7.01.2010

Hi Friends!

This week literally flew by..so much to do and think about! Expanding our company in this economy feels so risky and yet so right at the same time. How can that be? I have no clue. I'm just running on pure adrenaline and my instincts telling me to "go for it".

Tons have happened since my last post. I contacted the Realtor regarding the warehouse space (yeap, the ugly one from last week's post in case you just tuned in). The contractor said he needed drawings before he could give us a quote for the whole build-out. (scary stuff people!)

Apparently, the owner of the building lives in Venezuela so who knows how long it will take him to get me the drawings. Not one to have any sort of patience I quickly began scouring craigslist and loopnet again for any location that had a kitchen already in place. And guess what?

GUESS I SAID!! Just kidding..sorry about that..

I FOUND it!! I called the owner on Tuesday and one day later I met up with him at the warehouse space which is approx. 40 minutes from my house. A small price to pay for having everything ready to go..ovens..check..huge walk-in fridge..check..not having to install a grease trap and go through months of red tape and permits? Priceless.

So, boys & girls, I'm off tomorrow morning to pick up my best bud or "BFF" (Bootylicious Femme Fatale) as I like to call her (long story) from the airport and then sign the lease. We'll start on the 19th guns..er..pastry bags blazing! I didn't have a chance to take any pics but I will definitely take some as soon as we get settled in. Woohoo!

In other news: We're looking for a super cool, cookie and cake loving, talented baker who lives in Miami. It won't be much to start - only about 24 hours per week but there is plenty of room for growth. Anyone interested? Holla! I mean, E-mail me for more info. :)

Lastly - Here are photos of some cookies from this week.
Rock themed cookies for a corporate client that wanted some delicious gifts for their new employees.
3.5" Baby Chick cookies for a baby shower. The picture was taken with our old camera (that's why it looks yucky).

4th of July Photo cookies...Happy Birthday America!!

I should have some great pics to show you next week. The surprise is almost here! I have a few clues..it is HUGE..WHITE (mostly) and loves to EAT. Hehehehe...if you guess correctly I'm sending you a dozen cookies of your choice..no lie!! I'm so excited!! Crossing my fingers that everything goes as planned. :D


5 comments:

Alison said...

Congratulations on your new warehouse space!

Oh I WISH I lived in Miami! (Not that you would hire me) But still....

I hope things go well with your expansion! :) Love the cookies!! :)

faithy, the baker said...

Congrats!!! Your cookies and work are awesome! I hope you'll have lots more orders to come!

Sweet Creations said...

A dog!!!!

Andrea B said...

Thank you Alison! Are you kidding?? I LOVE your cookie work and I wish you lived in Miami, too!
Thank you very much faithy! I appreciate your support. :)
Sweet Creations - Close!! well..no actually..really not close but you can try again! One more hint: It is much bigger than a dog and it can hold many things (like..cupcakes maybe??!!)

polkadotscupcakefactory said...

Love your little chick! Too cute!!!

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