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Cake in a Vase LLCBy Cake in a Vase LLC
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Cake in a Vase LLCBy Cake in a Vase LLC
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$11
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, November 23 2018 6:35 PM UTC +00:00

About

I am raising funds, because I need to buy more inventory so that I can test my Gravesite Cakes in other climates, besides my current one in Georgia, US.

I lost my youngest daughter when she was three; it's what led me to the end of my sixteen year military service. When I got out, I couldn't find a part time job, so to stay busy I took crafting classes, cake decorating classes, more classes, and even volunteered at a flower shop. 

The flower shop was struggling and eventually closed down, so I started making her flower arrangements myself. For her birthday last year, which would have been her fourteenth birthday, I bought two balloons, a one and a four. It was a very windy day, so the number four was blown away. I was heartbroken when the four was blown away; it was this moment that I thought there had to be a better way.

It was at the beginning of this year that I rhetorically asked my husband, why can't she have a cake for her birthday?" With the knowledge I had gained in the classes and volunteer work, I was mentally able to put together a cake with an insert attachment that would go directly in to a cemetery vase, so that it wouldn't blow over, and would let the cake sit right on the vase.  

It hasn't been as easy as it sounds, it's taken me the better part of the year to find products that work well together, so the cakes can look real and withstand the outdoor elements for at least 1-2 months. My goal has always been at least a month, because each holiday, or special occasion is celebrated by whatever holiday is in that month: Birthday, Easter, Christmas, Mother's Day, Father's day, etc. FYI, they don't fall apart after a month, but there is visible fading. 

Risks and challenges

As I mentioned in the video, these cakes have not been tested outside of the Atlanta suburbs. Although I have tried to find the very best products I could find and afford, I do not know how well these cakes will perform in other states, because of the differences in climate.

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    As you can imagine, Gravesite Cakes are very personal to me, because it was something that was born out of my personal pain, so I need to protect this creation. This will go towards moving my provisional patent to a non-provisional patent. As a sign of my appreciation, I will give you a big shout out on social media to anyone who donates $1 or more towards my campaign, unless you ask for anonymity.

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    Small Mausoleum Gravesite Cakes

    These are small Gravesite Cakes that can be used for Mausoleum's. It is very helpful to have a picture and even the measurements of the mounted vase, because of the insert attachment that gets inserted in to the vase. The cakes will start getting shipped as early as December, but April was added for flexibility. Please order the cakes closer to the month that you will need it.

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    Medium size Gravesite Cakes

    A single tier cake. These cakes are usually multi-colored. This can be done two ways, you give me the colors you want the cake in, or you can choose from the inventory that I will have prepared. Cakes in inventory will still be able to get personal touches, such as "Happy Birthday", "Merry Christmas", and their name. A picture of the cemetery vase and measurement of it's opening helps me to attach the correct size vase insert to the cake. The estimated delivery is set for April, but that is only to give you an option for delivery times. Shipping will begin as soon as December. Please choose a delivery month closer to when you need it.

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    Cake Angel, a gift for a grieving parent

    Donate a cake to a grieving parent. As someone who has lost a child and learned how to live my new normal, there are grieving parents who are still trying to figure it out. I have joined grieving groups for parents, so that I can share my experience with them, and help them find their way to happiness again. I belong to multiple groups, so I wouldn't have a problem finding these parents. Not only would I give them your name, but I would also post it on my Facebook page, along with a picture of the cake sent in by them. If you prefer anonymity, that can be arranged as well.

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    Two Tier Gravesite Cake

    This is for a two tier cake. These cakes are usually multi-colored. This can be done two ways, you give me the colors you want the cake in, or you can choose from the inventory that I will have prepared. Cakes in inventory will still be able to get personal touches, such as "Happy Birthday", "Merry Christmas", and their name. A picture of the cemetery vase and measurement of it's opening helps me to attach the correct size vase insert to the cake. The estimated delivery is set for April, but that is only to give you an option for delivery times. Shipping will begin as soon as December. Please choose a delivery month closer to when you need it.

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