Tuesday, May 27, 2008


We've heard some wonderful comments and feedback over the last few weeks, so we thought it would be nice to share it with you. Here's just a sampling of some of our favorites:

"Everything is outstandingly delicious!"

"I want to be next to cocoa & fig... their goodies are amazing!"

"I should have stopped here first."

"Excellent food with great service."

"Maybe you should try a fig scone?"

"Cocoa Bites... the best chocolate in town!"

"The fresh fruit tart is the best I've had since I was in New York."

"You guys make me happy!"

Please feel free to leave us comments and suggestions on this blog or send us an e-mail. Periodically we'll post our favorites! If there is an item you would like to see at the farmer's market, let us know. We are very open to suggestions and enjoy trying new recipes!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Cupcake Pops?

This week at the market we decided to try something different. A new item specifically designed with kids in mind. And what do kids like more than cupcakes and suckers? Why not combine the two..... now there's a thought! And so the cupcake pop was born.

These neat little two-bites treats are our version of a peanut butter cup. The brown "wrapper" is actually dark chocolate with a peanut butter filling inside. The pops are then dipped in various colored chocolates and decorated with sprinkles.

But a new product is never complete until we have a unique way of presenting it. We loved the idea of making little cupcake pop bouquets. A few flower pots and coats of paint and we had our finished look....

We think it's the perfect treat to enjoy on a warm summer day. Perfect for kids or the kid in all of us! They would make excellent party centerpieces or take one as a hostess gift to your next summer gathering!

We hope you had a chance to enjoy one.... these girls sure did!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Thank You!

We would like to thank everyone who came out to support us at our first Farmer's Market. All the hard work leading up to the market was well worth it. Your wonderful comments and kind words were much appreciated. We were thrilled with the overwhelmingly positive response we received for our products and presentation. At the end of the day it's the smiles and ooh and ahhs that make our job so rewarding. You have helped to make our dream a reality!

With all the commotion in setting up for our very first market, it was difficult to take pictures. We promise to do a better job with picture taking next week. Here are a few shots we managed to take as we were setting up.

Our cocoa & fig signs at the front of the tent

Laurie & Joe with custom cupcake tower
chocolate cupcakes with mocha icing
coconut cupcakes with lemon cream cheese icing

blueberriest muffins with crumb topping

french macarons in six flavors:
vanilla bean with caramel buttercream
coffee with coffee buttercream
hazelnut with nutella
raspberry with dark chocolate ganache
pistachio with pistachio buttercream
chocolate with mocha ganache

fresh fruit tart with lemon cream cheese filling

cocoa bites

We hope to see some familiar faces next week and bring a friend too! :)

Thursday, May 8, 2008


Thanks for stopping by to check us out. Our blog will keep you informed of our progress and happenings while we grow. We hope you'll check back often to see what the next crazy adventure brings. We've had quite a few leading up to now.....

The dream of a catering company began three years ago when Laurie finished pastry school. That was after a B.A. from Tufts in Psychology and an Associates in Culinary Arts from the CIA. Friends and family had been enjoying her food for years as she tried out new recipes and beautiful presentations. One day while working at a bakery in California it hit her... why not open a catering company and share her wonderful food and amazing pastries with everyone!

Joe was living the good life in Miami. He left his comfortable and exciting job spending endless hours in front of dual computer screens to try his hand at owning a business. He's never worked in the culinary industry, but he does love to eat. He thought opening a catering company would be a wonderful idea. Laurie's culinary and pastry knowledge combined with his financial background would make a perfect pairing.

And so the idea of a catering company was born. A few months of construction and you're open, right? Wrong! We've learned through this whole process that everything takes time. Time to plan, time to design, time to build, time to.... you name it, it takes time. Even naming the company takes time... one year in fact. I guess you could call us persistent, or crazy, we've heard both. We just like to do things right... the first time!

And so this week marks the official opening of cocoa & fig. It's been a long, difficult journey, but we made it! Tomorrow is our first Farmer's Market in Prior Lake. We're anxious and excited to make our debut. We hope you'll join us!
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