The Glo Bakery Biz!

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on June 20, 2009

Hi everyone!

Wow what a day it has been! Today was such a wonderful experience selling my products in the market. It was the first time I have had the opportunity to do something like this and I REALLY enjoyed the interaction with people! I spend soooo much time in the kitchen and in my office ALONE, so this was really nice. I just feed off other’s energy! :)


It was super fun. It was also really rewarding when people really appreciated what I did or made compliments on my goods. I felt like all the hard work was worth it! :)

One lady exclaimed, “EVERYTHING is dairy and egg free??? REALLY!?”

She was so happy and it put such a big smile on my face. She is allergic to eggs!

I’m not sure if I mentioned this, but I decided to go completely vegan with my baked goods. I was moving in that direction for a while, so I decided it would just be easier to go completely vegan and not use any diary/egg products. I still have a few recipes to re-test (with egg replacer or ACV) to make sure they turn out, but I think it will be a fairly smooth transition since so many of them are already vegan anyways!

The weather put a damper on things for sure though. There was maybe a quarter of the amount of people they usually have (it poured all morning!), but for the amount of people that were there, I did really well. I sold something to almost everyone who came by so that was nice. I really worked it!! haha.

I have a lot of leftovers, but I figure it is much better to be over-prepared than under-prepared, right!? My MIL is also coming down on Monday for a ladies night, so I am going to prepare goodie bags for all of them (15) to use up the leftovers. That way nothing goes to waste!

Look who came to visit me!!!

Krista from Krista’s Kravings and her beautiful daughter Sarah!!


It was so sweet. Her daughter Sarah is such a cutie pie!! It was so nice to finally meet her. I had baked Sarah my decorated sugar cookies earlier this spring for her birthday party, but I didn’t get to meet her until now! They are both just so sweet and friendly!

Of course, hubby came to help! What a man!


Some promo materials! Magnets, flyers, and business cards:


The On The Glo II Bars were a HUGE hit! Probably my most popular item. I had a bunch of free samples (middle tupperware), so I think that sucked everyone in! haha ;)


I snacked on a few of the bar samples to keep my energy up! I probably had 1 bar’s worth during the bake sale, between customers.

The vegan cupcakes and veggie burger cupcakes were also huge hits! Almost all of them went.


These mini loaves went pretty good too. People liked the idea of a healthy zucchini bread for breakfast!


Many people didn’t believe me when I told them it was a healthy bakery! They thought I was joking! lol.

Other wonderful ladies selling baked goods:

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Some Gl’oreos:

I thought Eric was going to eat all of them!

He said, ‘These taste exactly like Oreos, only better and softer!’ <—Now there is good marketing!


To my surprise the Glonuts and Skinni Mini Glo buns didn’t sell that much! I was quite disappointed because these are my Pride and Glory. I think that people passed them by because they were on the far end of the table??? Hmphhh! I should have had them front and center I guess…Oh well, live and learn!


Anyone want to come snatch up the leftovers??? ;)

All and all it was a great experience! I met many local community members and made some great contacts that I am going to follow up on! I gave out tons of business cards, flyers, and magnets so hopefully that helped too.

When I got back I had a nice refreshing Amazing Grass WheatGrass drink with just pure H2O! I’m amazed that I can drink these with just water!! It is awesome!!

Don’t forget if you want to purchase some Amazing Grass products, just enter ‘ohsheglows’ at the checkout to receive 15% off your order!

I am honestly amazed at the energy I have had since drinking Amazing Grass Products. Lately I haven’t been getting my sleep like normal (the travel, the race prep, the baking, blog, etc etc!!) but I have barely noticed a dent in my energy levels! I know it is because of the Amazing Grass. For example, last night I only got about 6.5 hours of sleep, but I didn’t even notice a drop in my energy. Normally, before, if I would get anything less than 8 hours I would feel terrible the next day. Not anymore!! :)


Eric and Sketchie worked on Sketchie’s tricks. Here he is shaking a paw (how cute!!!):


I know that look on his face!

He’s saying, ‘Hurry the hell up and give me my treat!!!"’ He actually starts waving his paw at us before we even say the command now! hahaha.

He also does ‘shake the other paw’, ‘sit’, and ‘up’ (on his two hind legs). Bengals are known for being very dog-like!

Well, I think it is safe to say that I have a LOT of cleaning up to do after this crazy week!!!!! I have not had time to do any cleaning aside from the kitchen…so the rest of the house looks like a bomb went off! I also have to do laundry and a slew of other house work things. One step at a time!

Eric and I are both working the rest of the day. Eric left for work a few minutes ago and I have a bunch of Glo biz work to do this afternoon and tonight. Fortunately for me, I don’t have to drive into Toronto for my work (poor guy!!!).

Are you getting excited for the BBBC news on Monday??? You should be!! :)

See you tonight:

  • My workouts the past 3 days (I know I know I’m late!!)
  • My letter to my current self
  • A BBBC teaser!

