By Tania, Feb 17 2017 11:58AM
I thought it was about time I got my act together and wrote my first blog of the new year. And what a great way to kick it off by telling you a bit about why I started Blissful Baking.
Some of you may see my occasional posts on facebook, twitter or instagram of various creations. Yes they may look pretty at a glance, you may like it or just ignore it. But digging behind the scenes of that photo, why did I start a business like this?
My actual work background is in the corporate world of Project Management. Back in 2014 I was travelling one and a half hours each way to the client I was working for and getting particularly annoyed with not only the travel time but also the job in general.
One day while waiting for my connecting train at that all famous station called Clapham Junction, I was caught in a crowd surge. It was actually one of my most scary moments… other than when I was being chased by a mob of Indian men from a wedding procession in Jaipur (but that’s another story). Anyway, I clung to my handbag and shoes as I was pushed onboard a train, crammed in with all the other sardines and trying desperately to keep standing upright and not be trampled. That was my final moment, I was not going to put up with these train journeys any more.
Not long after that moment my husband and I found out we were going to have a baby… so another great reason to change my profession into something a lot more flexible.
Hence began the Blissful Baking journey….
The name Blissful Baking came to be because baking was always a way I could escape to after a particularly stressful day.. therefore ‘blissful’.
So I started in a tiny flat kitchen in Kingston Upon Thames back in 2014 and I continue to run my business now from a much larger kitchen in Kingswood in 2017. It’s not easy juggling life as a mum, wife and business owner but I wouldn’t change it for the world. My business enables me to create cakes for special occasions and the best part for me is seeing my clients reactions. It is their (your) feedback that drives me to continue. It also gives me the flexibility to spend precious time with my little boy Max who is now 2.. my how time flies.
So the Blissful Baking journey continues...until next time….