Pie Turtle | The non-slide pie carrier for your car
Pie Turtle | The non-slide pie carrier for your car
Made for bakers! Protect your pie or cake with the only non-slide pie carrier designed for your car or SUV. The perfect gift for moms!
Made for bakers! Protect your pie or cake with the only non-slide pie carrier designed for your car or SUV. The perfect gift for moms! Read more
About this project
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If you are like us, you love to bake pies, but you love to see people enjoying your pies even more! There's nothing worse than putting hours of time and effort into baking a beautiful pie with a perfect golden crust only to have it get destroyed in your car on the way to your party.
Pie Turtle is a non-slide pie carrier for your vehicle that prevents your beautifully baked pie from sliding around the cargo area in your car or SUV. Pie Turtle is designed to survive sharp turns on your way to the party. No matter how you drive, Pie Turtle will keep your pie exactly where you put it, protecting your pie and its perfect crust.
Cleats on the bottom of the turtle keep your Pie Turtle exactly where you put it, while the pie rests safely on the turtle's back.
Pie Turtle will fit your dish.
Pie Turtle fits everything from a 7" aluminum tin to a 10" Pyrex dish. Take the functionality even further and safely carry a springform or round cake pan. Pie Turtle even fits the thicker ceramic pie dishes.
Pie Turtle stays exactly where you put It.
Easily grab your pie.
Inserts on the side of the Pie Turtle easily allow you to grab your pie without damaging the crust.
Designed for your vehicle.
Pie Turtle is designed to easily fit in your vehicle, either in the trunk of your car or back of your SUV/truck. With flexible feet, Pie Turtle also easily fits in the footwell of your vehicle.
Just 2.5" tall, Pie Turtle will easily fit slide in with your cookie sheets and/or serving trays, either in a vertical or horizontal cabinet. You can also place it in a discreet location, like the top of your fridge, for easy access when you bake your pie or cake. The opening on the Turtle's back fits large mixing/salad bowls in addition to pie plates, so storing it under your bowls in a cabinet is also an option!
Other fun facts.
- Pie Turtle is patent pending
- The final product will be made from food-safe soft, bendable plastic
"The Morning Blend" on Nebraska's CBS Channel 3 hosted us on their show. We stopped in when we were on a road-trip through Michelle's home-state!
We also made it onto ABC's "Good Morning Nebraska. Watch it here. Thank you to both shows for inviting us on!
Pie Turtle was born from too many years of broken pie crusts and fights over "crazy driving" on the way to Thanksgiving dinner. Every year, Michelle, the founder of Pie Turtle, would watch her mother-in-law bake a beautiful pumpkin pie, then their family would pile into their SUV to head to a friend's house. Without fail, as they took the first left turn the pies would go flying across the back of the SUV and she would hear her mother-in-law shout at her husband, "Michael, slow down!!"
Thinking Michelle could help solve their pie problem she began to look for a Christmas present for her in-laws. She discovered there was no such thing as a non-slide pie carrier designed for your car or SUV. And just like that, Pie Turtle was born!
For the past year, Michelle has been working with the help of family and friends on multiple prototypes to make Pie Turtle the safest and most functional pie carrier for your vehicle.
Funding goal - $35,000 - production mold
Meeting our goal of $35,000 gives us the capital we need to invest in the Pie Turtle mold and kickstart our production to start saving pies everywhere! Our goal is to ship out the first batch of Pie Turtles on "Pi(e) Day" - March 14, 2017.
Stretch goals - Improved Features
Help us reach our original funding goal, then we can talk about stretch goals and how we can make Pie Turtle even better!
Pie Turtle is just the beginning of a long line of amazing ideas to help solve your transporting problems for baked goods. Our brains are constantly thinking of new ways to get more than just your pie to the party in one piece. Once Pie Turtle is funded we're ready to start on the next round of prototyping. Think cupcakes, casseroles and more, but first....Pie!
Be the first to order your Pie Turtle at a discounted price. Estimated retail price is $30.00. Back our campaign to purchase your Pie Turtle from $15 to $25. The earlier you back our campaign the more you save!
Want to give Pie Turtle as a gift?
The holiday season is just around the corner! Don't let our delivery date stop you from giving Pie Turtle as a gift this year. Back our campaign by December 25, and we'll give you a holiday-designed "I Owe You" to put under the tree.
Are you a bakery, specialty kitchen store, or gift shop?
Back our project with the "Distributor pack" reward and get 10 Pie Turtles to sell in your store. We'll work the shipping details out after the completion of the campaign - giving you the option to select your preferred method of shipping.
You don't bake, but you love pie? Help spread the Pie Turtle brand by wearing our apparel. We've got a number of designs and colors to choose from. Back Pie Turtle and we'll work out the design and size details at the end of the campaign.
Know someone who loves to bake and needs help protecting their pies? Help spread the word. Share the campaign with friends and family!
Or GET PAID when you share Pie Turtle with others by using Kickbooster. The process is easy:
- Sign up to create your Kickbooster unique link here.
- Share the link with others, either personally or on social media.
- Earn 10% of pledges people make through your link once our campaign funded!
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A HUGE thank you from the Pie Turtle team! You, our backer community, are helping to make the Pie Turtle dream a reality. We can't wait to bring the Pie Turtle to life and start saving more pies!
Risks and challenges
Pie Turtle has a superstar team of individuals with production, financial, and marketing experience dedicated to bringing Pie Turtle to life.
Here’s what we’ve already overcome:
• Four iterations of Pie Turtle prototypes – we started from cardboard and tape to get to the prototype you see today
• Identified our production partner, located in Michelle’s home state of Nebraska. We've been working with Denver Plastics the past 3 months on the beginning stages of the production mold and process
• Established a production timeline to ensure delivery by March 2017
But there’s still a few challenges to overcome:
• If we reach our stretch goal of $50,000 we’re going to take the extra time needed to prototype and develop a lid that will fully protect your pie on the way to the party. This could potentially push back our shipping deadline by a month, but it’s going to totally be worth the extra protection!
• Unforeseen production obstacles – We have 100% confidence in our production partner and we’re hoping the multiple prototype phases will help the process be that much smoother, but we’re realistic there may be unforeseen bumps in the road that may push back our delivery dates. We’re prepared to tackle these with urgency and so are our partners.
We will keep you, our backers, updated on the status of our project as it develops with full transparency. We are truly grateful for your support and we can’t wait to get a Pie Turtle in your hands to stop damaged pies for good. Thank you!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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