For the past several years The Cupcake Bar has been a custom order bakery service for the North Carolina Triangle region. They bake and deliver cupcakes to Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and some of the surrounding areas. I have had the opportunity to try their cupcakes at their “Singles Nights” where individual cupcakes were available for purchase, you could buy only one cupcake instead of placing a whole order. The Cupcake Bar has decided to expand and have decided to open a shop in downtown Durham, NC. To help them open up their retail shop they’re asking fans of their cupcakes to be “bar backers.” There is a catch to being a bar baker but it’s a good catch. For each donation you make you receive something in exchange; for example, a $10 donation will get you one cupcake, a $25 donation will get you four cupcakes. As the monetary amount increases, the exchange gift gets larger and you get more than just cupcakes T-shirts, donations to charity, letterpress prints, and invites to a special party are offered for larger donations. I like the idea of getting something in return for given and supporting a cupcake company. Watch the IndieGoGo video and check out the website for more details.
hungry runner on December 2nd, 2011 . Filed under: Bakeries, Cupcake Ideas .