Changing the world of baking, one croissant at a time.
I need your support to change the world one croissant at a time. I will be purchasing the equipment to produce pastry and breads, working out of a shared use kitchen, Now We're Cookin', with Gold'N Pear Catering in Evanston, IL, and selling my products at farmer's markets around Chicago. With your help I can afford the equipment, kitchen and market fees to do this!
Born and raised in Chicago, I have been exposed to all kinds of food. It was my first job, favorite thing to do daily and turned into my future when I chose to go to Kendall College for Culinary Arts and The French Pastry School for Pastry.
After years of hard work and lots of experiences in Farmer's Markets, all types of dining, and working with champion bakers, I've developed a level of professionalism and respect for real food that I find scarce in today's food culture.
I was initially taught how to bake bread from my best friend's father, Charlie, 7 years ago, and have "broken bread" with everyone that has crossed my path since. Baking is both an art, a science, and a hobby with endless possibilities. It's built civilizations and fed armies through war. It has made thousands of years of history and today's options fail to represent many of these traditions. It's never too late to change!
Reversible Sheeter $5000 - $7000
Proofer $3000 - $4000
Market Fees $3000
Electrician Fees $1000 - $1500
Thanks for your support.
You donation is ONLY accepted if we reach our Goal! So Pledge away! Thanks!
We will ship the pastries day of production, and you will receive them in perfect condition. A few minutes in a hot oven and they will be the best you've ever had!
pledged of $15,000 goal
seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on May 5, 2012.
Apr 5, 2012 - May 5, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $5 or more
A Personally Signed and Kissed Thank You Letter, from Penny and AxelEstimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $10 or more
A Free Croissant Voucher to be collected at any of the Farmers Markets this Summer! and a Thank You from Penny and AxelEstimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $25 or more
A mere $25 gets you a Market Croissant Voucher, a Thank You from Axel and Penny, and a limited-edition Letterpress Print of the one and only Penny Lane, the canine inspiration behind Penny Pastry.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $50 or more
We are creating a limited edition silk screened T-Shirt revealing the cross-section of a croissant. This beautiful sight has always inspired me to never settle for less. Also includes a Market Croissant Voucher and a Thank You Note from Penny and Axel.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $100 or more
An assortment of a Dozen Pastries mailed to you! Guaranteed to put a smile on your face! Also includes a Market Croissant Voucher and a Thank You Note from Penny and Axel.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $250 or more
Two Dozen Pastries of YOUR Choice, mailed to you! Just what the doctor ordered... Also includes a Market Croissant Voucher and Thank You Note from Penny and Axel.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $500 or more
Chicago Folks Only: Breakfast Party Drop Off for 25 People! Involves pastries, condiments and freshly roasted coffee! Last but not least, a Market Croissant Voucher and a Thank You Note from Penny and Axel.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $1,500 or more
Chicago Homes Only: A Crepe Party In Your Home for 25 People! Also includes everything else and then some! "Crepe Party? Why not?" We will discuss a delivery date.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012