Aside from bouquets and anything in the colour red, cakes, chocolates, cookies and other creative sweet treats, and pastries are some of the most in-demand products during Valentine’s day. No wonder why bakers become twice, thrice, and even ten times busier on Valentine’s day.
The truth is, bakers might have been receiving inquiries or order reservations a couple of weeks before February 14, which shows that bakers are indeed busy bees. But, one thing’s for sure, every order and inquiry makes them feel more motivated and passionate to pour their hearts out in baking. It’s because baking is more than a skill for them – it’s their passion.
Fast forward to the topic, whether you’re a baker, wants to be in the shoes of a busy baker even just by reading this article or you know someone who bakes round-the-clock, then you chose the perfect piece to read. Here, you’ll learn and see some of the tips for bakers to survive a busy Valentine’s day that’s indeed full of orders and inquiries. So, look no further and find out.
1. Stock the pantry with the essential or staple baking ingredients a couple of weeks or days before Valentine’s day.
From multiple orders to single orders, a baker’s orders checklist is for sure jam-packed or fully-booked. That’s why bakers should start stocking their pantries with the essential or staple baking ingredients a couple of weeks or days before February 14.
This tip is a lifesaver for most novice bakers in the baking industry. Of course, as a newbie in the baking business industry, you wouldn’t want to see your kitchen and pantry run out of the staple baking ingredients. Or else, you won’t make it to meet the scheduled orders for Valentine’s day.
You might also want to check this one: 5 Tips Every Novice Baker Should Know – ‘Coz Baking Isn’t a Piece of Cake.
2. Clean up, organise, and ready the baking supplies
As a baker, it’s always advisable to clean up, organise, and ready your baking supplies for another day of baking or cooking. Most especially if you’re also full of orders before Valentine’s day, cleaning your baking supplies before the big event might reduce the hassle feeling on your busy days ahead.
Organing the baking supplies will prevent the incidences of misplacing them or looking for them when you need them anytime. But remember that it’s not only the baking supplies that should stay organised and clean but also the baking zone or the baking area.
Surviving a full-booked Valentine’s day will be more manageable if a baker stays focused and organised from the baking area, baking time, baking ingredients, and baking supplies.
3. Review the overall orders and get them ready for the busy day
Aside from the baking zone and baking supplies, the orders checklist’s needs some organisation too. Reviewing and organising your orders checklist may help you manage your baking time and delivery time.
If you carefully reviewed and organised the orders checklist and other order reminders for Valentine’s day, you’ll refrain from missing out some orders. Of course, no matter how busy Valentine’s day for you as a baker, you must still not forget that focus, dedication, and an addition of little organisation are some of the best keys to survive any busy baking days.
4. Home-based baker? Then ask for a helping hand from family and friends.
Some bakers already have staff to help them survive every Valentine’s day or any other busy days. But, it’s quite different in the case of home-based bakers who mostly started venturing the baking industry not a long time ago.
So, if you’re a home-based baker and got lots of orders for Valentine’s day, you might want to ask for a helping hand from your family and friends. Some of them might assist you in the kitchen, help you through the deliveries or some may answer more inquiries.
5. Call it a day by giving yourself and the whole crew a well-deserved Valentine’s day treat!
Of course, bakers deserve sweet treats too! So, after a busy Valentine’s day, call it a day and give yourself, as well as the rest of the crew a well-deserved taste of success by treating everyone with a sweet Valentine’s day treat.
Congratulate everyone for surviving another jam-packed and busy Valentine’s day together. Or, after sending over the sweet orders, why not go to your own Valentine’s day date after, right?
I Will Survive! A Busy Baker’s Guide on Valentine’s day
Bakers are indeed passionate about what they’re doing. Imagine, while everyone’s busy meeting and surprising their special someone, bakers are busy baking round-the-clock only to deliver the best and sweetest Valentine’s day gifts for their customers.
So, whether you’re a professional baker or a beginner, know that you’re appreciated and loved too! Don’t forget to consider these tips to survive a bustling Valentine’s day, okay?
Here’s another worth-reading article for bakers or aspiring bakers like you: Bad Baking Habits: Top 5 Usual Mistakes Some Bakers Might be Doing While Baking.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kath Ramirez took up journalism as her Bachelor’s Degree with Bachelor of library and information science on the side and now writes for Mauri, an Australian-based baking supplies and baking ingredients provider. After a busy working week, you’ll either see her binge-watch on Netflix, cuddling with her fur babies, bonding with her family or devouring her mom and sisters’ homemade goodies.