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It's time to move out of the shared commercial kitchen space where Batch was born and raised, and into a REAL LIVE BAKESHOP!!! Read more

Spokane, WA Food
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This project was successfully funded on December 12, 2013.

It's time to move out of the shared commercial kitchen space where Batch was born and raised, and into a REAL LIVE BAKESHOP!!!

Spokane, WA Food
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About this project

If it doesn't taste AWESOME, what's the point? The focus at Batch Bakeshop is crafting delicious baked goods. That means using high-quality ingredients (made from real food!), focusing on local and seasonal flavors, and perfecting time-tested recipes to achieve that irresistible balance of sweet and savory. 

(photo by Megan Robinson)
(photo by Megan Robinson)

Our Story

Batch Bakeshop began in the spring of 2011 when Mika had the opportunity to take her years of baking experience & passion for delicious, small-batch, high-quality treats and turn it into a wholesale business. Spokanites can currently find Batch baked goods at a handful of beloved Spokane coffee shops and restaurants. In addition, Batch has been a part of the fantastic Thursday Market on South Perry Street for 2 years. We couldn't be more honored by all the fans & friends we've made at the Market! 

(photo by Urban Rose Photography)
(photo by Urban Rose Photography)

What now?!

Starting as a wholesale-only business has allowed Batch to start small and grow quickly. Batch Bakeshop will always be a small-batch bakery but even a tiny bakeshop needs, well, a bakeshop. It's time to move out of the shared commercial kitchen space where Batch was born and raised, and into a REAL LIVE BAKESHOP!!! Batch will become a place you can actually come and visit. Have some coffee or tea with your treat. And the extra space (and perhaps even more importantly--the extra time available in a kitchen dedicated solely to Batch) will allow for an expanded menu of awesome (donuts, anyone?) as well as make it possible for us to keep up with the growing demand for Batch Bakeshop goodies. 

Wedding and event dessert catering has been a part of Batch Bakeshop from the beginning, and this is where the business is really busting at the seams and begging for more kitchen space. Three summers of making cakes, cupcakes, and tons of mini-tarts and other tiny treats for some fabulous parties, has made us nothing but excited for all the fun weddings & events ahead. But a new kitchen space before the next summer wedding season will go far in allowing us to serve more people the highest quality desserts!

(photo by Samantha Cabrera)
(photo by Samantha Cabrera)

The Plan 

All this is going to require some serious dough & that's where you come in! As a tiny, but growing, business, Batch is able to get things rolling on a new space but the cost for equipment requires some outside help. This kickstarter will fund the equipment purchases necessary to build a commercial bakery kitchen. This includes exciting and glamorous things like:

  • an oven!
  • refrigerators! 
  • sinks and faucets!
  • shelving and work tables!

We've found an amazing space in West Central that we would love to have Batch call home; a place that will not only bring delicious treats to a neighborhood that needs some delicious treats but also make it easy for all of Spokane to visit Batch Bakeshop. We're already working with the fabulous owners of this great space, but pushing the beginning steps of this move into reality depends on the success of this kickstarter. Our timeline will have us finalizing plans this winter, moving into our new space in the spring of 2014, being open for you by the summer! 

(photo by Melissa Kilner Photography)
(photo by Melissa Kilner Photography)

For you

In addition to all of the rewards detailed at right, each and every one of our fabulous kickstarter supporters will earn a spot for their name in our Garden of Gratitude (oh, did I mention the patio you'll be able to sit on while you munch your warm-from-the-oven Salted Chocolate Chip cookie?) and a very sincere, heartfelt thank you.  PLUS: that warm, fuzzy feeling you'll get knowing that YOU helped give a tiny business the boost it needed to open the doors of a fabulous neighborhood bakery. 

