Sweet Nothing Bakehouse hopes to launch in London

by Elizabeth Cardy in London, England, United Kingdom

£15,131

raised so far

86

supporters

We are opening our first site in East London, with your help we will be able to open safely and be able to offer more jobs in the community.

by Elizabeth Cardy in London, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 30th November 2020 we'd raised £15,111 with 85 supporters in 35 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

New stretch target

With the extra funding we would be able to:

1. Purchase a dishwasher, two commercial mixers and enough seating for 26 covers.

2. Employ a bigger team - we will be prioritising those who have lost their jobs as a result of Covid-19.

3. We will be able to offer extra training to all our staff and help them build their skills for future opportunities.

4. Sign up with Deliveroo to provide a delivery service to our customers in the area

5. Update our e-commerce website to create a seamless customer experience.


HEY SUGAR! We need your help...

After 4 years of hard work and establishing our brand and expanding into a new site, the unexpected has most definitely happened.. the next few months are going to be make or break.

During the global pandemic, we were able to adapt our business model to accommodate online orders, however he online business simply isn’t sustainable and working from our South London kitchen is putting our very existence under threat.

We are doing everything we can to keep our business afloat, and we really need your support to get out of the current predicament and get the dream back on the road!


SO THIS IS THE PLAN:

In return for any much appreciated investment, we will be offering a variety of vouchers, products and services that can be redeemed either online, or in our new East London store - along with some exclusive offers and discounts. On top of this, we will be able to work with local charities, donating food to the homeless and vulnerable communities in London.

Our big plans to move into our first site, has been delayed until we receive more funding to progress and complete the project. Once we get back on our feet we will use the new Bakehouse kitchen to offer you our signature bakes, try new ideas, create new cakes and treats and offer coffee and speciality drinks in an exciting, inviting, enjoyable space for both sit in and take-away. Please read more of our story below.

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These vouchers will be sent to everyone that has selected a reward option during the campaign, you will receive one before you receive your goods. Alternatively choose to send to someone as a gift voucher - see rewards section.


WHO ARE WE?

Sweet Nothing Bakehouse was established in 2015 by me - Beth Cardy. We started work from my London flat, baking for family and friends and some local customers. That was when I decided to quit my corporate job, and go back to school, to study Patisserie and Confectionary. I got a contract with Swingers London, providing their guests with cakes and desserts, as well as working for a number of Bakeries in and around London, gaining valuable industry experience. 

In 2016 I found an old horse box trailer, lovingly converted it and set off to sell cakes, coffee and treats to the public.

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In 2016 I found an old horse box trailer, lovingly converted it and set off to sell cakes, coffee and treats to the public.

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In 2018, we were able to expand the business, welcoming our second mobile unit to the company - in the form of a 60's caravan!

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Meet the Dream Team! The original SN girls, Roxanne and Reyola who have worked with me to evolve the brand and keep it alive since the beginning.

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THE BAKEHOUSE

After a long, and at times difficult journey trying to find the right location for our first permanent Bakehouse, we were introduced to Republic in East London (highlighted in yellow on the map below).

Republic is based in Poplar next to East India DLR station and is home to some great independent businesses, as well as substantial office and co-working spaces, also making it our new home. It is well connected to the Jubilee line, DLR, Cross Rail, several buses and the cycle super-highway. It is just a stones throw from Canary wharf and a 13 minute train ride to Bank, or Stratford stations.

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Proposed interior design and map of surrounding area.

THE MENU

Our menu will offer a range of cakes, pastries, desserts, sandwiches, speciality drinks and vegan soft serve. To enjoy in house or boxed to go, as well as an in-house bespoke cake service. 

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SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS

We use only sustainable packaging, so that means all our food and drink containers are made from natural and recycled materials that are fully recyclable or biodegradable. We also mainly use suppliers that provide us with eco-friendly packaging. 

Any left over cakes will be donated to homeless charities and food banks as mentioned above. Waste such as used coffee grounds will be recycled with certified companies to avoid unnecessary food products going into landfill.


REWARDS

We have lots of exciting and exclusive offers & items to reward you with, and to thank everyone who has been kind enough to pledge and help turn our dream into a reality. 

From monthly discounts, to delicious treats, redeemable both online and in-store - there's no need to panic if you live far away from the Bakery, and if you want an alternative gift to send to someone, Christmas is just around the corner and there's something for everyone! 

Please note: for multiple pledges please add total amount to the donate box at the top. Once payment has been made you'll have the option to leave a comment - list all items you wish to pledge for.

Once the campaign has finished (30th Nov) I'll be in touch to confirm all delivery addresses and personal notes for any rewards going as gifts. All rewards will be neatly packed with shredded and branded paper and come complete with signature SNB branding.


NEW MERCH REWARD

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HOW CAN YOU HELP?

With your support, we will be able to continue on our journey, move onto the next chapter and beyond and (hopefully) conquer the world one cake at a time!!

Things you can do that would help:

  • Donate in return for rewards
  • Share our campaign on social media
  • Book an event with us in the near future
  • Recommend us to family and friends


We hope to see you in the Bakehouse very soon!


THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

SNB x

Rewards

This project offered rewards

£10 or more

50% OFF

Pledge as little as £10 now and receive a 50% off voucher to use from January 2021 in-store and online. Only 10 available and you will also receive a limited edition, pink frosting, Christmas tree decoration, handmade at Hobland Stained Glass RRP £10. Delivered by 20th Dec.

