Flour Child Bakery opens in Virginia Beach!

My mom and I just opened a bakery in Virginia Beach!! "Like" us to stay updated! If you care to read our blog, it's flourchildbakery.blogspot.com.



Monday, August 2, 2010

Sorry for my absence, but...

... I'm a soon-to-be business woman!Well, folks! It seems my time as an unemployed baking hobbyist and part-time blogger is almost over! Soon I'll be a very proud co-owner of my dream bakery! If you haven't been following along, my mom and I are currently in the process of filing paperwork, hiring painters and contractors, buying equipment, writing recipes, etc. It's so much fun! We've already got a location and a name. Flour Child Bakery will be located at

1716 Pleasure House Road, Suite 104
Virginia Beach, VA 23455

We're shooting to open in late September or early October. I'm doing my best to document our journey on my other blog, flourchildbakery.blogspot.com. We're also on Facebook, facebook.com/flourchildbakery!

I haven't forgotten about this blog, though! I have two recipes ready to be blogged. Whole Wheat Sticky Buns are coming up first. Then, Brooklyn Blackout Cake is next! I've just been soooo busy lately, I hope everyone can understand.

OH YEAH!! Josh and I are going to NYC next week! We'll be there from August 12-15. Where should we go, and what should we do??????? :D :D :D

Until next time,
Cassie <3

53 comments:

Stephanie said...

You are living my dream! Good luck with everything and enjoy your NY trip!

Sarah said...

That's so amazing that you are making your dreams come true! Best wishes.

Amee G. said...

I live right across the river from NYC there is tons of stuff to do! Take a rowboat ride at the Loeb Boathouse restaurant located inside Central Park and there's a zoo in the park too. Of course visit the bakeries such as Magnolia Bakery located in Greenwich Village which has been featured on Sex in the City. Have fun!

sweetjeanette said...

ooooh! I'm so excited for you!!!!
This is wonderful! Congrats!!!!!!

Ariel said...

That is sooo amazing! Congratulations! I hope I can visit your bakery sometime soon.

***Mila*** said...

I'm so happy for you! As someone mentioned before...you're living a dream, your dream and my dream too!

Me and my mom are very interested in doing the same thing you're doing now....but since I'm an interpreter and translator....and just received my diploma.....and have a great job, I'll be saving money to invest in that same dream.

Good luck with everything, hope everything turns out perfect for you!

xoxo

scrappysue said...

that's so exciting! i wish u all the best. take a guided bicycle tour thru central (easy ride). it's fabulous. see a half price show. take the staten ferry at dusk (then straight back). it's free! have a burger at 'burger joint'. it's hiding behind the curtain in le meridian hotel. play the big piano at FAO schwartz - mwah - i wanna go back!!!

Gloria said...

Congratulations! Things to in NYC....so many to choose from! Check out the Museum of Modern Art...they have a great cafeteria there (a little pricey for cafeteria food, but it's delicious!). There's a tiny, tiny, tiny little Italian place my Hubby and I went to lunch one day while waiting to check into our hotel. The food was amazing! It's called Osteria Serafina...http://www.yelp.com/biz/osteria-serafina-new-york. I've heard the Adams Family on Broadway is great. Also, some theaters have a day of the week they offer great tickets for only $25 through a lottery. Hubby and I did this (by accident) a few years back and were able to see Wicked from the front row for $25 a person! Have a great time.

Best of luck with the bakery. I look foward to following your adventure!

Anonymous said...

Wooow!! congratsss!! i've been following your blog since last year and this is the first time i post.
I'm from México, and I know how exciting is oppening your own bakery, cuz I'm doing the same thing right know.. i've been so bussy!! there's so much work!
GOOD LUCK!, I'm so happy 4 you!!

sorry for my poor english haha

Vane.

Retrodiva said...

How did I not know you were in Virginia Beach? I'll be stopping in on the day you open - we need more cupcakeries here in town! And you'll be close to my house, too! Can't wait!

Little Miss Cupcake said...

Congratulations and I love the name!!!!

