When I got home at 10:30 tonight all amped up to dive into a big pile of paperwork, I found Atticus (the four year old) not only up, but completely wired. I took TWO HOURS to get him down. Mind you, there was no sleeping late today, no naps- just pure adrenaline. Now it’s 2am, I’m ridiculously behind on my normal crap, and I need to be up at 7am tomorrow. Living the dream!
Quick notes of what I wanted to talk about today:
HOLIDAY ORDERING: We’re now taking orders for holiday parties, corporate gifts, offices, and Christmas Day. Hannukah ordering will be up tomorrow night once I finalize the last few items for the menu- head on over to Facebook to give me suggestions. I could use them.
BUT ALLISON, WHAT ABOUT ALL THOSE FANCY GIFT BOXES I’M SEEING AT UNION? HOW DO I ORDER THOSE?: Tell my kids to go to sleep on time so I can get the ordering page up. They’re having a sleepover at Grandma & Papas house tomorrow night, so I should get it done by Saturday morning.
ANYTHING SPECIAL FOR THIS WEEKEND?: We’re going to the Bust Craftacular, and we’re bringing cupcakes, brownies, whoopies, and our hot cocoa. And in true Robicelli’s fashion, we’re going to do something nuts, because we can and are drunk with power. DRUNK WITH IT!
WAS THAT SOME SORT OF CODE SAYING YOU’RE SPIKING THE COCOA?: No. But if you want to bring a hip flask of bourbon, I’m not judging you. *Note: Robicelli’s LLC and all associated companies do not endorse smuggling booze, hooch, or fun-time juice into the Bust Craftacular, Union Square Holiday Market, or any other venue. And for legal purposes, we ARE judging you.
WHEN WILL PACKAGES OF COCOA TO MAKE AT HOME BE ON SALE FOR US TO BUY? It will be debuting this weekend at Craftacular, and will go to Union Square & DeKalb next week.
CAN I ALSO PLACE A CORPORATE ORDER FOR BAGS OF COCOA AS A GIFT? Yup. We’re gifting cocoa, brownies, and whoopie pies this year. Give us a call or shoot us an email to start setting up your order, and we can delivery the whole shebang to your office.
I HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS THAT HAVEN’T BEEN ANSWERED! HOW DO I MAKE THAT HAPPEN? Facebook. Twitter. And if you follow us there, you get access to our special December deals. So, you know, DO IT.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE CUPCAKE TODAY? I hate answering that question when we’re in seasonal mode. Port Poached Pear will only be around for another few weeks, as will Hansel and Chocolate Candy Cane. Milk and Cookies is new today, and it’s awesome. Just keep in mind that most of what you’re seeing for the next few weeks will disappear right after Christmas, so no matter how much you beg us, you’re going to have to wait another year for them. Perhaps you should get them all?
Clockwise from front: Port Poached Pear, Hansel, Chocolate Candy Cane, Milk & Cookies
NEW! Milk & Cookies: Brown sugar chocolate chip cake, mascarpone buttercream, chopped chocolate chip cookies
Port Poached Pear: Pear cake, vanilla buttercream, port poached pear, port reduction
Chocolate Candy Cane: Chocolate cake, peppermint buttercream, crushed candy canes
The Hansel: Gingerbread cake, white chocolate pudding, speculoos buttercream, white chocolate dipped gingerbread cookie
Robicelli’s at Union Square Holiday Market: C34
Robicelli’s at DeKalb Market: Corner of Flatbush & Willoughby, Downtown Brooklyn
Cafe at Sam’s Bakery: 94th Street off Third Avenue, Bay Ridge
Aloha Grinds: 76th and Third Ave, Bay Ridge
Bagel Schmagel: 76th and Third Ave, Bay Ridge
Crespella: Seventh Ave off 9th Street, Park Slope
Tazza: Clark Street off Henry AND Henry off Atlantic, Brooklyn Heights
Blue Apron Foods: Union Street off 7th Avenue, Park Slope
Eastern District: Manhattan Ave off Eagle Street, Greenpoint
Brooklyn Standard: Nassau & Jewel, Greenpoint
Cake Shop: Ludlow St btwn Stanton & Rivington, LES
Joe Columbia University: West 120th btwn Broadway & Amsterdam, Morningside Heights
Queen City Cupcakes: 62 West Main Street, Patchogue, Long Island
Red Hook Lobster Pound: Van Brunt Street, Red Hook; Brooklyn Flea; Smorgasburg; Roving Food Truck (Whoopie Pies Only)