Saturday, July 30, 2011

Please won't you be our neighbor?

Ok, if you follow us on Facebook, then you already know that we are all alone in our little strip mall and we need neighbors. The first place up for grabs is a little former pizza place (hence the sign!). It is approximately 1200 square feet, maybe a little more. It already has a kitchen built in the back, with a front counter built in. There is a small lobby/waiting area. This would be great for another pizza place, or even a little deli. If you don't want to use the kitchen, you could always retro-fit the place to suit your needs.

On the other side of us is a former convenience store. At one point, it was a village pantry. This space is BIG and the rent is amazingly reasonable at $1850 per month. Because this was a former convenience store, it already has a walk-in cooler with doors as well as two other smaller reach in coolers. There is a cash wrap area right in the middle of the store and there are already wall shelves and a few portable units. While I don't know if they work or not, there is also a camera system in place.

That's about all I know about the two spaces. I can tell you that our landlord is great and has always been quick to help us with any issues we may have. We are located right off of Epler Ave at the corner of SR135 and there is a TON of traffic.

If you'd like to get more info, and/or schedule a showing, contact Mo Harbert at 317-885-8858.

Did I mention we tend to give our neighbors free cake? :)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

How much cake do I need?

This is a question we get asked a lot, from both wedding and occasion cake customers. The general rule of etiquette (but don't quote me on this) is to have a piece available for each guest. Now, we all know that there is that weird Aunt who is always on a diet and will never touch a piece of cake, or that picky eater who doesn't like the flavor offered, but on the other hand, there are those guests who will have two pieces, or that kid who drops their piece and wants a fresh one, so they tend to balance out.

Another thing to consider when determining how big the cake needs to be is what type of food is being served with the cake. At many birthday parties, there are a few appetizers, but the cake is the main event. This tends to require a little more cake as the pieces tend to be larger. At most weddings, there is a full meal served, with the cake being dessert, which is why the pieces are usually cut a little smaller.

The last thing to consider is the length of the event. If your event has a definite end time, then people are less likely to have more than 1 piece of cake, but if your party guests tend to linger for a few hours, then they are more likely to nosh on an extra serving as time wears on. For a wedding, if you are going to have the cake out on a table while your guests are dancing, you can rest assured that after an hour or two of dancing, guests will start to grab another piece to keep up their energy.

Should you find yourself with a little extra cake leftover, you can relax knowing that the cake tastes just as good as the next day!