Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Baking Along....(full speed ahead!)


This week, Crumbles is in the process of some exciting developments! We’re going to check out commercial kitchen space and our hope is to have it secured by the end of the week. The facility we’re looking at seems like a perfect fit: they’re local, friendly, and seem flexible in being able to accommodate our needs as well.  Best of all, they seemed really supportive of the idea of leasing out their space to a small business. If all goes as planned, we’ll then be scheduling an inspection from the Department of Agriculture to obtain our food license, at which point we can go officially public! This week is also our appointment to meet with a friend who will be helping us set up licensing and all the other legal good (and necessary) stuff we need to know.  We’re also in the process of booking and have been approached for several events for the summer!

Over the Memorial Day holiday, we parted ways and agreed to report back any cupcake  developments or new ideas during the time with our families. While out east visiting mine, I also took a little field trip to New York City to do some cupcake R & D. After consulting with a local friend from the city, I ended up going to a cupcakery smack in the heart of mid-town. This place is a pretty impressive operation – they ship nationally and have stores in four states; not necessarily the aspiration of our shop, but interesting to visit, nonetheless.  

Sara and I have also continued to try out new recipes, experimenting with different flavors and ideas. So…our favorites of the past week?  By informal vote (i.e. taste-testing by our co-workers, a most loyal and willing crowd!) Rum cupcakes with Brown Sugar Buttercream (Sara’s delicious creation) and Vanilla-Barfi cupcakes. (I know, I know……we’ve gotten a little pushback on the name, but the result was pretty awesome and well received).  Also discovered a new love for raspberries, chocolate ganache and a fleur du sel combo. This week we’ll be trying out something new, the results of which I’m sure you’ll be informed of soon! Keep checking our twitter and Flickr  accounts for the latest updates.  

So that’s all for now…stay tuned as we bake on full speed ahead!



1 comment:

  1. I'm still waiting for my fat free & sugar free sample! ;)