Hey, sweeties 😀
Did you know Milli makes the most-delectable Sweet Potato cupcakes in the world?! Well ... she does, and they're so amazing they've become one of our bestsellers. So you know what that means, right? These tasty treats are no longer a specialty cupcake, they're a regular flavor.
We had a special order for a dozen a few weeks ago, and that was what tipped the scale in their favor. When they consistently sell out AND are ordered by the dozen to guarantee a customer gets as many as they want ... we realized we'd better keep them on hand.
Look at those plump, moist cupcakes. And the freshly made sweet potato filling peeking out. I went to the grocery store and bought the sweet potatoes that made it. Ha! Bet you thought I was gonna say I made it. Nope. I have more patience for eating than I do for baking so I only bake when absolutely necessary. I decorate regularly, but when it comes to waiting for and paying attention to an oven timer ... let's just say I'm highly distractable.
The dozen above went out to the order, and another half dozen went out to a special friend of mine. She inboxed me when she saw that we would have these on hand the next day, and asked for six to be set aside. She was at the shop waiting when I arrived. 😂
As she ate one she said that may have been THE BEST cupcake she'd ever eaten. And I'll just note that she and her mother are pretty spectacular bakers themselves. We don't take that accolade lightly.
Regular cupcakes are $3/ea and $30 for a dozen. Now through 10/6/18 I'm offering one dozen Sweet Potato cupcakes for $27. Order must be prepaid and requested at least 24 hours in advance. Might be a good idea to order for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's now. Email Milli at email@example.com with SWEET POTATO SPECIAL in the subject line or call 302-0364. Delivery charges extra.
CUSTOMER QUESTION: Do you freeze your cakes?
ANSWER: No, we do not freeze our cakes or cupcakes.
First of all, we make cakes only by special order, and therefore, have no need of freezing them. They're made a day or two before pickup or delivery depending on size and difficulty, cooled and then placed in the fridge for ease of decorating. They're then placed in the fridge again upon completion of decoration because fresh food requires it.
Second, being that are cakes are only made on special order, we don't have a standard/regular cake that we make and need to stockpile. This is also why cake orders must be prepaid and phoned in at least seven (7) days in advance.
Third, freezing cakes/cupcakes diminishes moisture and flavor, and there's just no good reason for doing that. Our cupcakes are made fresh and have a 3-day shelf life decorated and about twice that if kept refrigerated not decorated. When you come into the shop and see cupcakes marked reduced, they're at the end of their shelf life - still great, but not today's.
Frozen cupcakes and cakes, have most likely been trucked in from the company's regional facility within three days of baking, and then placed in the local market's freezer until scheduled to be thawed, decorated and placed out for sale. They're fine, diminished in moisture and flavor (or filled with preservatives), but not what you want for a once-in-a-lifetime occasion hoped to be remembered forever.
And keep in mind ... these fresh, special order cakes and cupcakes cost more than frozen products because they're made just for you, one of kind and of a different quality.
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This week was all hands on deck (that means my - Zari's - hands, too) again to fill several special orders. Some of which were business to business orders.
We offer a great rate for large, simple corporate orders. Large meaning five or more dozen per order and simple meaning 2-3 colors on Vanilla, Chocolate or Red Velvet cupcakes.
If you'd like to speak to someone about placing an order for your business, your employees or as a client gift, send an inquiry email with Great-Rate Corporate Order in the subject to email@example.com.
All orders must be prepaid at least 7 days in advance. Additional discounts are available for repeat accounts (regularly scheduled and prepaid orders).