You must visit Two Little Red Hens on Upper east side for their out of this world red velvet and Brooklyn Blackout cupcakes. I lived in NYC practically all my life and there is just so much to see and do but a visit would not be complete without checking out Central Park/the zoo, the High Line (new elevated park downtown), South Street Seaport, FAO Schwarz (toy store), St Marks Place and MOMA! Enjoy!

IQphantom said...

Brilliant girl, I am so glad seeing you taking dreams to another level.

God bless you, love the name.

apparentlyjessy said...

I am sending you all the good luck I can for the opening of your dream bakery! I do hope you don't get too busy for this blog, but if you do I'll understand! Great name for a bakery too!

Beth said...

Go to Peanut Butter & Co. in the Village. Cute little cafe that serves all things PEANUT BUTTER! There is also a limited numbers of menu items that don't have peanut butter on/in them.

CaSaundraLeigh said...

So cool! The name of the bakery is the cutest thing ever, how did you come up with it!?

Stacy said...

Ooooo congrats! I read your blog all the time (though I rarely comment) but I was unaware that you were opening a bakery! So exciting! And I love the name!!!!!!

Mo Diva said...

CONGRATS!
Come see me in nYC ! lol.
I highly recommend you log on to Groupon and see which deals you can score between now and then because groupons rock!

Theres the Mac and Cheese place in the village, S'Mac
Theres the chocolate restuarant, Max Brenner, in Union Square
Theres Mesa Grill, also in Union Square
and more! email me if you like moniquer83@gmail.com

Larie said...

Congratulations! :)

City Share said...

Congrats on the bakery! What an exciting adventure! I live in NYC near Little Italy and Chinatown. There used to be a cupcake tour in the Lower East Side, but when I did a quick search just now I couldn't find it. The best article I found was from the Chicago tribune - strange. Here is the link: http://www.chicagotribune.com/travel/chi-cupcakes-travel-webaug13,0,1885870.story.
Have a great trip.

slightlyawkward said...

I am so excited for you!! It's amazing that you're making your dreams a reality...Way to go! *HIGH 5!*

Carlie Anne said...

When I was there last summer, we went to the half-price ticket booths to see a broadway show! We saw Avenue Q for half price, it was hilarious and it added so much to the trip!

Hope you have a blast!

Bianca said...

I've seen a lot of the shows on Broadway. If you're interested in any particular one feel free to ask me about it.

Central Park is awesome and one of my fave spots here. Just walking around there is amazing.

If you crave burgers the wait at Shake Shack is totally worth it (they have frozen custard too)

I find Magnolia to be very over rated. The frosting tastes like a stick of butter to me. But I know it's a very popular spot so maybe check it out anyway.

I think the best bakery I've found so far is called Sweet Revenge. By far some of the best I've had yet. They have sandwiches and other goodies as well. http://www.yelp.com/biz/sweet-revenge-new-york

Jacqui said...

I wish you lots of luck in your new exciting venture.

chocolatecoveredgummiebears said...

I'm so excited for you and I'm just a reader!

www.sweetcreationsbystephanie.com said...

Best of luck with your bakery! So exciting!!

I'm married to a New Yorker :)
NYC...so much to do there..so much to see.. I don't know where to tell you to start. If you are short on time, great way to see the entire city is the double decker busses.. You can get on /off wherever you want.

Cupcake Girl said...
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Cupcake Girl said...

Good luck with your bakery! Sounds like soooo much fun! I hope to one day do the same - except just for cupcakes :)

Giulia said...

I wish you all the best for your new bakery!! Love the name... I'd love to come and finally taste your delicious baked goodies, but it's too far from Milan to just hop on a train :-P
I'll follow you on your new blog!
Take care :D

Music Food and Love said...

Congratulations! I wish you all the best and I'm sure it will be success!

Ellemay said...

Baked!!!!

I braved the subway for the first time and the bus in a foreign city and country to get there and it was worth every ounce of angst.

lisa said...

