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February 4th, 2014

VALENTINE’S DAY IS NEXT FRIDAY.

Order by Wednesday, 2/12, and we’ll guarantee delivery on Friday, 2/14.

All orders include our stylish wrapping, a handwritten gift note, Valentine’s Day Quippies and personal delivery.

BONUS OFFER

Place your order by Monday, 2/10 at 11:59 p.m. and your order will include a complimentary trio of Foiled’s chocolate chip cookies – our latest and greatest baking adventure!


Celebrating our Blackhawks

June 14th, 2013

For the second time in three years, the Blackhawks are in the Stanley Cup Finals, and we couldn’t be happier.

Send a box of Blackhawks-themed cupcakes with our special Quippies. Simply write “Blackhawks Quippies” into the delivery notes section of your order form, and we’ll add these special tags to any order.

We also include a hand-written gift note, so you can go all Chelsea Dagger on your friends, too.

Here’s the game schedule and order deadlines for deliveries in time for game day. Order by 5pm for next day delivery:

Saturday, 6/15 game – order by Friday, 6/14
Monday, 6/17 game – order by Sunday, 6/16
Wednesday, 6/19 game – order by Tuesday, 6/18
Saturday, 6/22 game – order by Friday, 6/21
Monday, 6/24 game – order by Sunday, 6/23
(Please don’t let it get to game 7….)
Wednesday, 6/26 game – order by Tuesday, 6/25

GO HAWKS!


4 Easy Ways to Make Mom Feel Super Awesome

May 7th, 2013

With just a few days left until Mother’s Day, we’ve put together a short list of things you can do to make it extra special for the women who’ve made a difference in your life:

1. Call her regularly. Maybe it’s trivial, but making an effort to connect is huge.

2. Send her cupcakes, just because. But especially this Sunday.

3. Send an email every time you have a memory from your childhood. “Hey, Mom – remember when we’d go get ice cream after the Memorial Day parade?” She’ll love that you acknowledge the little efforts she made to make your childhood memorable.

4. Take her to lunch or dinnner. Nothing beats face time.

Get in on the Foiled Cupcakes Mother’s Day special and you can get in on #2 like that {snap!}. Time’s a-tickin’, so get clickin’!


We’re Hiring a Packaging Coordinator!

May 5th, 2013

We’re hiring a new Packaging Coordinator. Read on!

Application deadline: Thursday, 5/9/13

What we’re offering:
- A PT position with our delivery cupcake service in Chicago
- Flexible hours
- Steady location (work out of our packaging space in West Town/Ukrainian Village)
- Independent work culture

Requirements:
- Laptop with wireless internet connection
- Phone with unlimited texting
- Car — preferred

Availability required:
- For now, evening hours between 5-8 p.m. — set your own schedule
- In the future, can switch to late morning hours
- 7 days a week preferred, with flexible time off as long as it’s scheduled

Things we’re looking for:
- Detail oriented individual with a flexible schedule
- Ability to commute to our Ukrainian Village/West Town kitchen location easily
- Independent worker
- Good with written and verbal communication
- Organized, effective worker who can roll with the punches
- An interest in logistics and order fulfillment

Job requirements:
- Assemble orders with speed and accuracy
- Hand write gift notes for recipients
- Help prepare for the pastry team’s shift the following day
- Inventory and supply management

Please respond with your cover letter and resume with contact information:
hey@foiledcupcakes.com
Attention: Mari and Kelly
The subject of your correspondence should read, “HEY, FOILED! I’M DETAIL ORIENTED!”

No phone calls, please.


Your Logo on Cupcakes

March 27th, 2013

You want to send a gift, and you want that gift to be branded.

Enter: Foiled Cupcakes with custom Quippies.

Many of our clients have asked for custom Quippies on our cupcakes, which adds a super memorable, yet cost-effective touch to our cupcake deliveries.

This service is free for our Silver Elite clients, and generally is $35 for all other one-time clients (unlimited number of production prints). Lead time is around one week for proof and production.

Check out some examples of logo Quippies on cupcakes:

We’d love to help you setup your own branding package for a super memorable gift – just let us know how we can help.


Bracket time!

March 19th, 2013

Foiled Cupcakes is giving away a fabulous prize worth $800+ this year – a Silver Elite subscription of a dozen cupcakes shipped anywhere in the country every month for a year! We’ve never given away anything this huge before.

