Where There's Always a Happy-Ending! The most unique cupcake & pastry experience you've ever known is ready to open a storefront! Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on May 8, 2012.
About this project
The Bordello needs a storefront! We established ourselves as the premiere location for all things decadent in way of dessert since 2010, in Fort Worth, TX.
Having relocated to Jacksonville, FL in 2011, we find ourselves starting over, in a new location, rebuilding and sharing our G.I.R.L.S (Gorgeous, Incredibly Rich, Lucious, Sweets) with Jacksonville!
Currently, we rent a shared commerical kitchen and offer our goodies by appointment only. This is no way for you to get your sweet fix...having to call ahead and wait around to enjoy your sensuous, sensory experience?!?!
Le Chat Noir - Cupcake Bordello and Bakery takes it's name from the infamous Le Chat Noir of 19th century France, the first Cabaret!
Famous for it's burlesque and variety shows featuring beautiful women, and catering to the most famous artists, poets, and musicians of the time, Rodolphe Salis's, Le Chat Noir, has secured its place in history as "...the most extraordinary cabaret in the world."
In that same tradition, and with a new twist, Le Chat Noir - Cupcake Bordello and Bakery, provides you with tempting treats, beautifully presented in silky butter and whipped creams, made with the finest and most decadent ingredients, in the tradition of French patisseries.
We aim to bring these treats to a storefront in one of Jacksonville's historic neighborhoods. We will have a wide variety of artisan cupcakes, French macarons, various entrement such as eclairs, and layered French mousse cakes, as well as our soon-to-be famous Bordello Bites: Bite size, chocolate-drenched, cake and frosting confections.
If that doesn't already set us apart from every other cupcake shop and bakery out there, we are Jacksonville's first "themed" bakery. Each of our artisan cupcakes is named after descriptions of women. Our 'Salty Seductress' offers dark chocolate cake filled with bittersweet chocolate ganache, topped with dark chocolate ganache buttercream and Cyprus sea-salt, while the Toasty Tart will leave you puckering with her rich vanilla buttermilk cake, homemade lemon curd filling, and toasted meringue topping. Available in 'A-Cup', 'B-Cup', 'C-Cup', and 'D-Cup' sizes, you're sure to find the right fit.
When funded, we will use the money to build-out a storefront with a pastry-bar, cafe-style seating, and a kitchen with a view for all of our customers to get a bit of a 'peep-show' at the making of our creations.
Speaking of "creations", we will also offer t-shirts and other apparel designed by our very own, Madame PK. Proudly let everyone know that at the Cupcake Bordello, "It's Only Cheating if You're On a Diet."
Various flavored coffees will be offered, supplied by a local coffee roaster, as we are heavy supporters of buying and using local ingredients where ever possible.
So far, we have spent thousands on monthly rent payments for a shared commercial kitchen, professional website and graphic design, as well as marketing. We just need the equipment and the right place to put it all.
We have the goodies, you have the goods! Help us make Le Chat Noir - Cupcake Bordello and Bakery, your local pastry shop 'Where There's Always a Happy-Ending!"
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