Cooking can definitely be an art. But would you consider it a craft? Probably depends on what your idea of a craft is. Shall we explore one of my favorite websites of all time (Dictionary.com)? A craft is an art, trade, or occupation requiring special skill,especially manual skill. By that definition, cooking TOTALLY fits into the realm of crafts.
Having covered that issue, what are a few things that you can make and sell? Apart from the obvious (cakes, cookies, pies), let’s do some brainstorming.
- Gift packages – jars that have all the dry ingredients
- Cake decorations
- Tutorials and directions – for decorating cookies, cakes, cupcakes
- Pie fillings
- Anything homemade would sell pretty easily I would think
- Wedding favors
- Jams, Jellies, Preservatives
Marketing and Advertising for food items is going to be really easy. People love food. Not only is food necessary but in today’s world of abundance and plenty, food surrounds everything that we do (just check out my other post about foody crafts: https://familybugs.wordpress.com/2012/07/21/super-saturday-selections-food/). Really appeal to the senses, play-up the smells, the tastes, the textures, the little things that are going to drive people to your business. If you use whole foods let your customers know. It really shouldn’t be difficult at all to market or advertise food!
10 Blogging Ideas
- Let the ingredients of your food talk to each other. Play out a dialogue.
- Describe your process of creating.
- Where do you get your inspiration?
- Release a similar recipe to what you create.
- Talk about how you first got started in selling food.
- When did you first realize your potential to cook?
- How do you keep the ingredients? Some people put peanut butter in the refrigerator, or flour in the freezer. Where do you keep yours?
- Do you like to eat what you make? You know, most people who work at McDonalds can’t eat there as well. So, can you eat what you create?
- Where do you get your materials? Do you shop at wal-mart, or a specialty shop?
- What do you know about how your ingredients are made?
- BONUS: Pick one of your products and do the caloric calculations. Figure out what the raw, base foods are mixed together to create your masterpiece.
I’m sure that if you are really interested in selling food related products you can brainstorm even more ways to sell it, and hopefully, these blog topics can also get you started in blogging about it too! There are at least a dozen different directions that you could take each idea. As always, have fun with it! I would certainly love to hear about any selling or blogging that you do on the subject of food!!
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