Holey moley, Virginia Beach!!! My son and his wife just moved there a year ago and are passing papers on their first house next week! I can't wait to tell them where to find you and for me, when I go to visit I'm heading right your way.

If you need a good vet I can highly recommend my son :)

Congratulations and hope to see you in the future.
Lisa

The Captain's Daughter said...

Congratulations to you! I wish you HUGE success!!

Laura Loo said...

YAY congrats for you!! This is very exciting! :) Good job you!

I highly recommend seeing a Broadway show...you can't NOT see one when you're in the musical theatre capital of the US!! If you don't mind something more serious yet also darkly funny and very moving -- see Next to Normal!! A Little Night Music also has two Broadway legends currently in it (Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch) so that'd be way worth seeing! American Idiot is also apparently very very good, based on Green Day music!!

In the Heights and Billy Elliot are also recommended...If you want to see something more well known, there's still Wicked and Lion King and Phantom are still there too!!

Anonymous said...

I am so happy for you and your Mom. You are going to blow away the other Virginia Beach bakeries. I wish you the best. JE

MsJess said...

RATS my family is about to move out of the va beach area so I won't have as easy an excuse to come visit! But best of luck to you!

As for NYC recs I've heard amazing things about momofoku ssam bar momofouku milk bar's amazing deserts.

kath said...

Thursday 8/12 Broadway in the Park at Bryant Park where the casts from several Broadway shows come out and sing a few songs from their shows for free at lunchtime. So much fun! Then there are the touristy things to do - Rockefeller Center, Times Square, Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building. If you haven't done these yet, try to get them in if you have time! I also recommend going to the TKTS booth and getting tickets for a show. There are some great ones right now like the Addams Family, Lend Me a Tenor, Promises, Promises and a Little Night Music and the TKTS prices are great. If you're opening a bakery (Congrats BTW!) maybe you could find out where some bakeries are and do some delicious research!

Aileen said...

AHHH!!! that is so exciting!! I am so happy for you! You'll have to post tons of pictures and keep us all thoroughly updated, especially your fans that are all the way on the other side of the US (like California, for example!)

Jelli Bean said...

How exciting, Cassie! Way to go! I can't wait to hear about your bakery goings on, and that time in NYC will be spectacular. As if you don't already know, a Broadway show is a MUST! I went to NYC in December 2008 and loved it. Have fun, and be sure to also visit all the fresh gourmet markets. Mmm!

Amy said...

YAY congratulations! I've commented a few times before and have been reading your blog since forevs and now to read this is so great! Hopefully I can visit it someday if I ever happen to be in VA

Ingrid said...

Wishing you all the best Cassie! If I've ever that way you can be sure I'm dropping in, eating up, and saying hi!
~ingrid

Becca said...

Good for you!!!!!

Natalie... said...

Congratulations! Im really pleased for you, hope all goes well :D.

Suzanne said...

How exciting!!!!

Suzie Ridler said...

That is the most EXCITING news EVER! I couldn't be happier for you. You rock!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Finally it's done! Yayyy! I'm so excited for you, Cassie :D

Andromeda said...

Good Luck on that :) I just found your blog and am loving every post I read :) got you on my blogroll as well following and facebookfaning you (is that a word) LOL

good luck and keep up the good work

J. said...

That's great!! The best of luck to you!!

CookiePie said...

Congratulations!!!! Wishing you all the best -- I'm sure you'll be a huge success!!

polkadots said...

Hey! i've found your blog two days ago by random at Cupcakes take the cake and i started reading it. I really enjoy cooking, especially baking, and i'm definetly going to try lot of the recipies you've written here. I have to give you my congrats for your bakery and all my best wishes for you and your new project.

P.S. Forgive me if my english is too bad, i'm from spain haha :)

Megan said...

Congratulations, you are living the dream!
NYC is amazing, hope you had fun!

Anonymous said...

I hope to be right behind you in a yr or so! I'll be the Philadelphia version :)

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed reading your blog. Keep it that way.

Treehouse Chef said...

I know your bakery will be very successful. I am so happy for you! I hope you will have time to post every once in awhile.