November 19, 2019

Oh What Fun…

Thank you to everyone who read about and donated to the Hastings Family last week.  If you missed the story, it was actually picked up by The Missourian and you can also still visit their GoFund Me page.

A brief update on the Plume front.   Allison, their sweet 19 year old daughter who is one of my original Cupcake Bakers (on the left below), had been taking a leave of absence since her mom’s hospitalization in mid-October.  She gave me her resignation this past weekend.   She has such a servant’s heart and is feeling called to stay in the home and take over the household duties and schooling of the younger children.  I’m going to miss seeing her terribly, not to mention she leaves a big space to fill during a busy season, but we know she’s going to be where she is needed most.

You may remember that we hired over the summer to replace Emilia (on the right) our other original Cupcake Baker as she needed to cut back her hours in order to start her Freshman Year at Mizzou.

We hired Karen (below) but as soon as she came on board, Allison found out about her mom’s cancer.   So we’ve been pretty much running a 2-woman show with one woman off and on ever since.  Which has been tough especially considering our Cupcake Sales have almost doubled this year and we’re heading into the busy holiday season.

Karen has been a trooper and single-handedly baked the 1200 cupcakes we needed for our Birthday Celebration and has been carrying the weight almost by herself since.  When you throw in the fact that our little pink oven has been showing herself, it’s been quite challenging!!  We thought she was going out 1/2 way through Birthday Week.

As much as I hate to say it, we’re likely looking at starting 2020 with a new oven, but that means we also will need to remodel and rewire our kitchen to some extent.  And no one is looking forward to that.  But that’s what happens when you have a delicious & beautiful product combined with amazing customers.  You have growth, and that’s a good thing.  But not without some growing pains.Needless to say, we need to find Karen some help, and quickly.  

If you’re efficient in the kitchen and have a positive outlook, …this job may be for you!  (Or if you know someone who sounds like a good fit, send them our way).    Hours are 6:30- 9:30AM Tuesday – Saturday.   We try to alternate Saturdays so likely just 2 per month, but always done by 9:30am and it’s possible that you would have another day off during the week based on our baking schedule, but we need availability for all 5 days.  We’re looking for someone to start immediately, and at the latest, Monday Dec 2nd.   Interested candidates can email their resume to:’s so many other fun things going on I think I’ll just list them here… You can click on each link to head over to the Facebook Events for more info.


Thurs Nov 21, 10 AM  Bible Journaling Workshop
If you have the  morning free this Thursday, there seriously is no better way to take a break at the start of this busy season and prepare your heart.  You ‘ll get a brief intro to hand lettering and all students will take home a beginner hand lettering kit.


Thurs Nov 21, 5-7PM  Happy Hour + Trunk Show with One Designs
Kate Quinn has a passion for helping young patients with Type 1 Diabetes, afterall her son is one of them. She uses her talents to design and create beautiful leather earrings and bracelets and even has a new personalized bracelet bar just in time for Christmas.  She donates her profits from One Design to support those facing Type 1 Diabetes.

Thurs Nov 21, 6-8PM  Intro to Hand Lettering Featuring Cheese Boards
Spend 2 hours with Christy Asper from Paper Baristas and get an intro to hand lettering.  After some practice time, you’ll choose a word or short phrase to letter on your beautiful wooden cheese board to take home.  All supplies included and you’ll be given practice sheets to take home.   A few spots left!

Fri Nov 22, 7 – 10 AM   Frenchy Treats Pastry Pop-up


The whole shop opens bright and early for fresh baked chocolate and plain croissants & macrons (NOT MACAROONS) from Julie at Frenchy Treats.  You may place orders by replying to this email.
Wed Nov 27, 10-6PM   Thanksgiving Cupcake Order Pick Ups

Thursday & Friday Nov 28- 29  CLOSED FOR FAMILY TIME

Sat Nov 30th  9AM – 5PM Small Business Saturday! 

Whew, just going through all that is making me exhausted…but we sure do hope to see you at some of these fun events.   The shop is in full-on holiday mood, and we are excited to be done with the decorating and on to helping each of you find the perfect gifts.
See you behind the counter this week.

Come Shop with Us, Tuesday – Friday 10-6, Saturday 10-4