Hello there, really need to try and keep these up. Since our last blog a lot has happened, we got some positive feed back from potential Customers at the food showcase in the Culloden a couple of weeks ago. Also getting our Christmas offers out in the shops, mince pies, cakes, puddings and the like. Then also had a meeting with Micheal at Code Fixer who helps businesses with their websites. It’s all very complicated, and all about algorithms, Google ad words, broken links, and site traffic, bit different to my normal job of making & baking bread & buns. We had a great meeting on how to best promote the new website, and so there will be a bit of work on that in the new year. Now I just have to plan this Year’s Black Friday event and any wee nice things to make in the shop for the Christmas Tree light switch on this Saturday 30th November. I should be feeling more festive than I am, but will be sure to keep the Bakery Elves hard at it, those mince pies won’t make themselves! https://www.codefixer.com/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=GMB
Quick update, on Wednesday 13th of November, we were invited by Food NI and Invest NI, to showcase at the NI food Supplier showcase in the Culloden. Quite the learning curve, but brilliant at the same time. Also made some quick posters as I was running out of time to get proper things prepared with our Graphic designers. Then I realised I needed some info as to what you can make with the single bag, they aren’t just limited to the recipe I have on the bag. So what follows is a series of pictures with various ideas, from 1 bag. Recipes will follow, but just in the meantime this might give you some inspiration. Happy baking, James.
7th Nov 2019
They let me out today! Every once in a while, our suppliers like to promote their range. Really important, as it gives us bakers inspiration, and different ideas with current products. Very easy to get stuck in a rut, making the same stuff over and over. Also is good to refresh your brain with the current trends, definitely convenience and snack to go are big sellers. Great also to chat to other bakery owners, so we can all grumble about the same problems!
Today I was invited to Bakels Ireland, close to Tayto Park, by technical sales rep, Martin and joined by Caffreys Bakery from Ardee. Have to say, despite the rain, I had a great visit, and have come away with some ideas, that I will try out in the bakery. Earl grey cake anyone? Sounds a bit bonkers, but was absolutely amazing.