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Austin's vegan bakery on wheels expands into a storefront in 2013- Our own kitchen space means new menu items, extended hours, & more!
Austin's vegan bakery on wheels expands into a storefront in 2013- Our own kitchen space means new menu items, extended hours, & more!
267 backers pledged $12,750 to help bring this project to life.

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No eggs? No milk? It's magic! 

At Capital City Bakery, it’s about more than just cake- Our bakery was built on a love for food, a desire to foster community, and a passion for providing Austin with high quality pastries made from scratch. All of our baked goods are made fresh daily, cholesterol-free, and made from locally-sourced/organic ingredients when possible. We make it our priority to recycle and compost, and our bakery boxes are made from recycled materials. Did we mention that everything is also 100% vegan and completely delicious?

The connection between food, our health, and the world around us is undeniable- We’re dedicated to providing an alternative choice in attempt to preserve the environment, protect animals, and unite people through a love of food and a desire for progression.

In 2012, we opened up Austin's first vegan baked goods trailer, and since then the response has been overwhelming! We have been featured in several media outlets in our first year of business, such as the Austin Chronicle, The Austin American Statesman, VegNews Magazine online, and we were also featured on National Television on the Cooking Channel's Unique Sweets. We also have maintained a 5 star rating on Yelp since opening! We love our customers!

In just one year of being open, we have already outgrown our trailer operation and need to expand into our own kitchen to meet the demand! We have secured a location on E. Cesar Chavez street in East Austin, and have gone through the lengthy process to obtain permits for a buildout. We have the space, now we need your help to equip it! 

With the funds raised from our Kickstarter campaign, we plan on purchasing the following items for our kitchen:

-Blodgett 2 Door Full Size Gas Convection Oven (Retail approx $3,000)

-Hobart 20 qt. Countertop Mixer (Retail approx $5100)

-2 Kitchen Aid Artisan Stand Mixers (Retail approx $600)

-2 Aluminum Speed Racks (Retail approx $500)

-50 full sheet pans (Retail $8 each, $400 total)

-True 49 cu. ft. Stainless 2 Door Reach-In Refrigerator (Retail approx $3000)

-4 Stainless Steel Prep Tables (Retail approx $300 each, $1200 total)

As you can see, we're already over $13,000 and that's just a fraction of the equipment we need to build a working kitchen. We also need small equipment such as mixing bowls, whisks, measuring cups, and more! 

When you donate to help us build our new kitchen, you're contributing to the expansion of our business; We have the following plans for our expansion:

1) More Menu Items- We have at least 8 cupcake flavors a day, and some of your favorite rotating flavors will now have a home on our daily menu (including Carrot Pumpkin and Fauxstess!). We'll also be expanding our offerings with more gluten-free, soy-free, sugar-free, and healthier options. Something for everyone!

2)Extended Hours- Can't get to our trailer between the hours of 12p-6p? Our new storefront will be open earlier for breakfast and later for your after-work treat! We'll also be open on MONDAYS, and we'll be hosting a Sunday Brunch with limited hours each Sunday!

3)Breakfast Menu- Can you say vegan croissants, muffins, and breakfast sammies? Oh my...

5)Cooking Classes- We want to open our kitchen up to our community by offering affordable plant-based cooking and baking classes taught by Kristen and other guest Chefs! Knowledge is power!

If we don't reach our entire goal, we don't get a penny! Please consider helping us take a dent out of our start up costs by donating today! If we hit $15K, everyone who donates will get a special bonus with their reward!

6" Cherry Bomb Cake
6" Cherry Bomb Cake
Oatmeal Sammies
Oatmeal Sammies
Whoopie pies!
Whoopie pies!
Fauxstess Cupcakes! Yes, they're cream-filled!
Fauxstess Cupcakes! Yes, they're cream-filled!
Our Current Trailer Display Case
Our Current Trailer Display Case
Custom Yo Gabba Gabba Cakes!
Custom Yo Gabba Gabba Cakes!
Carrot Pumpkin Cupcake
Carrot Pumpkin Cupcake
Traditional Vegan Cheesecake with Fresh Strawberries!
Traditional Vegan Cheesecake with Fresh Strawberries!
Blackberry Puff Pastry
Blackberry Puff Pastry
Vegan Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
Vegan Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge so far was obtaining a location and construction permits; that process took over 6 months. We have our construction lined up and ready to go, and the next phase is obtaining equipment!

