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Sugar Flower Cupcakes is a family-owned and operated business servicing and delivering to the Wesley Chapel area of Pasco County and bordering Tampa, Florida areas. All of our products are baked in a certified kitchen in Largo. Be on the lookout for our vending truck coming soon. Our goal is to provide our community with an affordable indulgence and an anytime treat.
Our services include:
- Delivery (minimum order required)
- Vendor and corporate events
- Cupcake wedding cakes
- Cupcake favors
Choose from our delicious cupcakes and mini pies baked daily made with fresh quality ingredients. Click here to see our list.
Regular-size $2 each, $22 per dozen (2 dozen minimum)
Mini-size $1 each, $11 per dozen (4 dozen minimum)
Sweet Potato $2 each, $22 per dozen (2 dozen minimum)
Apple $ 2 each, $22 per dozen (2 dozen minimum)
For those in our community with food allergies and/or dietary preferences: Please be advised that our products contain wheat, dairy products and other products from animals, such as honey, and may contain nuts and/or nut extracts. Other products baked in the same facility may also contain soy products. Please contact us if you have any other questions. We would love to be able to accommodate you to the best of our ability.
Follow us: www.twitter.com/SugarFlowerCC
Flickr photostream: http://www.flickr.com/photos/37163823@N08/
With our blog we hope to be able to provide a glimpse into how we are planning our business and who we are as a team.
Sugar Flower Cupcakes
Wesley Chapel, FL, United States
Saturday, August 22, 2009
SFC is also aware of this connection which we interpret as a great opportunity in our area and we have included such articles in our own business plan. In fact part of our business philosophy sums up this thought: "SFC [will] conveniently offer top quality cupcakes with unique flavors and decorations—an affordable luxury in a climate of financial hardship, a simple treat to lift spirits."
Hoping to make people smile,
Joi @ SFC
Friday, August 21, 2009
Things that make you go hmmm...*rubs chin*
Joi @ SFC
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Anywho, here's the interesting part: When I explained to the salesperson what our intentions are for the truck, specifically mentioning cupcakes, she responded with a perplexed tilt of the head, "You think that'll pay the rent?"
I was almost caught off guard and then responded, "Well, I'm not sure but I'm definitely willing to try." Touché!
My purpose for posting this experience is to let anyone who wants to start a business, change their career, pursue your dream, or basically make your own decision: BEWARE OF THE NAY-SAYERS! Don't allow anyone to take away your joy and burst your bubble. It's your bubble to burst! Any Business or Entrepreneurship 101 course is going to emphasize that every individual has their own level of risk which I caught a brief glimpse of when this woman mentioned that she wanted to open a restaurant and when told that it's more of a headache than beneficial decided not to.
I can't say that this was a bad experience though. When the woman saw my enthusiasm, smile and the way that I speak about our idea she commended me and wished me the best. Maybe I inspired her... Go open your restaurant girl!
Joi @ SFC
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
So, the end of the matter is... We're glad we were given the opportunity to see the truck for what it really is and we're still looking for a vending vehicle. I would love for us to have a Dodge Sprinter but the prices we've seen so far are a little out of reach for us as a start up. I may have to trade in my car. Sorry, Happy II, but I gotta get this business up and running. I need this to work!
Friday, July 10, 2009
So I think that we concluded that this may not be the best area for our vending purposes. We'll have to do more research by going different days and times... Oh and next time I'll take pictures. I had my camera on me but... just didn't find anything interesting. In the meantime, check out this beautiful picture of Columbia Restaurant from Flickr user KayCpics. I was told they have excellent paella.
Joi @ SFC
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Could I have found a truck?... What's this, What's THIS? If it looks like a duck...
