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Bringing delicious, scratch-made, baked goods to mainstreet Hopkins, MN. Specializing in cupcakes, cakes, cookies, and French macarons.
282 backers pledged $30,675 to help bring this project to life.

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Amy's Cupcake Shoppe is my pride and joy. Ever since I was little I have been baking with my mom. Baking inspires me and brings me close to home. I've been in business since 2014, and I'm ready to take the plunge and have a storefront! I live in Hopkins, only minutes away from downtown, which is in need of a super delicious bakery. 

I will be specializing in gourmet cupcakes, cakes, French macarons, and other fun desserts and pastries, and of course good coffee. My skills have been honed and greatly expanded, as I take classes and learn everything I can about every aspect of baking. I want to bring delicious back to Mainstreet, Hopkins. I also want to team up with other local small businesses to sell their products in my bakery.

I have found the building and I need help with the funds for buying equipment, renovating the space and making it beautiful. Once renovations are done and the bakery is set, everyone will be able to come to their new hometown bakery. It will be an experience. You'll be able to watch cake decorating, the kiddos will have their very own kitchen to play in, and the tables and chairs will be perfect for sitting down for a cup of coffee and a little treat. 

With the money we raise here, I will be able to make the down payment on my dream. Thanks so much in advance for all your support!

Custom Wedding Cakes
Custom Wedding Cakes

Wedding cakes from naked to highly decorated. Designed just the way you want them!

Custom Wedding Cupcakes
Custom Wedding Cupcakes

Custom wedding set up and delivery, available for events too.

Multiple Tiered Wedding Cakes
Multiple Tiered Wedding Cakes

Wedding cakes in our signature buttercream roses available in any size.

French Macarons
French Macarons

 Customize your macaron order with painted chocolate. Double yum!

Gourmet Cupcakes
Gourmet Cupcakes

Sweet, simple and delicious. All of our cupcakes are made with only the best ingredients and always natural toppings. 

Celebration Cakes
Celebration Cakes

Celebrate your next birthday with our obey gooey German Chocolate cake, and I had to get this one right; it's my dad's favorite!

Vegan & Gluten-free Varieties Available
Vegan & Gluten-free Varieties Available

Dietary restrictions? No problem. Dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan options available. 

Custom Fondant Cakes
Custom Fondant Cakes

Fondant cakes decorated to match the theme of your party. Send us pictures and we will create your custom treats.

Gift Packages Available
Gift Packages Available

Come on in for gift packs available for easy gifting.

Best Birthdays Ever
Best Birthdays Ever

Hulk smash! That is all.

Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches with Salted Caramel
Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches with Salted Caramel

Peanut butter cookie sandwiches filled with Swiss Meringue buttercream and drizzled with salted caramel. You can try to eat just one.....

Themed Birthday Cakes
Themed Birthday Cakes

Birthday parties are the best parties to have a theme. Contact us to make your next celebration magical and delicious.

First Birthday Parties
First Birthday Parties

First birthday parties only happen once, so let's make them extra special together!

Construction Themed Cake
Construction Themed Cake

Digging this chocolate cake covered in cake crumbs. Perfect for the little construction worker in your family.

Wedding Set Up and Delivery Available
Wedding Set Up and Delivery Available

Set up, delivery and stands available to dress up your dessert table.

Learn to Make French Macarons
Learn to Make French Macarons

 Learn to make French macarons in our three hour class. Everyone gets to choose their own macaron shell flavor and fill them with the made-from-scratch fillings provided. Buttercream, caramel, lemon curd, you name it, we'll have it ready for you. 

Gourmet Mallow Treats
Gourmet Mallow Treats

Gourmet mallow treats

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cupcakes
Chocolate Covered Cherry Cupcakes

Risks and challenges

The risks and challenges are getting a loan from the bank in order to pay for the building, build-out costs, and equipment to get everything up and running. I will also need additional staff for baking and running the retail portion of the store.

Other challenges are doing as much work on the space myself, so we are able to keep build-out costs down. It will take time and a lot of elbow grease, but it will make the result that much more rewarding.

Down to the nitty gritty will be the equipment necessary to keep the bakery up and running, ovens, coolers, tables, mixers, you name it, we'll need it. A few of the big ticket items needed will be:

Convection Ovens $5,700
Vent Hood - estimated $20,000
Reach-in Cooler $3,000
Roll-In Cooler $6,700
12 Quart Mixer $4,800
20 Quart Mixer $5,200
Food Processor $875
Speed Racks 4@$400 = $1,600
Drying Rack $500
Shelves - Storage 5@$500 = $2,500
Work Table w/Shelf - 4x6 $1,700
Work Table no Shelf - 4x8 (wood) $2,300
Work Table for Mixers $320
Fondant Sheeter $5,300

Adding everything together including ingredients, and other necessary small wares, not including build-out costs we have around $62,070.

Rent for the space including taxes and utilities will be $3,200.

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    Sweet!

    You have supported the creation of deliciousness! Stop on by Amy's Cupcake Shoppe and see the baker in action!

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    Sweet Six Pack!

