Weekly Baking| Thursday 28th & Saturday 9/30| 10 Flavors this week, Responsible Accounting & Is it really almost October? ;-)

If you’ve even opened this BLOG, you have an opportunity to enter into a ‘Blog Only SECRET CONTEST’ with a few answers for reading a paragraph (yay)…please keep reading & Thank you sincerely<3 !  

I think Jesus said it best when it comes to taxes in Matthew 22:21… “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s; and to God the things that are God’s.”

Being a responsible and ‘ethical in reporting’ small business is not easy.  But it’s also ‘oh so lovely and even hard’ once you’ve entered your data into numerous excel spreadsheets…you get to see just how much those high quality ingredients (especially the chocolates) cost, how much you give/donate and how far and often you drive.  It’s astonishing to know that all that cake batter, cookie dough, icing, boxing and ribbon, customer service and communication, EVERY SINGLE RECEIPT, Chase bank statements, American Express bills, monthly Square Up reports (and so much more) is held in a three and half inch stack of files and reports.  By the way, this does not include the additional two and a quarter inches of order forms with all my order notes on them.  After almost 40 hours of labor,- I’m done for CPByMelissa’s 2016 taxes anyway (and a smidge ahead on 2017)…CeLaBrAtE!  We’re ever so thankful for our Christian accountant Jim Evetts at Henderson Edwards Wilson Evetts for what they do to keep it all ethical and ordered.  And obviously, so VERY Thankful to YOU for these gorgeous receipts and your business!  Please look forward to a new webpage tab soon to be uploaded regarding ‘the cost of a cupcake’ and ‘donations/giving’…  we’ve never wanted to seem boastful, but we’re going to be brave and post some percentages for you.  For example, https://smallbiztrends.com/ wrote that small businesses on average donate 6% of total sales…we’ve averaged three times that number for fives years.  We give, we have standards that are not even legally mandated but the Texas Cottage Food Law (i.e. #smokefreepetfree, BOP, security/safety, etc.) and we work extra hard to be above reproach in all areas.  Thank you sincerely for purchasing a cupcake or cookie from us over these last,- going on six years…we promise we’re working hard for your business! 🙂

CONTEST|  Just answer these four silly questions and you’ll be in a drawing for a $13 credit (box of 4 full size cupcakes).  FYI our normal contests on social media generates about 30-50 participants total with a random.org drawing result.  I predict maybe 10-15 max will read the above paragraph and email… so possibly a 1 in 15 chance of winning!  At most 1 in 50…better than a lottery anyway! 🙂  CUT/PASTE the below questions and answers from above is great and email to Melissa@ConfectionPerfectionByMelissa.com with your name by THURSDAY 9/28 Midnight.  I’ll announce the winner on Friday 9/29.

  1.  What’s that bible verse on taxes Melissa quotes?
  2.  Is Melissa done with her 2016 taxes?
  3. What two topics are the new webpage tab going to cover?
  4. What do small business average in donations/giving and what has CPByMelissa averaged?

Thank you again for the silly fun, I’d better get to my ingredients list to make sure I have everything I need for our 10 Flavors this week…HaPpY Tuesday! :-)-Melissa

FALL 2017/SPRING 2018 BAKING SCHEDULE|  Limitations or Closures

*Remember, whoever books online first determines the schedule and flavors.  We only bake when we’re booked.  We ask that you give us 1-2 weeks notice but honestly, as long as your order is submitted ONLINE by Sunday midnight,- we do everything we can to get you on the baking schedule that week (not withstanding ‘flavor booked days, holiday baking menus or closures).  Please know that we SINCERELY Thank you and are ALWAYS Humbled by your orders!

Fall 2017

  • November 3-4|  Family/Dance Convention (I can bake for your 11/2)

Spring 2018

  • February 10th|  Family/Dance Premier (I can bake 2/9 for your 2/10 events.)
  • February 23-24|  Family/Dance
  • March 3rd|  Wedding ‘Flavor Booked’ *You can order off this menu :-).
  • April 27-28|  Family/Dance
  • May 25-27|  Family/Dance

Summer 2018

  • June 15-16|  Family/Dance
  • July 2-8th|  Family/Dance

*Brought to you by your Smoke Free, Pet Free Concierge Batch Baker  www.ConfectionPerfectionByMelissa.com

Thursday, September 28th|

FIVE Flavors of YUM…

  • Brilliant Butterfinger/BB  *Apologies, these (BB) cannot be baked in the Mini size.
  • German Chocolate Getaway/GCG  *Apologies, these (IIC) cannot be baked in the Mini size.
  • Irresistible Italian Creme/IIC  *Apologies, these (IIC) cannot be baked in the Mini size.
  • Heaven On Earth/HOE
  • Wonderfully White/WW

Don’t forget, mini cupcakes are sold by the DOZEN (Due to box sizes and top heavy with icing- 12, 24, 36,etc.), but can be mixed in the TWO flavors above. 

9/28  Cupcake Online Ordering Deadline| TOMORROW 9/27 10AM *Need to prep dry ingredient as we’ll be baking and icing these tomorrow afternoon/evening for Thursday morning freshness.

9/28 Pick Up:  6:45-7am, 8am-9am or TBD/To Be Determined with both our schedules. I’m in and out but we can work it out ;-).

Place Your Order Here!

PLEASE REMEMBER to hit ‘weekly baking’ when ordering and USE THE COMMENT SECTION to let me know quantities of cupcake flavors, etc..

