What are Love Bug Brownies?
Love Bug Brownies are all-natural, from-scratch, gourmet brownies. Right now, Love Bug Brownies come in 10 standard flavors and an ever-changing number of seasonal flavors. Love Bug Brownies were created in response to a lack of all-natural, "from-the-box" type brownies.
Even working at some of the most famous bakeries in Washington, DC, I still found myself going back to box brownies whenever I wanted a rich, moist brownie. Being a believer in all-natural, unprocessed foods, I found this to be a serious problem. I soon began working on a recipe for fudgy, rich, and moist brownies. Love Bug Brownies was born!
Who Am I?
I am a professional baker and pastry chef turned stay-at-home mom. I attended the Art Institute for culinary school and have worked at numerous well-known bakeries in the Washington, DC area. My experiences as a pastry chef and baker have given me a well rounded knowledge of how to make delicious, irresistible treats!
Now that I am a mom, I'd like to find a way to continue my passion for baking as well as help support my family. Love Bug Brownies will allow me a more practical way to continue to bring you tasty treats while ensuring I am there for my family.
I love coming up with new brownie flavors so I will certainly be testing and adding more to this list! There are also special opportunities for my Kickstarter supporters to help me in this process and become a part of the history of Love Bug Brownies!
- Classic- with or without nuts
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownie
- Peanut Butter Swirl
- Cream Cheese Swirl
- Salted Caramel
- Chocolate Mint
- Munchies- The classic brownie loaded with salty snacks!
- Bombshell Blondies
- Cookies and Cream- Brownies loaded with chocolate sandwich cookies!
- Brownie Truffles
Seasonal Flavors (Change often!):
- Candy Cane
- Pumpkin Chip or Pumpkin Cream Cheese
- Apple Cinnamon
How Can You Help?
Any small business takes a significant amount of funds to get off the ground. Love Bug Brownies is no different! With your help, I will be able to stock my shelves with all natural ingredients, purchase necessary baking supplies (pans, bowls, mixers), create merchandise and custom packaging, and buy shipping supplies. These are all the basics just to get those yummy brownies into your hands!
Most of all, spreading the word about Love Bug Brownies and pledging are the best things you can do! Every pledge on Kickstarter is a huge step toward reaching my goal of creating Love Bug Brownies! And I need you to spread the word! I am grateful for everything you do!
Update: Black Friday and the Final 24 Hours!
We're in the home stretch now! It's Black Friday and the final 24 hours of fundraising! In honor of this, I'd like to offer all my current and future backers a few special rewards!
For all those with pledges $50 and up: you will receive a bonus of a half dozen brownie truffles in a flavor of your choice in addition to your reward. Brownie truffles come in any of our brownie flavors. You can even choose from the seasonal flavors for these! (Truffles will ship with brownie order)
For those with pledges of $100 and up: you will receive a dozen brownie truffles in addition to your reward. Same flavor options as above applies! (Truffles will ship with brownie order)
For those with pledges of $500: in addition to your reward, you will receive a half dozen brownie truffles a month for an entire year! Each half dozen can be in the flavor of your choice (and will ship with one of your brownie orders).
Thank you all again for your support. I am so excited by your excitement for Love Bug Brownies!
$5000- With $5000 I will be able to purchase some more advanced equipment to improve Love Bug Brownies. Some examples would include commercial grade mixers, chocolate tempering set-up, and better photography equipment for creating ads and websites.
$8000- Wow! With $8000 I would be able to upgrade the storage space in our kitchen and increase capacity. This would include more baking facilities and cold storage for perishable ingredients (something we sorely lack!)
Thank you all so much again for your help!
For pledges between $50 and $75 you will have the opportunity to create your own personal flavor. You will be able to choose any three toppings from this list to make your creation:
- Peanut Butter
- Potato Chips
- Sandwich cookies
- Dried Cranberries
- White Chocolate Chips
- Peanut Butter Cups
- Chocolate chunks
The Co-Owner Experience
For pledges over $100 there is an extra-special reward. This is the unique experience of having your brownie creation made into a permanent feature on the Love Bug Brownies menu. These brownies can contain anything on hand in the Love Bug Brownies kitchen. I will work with you one on one to create the perfect addition. Then, depending on the pledge, you will be able to load up on brownies (your flavor or others) to your heart's content! Out of gratitude for your support, this is something only my Kickstarter backers will be able to do!
With your pledges and support, I know this dream of mine can come true! I know once you taste your reward, you will become a regular customer in the future!
Risks and challenges
Most things worth doing are not easy. I'm sure I will face challenges along the way in terms of having large enough facilities or shipping bumps. However, I am confident I have the passion and drive to overcome these obstacles. I believe that with your support, Love Bug Brownies will thrive!
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