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Does anyone know what next Wednesday is? Any guesses?

April 17th is KC Bakes’ 2nd Birthday – two years since we opened our Etsy shop & Facebook page!

Below are some quick facts from our journey so far…

  • Number of stands sold since opening (4/17/11): 1,374 stands
  • Countries shipped to: Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland & United Kingdom (& United States, of course)
  • Most frequent customers: 11% of all orders have shipped to California
  • Biggest single sale: 20 skinny mini stands to Ra Pour Restaurant
  • Number of times our stands have been used by Bakerella: four blog posts & the video trailer for Cake Pops Holiday

So far, in our two years of business, my most cherished memory is meeting Bakerella (11/4/12). Looking at pics of that day still bring tears to my eyes. (I’m honestly sitting here typing, all choked up… such a special moment).

Meeting Bakerella

*drying my eyes* So, hey! 🙂 Did you know… most of our products started out as custom requests?

  • First “Skinny Mini” stand: custom request for Sweet Devotion in July, 2011.
  • First chalkboard front: custom request from Pint Sized Baker in Sept., 2011. 
  • First push pop stand: custom request from Go Cakes NYC in October, 2011.
  • First “Double Dozen” stand: created January 2012.

One of my favorite aspects of our business is getting to know all of you talented bakers! There are so many of you that I chat with on a regular basis, and consider true friends, even though we haven’t met (yet!).

It continues to be our honor to provide the cake pop community and beyond with high-quality, handmade wooden cake pop stands to display your beautiful cake pops and other treats on a stick.

I’d also like to take this time to give a huge shout-out to my parents. Most of you know my dad, Jim – our master carpenter and shipping manager – but not too many know of my mom, Marcia. She is our number cruncher extraordinaire and helps with shipments on busy mail days. KC Bakes is a big team effort & I couldn’t do it without them.

Hmmm… how should we celebrate our 2nd birthday? With presents!  

To show our gratitude and sincere appreciation of all of your support, we’ve put together a full week of giveaways – five days of 11 prizes!

Each day next week, a new post will go live at 6:00am EST with a new set of prizes.  The deadline to enter will be 11:00pm EST each evening for that day’s giveaway.

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Good luck, we hope you enjoy it!