Posts Tagged ‘Cupcakes’

NOW HIRING North Shore Delivery Driver

January 26th, 2010

We’re hiring! Again!

You:
Are 18+ and are legally able to work in the United States.
Have a clean driving record, a reliable car with current insurance and air conditioning.
Are okay being on-call in the mornings for 1-3 hour shifts between 8-12 noon, Monday through Saturday.
Can pick up cupcakes from our kitchen location in Chicago and deliver them to the north suburbs.
Believe that customer service is absolutely ESSENTIAL and aren’t afraid to be overly servicey.
Know the City of Chicago and the north suburbs or can use a handy dandy GPS.
Have a cell phone and aren’t afraid to use it to communicate with our customers and office staff. (Hands-free, of COURSE. Duh.)
Think that an average wage range of $10-25/hour+ is A-OK.

We:
Are learning every single day. We’re brand new, growing faster that we anticipated, and we love it.
Love people who are fun and can have fun, and don’t take life too seriously, but really, REALLY put the customer FIRST.
Expect that everyone will follow through on their own responsibilities.
Let you know the night before of any deliveries that need to be made.
Have a lot of exciting partnerships, deals, press, and media exposure coming up.
Are expanding to Chicago’s North Shore (Evanston, Wilmette, Winnetka, Skokie) and need a delivery person to join our team ASAP.

Interested in working with us? Send your cover letter AND resume by Wednesday (that’s TOMORROW!) to Mari:

Email: info@foiledcupcakes.com
Subject: I won’t eat the cupcakes while I’m driving them around. I SWEAR.

If we’d like to meet with you, we’ll call you in the next 36 hours. We’re going to be interviewing on Thursday morning between 9-12 noon in Chicago. (That’s in TWO DAYS). We’ll need you to be ready to start this week. Yeah, that’s soon. But if you want it, well… that’s how it works. :)

No phone calls, please! We want to make sure we continue to service our phone customers exactly the way they deserve. Thanks, everyone, for your continued support of our growing business. WE APPRECIATE YOU! xo – Mari


Did you say cupcake model?! Part 2!

January 20th, 2010

This past summer, we hosted a cupcake photo shoot to capture still shots of our cupcakes in all their glory. And while this served a functional purpose (getting pictures of our cupcakes on the website), it also served a social purpose: getting together with 20 of our favorite Twitter friends and sharing the shiny happy goodness.

Thanks to all of our cupcake models for being so flexible and fabulous and fun! F(cubed). And VERY special thanks to Chris Vaughn for photographing our cupcakes and models! He is fabulous to work with, so nice, so genuine, so lovely. THANK YOU, CHRIS!

In no particular order, we present the remainder of our 20 cupcake models (see the first batch here):

Iris Chen

Everybody Loves Chocolate | Student at DePaul University | Chicago, IL

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What song does the cupcake you’re modeling with remind you of? Why?
‘Everybody Wants You’ by Josh Kelley because everybody wants a scrumptious cupcake :)

Why we like Iris:
Because she’s so ridiculously bad at comebacks, it’s endearing.

Meka Asonye

Bananarama | Recruiter for the Cleveland Indians | Cleveland, OH

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If you could gift Foiled Cupcakes to any celebrity, who would it be? Why?
President Obama. Foiled Cupcakes brings happiness to all that experience them. In the moment you are eating them, all troubles of the world melt away. Obama could use this stress relief.

Why we like Meka:
He works in baseball. Enough said.

Jessica Braun

Choc Full of Cherries | Chicago, IL

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Now that you’re a bona fide cupcake model, what are you going to do with your career?
Hopefully move on to NY Fashion Week or serve as a guest judge on America’s Next Top Model. So Fierce.

Why we like Jessica:
Because she tweets things that are relateable. Like seeing a cute boy on a city bus.

Melissa Karlin

Southern Belle | Special Event Sales expert | Evanston, IL

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Now that you’re a bona fide cupcake model, what are you going to do with your career?
Eat cupcakes for world peace. And encourage the world to adopt them as currency – that would be magic!

Why we like Melissa:
She likes to go out and dance. She likes to have fun. And she is cute as a button. Seriously.

Sarah McClain

Plain Jane | Morningstar, Inc. | Chicago, IL

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What song does the cupcake you’re modeling with remind you of? Why?
‘Don’t Stop Believing’ by Journey. At first, the Plain Jane is a little “plain” on the outside but once you get to know her, all your expectations about what it means to be “plain” and “simple” are out the window. Don’t Stop Believing!

