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"My wife did all the legwork on Kickstarter, and we

"I love traveling to New York,
Munich, Paris. I am very
adventurous in food. But my
bakery was very conservative.
There was a disconnect. I realized
that I can't run my business
differently than I run my life."
Michael Gassen, co-owner of Noe Valley Bakery

learned quite a lot," Gassen says. "Most people think
of Kickstarter as a money grab. It really becomes
more about community."
The Gassens enjoy the advantage of knowing a lot
of people in the food business. One such friend is
celebrity chef Yigit Pura, the first winner of Top Chef:
Just Desserts and a partner in Tout Sweet Pâtisserie in
San Francisco. Pura agreed to offer an exclusive recipe
included within Noe Valley Bakery's digital recipe book.
In their Kickstarter campaign, a $50 pledge earned the
donating party full access to the digital recipes.
For $1,000 (and two people did pledge at this level),
the recipient got to spend a day with Michael Gassen
at the bakery. The most popular pledge was a $50

the website (www.noevalleybakery.com) and added

Christmas morning prize that included freshly baked

other creative features like a virtual cake book, which

stollen, a holiday blend of teas and granola from

allows customers to easily order various cake options.

Toot Sweet.

DecoCrèmes®
Pistachio Flavored
Buttercrème...
Make a flavor statement!

2200 Lunt Avenue, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of bake - March 2015

Bake - March 2015
The Branding Issue - Lessons for All
Table of Contents
News Bites - Gonnella opens cold storage and distribution center
Dunkin’ Donuts to open 46 stores in Indiana
ClubRational grows to 65,000 members
My Favorite Things
Management - Develop Leaders Who Lead
Legislation - Eliminating Trans Fats
Food Safety - Packaging Matters
Ingredients - Picking Winners
Equipment - Saving Labor
Making her couture cake and eating it too
Creating a Brand of Excellence
All About Promotions
Change Your Culture
Bread and Buns
Imperial Desserts
2015 Wedding Trends
Versatile Muffins
Cafe - Get Gourmet With Breakfast Sandwiches
Fruit-infused Teas
Products
Product Showcase
Classifieds
Ad Index
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bake - March 2015 - The Branding Issue - Lessons for All
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bake - March 2015 - Table of Contents
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bake - March 2015 - ClubRational grows to 65,000 members
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bake - March 2015 - My Favorite Things
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bake - March 2015 - Management - Develop Leaders Who Lead
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bake - March 2015 - Legislation - Eliminating Trans Fats
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bake - March 2015 - Food Safety - Packaging Matters
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bake - March 2015 - Ingredients - Picking Winners
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