Monday, October 31, 2011

All Things Spooky . . .

Happy Halloween! A full week of spooky treats. 

Buttercream witch hats.

Sugar cookies.

Front view of a Halloween birthday cake.

Side view, so you can see the ghosts, of the same Halloween birthday cake.

A spider-themed 1st birthday cake.

Sparkly Halloween cake pops.

Two brand new cupcake flavors on the menu this week! Come in and try them out - Pecan Pie and Orange Creamsicle.  I have to say, they are both good, but the Pecan Pie is amazing!

Monday, October 24, 2011

A Few Changes . . .

Another busy week and another one on the horizon.  Halloween is fast approaching and we have tons of special requests for spooky treats.  We are completely booked for Saturday orders but still have a slot or two for Friday or Sunday pick up.  Yes, I said Sunday.  Normally we would be closed on Sunday but this Sunday, in honor of Halloween, we will be open from 10 - 2.  These are special holiday hours, not something we are planning to do weekly, at this point. 

We are, however, making a permanent change in our Friday hours.  After several weeks of talking about it and watching our sales during the early mornings and later hours of the day, we have decided that as of this Friday, we will now be open from 10 - 6 on Fridays.  We just do not have enough early morning traffic or later evening traffic to justify opening early or staying later at this point.  We appreciate the 3 or 4 of you that have come by early on Friday mornings and are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause.  We just don't seem to be generating much business for breakfast.  Everybody wants cupcakes!  We will now be offering our Cinnamon Rolls just on Saturday mornings for those of you who still want to come by for breakfast.

A few pictures from this past weekend (it was all about babies this week) . . . 

A baby shower cake to match the new baby's bedding and shower invitations.

Baby girl shower favors.

A cupcake tower, cake and cupcakes.

This little baby just made me smile!

Have a great week! 

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A Customer Review . . .

I meant to post this in my weekly post on Sunday, but am just now getting around to it.  One of our first time customers sent me an email this past week after visiting our shop.  She bought our All Chocolate Cupcake and here's what she thought . . .

Hi Amy,

I just visited your cupcake café and enjoyed a chocolate ganache cupcake. I was thinking as I left with my cupcake, “Oh this is a big cupcake; I will eat half when I get back to the office and the other half later after dinner.” Well, I took one bite and I was lost in the land of chocolate, butter cream, chocolate, ganache, and more chocolate. I ate the whole thing in a state of mesmerizing chocolaty bliss! It is, umm, was, the best cupcake I have ever eaten! Wow! Whatever you are doing in that kitchen of yours is working, keep it up! I will be back soon and often.

Still smiling thinking about that cupcake,


Love to hear good things! Thanks Dawn!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

This Week Was All About Cookies . . .

Once again, a busy week!  This past week we iced and bagged nearly 350 cookies for a variety of events!  Many, many, many long days for all of us.  I think we were all glad to have a break on Sunday. 

Pictures from the last two weeks . . .

A cookie bouquet that was going to an animal clinic as a thank you for care they provided to one of our customer's pets. 

A cake to congratulate a local teacher who was nominated for a special award.

A fall themed birthday cake with fondant decorations. 

Our biggest cookie order yet!  Movie themed cookies made for a Mother's of Twins event.

There were so many that we had to package them in two full sheet boxes!

A baby shower cake for a baby boy that is on the way.

Mini cheesecakes for a bridal shower - white chocolate raspberry, red velvet and New York style with strawberry glaze.  They looked so pretty all boxed up together.

Baby onesies in LSU colors for a baby shower.

Halloween cupcakes for a sleepover party.

A little football smash cake and cookie favors for a first birthday party.

Baby shower cupcakes to match the baby shower invite.

Pink high heel cookie favors.

And, a ballerina cake for a litte girl who was turning two.

Once again, if you know you will need to place an order for an event, please do so as soon as possible.  Our weekends are filling up quickly - sometimes two weeks in advance.  Since I am the only decorator right now, there are only so many orders that I can physically complete in one weekend.  We currently have orders on the calendar all the way through the month of November.  So be thinking about upcoming holidays and place your order early.

Hope to see you this week!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Babies, Birthdays, Brides and Breast Cancer . . .

It was a busy week again for special orders.  Here's what we made . . .

Baby onesies for a baby shower.

A little monkey cake for another baby shower.  This sat atop a matching cupcake tower that was loaded up with mini cupcakes.

A hunting and fishing birthday cake.

Cookies for a bridal shower.

Fall themed cupcakes for a birthday party at the pumpkin patch.

A castle cake for a princess birthday party.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  This week begins our fundraising effort for Susan G. Komen.  We will have pink ribbon cupcakes and/or cookies everyday during the month of October.  At the end of the month, we will donate a percentage of our sales from our pink products to help fight breast cancer.  So, please stop in and treat yourself to something pink and in doing so support a great cause!

October also means Halloween!  One of my favorite holidays!  We will be adding an extra day to our schedule this month to accomodate people that will need goodies for their Halloween parties.  Since Halloween falls on a Monday, and we are normally closed on Sundays and Mondays, we have decided to be open the Sunday before Halloween to allow for Halloween goodies to be picked up the day before Halloween.  We will be open from 10:00 - 2:00 on Sunday, October 30.  We will still be closed that Monday.  If you plan to order Halloween treats, please do so as soon as possible.  We are already partially booked for that weekend.

From now on, our weekly menu will be posted on Monday evenings.  Check back on Monday nights or Tuesday mornings to see what we are baking for the week.