Baking up a storm

Posted on June 6, 2008
Filed Under Tidbits

Now I want to open a bakery again. This happens every year. I bake a bunch of stuff for a bake sale and love it so much that I dream of opening a bakery. I could bake to my heart’s content. And people would come and pay me for doing it. But I don’t want to be that tied down and another major thing is I’m not sure exactly how bakeries make money! Must be the mass production and the wholesale ingredients.

I figured up my time and ingredient costs and if everything would sell that I baked, I would’ve made less than $4/hr. Yeah, my bakery would be a place of voluntary service and a non-profit organization. When I figured that up, it wasn’t figuring in heating, air conditioning, electricity, rent for the building, advertizing, appliances, or anything besides the labor and ingredients. Another thing that would help at a bakery is that it’s done every day… for example, I made 10 pie crusts (5 double crust pies) and by the 6th crust, it was going much faster than the first crust did!

So, yeah, I contribute to the bake sale because I love to, not to make a bunch of money. I’m kicking myself for not taking a picture of everything all sitting on the counter ready to go. Maybe I didn’t think of it because it wasn’t all sitting on the same counter ready to go all at the same time. But, I did the same 4 things as I did last year (monster cookies, apple pies, rice crispy roll, and fudge), so the picture would’ve looked about the same as last year’s picture. Here’s last year’s post.

I did get a couple pictures of the pie operation…

This first one was taken sometime between 5:30 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. this morning. I was going to do a self-timer picture and be dutifully peeling apples, but then I thought about it that I was in my pjs, so I just stayed behind the camera instead.

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Here are the pies in the oven, almost ready to come out.
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See ya later. If you need me, you’ll find me in the kitchen eating monster cookies…

Comments

4 Responses to “Baking up a storm”

  1. Jessica on June 6th, 2008 3:33 pm

    You would waste time eating monster cookies when there are things like fudge and apple pie and rice krispie anything lying about??? You are just crazier than I thought.
    I was hoping to see some cute pj’s. I am fixin to sew some and need some inspiration…

  2. Judi on June 6th, 2008 4:43 pm

    Most of the things I love to do I wouldn’t make any money for either. Maybe that’s why it isn’t a “job”. If we’re having fun or enjoying it then we can’t get paid. That’s just the way it is lol

  3. Liz on June 6th, 2008 7:32 pm

    Jessica, you obviously have never had Kay’s Monster Cookies (and yeah, that should be capitalized cause they are so good). Those were the only things I ate today of the things she bought. I wouldn’t have minded trying the pie, but I didn’t feel like buying a whole pie. But her Monster Cookies by far top fudge and rice crispie rolls. I haven’t tried her fudge recently though, but I think I would still rather have a cookie.

  4. fran’s kitchen on June 6th, 2008 7:43 pm

    Your apple pies look fantastic. They look too good to eat.
    I grew up working in my parents bakery and it was fun. I have lots of good memories (and some bad ones) working with my sisters in the bakery. Now that I am married and don’t work there anymore, it sounds even more fun. I have done my own little personal bake sales and they are a blast. It just gets in your blood and its addictive.
    I hope your sale went well.