For the past year, The Cookie Cups has been baking in kitchens in and around Minneapolis in order to bring our customers the flavors they want for their events and their families. We have been a valued special vendor at several local farmers’ markets and festivals in the Minneapolis area, working around the clock to bake during limited hours in our temporary space to be able to make enough Cookie Cups to meet the demand.
It can be incredibly challenging to use someone else’s commercial-grade kitchen where you only have an allotted time frame to bake the volume of Cookie Cups needed, to frost them all, and still be able to sell them fresh the next morning. But, we make it happen, and we deliver our fresh-baked Cookie Cups daily – now we are ready for a change!
With your support, The Cookie Cups will be able to establish a bakery shop of our own. Somewhere we can bake on our own terms and during our own hours, without having to try and work around other businesses’ schedules.
In addition, we want The Cookie Cups bakery shop to be a place where our customers can come and enjoy their favorite flavors of Cookie Cups in an atmosphere that makes them feel at home. Customers can come, taste, and figure out which flavors they want at their wedding, anniversary, or holiday event. They can pick out gifts for their family members, and they can relax with a Cookie Cup and a fresh cup of coffee right in our own store.
Reaching all three of our stepping-stones, for a total of $15,000, will help us purchase the appliances to build our kitchen, build out the space with fixtures, and design and print our signage of The Cookie Cups beautiful designs.
As someone who has been baking and cooking with my family for my whole life, I have experienced the magic that happens when people come together in the kitchen, and I know that when The Cookie Cups opens the doors to our first retail bakery location, our customers will be able to experience that magic as well!