Blog Archive for May, 2010

I like Big Buffs and I cannot lie

May 27th, 2010

Josh the CopywriterWe’re doing a fun assortment of cupcakes for the Stanley Cup, and a few of our lovely Twitter friends asked us how we come up with our Quippies.

Enter: Josh.

Josh is a professional copywriter, Chicago native, die-hard Bulls/Bears/Cubs/Blackhawks fan, and also can clap louder than anyone we’ve ever met. (Don’t believe us? Try out-clapping him at a Gavin Rossdale concert. You will lose.)

He’s also super clever, smart, and the guy who said to Mari one day, “Hey, you should call your business Foiled Cupcakes.”

And he writes all of our Quippies.

So next time you’re enjoying some cupcakes and are reading our Quippies, we dare you to clap as loud as you can in honor of Josh. :-)

The Skinny by Foiled Cupcakes

May 10th, 2010

The Skinny by Foiled CupcakesDid you just join “The Skinny”? Well, we’re happy to have you. Seriously.

And to let you know just how happy we are, we’re giving away a Dozen of our Favorites every month for the rest of 2010.

How do you enter?

1 – Join “The Skinny” if you haven’t already.

2 – Scroll down to the bottom of this post and click on “Comments.” Enter the contest by telling us (a) the flavor you’re dying to try along with (b) your city.

3 – Watch our Facebook page and Twitter feed as we announce “The Skinny” winners monthly.

And we won’t spam you. We swear. To the moon and the stars and the sky.

Have fun, and go get The Skinny!

Meet Jenn.

May 10th, 2010

Hello. My name is Jenn, and I’m a cupcakeaholic. I was raised by a mother who loved to savor the sweet side of life and did not have a problem handing me a brownie for breakfast. I’ve always loved to bake and create delicious desserts that bring a smile to the face and satisfaction to the stomach. When I found out Foiled Cupcakes was looking for a Cupcakeologist, I jumped at the opportunity. I wasn’t really sure if Cupcakeology was even a real field of study, (I’m still not sure to be honest, but I’m not questioning a line a of work that lets me spend my time swirling fluffy buttercream on top of freshly baked cupcakes) but I knew it was definitely a science I wanted to know more about. Now that I’ve joined the Foiled family, maybe you’d like to know a little more about me, the newest Cupcakeologist responsible for bringing to life those perfectly portioned pieces of heaven Foiled delivers.

I’m on the left with my best friend of 15 years (aka the Easy Bake Oven owner).

I’m on the left with my best friend of 15 years (aka the Easy Bake Oven owner).

My earliest baking memory goes back to the first grade, the year my best friend unwrapped an Easy Bake Oven on Christmas morning. This was definitely an experimental time in my baking career. I’m not sure if the inventors of the Easy Bake Oven intended the users to combine all of the baking mixes to create a hybrid cookie/cake/muffin (coakeffin?), but they should really consider including some kind of disclaimer warning against the hazards that this combination will produce, not only for your taste buds, but for the oven itself and the electricity in the rest of the house…

But those days are long gone. After moving to Chicago 10 months ago from Slidell, Louisiana, I now attend the Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts and am a few short months away from receiving my Associates in Baking and Pastry. When I’m not at school learning the French techniques and secrets (spoiler alert: butter, butter, butter), I can usually be found trying new recipes taste tested by my roommates or stationed somewhere in the stacks of the Chicago Public Library. I love to read, go to movies, jump on my mini trampoline, and will find any excuse to shed my flour and powdered sugar covered jeans for a pair of pumps. I’ve worked as a file clerk, construction assistant, and even a preschool teacher, but there’s no place I’d rather be than dancing around the kitchen, singing along to Jay-Z and whipping up something to satisfy a sweet tooth. I can’t wait to get to work this week and get started on the cupcakes I’m sure you are ordering at this very moment :)

‘Bye Y’all!


Meet Katie.

May 2nd, 2010

skitched-20100502-145252I can’t believe it’s been almost three years since I moved to Chicago. The city has so much to offer I still feel like a tourist exploring it all. After graduating from Iowa State University with a hospitality major I knew a big city would have the right opportunities for me. I have been lucky enough to work for well-known local Chicago companies like Potbelly Sandwich Work and Homemade Pizza Company and now FOILED CUPCAKES! I’ve had a sweet tooth my whole life and now I get to use it in my job, which is fabulous!

When I’m not working I love to attend Cubs games, park it on my couch for an afternoon of Food Network, or check out any local restaurant (the spicier the better!) I recently got a puppy name Wrigley who is extremely sweet but extremely naughty, he keeps me on my toes.

I’m so excited to be a part of team FOILED. I’m loving baking great cupcakes with some really great girls :)

See you soon,