Blog Archive for June, 2011

A Note from K-Fed*

June 28th, 2011

“I sent a dozen cupcakes (all different flavors) as a gift to be delivered earlier this week.  I was given many thank yous and rave reviews!  They finally cut each cupcake in 4 pieces to share since they were all arguing about which one was best.  Thank you for the awesome service and truly delicious cupcakes.  I’ve had cupcakes sent from Crumbs, and these ones received higher praise!!  Thanks Foiled Cupcakes!!”

*Disclaimer: This note came from Kristin-Fed, a much cooler version of K-Fed than K-Fed. And she probably knows better than to wear socks with flip flops, too.


We’re adding to our team!

June 7th, 2011

We’re adding 2-3 new pastry chefs to our fun team! Come join us!

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WE’RE LOOKING FOR:
- Availability to work in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood.
4 days | 15-20 hours a week (additional hours when needed). Public transportation is available on the Grand Avenue bus.

- Common sense and experience in a fast-paced environment.
In a high production environment like ours (especially in the baking industry), things come up. You will need to work quickly, think on your feet, make focused decisions (often without direction) and be flexible when last minute changes occur.

- Inventory management experience.
You should be able to monitor ingredients/finished product and place weekly ingredient orders.

- Cleanliness.
We make a lot of cupcakes, so being organized, neat and clean – both in production and in storage – is key.

- Team player attitude.
We’re looking for people who are positive, energetic and bring suggestions to the table in line with our company’s manifesto.

- Focus on quality.
Our cupcakes are known in the Chicago area for being some of the best. We have strict standards of quality to make sure that our customers are satisfied – both with their cupcakes and with their overall experience. Having a keen eye for detail along with being quick and efficient are key. High level piping skills and the ability to follow recipes are essential.

- Communication.
Things change daily, and being in constant communication with key team members on a daily basis is critical. CRITICAL!

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BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
Food Sanitation Certificate
High School Diploma (GED Acceptable)
Ability to follow recipes in English
Solid conversion and math skills

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Please respond with the following by Saturday, June 11th:

hey@foiledcupcakes.com

Cover letter and resume with contact information
Availability
Expected pay rate

The subject of your correspondence should read:
“I’M GOOD AT PIPING CUPCAKES AND MAKING THEM PRETTY”

No phone calls, please.


Cupcakeologist Cali’s Favorites

June 1st, 2011

Introducing . . . Cali’s Favorites!

Says Cali:

Nothing says summer to me like fresh fruits and flowers…

Peachy Keen, Lime In De Coconut and Bananarama Chocolate are all classic summer flavors – it’s impossible not to love them!

My own personal favorite out of the bunch is Luscious Lavender, though. Most people wouldn’t think of eating a cupcake infused with lavender, but the subtleness makes for a great sensory experience.

Hope you all enjoy as much as I do!

xo – Cali

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By the way, Cali’s Favorites will be available from June 1st through August 30th.