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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, April 13 2019 5:13 AM UTC +00:00
$4,342
pledged of $15,000pledged of $15,000 goal
51
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, April 13 2019 5:13 AM UTC +00:00

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The Next Part of our Pie Journey


We've all heard the saying "When one door shuts, another door opens." It's so true for us here at Sara's Tipsy Pies. A few months ago out of desperation to find a new bakery location I found a new door! This new door comes with amazing landlords, better visibility in a commercial area of Stillwater, and the opportunity to design a Retail space to better embrace our local community. Seriously, it has the potential to be perfect in every way.

To make it as perfect as can be, we need your help. We would like to build out a nice storefront space that would allow us to see YOU, our community of pie people and wonderful supporters, more frequently. We hope to offer Fresh baked pies and Willow's coffee. We want more community engagement opportunities such as pie classes, birthday parties, wedding tastings and vendor popups that feature products from our fellow local and artisan makers. For this we need to fund furnishings such as a coffee bar, tables, chairs and pie décor, as well as some outdoor furniture for our patio that will be delightful in the summer time. 

It's also always been part of our Pies With a Purpose plan to support people with disabilities. We will continue to give back to our two non-profits, the Valley Friendship Club and the Down Syndrome Association of MN, but with this new space we also have the opportunity to actually employee people with disabilities. The initial plan is to have them help running the Retail Storefront. It will be so wonderful to provide the pride of a job and self-sufficiency to those we want to support!  

We cant wait to have our EXCLUSIVE  Open House for all our Kickstarter backers this coming summer! Come sample our sweet pies www.sarastipsypies.com/pie-flavors.html and try our NEW Savory pies! 

Click on the links below to learn more about Tipsy Pies and all we stand for. 

Getting ready for the Mn State Fair.

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The very first video for Sara's Tipsy Pies

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My working girl Madi
My working girl Madi
We've found meaningful jobs for her to do at Tipsy Pies.  We cant wait to offer them to other people too.
We've found meaningful jobs for her to do at Tipsy Pies. We cant wait to offer them to other people too.

This is Sara the Founder of Sara's Tipsy Pies.  She's a wife, mom of 5 teenaged kids, Small business owner, Down syndrome advocate.
This is Sara the Founder of Sara's Tipsy Pies. She's a wife, mom of 5 teenaged kids, Small business owner, Down syndrome advocate.

My AWESOME production Staff.  Joe, Dana, Jenny
My AWESOME production Staff. Joe, Dana, Jenny

Risks and challenges

I think the challenge is balancing "wants" and "needs". We've always run our company with fiscal responsibility – we don't like debt and have managed to remain largely debt-free by keeping things simple and not using money for “wants”. I'm good at keeping it simple but now that we've grown so much that we need bigger and better. In other words, we now have “needs” and your support will help us to meet them.
Another challenge for us will be we don't have time to shut down, so timing is everything. Tipsy Pies needs to move into this space by May 1st so that we are ready for the busy summer production season. We have 15,000 pies to produce for the Minnesota State Fair by mid-August, as well as many weddings that need to be perfect for our bride and groom’s special days. We have our growing Wholesale and Food-service businesses as well, so any delay in moving and build-out could be very bad for Tipsy Pies.
All I can do is keep things simple, stay organized, communicate with the owners and their team and have a little faith that it will all work out. I don’t ask for help from you lightly, it’s something I take seriously and with tremendous gratitude that you would consider supporting me and our wonderful staff. We call ourselves “Team Tipsy” and we would like you to be part of our team! Thank you in advance for your generosity in any dollars and always in spirit.
Cheers,
Sara

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    Sweet as Pie

    With this donation we will thank you whole heartily.
    Thank you for the support!

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    Chestnut Hill Apple Pie. The Orginal Pie

    Thank you for supporting us! Just like our very first pie collaborator our friends at Lift Bridge Brewery! Your help will get us off to a great start! You will receive a super cool Tipsy Pie Sticker.
    You'll be invited to our Open House this coming summer!

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    Blushing Apple Hand Pie

    This Second Pie is still being made with Saint Croix Vineyard Wine and you can find it in local grocery Stores.
    With this level you will receive a Gift Card for 4 Pies on a Stick , Tipsy Pie Sticker, a picture of the Tipsy Pie Staff, hand signed.
    You'll be invited to our EXCLUSIVE Open House for all our backers this coming summer!

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    • A Gift card for 4 Pies on a Stick
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    Irish Whiskey Apple Pie

    We got lucky when creating this Irish apple pie.
    We are very lucky to have your support at this level. You'll receive a Tipsy Pie Sticker, Tipsy Pie Staff Photo and Gift Card for 4 hand pies of your choice.
    You'll be invited to our EXCLUSIVE Open House for all our backers this coming summer!

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    Bapple Pie....not B-Apple!!!

    This pie was featured our first year at the MN State Fair. Probably the most comical named pie we ever created. It's Ba-pple Not B-Apple! At this level you will receive a Tipsy Pie Sticker, Tipsy Pie Staff photo personally addressed and signed by my staff and a gift card for 6 hand pies when you come see us!

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    Let's Create Together!

    This is one of my favorite things to do. CREATE NEW PIES! Sara will work with you to create your very own signature pie. Pick your ingredients and your favorite alcohol and we'll see what we can create together! Create the flavor, make the pies and take them home.
    You'll also receive a Tipsy Pie Sticker, Tipsy Pie Staff Photo.
    You'll be invited to our EXCLUSIVE Open House for all our backers this coming summer!

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    • Create your own signature pie with Sara
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    Putting a little twist on traditional!

    We love putting a twist on the traditional pie as you all know! Come make BOOZY Pie Shakes with Sara and the Tipsy Team. Spend some time with our staff creating your own BOOZY Pie Shakes! Fresh Baked Pies, Local Craft Alcohol and a blender is all we need for a night of fun. Create your flavors to enjoy together and take some home to enjoy later ( If under 21 then no booze sorry!!)
    You'll also receive a Tipsy Pie Sticker, Tipsy Pie Staff Photo.
    You'll be invited to our EXCLUSIVE Open House for all our backers this coming summer!

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    Boozy Blueberry Lemon Pie Party!

    Just like this pie, you're the sweetest! This pies continues to be the best selling pie in every area in our company. It was created for Sara's Bestie Bill.
    At this level we will have you and 10-15 of your besties over to Tipsy Pies for dinner & dessert. The Tipsy Pie staff will serve you Savory pies, Sweet pies, and other sides. We will share great conversation about our pie journey with you. You'll be our newest Besties!
    You'll also receive the Tipsy Pie Sticker, Staff Photo and you'll be invited to our EXCLUSIVE Open House for all our backers this coming summer!

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    • Tipsy Pie Dinner Party for 10-15 BESTIES!
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    Brown Ale and Onion Gouda

    This pie helped change the direction of our company. With it's wild success at the MN state fair we decided to launch this pies into the grocery stores just like our sweet pie line. Your support is helping us just the same.
    At this level you'll be invited to be our guest at the MN State Fair. You'll be an official part of our team serving pies (Tipsy Pie shirt and hat included) Sara will also treat you to her favorite food booths at the fair.
    Holiday pies for 12 for Thanksgiving or any holiday your prefer.
    You'll also receive Tipsy Pie Sticker, Staff Photo and
    You'll be invited to our EXCLUSIVE Open House for all our backers this coming summer!

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    • Spend the day in our booth at the MN State Fair.
    • Holiday pies for 12 people
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