Friday, March 11, 2011

Getting Ready for Market Trials

I have talked about the Atlanta Underground market in the past. The first market was held at the end of February and was a great success. This time around, Michaela is holding an audition to determine the best vendors for the market at the end of March. And that trial is tomorrow. I have been thinking about it since the announcement was made just after the last market. And getting excited about it!

Of course I will be bringing a variety of cake truffles. Those would be my first preference to sell, but to be honest, I would love to sell just about anything at the market. It would be an exhilarating experience and the opportunity to serve a large crowd my treats would be out of this world. I have a few that I kept from selling truffles yesterday and I just need to make a few more to give them a good variety at the trial tomorrow.

My second concept revolves around the pancake puffs, which are working wonderfully now. They would be a lot more work at the time of the market since I would need to reheat everything and serve it all, rather than prepackaging my cake truffles, but not anything that I couldn't handle. I have two varieties that I made yesterday. Each batch made a lot more than I would need for the trial, so the left overs came with me to work today for a reception we are having this afternoon to celebrate my friend's PhD defense. It will be a great way to see how well I can heat up a lot at a time and the best way to serve them. Hopefully I can get some good feedback today since there is still time to change anything that needs to be changed before tomorrow.

I could also bring my s'mores concept (more on that in the next post), but I haven't decided. I brought them for the reception this afternoon as well. It will all depend on the feedback I get today. The original concept was aimed for applying to the Lilburn farmers market, where there would be more families. The Atlanta underground market seems to attract more of a college-aged demographic. But who knows, maybe the people here will rave over the idea and my thought that it wouldn't attract as many people my age would be wrong. We shall wait and see this afternoon.

I did have a fourth concept in mind, but I haven't had a chance to test it out yet. That will depend on what time I get up in the morning tomorrow. Either I will get up super early from excitement or I will crash out and sleep later than usual because of how hectic this week has been.

I'll be sure to update on how the reception and the vendor trials go as soon as I can.

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