I didn’t know a great deal of people when I started, even though I’ve been living here for 8 years. I think getting a great website helps, and a facebook page. It takes time, but you will get there with it.
Making practice cakes help, and posting them on your facebook page – getting friends to share them too. I would definitely make cakes for your husbands work – make them as detailed as possible. Also, are there any markets you can sell your cakes at? That spreads the word at the beginning too.
I have been in business for 2 and a half years, and I would say it took a good six months until I started to get orders coming through. Now, I am turning people away.
The very best of luck with it – it’s challenging, but so worth it, xx