Thank you Minds Matter of Denver!

Seeing as how it’s almost the end of September, I want to give a HUGE thank you to Minds Matter of Denver. They have been the nonprofit for the past couple of months and have been awesome to work with! I’ve loved this partnership and hope that we can continue partnering together in many ways for many years.

Stop by Zuni Street Brewing this Thursday from 5-8pm for live music, limited supply of sample cookies and $1 of every pint sold is going to Minds Matter!

Good Sugar Baking has seen a lot of growth within this quarter. From adding more Beer and Cookie pairings, gaining more accounts, creating new cookies and meeting many new people, it has been an incredible time. A lot of that has happened because of the ability to partner with great nonprofits around the world. Minds Matter does substantial work not only in the Denver community  but across the country as well. I’m excited to see them grow more and more. I can’t wait to get them their check for all of the work they have helped Good Sugar accomplish.

Now it’s time to announce a new nonprofit for the next quarter!

This nonprofit comes from one of the Kickstarter backers. It’s perfect timing because they are located in Florida and have been dealing with some of the hurricane. The nonprofit is Foundation for Foster Children. You can learn more by going to their website:

foundationforfosterchildrenI will be writing a post shortly to tell you more about Foundation for Foster Children!

What does “shopping local” mean to you?

Colorado is huge when it comes to shopping local. Buy your food at a natural grocery store, eat at a food to table restaurant, adopt from a local shelter, etc. I’ve always wanted to do all those things because it helps support small businesses and it’s typically better for you in the long run, even if it’s a little more costly. I love supporting local businesses.

Everything I do with Good Sugar Baking has been well thought out with local small businesses in mind. Sometimes it makes sense, but sometimes it just costs too much money and unfortunately as a startup, small business myself I have to consider finances more than I’d like to. I have lucked out with a lot of things though, like having really awesome wooden spatulas made by a good friend of mine, and getting thank you cards made by someone I met when I first moved to Colorado who does some really great design work. I love supporting people I know, especially when they’re doing their own thing as well. We need all the support we can get, so it makes sense to work together!

I’m so glad I’m able to partner with nonprofits that want to support me as well. Next month I have a new featured nonprofit and I’m excited to have the chance to work with them! Stay tuned for who that nonprofit is!!


One Last Kickstarter Push!

Good Sugar Baking has the smallest amount of time left on the Kickstarter and it’s SO CLOSE. Who wants to be the one to help me reach my goal?!?! A lot of you have helped significantly so far, and if you’ve already given some money I’d love it if you just continued to tell people about the Kickstarter.

Here’s the link: Good Sugar Baking’s Kickstarter

I’m about to get on a plane to go to Memphis for Lucero’s block party (maybe my favorite band) with two of my very best friends. I want to make sure this trip is THE BEST EVER because of your help in reaching my Kickstarter goal. After texting, calling, emailing, social media-ing and probably annoying everyone I know, let’s see if we can pull together enough money to get Good Sugar Baking off the ground and into your hands!

Remember that a percentage of every sale goes to a nonprofit, how cool is that?! I’m planning to partner up with some very great nonprofits that could use any amount of money thrown at them.

If you have any questions about what I’m doing, call me! Text me! Email me! Stalk me on Facebook! Do anything you have to so I can answer all of your questions to ensure you that your money is going to a good thing. I promise I’m not spending any of the money I raise to anything other than Good Sugar Baking. Ingredients, equipment, start up fees, marketing and the bajillion of other things that go into starting a business.

Thank you so much for all of your help! Thank you to all of my friends who tirelessly listened to my concerns about not getting the funding, who constantly shared my posts and who came out to try my cookies. I’ve loved spending time with every single one of you!!

Wait. Do you need the Kickstarter link again?! Here you go: Kickstarter!

BY THE WAY…. Happy 4/20! What better than some cookies when you have the munchies?!