2 bakers look to revive Agnes' Portuguese Bake Shop – and the malasadas

2 bakers look to revive Agnes' Portuguese Bake Shop – and the malasadas

KAILUA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - There's a new push to save an iconic Kailua bakery known for their sugary malasadas.

The owners of the company Let Them Eat Cupcakes are on a mission to save Agnes Bakery.

Kawehi Haug and Kim Potter have launched a Kickstarter campaign to revive the famous Portuguese bake shop with the blessings of Agnes' previous owner. [Click here to view the campaign.]

"We can't remember a Kailua without Agnes — and we don't want to have to. So, we're bringing back Agnes' Portuguese Bake Shop!" the campaign said.

Haug and Potter outlined their steps to bring back the original recipe of the malasadas.

In their three-phase plan, they are collecting donations to purchase the name, logo and other trade rights to the bakery (recipes included.) They will sell the desserts out of their food truck to start while looking to establish a brick-and-mortar shop in the long-term.

The campaign has a goal of $55,000, and they're offering perks for donors.

Those who donate $100 or more will have their names printed on a limited edition malasada box, receive a "I Helped Save the 'Sadas" tee shirt and a sticker with the company's unofficial motto: "#POCHOSTRONG"

Donors giving $500 or more to the campaign will get one dozen free malasadas every month for a year.

Agnes' Bakery closed in January after nearly half a century in business.

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