Wednesday, June 20, 2012

News Flash

Cupcake Girls are less then 1 month from opening our shabby chic bakery and luncheonette downtown Colorado Springs. Here is an update on our renovation project and an insight in to how our vision is being perfectly transformed to suit our food entrepreneurial dream.

Our little store has been given a lot of TLC over the past several weeks and all of the "behind the wall" elements to renovating our space are close to completion. That means that 'moving day' is right around the corner and it is time to decorate!!  Even as I blog our interior walls are taking on a thoughtful color combination of antique white, candy apple red and lemon ice. Marshmallow white will appropriately take over the exterior walls once our charming building is given a good power wash.  Once the walls are painted and the floors are laid our chandeliers will be hung. We have been collecting and storing everything from 3 door refrigerators to prep tables to umbrella stands and coat racks to our antique 'super find' point of sale counter top. Our garages and home closets are bursting from the seams with coffee makers and cupcake tiers waiting to be put to use in our brand new kitchen!

Each piece of furniture and decor detail has been hand picked by Cupcake Girls and every decision has been made with the goal of making our store ebb and flow and become everyone's "happy place." We have perfected our cupcakes and we are taking that same level of perfection and transferring it into every nook and cranny of our space from the handcrafted butcher block cupcake window bar to the gold curtains hanging from the artisan windows in our "family nook." We have driven 2 hours for the perfect harvest table and 2 minutes to the nearest junkyard scouring for vintage kitchen doors and window panes to refurbish and use as menu boards. Our store is a perfect combination of old meeting new and it is a puzzle anxious to be put together. 

We have learned so much over the course of this renovation. Every decision made came from an idea that we conceived and then had the vision to execute with great thanks to an amazing team of contractors and workers. Our road has been adventurous, yet some how smooth and definitely not over. Our excitement over-rides any fears and we cannot wait to reveal our vision to you.

"Dreams nourish the sould just as food nourishes the body. The pleasure of the search and of adventure feeds our dreams." 

Paulo Coelho

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