Why we like Sarah:
Sarah’s always on the go and she knows Chicago’s the best city in America.

Kelly Vonebers

Strawberry Short Cupcake| Upshot | Forest Park, IL

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Now that you’re a bona fide cupcake model, what are you going to do with your career?
Figure out a way to take my new found cupcake modeling talent and spin it into a full time job. I mean, next step is supermodel stuff, right?! (we say, duh!) Somehow, someway … cupcake modeling will eventually pay my mortgage! :)

Why we like Kelly:
Because she wants cupcake modeling to pay her mortgage.

Paula Harris

Lime is the New Black | Groove Parlor TV | Chicago, IL

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If you could gift Foiled Cupcakes to any celebrity, who would it be? Why?
Jody Watley – 80s pop star. she LOVES red velvet cupcakes and she should try Foiled Cupcakes’ Southern Belle.

Why we like Paula:
Paula has been one of our most ardent supporters since day one. And we absolutely appreciate her for that!

Ryan Zimmerman

Give Me S’Mores | Personal Trainer at Lifetime Fitness in Warrenville | Aurora, IL

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Now that you’re a bona fide cupcake model, what are you going to do with your career?
Maybe Sara Lee needs someone to model pies!! :)

Why we like Ryan:
Ryan barters personal training sessions for cupcakes. It evens out.

Shona Williams

Chai Maintenance  | Event Planner at Kamileon Events | Chicago, IL

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What song does the cupcake you’re modeling for remind you of? Why?
It reminds me of ‘Material Girl’ by Madonna, for a Chai Maintenance cupcake!

Why we like Shona:
She’s a detail-oriented gal who loves to have fun. And she plans amazing events!

And a big thanks to Stephanie Perrin for editing these photos.


$500 to the Haiti relief effort. Done by 10 a.m.

January 14th, 2010

I’m literally floored. In just a matter of 30 minutes and a handful of tweets, we were able to collectively donate $500 to the Red Cross Haiti relief effort today. Thank you to the following individuals who donated (and will be receiving 2 Dozen of our Favorites cupcakes as a result):

@mattchevy
@tommychoi
@johnpneedham
@mojoguzzi
@CityGirl912
And a special thank you to @rickmurray for thinking of, donating to, and participating in this fantastic idea.

By the way, even if you didn’t get free cupcakes out of donating, it’s still always a good thing to do.

I’m always amazed at what a group of totally unrelated people can do together to make a difference. You guys all freaking rock. I’m so verklempt. :)

- Mari


Cupcakes for Haiti

January 14th, 2010

This morning, I tweeted that I felt like giving away cupcakes. Got a variety of responses. “Give me free cupcakes!” “I’ll take ‘em!” “Drop them off to my house!”

But this DM from Rick Murray was hands down a win-win:

D foiledcupcakes: I’ll buy a dozen cupcakes for the next five people to donate $100 to Haitian relief via the Red Cross. (email proof req’d)

My response:

D rickmurray: wow! i’ll throw in an additional dozen. so 2 dozen cupcakes to the next 5 people who donate $100 to haitian relief via red cross?

red cross

So there you have it. Donate $100 to the Haitian relief effort through the Red Cross. You’ll get 2 dozen cupcakes. Simple. Easy. Fun.

Forward your confirmation to info@foiledcupcakes.com. We’ll touch base with you to work out all the details. You’ll get two free ”Dozen of our Favorites” (an assortment that we pick, but you’ll love!) delivered anytime, anywhere within our delivery region, in the next two weeks.

Use them for office meetings, parties at home, gifts, whatever. Just donate!

Don’t forget, you can also text “Haiti” to 90999 and donate that way if you’re not into cupcakes. :)

By the way, #rickrocks. Thank you, thank you, Rick Murray!

- Mari


Dare 2 Dream

October 22nd, 2009

Where will you be on the night of November 5th? The Foiled team and I will be here:

GavinRossdale

We are so proud to sponsor Platform One Entertainment’s show benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Two of our own on the Foiled team have a direct connection with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, so you see why this charity means so much to us.

