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Two passionate chefs want to grow DaisyCakes into a storefront bakery and cafe so that we can bring you lovin' from the oven all week long!
118 backers pledged $20,685 to help bring this project to life.

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OUR GOAL
To raise $20,000 by November 15th for equipment and initial upfit. A new home for Daisycakes has been found and will become available very soon. This is our next step in growing from a mobile cupcake trailer into a bakery & cafe so that we can bring you the lovin' from the oven all week long!

WHO WE ARE
DaisyCakes is Durham's first mobile cupcake and breakfast bakery. For the past two years we have strived to bring people of all ages the best tasting treats made with love and using the highest quality, local (when possible) ingredients. We take what each season brings us - be it strawberries in May or Quince in September - to keep things fun and interesting. We are passionate about what we do and like to push the flavor envelope too. Ever tasted a maple cupcake with cinnamon cream cheese frosting and candied bacon? Yum! Who said breakfast had to be boring?!

All of our handfuls of happiness are produced in our 8 x 8 certified home kitchen with one single oven and a small mixer. We bake Friday late into the night and then, early Saturday morning we load up our vintage Airstream, aptly named, Sugar and head to downtown Durham. So, be it 100 degrees in summer or 20 degrees in winter, we are there. We love that our customers also always show up, in any weather, with the anticipation of filling their bellies with our yummy cupcakes and breakfast pastries.

For many, coming to DaisyCakes has become a Saturday ritual. For us, it is like gaining an extended family. It is always very rewarding to see familiar as well as new faces enjoying the product of our hard work and we are very grateful to have enjoyed such success!

OUR HISTORY
Durham and the surrounding area has embraced DaisyCakes from the beginning. We have been featured in multiple newspaper and magazine articles, including the New York Times, Southern Living, Garden & Gun and Durham Magazine, which is very exciting! DaisyCakes' handfuls of happiness have been so well received that business is growing beyond the capacity of our small kitchen. We have been operating DaisyCakes while holding full time jobs and the workload for both is getting pretty hectic. It is clear to us that our next step is to open a storefront. We have scouted out all of Durham and have finally found the perfect spot! It is a light filled space in a great location with ample outdoor seating.

HOW WILL THE MONEY BE USED?
What we need is your support in order to purchase the kitchen equipment necessary to grow DaisyCakes. We have already invested all of our own money into getting the business up and running. The funds for kitchen upfit will enable us to expand our baking capacity so that we can increase our production of delicious cupcakes, cakes, and pastries for a full time business.

If our project is funded, you will be witness to the process of bringing our dream of owning a bakery to fruition. Please take a look at the rewards we are offering in return for pledges. We will need to raise $20,000 by November 15, 2010. The more money we are able to raise over our goal, the closer we will be to creating a special place to enjoy fabulous treats.

Thank you for reading our proposal and thank you for your support!!

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    A DaisyCakes sticker and the joy of knowing that you are helping us to create more delicious handfuls of happiness!

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    A delicious cupcake (to be redeemed at Sugar) and a secret password to download a delicious recipe from our website for one of our treats.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    A gift certificate for a DaisyCakes cupcake and beverage of your choice (to be redeemed at Sugar) plus a newly designed DaisyCakes bumper sticker!

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    A trio of our delicious cupcakes (to be redeemed at Sugar) and a shout out to on the Thank You page of the DaisyCakes website + a secret password to download a delicious recipe to make at home.

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    Pledge $35 or more About $35

    A half dozen of our delicious cupcakes (to be redeemed at Sugar), a DaisyCakes t-shirt and a personal thank you note and DaisyCakes sticker.

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    A dozen of our delicious cupcakes (to be redeemed at Sugar), a bag of Counter Culture coffee, a DaisyCakes bumper sticker and a personal thank you note.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    A gift pack (to be redeemed at Sugar) to include a dozen delicious cupcakes, a bag of Counter Culture coffee, a galvanized, vintage style lunchbox with the DaisyCakes logo and a personal thank you note.

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    A signature cupcake of your creation to be featured at our grand opening party and during founder's week, an 8" special order cake of your choice with standard design (to be redeemed at Sugar), a DaisyCakes t-shirt and two tickets to our grand opening party.

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Your name on our airstream, Sugar's Founder's Door of Fame, a year's worth of cupcakes to be redeemed per the dozen once a month (to be redeemed at Sugar) and two tickets to our grand opening party.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    Your name on Sugar's Founder's Door of Fame, a private DaisyCakes party with our Airstream for you and 20 of your closest friends (within the Triangle area). We will bring cupcakes and drinks for the crew! Plus two tickets to our grand opening party

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    Pledge $2,500 or more About $2,500

    A private four course seasonal dinner party for up to 6 people. Dinner will feature local, farm fresh products. Party to be served at DaisyCakes location once open. A signature cupcake, your name on Sugar's Founder's Door of Fame and four tickets to our grand opening party.

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Funding period

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