October 26, 2018
We have purchased an additional speed rack to help with production capacity, next on our list is another refrigerator to store small products such as butter, cream cheese, extra cake batter, and fresh ingredients. This should be coming in Mid to late December!
September 28, 2018
Our brand new mixer is now part of our regular business and has significantly decreased our production time! Check out our naming contest on instagram!
July 31, 2018
The Velvet Buttercream had another fantastic month with sales increasing 143% over July 2017 and continued our streak to 19 consecutive months of year over year sales gains. Profitability rose to the 3rd highest month of all time despite the summer slow down. We are expecting sales to pickup in August as per our trend from previous years. Customer count increased 118%, and our return customer count increased 20% over the same month last year. We in the planning stages for new recipes for the fall. I'm dreaming of a Pecan spice cake with cream cheese icing, or a pumpkin cheesecake with a maple brulee. We are still in search of investors to help move the business forward, if you are interested in seeing the hard numbers feel free to message me. You can now view our business plan and P&L statements online @www.velvetbuttercream.com/ajconcepts (ask for the password if you are interested in viewing our official sales figures)
July 4, 2018
The Velvet Buttercream had another stellar month finishing up 148% over last year, and continued our trend of 18 consecutive months year over year increases. YTD we are now ahead of sales for all of 2017 with zero dollars spent in advertising so far. Profit margins held steady despite the slowdown in sales. We are still searching for our "Angel investors" to help get us into a storefront. We are seeking $60,000 for the bulk portion of our investment, with a 9% return rate plus profit sharing till the loan is paid in full. You can now view our business plan and P&L statements online @www.velvetbuttercream.com/ajconcepts (ask for the password if you are interested in viewing our official sales figures)
June 19, 2018
We have begun looking back on previous months to complete data for older P&L statements. Those P&L statements that are being completed are for the months of January & February of 2018
June 7, 2018
Our P&L statement for the month of March is now ready: You can view the PDF document by clicking here.
June 4, 2018
The Velvet Buttercream had another record setting month! May finished up 193% over May 2017, and we are up 220% over the same time last year. Our guest count increased 192% over May 2017, and set an all time record of more guest sales recorded in May than in our entire first year of business. Profitability increased 10% over the same time last year, and our advertising costs remain $0 spent for CY2018. Heading into the summer months we plant to bump up advertising to help push us through the quiet season. We are still short the bulk of our cash investment to open a storefront. I encourage you to help us find funding! I would love the opportunity to show you why my business is a great investment.
May 1, 2018
April concluded our best month in sales EVER! Sales were up 296% over April 2017, and up 235% YTD. Average ticket sale increased 51%, New customer count was up 154%, and our returning customer count was up 89%. We hired Loren Chandler to be our coffee bar manager and to help us prepare the high end coffee & espresso this bakery needs. The Velvet Buttercream parted ways with our primary investor and have begun looking for additional investments to fill the void. We are still seeking investments to the tune of $70,000. We are offering a 9% base return on investment with higher potential. I would love to sit down and show you why we are a good investment!
April 19, 2018
Today we welcome Loren Chandler our new Coffee Bar Manager! He comes to us from Starbucks where he was a shift supervisor and Barista trainer. He has five years experience with premium coffee and is excited to help move The Velvet Buttercream forward with our coffee endeavors!
April 1, 2018
March added onto our continued growth with our 15th consecutive month of YOY sales gains. March increased 138% over March 2017, and up 201% for the Calendar year over this time last year. Our customer count increased 111% over last year, and average ticket sale also increased 17%. With great pleasure, we have announced the incorporation of The Velvet Buttercream into the AJConcepts LLC. family. We have begun looking for shop's available for lease and will be teaming up with a commercial realtor. Also announced are some pride t-shirts that carry our "Pride" logo. Many great things are coming! Stay tuned!!!! <3 #velvetbuttercream