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Brigadeiro Bakery is the first shop dedicated to Brigadeiros, a lovable chocolate ball original original from Brazil.
Brigadeiro Bakery is the first shop dedicated to Brigadeiros, a lovable chocolate ball original original from Brazil.
262 backers pledged $23,901 to help bring this project to life.

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OUR STORY

As many small food business, Brigadeiro Bakery bloomed from Chef Mariana Vieira's kitchen. Selling Brigadeiros first to friends, then to friends of friends; friends of friends of friends and total strangers, who just tried those decadent chocolate balls, soon the business took over her whole apartment.

Chef Mariana at her apartment kitchen, where everything started
Chef Mariana at her apartment kitchen, where everything started

After considering moving the business from a tiny Brooklyn apartment kitchen to a rented commercial kitchen, serendipity crossed Mariana's way. Chef (and friend) Felipe Donelly, had recently opened Comodo and offered Brigadeiro Bakery to move in into their basement.

It was a simple deal: Brigadeiro Bakery would use Comodo's basement in exchange of Brigadeiros for Comodo's diners. And for that day on Brigadeiro Bakery started paying rent in chocolate.

Two years later, serendipity crossed Brigadeiro Bakery's way one more time. Just a block away from Comodo, a small storefront became available and will become Brigadeiro Bakery's new home.

Brigadeiro Bakery offers the best Brigadeiros someone can ever find and established a consistent clientele. From catering to birthday parties to weddings and corporate events, Brigadeiro Bakery was able to grow relationships with clients such as Havaianas, Macy's, Elie Tahari, Food Network, Globo, Spotify, among others.


In 2014 Brigadeiro Bakery also partnered with Restaurant Associates, one of the largest caterers in New York;  and Caviar a curated food delivery service that brings to your door the most interesting food in the city.

Assorted Brigadeiros
Assorted Brigadeiros

WHAT ARE BRIGADEIROS?

Brigadeiros are truffle-size chocolate balls made simply with condensed milk, butter, and chocolate. They gained popularity in the 1940’s in Brazil and have enjoyed a cult following ever since. 

Making Brigadeiro
Making Brigadeiro

Like many nostalgic treats in America, Brigadeiros bring back fond childhood memories for Brazilians. They make us smile just looking at them, in all their simplicity.

Fresh Out of the Pan
Fresh Out of the Pan

While they are occasionally prepared with adulthood (pistachio, cocoa nibs) don't be fooled, at its center is just pure deliciousness, the type that doesn't need to be analyzed; just enjoyed. Brigadeiro Bakery is here to tell the story of these lovable chocolate balls. Our mission is to share the love of Brigadeiros with New York and beyond.

The lease is secured and renovations are under way. We just need a last push to finalize the project and equip the place properly. Your support would mean a lot to us.

Ingredients
Ingredients

Just fall in love with Brigadeiros help us open our doors this fall.

WHY WE ARE IN KICKSTARTER

We leased a small space in Soho, NY. We are in the middle of renovations and there's still a lot of work to be done before we open. From building a kitchen, to buying equipment, renovations and decorating. We have secured most part of the money but we need your help to bring the project to full completion.

Home Sweet Home
Home Sweet Home

The Kickstarter funds are key for the success of our business. Not only will they provide us with the capital necessary to complete the project, but will also show us the dedicated and supportive community behind this business. It's because of our wonderful customers that we decided to build a home for Brigadeiro Bakery.

The funds raised through Kickstarter will be used to help cover construction costs and buy equipment for the store. Our stated goal is $20,000 but any money we raise over the goal will be reinvested in the store to make Brigadeiros Bakery better, welcoming feels like home.

THE REWARDS

We tried to offer a combinations of rewards that will you make not only try our Brigadeiros, but experience them.

We hope you enjoy them!

Fall in love with Brigadeiros and help us open our first store.

 

Risks and challenges

Projects of this scope will always present challenges: city permits, renovations, staff etc. But we're prepared to overcome any of them.
We're working with very professional partners, from constructions to PR that will help keep us in track and meet all our deadlines.

