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Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair

Yesterday I participated in my first holiday fair.  It was the VCSC Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair in Vilseck, Germany on the military base.  I spent weeks preparing and the 4 days prior, I shopped and baked like a crazy person.

23 dozen cucpakes

4 handmade cupcake stands

25 packages of handmade cupcake wrappers

It was a hot mess of baking and crafting supplies in my house.  But… I did it!  I set off yesterday morning for the venue and set up my table with my handmade awesomeness and delicious cupcakes.

The fair began at 10am and we started selling quick!  By 11am we had sold at least  1/3 of our cupcakes and sales continued steadily until 2:15pm when we sold out!  The fair wasn’t over until 4pm, so we were out of there early!

I heard later that people came after we left looking for cupcakes… I’m sorry we sold out!! Next year, we’ll make MORE!

I cupcakes I had on hand were:

Orange Candy Corn
Sweet Strawberry
White Chocolate Peppermint (topped with Hershey Kiss, Andes Mint, candy cane or a snowman Peep)
Cookies n’ Creme
Chocolate Peanut Butter
Pumpkin Latte

Click on the pictures below to see all the fabulous cupcakes from the day!

I seriously had a ton of fun at the fair.  I was able to meet so many of the other crafters in the community as well as meet some new people and make some great connections!  It was a great opportunity to get my name and brand out there!

I need to send a very special thank you to my husband and daughter who helped me so much getting ready for this big event!  They both stepped up and did dishes, loaded the car, helped set up and were just amazing!  I truly appreciate everything they did for me and how much they helped make this a huge success!

And THANK YOU to everyone who bought cupcakes.  I can not thank you enough for your support!  So many of you have already helped spread the word about my cupcakes and have increased my sales so much!  THANK YOU!

Like I said, next year… we bring 300+ cupcakes!

Rachel Burch

Monday 7th of November 2011

I love your stuff! You're so crafty and every recipe I get from here is absolutely delicious. If only I knew how to market like you :) Good luck! And congrats on such a successful fair!


Monday 7th of November 2011

Market? What do you mean? My cupcakes speak for themselves!! (PS, Facebook and Twitter help too!) and THANK YOU!


Monday 7th of November 2011

Wow, that is a lot of work! But I'm sure it was worth the effort, they all look lovely!


Monday 7th of November 2011

It was a lot of work!! But it was worth it!!! :) THANK YOU!