Thank you for your unwavering support throughout the years. It is with gratitude and sadness that I announce the closure of Lb Cakes. The journey of Lb Cakes over the last 10+ years has been remarkable, and I am truly grateful for the opportunities and experiences it brought into my life. Your trust in my skills made this business a success. Whether it was for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, or other happy events, I am honored to have been a part of your special moments.
The decision to close Lb Cakes has not been easy. Since it may come as a surprise to some, I believe it is important to explain the reasons behind this choice in more detail:
Stress: The pressure to create perfect cakes for celebrations can be overwhelming. As a perfectionist, I put a lot of stress on myself to deliver flawless results. If a cake doesn't meet my high standards, I'll start over. Unfortunately, this level of stress is taking a toll on my well-being and outweighs the monetary benefits.
Competitive Pricing: Over the past couple of years, it has become increasingly difficult to price my cakes competitively. Rising costs of ingredients, supplies, and packaging make it challenging to profit from my orders. If I were to charge appropriately, customers might not be willing to pay the higher prices. This financial strain makes it unsustainable to continue this as a side-gig.
Time Commitment: Running a cake business, on top of a full-time job, is incredibly time-consuming. From shopping for ingredients, to baking, decorating, cleaning up, and waiting for customers to pick up their orders, my schedule is filled with cake-related tasks. This leaves very little time for personal commitments or spending quality time with loved ones. The business has started to negatively impact my relationships and overall work-life balance.
After careful consideration, prioritizing my overall well-being and ensuring a more balanced life with my loved ones led me to this difficult choice. I want to express my deepest gratitude to each and every one of you. It has been an honor and a pleasure to serve you over the past decade. Your support, trust, and relationships formed during this journey have been invaluable to me.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your understanding, support, and kindness. I hope our paths cross again in the future, and I trust that the memories we have created together will be cherished forever.