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Vegan, organic & (mostly) gluten-free cupcakes & treats! All natural & home-made! Help us re-start our business in Austin, TX
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Ara's Petite Treats started as a tiny from-home company in Puerto Rico just over a year ago. Coming from an area where both vegan and gluten free goods are almost unheard of and impossible to find, we began experimenting until we found the perfect combination: delicious, healthy, moist cupcakes that catered to both my animal friendly lifestyle and my family's Celiac tendencies. Over time we have expanded our line to include several sugar free cupcakes also, as well as a variety of cookies, brownies and other baked treats. Our menu is ever expanding and has been modified to cater to people with dairy, gluten and casein allergies, among others! (A few of our items contain gluten though remain vegan. These are baked separately from the gluten free goods and are clearly marked on our menus.) And of course, ALL of our goods are all-natural with mainly organic, local ingredients (as possible)!


Our cupcakes are truly extraordinary, with most of my clients neither vegan nor gluten intolerant, purely fans of our unique flavor combinations! We have been able to give kids with allergies their first chocolate birthday cake taste EVER and have won over even the pickiest eaters of all ages!

Now expanding and moving our business to Austin, TX we are looking to fund our need to rent a commercial kitchen space, get all of our health licenses and most importantly begin applying for booths at several farmer’s markets and related food events in town in order to promote our business with direct customer interaction and tastings! Austin is a very vegan-friendly town, yet vegan AND gluten free goods are often hard to find or simply don’t compare to regular cakes in taste and quality. The only way to grow our business is to have DIRECT contact with consumers and this is why we need YOUR help! We are confident that once people have a bite, they will be hooked for life!


Our goal is not only to give people with dietary restrictions options that will be just as good if not better tasting than regular baked goods, but to promote a healthier, natural lifestyle for EVERYONE. There is no need to sacrifice deliciousness in order to be healthy! Coming from a family history of obesity, diabetes and gluten intolerance that affects even children, we hope to give back to the community by promoting a lifestyle low in processed fats and sugars and high in fun, concious living!


Please help us make a difference through our PETITE TREATS! You can check out our menu at araspetitetreats.com and donation or not, stay updated on our progress here in Austin through our Facebook and our brand new Twitter page!


Have a sweet day everyone!

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    A personalized thank you email and mention on our website (araspetitetreats.com). Will also gladly mention your animal and/or earth-friendly company/website on our Facebook, Twitter and website.

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    The above, plus a bumper sticker and sticky note set with your choice of pro-vegan or gluten free lifestyle message!

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    A personalized thank you email, company/website promotion and a pro-vegan or gluten free lifestyle message tote bag to carry around your fresh veggies! Will also name a "cupcake of the week" after you, based on your favorite flavors!

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    A personalized thank you email plus will name a "cupcake of the week" after you (based on your favorite flavors!) and will deliver a dozen of YOUR cupcake to your home or office! (Austin area residents only) Non-Austin residents will receive a personalized tote bag AND T-shirt with their cupcake name and a pro-vegan or gluten free lifestyle message.

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    A personalized thank you email plus will name a "cupcake of the week" after you (based on your favorite flavors!). Austin residents will receive an invitation to a cupcake tasting party where you'll be able to try many of our flavors and meet other veggie supporters in your area! Will also receive a dozen of YOUR cupcake, delivered to your home or office! Non-Austin residents will receive a personalized cupcake-themed apron, a personalized recipe booklet (based on your dietary preferences) and a special birthday cupcake decoration kit!

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    A personalized thank you email plus will name a PERMANENT menu item after you (based on your favorite flavors!). Austin residents will receive an invitation to our cupcake tasting party. Will also receive 4 dozen cupcakes, delivered to your home or office! These can be received all at once or divided by dozen for up to 4 different occasions. Flavors of your choosing! Non-Austin residents will receive a personalized cupcake-themed apron, a personalized recipe booklet (based on your dietary preferences) AND the opportunity to collaborate with us via email to create a special treat (cupcake or cookie) that will be permanently featured on our menu. Name and flavors of your choosing. Will also send a special certificate in honor of your creation!

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    A personalized thank you email plus will name a PERMANENT menu item after you (based on your favorite flavors!). Austin residents will receive a year's supply of cupcakes: a dozen cupcakes of your choosing every single month in 2012, delivered to your home or office! Also will receive a special sweet surprise on your birthday as well as a personalized recipe booklet (based on your dietary preferences). Non-Austin residents will receive a personalized cupcake-themed apron and a personalized recipe booklet (based on your dietary preferences). Also the opportunity to collaborate with us via email to create a special treat (cupcake or cookie) that will be permanently featured on our menu. Name and flavors of your choosing, along with a special certificate in honor of your creation! Will also receive a special birthday cupcake decoration kit and the EXCLUSIVE recipe for one of our cupcakes to try at home.

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