Who we are :
At the De'Bite"Ful Cake Pop Shop, we specialize in creating custom cake pops, cake-ups and cupcakes for any event. We also teach wonderful and inventive cake pop classes. We bake all of our cakes and icings from scratch using only the finest ingredients. We create a really delicious product that tastes as good as it looks. We believe that every bite full should be delightful, which is why we call ourselves De"bite"ful! You will never find gumpaste or fondant on any of our cake pops or cupcakes. We decorate using chocolate, candies, marshmallows, sprinkles, cookies, or any other deliciousness we can get our hands on.
We have received so much positive feedback about our cake pops, cupcakes and cake-ups. We have also built such a great rapport with our customers and other local businesses within the community. Our bakery is award winning and we have been voted one of the best cupcakeries on thingstodoinlandempire.com .
We were established in July of 2011, and in less than a year of business, we have done major charity events such as the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer charity event, and The Kids Cupcakes camp 2011. We believe that giving back to our community is where it all begins.
Myself and my husband own our bakery. I am a mother of 4 beautiful children ages 2-14 yrs, a wife, a full-time police dispatcher, in addition to running our bakery and teaching cake pop classes every weekend. My husband is a stay-at-home dad to our 4 children. It seems like we are working 3 full time jobs. I am a police dispatcher by night, and a baker by day. My hubby fills in where he can, in between taking the older kids to school or soccer practice, or caring for the younger ones.
Without the help of one-another, we would not be able to make this happen. We operate out of a community commercial kitchen, along with several other bakers. Right now, we don't have anyone else on our team, because we aren't able to establish a set schedule at the kitchen and pretty much do midnight baking whenever we can get into the kitchen. We bake while the children are asleep and we can find a babysitter and I'm not at work. This baking business is definitely the most strenuous job either of us have ever done but we LOVE every minute of it and wouldn't have it any other way. This business started out as a hobby, and as our customers wanted our goodies on demand, we started a business, and here we are today, looking to expand. At least every other customer poses the question to us : "When are you going to open up your own store??". They want to be able to come and purchase daily, or when they need to get their sweet fix.
Our vision is to have a bakery that you can step into, choose a cupcake off of our menu, choose your filling, your icing, and your toppings. We will make it fresh, the way you want it, without sitting in a refrigerated case all day. As an alternative to those who are diabetic or health conscious, skip the icing all together and order a crumble or honey butter to adorn your cupcake, all at a reasonable cost. We will also have a creative area where children can sit and color or work on a craft as their parents sit down and monitor them while enjoying one of our delicious cake pops, cake-ups or cupcakes and sip on some nice warm coffee or tea.
We will also have an on-site creative studio that will be kid-friendly, where we can offer classes as an after school activity, a morning activity for busy mothers with children in school, parent and child classes, or even date-nite classes. We believe it is really important to encourage and embrace our children's creative abilities...What better than with goodies?? We will teach cake pop classes, cupcake decorating, cookie decorating and baking classes.
We will have support days where the proceeds from our classes and/or bakery sales go to certain charities, schools, shelters, etc. within our community.
We are looking to expand our business for many reasons. We currently operate out of a commercial community kitchen that we rent hourly, along with many other bakers. Operating out of a community kitchen is very difficult, due to the conflicting schedules with other bakers; and not being able to open up a retail store for customers to come and purchase our products on an individual basis, but rather per order, and per dozen. The only time we are able to open up our kitchen and sell individually is during our cake pop classes, which are very limited.
We have poured our entire savings into the business thus far, and the funding we are seeking will be used to expand our business. Which will include purchasing industrial mixers, ovens, and refrigeration units. It will also go towards our retail space with our attached creative studio and the supplies and equiptment needed to conduct our classes. We will also use the money for advertising.
How you can help us:
Please help us make The De"Bite"Ful Cake Pop Shop - WE bake, YOU create studio a reality, and follow these easy steps:
1. CREATE a Kickstarter account. It's simple; all it takes is an email and a password.
2. SIGN IN at Amazon.com - if you already have an account, you're all set. If not, no worries, it is easy to set-up as well.
3. PLEDGE at whatever level you like! Your card will only be charged should we reach our full goal. - Who can't afford $5.00?? $5.00 to help someone achieve their dream is awesome! Don't you think??
4. SHARE this with your friends, family, coworkers, neighbors, and whoever else crosses your path! Let everyone know you are a backer for The De"Bite"Ful Cake Pop Shop!
And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/thedebitefulcakepopshop
Just like PBS we have awesome thank you gifts to offer you for making a contribution. From cake pops, to cake-ups, to cupcakes, to our unique cake pop classes! All sorts of goodies available for you to choose from, just for showing us your support!!
Thank you in advance for supporting our project!
With love & sweets,
Kendra & Terry Farmer