We did it
On 10th August 2017 we successfully raised £5,603 with 144 supporters in 28 days

Get it in yer pie hole! Pie Baby make delicious vegan, Kiwi style pies in the UK and need your help to fill as many pie holes as possible.

by Lara Fair in Bristol, England, United Kingdom

Welcome to Pie Baby. 

A little project with a lot of heart and a big conscience.

Pie Baby was created by me, Lara and my husband  Finn.  We make delicious vegan pies to fill your hole!  Two things we are passionate about are animal welfare and food.  We  combine these two passions into seriously satisfying, sumptuous, pastry filled pockets of pure joy with a kiwi twist - potato topped pies!  We've got the passion, a great product and the drive, but we need a little help to get Pie Baby off the ground.  

Where did it all start and why pies?

Who said kiwis can't fly? Well we can, and when we made the long flight from New Zealand to England we couldn’t wait to dive into the London food scene.  London did not disappoint with food from every corner of the world with one exception, a good kiwi style pie.  Now if you know anything about kiwis it's that we love to wrap our laughing gear around a good pie! London life without the home comfort of a potato topped pie seemed unbearable. So, in true kiwi DIY style, we decided to make our own.  From our home kitchen armed with a passion for vegan junk food and full on flavour we created our own unique pie recipes and started baking for friends. This was the start of an exciting journey.

          Mushroom stroganoff  pie                           Mac'n'cheese pie                                Mexican chili bean pie

What have we done so far?

Armed with a huge desire to fill as many pie holes as possible and the encouragement of our friends we took the plunge and created a Pie Baby pop up event. A nerve racking, but exciting experience.  It was a sell out and the feedback was so positive and reassuring, our potato topped vegan pies were a hit!   We continued to run pop ups, which sold out every time.  As a result of this success we were invited to provide our pies to punters at a number of events. A tattoo shop opening, small business first birthday celebrations, a wedding, a record fair and a film festival.  The support we received each time confirmed that we were heading in the right direction.

What we hope to achieve?

Pie hard fans in every corner of the world!  Ultimately we would love Pie Baby to be available to everyone, everywhere. But we will start a little closer to home. We plan to start selling locally providing pies at community markets, through small businesses and fesitvals across Bristol, then quickly venture further afield to other locations . With your support we want to create a fantastic Pie Baby stall,  be ready to hit the street food markets and make a big splash on the vegan food scene. Ultimately we would love to have our own Pie Baby Diner to call home.

Who is Pie Baby?

We are a wife and husband team with over 20 years of shared life experiences so far, Pie Baby is our next big adventure together.  I have been a teacher for over 13 years working with children and adolescents who became disengaged and disconnected from mainstream education.  Finn is an artist and has also worked with young people creating fantastic art programmes that provided opportunities for positive engagement and motivation.   One of our long term goals with Pie Baby is to eventually provide learning opportunities for young people in the comminuty through work experience, mentoring and training.

Finn brings his skills as an artist and creates the branding and characters that make up the Pie Baby family.  I love to cook and experiment with new recipes.  As we both worked most of our younger days in hospitality we are under no illusions as to how much hard work it takes to cook and serve a quality product to the public. Together we bring a balanced set of skills and the drive to make Pie Baby a success. We are ready for this!

Where will the funds go? 

The funds we raise, with your support, will help Pie Baby get set up with an awesome original market stall and all the equipment for preparing, cooking and storing our delicious pies.   The handy little pie chart below gives  you an idea of what we want to invest in. Our market stall will be our main point of contact for expanding the Pie Baby family, grow our business, reaching and filling as many pie holes as we can.  

What are the rewards?

Apart from becoming a much appreciated member of the Pie Baby family of supporters, we  want to provide you with rewards that will not be available anywhere else again.  All our rewards ( have a  closer read to your right) will all be printed with this  exclusive 'Who ate all the pies?'  design.

Everyone who shows their love for Pie Baby will have their name added to our wall of fame.  We hope to take this wall with us to all events and eventually have it placed as a proud and prominant fixture on our future restaurant wall.  

Supporters will also be invited to our launch party so we can feed you with pie and say a massive thank you for the support.

Thank you for your support.

We look forward to what the future holds and can not wait to fill you all with delicious pies!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

We are super grateful that despite current economic climates you found a place in your heart to be part of our story. Your name will become part of the Pie Baby supporter wall of fame.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

A FREE pie. For people who live local to Bristol or know they will be visiting. Get your hands on a free pie once our stall is up and running. Just like paying for your pie in advance! We will email or post your voucher to you.

£11 or more

£11 Reward

You will receive a personalised thank you and a never seen before, official Pie Baby logo badge. As well as this your name will be being emblazoned on the Pie Baby supporter wall of fame.

£26 or more

£26 Reward

This is your chance to get your hands on an exclusive Pie Baby tea towel. Creative cooks and caring cleaners, this ones for you. It will have an official Pie Baby design that will not be available any other time. You will also receive an official Pie Baby badge as well as having your name added to the supporter wall of fame. + 1 FREE PIE! To be collected from Pie Baby.

£26 or more

£26 Reward

Here you can get your hands on an exclusive Pie Baby Tote Bag. Take it shopping, to the beach or out for the night. Who does't need an extra bag! It will have an official Pie Baby design that will not be available any other time. An official Pie Baby badge is also all yours, as well as having your name added to the Pie Baby supporter wall of fame. + 1 FREE PIE! To be collected from Pie Baby.

£54 or more

£54 Reward

Now your talking! This is where you can get your hands on one of the first Pie Baby T-Shirts. This an exclusive design will that not be available outside of this Crowdfunder. These will be the first T-Shirts made for Pie Baby, we don't even have one yet! + 1 FREE PIE! To be collected from Pie Baby.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Twice the Fun. Here you can get your hands on 2 exclusive Pie Baby T-Shirts. Printed with an official Pie Baby design that is not available outside of this Crowdfunder. These will be the first T-shirts made for Pie Baby, we don't even have one yet! An official Pie Baby badge is also yours, as well as having your name added to the Pie Baby supporter wall of fame. + 2 FREE PIES! To be collected from Pie Baby.

£101 or more

£101 Reward

3's a Crowd, the good kind. Here you can get your hands on an exclusive Pie Baby tea Towel, Tote Bag & T-Shirt. They all have an official Pie Baby design not available outside of this Crowdfunder. Some of the first T-Shirts made for Pie Baby, we don't even have one yet! An official Pie Baby badge is also yours, as well as having your name added to the Pie Baby supporter wall of fame. + 2 FREE PIES! To be collected from Pie Baby.

£500 or more

£500 Reward

A triple threat, double up! You will receive a set of 4 badges, 2 tea towels, 2 tote bags & 2 T-Shirts. They all have an exclusive Pie Baby design, not be available outside of this Crowdfunder. So exclusive we don't even own one! On top of all that you will go in the draw to design your own vegan pie, which we will make and sell a limited edition of. It could even be named after you! + 4 FREE PIES! To be collected from Pie Baby.

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