We’re so happy to have such passionate supporters of LLS; join us and get your tickets today. Help us support a great cause :)

http://www.platform-1.com/events_dare_to_dream.php

See you there,

Iris

P.S. I am really excited to finally meet Amy (our order coordinator), her daughter Katie, and Jamie (one of our bakers). Oh, and I forgot to mention – the VIP section will have Foiled Cupcakes!


Frizzy hair, no concealer

October 12th, 2009

Way back in May, Jeff (one of our Twitter friends in Springfield, MO) tipped his wife off about this new cupcake company in Chicago that was just starting up. And two days later, I got an email from The Food Channel asking for an interview.

Of course, we said, “For sure!” And even though we barely had a functioning website and were just figuring out what we were doing operationally, somehow they managed to make us look good. :) (Thanks, Nicole!)

So here are the videos from the storage vault (or from YouTube) – with the disclaimer that our Executive Pastry Chef was 2,000 miles away, I got no sleep the night before, still forgot to pack my hair straightener (and concealer, obviously) in my bag, AND it was crazy raining that spring day. CRAZY raining.

Other than those above things, feel free to judge all you want. ;-)

Here I am talking about Twitter:

And then talking about Foiled Cupcakes’ flavors:

And discussing the cupcake trend:

P.S. I still love my mom.


In Celebration of Cupcakes – Guest post by Chidinma

October 2nd, 2009

(We’re gonna start having Friends of Foiled Cupcakes start blogging here and there. Want to be a guest blogger for a day? Email us at info {at} foiledcupcakes {dot} com.)

chidinmacloseupIris, Chidinma, & Mari at the Chicago Tribune Tower

I feel like cupcakes could quite possibly be the world’s most perfect food—delicious, flavorful tastiness in a perfect little portable package.  How can you not smile with just their mention?!  My favorite part of the cupcake experience is the first bite.  Initially, the smooth, creamy frosting ignites a spark in my mouth, and then the moist, buttery cake brings it on home.  It takes me to a happy place—elementary school birthday celebrations, high school graduations, weddings, girls’ nights, the “no occasion” occasion, you know…the important moments in life.

The economist in me appreciates the efficiency of the cupcake.  Cupcake history says that cupcakes gained popularity because they were convenient and cooked much faster than larger cakes, and that the measurement of ingredients were easy to remember.  The basic recipe of a cupcake is freakishly simple: butter, sugar, eggs, flour. So easy, even I could do it (maybe)!

Whatever their personal appeal, do you ever really need a reason for shiny happy goodness?!

- Chidinma


No more raisins…

September 28th, 2009

… in our Baby Carrot Cake! Effective now.

And that is all.

(Thanks for your feedback in our Facebook and Twitter polls!)

-Mari


Did you say cupcake model?

September 21st, 2009

A few months ago, we hosted a cupcake photo shoot to capture still shots of our cupcakes in all of their glory. And while this served a functional purpose (getting pictures of our cupcakes on the website), it also served a social purpose: getting together with 20 of our favorite Twitter friends and sharing the shiny happy goodness.

Part of the deal was that we’d feed them appetizers and cupcakes, and in exchange, they’d hold a cupcake and we’d get to brag about them. So here’s where we get to brag about them.

Thanks to all of our cupcake models for being so flexible and fabulous and fun! F(cubed). And VERY special thanks to Chris Vaughn for photographing our cupcakes and models! He is fabulous to work with, so nice, so genuine, so lovely. THANK YOU, CHRIS!

In no particular order, we present ten of our twenty cupcake models:

Tim McDonald

The Aloha | Owner, Zoom Real Estate | Vernon Hills, IL
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If you could gift Foiled cupcakes to any celebrity, who would it be? Why?
I would gift to Matthew McConaughey so Lori could get to meet him when I delivered them.

Why we like Tim:
Not only did he take the train in from the north burbs to start his cupcake modeling career, but he also takes cupcakes back to his girlfriend on the same train. That’s LUV.

Erin Dorr

Minted | Managing Editor, Imagination Publishing | Chicago, IL

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Now that you’re a bona fide cupcake model, what are you going to do with your career?
Pursue cupcake modeling full time… IN SPACE. (accompanied by an awesome drawing of a space shuttle.)

Why we like Erin:
She dances like a maven. Seriously.

Chidinma Asonye

The Cinnful Apple | Associate, Prospect Partners, LLC | Chicago, IL

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What song does the cupcake you’re modeling remind you of?
“Oops, I Did it Again!” by Britney Spears. It’s delicious in a naughty way!