£5 or more

CHRISTMAS BOX FOR A CHILD £5+

We will be working with a local charity to send Christmas treat boxes to children who's parent(s) are struggling to treat them during the festive season. £5 = 2 festive boxes. *The whole £5 pledge will be used to produce 2 boxes. THE DEAL: Each box will include festive brownies, rocky road, A DIY gingerbread hot chocolate kit and a xmas activity pack. Lets help make a child smile this Christmas :)

£15 or more

OVERSEAS REWARD

For anyone that lives overseas but would like to pledge - fear not! We have you covered. THE DEAL: Sweet Nothing branded bag plus an exclusive enamel SN pin badge only available with this reward. This deal will also give you access to our monthly newsletter which includes discount offers on merchandise, updates on the Bakehouse and some secret SN recipes that your Nan would kill for...

£15 or more

SIGNATURE BROWNIE BOX x10

A box of our signature brownies. RRP £22. Choose from the following flavours: Biscoff / Classic / Raspberry + white chocolate / Nutella / Chocolate orange / Chocolate + hazelnut / Mixed box *Vegan + GF available (Includes postage and packing)

£20 or more

£25 ONLINE VOUCHER

THE DEAL: A £25 voucher to spend on cakes, treats and merchandise in our online store. (Vegan and GF option available) *Voucher delivered in time for Christmas *UK ONLY

£22 or more

BRANDED T-SHIRTS

Introducing our exclusive range of merchandise for this campaign only. Pre-order one of 30 T-Shirt - Available in White, Charcoal and Grey in sizes S, M, L, XL and in 3 cute designs. We will also throw in a branded tote bag + brownie box - RRP £30 (Check out the designs in the overview or on my instagram/facebook to see the designs - @sweetnothingbakehouse) *I'll be in touch once the campaign is over to confirm your size and delivery address

£25 or more

COFFEE A DAY

For all you coffee lovers! We are offering a coffee a day in return for this pledge. THE DEAL: Pledge £25 and get a coffee a day for a month (worth £50) Pledge £50 and get a coffee a day for three months (£150) Pledge £100 and get a coffee a day for 6 months (worth £300)

£25 or more

HOT CUPPA SWEATSHIRT

Introducing our exclusive range of merchandise for this campaign only. Pre-order one of 30 Sweatshirts - Available in Pink, Grey and Black in sizes S, M, L, XL. We will also throw in a branded tote bag + brownie box - RRP £40 (Check out the designs in the overview or on my instagram/facebook to see the designs - @sweetnothingbakehouse) *I'll be in touch once the campaign is over to confirm your size and delivery address if for a gift.

£25 or more

CAKE SWEATSHIRT

Introducing our exclusive range of merchandise for this campaign only. Pre-order one of 10 Sweatshirts - Available in Pink, Grey and White in sizes S, M, L, XL. We will also throw in a branded tote bag + brownie box - RRP £40 (Check out the designs in the overview or on my instagram/facebook to see the designs - @sweetnothingbakehouse) *I'll be in touch once the campaign is over to confirm your size and delivery address if for a gift

£28 or more

THE SOFTIE HOODIE

Introducing our exclusive range of merchandise for this campaign only. Pre-order one of 30 Softie Hoodies - Available in Pink, Grey and Black in sizes S, M, L, XL. We will also throw in a branded tote bag + brownie box - RRP £40 (Check out the designs in the overview or on my instagram/facebook to see the designs - @sweetnothingbakehouse) *I'll be in touch once the campaign is over to confirm your size and delivery address if for a gift.

£28 or more

PIECE OF CAKE HOODIE

Introducing our exclusive range of merchandise for this campaign only. Pre-order one of 30 Cake Hoodies - Available in Pink, White and Grey in sizes S, M, L, XL. We will also throw in a branded tote bag + brownie Box - RRP £40 (Check out the designs in the overview or on my instagram/facebook to see the designs - @sweetnothingbakehouse) *I'll be in touch once the campaign is over to confirm your size and delivery address if for a gift.

£30 or more

COFFEE + CAKE

A bag of Market Roast coffee from Lomond and a signature festive drip cake delivered to your door - Worth £60 (Vegan and GF option available) *LONDON ONLY *IN TIME FOR XMAS

£40 or more

MINI XMAS GIFT BOX FOR TWO

THE DEAL: A selection of festive cakes and bakes, mini bottle of pink fizz, a jar of our signature salted caramel, hand-made granola by Rock My Bowl and a handwritten gift card. (Vegan + GF available) *UK ONLY *DELIVERED IN TIME FOR XMAS

£50 or more

AFTERNOON TEA

Afternoon tea for 2, in-store or to your door - includes a variety of our signature cakes and treats, speciality drinks, tea or coffee, vegan soft serve by DAPPA and 20% off voucher to use in-store or online. This reward includes your name on our wall of pledgers in the Bakery. (Vegan and gluten free option available) *Soft serve only available in-store * UK ONLY

£100 or more

LARGE CHRISTMAS GRAZE BOX (feeds up to 6 people)

THE DEAL: A bag of Market Roast Coffee from Lomond, a selection of SNB festive cakes and bakes, mini bottle of pink fizz, limited edition festive granola from Rock My Bowl, SNB salted caramel, and a 20% discount card to redeem in-store or online. This reward includes your name on our wall of pledgers in the Bakery. (Vegan and GF option available) *UK ONLY *DELIVERED IN TIME FOR XMAS

£250 or more

CELEBRATION REWARD

THE DEAL: Celebration cake for any occasion to feed up to 10 people, coffee and cake in-store for a month, exclusive access to SN Bake club which includes monthly offers, discounts and secret in-house recipes and a branded SNB bag. This reward includes your name on our wall of pledgers in the Bakery. (Vegan + gluten free option) *UK ONLY *Coffee and cake limited to 12 visits and must be redeemed in-store within 6 months of receiving the reward.

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