The other day Cupcakes Take the Cake posted some info (which has since been updated) about a new cupcake truck in Jacksonville, FL. This put fire under me (those ladies always manage some sort of inspiration) since that is just what we want to do. And the fact that this business is in Florida really got me heated (in a good way). So today we went to see a former USPS truck for sale and now we're working the price of converting it into our financial worksheets to see just how feasible this is. We also saw some brand new Dodge Sprinters which was like a dream sequence until we saw the price tag! Talk about bursting bubbles! Some day...
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
So, now we are awaiting the completion of this kitchen; we were given a 30-day ETA. Now we have a time frame to get all of our ducks in a row.
This post also serves as a plug/testimonial for Craigslist. It may take a lot of time, patience and a keen eye but you may find just what you're looking for.
Joi @ SFC
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
My two cents: I would suggest reading the comments after the recipe. I didn't have any problems with the batter being dry or crumbly; it was fine. I used a rubber spatula to mix the dough and a KitchenAid mixer (wire whisk attachment) for the filling. The rolling part could require two people yet putting a towel under the parchment kept it from sliding. Also, if you prefer the crisp nature of an Oreo I would make sure that the dough is rolled out thinner than 1/4 inch as instructed. Otherwise the cookie remains soft after baking.
Here's what resulted:
Yes, I do know "O"reos to be round but the only cookie cutter I had close to the size was square. They're Faux-reos anyway...
The biggest issue was that they kinda came out tasting coffee-ish. I'm sure it had to do with the vanilla extract that I used. I ran out of my usual: Sonoma Syrup Co.'s No. 4. All in all, I'd say the trial was successful. My friend gave me an "A" for effort. We ate them. Nothing goes to waste 'round these parts.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
I found the cake recipe on RecipeZaar.com. I used organic cane sugar and apple cider vinegar. The icing recipe is from Crazy About Cupcakes.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Oh, snap! They glow in the dark on the bottom!
Cupcakes Take the Cake featured some awesome Coraline cupcakes from death by cupcake on Flickr. How this was her first attempt at fondant? I have no idea. But alas, some people just got it like that.
But you gotta love my frosting madness in the background!
Monday, April 13, 2009
- Vanilla: Classic, moist yellow cake topped with Chocolate Fudge Frosting or Vanilla Buttercream
- Lemon: Lemon cake topped with your choice of Lemon Buttercream or Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting
- Red Velvet: Traditional Red Velvet cake topped with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting; Candied or Toasted Pecan topping optional
- Dairy-Free Dark Chocolate: Dark Chocolate cake made with just a hint of coffee dipped in Dark Chocolate Ganache embellished with a sweet message
- Almond: Almond cake mixed with chopped almonds topped with smooth Vanilla Buttercream
- Black Bottom Banana: Banana cake sits on an Oreo, then topped with smooth Vanilla Buttercream
- Coconut: Coconut cake topped with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting or Vanilla Buttercream sprinkled with Toasted Coconut flakes
- Peanut Butter: Rich Peanut Butter cake topped with decadent Peanut Butter Fudge Frosting
- Triple Chocolate: Moist and decadent cake mixed with Chocolate Chips, dipped in Dark Chocolate Ganache topped with Chocolate Fudge Frosting or Chocolate Buttercream
- Chai Tea: Indian Chai Spices and Honey cake topped with Cinnamon Cream Cheese or Buttercream. Our Signature Fan Favorite!
- Hummingbird: A mouthwatering tropical blend of Pineapple, Banana, and Coconut cake, mixed with Pecans and topped with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting
- Sweet Potato: Sweet Potato cake topped with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting
- Sweet Potato: Smooth and creamy Sweet Potato filling baked in a buttery crust
- Apple: Sweet and tangy apples tossed in cinnamon, baked in a golden pocket of buttery crust
I will definitely take pics this time. I can't believe that I forgot to take some of the sweet potato and chai cupcakes I made for my aunt last week. We ate all the "extries" before I thought about it. I'm gonna get the hang of this blogging thing one of these days!
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Our 1st attempt at chocolate ganache-"Faux-stess" cupcakes