Saturday, September 30th|

FIVE Flavors of YUM…

  • CookiesNDream/CND
  • Heaven On Earth/HOE
  • Triple Chocolate Temptation/TCT
  • Tuxedo/TUX
  • Wonderfully White/WW

Don’t forget, mini cupcakes are sold by the DOZEN (Due to box sizes and top heavy with icing- 12, 24, 36,etc.), but can be mixed in the FIVE flavors above. 

9/28  Cupcake Online Ordering Deadline| Friday 9/29 11AM *Need to prep dry ingredient as we’ll be baking these Friday afternoon/evening and icing Saturday morning for Saturday freshness.

9/28 Pick Up:  10-Noon  *We close at noon on Saturday till Monday morning for family, fun, faith & fellowship along with baseball, dance, yard-work and laundry! 😉  We’ll get back to you on all those texts, emails and online orders bright and early Monday morning!

Place Your Order Here!

PLEASE REMEMBER to hit ‘weekly baking’ when ordering and USE THE COMMENT SECTION to let me know quantities of cupcake flavors, etc..

PICKUP LOCATION| 1903 Fair Parke Lane Wylie, TX.  Please feel free to park in the drive way.

PAYMENT|  Cash, Check (made out to ConfectionPerfectionByMelissa, CPByMelissa or Melissa Stone) or any Credit Card via Square Up (just add 3%). Cash/Credit discount is minus 3%.  Yes we do have a chip reader.  🙂


‘Business hours’ |  Determined by our clients…

We’re often asked on Facebook to publish our ‘Business Hours’…  This is ALMOST impossible except for Mondays when we publish our ‘weekly baking schedule’!  Basically, we can work backwards a bit meaning, we’re open for Saturday pickups normally between 10-Noon (we can often have your order ready by 9:30 if needed).  We’re CLOSED Saturday from ‘NOON on till Monday mornings 8am’ (for faith, fellowship and family).  We’re almost always on the phone verifying that week’s orders each Monday morning from 8-Noon.  Other than that, we are at the ‘beck and call’ of those clients that have booked us for that week via the online order form.  Whoever has booked us (at least a week in advance or at the very least by Sunday midnight, is how we determine our weekly baking hours and pick up windows.  We can book your ‘baking and pick up’ ANY day of the week (except for closures), ANY time of the day (except Saturday Noon till Monday morning 8am), with your online order!  DO NOT fret however, you can always order off the existing weekly baking schedule posted on Mondays.  In the end, YOU, the client, determines our weekly baking schedule, other than closures.

We’re humbled to bake for you and yours and ‘Thank You’ dearly for your online orders.  Thank you ever so much for allowing us to bake for you, we promise to do our very best to make your experience and celebration memorable!

20 HOURS|  This was MY Dream six years ago…to work 20 hours a week baking, what I love!  Now, this of course does not include holidays, as that’s not realistic.  Why 20 you ask?  Because honestly, I work another part-time job. These two jobs combined have me clocking in full time hours while also being the executive assistant to FOUR humans and three of these (our kiddos) DON’T DRIVE.  This includes all three children’s carpools, three different school campuses, as no one qualifies for school busing and almost all extra curricular activities.  Yes, I have fabulous ‘carpool mom help’, but ‘Ay, Caramba, ‘Oh My’!  Sometimes, I feel as if I actually see myself driving down the streets going the other way…  As well, I REALLY love serving my children’s schools and our church.  Over the years, I’ve allowed those 20 hours to look more like 25, 30, 35 and 40 hours on a non-holiday prep week or holiday week.  God has done something BIG in me in the loss of my beloved best friend and mentor Nancy McDaniel, who passed away January 18th after a 15 month fight against cancer.  My heart (who struggles deeply with disappointing others) and my head have met head on…I WILL stay on task and ONLY BAKE a maximum of 20 hours weekly.  I’m going to try to not miss those precious family moments.  Did I also mention we’ve decided to dip our toes into the world of dance conventions and competitions?  It’s my girl’s heart desire and I’ve finally realized it (after a few years) when I saw her literally dancing in her sleep…  Life is too short and as I’ve learned recently via Nancy, aka our ‘CeCe’, that we are not guaranteed tomorrow.  Now remember, I’m still working full time and I absolutely know I’ll work crazy hours during the holidays.  However, once I’m booked a certain number of baking days weekly, I will close the others.  My body AGE (gulp), mind and soul will no longer allow me to work into the wee hours of the morning or pull all nighters, yes, -my ‘ah ha’ moment.  I’ve ALWAYS striven to be a concierge batch baker operating above and beyond the legal requirements of the Texas Food Cottage Law in a pet free, smoke free environment who values quality ingredients and crazy freshness… and I sure hope to continue! <3

NOW, more than ever, will we appreciate your ONLINE ordering in advance.  It will be SUPER duper hard to stick to those 20 Baking hours, but we’ll be praying and trusting GOD to provide for both your and our needs!  Please know that with notice (1-2 weeks preferably), I will do everything I can to get you on the baking schedule and look forward to baking for the BEST and kindest customers I could ever have hoped, prayed and dreamed of year’s ago!  Seriously, YOU are…

How do you get on the baking schedule you ask?  The ONLINE order form please!  Did you know there there are TEN different ways customers can communicate with me via normal email, phone, text and social media?  That online order form holds me accountable like nothing else!  And, it has all that you ask of me in writing, fabulous!  Lastly, our current ‘limited baking’ or ‘closures’ are ALWAYS posted on our weekly baking blog and above the online order form!♥ – Melissa Stone  Melissa@ConfectionPerfectionByMelissa.com

If you have any questions, please send us an email at: Melissa@ConfectionPerfectionByMelissa.com

Thank you dearly,