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We're getting out of a shared kitchen and into our own space — and you get rewarded in sweets n’ swag for helping us!
We're getting out of a shared kitchen and into our own space — and you get rewarded in sweets n’ swag for helping us!
We're getting out of a shared kitchen and into our own space — and you get rewarded in sweets n’ swag for helping us!
372 backers pledged $29,199 to help bring this project to life.

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We're getting out of a shared kitchen and into our own space — and you get rewarded in sweets n’ swag for helping us!

Burly Bakers is moving to a new home to sweeten your life!

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What the fudge is Burly Bakers? 

Glad you asked. I’m Bill Armstrong, the founder and owner of Burly Bakers—a mail order dessert company I started in 2013.  

I love dessert, always have. So, after years of people begging me to bring another of my delicious pies, cakes and various other sweet treats to their next get together, I finally decided to give it a go.

Burly Bakers burst onto the Atlanta bakery scene in early 2013 with a simple motto at the heart of everything we do: “If you’re gonna be bad, it better be good.”

Burly Baker Bill Armstrong
Burly Baker Bill Armstrong

Well, what do y’all make?

We’re known for our ridiculously indulgent brownies, bars, cookies, shortbread, pies, cakes, and pralines.  And everything is baked fresh with premium ingredients—the best chocolate, butter, sugar, vanilla, fruits and nuts available.  We never use artificial preservatives or stabilizers, and we bake everything fresh to order.

Georgia Pecan Pie
Georgia Pecan Pie

And where does it all happen?

Burly Bakers currently operates from a small corner of a commercial kitchen located in the West Midtown area of Atlanta, Georgia.  This space has helped us produce some amazing treats, but we share the space with a large caterer and it's been difficult to handle our busier periods and also stay out of the way.  Limited storage and the lack of a walk-in space for our customers are also big issues.  So, we're ready to move into our very own permanent home.

Good to know.  So what's the plan going forward?

We are actively seeking the right and perfect space in the Grant Park, East Atlanta, Reynoldstown, Inman Park, Poncey Highlands, Little 5 Points, Candler Park, Kirkwood, Cabbagetown, and Decatur areas.  Once we sign the lease, we'll purchase equipment and build out as necessary, to include a walk-in space for our customers.   

What we got & what we need

First, the stuff we're lucky to have already: 

• A shared kitchen space with necessary business licenses and permits 

• A lot of baking equipment and supplies.

• A sweet mission 

• A loyal customer base (that’s you!)

• A kick-ass e-commerce site 

What we'll do with the money: 

• Locate and lease a suitable space.  

• Purchase equipment - including commercial convection ovens, commercial mixer, refrigeration, racks and tables, smallwares, and packing/shipping equipment.

• Purchase supplies and improved packaging.

• Hire an assistant

And here's the kicker:  We’re going to get all of this done before the 2014 holiday season begins!

The support, love, and encouragement we've received in our first year of business has been AMAZING.  We've got a lot of loyal customers and great word of mouth.  I know that with this kind of support we will reach our goal.

How you can help

We need sponsors!  We've worked hard to create some special awards for various levels of sponsorship, including Burly Bakers T-shirts and aprons, a 2015 Burly Bakers calendar, and (of course) our delicious baked goods.  

Please pledge an amount and award level that works best for you.  We have just 30 days to raise the full $25,000.

Keep scrolling for a peek at some of the awards we're offering...


Burly Bakers Official 2015 Wall Calendar

Hot guys. Hot goods. Could there be a better combo?  Burly Bakers serves up both with our official 2015 calendar featuring some of the hunkiest bakers in Atlanta. 

Catered Pie Party with take-home gift boxes for 50 of your friends

Holiday Gift Baking (includes 10 gift orders)

Burly Bakers T-Shirts & Aprons

You can also help by spreading the word on Facebook, Twitter, via email, your blog, and other social media.  Thank you for your love and support!  Bill

Here are a few of the items we'll be serving up and shipping from our new home...  We'll also be offering gluten-free and vegan desserts.

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge of this project will be in getting everything done before our busy holiday season begins.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Thank you for helping us create our new home! Stop by our new location for a pastry and a cup of coffee! Your name will also be included on the sponsors page of our website.

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    Stop by our new location for a half dozen brownies, blondies, cookies, or cupcakes. Your name will also be included in the sponsors section of our website.

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    Pledge $30 or more About $30

    Hot guys. Hot goods. Could there be a better combo? Burly Bakers serves up both with our official 2015 calendar featuring some of the hunkiest bakers in Atlanta. You'll receive a hand-written thank you note and your name will be included on the sponsors page of our website.

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    Pledge $35 or more About $35

    This award includes an exclusive, first-run Burly Bakers t-shirt. You'll also get a hand-written thank you note and your name will be included on the sponsors page of our website.

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    One dozen of our delicious brownies, blondies, or shortbread cookies shipped anywhere in the US. Your name will also be included on the sponsors page of our website.

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    INTERNATIONAL BACKERS! This award includes your choice of a Burly Bakers t-shirt or our 2015 calendar. You'll also get a hand-written thank you note and your name will be included on the sponsors page of our website. Includes shipping.

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    This super sweet award includes a dozen brownies, blondies, or shortbread cookies, a 2015 Burly Bakers wall calendar, and a hand written thank you note. Your name will also be included on the sponsors page of our website.

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    This award includes a dozen brownies, blondies, or shortbread cookies, a Burly Bakers T-shirt, and a hand written thank you note. Your name will also be included on the sponsors page of our website.

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    INTERNATIONAL BACKERS! You'll get a 2015 Burly Bakers wall calendar, a Burly Bakers t-shirt, and a handwritten thank you note. Your name will also be included on the sponsors page of our website. Includes shipping.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Mix and match two dozen brownies, blondies, or shortbread bars, plus you'll get a 2015 Burly Bakers wall calendar, a Burly Bakers t-shirt, and a handwritten thank you note. Your name will also be included on the sponsors page of our website.

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    Locals only! This award includes 6 of our delicious fresh baked pies, a 2015 Burly Bakers wall calendar, a Burly Bakers t-shirt, and a limited edition "I Love Burly Bakers" embroidered apron. Your name will also be included on the sponsors page of our website.

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Let us do your Holiday baking! This reward includes 10 gift orders from Burly Bakers, each beautifully packaged with a message from you, shipped to 10 people on your holiday gift list. You will also receive one Burly Bakers wall calendar, one Burly Bakers t-shirt, and a limited edition "I Love Burly Bakers" embroidered apron. Your name will also be included on the VIP sponsors page of our website.

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    Pledge $750 or more About $750

    We'll cater a holiday pie party at your home or office with take-home gift packages for 50 of your friends or co-workers. Also includes one 2015 Burly Bakers wall calendar, one Burly Bakers t-shirt, one limited edition "I Love Burly Bakers" embroidered apron, and a hand-written thank you note. Your name will also be included on the VIP sponsors page of our website. Atlanta area only.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    Be the star of your office! We'll deliver a huge tray of sweets to your office once a month for an entire year. Your name will be included on the VIP sponsors page of our website, plus you'll get a special shout out on Facebook and other social media. You'll also receive one 2015 Burly Bakers wall calendar, one Burly Bakers t-shirt, one limited edition "I Love Burly Bakers" embroidered apron, and a hand-written thank you note.

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Funding period

- (30 days)