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After years of dreaming and planning, we're opening the most adorable little vegan bakery and cafe near University Village, May 2013.
131 backers pledged $6,487 to help bring this project to life.

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Violet Sweet Shoppe will be opening in Seattle in May 2013.  We have an amazing little space that is convenient by bus, car, and especially by bike (the Burke-Gilman trail is right behind our shop!)  We will serve cakes, tarts, cookies, candies, and tons of other treats that you can't find anywhere else in Seattle.  The money we collect from this kickstarter will help us buy a few small pieces of equipment we need to produce our full menu.  A Vitamix bender, a small freezer, and a water boiler are on our shopping list.  We are sooo excited to open our doors and we want everything to be 100% perfect.  Our space is small but quaint and seats 10-12 people indoors, and about 6 people outdoors.  We'll have coffee, tea, and a rotating selection of smoothies.  We will be open every single day so you wont have to plan your schedule around ours.  Thanks so much for checking us out and we can hardly wait to see you in the shop! 

Risks and challenges

There are several risks of opening our bakery on a limited budget. We have spent a lot of money on our permits, licenses, and our major equipment. We had no idea how much all of the little stuff would add up to several thousand dollars (thanks a lot, Paint!). The products that we did spend money on were a bit more expensive because they are Eco-friendly and non-toxic (the carpet glue remover, for example). We have done most of the building, painting, sawing, and other work on our own and we are re-using much of the wood and fixtures that already existed in the space. We have searched high and low for the best deals on reliable equipment. We decided to do a kickstarter so we can get everything we need to launch our full menu the day we open. If we don't raise these funds, we will have to slowly add items to the menu as we make equipment purchases over time. We will NEVER give up! We have come this far, our bakery will be amazing no matter what obstacles we have to overcome!

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Thanks! You're sweet! We'll send you a nice postcard and mention your generosity on our website.

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    Oooh, nice! You'll receive a mention on our website and a DELICIOUS chocolate blossom (dome shaped chocolate mousse filled with peanut butter, raspberry or salted caramel and chocolate cake)! Out-of-town friends will receive a small pound cake (banana, lemon, or pumpkin).

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    Awww, thanks! You'll receive a dozen jumbo cookies, assorted in a pretty gift box. Enjoy flavors like Dark Chocolate Chunk, Toasted Oat Pecan, Snickerdoodle, Sugared Lemon, and Seasonaly Decorated Shortbread. We can ship these cookies right to your door! We'll also thank you on our website.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Whoa! Awesome! You will recieve an 8" cake or tart to share with your friends and familly, as well as a Violet Sweet Shoppe apron (since your such a proud supporter)! Out-of-town friends will receive a half dozen jumbo cookies, a Violet Sweet Shoppe apron, and a medium sized pound cake. We'll also mention your kindness on our website.

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    Yay! You are entitled to an 8 inch cake or tart of your choice, a fashionable Violet Sweet Shoppe apron, a half pound of our delicious Nutty Granola, and dozen jumbo cookies. Out-of-town friends will receive two pound cakes, an apron, Half pound of Nutty Granola and a dozen cookies. We'll also confess our undying admiration for you on our website.

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    We would love to host a special Dessert Party in our shop for you and 4 of your friends! You'll get to choose a morning brunch-style party, or an evening dessert party. We'll let you choose the menu, the music, and we'll even get all dressed up for you. (Pick this one! It rules!!) Out-of-town friends will receive a customized party-in-a-box! Complete with cookies, pound cakes, candy bags, and festive party decorations! Of course, we will mention your fun tiny party on our website.

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Oh man! You'll be the envy of the whole park (or beach, or gallery, or wherever). We'll deliver and set-up a beautiful dessert table for you and 8 of your friends. You'll choose the menu, the theme, the time and place... and we'll throw you an awesome party! (location limited to the Greater Seattle Area) Out-of-town friends will receive a magical party-in-a-box! Baked goods, candy gift bags, lace paper doilies, and other goods to make a pretty little party at your house! We'll mention you and post a photo from your event on our facebook page.

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    Sweeeeet!!! You are amazing! We would love to provide you with desserts for the upcoming Holiday season. You can choose a specialty cake or tart to enjoy on 4 dates of your choice. Think of it like pre-ordering your seasonal treats for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Years Eve or just because you're hungry! (If you don't live in Seattle, we'll ship you four gift boxes of cookies and poundcakes on any four dates of your choice.) You'll also be named as one of our "most appreciated" supporters on our website.

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Funding period

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