Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Candied Apples - Look But Don't Taste!

So I just added a new item to my Etsy shop. A faux candied apple! Okay, so it's a fake caramel apple with nuts that looks good enough to eat. I have to keep reminding myself to resist the temptation! And I know this item is really just perfect for Fall decor, but I've been so excited about it I just couldn't wait. I made up quite a few varieties of these last week and had a lot of fun making something different than cupcakes. It's like my life has been overrun with cupcakes the past few months!

These apples (sold in sets of three) are going to be in the Craft Fair Section of The Country Sampler, August/September issue. They'll also be up on their website in July. I'll be sure to post about them again then. But of course, they'll be available for purchase in my shop before then - just because I can't wait until July!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

The "Chef Executive Officer" Tells All

I dropped a line to the local newspaper, The Daily Progress, to let them know about my giant faux cupcake order and they wanted to do a write-up. It was featured in today's paper! It turned out to be extremely well done. The author, David Maurer, included some great stories and customer quotes in the article and gives a great overview of my young business.

Thanks, Daily Progress!

Also, an update as promised...the big account I made the cupcakes for was Electrolux. They are working with Best Buy and launching a new line of major appliances. The celebrity spokesperson they've hired is Kelly Ripa. Check out their cupcake advertising campaign! The cupcakes I made are going to be featured in their tradeshow area. I will post pics once I receive some!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Cupcakes, Cupcakes Everywhere!

Ok, so my question is this: Am I in Cupcake Heaven or Cupcake Hell? I'm still trying to decide on how I would answer that!

I just completed an order for over 500 jumbo cupcakes for the upcoming Kitchen/Bath Industry Show in Chicago, April 11 - 13, for an undisclosed client. This is top secret stuff! Once the show has begun, I can post more about this mystery.

Thankfully, my part is over. I've been working (with some great friends & family) on this monster of a project for the past month. And I'm finally done! I learned lots of great lessons and, overall, had a wonderful time!