April 21, 2009

“There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction” - Winston Churchill

Summer Grace Baby Cakes
has certainly been a labor of love. I have always wanted to have my own business, and love to find outlets for creativity. I came up with the concept and ran with it. I learned a lot in the process. I am pleased with the website I created, and am proud of myself for following through and doing it. It was a success and so worth it.

With that said... I will be closing down the site in a week or so. While it has been fun, I don't think it's the right path for me. The cakes are so expensive to put together that I barely make my money back when they are sold. Plus, they don't sell as fast as I was hoping. I've got quite a few just sitting in my basement.

I know that starting your own business is not easy, and things take time, but even with that in mind, I feel that it's time to try something else. Like my mom said earlier, the things that I learned throughout this process are invaluable and may be the very things that help me achieve something great some day.

I am currently selling all my cakes that have already been made for $25 each in a closeout sale. If you need a baby shower gift, go grab one. If you see one that you like but want more added to it or something changed, let me know.

This door may be closing, but at some point in the near future I will be doing something else. I have some ideas rolling around in my head, so we will see what happens!

For now, I'm going to concentrate on my blog. It's going to be getting a makeover, a new name, and its own domain in the next week or two. While the content will mostly remain the same (kids, kids, pets, husband, house, kids) I will also be writing about other things that I feel strongly about or want to share.

Anyway, I just wanted to share all that with you guys, and thank you for supporting me in my diaper cake venture. Everyone who put the Summer Grace button on your blogs, I really appreciate it! Stick around and enjoy the changes to come. Have a great night!


clauren said...

Wow those are cute! Wish I knew someone who was going to have a shower. Can't wait to see the changes hugs, Cass

EmilytheCreative said...

Can't wait to see the changes!

Missie said...

Starting your own business is very, very hard. It takes a few years before you really make a profit. I wish you luck in your next adventure!

Susie said...

Sorry to see you quit. You were so excited about it. I am looking forward to the changes though.

carolinagirl said...

I can't wait for your new site!!! I am sorry about the diaper cake venture, but I completely understand!!! Good Luck and thanks for your sweet words tonight!

Bridgett said...

I'm really sorry to hear this, Steph. :(

I certainly understand though. And wow! Your own domain name! Woot! Woot!

Can't wait.


Leslie said...

Aww hun im sorry you had to stop your business hun :( What a shame. It was a beautiful site and my gosh adorable cakes you made. You
did such an awesome job with them. Your put your all it making them and the business. Im just sorry it didnt work out. But you gave it a good try girl thats what counts. It sounds like too you have great ideas for other future projects your thinking of. I bet it will be great. Wow so a new blog soon, domain, look, everything. Thats awesome hun. Im excited for that. i bet it will be awesome. I cant wait to see ;) Take care hun, ttys

Tiffany said...

Not really sure what exactly that entails having your own domain name, but good luck and looking fwd to the changes. Sorry to see your diaper cake business being closed.

Julie said...

You are SO talented! The cakes are adorable (the frog is my favorite)! I know that you will find another outlet for your creativity & will be a great success!

Ms.Emily said...

you will find your "thing" soon enough steph! its hard to start something up at first...you have to get word of mouth and the economy dosent help start it either




Emily said...

Love the cakes.. they are darling... makes me want to buy one just for myself!! would that be bad I wonder??
U are very talented.. cant wait to see what life has in store for your future:)

JC said...

sorry the business didn't work out, but you tried. hope you and the family are doing good. Can't wait to see the new blog!


ModernMom said...

Your cakes and site are both beautiful! Starting a new bus is so hard. Good luck in all you do!

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