Scratch Bakery is a full service bakery that provides Lawrence, KS with European style pastries & traditional American classics.
Go ahead, you can have your Pepperidge Farm cakes "fresh" from the freezer, but nothing beats desserts made from Scratch! From American classics like cookies, cakes, and brownies, to European fare including croissants, éclairs, and gateaux. Quality ingredients and daily preparation will always ensure outstanding, fresh products on a daily basis.
As you can see in the picture below, our place is a hot mess and needs cosmetic surgery...stat! Not only do we need to build out the kitchen a little, more importantly, we need to get rid of the giant blue cookie that currently terrorizes the main wall. But seriously folks, the counters need to be replaced as well as the floor that has missing tiles (let's not even talk about the ceiling). Sure it adds a certain je ne sais quoi, but we'd rather not spend money on a lawsuit.
Too bad Taste-O-Vision hasn't been created yet. Hey NASA - C'mon!
Who's has two arthritic thumbs and likes to hang out with dough all day? This guy!
Money raised will go towards revamping the store front. This includes blue and white tile removal, new counter tops and display cases. But we're not going to lie, that big cookie is going to be the first casualty of war. We can use all the help we can get, so please share us on the Interwebs, the facebooks, and that Twitter thing that all the kids are talking about.
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The risks that the bakery will have are naturally the competitors in the area. Although there is definitely room in the market, we cannot ignore loyalty to other bakeries. Another challenge that Scratch will face is the timing of the opening. Originally planned for the fall of 2012, the bakery will more than likely open after the holidays, which puts us at a huge disadvantage because of the nature of the business. Also, Lawrence is a very transient town due to the University. The population ebbs and flows every fall and summer. However this can also be a plus when there are sporting and graduation events that provide potential revenue. And lastly, no matter how well-planned or qualified the owners are, the fact that they are new to the bakery business is always a risk.
The town where Scratch Bakery is located, Lawrence KS, has a great opportunity for a bakery like Scratch. Although there are competitors in town, the majority only offer limited products. In fact, only three offer a range of products comparable with what Scratch Bakery plans to offer, and all three are grocery stores (not often considered the first choice for high-quality baked goods, although all of the area grocery bakers do very good work).
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Sep 24, 2012 - Oct 24, 2012 (30 days)
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Thanks! High five!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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A free cookie on your first visit to the bakery.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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A free cookie, cup of coffee, and a rap session.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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T-shirt and a dozen cookies of your choice.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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T-shirt, dozen cookies, and a spot on our donor wall.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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T-shirt, donor wall, and a free cake from our menu.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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T-shirt, a place on our donor wall and an invitation to the Scratch Bakery soft opening shindig.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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T-shirt, a place on our donor wall and an invitation to the Scratch Bakery soft opening shindig. Plus pick your favorite dessert from the menu and Mark will teach you how to make it.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Free dessert platters (to serve six), for Thanksgiving & Christmas of 2012, and we'll name a product after you.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Our undying gratitude, and free dessert platters (to serve six), for Thanksgiving & Christmas – forever.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012