Hi! I'm Eve and I run A Kind Mama Vegan Bakery from my little house in Greater Manchester. I bake & send out hundreds of cakes every week to people all over the country. I started A Kind Mama when I was on maternity leave with my baby (who is now nearly three!) and in that time it has gone from strength to strength. I started out selling cakes at my local market and now send cakes to every part of the UK - and even to people in Europe! I sell on my own website, Not On The High Street, Yumbles & Etsy.
In October last year, I ran a little crowdfunding campaign on here to raise funds so I could buy a new oven & help me with my workload. Well, I've only got busier and busier and now it's time to move out of my kitchen & dining room, and into a real proper workspace.
I've found a unit to rent in the heart of Cheadle, but to say it needs some work doing to it would be the understatement of the year! Currently we have a shell that needs a fully working kitchen, plumbing, new flooring and general decorating. I also need ANOTHER oven to keep up with demand!
The lease starts in July so I will be taking the summer off from baking to focus on getting the unit sorted & ready for action come September. ANY donation, big or small would be incredible - and there are some massive bargains to be had.
When you pledge you can choose from these rewards (make sure you make your selection at the time of pledging as there was some confusion last time!):
£5+: Everyone who pledges £5 or more will receive a special card with a 15% discount code for my website and a MASSIVE massive thank you from me.
£12: You can choose from either a mixed box (2 Oreo brownies, 2 chocolate chip cookies & 8 mini doughnuts) or a mixed brownie box (2 Oreo brownies, 2 peanut butter brownies, 2 marshmallow brownies) delivered straight to your door. These boxes are usually £16 on my website.
£15: A limited edition, Crowdfunder exclusive box of 6 fully loaded chocolate brownies with more toppings than you can shake a stick at! Oreos, lotus biscuits, peanuts, marshmallows, 'milk' chocolate, 'white' chocolate, pretzels, chocolate chips... this will only ever be available through this Crowdfunder campaign.
£60: A six month box subscription. You can choose from a mixed box or mixed brownie box, delivered each month to your door for 6 months. This would be worth £90 if purchased through my website.
£120: A year's box subscription. You can choose from either a mixed box or mixed brownie box, delivered each month to your door for a year. This would be worth £160 if purchased through my website.
All rewards will be fulfilled after the shop is up & running - so from September onwards. I will send emails when your rewards have been dispatched!
Just a little bit about what I will be doing with the unit & where the money will be going. I will need to essentially build a kitchen in there, it needs a sink and worktops, I have one oven to put in there and will be buying another, it will need new flooring and general painting/decorating doing to it. I will need to build plenty of shelving and storage for my ingredients & packing materials, and I will need a packing station to work from. I also hope to create an area where I can hold baking classes!
So anyway if you made it this far then good on you, that was a lot of reading! I just want to say how much I appreciate you taking an interest & even if you can't donate, just clicking the share button could help a great deal! And if you can/do donate then thank you thank you so much, you are quite literally helping my dreams come true.