Scoring is pretty easy — the person with the highest number of points at the end of the tournament is the winner.

Novice or expert, we want you to play! Friends are welcome; the more, the merrier!
0 – Sign up for a cbssports.com account if you haven’t already
1 – Once logged in, go to http://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/universal
2 – Sport: Mayhem (NOT Basketball)
3 – League abbreviation: foiledcupcakes (you need to put this in exactly as it’s shown)
4 – League password: foiled

Oh – and the deadline is Thursday, 3/21 at 10:59 a.m.

Let the MADNESS begin!


Additional Help! – Order Coordinator

March 12th, 2013

We’re hiring an additional Order Coordinator to help Kelly out for 10-20 hours a week. Read on!

Application deadline: Monday, 3/18/13

What we’re offering:
-A PT, work from home job with our delivery-only cupcake service in Chicago
-Set your own consistent schedule (morning hours preferred)
-Interact with our clients over the phone and via email and make them SUPER HAPPY

We’re looking for someone who is:
-Organized, detail oriented, and can think on their feet
-Capable of making decisions on the fly and working under pressure
-Able to dedicate 2-3 hours per day to making phone calls free from any distractions/disruptive noises during -regular business hours (M-F, 9am to 6pm)
-Not afraid to be on the phone, send emails, text, use a cell phone, and over-communicate with the team and clients
-A really great typist and very web-savvy
-Happy to serve the customer and put their needs first
-Interested in helping in the kitchen during peak and holidays

Please respond with your cover letter and resume with contact information:
hey@foiledcupcakes.com
Attention: Mari and Kelly
The subject of your correspondence should read, “I WANT TO BE A CUPCAKE ORDER COORDINATOR!”

No phone calls, please.


What Valentine’s Day is REALLY Like

February 25th, 2013

I recently met with a woman whose dream is to quit her corporate job, go to pastry school, and start a bakery – because she LOVES to bake.

She asked me what it was like to run a cupcake bakery on a high-volume day like Valentine’s Day. “It’s CRAZY,” is what I told her. And then I started rattling off a list of everything that goes on:

We get our ingredients scaled.
We get our batters made.
We let our batters rest.
We get our buttercreams beaten.
We get our foils separated.
We set up our sheet pans and heat up our ovens.
We scoop batter into the foils.
We bake cupcakes.
We make fillings (caramel, ganache, pecan, etc.) from scratch.
We carve out cupcakes to make room for filling.
We fill pastry bags.
We pipe cupcakes.
We label them with Quippies.
We give the cupcakes time to set.
We fold boxes.
We fold inserts.
We call to follow up with all inbound orders.
We print out orders.
We hand write all of your gift notes.
We fold more boxes.
We get more flour.
We get more butter.
We laugh a lot.
We fight over whose music is best.
We wrap up your box.
We assign delivery drivers.
We confirm deliveries with our drivers.
We deliver your cupcakes.
We follow up with you.

All this over a 24 hour period leading up to the 14th of February.

And then we sleep for a bit, then get up and do it all over again for the orders the following day.

We love Valentine’s Day. Thank you for making it a true labor of love for us, and for giving us the chance to deliver shiny happy goodness to your loved ones. And thanks for continuing to order throughout the year! You give us a reason to do the entire list over and over, and we love it.


Hailo + Foiled = a SWEET Ride

February 12th, 2013

On Valentine’s Day, 2/14/13, twenty Hailo drivers will receive one dozen individually wrapped Foiled Cupcakes to pass out throughout the day to lucky riders.

If you’re a lucky cupcake winner, tweet a picture of you and your cupcake using hashtag #HailoFC, and you’ll be entered to win a free Dozen of our Favorites cupcakes that can be redeemed anytime!

Don’t have the Hailo app yet? Download for iPhone or Android here, then hail away!


Love Bundle 2013

January 31st, 2013

You asked for it – gourmet Rice Krispie treats for Valentine’s Day!

An overwhelming number of you asked for something to complement cupcakes for this sweet holiday. What better than a modern take of nostalgic Rice Krispie Treats, red and pink and white to celebrate your love?

The first 100 people to place an order will automatically get a trio of these lovelies for free (a $12 value).

Place any order for Valentine’s Day delivery and you’ll automatically get free custom Valentine’s Day Quippies, too.

Happy Valentine’s, everyone!