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
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
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
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Seems like everyday we get people asking when we are going to open up for retail at our current location. While we are not quite ready for a full-blown retail operation, we are very pleased to offer Market Days on Saturdays! Market whuh? Let's explain. Our Market Day is our own little in-house farmers market-like situation.
It's a time to chat, try samples, and grab goodies to go! In the very beginning, our goal was to sell our cupcakes at farmers markets across the metro area. In fact, our very first blog post was dedicated to this. The whole market thing didn't really work out because, well, frosting and hot, humid weather don't really get along.
What we did love about our farmers market days was meeting new people, introducing our products to first timers and of course providing happy little take-home packages full of our sweet treats. This past Saturday, we quietly (as quiet as three balloons tied to a bistro chair outside our door) tested the waters and were thrilled at the response. That said, we'll be open Saturdays 10AM to 1PM and can't wait to see ya!
Location: 5392 Peachtree Rd, Chamblee GA, 30341. Down the street from Maison Robert, Zen Tea, Steam Koffee, Frosty Caboose and next door to Carrie's Bridal Collection.
Posted by Marianne Lenox Cupcakes at 8:43 PM
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Our favorite time of the year is here and we have new cupcakes to boot! Without much ado, we are thrilled to present you with the addition of six cupcakes to our everyday flavors:
Big Dip: Chocolate cupcake with cream cheese frosting coated in chocolate and
topped with crunchy, caramelized hazelnuts
Chunky Monkey: Banana cupcake studded with chocolate chips with chocolate buttercream topped with Valrhona chocolate pearls and a banana chip
Coco-Nut: Coconut fans rejoice, coco-nut is ba-ack! Coconut cupcake with cream cheese frosting rolled in shredded coconut
Pink Lemonade: Lemon cupcake topped with cherry buttercream and candied lemon peel
Raspberry Swirl: Vanilla cupcake with raspberry swirl with cream cheese frosting topped with a pink rosette and raspberry puree
S'mores: Chocolate cupcake on graham cracker base with marshmallow frosting topped with a toasted marshmallow
Our Springtime Cupcakes are available through June 20. Enjoy!
Posted by Marianne Lenox Cupcakes at 3:36 AM
Saturday, March 10, 2012
My sweet Elise is gone. For those who may have met her at the Phipps Plaza store, she was the sweet Lady quietly helping out around the store, organizing and labeling every.single.thing. in our storage area and cleaning up in the kitchen so it sparkled like her kitchen at home. She gave me the idea of putting those half-circles on the sides of our custom boxes so they could slide open easily. She helped us settle into our new studio and didn't stop telling me how much she loved the space. All that labeling sure came to good use during our move.
To me and my three sisters, she was our precious gift. We are so proud to have had her as a mother. I can’t wait to pull up pictures of birthday cakes she baked for us when we were kids. Our birthdays were such a big deal to her. I remember she had to go out of town for work on my tenth birthday. Before she left, she made sure everything was set, my outfits (I had options, y'all), the food, the party favors, the activities, the cake, everything. At the time, I was sad that she wouldn't be there, but at the same time, I was excited because she'd planned this big 'ole party for me. She ended up making it back into town on my birthday (only God knows how she pulled it off) and my joy knew no bounds. It was an amazing party! She’s the reason I wanted to grow up and do the same for my children. We were the ‘big cake house’ growing up. The one where you always got a big piece of cake at birthday parties.
To be honest, I have thought about closing up shop to deal with everything. It seems so hard when you’re going through something like this. However, this past week, between shifts at the hospital, I found it healing to be able to frost and decorate cupcakes at the studio before rushing back to take over from my sisters. I loooooooooooooove my mommy. Ugh! It hurts! At the same time, my mom loved to say “be positive”, so I will. Je t’adore Maman et je t’aime.
Posted by Marianne Lenox Cupcakes at 3:35 AM
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Posted by Marianne Lenox Cupcakes at 8:08 PM