With the terrible pandemic, the world is challenged with and so many people being affected by losing their jobs, more and more South Africans need to find alternative ways to earn an income. Home cooking, especially baking bread, cakes and cupcakes, is very fashionable right now. This is thanks to celebrity chefs and cooking programmes promoting home cooking on television.  People will pay good money for high-quality baking, especially in your circle of friends, start a home baking business today!

The beautiful thing about earning by baking is that it’s straightforward, flexible and enjoyable. It isn’t something that you necessarily have to do on a regular basis if you don’t want to. But if you’re ever short on cash, the option is there. All you’ll really need is a few good recipes and a reasonable idea of what people want to buy. A great tip will be to set yourself up with an online ordering system to ensure you manage your cash flow, especially at startup. This way you can promote your business and only bake on demand. When marketing your products, consider different social media platforms or even approaching your local stores.

Products to consider as a start-up

  • Cakes and cupcakes
  • Cookies
  • Brownies and bars
  • Pies
  • Muffins
  • Breads
  • Pastries

Pros of a Home-Based Baking Business

  • Do what you love, assuming you love baking.
  • Creative expression. Perhaps you put a unique twist on your baked goods.
  • Easy to start. You already have a kitchen and knowledge of cooking.
  • There’s always a market for yummy baked goods.
  • Can sell locally and/or online, depending on your baked good’s ability to be delivered or shipped.

Cons of a Home-Based Baking Business

  • You only earn money when you sell baked items, which means you can spend a great deal of time cooking in order to create enough goods to sell to meet your income goals.
  • While your family may love your cooking, your customers may not.
  • Competition might be tough and you’ll need to know how to stand out in the crowd.
  • If you are successful, it’s likely that you’ll outgrow your home kitchen.

CaterWize can supply you with the baking equipment required to get your home baking business off the ground. If you would like to find out more on how CaterWize can set you up, speak to CaterWize today to find out more about our products and services we can offer you.