kátamisan; custom cake for special days.
Hello! My name is Maria and I want to help you celebrate life through customized cakes.
As of March 2012, I'm a graduate of the Cake Techniques and Design Course at the French Culinary Institute (International Culinary Center). The course is a 300 hour intensive engineered by the dedicated chefs at the school with a section on sugarpaste flowers designed by Chef Ron Ben Israel. In my class, as one of four students, I learned industry techniques with personal attention from the incredibly knowledgeable Chef Judy Lai of Silk Cakes in Chinatown. In addition, I'm completing a three day Tropical Flower course taught by Chef Lauri Dutinno of Cake Alchemy.
I am also in the middle of the Restaurant Management course at the International Culinary Center, scheduled for a May 2012 graduation. In that class, I'm learning the business side of owning a food company from industry leaders to ensure I have the right tools to run an accountable operation.
What's the deal?
Katamisán. It means "sweetness" in Tagalog and the company is all about bringing sweetness to your special life events through custom cake. We're a startup looking to gain a foothold in Queens, working hard to add to meaningful and enjoyable experiences. With your pledge, we get one step closer to our dream of becoming an established cake studio.
Why be on Kickstarter?
I'm finishing Cake School and now a real-life cake portfolio needs to be built.
This initial project helps me create a diverse starting portfolio, allowing me to build ground level client relationships. You're literally part of the start and I'm sincerely grateful for your support.
Those interested in celebrating something within the next year! You'll get a high quality cake at an affordable price especially made with care for your celebration. Think: Weddings, Anniversaries, Engagement Parties, Birthdays, Reunions, Work Parties, etc. Backing this project would not only really help us, your cake and it's story get to be a part of the portfolio!
How you're helping.
Funding here will help me secure space in an incubator kitchen in Queens, and at the very least, support the supply cost to make the cakes.
Please visit my website (http://www.katamisan.com) to see some examples of cakes I've done as well as review signature flavors.
Thank you for reading - I hope I can work with you to make an event sweet!
..Wait, what are cake squares?
Think cake pops, without the stick. A chocolate or vanilla white cake molded with fresh buttercream into 1" cubes. Once they're formed, I coat them in tempered chocolate, a technique I learned to enjoy at the French Culinary Institute.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $2,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on May 1, 2012.
Mar 9, 2012 - May 1, 2012
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Pledge $5 or more
A shoutout on our facebook and website for helping us from the start!Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $25 or more
A little yum. I will send you a box of 24 cake squares (chocolate or vanilla with vanilla buttercream) with a thank you shoutout on our facebook and website for helping us from the start!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $50 or more
(NYC Area Only) You will get a 6 inch cake in one of our signature flavors with a simple custom design. You also get a “Thank you!” card in hand when meet with us to order your cake and a hug for helping us from the start! (Ideal for a small family/friend gathering of less than 10 people!)Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $75 or more
(NYC Area Only) You get a 10 inch cake in one of our signature flavors with a simple custom design. “Thank you" card and hug included. (Ideal for a small group gathering of up to 30 people! - Larger family event, Birthday, Celebrating a promotion, etc.)Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $150 or more
(NYC Area Only) You get a two tier cake (6in & 9in) of any of our flavors with your simple custom design. “Thank you" card and hug included with a highlight piece of your cake's story on our blog. (Ideal for a gathering of 30 to 40 people! - Baby shower, group function, etc.)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $250 or more
(NYC Area Only) You get a three tier cake (4in, 6in and 9in) of any of our flavors with your custom design (sugarpaste flowers and custom decorations included). “Thank you" card and hug included with a highlight piece of your cake's story on our blog. (Ideal for a group function feeding 45 - 50 people - small intimate weddings, etc).Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $500 or more
(NYC-TriState Area Only) You get a custom cake to feed 100 people. Big “Thank you card” and big hug included with a highlight piece of your cake's story on our blog. (Ideal for weddings, sweet sixteens, etc, that want a professional quality, specialized cake for an affordable price).Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
(NYC-TriState Area Only) You get a custom cake to feed up to 250 people as well as a 6" cake of your choice on your birthday for the next 3 years. You also get lifetime recognition on our website and social media outlets for being part of the start. Amazingly large “Thank you card” and incredibly huge hug included, with a highlight piece of your cake's story on our blog.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012