Are you a great baker? Are you a person you can follow cooking instructions well? Well if you said 'yes' to either or both, you can start making a very good living baking from home
Get Your Recipes Together:
Get your old recipes out or select some new ones that you really love. You need to have 5-10 base recipes. Maybe a couple good pies, a couple good cakes, some famous cookies, etc.
Try Them Out:
Get together as many family and friends as possible to try your recipes, just because you like them doesn't mean that they will appeal to most people.
Ask your family and friends to give you feedback on taste and presentation.
Get together your most popular recipes; those are the ones you'll want to start your new business with.
Write down every ingredient and exactly how much you use of each ingredient. You need to know exactly how much each cookie, cupcake, or pie costs to make and that includes any foil, saran wrap, or cooking spray used to make them.
Pound the Pavement:
In order to sell your goods you must create the demand. Tell everyone you know that you are now selling your baked goods and you will cater any type of party, luncheon, or get together.
Find small mom and pop restaurants. Often these restaurants are on a tiny budget and limited staff and can't offer as many items as they would like. So you can offer them your pies to sell to their customers.
Small grocers and corner stores are also a good place to sell your products. You can sell fresh brownies next to the register.
In order to sell in establishments like small grocers and restaurants you need to come up with a business arrangement. Either you leave the goods with them on consignment, or they can buy them in bulk. When you're first starting out, consignment might be the best way to go. You visit the store each day to bring in more fresh goods and take back the goods that didn't sell.