Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Roll with it....

Times, they are "a changin'"!  

Sometimes, when those changes come along, you just have to roll with it.

Change can be good.  
While tough, and full of challenges, we must embrace it and make the best of it!  See it as an adventure.

That is what is happening here.

I recently made some drastic changes at Dixie Belle's, stepping off the truck to focus on our numerous catering requests.
It was a good change, it allowed my to work smarter and not harder (although, I still worked really hard!) and spend more time with my family.

Now, we are changing again.

Recently, my darling husband was awarded a great opportunity within his company.  It was one of those things you don't say "no" to if you value your prospects in the company.

How does this mean a change for Dixie Belle's, you are certainly wondering by now!
Well, here it is.

We are moving.
To Nebraska!

Yep, you read that right.  In the coming weeks we will be loading the moving truck to move to my husband's new office in Omaha. 
Sadly, this does mean that I will no longer be able to serve my wonderful customers in the Nashville area.  

We have loved and truly enjoyed every minute we have spent serving you!  

After we arrive in Nebraska, and get settled, I will post an update as to whether I decide to offer my services in the new city.... 
For now, I am rolling with it!

God Bless!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

A Love thing!

It's that time of year again!

We are now into February and everyone is thinking about what to do for Valentine's Day!

Are you?
If not, you might want to get started!
Don't be the guy (or gal) who waits til the last minute, and ends up bringing home a grocery store carnation, because that is all that was left to choose from!
It's a LOVE thing!  
Make sure the sweeties in your life know how much you love them.
Cause you KNOW they will be looking around the office to see what everyone else is getting....

Contact us now and we can help make your Valentine's Day a special one to remember!

We have a wide variety of cupcakes to choose from, just $27 per dozen.

Strawberries & Cream is always a popular flavor, but if it's not your taste we can easily add some pink coloring to a simple vanilla buttercream.
Maybe even add a candy or chocolate heart, just for you!

And of course, there are always pink or red sprinkles to consider.
Whatever floats your boat, ya know?

Last year we added Chocolate Covered Strawberries and pretzels to our Valentine lineup.  They were a big hit!
We are pleased to offer them again this year, just $16 per dozen.

They come plain, with lovely white striping, or rolled in chopped peanuts.... yum!
How about marshmallows!?  
Yep, that's new this year!

Maybe you want the kids to have a Valentine treat of their own!
With any order of cupcakes, you can add a dozen chocolate covered marshmallows (also covered in stripes, peanuts, or SPRINKLES) for just $8 per dozen! How cool!
(Sorry, can't deliver just marshmallows, gotta add them to a cupcake order.  That's a "gas-guzzler" thing, guys.)

Your kids will think you are the best parent ever!  
Forget a card, they want sweets!

So! Word to the wise!  Get your order in NOW!!!
Don't wait til it's too late.  We can only take on a handful of deliveries that day, and you want to make sure you are one of them!

Email is best: dixiebellescupcakes@gmail.com

Friday, January 3, 2014

Big changes!

Happy New Year!!

We had a wonderful Christmas, we hope you all did too!

 It is always nice, after all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, to just sit back and enjoy the holidays with family.  It is really refreshing and joyous.

We had an amazing year in 2013!  
We met lots of wonderful folks, served at some really great events, and
really witnessed our business grow.

We also noticed some trends in our customer base and decided to make some changes in how we do things to benefit YOU, our customers!

Over the last several years we have gradually become more and more of a catering and delivery operation, than a food truck.  
In fact, in 2013 that was our primary source of work!  Wow!!  Didn't see that one coming.

So,  we sat down over the holidays and decided to work smarter, not harder, and structure Dixie Belle's in such a way that will most benefit our fans.

In the last 2 months we were also very fortunate to move into a permanent kitchen location.  

We will be serving sweets EVERY WEEK, on Thursdays, at the Adesa Auto Auction in Old Hickory.  This is a partnership we are very excited about!  They came to us, in need of someone to help provide lunch to the crowds of folks who come through there every week, and we really wanted to find a kitchen we could call our own.  This is it!  
We have teamed up with the crew from Fried Green Tomatoes, who will be providing most of the savory options each week.   They are a talented bunch of ladies with years of experience.

What does this mean?
Well, this means that we will be concentrating our efforts on the catering and delivery aspect of Dixie Belle's.  We will be at the Auto Auction every Thursday, where we will be able to serve a variety of desserts in addition to cupcakes!  
We will also be available for catering more frequently, as well as stepping up the number of deliveries we are able to make each day!  
That benefits everyone, it's a Win-Win! 

Don't forget, as always we will deliver to you for FREE within Nashville and the immediate surroundings with a 2 doz minimum!  

Stay tuned for some additional specials coming your way!  We plan to make some additions and changes to our website, so check back regularly!

Finally, we want to thank all of you for your continued support!  We truly love what we do and we look forward to another great year! 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Happy Thankful Birthday!!!

It's Birthday time!!  Ours!!

Wow! It is so hard to believe that 2 years have gone by since Dixie Belle's Cupcakes hit the streets of Nashville!

It has been quite a ride, to say the least, but we have LOVED every minute of it!
It was mid-October 2 years ago, actually, when we packed up our newly renovated cupcake-mobile for the first time and set out to bring our fresh made cupcakes to our customers on the street & at local events.

We have been so blessed by the wonderful community we serve we want to celebrate our birthday in a special way this year!

As some of you may know, we have partnered before with Hermitage Church of Christ.  We have served events there in their parking lot on several occasions.
They have a Food Pantry at HCC that provides groceries to those in need in the Hermitage area.  More and more they are seeing people in need of food.

