All we want for Christmas is to bring you a retail storefront. We have been such good bakers all year ’round. The plans are drawn up, the location can be found. We’ll build it out, just for you, but we need your help to make it come true. Let’s ring in the new year with a hug and a kiss and a great big scream, knowing our storefront is no longer a dream!
This batch is local. Skull & Cakebones is Austin’s first locally sourced, craft bakery. All of our offerings are locally sourced, non-GMO, never artificial, and “shh, they’re vegan” too. Everything we do is from scratch, including our plant-based food colorings, which we make in-house. What does locally sourced mean? It means that we take the best of what our local food and drink scene has to offer and partner with these companies, making their product the star ingredient of our products. We like to think of ourselves as “hyper-local” because not only are you going to taste Skull & Cakebones when you get our products, you will also be able to taste another awesome local company’s flavors shining through.
When we started our company nearly three years ago, we just assumed we would open a food truck. Instead, we went right into wholesale. Our products, from cupcakes to ice cream cakewiches, are now sold in numerous markets and grocery stores throughout the Austin area (including Whole Foods, Central Market, Wheatsville Co-op, Royal Blue Grocery, etc). Through this experience, we have learned a lot and built a consistent, innovative, recognizable brand with creative and distinctive flavor profiles. There’s only so much that can be pulled off via wholesale though. From sweets to savory, we have so much more to bake for you.
Kickstart this batch. We have a shipping container picked out and designs drawn up. We plan to build it, as we have built this company, with our own hands, and hearts. It will be our proud answer to the question of where to visit us. We will feature locally made goods, provided by our partners, in addition to local coffee and our house-made chai tea.
With our own space, we can take our local partnerships to the next level through small batch baking. Offering shorter runs or more seasonal products to give both vegans and non-vegans a taste of what Austin foodies have to offer.
We work hard to create vegan alternatives to traditional baked goods without compromising on taste, texture, or nostalgia. What sets us apart from other bakeries is our commitment to community through our local partnering. We don’t just source local ingredients, we seek out other innovative, like-minded, local companies and put the best of what they’ve got into our products. The results are surprising; from tequila trifle jars to our strawberry basil cake, we try to push the limits on flavor and creativity, while pulling from the best products other local vendors have to offer.
These batches are taking off. From being featured on The Cooking Channel’s Unique Sweetsto recently making the coveted Austin Chronicle’s Best Of 2015 list, we are rapidly growing into a brand people recognize and want to stop by and visit. The top questions we get asked are, “Is this really vegan?” and “Where is your shop located?” We have so much more to offer than what we are capable of producing for wholesale, it would be nice to have somewhere to show it all off from. In the years we have been in operation, we have refined our mission, and our products. From puff pastries to cinnamon rolls, biscuits and pop tarts, we want to be the stop for a true taste of Austin – whether you’re vegan or not. We know who we are and our products that speak to that. We know the timing is perfect for going retail.