar decor!!! WHOOOHOOOO!!!

    I know some of you have had my biscotti or cream cheese cookie poppers. Its a good business, and its quite fun... but I want a bakery of my own with a coffee corner and where I can have bakery competitions locally. Its just something I would find to be fun and fufilling!

    I just needed to share this info as I've been online and on the phone with the school today. They are going to call me back about squeezing me in... and whether I can swing more finacial aid to go back. I'm still kinda paying on my previous loans. NOT cheap!

    Here's the link to the classes:

  2. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

    Jul 7, 2007
    Middle TN
    Whoohoo! Go you! That's exciting!
  3. Picky Chicky

    Picky Chicky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 22, 2008
    Holly Grove, VA

    My personal favorite is red velvet cake!

    I just spent a boat load ($150) on our local bakery doing up a fancy-schmancy two tiered baby cake that looks like a wanna be wedding cake. Sounds like a lucrative business! [​IMG]
  4. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

    Aug 4, 2008
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    I hope it is! Most of all I think its fun. I know I spent $350 on a small wedding cake. Funny part is, I drew it up and designed it... they were very happy to see it was just assembly only! LOL [​IMG]
  5. newchickenfamily

    newchickenfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] That's awesome! I went back to school 2 years ago and am taking Horticulture classes. I enjoy it immensely. Made new friends, get to go on field trips, etc.... I hope everything works out for you!
  6. tryingtohaveitall

    tryingtohaveitall Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Ohio
    That's awesome and sounds like a very fun career! WTG!

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