Wednesday, December 28, 2011

CRAVE Minneapolis/St. Paul Guidebook GIVEAWAY

In honor of our feature in the CRAVE Minneapolis/St. Paul Guidebook, one lucky Cocoa & Fig fan will win a copy of the CRAVE book and a four-pack of Cocoa & Fig Chocolate Bouchons!  You'll be prepared for an awesome 2012 with this guide to exceptional, women-owned businesses in the Twin Cities (and have some sweet treats to eat as you browse!)

To enter, leave a comment on this post telling us what your favorite dessert is along with a link to your blog profile or website with your email contact info listed.  Contest ends at midnight on Monday, January 2nd and winner will be randomly chosen, announced and contacted on Tuesday, January 3rd.

Good Luck!


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Cocoa & Fig Featured in the CRAVE Minneapolis Guidebook

For the second year in a row, Laurie has been featured in the ultimate guidebook to women-owned businesses in the Twin Cities, CRAVE.  Her two-page spread includes photos of C&F desserts, a snippet about Cocoa & Fig, and her thoughts on running a business.  Check out more of the fabulous and local, women-owned businesses in the CRAVE guidebook by picking up a copy at the C&F Gaviidae retail shop.
CRAVE Minneapolis Guidebook featuring Laurie Pyle

CRAVE Minneapolis Guidebook featuring Cocoa & Fig
Minneapolis Guidebook CRAVE with Cocoa & Fig


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Holiday Dessert Table

Stately, elegant, and festive - the perfect description for the miniature dessert table we did for a holiday wedding reception held at Calhoun Beach Club.  Coordinated by Dawn Ewest of Dawn Michelle Designs, the space was decorated with Christmas trees, garland, candles, floral arrangements, and more which made for a stunning setting. Shelly Mosman Photography captured all of the details of the spread in the photos below.

Cocoa & Fig miniature desserts included Vanilla Salted Caramel and Toasted Coconut Mini Cupcakes, Key Lime and Banana Pudding Dessert Shooters, Lemon Meringue Tartlets, Vanilla French Macarons, Chocolate Cake Lollipops, White Chocolate Covered Pretzels, and Tuxedo Dipped Strawberries.  Enjoy!

Festive Holiday Dessert Table by Cocoa & Fig

Cake Lollipops tied with Ribbon

French Macarons and Banana Pudding Dessert Shooters by Cocoa & Fig

Buttercream Ribbon Cake Centerpiece

Tuxedo Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Minneapolis Holiday Dessert Table

Festive Lemon Meringue Tartlets

Key Lime Dessert Shooters

Holiday Dessert Spread

Southern Banana Pudding Dessert Shooters

Plate of Desserts from Wedding Dessert Table

Desserts: Cocoa & Fig


Friday, December 9, 2011

Cocoa & Fig in Southwest Newspapers

We're honored to be featured in Southwest Newspapers today!  Reporter Leah Shaffer visited the Cocoa & Fig Shakopee production kitchen to interview Laurie and Joe, and check out all of the new holiday items baking in the kitchen.  The article titled Cocoa & Fig offers seasonal goodies, with a twist was printed in the Let's Go section of all Southwest Newspapers including the Eden Prairie News, Savage Pacer, Chaska Herald, and more.  Here's a short excerpt:

If you’re the type who’s ever yawned at the usual offering of sugar cookies and gingerbread, Cocoa & Fig’s holiday treats might be the menu to check out.

The bakery specializes in “just making things a little bit more gourmet than maybe grandma made them but still have some flavors that are reminiscent of what you had when you were a kid,” Pyle said.

For example, salted caramel is the popular treat this season.

“We are doing our salted caramel nut tarts which is sort of a kicked up version of a pecan pie,” Pyle said. Cocoa & Fig’s head pastry chef is allergic to pecans. “So maybe selfishly, I wanted something that didn’t have pecans,” she added.

Another classic with a twist: chewy, chocolate ginger cookies.

Cocoa & Fig’s recipe adds Valrhona cocoa powder and 70 percent chocolate chunks with crystallized ginger. Definitely not your grandma’s gingerbread man.

Photos by Leah Shaffer of Southwest Newspapers


Monday, December 5, 2011

Cocoa & Fig Combination Gift Boxes

Give the gift of sweets this season by selecting a Cocoa & Fig Gift Box for the food fan on your list. We have an assortment of delightful packages to choose from including the following combination boxes:

Cocoa & Fig Gift Box for Chocolate Lovers

Chocolate Lovers Gift Box
2 Chocolate Cake Lollipops, 2 Valrhona Chocolate Chunk Cookies, 4 Valrhona Chocolate Bouchons, and a 4 oz. package of Sweet Goddess Butter Almond Toffee

Twin Cities Gift Boxes by Cocoa & Fig

Exclusively Cocoa & Fig Gift Box
2 Cake Lollipops, 2 Valrhona Chocolate Chunk Cookies, 4 Valrhona Chocolate Bouchons, a 5 oz. package of Granola, and a 5 oz. package of Caramelized Cayenne Peanuts.

Twin Cities Gift Packages from Cocoa & Fig

Simply Sweet Gift Box
4 oz. package of Sweet Goddess Salted Caramels, a 5 oz. package of Thomasina Cashew Brittle, and a 5 oz. package of Caramelized Cayenne Peanuts

Holiday Gift Boxes for the Twin Cities

Taste of the Holiday Gift Box
2 Cake Lollipops, 2 Valrhona Chocolate Chunk Cookies, 4 Valrhona Chocolate Bouchons, a 5 oz. package of Granola, and a 5 oz. package of Caramelized Cayenne Peanuts

View our entire Gift Box Menu online.
Order by email at or by phone at 952.540.4300.
72 hours notice is requested.

We look forward to sweetening your holidays!

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