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Crust In Bloom

Black Owned Bakery Honoring Southern Roots Committed to Serve Beyond the Table!
Set to Open Flagship this Spring in Baltimore.

$8,560
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Campaign Ends on February 28, 2023

Project Description

CrustbyMackatPreston
Crust by Mack at Preston 2 E Preston St. Baltimore, MD

OUR MISSION

At Crust by Mack may our recipes bring you comfort, and our passion bring promise.

Inspired by our ancestors and the city we call home, adapted from notes on fabric & scrap papers, our recipes were made by our family’s hands. Food has been our communion for hundreds of years. It has brought us together, been our safe space, an act of love and heroism!  While we know our business is product-based, service remains the heartbeat of our organization. Our promise to break bread in love and kindness, while pouring back into the humans and brands that strengthen our communities, and need us most, is one of our greatest joys!

                  

A BAKERY! A BRAND! A RESOURCE!

The pandemic required us to distance ourselves and create boundaries that kept us safe. The restaurant industry was one of the hardest hit as COVID limited our dining capacity and encouraged consumers to “take out” and “pickup curbside”. Crust By Mack at Preston will be our flagship brick-and-mortar location that looks forward to guests dining in and staying a while. Making our new place, their ‘New Spot’! 

Enjoy scratch-made pastries, take meetings, host a private event, shop from our in-house black-owned boutique, and more!  Here we will begin our CSA subscription, host workshops, and classes to create a true community that thrives on collaboration. We want our space to be home to entrepreneurs, creatives, foodies, and families alike. 

It is important to us that our operational capacity extends beyond serving food to guests. At our Hampden location, within the first six months of opening, we donated 3k in micro-grants to five local artists and brands. Bringing that total to 18,000 within a two-year span! We hosted thirteen local artists and creative businesses, giving them free event space allowing them collectively to generate over 26,000 in sales. 

Our Bakery has been visited by hundreds across the country, with guests from as far as Dublin! Our local patrons are amongst the Best in Baltimore, bringing us so much joy each time we have the privilege to serve them!  Some of our proudest achievements include:

Southern Living Cook of The Year
Bon Appetit Thanksgiving Issue
Best New Food, Baltimore
Our Infamous Crab Pies Won Best Crab Dish in Maryland
Serious Eats with Ed Levine
Cover Girl for Cherry Bombe Magazine
Covergirl for Baltimore Sun, one of our favorite profiles from Award-Winning Journalist, John- John Williams 

…. To name a few!

 

WE WOULD LOVE YOUR SUPPORT

After major construction delays, supply chain shortages, and our build-out budget nearly tripling due to inflation, we would love support on this campaign as it will ensure we open this spring! Your contributions will go directly toward the remaining bakery build and upgraded bakery equipment, allowing us to open after months of delays and the ability to increase our production needs.

Our Bakery was designed by Design My Investment, a black & female owned design group. Together we contracted over 90% black owned brands to bring our vision to life.
Listed Below are some who will be in the space over the next 30 days completing our build out:

Adorn Vintage - Custom Booth Build Out
Heavy Paper Co - Custom Floating Table
Aaron Maybin- Custom Abstract Mural
Fete' Marketplace - Permanent Floral Installation


WE’RE ALMOST THERE!

CrustbyMackatPreston
Crust by Mack at Preston 2 E Preston St. Baltimore, MD
CrustbyMackatPreston
Crust by Mack at Preston

2 E Preston St. Baltimore, MD
 
CrustbyMackatPreston
Crust by Mack at Preston 2 E Preston St. Baltimore, MD

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Can I purchase a reward as a gift for someone else?
A: Absolutely! Please enter the persons' information under shipping. You can also email us directly at [email protected]

Q: When will I receive Zoom Information for Big Cookie Energy
A: You will receive an email by 2/1/ 23 for donations at this tier in January. If you donate after February 1st please allow up to 7 business days for correspondence. 

Q: When  will the bakery Open
A: We will have a soft opening in February with a Grand Opening in March. For more details please visit www.CrustByMack.com as it gets closer.

Q: For the Grand Opening, when will we be contacted to deliver branding materials?
A: You will be contacted within seven business days. You will also be invited to a Zoom Meeting to discuss your brand and our opening details. 

Bakari Jones
02/04/2023
Pins Are In!
$50
IFundWomen Pay-It-Forward
02/01/2023
Monetary Contribution
$500
Erin Shaw
01/30/2023
Pins Are In!
$25
Francesca Gallucci
01/28/2023
Big Cookie Energy
$500
Leticia Howard
01/27/2023
Crust Tasting Society
$100
Dana R
01/27/2023
Y2K Bracelet & Stickers
$50
Jessica Beaver
01/27/2023
Crust Tasting Society
$100
Jed Phipps
01/27/2023
Y2K Bracelet & Stickers
$50
A. Smith
01/27/2023
Crust Tasting Society
$100
Joy
01/27/2023
Crust Tasting Society
$100
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

11 Supporters
Select this reward
15.00 USD
You've Got Snail Mail

Don't you just love the nostalgia of a handwritten letter?

