Butter & Scotch: Brooklyn's first dessert & cocktail bar. One more time in case you didn't catch that: SWEETS & BOOZE!
Who We Are:
Butter & Scotch is the partnership of Keavy Blueher of Kumquat Cupcakery (aka Butter) and Allison Kave of First Prize Pies (definitely Scotch). Soon-to-be (with the help of Kickstarter!) Brooklyn's first dessert & craft cocktail bar. (You can check out gorgeous photos of our desserts & general antics on our Instagram page).
Here's the Deal:
We've already raised most of what we need in order to open (it's sitting tight in a savings account), but we are looking for help to raise the last little bit required to sign a lease and move forward with our big plan.....
The Big Plan:
Butter & Scotch: a.k.a. Brooklyn's first dessert and craft cocktail bar. A fun, inviting place where you can enjoy two of the best inventions of humankind: sweets & booze. The funds we'll raise through Kickstarter will enable us to sign a lease, build out our dream space, and open our doors to you, our hungry and thirsty patrons!
$50,000 can pay for a lot of crucial stuff: kitchen equipment (we're not using your grandma's oven!), buildout costs, licenses (most importantly, our liquor license!), and payroll (somebody's gotta make all those sweets), among many other expenses. It's not cheap to create such an incredible destination, but we think it's worth every penny.
Projected Exterior View of Butter & Scotch, Morning to Night:
Our Bona Fides:
- Over 20 years of combined food industry experience (both front and back of house);
- Over 8 years of combined experience running our own dessert businesses;
- A rock-solid business plan, and thoroughly-researched financial projections;
- Oodles of amazing press, for Butter & Scotch (already!) as well as First Prize Pies & Kumquat Cupcakery;
- The respect and support of our peers in the NYC food community;
- A year of recipe testing amazing dessert & cocktail pairings for Butter & Scotch;
- The ability to function on shockingly little sleep.
Where You Come In:
We're looking for supporters who believe in us and our Big Plan to help take us over the top. If everyone who loves food, drink, local small businesses, women entrepreneurs, and drunk bakers chips in, we'll be able to go forward and sign a lease on our very first brick and mortar store!
What's In It For You:
Besides the warm, fuzzy feeling that comes from supporting talented, driven women, you'll get to choose from a number of pretty amazing rewards (just look over to the right side of your screen!).
Pretty Pictures of Exciting Rewards:
NEW END-OF-CAMPAIGN REWARDS!!!
Freakin' Fabulous Flask!
Totally Tubular Tote Bag:
Coolest Coasters Evar:
NEW REWARD! Your Own Pledger Portrait by Keavy:
NEW REWARD! Oooey Gooey Delicious Caramel Sauces:
All designs by the insanely talented Lindsay Mound.
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
The main challenges we'll face will be about timing. Do we hope that as soon as we've got this money in the bank we'll find the perfect space and sign the perfect lease? Of course! Do we recognize that this might not happen as quickly as we hope? Yes, we do. We ask that our backers understand this too, and be patient should delays arise. Issues with lease negotiations, permits, licensing, and buildout can cause setbacks and delays, and that might mean delays in reward fulfillment, depending on which reward you choose.
That said, we live, breathe, eat, and drink this business, and we are beyond impatient to open our doors and start foisting sweets and boozy treats on our beloved customers! Between the two of us, and our super-knowledgable and supportive friends, family, and colleagues, we have a great team of people on our side to help us make it past any obstacles.
We are totally open to custom rewards! To keep things reasonably manageable on our end, we can't offer customization for reward levels under $50, but if you have an idea for a reward that you don't see here, we're all ears! Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the Kickstarter interface and we'll be happy to chat it over.
Absolutely! We intentionally designed our rewards that way. Whether you're an out-of-towner who wants to give an incredible gift to a friend in NYC (our PI(E), KEEP IT CLASSY, and PARTY DOWN levels are particularly great for this!), or you want to send one of our gorgeous totes (with or without caramel corn) to friends & family anywhere around the country, it's all possible!
Just make your pledge, and once our campaign has been funded and ended, we will reach out for any gift & address info needed.
Sorry, we're afraid that the PI(E) reward is available only for local NYC residents!