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    A heartfelt THANK YOU and your name listed on our website as a contributor!

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    A heart-felt THANK YOU for your support, a Capital City Bakery sticker, and your name listed on our website as a contributor!

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    Receive a voucher for 6 free cupcakes (Gluten-free on request- Add $5)! Use them all at once or savor them one at a time! Share the love and treat your friends to a cupcake, or secretly eat all six yourself while watching re-runs of the Gilmore Girls on a Friday night (we won't judge). All this, and your name listed on our website as a contributor!

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    This one's for all you out-of-towners who have been dying to try our goods! You'll receive a box of 6 baker's choice mini cookie sandwiches (shipping is included), and your name listed on our website as a contributor!

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    OUT-OF-TOWNER 2: This one's for all you out-of-towners who have been dying to try our goods! You'll receive a box of 6 baker's choice mini cookie sandwiches (shipping is included), and your name listed on our website as a contributor!

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    OUT-OF-COUNTRY: Receive a sample box of our treats to be shipped overseas! Cookie sammies, a brownie, and more! This, and your name listed on our website as a contributor! You don't HAVE to be from overseas to pledge for this prize, btw!

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    A limited-edition Capital City Bakery shirt designed by Josh Hooten of Herbivore Clothing in Portland, Oregon + a Capital City Bakery sticker, a voucher for a free cupcake (pick up only), and your name listed on our website as a contributor!

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    Go shorty... it's ya birthday! Collaborate with Kristen on (1) 8" 3-layer birthday cake, any flavor and design of your choice (credit for $15 decorating fee included). Good for one year past funding. Pick-up in Austin only. 7 days notice required.

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    Design & name your own rotating cupcake flavor! Choose the cake, filling, frosting, and toppings- collaborate with us on a creative name & we'll add your flavor to the baker's choice rotation! You'll also receive a FREE dozen of your creation, and your name listed on our website as a contributor!

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    Attend a VIP menu tasting party- With our expansion, we plan to offer a variety of new goodies: savory and sweet breakfast items including kolaches, pop tarts, danishes, pretzel dogs, a vegan egg breakfast sammy, and more. We will also be working on a lunch menu including made-from-scratch soups, sandwiches, salads with homemade dressings, and more! You'll get one (1) ticket to a VIP party at our new storefront, sampling all of our new menu items. You'll also have the chance to provide feedback through a comment card, and suggest new items.

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    Learn how to make vegan goodies that will impress the whole block! You will receive a voucher for one (1) group baking class with Kristen in 2013/2014... your choice as to which class! Building community through culinary education is an important aspect of our expansion. Choose from future classes such as cake decorating 101, cookies, savory baked goods, pies, parent/child sugar cookie decorating (one child is admitted with parent sign up), and many more!

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    BAKER FOR A DAY: Collaborate with Kristen to choose our menu items on the day of your choice (great for birthdays)! Receive one of each item to take home with you. Design the menu of your dreams, and everyone can enjoy! Pastries are pick-up only. All this, and your name listed as a contributor on our website!

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    A YEARS SUPPLY OF CUPCAKES! OH MY! You'll receive a special punch card for one dozen free cupcakes per month for a full year! Use them all at once, or one at a time- whichever you fancy! (Good for the whole calendar year) All this, and your name listed on our website as a contributor!

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    Catered dessert bar for 100 guests, including delivery (in the greater Austin area) and set up. Choose from a variety of desserts such as cupcakes, dessert bars, mini pies, whoopie pies, cheesecake, and more! Great for birthdays, office parties, and weddings!

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