I hope you are enjoying your weekend so far!


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Recipes for Creativity June 20, 2009 at 4:54 pm

I love it when you post pictures of Sketchie. My cats don’t know any tricks, unless you count waking me up at three in the morning to be let out a trick. But they’re not Bengals! My parent’s neighbors have a Bengal and he or she is gorgeous, too, but I love Sketchie’s coloring more. (Or colouring, as you would write.)

Sorry some of your favs didn’t sell, but good for you for getting out there and making contacts! Your enthusiasm for this venture will surely pay off!


ari June 20, 2009 at 4:54 pm

congrats on your success with the selling! i’ll definitely come snag the left overs lol. do you think you’re going to start shipping your products any time soon? i’m dying to try some!


Tearose June 20, 2009 at 4:55 pm

Wow you make the most beautiful food, and you really do glow! I love your blog :)


Andrea June 20, 2009 at 5:15 pm

I’m so glad the market went well! That’s really such a good start. And I think it’s really smart to offer samples. I buy almost all of my produce at our local farmer’s market and the stuff that draws the most purchases it seems to me is the stuff that has been sampled. That’s a totally unscientific observation, but that’s what it seems like from an observer’s standpoint :)


Cinemarie June 20, 2009 at 5:17 pm

Me me me! I want the leftovers!!! *drools*
You had a lovely display at the market – I think it’s great that you are selling vegan items – I’m sure that people will remember that… And they’ll contact you for more!! Seriously I think there`s a need for more of that kind of baked goods…


gina (fitnessista) June 20, 2009 at 5:17 pm

congrats on such a successful event! if you need help with the leftovers, i’d be more than happy haha ;)
have a wonderful weekend my friend!


Jennifer @ His N' Her Health June 20, 2009 at 5:24 pm

I am really surprised your glonuts and buns didn’t sell. If I were there that would have been my first purchase!! LOL. Congrats on the sale though! Last night I was thinking about Sketchie and wondering where he has been on the blog! haha.


Danielle C. June 20, 2009 at 5:27 pm

I LOVE the pic of Eric and Sketchie…sooooo cute! Such a smart kitty.

Too bad you aren’t closer, I would gladly inhale some of your leftovers. Silly people, I’d be going STRAIGHT for those doughnuts. YUM.

Can’t wait for the BBBC news!


nicolene November 4, 2009 at 7:59 am

you really do glow and all your yummy looking treats really are making me hungry!!!


leslie June 20, 2009 at 5:31 pm

i think it’s great that you decided to make the bakery completely vegan. i’m sure it’s a lot easier for people when they don’t have to worry about checking what they can and can’t eat!

you had a lovely spread – it looks like you’re really hitting the ground running! i hope you keep finding more success. :)


Hangry Pants June 20, 2009 at 5:46 pm

Wish I could come get the leftovers. I am glad you had a good experience. I know you working v. hard all week!


Leah June 20, 2009 at 5:49 pm

I love the direction of your blog lately. It’s so positive and inspirational. Thank you for keeping a small corner of my world brighter :)

Congratulations on your success with the bakery so far. It’s so motivating to see that you started from scratch and are really making it happen for yourself. It really makes me rethink the times when I say I “can’t” do something. I wish you continued success!


A June 20, 2009 at 5:52 pm

I’m so glad your sale was a success! And I’m so excited that your goods will be all-vegan. I think some of your treats contain honey, so I hope that (if they do), you’re going to replace that ingredient, as well.

Yes, I will certainly be experimenting with things other than honey!! ~A


Jo @ SeekingHealthyBalance June 20, 2009 at 6:06 pm

The stall looks great and I am not surprised that the cupcakes and burgers were such a huge hit, well done!


katecooks June 20, 2009 at 6:08 pm

thats so great!!!!!!! maybe people thought the donuts and cinnamon buns werent that healthy, despite the fact that they actually are. they just look so decadent!!!


VeggieGirl June 20, 2009 at 6:09 pm

I’M SO EXCITED THAT YOU AND KRISTA MET UP!!! Nothing better than good friends & FABULOUS baked goods all in one place :-)


The Running Yogini June 20, 2009 at 6:12 pm

I’m glad you had so much fun! I have to say you are such an amazingly upbeat person I just LOVE reading your blog. I was catching up on your last few posts and I feel like you are just so positive and genuine that your energy just comes right through the computer at me. I’ve been reading about the happiness project and operation beautiful and I feel like reading your blog is just one more of those things that really make my life more positive. Sorry for being sappy ;-) I just felt like I should say it. Have a great day!!


Shelby June 20, 2009 at 6:13 pm

That is so awesome about your baked goods! I’m glad your going all vegan…I can enjoy more treats =)

I can understand why those bars are such a hit, and I must make them soon to try them out!

I would totally take those glonuts and globuns off your hands! Yum!


