Sunday, September 25, 2011

It's Almost Been a Month!

This Friday will mark four weeks for us!  Things went much smoother this past week and we are starting to get a routine down, which is a relief.  Still putting in lots of hours, but not crazy hours!

We had plenty of special orders again this weekend and we participated in Taste of Telegraph on Saturday evening.  All of our samples were gone within 45 minutes!  I think they liked us!

This was our table!

Mini cupcakes that we made for Taste of Telegraph!

A customer ordered cookies for a golf tournament that was benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training.  Golf ball cookies and a little cooke with a golf flag and the "TNT" for Team in Training.

This was a cookie bouquet that we made for a 30th birthday girl.

A large strawberry cake for a 1st birthday party.

A golf cake for a birthday party.

And, a cute little girl celebrated the morning of her second birthday with us and a strawberry cupcake.

We are just about booked with special orders for this coming weekend.  Just remember, if you will be needing a cake, cookies, cupcakes or any other dessert for an upcoming special occasion - please call us as soon as possible to get your order on the calendar.  Our weekends are filling up quickly!

We changed our Saturday hours this past weekend and it seemed to be a good decision.  From now on, we will be open from 9:00 - 3:00 on Saturdays.  We didn't have anyone that wanted in before 9:00 and just a few that wanted in after 3:00, so for now we are sticking to these hours on Saturdays. 

Starting October 1, we will be thinking pink in honor of breast cancer awareness month!   Our pink cupcakes - strawberry or raspberry - will be topped with pink ribbon sprinkles and we will be keeping track of the sales and donating a percentage to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000 and the St. Louis Komen Race has been a staple for us every June.  We will also have pink ribbon cookies available for pre-order by the dozen, and maybe a few available each week for walk-ins.  We will donate a percentage of the cookie sales, as well.  Can't wait to see what we are able to accomplish in the next month with your help!

We are looking forward to another busy week!  Hope you decide to stop by!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Just a Little Note . . .

We are changing our Saturday hours beginning this weekend!  Instead of 7 - 2, we will now be open from 9 - 3 on Saturdays. 

Saturday, September 17, 2011

The First Two Weeks

Busy, busy, busy!  It's been a great, but exhausting first two weeks.  Lots of working hours, little sleep and no time for meals. 

We are still trying to get into a routine of some kind and just when we think we know what we are doing, we find out that we really do not.  Judging how many cupcakes we need each day has been quite challenging!

With all of that said, it is still exciting to walk into our bakery, nearly everyday, and realize that it actually exists.  It is not just a dream but a reality!  And, we have customers!  Thank you to everyone that stops by to visit us each day.

We were interviewed during our first week in business and had an article written about us this past Wednesday at  Here is the link if you missed it or if you would like to see how it all began

We have been really busy in the special order department the last two weeks.  Just a reminder - if you need to place a special order, please do so early.  Our weekends fill up fast and there are a limited number of orders that we can fill each week.  We were completely booked this weekend and had to turn down several orders, which we don't like to do.  Because we are a small bakery, with limited equipment and staffing, there are only so many baking hours in a day for us, which limits the number of special orders that we can fill.  We will do our best, but we may have to say no occasionally. 

Speaking of special orders, the following are a few pictures from some of our orders the past two weeks.

A wedding cake for today. 

A birthday cake for Sunday.  This had coordinating cupcakes and soccer ball cookie favors, too!

Last weekend's wedding cake for a good friend.

Extra large cupcakes cakes!  Look how small our regular cupcakes look when up against the cupcake cake! 

A baby girl ogre cake for my little niece who is turning two.  She loves Shrek!

We have had many questions regarding special diets in the past two weeks - allergy friendly, dairy free, diabetic friendly and gluten free.  Because we are small and have limited equipment, it may be impossible for us to provide true allergy free/gluten free products.  Dairy free and diabetic friendly options may be a possibility in the future, but we do not currently have these items in our menu.  We are experimenting with a few recipes.  Our goal before introducing these products to our customers is to be sure that they taste great and are safe to consume.  We do not want anyone to eat anything that will make them sick, due to a pre-existing condition, so we will keep you updated!

A new menu for next week will be posted by Sunday night!  Let us know what your favorite cupcake is - either by commenting here or on Facebook.  Hoping to add a couple new ones to next week's line-up!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Grand Opening Weekend!

We did it!  We are officially open for business.  It was an extremely busy weekend.  If you stopped in, thank you!  It was great to see so many of our friends, family members and new customers.  We truly appreciate all of the support that was shown throughout the weekend.  We couldn't have done it without all of you!

A few special thank yous to - Mark, Bill, Liz, Ed, Angela, Bob, Amanda, Lisa, Jim, Gene, Kaitlin, Holly, Macy and Anna.  Without your help, we would have never been able to open the shop on time or keep up with our cupcake sales this weekend!  We sold over 1000 cupcakes and with the help of our friends and family members, we were able to meet the demand!

Everyone pitched in - folding boxes, making runs when we were out of supplies, baking, icing, cleaning, mixing and more!  You will never know how much all of you are appreciated and loved.

It was a great weekend overall, a little warm, but great!  Our lobby was full almost all weekend and some were even brave enough to sit at our outside tables in the heat.  Hopefully, we are past that and now you will be able to enjoy your sweets and the weather on the patio if you wish without melting.

Macy decided to enjoy hers at an indoor table!  Mmmmm - chocolate peanut butter!

I am now in the process of making some changes to this website.  It may take a day or two, but from now on, we will be posting our weekly dessert flavors here under a Weekly Menu tab.  Each week we will select at least 6 cupcake flavors and at least one item from each of the other categories on our menu.  We will offer that menu everyday for one week, and then the following week, we will change it up a bit.  You are always welcome to call ahead and order your favorite flavors, but we will not have all of our flavors everyday.

If you would like to place an order for an item that is not on our Weekly Menu, just send us an email or give us a call.  We are always happy to accommodate!  Soon, there will be a Prices tab, as well.

If you know you will be needing more than a dozen of any one item, give us a call!  We bake in small batches, so we will throw a few more in the oven, just for you!  Let us know what time you would like to pick up your sweets and we will have them boxed and ready to go!

And, because it wouldn't be a post without a cake picture - here is a buttercream Dr. Seuss cake that was made for a baby shower, complete with paint splashes and a fish in a teacup!

Thanks again to all who stopped in this weekend!  Hope to see the rest of you soon!