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!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Sweets for your Valentine!

It's truly a day for LOVE!

A day for telling that special someone in your life how much they
mean to you.

It's the day each year we set aside to not just tell them
we love them, but to show them!

There are many ways to show someone you love them!
But, from my experience at least, I have found that 
the way to a man's heart is through his stomach! 
(A woman's too!)

Great food is one thing... Great sweets is
a WHOLE other experience!

And for your ladies, guys it is ALL about the presentation.

Give them something this Valentine's Day that will delight
their heart and overwhelm their sweet tooth too!

We have a wide variety of cupcakes we will deliver to your home 
or office, and we are even working on a couple of new flavors, 
so stay tuned!

Until then, let me show you some of our NEW options!

We now offer chocolate covered strawberries to our line-up!
You can have them plain, dressed with beautiful white chocolate striping, or 
covered in peanuts!  Plus, with an order of 2 doz we will deliver them to you!
Only $16 for a dozen of these divine treats!  
That is a deal you won't find anywhere!
We also have chocolate covered pretzels 
$10 - bag
and Cake Pops
$12 - doz

Monday, January 21, 2013

Get it TO GO!

We are so excited to tell you about the company we have partnered with lately, to add yet another step of convenience to your life!

Who doesn't like convenient??

We have been working with these guys for a couple of months, and I have to say that it has really been a great experience for everyone!

The company is called ToGoOrder.com.

As with all great businesses out there, it started small with a couple of guys who had a great idea!  Then it just took off!

The idea is pretty simple.  You go to ONE website to check the menu, availability, price, etc. and order food from the location of your choice.  This includes both food trucks AND restaurants.
Then you place your order, pay for it, and they have it ready and waiting for you when you get there! 

It is BRILLIANT!  I hate having to check 16 different restaurant websites to look at menus when I want to grab something to go!  Now, I go to one website.  I browse.  I order. I pay.  They  have it waiting for me.  Oh man...  I didn't even have to sit on hold while I wait for someone to come to the phone and take my order.  The website can even remember my "usual"!  Really!?  How cool is that!

Now, they have taken it a step further.  An APP!  That means I can do all of that FROM MY PHONE!  WOO-HOO!!  Yep, if you have an iPhone or Android, you just download it for free from the market or app store.

In addition, you can view the website to see where some of your FAVORITE  food trucks (and a certain, delicious cupcake truck - "ahem") will be days in advance!  Or just open the app and click on "Find Food Near Me"!  I can't tell you how many times I have needed that!!
 Usually, you can even order starting the day before.

Not only does this benefit the consumer, it also helps the food truck or restaurant know in advance what they need to have prepped and ready!  Nothing like seeing a menu you like, then getting there to discover they have sold out of your favorite flavor...  bummer.

We call this a WIN-WIN!! So, seriously folks... go and check it out!!
In case you didn't grab it earlier... here is the link:

To Go Order

Starting immediately, when you check here to see our weekly schedule, we will try to always post the link to the ToGoOrder site.  This will take you directly to the screen where you will have the option of viewing the menu and placing your order.
Now, it is certainly not a requirement.  You are more than welcome to show up and order from the window.  But, it does add that level of convenience we all hope for so give it a try!

See you soon!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Happy New Year!!

We want to sincerely wish everyone a very Happy New Year! 

Hopefully everyone had a safe and happy holiday season!  We took some time off and really enjoyed it, but we didn't want to start the New Year off without telling all our wonderful customers how much we appreciate you!  It makes us truly happy to do what we do every day, and seeing the smiling faces of the people we have the honor of serving is really the "icing on the cake"!

We look forward to what 2013 has to offer!  So, come see us soon!  Don't let the cold stop you, we can warm you up with some sweet goodness and a wide variety of HOT drinks we have on board!

We are always working on new varieties or making improvements & changes to our existing menu.   Anything in particular you would like to see us add?

See you soon!