Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Blog!

Hi everyone...it has been way too long since we have posted. It seems hard to believe that the shop opened June 6th...almost 7 months ago! We have been busy with the adjustment of running a small business and all the fun things that come with the shop. We have survived the holidays and I am finally able to balance everything much easier and will have time to do more frequent blog posts on our NEW blog!

From here on out, please visit us at confectioneiress.blog.com and look for a new blog post there this week! I will start blogging on much more exciting things...birthday cakes, weddings, cupcakes, & more!

Thanks so much for your support...we have the best customers and we appreciate each and every one of you!

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

May 21st Farmer's Market

We will be back at the Binford Farmer's Market this week! Remember, this will be our last week at the Binford Market until June 18th due to weddings & preparation for the store opening. However, we will be at the brand new Millersville Cafe Market at 56th & Emerson starting Thursday June 2nd from 5-8 pm.

This week, we will be bringing more favorites! There is a possibility that we will be bringing some other treats besides cupcakes so check our Facebook page for updates on that on Friday!

Flavors this week will be:
- Chocolate
- Vanilla
- Triple Chocolate
- Strawberry & Cream
- Red Velvet
- Chocolate Peanut Butter
- Coffee & Cream (had so many requests for this last time!)
- Malted Vanilla Caramel
- Carrot Cake
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
- Coconut Snowball

Also, don't forget that out store opens Monday, June 6th with the grand opening being Saturday, June 11th! Check back soon to see what all we have in store for that day!

See you Saturday morning....

Monday, May 2, 2011

Opening Day at the Outdoor Binford Farmer's Market!

It's that time of year again for the outdoor farmer's market! We are so excited to be back! For the next few weeks, I am going to bring back the favorite cupcake flavors from last year and have more of each flavor so everyone can enjoy the flavors they have missed since market season last year! Once the shop is open, we will start bringing new flavors! We have lots of new ones in store, and we can't wait to share.

Also, due to some out of town weddings, graduations, and preparation for the store opening, we will be missing a few markets over the next few weeks, but after that, we will be there for the rest of the season! We apologize, but we hope you like the idea of being able to come and get cupcakes and other treats any day of the week at our shop and at the market on the weekends.

So, this week, our flavors will be:
- Triple Chocolate
- Chocolate Chip cookie Dough (everyone's favorite!)
- Key Lime
- Vanilla
- Chocolate
- Red Velvet
- Coconut Snowball
- Strawberry Cream
- Carrot Cake
- Chocolate Peanut Butter
- Salted Chocolate Caramel
And, we will try to have Freddy's pupcakes for all the dogs in your family too!

Did you hear??? We have an opening date for the shop. We will open our doors on Monday, June 6th and our Grand Opening will be on Saturday, June 11th! Wait until you hear what we have planned for that day! A quick update on the shop....the ceiling and flooring are almost finished, and our equipment is starting to arrive this week. It's starting to look & feel like a real shop! My parents were nice enough to drive to Ohio to get our lights, tables, & mirror for us since we haven't had time to go and they delivered them to us too! It really took a lot of stress off of me that they did that, and I am so grateful for their help. I seriously cannot tell you how excited I am to share everything with you all!

Also, due to our store opening, we will be unable to take any more custom cake orders from May 28th to June 12th. If I have already talked to you, then you are all set. If you have something you need during that time, e-mail me at mica@confectioneiress.com as soon as possible, and we can let you know if we have an opening.

Thanks again to everyone for your support and excitement for our shop! Hope to see you on Saturday morning...enjoy the rest of your week!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

it's getting closer....

The contractors are working like crazy on the shop! I do not get a chance to go by as much as I like so every time I go, I notice huge changes. On Friday, I was able to take them some cupcakes to thank them for all of their hard work (and give them some motivation!), and I got there just in time before the concrete was poured for the plumbing. So, this past week, they finished plumbing, started the HVAC, moved the front door, & got most of the electrical finished. What I am most excited about is that they are starting the dry wall on Tuesday! That will really make it look like our shop.

In the meantime, we are doing all kinds of other stuff to get ready for the shop to open. It is a crazy busy time, but we are loving every second of it! I am particularly excited about the upcoming bridal shows...we now have 2 we are doing coming up, and we have some awesome cake orders coming up too! And, in less than 3 weeks, the Binford Farmer's Market starts, and we are looking forward to seeing you all again.

Now, here are some pictures of the shop from last week!

And, here is the bathroom. They put in a floor drain & were getting ready to have the concrete poured around it.

This is where the display & counters will be!

And, I had to take one of the ceiling too!

I will definitely be going to get pictures of the drywall this week so check back soon for more pictures! In the meantime, if you want to place an order, let us know!

Thanks for taking the time to check on Confectioneiress Cupcakes & Sweets progress :)

Monday, March 28, 2011

Shop Update

It has been only 2 (what seems like short) weeks, and a lot has happened. On my way home this evening, we stopped by the shop, and I was so surprised to see that the demolition is almost completely finished! Last time we were there a few weeks ago, it was a realtor's office....after a day and a half of the demolition, it looks like this:

We got to meet the contractors and everything is moving ahead. For the first time, it felt real that the shop was going to be opening. Seeing the designs on paper is nothing like walking in and seeing the space. I cannot wait to be open! When you walk in the door, this is the view of the store as of right now:

Now that the construction will be starting soon, we will be checking in more often, and I will keep taking pictures of the process.

Here is one of the permit for the demolition (which was up a few weeks ago):

And, the lovely ceiling after the demo...

Hope you enjoyed seeing the progress on our dessert boutique & cake shop. Just a heads up that our website will be down within the next week or so while our new one is designed. You can still reach us at mica@confectioneiress and keep up with new pictures and updates on Facebook.

Also wanted to share my 13 year old niece's cake from this past weekend, which she LOVED!

Thanks for stopping by!