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Angel Food, a "watch us in action" bakery, promises to be another one-of-a-kind locally owned jewel from the founders of Hell's Kitchen

Puhleeeeze DON'T STOP! Even though we got fully funded in under 48 hours, we need to get to Goal #2 so we can add Online Ordering!!

With your help, Angel Food will be downtown Minneapolis' only full-service bakery making pastries, cupcakes, cookies, croissants, cakes and hearty craft breads on site and entirely from scratch.

Perfectly juxtaposed just above Hell's Kitchen (our "sister" company), the bakery idea started as a desperate need for more kitchen space, then quickly evolved into a completely separate project: a beautiful, full service bakery so unusual and enticing, you'll want to show it off to friends and Twin Cities visitors.

Right in front of you just inches away, we'll be icing your cupcakes, putting the finishing touch on swoon-worthy donuts, rolling the fondant for birthday cakes, or pulling perfectly-crusted breads out of the magnificent glass-door oven. Got a bit of time? Snag a coveted counter stool and relish a great cup of Peace coffee while watching our bakers work their magic kneading dough or decorating cookies right before your eyes.

Open 7 days a week, downtowners can pick up a damn good cup of Peace Coffee (we'll even be making our own syrups!), grab goodies for the office, order custom birthday cakes, snag hot-out-of- the-oven baguettes for dinner, or take home our legendary quarter-pound caramel rolls.

No pre-mixes, powders, food chemicals or long lists of questionable additives here...instead, locally-sourced organic eggs and wholesome ingredients rule our kitchen as much as possible.

The minute we're fully on our feet, Angel Food will also offer custom wedding cakes as well as unique gift boxes and delivery for downtown meetings & celebrations. Further down the road, evening classes will be offered for do-it-yourselfers as well as unique bridal showers or children's birthdays.

Please support Angel Food....a one-of-a-kind, locally owned jewel in the heart of Minneapolis, just around the corner from Nicollet Mall. While the founders have personally invested all of their funds for this project, we need your help to put us over the top and finally open the gates of heaven.

NOW THAT WE MET OUR FIRST GOAL OF $7,046, we can purchase the mega baking oven now on loan.

BUT DON'T STOP PLEDGING! IF WE CAN REACH $14,525, we can purchase Bakery Online Ordering Software so you can peruse our offerings and order online for easy pop in, pop out pickups (we'll even have a nifty 15-minute parking meter right out front under the Hell's Kitchen sidewalk awning!

IF WE MANAGE TO TOP $19,369, we can't even begin to tell you how excited we'd be, because we could then expand our delivery service to a much wider audience (almost immediately, we'll deliver to downtown churches, businesses, schools, and more, but this would push our delivery area much wider.

AND IF ANGELS SEND US EVEN MORE PLEDGES, we can begin to kick our fun baking classes and parties into action, so think ahead for birthdays, bridal parties, team-building events, Barrista Workshops and maybe even our very own Cupcake Contests. We know we're dreaming, but we'd also like to start paying down our startup debts, so be an angel and help KickStart Angel Food Bakery & Coffee Bar...you'll be rewarded with manna from heaven, good karma for life, and an irresistible array of goodies and sweets from our talented crew.

IMPT: You CAN choose more than one reward level, but since Kickstarter's website only lets you select one, here’s a simple way to get around that:
Add the total amount for the various rewards you want (remember to include shipping), then select ANY level and enter that amount as your pledge). For example, if you want the $25 Pretzel Party Pak AND the $30 Caramel Roll 6-Pak, just pledge $55 in ANY category. Don't worry about anything else...once we're funded, we'll contact you for a detailed breakdown of exactly what you want.

Want to change or add to your pledge? Just hit the blue "Manage Your Pledge" button and adjust it there.

FAQ

  • YES! We can make almost any reward Gluten Free or Vegan....go ahead and pledge whatever level you want and don't worry about details now...once we reach our minimum amount, we'll send you a note for specific information.

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  • Why YES you can, but since Kickstarter's website only lets you select one, here’s a simple way to get around that:
    Add the total amount for the various rewards you want (remember to include shipping), then select ANY level and enter that amount as your pledge). For example, if you want the $25 Pretzel Party Pak AND the $30 Caramel Roll 6-Pak, just pledge $55 in ANY category. Don't worry about anything else...once we're funded, we'll contact you for a detailed breakdown of exactly what you want.

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  • Just hit the blue "Manage Your Pledge" button and adjust it there.

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  • NO! This is only in case you live out of town but still love our temptations. Once our project has been fully funded, we'll contact you asap for shipping information.

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  • Yes. We will send out a questionnaire after the funding is complete and we will ask for it at that time.

