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Home Baking for Profit Paperback – March 12, 2011
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About the Author
Mimi Shotland Fix, author of Start & Run a Home-Based Food Business began a licensed home kitchen business in 1979. She has since owned and operated several successful retail bakeries, worked as head baker and pastry chef for multiple restaurants, was featured in Cooking Light magazine, developed products for corporate food companies, and tested ovens for a major appliance company. Later she returned to school for an MA in writing and food studies. She owns a culinary consulting firm, teaches hands-on baking classes, and teaches business in several local colleges and the Culinary Institute. Her third book, The (Faux) Pastry Chef: How I Found My Baking Fix is now available in paperback and on Kindle. Visit her at BakingFix.com.
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I guess the biggest surprise to me was how fascinating the book was. It was like taking a course in both marketing and customer service. There were guidelines about kitchen cleanliness and food safety. There were tips to streamline production. There were pointers on gift baskets. There was a chapter on organizing fundraisers and bake sales. I found the book succinct and to the point but loaded with info.
In short, I loved the book so much,that I bought Mimi Fix's first book "Start and Run a Home Based Food Business". I loved that book too even though I have no intention of starting a food business.
Clarification: Although the recipes are for home baking for profit, the recipes in this book are scaled down for use in the home kitchen. For example, Cranberry Apple Bars yield an 8"x8" pan and country health muffins yield 18-24 muffins. Mimi encourages you to double the recipes if your production area can handle it, and you are satisfied with the end product when the recipe is doubled, just to be efficient. She also makes it clear that you should only multiply a recipe if you can use it or sell it all before the finished product gets old or stale, after all, she admonishes, a lousy product can ruin one's reputation!
The first sections of the book are incredibly useful. She goes over ingredients, equipment, baking basics, and recipe/product development with many practical ideas. The thing I like best about these sections is that she encourages you to use WHAT YOU HAVE on hand rather than invest a lot of money in fancy equipment and kitchen remodeling. She reassures you that you CAN do this. It is possible to start off small, concentrating on just a few, perfected recipes and start earning money.
I love the Production tips section. She shows you how to scale up and streamline your baking.This section alone is well worth the price of the book (which is very reasonable I may add).
The bulk of the book are the recipes themselves, and what a fantastic variety. There are all of the basics you would want like brownies, chocolate chip cookies, sugar cookies etc. along with a mouth-watering array of other treats. I particularly like the muffin and coffee cake sections. There are so many delicious sounding recipes I don't know where to start first!
This book along with the Home-Based Baking Business book are must-haves for anymore seriously considering starting a home baking business. Buy them. You won't be disappointed.
Baking is an art and a science and selling it is a completely different expertise. Mimi is an unusual blend of someone who knows both well.
Her recipes are wonderful and worth the price of the book alone!
Enjoy this book and please pick up her Start and Run a Home-based Baking Business