Wednesday, January 26, 2011

this & that.

Hey there...hope everyone has enjoyed the year so far. I cannot believe it is almost February! I wanted to touch base and fill you all in on the happenings going on here.

First of all, it has been a busy start to the year with orders and some other things that I can't wait to share with you later. We have been very surprised by the number of weddings we have been contacted about, and we already have orders for the next six months! I love making cupcakes and cakes and all the other goodies for weddings...and don't forget the bridal showers! They are so much fun. One thing I am most excited about is the chance to do a dessert buffet for a bridal shower. I am going to bake lots of different mini cupcakes & mini desserts and even get to set it all up using fun cake stands. I am starting to collect cake stands like I do shoes so I cannot wait to put them to good use. And, I will make sure and take lots of pictures to share too!

We have also been testing out new flavor combinations and coming up with new recipes. My favorite flavor from the recent ones that we have made would have to be a strawberry cake filled with strawberry coulis topped with matcha frosting. Yummy! And, the color of the frosting is so pretty! It would be fantastic for a spring wedding or shower (baby or bridal!) Sorry for the lack of pictures....they were all gone before I remembered to take a picture. But, I will be making more. I have some other cake flavors I want to try it with.

We have also been shipping out lots of cookies & whoopie pies for the arrivals of babies, birthdays, just because...and you name it! I love being able to package them up and mail them out knowing that someone is going to be surprised when they get the package. I also love making them for favors at weddings, showers, and parties. They can be designed to match any event so if you are interested, let us know!

Lastly, we are already starting to get everything ready for farmer's markets! Believe it or not, they are approaching quickly. We will be announcing as soon as everything is in place what markets ( should be more than one this year!) we will be at. It is exciting that we can share our cupcakes & treats with more people.

Well, that is pretty much it for now. I have lots more to share, but we will save that for a later time. And, don't forget, if you want to place an order for Valentine's Day, there is still some time. Spots are filling up fast, but we still have room. Be sure to read the post about the packages we have & delivery and shipping options. And, due to the overwhelming requests, we have added Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough & Chocolate Peanut Butter to the flavor options. If you want a small cake or something other than the packages we put together, send us an e-mail!

Hope to bake for you soon!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Valentine's Day Orders!

Hope everyone is having a great 2011 so far! I cannot believe that Valentine's Day is only 5 weeks doesn't seem possible! Since it is just around the corner, we figured we better get to telling you about what we will be offering for the special day so you can plan ahead.

Due to it being such a popular holiday to order sweets, we wanted to put together some cupcake & sugar cookie packages to make things easier on you. We will be offering free delivery (to the Indianapolis area) on Sunday, February 13th as well as during the day on Monday, February 14th. That way, you can surprise someone at work with a box of treats!

For the cupcakes, there will also be some new flavors! We have come up with 4 new flavors for you. Our first option will be the assorted cupcake flavor box. This will be available in a box of 6 (includes one of each flavor listed below) or a dozen (which will contain two of each flavor listed below). The cupcake flavors that will be available in the assorted box are:
Red Velvet
White Chocolate Truffle (filled)
Dark Chocolate Truffle (filled)
Chocolate Covered Strawberry
Raspberry Cream Truffle (filled)
Dark Chocolate Merlot (filled)

*Update- Due to a high request, we are also offering Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough & Chocolate Peanut Butter. If you want these in the assortment package, please let us know what you want to substitute. Otherwise, the 6 flavors listed above will be used.

These cupcakes will be decorated with Valentine's decor in pink, red, & white. Even the box will be decorated to fit the holiday and will include a gift tag with a special personalized message of your choice. This would be a great surprise for someone you love or who loves cupcakes!

How would you like to send a dozen roses but you want to do something a little different? Why not send a dozen cupcake roses for someone to enjoy?!?! The cupcake flavors that will be available for the cupcake roses will be:
Raspberry Cream Truffle
Chocolate (with vanilla frosting)
Vanilla (with vanilla frosting)

These will be boxed up in a decorated box with the gift tag & personal message as well.

What about the sugar cookies? In addition to local delivery, we will be offering shipping for the cookies! These will be individually wrapped and packaged up ready to be presented! They will be our soft, thick vanilla sugar cookies in different hearts, X's & O's, lips, cupcakes, and more all decorated for Valentine's Day with sparkly sugar and cute designs & details. These will not just be decorated plain! These too include a gift tag and a personalized message of your choice. Our packages for the cookies can be purchased in a set of six or a dozen. This way, if you want 6 cookies & 6 cupcakes you can do that!

If you want to choose the shipping option for the cookies, please contact us as soon as possible so we can make sure we can get them on our schedule. These cannot be done last, we need to make sure and get them to your loved ones on the right date!

We will be taking orders for delivery to the local area (Indianapolis) until Tuesday, February 8th for both cookies & cupcakes. If you want cookies shipped out for Valentine's Day, you have until Friday, February 4th, to place your order.

Feel free to contact us with any questions you many have or to place your order!

We have had several e-mails and wanted to add a little update on the pricing of these items. For 6 cupcakes or 6 cookies, the price will be $15, and for a dozen cookies or cupcakes, the price will be $30, with the exception of the dozen rose cupcakes which will be $36. The shipping costs for the cookies will have to be determined based on the amount you want to ship and where they are going so you will have to e-mail us with more details so we can get you a price. If you prefer, we will get the cookies packaged and ready to ship, and then get them to you for you to ship. Sorry this was not included in the original post! Thanks so much!