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  • First of all, your credit card will NOT be charged EVER if we don't hit our minimum goal. That's just the way KickStarter works. Second, we'll still give locals who wanted to pledge "unhappy face cookies" just for showing us faith in our project. And third, we'll just have to work even harder than we're already doing and beg you to come in more often so we can pay off our loans.

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  • You're right...our feisty independent restaurant down below us, from the same founders, is successful. But although this is our "sister" company, it's completely separate and funds can't be mingled. Besides, this is a one-time chance for us to shower you with exclusive, incredibly sweet deals in exchange for your support.

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  • "Oh, ya, you betcha" (say that in a Fargo accent)...but nor will we inundate you with too many.

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    Your $10 pledge will get you FOUR LUSCIOUS CUPCAKES that will put "store bought" sugar shocks to shame, PLUS a free cup of amazingly-rich Peace Coffee. $14 Value. (Out of town? We'll send a half dozen of our exclusive Heavenly Dove Cookies instead. Please add $5 to your pledge to help offset postage. Continental U.S. only.)

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    Your $15 pledge will get you our not-to-be-missed BIRTHDAY IN A BOX showing off 13 big 'ol fancy donuts. $21 value. There's NO limit on how many you can get (see how easy it is to make Multiple Pledges in our FAQ section) so think ahead and wow your friends. (Out of town? We'll send a dozen of our exclusive Heavenly Dove Cookies instead. Please add $11 to your pledge to help offset postage. Continental U.S. only.)

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    Your $25 pledge will get you a KILLER PRETZEL PARTY PACK with TWELVE "You Ain't Tried Pretzels Til You've Tried OUR Pretzels" AND Hell's Kitchen homemade cheese and mustard dips. Afternoon meetings, game days, or just hanging out with friends nights will never be the same. Just add a brewski, eh? $36 value. (Out of town? Please add $11 to your pledge to help offset postage. Continental U.S. only.)

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    Eeks! So many of you want MORE cupcakes that we just added this second $25 option for a DOZEN cupcakes AND a just-brewed cup of Peace Coffee! (Shipping an entire dozen out of town would set you back another $20, so this deal is best for locals.)

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    Your $30 pledge will get you a COFFEE & CARAMEL ROLL 6-PACK with the legendary 1/4 pound Caramel Pecan Rolls which Mitch's dad spent decades perfecting, plus SIX cups of coveted Peace coffee. Hey! Pretend you're a morning person and sprurpse your friends with these beauties at your next early meeting. $42 value. (Out of town? We'll send the 6 caramel rolls plus a half pound bag of Peace Coffee. Please add $11 to your pledge to your pledge to help offset postage. Continental U.S. only.)

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    Your $50 pledge will get you FIFTY (!) FUN MESSAGE COOKIES (including some cheeky ones) to spread cheer wherever you live or play. And yes, you'll be able to Mix 'n Match whatever messages or cookies you want. $100 value. (Out of town? Please add $15 to your pledge to help offset our shipping costs. Continental U.S. only.)

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    A $100 pledge turns you into a VIP ANGEL, allowing you to reserve one of our very few "up close and personal" coveted counter seats whenever you want, once a month for a year. PLUS, you get all the cupcakes, donuts, cookies, croissants, brownies, pretzels or slices of cake you can eat during during your visits. Approx. value: $180-$250. (Eat in only; no doggie bags, to-go orders, giveaways or sharing please.)

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    Your $250 pledge will annoint you SAINT CUPCAKE (or SAINT DONUT if you prefer). Consulting with you, our Pastry Chef will develop your very own custom cupcake or fancy donut based on any flavor combination your heart desires. This creation, named after you, will work its way into our always-revolving fleet of flavors and highlighted during your birthday month with a special sign thanking you. PLUS, you'll get a dozen right away AND get a FREE dozen each YEAR on your birthday for a full DECADE! Approx. value: $348 to $543.

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    A $500 pledge will magically transform you into a BAKER FOR A DAY. Our talented crew will involve you in a vast array of activities and lessons so you'll go home not only with a huge selection of baked goods but also a treasure trove of tips and tricks to make you a better, more confident baker. Fun cupcakes, ethereal donuts, exquisitely decorated cakes, rich dense cheesecakes, craft breads and other decadent pleasures await your hand. Approx. Value: $760 to $824

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    $1,000 will spoil you with an amazing cup of PEACE COFFEE EVERY DAY for the REST OF YOUR LIFE. Do the math: $3 spent each Monday-Friday at Starbucks Monday thru Friday = $750 a year. PEACE Coffee has rabid fans not only for its sustainable, organic, fair-trade beans, but for its exceptional-tasting coffee, which they roast to our neurotic specifications. The staff of Hell's Kitchen was estatic when they discovered we switched the restaurant's coffee to the bicycle-delivered, community-loved Minneapolis company. Approx Value: $3,750 over 5 years, $7,500 over 10 years...no kidding.

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