Help me make my dream come true and help me to get the Grand Opening

By Kristine Bartley

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Help Me Make My Dream Come True And Help Me To Get The Grand Opening

Project 2014-07-14 01:04:38 +1200

Hi Everyone

 

My name is Kris and I have a shop opening in the Capital Market on Willis St. 

 

The grand opening for Capital Market is on the 30th of July and I need your help get me there.

 

I specialise in custom cakes and treats with a twist. My most popular items are Kit Kat brownies, Salted Caramel Rum Cookies and Inception cookies which are cookies with a secret centre.

Treats with a twist

This all began when I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and had no cookies in the pantry or enough energy to go to the shop to get some while homebound in 2011. Baking makes me sooooo happy and I have decided to pursue my dreams and start Sweet Release this February. Some you of may have read the article on the Dominion Post about my story back in April: http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/capital-life/9906056/Sweet-release-turns-into-busy-job

 

I have weekly clients and people are always asking where they can purchase my baking. I would really appreciate your help making my dream come true and to have a place where people can eat my treats.

 

When you come to the Sweet Release shop, you'll be able to smell the baking aroma as the commercial kitchen will be situated at the back. Please check Sweet Release Cakes and Treats on Facebook for updates. www.facebook.com/sweetreleasecakesandtreats

 

I receive the keys on the 20th of July and there is so much work to do. Painting, floors, baking equipment (Coffee machine, display units, stainless steel benches, oven, mixer) labour for plumbing, electricity and the hiring of staff members.

 

Thank you to everyone that has supported me this far and continues to support me. When the shop opens, I plan on having a Wall of Fame with all your names to remember and acknowledge your support. It means everything to me. Thank you.

 

xx

Kris

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Updates 6

Project unsuccessful

25/07/2014 at 8:13 PM

Pledgeme project update:

Unfortunately, we didn't meet the required goal of $10K. It was a long shot and considering 40 people pledged and we raised $2,030 in just 8 days was a big accomplishment.

Pledge me is an all or nothing platform so your credit cards won't be charged but if you would still like to help out, please send me a private message with your full name, address and the reward you choose.I will email you with the Sweet Release bank account and honor those pledges for you. 6 people have opted to have treats named after them and would love to follow those through. My shop is your shop 

A BIG thank you to everyone who helped with this project. Thank you to everyone who pledged in the last couple of days: 

Maria Milmine, Mark Moore, Megan, Catherine, Aaron Gustofson, Annette Snelling, Lesleigh Horton Romond, Erika Baxter and Jennifer.

Painting has finished (Sweet Release Blue on the walls! :D) and all suppliers have been set up ready to go for next week. We may not reach Capital Markets grand opening of Wednesday, 30th of July but there is still time to push hard in the next few days. Thank you all for your support. xx

5th day of Thank yous

21/07/2014 at 8:06 PM

Went onsite today to meet with the tradies, looking good so far to getting on track for the Grand Opening. A couple of hiccups but I have awesome talented friends who are great at what they do. Painting starts tomorrow!! Eeek! Will start a progress album soon. :)

Thanks to the awesome people who have pledged today: Sarah Harrow, Kat Jenkins, and Arron Crackling Pork (Arron, will I have to put your name as that at the shop? lol). Thank you all for the support! xx

4th day of thank yous

20/07/2014 at 5:52 PM

Thank you to Matt Harp and Jasmine Jane Ludwig for their Pledges which has made my day! Hope you are all having an amazing day too. 4 sleeps to go till the end of the project. Yikes!!

3rd day of thank yous

19/07/2014 at 5:27 PM

Thank you Luke Tuffery for Pledging for the project. Don't forget that there are lots of yummy treats you can pledge for. Kit Kat brownies, Salted Caramel Rum cookies, Inception cookies and protein shakes treats up for grabs  It's all go on Monday! Eeek! 

2nd day of Thank yous

18/07/2014 at 8:52 PM

Whenever I get a notification to say someone has Pledged for my project, it feels like a hug and a high 5 to say you believe in me and my dreams. Thank you so much. 

 

Today's shout outs go to Renata Rubick Zunino Sartori, Hazel Pope, Taren Stevens, Jonno Huntington and Randall Hale. Internet High 5 coming your way! Would also like to say a massive thanks to Pic's Really Good Peanut Butter, Southern Hospitality Ltd and Hospitality Training Company for sharing my dreams on their business pages and to my friends who continue to share the love on their personal pages. 

 

6 days to go in the project...starting to sweat a little but also made a lot of progress today. Hope you all have a great weekend. xx

1st day of thank yous

17/07/2014 at 9:18 PM

A BIG thank you to everyone who has sent in messages of best wishes, sharing the video clip and pledging. 

 

Tim Nguyên, Scott Young, Daniel Wood, Richie Atkinson, Telesia Anastasia Fidow, Jenna Faulkner, Anna Liz Guenther, Neil Mayo, Kathryne, Chris Matheson, Thank you so much for believing in me and pledging for yummy treats.You guys rock my world!

    Pledgers 40

    Daniel Wood
    2014-07-16 22:33:16 +1200
    Richie Atkinson
    2014-07-16 22:30:37 +1200
    Telesia Fidow
    2014-07-16 21:03:55 +1200
    Jenna Faulkner
    2014-07-16 20:37:44 +1200
    Telesia Fidow
    2014-07-16 19:30:45 +1200
    Anna GuentherPledgeMe Staff
    2014-07-16 19:15:46 +1200
    Neil Mayo
    2014-07-16 18:54:00 +1200
    Kathryne
    2014-07-16 18:27:33 +1200
    Chris Matheson
    2014-07-16 18:25:32 +1200
    Chris Matheson
    2014-07-16 18:23:33 +1200

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    Help Me Make My Dream Come True And Help Me To Get The Grand Opening

    Project 2014-07-14 01:04:38 +1200

    Hi Everyone

     

    My name is Kris and I have a shop opening in the Capital Market on Willis St. 

