Blog Archive for June, 2010

Meet Cali.

June 23rd, 2010

caliHi! I’m Cali. I’m a Peoria (just a few hours south) girl who moved to Chicago to attend Kendall College. I’ve grown up around cooking and baking, so when I told my family I wanted to attend culinary school for baking and pastry, they were not surprised. I have worked in bakeries since I can remember… cookies and cupcakes are my specialty. I love to try new ingredients and push the envelope on what people see fit for a cupcake recipe. After finding Foiled Cupcakes online (where else?) , I knew this was a place where I could grow, and I am so excited to be a part of the Foiled team!

When I’m not exploring Chicago, you can find me at my apartment cooking, studying or just relaxing.

Hope to bake for you soon!

Cali (my real name, and no, it’s not a nickname)


Mancake Winner 2010

June 22nd, 2010

Mancakes Logo.pdf-2How many #MANCAKE submissions did we get? A lot.

How many #MANCAKE submissions did we get that rhymed? This one:

Twitter _ Search - #mancake

And thanks to @amyeb25, we now have our first official #MANCAKE winner!

Here’s what Amy and Dan get:

A brand new cupcake on our menu named “The Dan” (or we’ll let them pick something else if they choose)
Two dozen cupcakes delivered to Dan and Amy
And look for Dan to be featured on our home page and blog in the next couple of weeks!

Congratulations, Dan! And Amy, thanks for your submission!


Bringing More Cupcakeologists on Board!

June 13th, 2010

We keep growing, so we’ll keep hiring Cupcakeologists. Yes, we will. Now Hiring: Pastry Chef

Current pastry students encouraged to apply.

Who we are:
Foiled Cupcakes is Chicago’s most buzzed about cupcake delivery service. Since the launch of our website in July 2009, we’ve surpassed our revenue goals by more than 600 percent and have also served more than a hundred Fortune 500 companies in Chicago alone.

You can read more about us here.

What we’re offering:
A PT job / ground-up opportunity with a year-old cupcake bakery in Chicago
A chance to apply production, operations, supply chain, and business/management principles to real life
Exposure via the press and media
A reasonable amount of flexibility with a down-to-earth boss who’s willing to work WITH you as long as you’re willing to follow through on your commitments
Growth opportunities with a growing company

Requirements:
Food Sanitation Certificate (must have valid City of Chicago certificate)
High School Diploma (GED Acceptable)
Ability to follow recipes in English, along with solid conversion and math skills
High level piping and garnishing skills
Ability to maintain an organized, efficient, and clean work environment and to work quickly
Good communication skills and reliability to follow through on orders
Evening availability (4-6 p.m.) three to four days per week for 2-4 hours per shift
Be available to start immediately

Preferred:
Experience in large production baking
Inventory management experience

Job responsibilities:
Bake, pipe, and package cupcakes in a high production commercial kitchen in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood
Communicate daily with the owner to ensure smooth operations
Work in tandem and take direction from Head Cupcakeologist, while also working together to find ways to improve operations

How to apply:
Please email your cover letter, resume with contact information, salary requirements, and references to
Foiled Inc., Attention: Mari
Email: hey@foiledcupcakes.com (preferred), or fax: 630.848.9140
The subject of your correspondence should read: “LET’S BAKE CUPCAKES!”

No phone calls, please.


Mancake Contest 2010

June 12th, 2010

Mancakes Logo.pdfYour man could be our first ever mancake.

The Details:

Here’s what you win:

  • A cupcake named after your man to appear on our permanent menu
  • A feature on our home page and our blog
  • 2 dozen of our favorite cupcakes

How to enter:

Tweet us @FoiledCupcakes using the #mancake hashtag. Tell us in 140 characters or less why the man in your life deserves to be this year’s mancake. Done.

We’ll pick our favorite and announce a winner by Tuesday, June 22nd. Which means you’ll need to have your tweets in by Father’s Day (Sunday, June 20th).

Okay! Happy Mancake-ing!

The legal stuff resides here.