What is Sweet Revenge?
We're a mom, two sons, and a sometimes family friends. We're the ones with the pies and the truck--maybe you've seen us around. We bake pies and sometimes quiche. We are Sweet Revenge Honolulu.
When we aren't baking pies, experimenting with and developing pies, eating pies, or sending out tweets and Facebook updates about pies, we're usually selling pies out of a bright pink food truck or at the farmers' market.
Pinkie, as we affectionately call it, shows up at Eat the Street events and a handful of other locations with an ever-changing variety of pies, some of them regularly offered and some showing up as experimental specials. If our pies sound like things you'd be interested in, go ahead and visit our website to see where we're headed with the truck and what our menu will be.
We were originally called Bliss Bakery. We decided that this was an irritating Martha Stewart type name and that we needed a cooler one, so we came up with a fun one that says a little about why we're doing this. Someone once referred to us as "Revenge Pie" and jokingly asked us what flavors of revenge we were selling. We liked that.
Bliss Bakery, now Sweet Revenge Honolulu, is an attempt at independence during and after the end of the baker Kathy's 25-year marriage. Our business plan to start with was something along the lines of "This is going to work because I refuse to leave this kitchen until it does."
And that's more or less what happened. In the beginning, work marathons starting at 7 AM and going until 2 AM weren't out of the question when it came to getting ready for major events like Eat the Street. The early days were rough, and at times the workload still is rough, but Kathy always says that she wouldn't have it any other way.
Right on the side of the truck are the words "Happiness is the sweetest revenge." Apart from serving pies that wow our customers, that statement sums up our goal. We're here to prove that we can do this. We're here to take control of our situation even if it kills us. Which, increasingly, it looks like it won't, thanks to our process getting better and requiring less marathons.
The truck also says "Chocolate makes the world a better place." We like that statement too.
The stars are seriously aligning for us. Along with a loyal following, word is getting out about the obnoxiously pink pie truck run by a (recently) single mom and her two boys. Thanks to a loyal following, a positively glowing Yelp page, our presence at major events, and a few articles written about us by the likes of Nonstop Honolulu and Honolulu Magazine, word is getting out about us, which means we're steadily getting busier and busier.
We want to give pies to EVERYONE. Once in a while we have get invited to something and we have to turn the invitation down. We don't like doing that. Please help us bring more pies to Honolulu.
The money from this drive will help us cover the cost of a pie press, a machine that will multiply our ability to produce pies by doing what used to be the most time-consuming part of the entire pie process with a single pull of a lever.
Meeting our Kickstarter goal will help us finance half the purchase of the pie press. Money raised past our goal will help with the purchase of the pie press and will go towards hiring our first part-time employee. (Reward levels listed on the side, let us know if you have any special requests or suggestions!)
Thanks to a lot of help from friends, some luck, and a lot of sweat, Sweet Revenge is very, very close to breaking out of "startup phase" and becoming a booming business!
Mahalo for supporting our Sweet Revenge!
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