Receive one postcard with one of our favorite images of our newly completed bakery! On the back, a handwritten personalized note from Owner Amanda Mack with a 10% off coupon code to use toward your first purchase.

3 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Pins Are In!

We've had lots of fan favorites but nothing beats the O.G! Enjoy thee cutest and sweetest Birthday Crust enamel pin!

Quantities are limited :-) 

170 Left
30 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Crust Tasting Society

FINALLY,  
A pastry club to salivate over! 
One Year Access to Perks, Private Tastings, Discounts, and Special Members Only Events!

10% off every purchase
A Crust Tasting Society Tee
Monthly Member-Only Pastry Freebies 
Early Access Pre-Order Link
Invites to Member Only Events like:
Crust After Dark Tasting Menu
A Special Crust & Cocktails
Spades and Brown Sugar Lemonade
+ More

 

Membership does not include access fee for special events but does guarantee invitation.
The membership Form will be emailed 2/1/23

 

40 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Big Cookie Energy

Have you ever wanted something named after you? Your favorite treat at your favorite place?

Well here's the chance! 
Get ready for a one-on-one (zoom) meeting with Chef Amanda Mack to discuss your Ultimate Cookie! Then see it on the menu at our new location when we open this spring!

Ten percent of the proceeds will benefit a local nonprofit supporting food access.

You will also receive:
Our Postcard
Enamel Pin + Stickers
Y2K Bracelet 

10 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
1,500.00 USD
Sponsor Our Grand Opening

Our Twice Baked Grand Opening!

Weeks after our soft opening, we will host a Grand Opening in our bakery welcoming guests from Baltimore and Beyond! There will be music, free food, and fellowship as we gather to celebrate our journey thus far, sponsored by you?!

This reward grants us the use of your name and likeness in to promote your business and or brand as we celebrate our Grand Opening! Your information will appear on promotional materials "Sponsored by" and in swag bags provided to our VIP guests.

 

 

* REWARD PROHIBITED FOR:
Bakery/Cafe
Alcohol Brands
Tobacco Brands

 

5 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward

Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

11 Supporters
Select this reward
15.00 USD
You've Got Snail Mail

Don't you just love the nostalgia of a handwritten letter?

Receive one postcard with one of our favorite images of our newly completed bakery! On the back, a handwritten personalized note from Owner Amanda Mack with a 10% off coupon code to use toward your first purchase.

3 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Pins Are In!

We've had lots of fan favorites but nothing beats the O.G! Enjoy thee cutest and sweetest Birthday Crust enamel pin!

Quantities are limited :-) 

170 Left
30 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Crust Tasting Society

FINALLY,  
A pastry club to salivate over! 
One Year Access to Perks, Private Tastings, Discounts, and Special Members Only Events!

10% off every purchase
A Crust Tasting Society Tee
Monthly Member-Only Pastry Freebies 
Early Access Pre-Order Link
Invites to Member Only Events like:
Crust After Dark Tasting Menu
A Special Crust & Cocktails
Spades and Brown Sugar Lemonade
+ More

 

Membership does not include access fee for special events but does guarantee invitation.
The membership Form will be emailed 2/1/23

 

40 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Big Cookie Energy

Have you ever wanted something named after you? Your favorite treat at your favorite place?

Well here's the chance! 
Get ready for a one-on-one (zoom) meeting with Chef Amanda Mack to discuss your Ultimate Cookie! Then see it on the menu at our new location when we open this spring!

Ten percent of the proceeds will benefit a local nonprofit supporting food access.

You will also receive:
Our Postcard
Enamel Pin + Stickers
Y2K Bracelet 

10 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
1,500.00 USD
Sponsor Our Grand Opening

Our Twice Baked Grand Opening!

Weeks after our soft opening, we will host a Grand Opening in our bakery welcoming guests from Baltimore and Beyond! There will be music, free food, and fellowship as we gather to celebrate our journey thus far, sponsored by you?!

This reward grants us the use of your name and likeness in to promote your business and or brand as we celebrate our Grand Opening! Your information will appear on promotional materials "Sponsored by" and in swag bags provided to our VIP guests.

 

 

* REWARD PROHIBITED FOR:
Bakery/Cafe
Alcohol Brands
Tobacco Brands

 

5 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward