Sunday, February 10, 2013
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
We've been tossing around the idea of a Day of Giving or our Give Back Day where we give back to the community. We know what we'd like to do - give cupcakes away on March 9th. However, we don't know how. Should we have it at our bakery where everyone that comes in gets a free cupcake or do we just go out into the community? The day itself holds special meaning for us and is inspired by our mom who was a big giver. It is a way to honor her by doing something near and dear to her heart.
Posted by Marianne Lenox Cupcakes at 9:29 AM
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Here's a look at what we're baking tomorrow, Friday, January 18th:
- Birthday Chocolate
- Birthday Vanilla
- Caramel Vanilla
- Chocolate Fudge
- Cookies n Cream
- Red Velvet
- Sunny Lemon
- White Chocolate Raspberry
- Cookie Dough
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Hope all sixteen days of the new year are going well so far? The year started out really solid for us. Let's just say that we were really, really looking forward to a new year and new beginnings towards the end of 2012. So far, this year has not disappointed. We started out with our friends at Saks Fifth Avenue placing an order for the entire year! Imagine that? Throughout this year, we'll be delivering cupcakes to them regularly on a monthly basis and we're just thrilled to have begun the year with such an arrangement. This is something we kicked around in our heads - the idea of delivering cupcakes on a regular basis to our customers. We didn't even have a name for this 'program' when we got the call to do just that. So, look for some kind of corporate gifting program from us this year. Still have no idea what to call it.
Also, just this past week, we posted on our facebook page that the president of one of the biggest, most recognized, brands in the world went to our lil' website and placed an order for his wife's birthday. That was just out of this world. Being that I spent an entire semester in business school doing case studies on his company and that they are all over the place, you can imagine why we're so over the moon that this happened.
- More opportunities to connect with our customers in a retail setting. Not sure what that means, but we'd love, love, love to have more Bakery Days!
- Classes. We'd love to offer cupcake decorating classes and demos.
- New flavors and new products using somewhat unusual ingredients as well as items from our local farmers market. We're really excited about this. Specifically, the thought of all the testing and sampling to come.
Posted by Marianne Lenox Cupcakes at 8:29 PM
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Hope you're having a great time preparing for Thanksgiving! Just a quick heads up: today is the last day to place pre-orders for Thanksgiving. We are open Wednesday November 21st from 10AM to 6PM. On Wednesday, we will have some cupcakes in the case just in case anyone forgets to pre-order or needs additional cupcakes. Those cupcakes are subject to sell out and will consist mainly of the Thanksgiving top sellers. So far, the top sellers are: Red Velvet, Pumpkin Spice, Caramel Apple, and Carrot. In that order. If you're not sure what to take to your Thanksgiving gathering, we suggest a little of each and you should be good to go!
What's your Thanksgiving Eve routine? At 6.01PM, I’m off to work on the trays of macaroni and cheese that I volunteered to take to the King’s Table on Thanksgiving Day. Keeping in mind that I've NEVER made such huge amounts of mac and cheese before, that should be interesting!
Open Wednesday 11/21 10AM - 6PM
Closed Thursday 11/22 and Friday 11/23
Open Saturday 11/24 10AM - 2PM
Posted by Marianne Lenox Cupcakes at 6:53 AM
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
It's been a while since we've gotten one of these emails and all of a sudden, we've gotten two of them, two days in a row. I thought I'd post them, just like Kari of Retro Bakery, to warn others about scams like these. In the past, I wasted time responding to these requests, but can now spot these a mile away.
Here's an email we received on Friday:
My name is Jennifer Williams am hearing impaired i cant use phone,You can only email or text me verify any information, that is why i chose to email you,I want to make order for 30 Dozen individual Cup Cakes Chocolate Flavor and strawberry for my Dad's B-Party and This is a pick up order so it will be pick up by 4:pm by my private courier services on 14Th of December so can you handle that for me and let me have the total cost plus tax so i can make the prepay payment with my credit card,and let me know the TYPE OF CREDIT CARD YOU ACCEPT OVER THE EMAIL OR
My Text Only number: 256 346 5498
A combination of some or all of these indicators set off an internal alarm that an order could be fraudulent:
- Large order
- To be picked up by courier service
- Payment by credit card over text or email
- Unable to communicate by phone
- Grammatical errors
Posted by Marianne Lenox Cupcakes at 9:37 PM
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Guess what? This sure happens in real life. People go into business not knowing exactly what lies ahead. I remember being shocked, alarmed even, by the amount of work that goes into running a bakery. Going from a part-time side gig/hobby to a full-time business was an eye opener. A lot of problems that Bobby Flay found within the first day of working with the businesses, I also had and will always work on. For someone like me who didn't go to culinary school or work a day in the industry (gasp!) prior to opening my business, the show is providing me with free education. Bobby Flay scores major points for being patient with the business owners and for sharing his expertise and even his recipes with them. I watched all four episodes in one sitting and can't wait to watch upcoming episodes, with my pen and notepad beside me.
Posted by Marianne Lenox Cupcakes at 6:50 AM