She's Going to School!

OYes, yes I am!

When we first launched our Kickstarter campaign in the summer of 2013, my goal was to open a little bakery in my families shop to save money for college someday. At the age of 14 I basically had no idea what it would be like to own my own business. But with the help and guidance of my awesome family and my Mom's entrepreneur background... WE DID IT! For 3 1/2 years I baked and baked and learned so many valuable lessons. I can't even express in words how grateful I am (though I will try ;)).

 Photo Credit: Sidewayz Films

Photo Credit: Sidewayz Films

 Photo Credit: Soft Elegance Photography

Photo Credit: Soft Elegance Photography

 Photo Credit: Soft Elegance Photography

Photo Credit: Soft Elegance Photography

This has been the best experience for me in so many ways! I've met so many cool and artistic people -- I've learned more than I could have ever imagined possible. With different interviews here and there, learning the basics of customer service, improving recipes and more.

Now that it's time for me to go to school, I will be putting the bakery on pause for a couple of years while I go to school and focus on our latest endeavor - Makers Unwound. I plan on writing (recipes + more) and taking photographs for our grass roots quarterly.

What's going to happen?

I will stop baking completely by March 4th 2017 at 5pm.

I'm turning my focus to something new and will no longer have time for my bakery but I want you all to know that I accomplished my goal! In the beginning it started out as someday maybe applying for a Culinary Arts Program or something artistic. I have decided to apply at CWI for learning and growing in a Horticulture program, pun intended. ;)

Come into the shop and be sure to ask us for our recipes! We'll have a limited supply of simple booklets filled with our favorite recipes by the 7th of March (follow along on social media for updates) They will be offered at our shop or online soon.

The kitchen will serve the purpose of a "test kitchen" for Makers Unwound and Bee wise Goods will continue to provide a great little stop in your day for a gift or unique find.

By March 7th we will no longer have seating or coffee/tea available.

I feel so honored to have been able to do this, with support of the community, my family + friends and all the people I've met along the way! Heres to a new season of life!

Thank you for coming along, stick around to see what we'll be doing next. ;)

We'll be actively keeping you up to date on our Instagram accounts, which you can find at @BeeWiseGoods + @MakersUnwound.

Niclas Krake Photography

Q + A... With Us!

Your most asked questions... ANSWERED!

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BBMacarons

Q: When + What is Macaron Saturday?

A: Macaron Saturday is when we serve Macarons in the bakery! Two slightly crunchy, chewy and soft meringue cookies held together by a creamy French Buttercream. 

Once per month, on the 1st Saturday of the month, we have two flavors of macarons and our goal is to sell out. We have had many different flavor combinations like Lemon + Raspberry, Peanut Butter + Jelly, Peppermint Hot Chocolate with a dollop of marshmallow fluff and so many more. 


Q: How long have you been a shop in Boise?

A: We opened in 2011 with a main focus on small-batch, glass bottled soda and tasty snacks. Shortly after opening The Soda Works, a space became available next to us and we opened Bee Wise Goods in late November 2011. After being open for a couple of years, we transitioned to focus on local + handmade artists with a little bit of everything. We liked to call ourselves a Modern Mercantile ;).

In October 2013, Just Baked Boise was born! We renovated half of our shop for the kitchen and after a brief name change to Boise's Bakery, we have been in our little spot for about 6 years.


Q: What's your favorite treat to bake?

A: Right now I love to bake cookies. They're fast, scrumptious, chewy or soft, and you can eat them when they're still warm! Because let's be honest, that's the best part ;). Our favorites tend to change all the time, but I love to bake new recipes.


BeeWiseLLC

Q: If I'm an artist/maker, can I get my art/craft into your store?

A: We like to keep our inventory as full as we can! You can send us emails with specific questions, a little about yourself, photos of what it is that you make and we'll be happy to get back to you with more details. Please Note: We only buy from wholesale linesheets. If you are just starting out, contact us once you are ready to sell wholesale.

Email: beewisebags@me.com


Q: Does the bakery take special orders?

A: We do! You can check out our regular goodies here: Menu

Can't find what you're looking for on our menu? We can almost make anything in almost any flavor. Once you have an idea of what you want to order, email us! We'll reply with as many details as possible and we'll do our best to answer your questions. Contact is Key! So make sure you have at least 2 weeks in advance from your event/celebration to get a spot on our calendar. Please note: we no longer make cakes, check Flourchild on Overland rd, hers are amazing!

Email: info@boisesbakery.com


Q: Do you have Gift Cards for your shop?

A: Yes! Come into the shop at 3017 W. State Street Boise, ID 83703, and we'll whip one up for you! *$5 minimum.


Q: Which is the best selling bakery item?

A: Two words: Sugar... Cookie.

Our sugar cookie, also known as Sweet Dottie is my Great, Great, Aunt's sour cream cookie recipe with a sweet almond, American buttercream. We serve it everyday that we're open (unless otherwise stated).

We gave it a bit of an update, and now have a vegan friendly option!

 

Thanks for stopping by!

- Isabelle & Gabrielle