Just a quick note to let you know that Lenox Cupcakes will be taking a break for the holidays from December 24th through January 1st. Our last deliveries for the year will be on Tuesday, December 23rd and we'll be back in full force on Friday, January 2nd. Happy Holidays, everyone! Here's wishing you a healthy, successful, and happy 2009!
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Congratulations to Annie Simpkins, the winner of our cupcake giveaway. The Rendon family nominated her in our cupcake giveaway and we are pleased to have Annie be the winner of our first anything! I must say, even though we tried to be as scientific as possible and not show any favoritism by putting all entries in a bowl and picking from it, I was touched by the story behind the winning entry.
Also, to all those who nominated employees and co-workers, please know that we will most likely do this again. We’ll let you know when the next giveaway is (Ahem, you can stop sending us “Employee Appreciation Cupcake” emails now). In the meantime, be sure to thank all those who go the extra mile.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Yesterday, we filled a rather large order for an employer that was having their monthly employee celebration. Isn't it nice to know that there’s an employer out there that cares enough about its employees to celebrate them every month? Anyhow, that was the first time we got an order for employee appreciation cupcakes and we certainly think it's a great idea. In fact, everyone should do it!
Here's one way to do it:
Show your co-worker or employee how much you appreciate them by entering them for a chance to win a box of cupcakes from Lenox Cupcakes. Send an email to email@example.com by noon on December 16th letting us know who should win and why.
That’s what you have to do. Well, that and be sure to thank them often.
Here’s what we’ll do - on Thursday, December 18th, we’ll randomly select a winner and deliver an assortment of cupcakes to that person at work.
A couple of things: Please put “Employee Appreciation Cupcakes for Joe/Jane Smith” in the subject line. Also, we can only deliver to metro Atlanta. Our apologies to anyone in a land far, far away :-)
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
At some point today, actress Demi Moore might be eating our cupcakes. We got a last minute order for birthday cupcakes for Ms. Moore. How fantastic is that? Just as I was having a meh day and praying for something to change, a call came in for an order of cupcakes for Demi Moore.
That's what I did because I thought it couldn't be possible. This is Atlanta, people. That's where Google comes in. After I took the order, I went online and did a search and found that she is indeed shooting a movie in Atlanta. I also found out that today is indeed her birthday. Also, the people that picked up the cupcakes are working on the movie, The Joneses which is the same movie she is shooting in Atlanta. Well then, she just might be eating our cupcakes. Allegedly...
Monday, November 10, 2008
Our mom has always inspired us to choose healthier food options. In her honor, we have created the Sweet Elise collection that is more organic, refined sugar-free, and 100% sweet, just like our mom.
Lenox Cupcakes proudly presents Sweet Elise:
Sweet Potato (SE) – sweet potato cupcake with vanilla cream cheese frosting
Honey Vanilla (SE) – vanilla cupcake with vanilla frosting and a drizzle of honey
Banana Gregg (SE) – organic banana cupcake with vanilla cream cheese frosting
Pumpkin Spice (SE) – spiced pumpkin cupcake with vanilla cream cheese frosting
Later this week, we’ll announce how you can get your cupcake fix ASAP without having to order in advance. Stay tuned…
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
We all know which candidate won the presidential election. Now, here's the winner of our presidential pick competition:
- Obama/Biden pick: 180
- McCain/Palin pick: 72
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
You know the drill now don't you? Okay, let's break it down:
You = you (including but not limited to: your other half, son(s), daughter(s), mom, dad, neighbor, best friend, guy/girl you just met)
Me = cupcake, Lenox Cupcakes, to be exact
Tomorrow, we'll be at the Midtown Market from 11:00AM to 7:00PM. Come see us before the sun sets, will ya? Let us know that you read this blog and we'll have a special surprise for you. See you there!
811 Peachtree St NE (across from CVS Pharmacy)
Atlanta, GA 30308
Monday, October 27, 2008
Trick or treat? We've got some scary cupcakes all waiting to be picked up. Order yours today. Be sure to let us know what kinds of decorations you'd like - orange frosting, spiders (fake, of course), orange and black sprinkles, or the works!
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Yesterday, we spent a greater part of the morning out in the community handing out cupcakes to the Survivors, friends and children of Survivors at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event. It was an incredibly emotional experience being out there. It is hard to describe the unity of people coming together to fight this disease. It was a celebration of the people who fight this disease daily. It was like they were saying "we are here, we are not going anywhere" and the rest of the community was there to back them up.
Here are a few pictures from the event.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Let’s have a little fun with the election process shall we? From now until November 4th, we’ll have cupcake picks available for both presidential candidates – free of charge. When you place your order, just let us know how many picks you need and for which candidate. This should be perfect for election night parties.
Two small rules:
- Cupcake picks cannot exceed the number of cupcakes ordered
- Cupcake picks should not be used to hurt anyone not voting for your candidate
On November 5th, we’ll let you know who got picked the most. Get it? I hope so. Questions, comments, orders, call 404-277-6924.
Friday, October 17, 2008
Oh by the way, you'll also get a chance to preview our Holiday flavors and book your Holiday box on the spot!