Why we like Chidinma:
She has amazing fashion sense. So much so we asked her to be our first guest blogger. Stay tuned.

Steve McClellan

Partners in Crime | University of Chicago, Freedman Lab | Chicago, IL

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If you could gift Foiled Cupcakes to any celebrity, who would it be?
Sometimes, when I stare deep into Steve Buscemi‘s eyes, I feel like he could really use some cupcakes. Ditto Conor Oberst.

Why we like Steve:
He’s ruggedly handsome. And he loves his mom.

Scott Bishop

Lemonade Stand | Founder, Flash Filler | Chicago, IL and St. Louis, MO

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What song does the cupcake you’re modeling remind you of?
“Friends Forever” from Zack Attack. Because SBTB helped shape me as a man so everything reminds me of Friends Forever…

Why we like Scott:
His goal is to be the next Fabio. But with better hair. And he’s almost as funny as Conan and Kimmel combined.

Lauren Reiff

The Pom Pom | Marketing Gal, Upshot | Chicago, IL

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First impressions of Foiled Cupcakes, please?
Incredible. I could eat them ALL DAY. And night.

Why we like Lauren:
She’s the first girl who posed with her cupcake in a pensive way. We like that our cupcakes inspire deep thoughts.

Dave Van de Walle

PB No J | Owner, Area 224 | Evanston, IL

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First impressions of Foiled Cupcakes, please?
Allow me to call in sick for the next week while I reminisce.

Why we like Dave:
He wants to form a cupcake modeling union. “Cupcake Models of the World UNITE!”

Barbara Maldonado

Pinkalicious So Delicious | Business Development Manager, Marketing Resources, Inc. | Oak Park, IL

barbara

Now that you’re a bona fide cupcake model, what are you going to do with your career?
Use it to get me on the Bachelorette. I need a date!

Why we like Barbara:
She’s sassy and she’s got a big mouth. As in she tells a lot of people about us. XO!

Gregg Jaffe

Ooey Gooey | Owner, Big Teeth Productions, Inc. | Chicago, IL

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Now that you’re a bona fide cupcake model, what are you going to do with your career?
“I’d like to help out the needy people in, like, such as, the Iraq, and the Minnesota, like…”

Why we like Gregg:
Gregg’s other half is awesome. We like Gregg. We love Elise.

Brandon Zeman

Caffeine Fix | Internet Marketing Coordinator, Lakeshore Branding | Chicago, IL

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The first time your taste buds experienced Foiled Cupcakes?
It was about as good as what it’ll be like when the Cubs win the World Series.

Why we like Brandon:
Brandon is a manly man. He’s manly enough that he’s going to let cupcakes into his Man’s club.

10 more to come. Stay tuned!

And big special thanks to Stephanie Perrin for editing these photos.


DailyCandy Kids Readers: Something SPECIAL for you!

September 14th, 2009

daily candy kids chicagoHi, DailyCandy Kids Readers:

Lots of fun things in Celebration Sensations today, huh? We think so, but we’re a little biased.

Anyhow, onto the good stuff.

Place your order for a minimum of 2 dozen cupcakes by Saturday, 9/19 for delivery anytime between Monday9/21 and  Wednesday, 9/30. (You know you have something to celebrate between now and then, don’t you?) We’ll throw in a free 4-pack of our upcoming fall seasonal flavors – so new and so fresh, we haven’t even named them yet. But ohmygoodness – Jocelyn did an amazing job with these recipes (as always):

Spiced Pumpkin

Pecan Pie

Chocolate Pomegranate Ginger

Apple Streusel

When Amy (our super savvy and super rockin’ Order Coordinator) calls you to confirm your order, she’ll ask how you heard about us. Say “DCK” and you’ll be among the first to try our seasonal flavors.

Yum.

Remember, we deliver anywhere in Chicago city, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, and Will Counties. Minimum order is just one dozen cupcakes. You can order online. And feel free to mix and match between our 20 flavors which are available every single day.  Oh, and we deliver to residences, office buildings (think: work party!), hotels, beaches, wherever.

Just click, relax, and wait. Our cupcakes will be personally delivered to you just the way you want them.

Thanks for checkin’ us out. Hopefully we’ll get a chance to check you out sometime soon, too. :)

Happy almost-fall, happy DailyCandy Kids day, happy Monday!

xo – Mari