Sarah (LovIN My Tummy) June 20, 2009 at 6:48 pm

This is going to seem totally cheesy, but I really did get chills reading this post. It is so awesome to see somebody realize a dream! I know you have worked really hard, and that a lot of blood, sweat and tears have gone into this, and I know it is just the start of your tremendous success. You really do inspire me, Angela. Congratulations!


melissa June 20, 2009 at 6:49 pm

great job with glo bakery! yumo


april June 20, 2009 at 7:06 pm

Angela I’m so proud of you! By reading your blog I feel like we’re friends (even though we’ve never met) and your posts and your smile just makes me so happy! (I promise I’m not a creepy weirdo lol). Thanks for sharing!

I also have a question about the Amazing Grass. Do you drink it in place of a snack/meal? I’ve been wanting to drink more veggie products but find myself drinking it instead of eating a snack. But I love to eat so I usually end up snacking instead of drinking the greens.

You are too sweet! :)

I drink the Amazing Grass with water as just a replacement for water (just healthier) as it only has 30 calories but a slew of vitamins. It is like a vitamin water! My green monsters are not a meal replacement, but a supplement to my breakfasts. I always have cereal as well. Of course, they are a great snack too!~A


Micco June 20, 2009 at 7:24 pm

I’m kind of surprised about your Glonuts and Skinny Mini Buns, too; if I’d been, those easily would have been the first things I’d grabbed. Whenever you post about them, I droollllll.

Congrats on going all vegan with your bakery! What kinds of baked goods do you need to tweak the eggs out of? Personally, I don’t use Ener-g in a lot of my recipes because I think other things usually work a lot better. If you ever want some tips or a second opinion or anything, I looove talking vegan baking, so shoot me an email: [email protected]


Meganerd June 20, 2009 at 7:50 pm

Hi! I’ve been reading for a while, and I just wanted to say I love the blog!

Those goods look completely amazing! I wish you were closer– I would totally take some of those off your hands!


Katherine June 20, 2009 at 8:14 pm

Congratulations on such a successful day! If only you could sell those baked goods internationally – I’d buy ’em all! :)


Amanda June 20, 2009 at 8:55 pm

Wow everything looks so great!! You should do something proactive with those leftovers – any local coffee shops that you could take them to? Maybe they would love them so much and hire you to sell them there :)


Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope June 20, 2009 at 9:26 pm

I’m so glad that the bake sale turned out to be a success. Everything looks fabulous Angela!!! Congrats!!! :D


N.D. June 20, 2009 at 9:53 pm

Sounds like you did great! way to go! glad it went well. Everything looks delicious!


Emily June 20, 2009 at 10:26 pm

Congrats Angela! I have been reading your blog for a while, but never left a comment. I absolutely love all of your clothes! I was wondering where you bought this blue shirt, it is beautiful!


emily June 20, 2009 at 10:34 pm

congrats on your first big sale!


Juie June 20, 2009 at 10:44 pm

WOW!!!!! I am blown AWAY!! Congrats in the success of the sale!! :]]

JUST A QUESTION: What brand is your treadmill and how is it holding up for you?


Katrina (gluten free gidget) June 20, 2009 at 11:04 pm

You should ship! I wouldn’t be able to eat the Glonuts, etc… because of the gluten, but I know a couple of people I would love to send some to!


Run Sarah June 21, 2009 at 12:18 am

Glad it was a success – so neat Krista visited too! You should travel out to BC – I would definitely buy your baked goods!


Sheryl June 21, 2009 at 3:59 am

Wow Angela – you did such a great job! I wish New Zealand wasn’t so far away because I would love to try your baking!! I made your peanut butter bars last week, and they are amazing. Even my very fussy 3-year-old son likes them, which is a miracle!
Thanks for your great blogs…you are an inspiration :)


Susan June 21, 2009 at 7:34 am

So great you were able to get out and chat with people and make contacts! That’s what it’s all about :) After working in countless cafes and delis I’ve learned that smapling is the KEY to suck people in. Hopefully you get to do it again on a sunnier day!


Krista June 21, 2009 at 9:25 am

Hi, Angela! Sarah and I really enjoyed visiting you and Eric at the market. All the treats we brought home were a HUGE hit. To be honest, some didn’t make it out of the parking lot!! :) It would be awesome if you could “rent” a booth at a farmer’s market for the summer. I think your treats would great sellers. All those people that passed up the glonuts seriously missed out. They’re awesome!


Caroline June 21, 2009 at 9:55 am

Congrats on the bake sale success! Everything looks delicious! One of my dogs also start waving her paw at us when she knows there might be a treat involved. It’s pretty cute.


Alisa - Frugal Foodie June 21, 2009 at 11:25 am

Congratulations! It sounds like such a great success and so much fun.


Jenna Z June 21, 2009 at 6:30 pm

I would LOVE to try glonuts! But I was wondering how much shipping would be. I’m in Illinois.


Kath June 23, 2009 at 7:47 pm

So professional! Congrats Ange!!


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