I'm in the process of starting my own cupcake retail/mail order business. I'm currently a stay at home mom.
I've found a great little storefront here in Hoboken that is 400 sq feet. Not huge I know but I figure since I'm going to attempt to do mostly mail order it's a good place to start.
While I have huge dreams and plans for my business, I'm aware that I have to start small. Because my space is so limited, I need to find an oven that will bake the cupcakes (I've only ever used the oven in my kitchen and know almost nothing about serious grownup bakery equipment.) and doesn't eat up a ton of room.
The goal of my shop is not to crank out mass quantities of cupcakes but rather as an order comes in, bake it and ship it same day.
I'm thinking that to start I can get away with a standard kitchenaid mixer.
I know I can do this, I really want to try but having no experience other than baking in my own kitchen, I'm feeling a little bit overwhelmed. Any advice or tips would be greatly appreciated.