What's a Cupcake Coach?
Well, I've been coaching baseball since I was a teenager and got involved with my youngest brother's team. People have been calling me Coach Mike ever since. Next, I coached travel ball since my son was 4....he's now 17. Simply put, I love baseball and being a coach. So when I was coming up with my business name it seemed natural to go with Coach in the name.
Now for the cupcake part......I also began working in a bakery when I was 14 years old. I went in to help my friend finish his shift early so we could go to the beach and I worked there for 5 years straight! For those of you that have been around the area for a while that bakery was Tiffany's in the Altamonte Mall. I then spent 11 years with Bagel King working to build their wholesale pastry line. I love to bake and come up with new things that people like.
Since my son is no longer playing baseball I've suddenly got a lot of free time, so I decided to play around with some interesting cupcake flavors to take to my day job. It's only so long that you hear "wow, you should sell these" before you decide to take the plunge and see if everyone is right. So I've done just that.
We are currently up to about 20 flavors and 2 farmer's markets - at the moment (so much for the free time I had!). It's been such a great experience to share my passion for baking with customers new and repeat. I love the interaction with everyone.
Where do we go from here? Well stay tuned for the next level - which will incorporate more coaching into the business. I'm putting together some "how to" videos to help the home baker make their cupcakes even better. A real Cupcake Coach if you will.
In the meantime, I'd love it if you get a chance to come by the Sanford Farmer's Market and check out my cupcakes. You can call me for special orders, connect with me through Facebook, email me with special requests or things you'd like me to try, I look forward to meeting you.