     

    The grand opening for Capital Market is on the 30th of July and I need your help get me there.

     

    I specialise in custom cakes and treats with a twist. My most popular items are Kit Kat brownies, Salted Caramel Rum Cookies and Inception cookies which are cookies with a secret centre.

    Treats with a twist

    This all began when I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and had no cookies in the pantry or enough energy to go to the shop to get some while homebound in 2011. Baking makes me sooooo happy and I have decided to pursue my dreams and start Sweet Release this February. Some you of may have read the article on the Dominion Post about my story back in April: http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/capital-life/9906056/Sweet-release-turns-into-busy-job

     

    I have weekly clients and people are always asking where they can purchase my baking. I would really appreciate your help making my dream come true and to have a place where people can eat my treats.

     

    When you come to the Sweet Release shop, you'll be able to smell the baking aroma as the commercial kitchen will be situated at the back. Please check Sweet Release Cakes and Treats on Facebook for updates. www.facebook.com/sweetreleasecakesandtreats

     

    I receive the keys on the 20th of July and there is so much work to do. Painting, floors, baking equipment (Coffee machine, display units, stainless steel benches, oven, mixer) labour for plumbing, electricity and the hiring of staff members.

     

    Thank you to everyone that has supported me this far and continues to support me. When the shop opens, I plan on having a Wall of Fame with all your names to remember and acknowledge your support. It means everything to me. Thank you.

     

    xx

    Kris

    Comments

    Project unsuccessful

    25/07/2014 at 8:13 PM

    Pledgeme project update:

    Unfortunately, we didn't meet the required goal of $10K. It was a long shot and considering 40 people pledged and we raised $2,030 in just 8 days was a big accomplishment.

    Pledge me is an all or nothing platform so your credit cards won't be charged but if you would still like to help out, please send me a private message with your full name, address and the reward you choose.I will email you with the Sweet Release bank account and honor those pledges for you. 6 people have opted to have treats named after them and would love to follow those through. My shop is your shop 

    A BIG thank you to everyone who helped with this project. Thank you to everyone who pledged in the last couple of days: 

    Maria Milmine, Mark Moore, Megan, Catherine, Aaron Gustofson, Annette Snelling, Lesleigh Horton Romond, Erika Baxter and Jennifer.

    Painting has finished (Sweet Release Blue on the walls! :D) and all suppliers have been set up ready to go for next week. We may not reach Capital Markets grand opening of Wednesday, 30th of July but there is still time to push hard in the next few days. Thank you all for your support. xx

    5th day of Thank yous

    21/07/2014 at 8:06 PM

    Went onsite today to meet with the tradies, looking good so far to getting on track for the Grand Opening. A couple of hiccups but I have awesome talented friends who are great at what they do. Painting starts tomorrow!! Eeek! Will start a progress album soon. :)

    Thanks to the awesome people who have pledged today: Sarah Harrow, Kat Jenkins, and Arron Crackling Pork (Arron, will I have to put your name as that at the shop? lol). Thank you all for the support! xx

    4th day of thank yous

    20/07/2014 at 5:52 PM

    Thank you to Matt Harp and Jasmine Jane Ludwig for their Pledges which has made my day! Hope you are all having an amazing day too. 4 sleeps to go till the end of the project. Yikes!!

    3rd day of thank yous

    19/07/2014 at 5:27 PM

    Thank you Luke Tuffery for Pledging for the project. Don't forget that there are lots of yummy treats you can pledge for. Kit Kat brownies, Salted Caramel Rum cookies, Inception cookies and protein shakes treats up for grabs  It's all go on Monday! Eeek! 

    2nd day of Thank yous

    18/07/2014 at 8:52 PM

    Whenever I get a notification to say someone has Pledged for my project, it feels like a hug and a high 5 to say you believe in me and my dreams. Thank you so much. 

     

    Today's shout outs go to Renata Rubick Zunino Sartori, Hazel Pope, Taren Stevens, Jonno Huntington and Randall Hale. Internet High 5 coming your way! Would also like to say a massive thanks to Pic's Really Good Peanut Butter, Southern Hospitality Ltd and Hospitality Training Company for sharing my dreams on their business pages and to my friends who continue to share the love on their personal pages. 

     

    6 days to go in the project...starting to sweat a little but also made a lot of progress today. Hope you all have a great weekend. xx

    1st day of thank yous

    17/07/2014 at 9:18 PM

    A BIG thank you to everyone who has sent in messages of best wishes, sharing the video clip and pledging. 

     

    Tim Nguyên, Scott Young, Daniel Wood, Richie Atkinson, Telesia Anastasia Fidow, Jenna Faulkner, Anna Liz Guenther, Neil Mayo, Kathryne, Chris Matheson, Thank you so much for believing in me and pledging for yummy treats.You guys rock my world!

      Daniel Wood
      2014-07-16 22:33:16 +1200
      Richie Atkinson
      2014-07-16 22:30:37 +1200
      Telesia Fidow
      2014-07-16 21:03:55 +1200
      Jenna Faulkner
      2014-07-16 20:37:44 +1200
      Telesia Fidow
      2014-07-16 19:30:45 +1200
      Anna GuentherPledgeMe Staff
      2014-07-16 19:15:46 +1200
      Neil Mayo
      2014-07-16 18:54:00 +1200
      Kathryne
      2014-07-16 18:27:33 +1200
      Chris Matheson
      2014-07-16 18:25:32 +1200
      Chris Matheson
      2014-07-16 18:23:33 +1200

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      This campaign was unsuccessful and finished on 24/07/2014 at 11:22 PM.