Tuesday, May 4, 2010
We just finished completing a huge order. Around 200 cupcakes and 150 cookies. I think we'll be icing cupcakes in our sleep. It's fantastic though. We know how great our products are but when someone else takes the chance to try something new it can be really nerve racking. You're scared that your best won't be quite good enough. Well goodbye knocking knees. We've made our mark and claimed our spot. We may be covered in cookie dough and flour but its all worth it. I will see what I can do about posting some pics of our products.
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Well we had a great week here at the bakery. We're beginning to make contact with and secure major clients here in the Birmingham Area. It won't be too long before Steel City Bakery is a household name. It's definitely to the point of need extra help. I'm glad to see our hard work pay off.
Posted by Take Me to Chinatown at 8:25 AM
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
So the most amazing thing happened a few weeks ago. One the Birmingham News writers did a write up on our cupcakes. Yes applause, applause all around. It's so exciting except for one thing. They didn't use our name in the article. Oh what a sad moment. However, we will take that. It's nice to see our hard work and effort in black and white print and on the web. (Pat on the Back....) Job well done. Here's the link to the article. Short and sweet just like our treats.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Okay so I came up with a B-rilliant idea yesterday. Make and sell ice cream on Etsy! So I made my first test batch of Mexican Rum Ice Cream. It is a dark chocolate ice cream with chiles and rum. OMG. Heavenly! The ice cream will be shipped in plastic containers and in dry ice with insulated coolers for those who wonder, "How the crap is she going to ship this stuff?"
According to my palate, it is creamy and rich. Just the right amount of heat but plenty of chocolate. And the rum? Oh yeah, you know it's there. It's so wonderful! I also made it with 2% milk which makes it even better!
Here are some suggested flavors:
Drunken Turtle (tm)
Peanut Butter Chocolate Marshmallow
Ginger Praline (tm)
White Chocolate Peppermint (tm)
Almond Biscotti (tm)
Honey Vanilla Chamomile
Salted Butter Caramel
And more to come! If you have suggestions for flavors, leave us a comment and we might add it to our store, better yet and name it after you!
Now for my Etsy pick of the day: Aromalite - www.aromalite.etsy.com
Aromalite Candle Company, LLC began in 2004 when the owners husband bought her a candle making kit for Christmas. The kit wasn't all that, but she immediately fell in love with making candles. She found different supply companies and people to be her guinea pigs. Hence today exist a thriving company with over 200 sales and is her full-time business! I'm sure they ship items as gifts, go buy some now!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Okay so about two weeks ago I took a TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). You can go just about anywhere in the world and use this certification. Well, I have applied for my dream job to teach in Japan. I have had two responses. One from Japan and one from Taiwan (not to sure about that one). So, I hope that by February or March 2009 I will be in Japan teaching English and living in a wonderful world. They pay for round trip airfare, give you a furnished apartment, sponsor your work visa (which is extremely expensive and hard to get), some companies will give you a car, depending on the company they pay 250,000 to 270,000 JPY which is around $2628.48 to $2834.22 USD per month. Which is pretty flipping good to only have to work 20-30 hours a week. So this is a good deal. I hope that I will be writing you good things in a couple of days.
Oh so about the other job that I was offered. Um..that is a negative. They have never called me back and I didn't get the other position. So, I am banking on leaving the country to teach and be stress free. Sounds like a plan to me. :-)
NOW for my fun part of the day. Shout out to my featured store of the day:
RuJu - www.ruju.etsy.com
RuJu seems to go green! Fabulous bags and items for your car!
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Errr...so I got a call today about an interview tomorrow. Uh...I just got a job yesterday. What shall I do? Dang it I'm going on that interview. I just want to see what it is about and how much money it pays. If it fits and the pay is good. I accept! Sorry it's allow about the benjamins, c-notes, cash-monays, dollas. I need more of them. Sidetracked thought --------> There are kids playing in my front yard - GET OFF OF MY GRASS! <-------------- Aaaannnd we're back. So yea I'm going tomorrow and just check it out.
Well, I started a job at Banana Republic. I had to work today. Well, I went somewhere with my mom last night. Went to leave for work today and oy vey, couldn't find my keys! Realized they were in her car. Needless to say I couldn't go. I'm glad anyways, I'm dead beat tired. I have a bake sale on Saturday and haven't baked one cookie. *sigh* I'm so TIRED! *bangs head aaggghhhhh* Just give me money so I can sleep. Okay, *whew* I'm calm now.
So let's give a shout out to a shop today, what do you say?
Van Fleet Street Design - www.vanfleetstreetdesign.com
Eclectic, funky art that catches the eyes and mind. This art seemingly shows the true personality of the artist.
Posted by Take Me to Chinatown at 4:49 PM
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
I.Got.A.JOB! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I have a J O B. I went to an architectural firm today and got the job. We are negotiating the salary. Whoot!
On Also my client out of my other Etsy shop, www.steelcitypr.etsy.com, Joan Shum (www.joanshum.etsy.com) got 2 big accounts yesterday! She secured Kleinfeld of Manhattan and Gabriella Bridal. She had a meeting with SAKS Bridal today so I'm sure she got that one too. It's so awesome! I'm excited for her. I like this Public Relations thing...lol.
So in concluding. FABULOUS day. I'm off to Marietta, GA on Sunday to take a TESOL class. Pretty stoked about that as well.
So a shout out to my ETSY store of the day:
Liza Rietz - www.lizarietz.etsy.com
Liza Rietz began designing and sewing custom and retail pieces in 2001. Her designs are available nationally in high-end boutiques in Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles and Washington D.C. Rietz's modern designs are structured yet feminine, detailed yet wearable.