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Please help me raise money for a vintage trailer that will allow me to take my delicious desserts to you in the local Springfield area!
46 backers pledged $3,014 to help bring this project to life.

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Dough A Dear Bakery is located and licensed in the heart of Ozark, Missouri. My services are available for Weddings, Private and Corporate Events, Special Occasions, Wholesale Opportunities, and much more. I bake out of our storefront in Ozark and provide delicious, unique, and freshly baked goods daily to local coffee shops in the Ozark/Springfield area, and our shop is always open for your afternoon sweet tooth.
I have a vibrant business with a customer base as wide and varied as the delicious goodies they order. Some popular items are cakes in all flavors, shapes and sizes, scones, dessert bars, pies, cookies, brownies, cobblers, muffins and breads. Dough a Dear Bakery accepts specialty orders for birthday parties, showers, weddings, receptions and all manner of celebrations! Another aspect to my bakery is supporting local growers by using their products as well as running a booth at Springfield's Farmer's Market. My Triple Berry Crumb Bars are always a favorite there!

Let's talk about DESSERTS. Only my favorite thing in the world. Right there along side puppies, mexican food, babies, and cowboy boots. 


Here are just a few photos of some of my desserts! 

I need your help to make these delicious baked goods more accessible to the local Springfield area! In the past year, I have learned much about baking, managing a business, and my ability to do both. One aspect of my business that I especially enjoy is meeting with brides. Today's brides are fun and love expressing themselves with unique venues, creative displays and non-traditional desserts at their rehearsal dinners as well as their wedding receptions. With the popularity of food trucks on the rise, I am often asked about the possibility of serving wedding cake from a unique platform. This is one of several reasons for my motivation to purchase a vintage trailer. A trailer would allow me to expand my bakery and take my business to the next level. Dough A Dear Bakery would gain exposure as its branding would also be more visual with the addition of a trailer. I plan to take the trailer to receptions, parties and other celebrations as well as the Farmer's Market.  Purchasing a trailer for Dough A Dear Bakery would open up another avenue for supporting more wonderful customers and also give back to other local small businesses in the area.

I know that with this trailer I will be able to bring more desserts to you in a fun and unique way! 

The trailer that I am wanting to purchase is in great shape! It is mostly cosmetic changes that need to be done. Here are some before and after sketches of what your giving will go towards:

Trailer-BEFORE
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Trailer-AFTER
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Inside Trailer-BEFORE
Inside Trailer-BEFORE
Inside Trailer-AFTER
Inside Trailer-AFTER

Outside of trailer:

-new tires

-awning

-paint job/logo

-chalkboard menu on inside of door

Inside of trailer:

-re-cover seats with new fabric

-paint walls and cabinets 

-new hardware on cabinets 

-make shelving cake plate accessible 

-decor items (curtains, pillows, rugs, ect.)

I'm so excited about this journey and I can't wait to experience it with you! 

Risks and challenges

One of the risks and challenges that come with completing my trailer project is cost overrun. There is a great deal more to this project than just purchasing a trailer and making it look cute!! There are the unforeseen costs of future trailer repairs, insurance costs and things like that.

I have already taken many steps that have and will continue to prove helpful in the area of overcoming challenges. Since the beginning of Dough A Dear Bakery, I have met with, questioned, and learned from others in the industry. Similar business owners have graciously given of their time and wisdom so that I am better equipped to make this dream a success. It is hard to put into words just how grateful I am for their input and expertise. My growth as a small business owner has been slow and steady, and though I have learned a great deal in a short time, I look forward to being a life-long learner when it comes to my business.

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    All of the above + a bag of deliciousness in the form of sprinkles from the bakery!

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    All of the above + a dozen cookie punch card redeemable at my booth at The Springfield Farmer's Market (local only)

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    All of the above + A personalized video thank you/tour of completed trailer.

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    All of the above + A catered party for up to 20 people. I'll bring the completed trailer to your event and provide a menu of selected items that you can choose from for your event. (50 mile radius of Ozark, MO only)

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