INTRODUCING A LA MODE! Still serving our signature ice creams and now including organic, vegan, gluten free cupcakes & treats!
OUR WAISTLINE WAS EXPANDING!
Here's a little bit about who we were and what we are now.....
Let's bring a la mode back into the community where we belong!
Some of you may remember us ... a family owned ice cream parlor that specializes in Gluten free - Vegan - Organic desserts and treats. We even make our own Gluten free and Vegan waffle cones! After introducing our own brownies to the mix we were challenged by one of our loyal customers to branch out and make cakes, cupcakes and cookies. We didn't really know what to expect but challenge accepted we rolled up our sleeves, grabbed a mixing bowl and began what we thought would be a one time deal.......The rest they say is history!
Word spread quicker than you can you can top your ice cream with our signature coconut whip! We felt like an underground supplier for the vegan and gluten free world.....Only it wasn't just our customers with food sensitivities or requirements asking for our desserts! Customers would arrive giving us that wink, nod and knowing look asking for one of our baked confections! So what else could we do?.......
Well we had plans to branch out and open up a larger location when a business partner took everything. Cleaned out bank accounts and forced us to close our doors without any notice. We did all we could to remain open but after such a hugh blow it was inevitable we would have to close our doors.
We were not to be defeated! We couldn't believe the overwhelming support we received from all our customers. We brainstormed.....dusted off our aprons, pulled out the mixer and began mixing up ideas for a new bakery and ice cream parlor. Something we like to call a dessertery, a la mode was born!
You ate we listened! We want to maintain our reputation and customers satisfaction. Keep up with the demand for our scrumptious confections. So a la mode is currently mixing up and concocting our new location so we can house all these tantalizing treats under one roof and come back full force into our community.
To bring our secretly scrumptious sweets out from what feels like the days of probation and into the light of day where they deserve to be will take a lot of love, faith and hard work. Once again challenge accepted, we're rolling up our sleeves and taking it on head first to show our loyalty to our customers. We just need help getting there!
To accommodate our new and improved dessertery and house our ever expanding waistline we need bigger, better and more practical equipment! We're currently working out of a commercial kitchen and need to find a larger space that can house all our products, equipment and most importantly our customers! Although we were able to take some of our existing equipment with us it just isn't enough. We need a larger oven, cooling racks, a floor mixer ... our shopping list is endless!
All money raised from the project will go towards the purchase of the necessary equipment to get our new location up and running. $8,200.00 is the minimum goal, but approximately $123,000.00 is needed.
You can contribute a few dollars (because every cent really does count), or, if you really want to leave your mark, select a donation level and we'll reward you with not only our sincere gratitude but some of our tantalizing treats! Really, it's that simple. So come on! Help make our future a whole lot better in the process.
It’s just a moment in time – the first time a child bites into a delicious treat. But not every child has had their moment in time.
There are several children and adults that have food sensitivites and dietary requirements that prevent them from walking into their local bakery or ice cream parlor ordering up a slice or scoop of their desired delight and sitting back to enjoy. Sure, you can find a small slice of sweetened snacks at your local grocery store but what about the experience? Doesn't everyone deserve to have the joy of going out for a scoop of their favorite frozen dessert or swinging by to sip a coffee and satisfy that sweet tooth with a cupcake?
By supporting a la mode you're helping us to become that experience for so many that haven't had the ease of hopping in the car on a sunny afternoon to take the kids out for a cool confection. You're also supporting a small business and the local community. Once we are up and running it means we'll be creating more jobs in the local economy. We're paying it forward in so many ways and so can you!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $8,200 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on August 8, 2012.
Jun 20, 2012 - Aug 8, 2012
Pledge $5 or more
You're helping to bump up our funds! To show our gratitude we'll send you an a la mode bumper sticker so you can spread the word around your town!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $25 or more
Thank You! You'll receive a jar of our yummy caramel sauce.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $40 or more
Thank you! You'll receive a jar of our yummy caramel sauce and to top it off a jar of our decadent 'hot' fudge.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $100 or more
Thank you! You'll receive a jar of our yummy caramel sauce and to top it off a jar of our decadent hot fudge. What the heck we'll even through in one of our bake at home cake mixes! You're just too sweet!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $200 or more
Thank you! We'll be sure to give you a shout out on our social media page and you'll receive an a la mode reusable tote bag stuffed with a jar of our caramel sauce, a jar of 'hot' fudge, a bake at home cake mix and an a la mode apron! So delightful!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $500 or more
Thank you! We'll be sure to give you a shout out on our social media page! We'll include a VIP invite to our exclusive grand 're'-opening party at our new location and while you're there pick up your a la mode reusable tote goody bag! Can't wait to see you!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
Thank you! We'll be sure to give you a shout out on our social media page! You'll receive VIP status at a la mode. This includes a VIP invite to our exclusive grand 're'-opening party at our new location and while you're there pick up your stuffed VIP a la mode reusable tote goody bag and see your name on our in store VIP plaque! You'll always be a VIP at a la mode.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012