Mini Bakers Club, a Baking and Craft Subscription Box
Mini Bakers Club, a Baking and Craft Subscription Box
Personalised subscription boxes designed for kids aged 3-8, encouraging children to learn through play, creativity and food. Yay!
Personalised subscription boxes designed for kids aged 3-8, encouraging children to learn through play, creativity and food. Yay! Read more
UPDATE: We’ve been keeping some very big news hush hush here at BKD and although we’ve desperately wanted to spill the beans, we’ve been sworn to secrecy… until now! We are very excited to reveal that BKD founder Adelle Smith appeared on the 15th series of BBC Two’s popular show Dragons’ Den, which aired on Sunday 24th September 2017!
Asking for £80,000 in return for 20% equity in BKD, Adelle kept her cool when she faced the five Dragons. Adelle’s brilliant pitch attracted offers of investment from Peter Jones CBE and Jenny Campbell. We can now reveal that Peter Jones will be an investor of BKD!!!! Massively exciting news for us, but these things do take a lengthy time! So whilst we do hope this all pans out, we are still needing your help with crowdfunding so that we can have an impact sooner rather than later. We've experienced all sorts of site issues the last week after the show going live and the crowdfunding money will help us no end!
You can view Adelle's pitch in the Den here: https://youtu.be/l8Lin2S5o5M
We would love for you guys to back our Kickstarter and join our Mini Baker community!
Our Mini Bakers Club is designed for kids aged 3-8 and encourages children to learn through play, creativity and food. Grown ups subscribe and each month their Mini Baker receives through their letterbox a personalised box containing an exciting baking and craft activity.
Boxes cover an array of STEAM based subjects such as Minibeast Adventures, Under the Sea and a Trip to the Big Top. Perfect for time poor parents looking for inspirational ways to entertain their children. They offer endless fun for play dates, rainy weekends or as a gift for any Mini Baker.
Each box contains an engaging baking and craft activity book, giving instructions and lots of inspiration. They also contain all the baking ingredients and decorations needed to make a themed project, such as cupcake caterpillars and ice cream biscuit pops. A recipe card so you can recreate your favourite recipes again and again. Our boxes develop children’s fine and gross motor skills through baking and other activities like making sea creatures, going on minibeast hunts and learning how to juggle.
We develop and make all our baking mixes at our London bakery. We use the highest quality ingredients and have won 7 Great Taste Awards for our products. Convenient and fuss free, dry ingredients are all included and come pre-measured, so there’s no need to go out and buy lots of expensive ingredients. You just need to add the basics, such as butter, eggs and milk, we provide everything else!
We have a fantastic community and enjoy seeing the children's bakes every month. We want to keep growing the community and Kickstarter will allow us to offer the children lots of extra rewards. Take a look at some of their excellent bakes over on our Hall of Fame! #BKDBakes
Subscribe monthly at £9.99 plus £1.99 postage (within the UK) and you'll receive an exciting Mini Bakers Club box in the post every month. We will be offering you guys the chance to get our boxes for less than this though! Not to mention you'll be able to get your hands on our limited edition colour me aprons, which we are so excited to reveal, they are great fun! Lovely quality and handprinted locally.
We will send you a gift code at the end of the Kickstarter campaign so you can sign up any child. You will be able to select when the first box goes out, so if you wish to delay the delivery for a birthday for instance that's possible. We also include a handwritten gift card with the first box, again perfect for birthdays and Christmas presents.
Alternatively you can pass on the gift code to a parent to sign up their child, if you don't want to do it on their behalf.
Our customers love our products and so do the design and children’s industry, with us winning 6 awards for our baking products and cookbook. Not forgetting our Great Taste Awards, our products are yummy too!
BKD is based in South East London, and was founded in June 2014 by Adelle Smith. What started as fun at home with her son Cai and stepchildren Elsie and Stanley, soon grew as news spread. Adelle moved out of home with her baking classes to local hip eateries and started working with brands such as Nintendo, Fortnum & Mason, Virgin, Toca Boca, Donna Wilson, Google and many more.
Adelle had her light bulb moment and quit her day job of 10 years to take BKD full-time. She launched a collection of kids’ creative baking kits and mixes in May 2015, that are now sold throughout the UK and Ireland by over 160 stockists including John Lewis, Arnotts and Lakeland. Mini Bakers Club is the next step of our journey. Adelle now employs a team of 8 and hopes to expand the team in the coming months.
We would love you to support our kickstarter and help us continue this exciting journey! We need your help to grow our Mini Bakers Club and make our community even more exciting. We want to raise money for big things and little things, such as buying automated packaging machinery as we currently handpack our mixes. We also want to bring our newer ideas to life and produce bespoke printed boxes, aprons and recipe folders. We’d like to be able to reward our Mini Bakers with these exciting extras for subscribing with us.
In addition to this we want to improve our website's look and functionality and invest in new eye catching product photography to help us market ourselves in the best way.
We hope that you can share in the fun by signing up to one of our amazing pledges and joining our club!! You can also help us even more by sharing our Kickstarter on social media with your friends and family.
Risks and challenges
We have have our own production facility that has obtained the highest possible rating for food hygiene. We have established supply chain relationships with ingredients and packaging suppliers along with distribution partners already in place. We are extremely well positioned to make this kickstarter a massive success.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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