For a couple of years now they have had a special project each November to provide a Thanksgiving meal to anyone who needed it.  It's called Harvest Sunday.  Essentially, they put out a shopping list in advance and ask that the items be returned that Sunday prior to Thanksgiving.  In the following days, over a hundred families have typically turned out in need of a Thanksgiving meal.

So, we are going to have a unique special this year to celebrate our 2nd birthday!

Anyone who brings food items with them to the truck to donate will receive their first cupcake for FREE!  We want to help provide as many food bags as we can!!
BUT, since people are in need for food during all the holidays, we are going to extend the special through the end of December!
So, ANYTIME you see us out from now through the end of December, you may bring us some food items to donate to the HCC food pantry and get a free cupcake!

We just couldn't think of a better way to celebrate our birthday!  We are very blessed to have been in business for the last 2 years, and very thankful for the many wonderful folks we have served along the way.

Any food items are accepted, but if you would like to print the HCC shopping list, just head over to their website at www.hccfamily.org and look on the News & Updates page.  There is a link to print the list from there.

Once again, thank you to all the wonderful folks we have had the pleasure of serving the last 2 years!  We look forward to many more years to come!

Happy Birthday to us!!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Happy Fall!!

Well, the kids have gone back to school and the cooler weather is finally moving our way!
We are so excited because that means Fall is finally here!

We love everything about the fall season!  From the cooler weather (which makes eating cupcakes easier) to the beautiful colors and fall festivals, you just can't beat it!

We also love the fall flavors we roll out that time of year!  Things like Pumpkin Spice and Apple Pie (as shown below) .....

We are also really excited about some of the events we have on the calendar this year!
One event in particular we are excited about is the Strawberry Patch Barn Sale!

If you haven't been, this is a really great event!  It's just down the road a bit, in Hartsville, TN on the gorgeous Starlite Farm.  
If you love anything vintage or unique, this is the place for you!  With top notch vendors there is something for everybody!  
We are really looking forward to being a part of it this year!  So, make sure to come and see us September 12, 13, & 14!  We will take care of your tummy while you shop!

We will have our latest menu additions, including our delightful Southern Chicken Salad Wrap (seen below with the fruit cup), Creamy Tomato Basil Soup, and the very popular Fruit Tea!

We are also excited that this will be a "family affair" of sorts!
My sister, Kim Elkins, is one of the owners of Southern Honey Workshop.

She will again be a vendor there, and trust me this is one booth you will NOT want to miss!  Her stuff is beautiful and amazing! (no, I am not biased!  It really is!)

We have lots more fun stuff in the works, this is just the tip of the iceburg!  So, stick around
and come see us at the Barn!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Summer, Summer, Summer...

Yep!  It's here folks!
The HOT days of summer.

Some love it, others don't.  But whatever your perspective, there is always good that can come from it!

For the most part, we take the summer off.  As you may know by now, we are a family run operation.  The most important part of that sentence being family.

So, when it comes summertime, the kids are out of school and ready to relax.
We decided to do the same!

So don't panic, if you see our Weekly Schedule does not show many (or any) events for that week.  We are not quitting!  Just the opposite.  
We have many awesome plans in the works for the months ahead, and many changes on the way!  (Some pretty cool stuff is coming!)
We are also enjoying some time off with the kids, taking vacations, going to the pool, and basically trying not to melt!

Speaking of melting.... yeah, that is the other reason you won't see us as much during the summer.
Does anyone know what happens to butter if you take it outside in the sun?


As we have mentioned previously, our ingredients are all homemade.  That means our frosting is made with pure, divine, straight-up BUTTER!  That is, of course, why it is so delicious!  But, that's also why we can't operate the truck too much in the summer.  
What leaves the kitchen in the shape of beautiful, delicious cupcakes, returns to the kitchen looking more like soup.... yuck!

Now, let's not get crazy!  Just because you don't see the truck out and about as much these days, that doesn't mean we aren't working!  Summer is full of great activities like birthday parties, anniversaries, and other fun celebrations.  We still take pride in delivering delightful goodness to these events.  
One example is this precious "wedding dress" arrangement we did for a recent bachelorette party!

So don't hesitate to contact us if you are having a party and need some cupcakes or a cool birthday cake! We are happy to take care of it for you!  Just be sure to take those treats inside to enjoy them if you can...  remember the "soup" I mentioned?

So, hang in there and enjoy your summer!  Remember, spending time with family is the best and most important way to pass the long, summer days!  Make sure you don't ever look back and regret not spending enough time. 

Make the most of every minute.  WE ARE!!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Happy Spring!

Yes!  We are so excited that we have firmly landed into spring!

With it comes all the beautiful things growing and blooming around us!
It is so nice to go out and see people once again walking the beautiful streets of Nashville, just having a great time!

We are also in the midst of our crazy, busy season of festivals and events.  These are such fun and exciting times!  We truly love being a food truck in Nashville, and all the kind folks we have the pleasure of serving.

With Spring, also comes Spring flavors and Spring Specials!

What Spring and/or summer flavors are you anxious to see back on the menu??
Maybe the Strawberry Lime-aide? 

Or possibly the Key Lime?

How about the Margarita!?

Well they are coming back very soon, so you won't have to wait much longer!

We are also bringing back our Spring and Summer Birthday Special!

When you order 2 dozen of the Vanilla or Chocolate Birthday (basically, those are the Simple Vanilla or Night and Day, with the option of adding sprinkles!) you can get them both for $35, delivered for FREE!!  That is a savings of $19, and we bring them to your door!
You just can't beat that!
Contact us now to order yours!