An Unexpected Breakthrough For French Pastry On Demand

by Sylviane Nuccio on January 10, 2014

in France Travel

You may have noticed that at times I share pictures of my food on this blog as well as Facebook, especially pastries, and maybe you’ve been wondering how in the world I’d be making all that just for me.

Well, it’s because I wasn’t … making it just for me, that is.

I have started to make homemade French cookies, cakes and other delicacies for local businesses, and now the demand is growing.

This all started when a friend of mine decided to bring some of my homemade pastries to his office for some of his coworkers to taste.  They were delighted and thought that I was making them for office parties.

I know that some people who have tasted my pastries have told me several times that I should be doing business with this, but it never really rang home before, and frankly as busy as I am, how could I find the time? But, I know of one way to find more time, though, and this might be a way. But also, because anyone could find this blog post and read it, I’m not going to say more.

 I Couldn’t Pass This Business Opportunity any Longer

It seems that America loves French pastry, and when they know that it’s homemade, all the better. Now it seems that some local offices here in town, in Raleigh, NC are interested in buying my fresh homemade pastries for their courtesy breakfasts, special luncheons and other offices and corporation’s parties.

Being into personal development as well, I certainly have to apply to myself what I teach others, which is not only ask for what you want, but being on the alert when opportunities arise.

At times, the opportunity is NOT what you expect.  Sometimes it can be something completely different, and it can be a mean to an end in order to bring you what you’re asking for.

So, at a slow pace, I decided that I’ll try to see if other businesses would be interested in ordering my French pastries. Many people have told me that they would. So, will see.

A New Order Page

I created a new order page. I may tweak and modify it as time goes on, but for now, it will do.

I will be linking this page to promotion emails that I going to be sending out to local offices around town and the neighboring towns as well.

Now this page is not intended to serve people out of my area (for now anyway) but I won’t say never. In time you never know what can happen.  But I don’t intend to do this full time, so as far as I know this is going to server Raleigh-Durham – Chapel Hill area, also known as the Triangle, here in North Carolina. I am also going to order flyers that are still in the making.

For now, I created a SlideShare show for my order page… as well as a custom order form that you can find on the order page here.

So that’s that for now. I will keep you updated how things go from time to time through this blog.

I hope you enjoyed this…. Please, leave your comments and thoughts down bellow…

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Carol Lynn
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January 10, 2014 at 7:28 pm

Sylviane, you’re killing me!!! I love all your recipes but what I would love even more is for you to cook them for me! If you ever decide to ship your pastries I will be the first on the list to buy them. I can imagine they are delicious. You tempt me every time you write about one. I’m so happy to hear about this new opportunity. It sounds like a lot of fun (and I know you, somehow you will fit it in your schedule). I hope it’s a great success and that you really enjoy doing it. In the meantime I will sit here and be jealous of all those lucky people living in North Carolina :)
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Sylviane Nuccio
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January 11, 2014 at 1:41 pm

Hi Carol,

Well, I truly appreciate that you seem to love my pastries, and I’m sorry you’re not closer to here.

I feel that people might not want to pay the extra fee for shipping, especially food shipping that would involve extra procedures which frankly I haven’t even investigated yet. But as I said, you never know.

I have other stronger passions in life, but if this was going to go above and beyond my expectations, then I don’t know what could happen.

If you have any acquaintances or clients in my area, l, please, let them know about this :)

Thanks for coming, and have a fantastic weekend.
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Sherryl Perry January 11, 2014 at 12:35 am

Sylviane,
This is wonderful that you’re following your passion and you’re starting to make money selling your French pastries. They look wonderful and presentation can be as important as taste. Best of luck with your new venture! I have a feeling it’s going to be a success for you.

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Sylviane Nuccio
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January 11, 2014 at 1:45 pm

Hi Sherry,

Thank you so much for your encouragements.

Baking is more like a hobby and something that relaxes me at times when I need to get away from the computer.

So at this time my intention is to make some good extra pocket money for other things I want to do, but I as said just above, we never know. Sometimes things happen where you expect it the least.

Thank you so much for coming, Sherry. I really appreciate it.
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Lisa
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January 11, 2014 at 8:43 pm

Wow, that is so cool Sylviane, taking 2 things you love and putting them into one business. I love it. Funny I’ve been cooking all day and blogging while it’s in the oven. NO plans to start a business though :) I used to love making cookies though and still do but not enough to do daily.
I love your Slideshare too! Best wishes on this venture Sylviane!
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Sylviane Nuccio
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January 11, 2014 at 10:14 pm

Hi Lisa,

Thank you for dropping by. Well, I don’t intend to make this my full fledged biz, but we’ll see what happens.

I also have big projects with my coaching biz which is where the true passion is :)

Thank you for your encouragement, and have a wonderful weekend.
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Donna Merrill
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January 13, 2014 at 2:53 am

OMG Sylviane!

When opportunity knocks, we must open the door. How wonderful! Sometimes we never know where things lead and this looks like a great opportunity for you.

Instead of staring at the screen all the time writing, there is some diversion. Nothing like doing things that you love! Now you are a true entrepreneur! One that has her hands in many different streams of income.

I’m loving this!

-Donna
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Sylviane Nuccio
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January 14, 2014 at 2:34 am

Hi Donna,

Yes, someone told me that recently, that I was a true entrepreneur, but now I need to money to show for it :)

I’m glad you came by. Thanks for your visit :)
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Sue Price
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January 13, 2014 at 5:20 am

Hi Sylviane

Good on you are all the very best with it. I am like Carol and would love it if you were shipping except Australia is a bit far LOL.

We have yet another French bakery open near us. It is called French Sin :-) It opened right after Christmas and I am still to try it but I have heard it is great.

I can see 2014 is going to be a very busy year for you.

Sue
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Sylviane Nuccio
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January 14, 2014 at 2:30 am

Hi Sue,

Long time no see and nice seeing you.

Yes, that would be a bit far to ship this in Australia, wouldn’t it? Wow, that great that you have a French bakery nearby. There are a couple around here too. One I’ve only heard of and the other one is not great.

Yes, I hope that 2014 will be very busy for me in a good way.
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Jeremy Norton January 14, 2014 at 3:39 am

Congratulations with your pastry business. The foods you post here are indeed really appetizing to look at so I wouldn’t wonder that everyone loves those.
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Sylviane Nuccio
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January 15, 2014 at 10:10 am

Thanks Jeremy,

I’m glad you find them appetizing, because they are really good too.

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