This project's funding goal was not reached on November 24, 2012.
About this project
We are a cottage foods bake shop birthed out of the desire to create good food with as many local ingredients as possible, while specializing in fun and unusual flavors. Every day is a new adventure from creating our small hand crafted batches of batter to delightful engaged conversation with our regulars. You won’t find any plain chocolate chip cookies here. Everything is unique in its own right, from the Black Beauty beer cupcakes, to the white chocolate raspberry scones.
We need more room and a commercial kitchen to continue to grow and expand. Having a commercial space will allow us to ship items, take internet orders, cater events and expand our menu to include other quality items we currently do not have the space to make. Some of these items are home brewed soda, ice cream, artisan breads, soups, and a fair trade organic coffee bar.
Over the past year we have built both a solid reputation and loyal following in our town and the surrounding areas. Our original plan assumed that it would take 2-3 years before we were in the position we are now. Things don’t always go as planned. In our first year we have grown at a much more rapid pace than we ever expected. We have outgrown our kitchen space and need to move into a bigger commercial facility. The money from this campaign will allow us to do that and more.
What people are saying about our products.
Just bit into my first Lime-N-Da Coconut cupcake today. OMG. Most delicious experience of the year! - Erin
I lived in Chicago for ten years and I lived close to a fantastic cupcake place here in Champaign. I've never had cupcakes as delicious as yours! - Sarah
Just a note to say that the strawberry cream cheese, pork and butters, and the blue moon pumpkin spice cupcakes from yesterday were all to die for! Great twist on the culinary arts! - Robert
The ginger bingers are out of this world!! - Melissa
I have to say that caramel apple was probably the best cupcake I've ever had! Just delicious! - Lindsay
Best cupcakes of my life. And I've had some awesome cupcakes. - Katie
I went to Sugar Skull Sweets and they have outdone themselves. I love cupcakes and these things are freakin awesome. - Jon
The financial breakdown looks like this:
$8,000 - Building updates to create kitchen space
$4,000 – Used commercial ovens and other appliances
$3,000 – Used bakery display cases
$2,000 – 10% overage fund to help with any unexpected cost (there are always some)
$1000 – Furniture and seating
$500 – Permits and Inspections of commercial space
$500 – Signage for the new space
$500 – Commercial grade utensils, pot & pans
$500 – advertising budget to let folks know we have move.
Risks and challenges
With food establishments there is huge risk for failure. We see some of the challenges arising in the areas of building out the new kitchen space, and moving our business.
The Building - We have a dedicated team of volunteer lined up to help in construction along with a well trusted community contractor to guide this phase through to completion.
The Move - We have been pushing the possible move to our clients for the past 3 months to continue to raise awareness about the coming shift in locations. Prior to the move we will be placing signage at our current location and handing out postcards with every sale at our current location leading into the move.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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