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    one free Brigadeiro (redeemable at the store)
    + a "Thank you" note signed by all our staff

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    two free Brigadeiros + a cup of coffee (redeemable at the store)
    + a "Thank you" note signed by all our staff

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    one 12-Brigadeiro box with the flavors of your choice (redeemable at the store)
    + a "Thank You" note signed by all our staff

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    Pledge $30 or more About $30

    one Chocolate Brigadeiro Panettone (redeemable at the store) + a "Thank You" note signed by all our staff

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    one exclusive Brigadeiro Bakery tote bag
    + one 12-Brigadeiro box with the flavors of your choice (redeemable at the store)
    + a "Thank you" note signed by all our staff

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    one exclusive Brigadeiro Bakery tote bag
    + one 24-Brigadeiro box with the flavors of your choice (redeemable at the store)
    + a "Thank you" note signed by all our staff

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Indulge yourself with our sweets and savory exclusive tasting for two served with tea and coffee at our store
    + one exclusive Brigadeiro Bakery tote bag
    + one 24-Brigadeiro box with the flavors of your choice (redeemable at the store)
    + a "Thank you" note signed by all our staff

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    Pledge $125 or more About $125

    Brigadeiros year round with one 6-Brigadeiro box with flavors of your choice per month for one year (redeemable at the store)
    + one exclusive Brigadeiro Bakery tote bag
    + a "Thank you" note signed by all our staff

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    One Tower Brigadeiro Box (40 Brigadeiros) shipped or delivered to your address with a our chef selection of our best Brigadeiros
    + one exclusive Brigadeiro Bakery tote bag
    + a "Thank you" note signed by all our staff

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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    Two Tower Brigadeiro Box (80 Brigadeiros) shipped or delivered to your address with a our chef selection of our best Brigadeiros
    + one exclusive Brigadeiro Bakery tote bag
    + a "Thank you" note signed by all our staff

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    Your name on a tile in our kitchen. So we can always remember those who helped us. We'll email you a picture of the tile as a token of our appreciation
    + Brigadeiros year round with one 6-Brigadeiro box with flavors of your choice per month for one year (redeemable at the store)
    + one exclusive Brigadeiro Bakery tote bag
    + a "Thank you" note signed by all our staff

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Invite up to three friends for an afternoon inside of our kitchen where we will share our secrets for the perfect brigadeiro and cakes. It will be a hands-on class ended with a tasting with our chef Mariana Vieira
    + your name on a tile in our kitchen
    + one exclusive Brigadeiro Bakery tote bag
    + a "Thank you" note signed by all our staff

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    Pledge $750 or more About $750

    We'll cater your event for up to 25 guests, the menu will include; savory bites, cakes and of course plenty of Brigadeiros to make your party unforgettable, to be redeemed within our first year
    + your name on a tile in our kitchen
    + one exclusive Brigadeiro Bakery tote bag
    + a "Thank you" note signed by all our staff

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    Brigadeiro extravaganza: 1,000 Brigadeiros. Share with friends, office colleagues or have it all for yourself. You'll have 1,000 Brigadeiros at your disposal.
    + your name on a tile in our kitchen
    + one exclusive Brigadeiro Bakery tote bag
    + a "Thank you" note signed by all our staff

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    Pledge $1,500 or more About $1,500

    We'll cater your event for up to 40 guests, the menu will include; savory bites, cakes and of course plenty of Brigadeiros to make your party unforgettable, to be redeemed within our first year
    + your name on a tile in our kitchen
    + one exclusive Brigadeiro Bakery tote bag
    + a "Thank you" note signed by all our staff

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    Pledge US$ 2,500 or more About US$ 2,500

    You'll be immortalized in Brigadeiro history. You'll work with our chef to create a Brigadeiro flavor in your honor: suggest your flavor, trymthe different recipes, work with our team to perfect it and have your name right next to the flavor as a season special (e.g. New Flavor by Your Name Here)
    + We'll cater your event for up to 40 guests, the menu will include; savory bites, cakes and of course plenty of brigadeiros to make your party unforgetable, to be redeemed within our first year
    + your name on a tile in our kitchen
    + Brigadeiros year round with one 6-Brigadeiro box with flavors of your choice per month for one year (redeemable at the store)
    + one exclusive Brigadeiro Bakery tote bag
    + a "Thank you" note signed by all our staff

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    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    Brigadeiro Overdose: This is only for the though ones. 10,000 Brigadeiros. Share with friends, office colleagues or have it all for yourself. You'll have 10,000 Brigadeiros at your disposal.
    + your name on a tile in our kitchen
    + one exclusive Brigadeiro Bakery tote bag
    + a "Thank you" note signed by all our staff

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Funding period

- (30 days)