Thursday, March 3, 2011

We just recieved the layout and estimate for our truck!

It is crazy how fast this is happening and at the same time, how much there still is to do.  Seeing the layout of the van really made it seem real though, and it is just so exciting! It looks wonderful, and we can't wait to "try it on!"

We are meeting with our business advisor on Wednesday the 9th, to hopefully wrap up our business plan, and then 48 hours until we find out if we are approved.  We are pretty confident, and are enjoying even the stressful parts of this adventure.  It helps to keep baking!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Testing testing! And great news from the SCORE Office

It looks like we may actually meet our goal of being on the road by May! The SCORE office has been wonderful, the advice that we've gotten and the help that they have given us have been invaluable.  Our business adviser could not be more helpful, and seems just as enthusiastic as we are about making this happen.

We got together and came up with a few more recipes, who knew that work could be such a confection!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Testing some recipes

Turtle seems to have gotten the most rave reviews so far.  What's not to love about velvety chocolate with caramel and chocolate sauce and salted caramel buttercream?  Today we will try out some different recipes, we want to make sure that we achieve pure perfection before taking it out on the road.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Cupcakes are a coming!!

We are Pecan and Charlie's, and we are really looking forward to opening up in the suburbs of Chicago...we are perfecting everything, from our Chocolate cake, to our creamy caramel sauce and salted buttercream.  Drizzling raspberries upon lemons, and dusting vanillas with a bit of powdered sugar...Velvety dark and milk chocolates are becoming ganaches, and we are maybe enjoying taste testing them just a bit much...

Yes, we are going to be the next Mobile Cupcake truck to hit Chicago...only not really, because we are aiming for the suburbs.  All of those poor suburbanites who cannot make it to the city every day need their share of wonderful goodness, and we are going to try to help them out! This blog is going to be our tool to keep everyone updated on when we are going to actually hit the street, and hopefully share the cupcake love!

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                                  Pecan and Charlie's