As a family of six, our favorite times are spent in the kitchen. We love to eat and always have room for something sweet! When we were kids, mom always made our birthday cakes and the decorations on top made them extra special. She used our favorites things - LEGOs, Barbie dolls, and dinosaur toys. Our family looked forward to gathering around the cake, singing loudly, and taking a bunch of pictures. Imagine a wide smile behind the lit candles, eyes shut tight making a birthday wish, and blowing out the candles followed by everyone’s applause!
Caking At Home wants to help make your loved one’s celebration memorable, too. We have created a variety of candle-holding cake toppers - combining something you love with the magic of making birthday wishes!
Reusable Birthday Number Cake Toppers
These are not your typical birthday candles. Our toppers are 3D printed and fit your standard 3/16” diameter candle in the top. When your celebration is over, remove the candle, hand wash the toppers with a soft sponge and soapy water, and use them again and again! These toppers are 3” tall (not including the bottom stake) and are also virtually indestructible (they pass the drop test, the bend test, and the jammed-in-a-drawer test). Their aesthetic, size, and durability make them stand out from the standard retail store variety!
Because we 3D print each set at home, you can choose the color of your number cake toppers!
1) white, 2) blue, 3) red, 4) blush, 5) mint, 6) green, 7) black, 8) copper, 9) orange, 0) grey
Flower and Animal Set Cake Toppers
In additional to our Numbers Bunch, we turned some of our favorite animals and doodles into toppers. These also hold candles and are 3” tall (not including the bottom stake). We are offering three sets of Flower and Animal Cake Toppers (3 pieces per set): The Floral Bunch, The Wild Bunch, and The Cuddly Bunch.
The Floral Bunch: Mint Flower, Ivory Tulip, and Blush Rose
The Wild Bunch: Tiger, Panda, and Giraffe
The Cuddly Bunch: Kitty, Bunny, and Teddy
Designer Cake Toppers
We created our designer cake toppers to personalize your cakes like our mom did for us. These can be used with our other candle-holding cake toppers or on their own! Our first three designer cake toppers include: Charizard (with candle holders in his mouth and tail), Happy Birthday Corvette, and Happy Birthday Fortnite!
Charizard: Dim the lights and surprise them with a familiar silhouette "Who's that Pokémon?!"
5" tall without stakes and candles
Happy Birthday Corvette: Here's your birthday wish for a car!
5.5" tall without stakes
Happy Birthday Fortnite: Perfect for your little (or big) gamers!
6.5" tall without stakes
Reuse our cake toppers year after year!
From their first birthday to the decades of celebrations that follow!
All support - big or small is much appreciated! Check out the different reward options below, then make your pledge by clicking on the green "Back This Project" button in the top right corner of this page. All reward prices include shipping in the US!
We have our own 3D printer and all the colors displayed above, but we would really like to increase the efficiency of our production.
The money raised will go toward funding an upgrade to our 3D printer which enables 3D printing with up to 5 different colors. This upgrade will decrease our production time by automatically changing colors, allowing us to get you your goods quicker!
Thank You for Your Support
These designs are just the beginning and we cannot wait to bring more of our creations to your next celebration. We are looking for feedback on everything from design to quality to functionality. Please help us reach our goal in expanding our business and offerings.
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Caking It Forward
We want to give everyone the chance to make a birthday wish! Once we open shop, a portion of our profits will go towards baking supplies and materials to make custom cakes and cake toppers! We have already started cake donations, and to follow along, subscribe to our YouTube series: "Giving is Happiness".
Production and Fulfillment Plan
We have our 3D printer loaded with our cake topper designs so that we can start production as soon as our campaign closes. We aim to have the candle toppers in the hands of our backers by early December - just in time for the holidays (did we mention they make great gifts?).
Our execution schedule is summarized below:
- October 16 - Kickstarter campaign begins
- November 8 - Kickstarter campaign ends
- November 9 - 16, 2018 - Collect backers' selection(s) via email
- November 17, 2018 - Production run begins
- November 17 - 30, 2018 - Ship rewards out to backers
- December 2018 - Open shop at cakingathome.com
Thank you for your support!
♥ Caking at Home
Risks and challenges
Our biggest challenge, is advertising and getting the word out. Our 3D printer is reliable and we have worked out all the kinks in our designs. One challenge we face is in juggling the day-to-day tasks once we launch and also the fulfillment process after the campaign. Also, starting this new business is a challenge in itself and we learn something new everyday. Thankfully, our family has a diverse set of skills and talents: creative thinkers and degrees in engineering and IT.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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