Little 5 Points Festival
Saturday, October 18th
1160 Euclid Ave
Atlanta, GA 30307
Monday, October 13, 2008
Thinking about the number of times I heard "What business are you in?" or saw "Type of business ______" on a form, I feel I should have said or written "the business of happiness". That's very unlikely but seriously, I don't know of any business that evokes such happiness. At every delivery, every pick-up, I am met with a smile. People just love cupcakes. I wonder what it is that brings about such a reaction. It definitely makes me happy to make others happy.
Speaking of small things that make me happy. The other day, as we were driving through the tolls on GA 400, someone paid our toll. We handed out a dollar bill to the cashier and she said "the person in front of you paid for you". That act of kindness was so random, so unexpected, it absolutely made my day.
So, do something nice for someone else. Do something unexpected. Something small but significant. Hmmm, I wonder what's small but significant... :-)
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
It's hard to believe it is October already! Here's where you can find Lenox Cupcakes this month:
Saturday, October 11th
Location Unknown (it’s the rogueApron, after all)
update: Somewhere in Reynoldstown/Cabbagetown
Little 5 Points Festival
Saturday, October 18th
1160 Euclid Ave
Atlanta, GA 30307
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Saturday, October 25th
Monday, September 29, 2008
OMG! I just checked the HUGELY popular cupcake blog – Cupcakes Take The Cake and saw that we were featured yesterday! Sorry for all the extra exclamations, caps and all, but I seriously LOVE that blog. I was just reading their blog and my heart nearly exploded when I saw our logo splashed across my screen. I had just emailed them to tell them about Lenox Cupcakes in the hopes that I would get added to their blog roll but what did they do? They did a WHOLE feature on Lenox Cupcakes!
I am too excited for words. That was super nice of them. They didn’t have to but I am glad they did. If you are new to the cupcake world, that blog is the queen of all cupcake blogs. They have a blog roll where they list cupcakeries around the country and even around the world. I go there for news about everything cupcake related. It really is an honor to have been featured and I just couldn’t wait to share the news.
Friday, September 26, 2008
This is one last minute order I am so glad we took. Today, Lola Bellini Bar & Restaurant located in the Terminus building (at the corner of Peachtree and Piedmont) celebrates its first anniversary and they chose Lenox Cupcakes to provide cupcakes for the event. So, while it is a little late in the day for me, the night is still young at Lola. Go celebrate with them. I hear they created some special drinks just for tonight. That, and some Lenox Cupcakes. We delivered Coco-Nut (those are becoming quite popular), Red Velvet, Dark Chocolate Bliss, and Vanilla-Vanilla. We also put together some new flavors because they gave us the creative license to do so. Silly me, no pictures. Sorry.
Special thanks to Executive Chef Martin who was super-nice and his staff (the guy that led me to the kitchen and the guy that opened the door for me and my boxes). Congratulations to you and your team!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
What's wrong with PayPal, you might ask? Probably nothing but at LC, the customer is always right. It seems like we are losing customers because we require PayPal for pre-orders. Actually, it doesn't seem like, we definitely are losing customers because we use PayPal. Quite a few orders "dropped off" at the transaction processing stage in one week alone. That, added to a conversation with a prospective client got us thinking. What's wrong people? You don't like PayPal? We're talking to our person and we'll fix the situation.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Literally. Crate & Barrel has asked us back to their Wedding Event. At the last event, we delivered three flavors: Red Velvet, Vanilla-Vanilla, and Coco-Nut. According to our contact over there, “they were a smash hit!” Their words. And we certainly don’t mind conveying the message! This coming weekend, we’re delivering Coco-nut (by popular demand), Tropical Lime, and Chocolate/Vanilla. This time though, it’ll be a combination of regular sized and our little cuppies – the micro minis as I like to call them. So, if you are planning to be at the Crate & Barrel Wedding Event at Lenox Mall on Sunday, plan on having some Lenox Cupcakes!
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
It's glaringly obvious - there are NO pictures whatsoever on our current website. Fortunately, our lovely neighbor has graciously agreed to help take pictures of our scrumptious goodies. All hands are on deck planning layouts for the photoshoot next week. Pictures will soon thereafter become available on http://www.lenoxcupcakes.com/. And in case you were wondering, a newly re-designed website is in the works also. There's lots going on around here!
Sunday, September 7, 2008
After many months of consideration, I think I will showcase Lenox Cupcakes at a local market. I have many apprehensions about doing this, the biggest being the toll it would take on my family. I have a young son and childcare is a major consideration. We'll work it out.
The thing is, what market? I set my sights on a farmer's market close by but I've heard that they've got many applications under consideration. Next, is an open-air market in a hip neighborhood but I've been told that I can't be a vendor there due to a possible conflict with the grocery store in the area! Seriously? The third and most likely option is another open-air market in a quieter neighborhood. Really nice neighborhood. I am not sure how I would describe it except that it has a nice mix of intellectuals due to the university in the area. Quiet.
The way I see it, I need to keep Lenox Cupcakes moving. So far, we've been delivery/pick-up but I would like to get out there and mingle with folks and really grow my business organically. That's really what this is about, growing a business from the ground up!