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INSTA-LOVE! We'll post a thank-you photo on Instagram & Twitter, with a very special shout-out just for you. Be sure to send us your instagram and/or twitter handle! Spread love, it's the social media way...Estimated delivery:
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TRY THIS AT HOME: A digital PDF selection of Butter & Scotch recipes (for desserts AND beverages, obvs), for those of you who want to try your hand at the most perfect of culinary combinations.Estimated delivery:
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WALL OF FAME: Your name on our WALL OF FAME! In honor of your support of our retail location, your name will be a permanent fixture (incorporated into our custom-printed wallpaper - check the example at left!), which you can point out to all your friends every time you visit, as further proof of your VIP status.Estimated delivery:
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SHWAGMAIL: Our amazing Butter & Scotch coasters and temporary tattoos mailed right to your door, PLUS a digital PDF of delicious dessert & beverage recipes sent to you via email! And of course, your name on our WALL OF FAME!Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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SAUCY MINX: This all-new reward level gets you two 4-ounce jars of our exclusive caramel sauces, not available anywhere else! You'll get scrumptious Chocolate Salted Caramel and Scotchy Butterscotch sauces shipped right to your door, PLUS a digital PDF of recipes, AND your name on our WALL OF FAME!!Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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FREAKIN' FABULOUS FLASK: One of our new end-of-campaign rewards - you'll get a gorgeous 8-ounce hip flask engraved with our adaptation of a vintage whiskey ad from 1909 (check out the rendering to the left for an image!). If you've already pledged and would like to group this reward with your existing one, just add $40 to your existing pledge and send us an email at email@example.com to let us know you'd like them both!Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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AMAZIN' APRON: Get your bake on in style in our gorgeous new bib aprons. Equipped with pockets to keep your flask within easy reach, and printed with this old Irish proverb: "What butter and whiskey cannot cure, there is no cure for." Check out the images to the left to see a mockup! If you've already pledged and would like to group this reward with your existing one, just add $50 to your existing pledge and send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you'd like them both.Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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TOTES AWESOME: One of our amazing Butter & Scotch tote bags (designed, made, and printed in the USA), filled with our uber-cool coasters and temporary tattoos. You'll also get a digital PDF selection of some of our most delectable dessert & beverage recipes to try at home. PLUS: your name on our WALL OF FAME!Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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TOTE-ALLY CORNY: We'll ship you one of our totes amazing tote bags, filled with two bags of our deeelicious caramel corns, plus coasters & temporary tattoos! BONUS: your name on our WALL OF FAME!Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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PLEDGER PORTRAIT: Our very own Keavy Blueher will draw your portrait in crayon. We will then frame this 3"x3" beauty and send it your way to have and love forever. We will also throw in our coasters, temporary tattoos, AND you will get your name on THE WALL OF FAME!Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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YOUR NAME HERE: Your name, on our menu! That's right, we will name a beverage or dessert for you, and have it on the menu for one special pre-arranged day (you'll be able to come in, bring your friends, and have one on the house!). You'll leave with one of our totally tubular tote bags, filled with a framed copy of your namesake recipe! And that's not all! You'll also get your name on our WALL OF FAME!Estimated delivery:
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4 backers Limited (46 left of 50)
TAKE IT FROM US: A 1.5-hour consultation over beverages & dessert on how to start your own food or drink-based business. We've been acquiring a significant amount of knowledge and expertise in this biz, and by the time we open up shop we'll want to share all we've learned with those seeking to launch their own ventures. We'll cover a range of subjects, from scaling up recipes, choosing the right equipment, technical advice, our personal experiences working in and owning a bakery. For those who are out of town, this could be done via Skype instead! Aaaand, you'll get your name on our WALL OF FAME!Estimated delivery:
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PI(E): Like pie? How much? Enough to want a special new pie every month for a year?* This reward tier gets you membership to our soon-to-launch CSP (Community-Supported-PIE)! Every month you'll get a special seasonal pie, made with local fruit, delivered straight to your door! In addition, you get a signed copy of Allison's upcoming pie cookbook, "First Prize Pies". That extra is just for Kickstarter supporters, our regular CSP members will have to buy it in a bookstore like everyone else! PLUS: you'll also get your name on our WALL OF FAME!Estimated delivery:
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KEEP IT CLASSY: A three-hour class for you and 4 friends at Butter & Scotch. You'll be able to learn directly from us (and our amazing team of bakers and bartenders), how to make cupcakes, pies, ice creams, beverages, floats, and homemade sodas. We'll develop the curriculum and menu with you, so you get to make and eat exactly what you want! BONUS: your name on our WALL OF FAME!Estimated delivery:
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THE NAMESAKE: You'll get to create your own custom dessert or beverage with us, which will be named for you and live on the menu for 3 months! Plus, you'll get a three-hour class for you and 4 friends at Butter & Scotch (transferable, should you want to give it as an incredible gift)! In addition, you'll get a coveted spot on our SDVIP list (aka Super Duper VIP), which means that you will be seriously styled out whenever you enter our establishment, getting the very best seats, off-the-menu treats, and general adoration from us and all our staff. And of course, your name on our WALL OF FAME!Estimated delivery:
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PARTY DOWN: Host your own private party at Butter & Scotch! We'll take care of everything: custom beverages made especially for your event, delicious desserts selected by you, our most charismatic and comely bartenders and servers catering to your every whim, and our whole beautiful space reserved just for you and 20 of your closest friends. In addition, you'll get a signature beverage or dessert on our menu for 6 months, Super Duper VIP status, AND your name on our WALL OF FAME!Estimated delivery:
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BARSTOOL OF HONOR: Wow. I mean, if you're going to show your support to the tune of $5,000, well basically, you'll have our love forever. BUT THAT'S NOT ALL! You'll also get, your name, engraved on a plaque, and affixed to a barstool of honor(!!!!!); A private party for you and 20 guests at Butter & Scotch, with special beverages and desserts created just for you; An invitation for you and 3 guests to join us at our private Friends & Family opening; A signature beverage and dessert pairing named for you, designed with you, available on our menu for a year; Membership to our CSP (Community Supported Pie) venture, aka a new pie every month for a year; A signed copy of Allison's upcoming cookbook, "First Prize Pies"; Shwag bags full of caramel corn, coasters, and temporary tattoos; Our undying love and gratitude, and your name on our WALL OF FAME!Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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