(photos on left by Urban Rose Photography; photo on top right by Melissa Kilner Photography; photo on bottom right by Megan Robinson)
(photos on left by Urban Rose Photography; photo on top right by Melissa Kilner Photography; photo on bottom right by Megan Robinson)

Risks and challenges

Like we mentioned above, we've found an amazing space that we would love to have Batch call home. But of course there are always unforeseen possibilities and challenges. If we are unable for some reason to move ahead with these specific plans for this specific location, don't worry: Batch will still be moving forward on a new space in 2014. We have a solid business plan and are ready to move the business forward in this new direction. This Kickstarter, if successful will give us the flexibility to choose the best options as we navigate this move. One of the great things about Spokane is the availability of spaces where we would be happy to build a home for Batch. Thanks to the amazing and talented group of people that love Batch (including interior designers, architects, graphic designers, builders and makers, plus a handful of really strong people) we're confident that we'll be able to successfully address any and all challenges that come up during the planning and building phases of getting Batch into our own commercial space.
We'll continue to post more information about our future location on Batch bakeshop's website as details get settled. Visit batch-bakeshop.com and follow us on twitter and Facebook for all our updates.

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  • Kickstarter is all or nothing, so we may have spent the last week bracing ourselves for NOT reaching the goal--it seemed impossibly far off. But thanks to the amazing support of friends, family, fans, & fellow tiny business folks we're now SO CLOSE to reaching our goal! IF we get pledges that push us up & over our goal of $15,000* we're earmarking the next chunk of change (up to $1000) to go towards purchasing separate equipment including an extra (small) convection oven to allow us to do GLUTEN FREE baking as well as the usual gluten-packed baking we so love! So go ahead, why not? Get yourself a great reward & help us reach even more folks with tastytasty baked goods!
    *first we'll laugh & cry & do some dancing & celebratory high kicks. Then

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  • If this kickstarter is successfully funded, we'll give all supporters at the $75 level or above the option of getting a fancy-schmancy gift card detailing their chosen reward and ready to wrap and gift in time for Christmas! And remember, both the Dessert of the Month Club & the Super Special Holiday Sweets Club make especially great gifts, and you get credit for being an awesome gift-giver all year long!

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  • YES! We'll post a new Super Awesome Bonus each day for 6 days starting with: Wednesday November 27: Each new supporter today will be added to BATCH bakeshop's Christmas list! This means in addition to the regular reward that you choose, we'll be sending a super special holiday treat your way as well! Thanks for asking!
    *Only for supporters who pledge at the $25 level & above

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  • Become a supporter today at any of the top 3 reward levels ($750 or more) and we'll throw in free delivery within 300 miles for your fabulous desserts! That means--all you folks planning a wedding in the next year or so in the Seattle area or in many other great northwest locations have the chance at getting fantastic custom desserts, brought to your event, for a steal of deal!

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  • Become a supporter at either the Dessert of the Month Club or Holiday Sweets Club level ($500 or more) and you'll get a BATCH mug with tiny swag & goodies in time for Christmas! Which makes this pretty much the perfect gift for anyone you love very much. They'll get something fun to unwrap on Christmas morning AND delicious treats all year to remind them how awesome you are at finding the perfect present.

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  • New Supporters today at the $75 level or above will get a 9" cake instead of a 6" cake! Total Upgrade! Celebrate (birthday, anniversary, holiday, retirement, baby shower, anyoldday) with a whole party worth of friends & enough delicious custom cake for everyone!

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  • Become a supporter today at any of the top 3 reward levels ($750 or more) and we'll throw in free delivery within 300 miles for your fabulous desserts! That means--all you folks planning a wedding in the next year or so in the Seattle area or in many other great northwest locations have the chance at getting fantastic custom desserts, brought to your event, for a steal of deal!

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Rewards

  • You selected
    Pledge $25 or more

    32 backers

    Package of 8 delicious mini shortbread cookies + BATCH Bakeshop buttons + stickers + a magnet! *Available only for pick-up in Spokane.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $50 or more

    15 backers

    A fabulous BATCH bakeshop tote bag + buttons + stickers + a magnet!

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    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $75 or more

    4 backers

    Farmer's Market Special: a fabulous BATCH bakeshop tote bag + buttons AND a cookie punch card for 12 cookies from BATCH's Thursday Market booth!