    Are your tastebuds ready to dance?! For your contribution to our gourmet goals, you have earned 4 delectable cupcakes and 2 French macarons!

    The delicious delicacies will be in a variety of flavors for you to enjoy or share.

    Thank you from the bottom of our bowls for helping make our dreams come true!

    Stop at the Shoppe and see the flavors of the day and pick your new favorite! Pick up or shipping available.

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    Bakers Dozen!

    For your dedication to deliciousness, you have earned a 6-pack of heavenly cupcakes, 6 French macarons and a signature Amy's Cupcake Shoppe mug.

    Come on in to check out the flavors of the day and make your own variety pack! Pick up or shipping available.

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    Early Bird Special!!

    Be one of our earliest supporters and receive the best birthday present ever!! In honor of our new 701 Main Street address we have put together this super amazing birthday package just for you!!

    You will receive an 8" signature Amy's Cupcake Shoppe buttercream rose cake in the flavor and color of your choosing, a mug, a t-shirt and a return trip to the bakery for two cupcakes! ($125 retail value!)

    Thank you so much for your support and believing in this beautiful bakery! Pickup or delivery in the metro area only. Please indicate t-shirt size.

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    Birthday Bash!

    Who doesn't love a cupcake party?! Answer: no one! You, my friend, have earned a dozen delicious cupcakes, a 6" cake and an Amy's Cupcake Shoppe t-shirt!

    Perfect for parties! Macarons, or crazily-good cookie sandwiches are also available as scrumptious substitutes.

    Pick from our flavors of the day, or order custom flavors. Pick up or delivery in metro area, shipping available. Choose from an apron, t-shirt or coffee mug.

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    Ooh La La!

    Our cupcakes and French macarons are très délicieux and they are coming your way! You will receive two dozen cupcakes and two dozen French macarons in the flavors of your choice.

    And if tantalizing your tastebuds isn't enough incentive, you will also receive a custom Cait Courneya limited edition illustration print!

    Come into the Shoppe and make your own variety packs. No need to choose a favorite when you can have them all! Pick up or delivery in metro area, shipping available.

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    Cakeapalooza!

    Cake, cake and more cake! Our appreciation for your generosity cannot be quantified, but we will do our best by baking you a delectable 10" custom cake to feed 38-42 of your favorite people along with 12 gourmet cupcakes and a t-shirt!

    Your deliciousness can be any flavor and will be decorated to fit any theme, style or event of your choosing.

    But wait, there's more!

    You also get a framed Amy's Cupcake Shoppe limited edition illustration print by the talented Cait Courneya!

    Please contact me for cake design specifics. Pick up or delivery in metro area, shipping available.

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    Macaron Madness!

    Paris is a long commute for perfectly plump French Macarons. Skip the jet lag and learn to make your own tasty treats!

    You and four friends will receive custom aprons and an invite to our bakery for a three hour class on making French macarons. Everyone will go home with two dozen of their own custom macarons and 120 custom Amy's Cupcake Shoppe macarons. C'est Magnifique!

    Please contact me for class dates. Also everyone will head home with our beautiful coffee mugs! Class will take place at Amy's Cupcake Shoppe.

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    Wedding Bliss!

    Who has two thumbs and is everyone's favorite party host?! YOU! For your amazing generosity, you will receive a cake for 150 lucky guests, and 150 French macarons. It's the perfect wedding package!

    And that's not all!
    Your name will be posted in our beautiful bakery and take home a premium framed Cait Courneya Cupcake Shoppe illustration print.

    Any combination of cupcakes, cake or macarons in the flavors you choose. Contact me for decoration ideas or inspiration.

    Pick up or delivery in metro area. Contact me to discuss deliveries outside metro area and shipping.

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    Cupcake Hero!

    You are AMAZING! If there were a cupcake superhero, you'd have that regal role sewn up! You have earned yourself a massive amount of delectable desserts. 400 Cupcakes and 300 macarons!

    Your name (or superhero name, if you wish) will be featured in the bakery AND you get to name a signature cupcake!

    Also for your viewing pleasure, a premium framed Cait Courneya illustration print will always remind you of your amazingness.

    Any combination of cake, cupcakes, or macarons for up to 300 guests. Weddings, graduations, work party, all taken care of!

    Pick up or delivery in metro area. Contact me to discuss delivery outside metro area and shipping. Don't have a big party coming up? No worries, you can disburse your treats as you wish!

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    Cake God/Goddess!!

    Holy moly, that's a lot of treats! You should give yourself a hand for being UNBELIEVABLY AWESOME!!! While you're doing that, we will give you a cupcake AND macaron a day for 2 YEARS! That's 730 cupcakes and 730 macarons! We can already taste the tastiness!!

    In addition to your daily delicacies, you will receive two Amy's Cupcake Shoppe aprons, two t-shirts, two coffee mugs, and a framed and signed print from Cait Courneya! It's a gourmet gift basket like no other!

    To commemorate your amazingness, you get to name a signature cupcake to be put on the menu for a limited time AND your name will be featured in our beautiful bakery!

    Plus you will be an honorary member at our Grand Opening!

    Pick up or delivery in metro area. Contact me to discuss delivery outside metro area and shipping.

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