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  • You selected
    Pledge $75 or more

    9 backers

    A 6" Party Cake + buttons + stickers + a magnet! You pick the cake flavor, filling, and frosting - the perfect size for a special birthday, anniversary or fun surprise celebration!
    *Available only for pick-up in Spokane. Choose to have your cake anytime in 2014.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $100 or more

    13 backers

    Good Morning! One unbeatable Fruit Crunch Cake (9" cake, baked with seasonal fruit) and an adorable BATCH Bakeshop mug full of fun mini swag: buttons + stickers + a magnet!
    *Available only for pick-up in Spokane. Choose to have your cake anytime in 2014.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $150 or more

    17 backers

    A fabulous, single-tier 9" layer cake PLUS 2 tickets to the BATCH bakeshop Pre-Opening Party!!! The perfect cake for a birthday party or any delicious celebration, serves 20 easily…or 2 decadently for a week of hard-core cake-ing.
    *Available only for pick-up in Spokane. Choose to have your cake anytime in 2014. Your choice of cake & frosting.
    Pre-Opening Party estimated for May 2014 will include drinks, snacks, sweets, live music, and buckets of gratitude and celebration!

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  • You selected
    Pledge $250 or more

    8 backers

    2 tickets to the BATCH bakeshop Pre-Opening Party PLUS a fabulous BATCH bakeshop tote bag packed with goodies including 2 BATCH bakeshop mugs, buttons, stickers, magnets and COOKIES!
    Pre-Opening Party estimated for May 2014 will include drinks, snacks, sweets, live music, and buckets of gratitude and celebration!

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    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $500 or more

    5 backers Limited (5 left of 10)

    Dessert of the Month Club! A delicious dessert each month of the year, all for you! Something different each month: pies, fruit crunch cakes, brownies, and a 6" layer cake (your choice of flavor) for your birthday month! PLUS 2 tickets to the Pre-Opening Party!
    (*Available only for pick-up in Spokane. Each month's sweet will serve 8 generously. Pre-Opening Party estimated for May 2014 will include drinks, snacks, sweets, live music, and buckets of gratitude and celebration!)

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  • You selected
    Pledge $500 or more

    1 backer Limited (9 left of 10)

    Super Special Holiday Sweets Club membership! SSHS Club members will receive one super awesome dessert (serving 12-20 folks) for each of the following holidays in 2014: Valentine's Day, Easter, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas AND Your Birthday! PLUS 2 tickets to the Pre-Opening Party!
    (*Available only for pick-up in Spokane. Membership in this club for 2014 is limited to kickstarter supporters. Your choice of flavor for Birthday cake; all other desserts chosen by Batch. Pre-Opening Party estimated for May 2014 will include drinks, snacks, sweets, live music, and buckets of gratitude and celebration!)

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  • You selected
    Pledge $750 or more

    1 backer Limited (4 left of 5)

    Wedding (or other super-fantastic special event) Dessert customized for you & your event. Delicious desserts for up to 100 people, whether you're dreaming of fabulous cakes, mini-tarts, or some other sweet treats line-up, we'll work with you to help create a spread of desserts as special as your event!
    PLUS 2 tickets to the BATCH bakeshop Pre-Opening Party!
    (*Event dessert details: Delivery within 45 minutes of Spokane included, additional travel fees may apply for events outside of this area. Contact me for date availability.
    Pre-Opening Party estimated for May 2014 will include drinks, snacks, sweets, live music, and buckets of gratitude and celebration!)

    Estimated delivery:
  • You selected
    Pledge $1,100 or more

    1 backer Limited (4 left of 5)

    Wedding (or other super-fantastic special event) Dessert customized for you & your event. Delicious desserts for up to 150 people, whether you're dreaming of fabulous cakes, mini-tarts, or some other sweet treats line-up, we'll work with you to help create a spread of desserts as special as your event!
    PLUS 2 tickets to the Pre-Opening Party!
    (*Event dessert details: Delivery within 45 minutes of Spokane included, additional travel fees may apply for events outside of this area. Contact me for date availability.
    Pre-Opening Party estimated for May 2014 will included drinks, snacks, sweets, live music, and buckets of gratitude and celebration!)

    Estimated delivery:
  • You selected
    Pledge $1,500 or more

    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    Wedding (or other super-fantastic special event) Dessert customized for you & your event. Delicious desserts for up to 200 people, whether you're dreaming of fabulous cakes, mini-tarts, or some other sweet treats line-up, we'll work with you to help create a spread of desserts as special as your event!
    PLUS: Two (2) tickets to the Pre-Opening Party!
    (*Event dessert details: Delivery within 45 minutes of Spokane included, additional travel fees may apply for events outside of this area. Contact me for date availability.
    Pre-Opening Party estimated for May 2014 will included drinks, snacks, sweets, live music, and buckets of gratitude and celebration!)

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