$137
pledged of $22,300pledged of $22,300 goal
5
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, October 1 2019 8:06 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated October 1, 2019

sweeDee's Custom Cakes : Taste the Creativity

Help sweeDee's become a family-friendly brick and mortar cake shop!

sweeDee's Custom Cakes : Taste the Creativity

Help sweeDee's become a family-friendly brick and mortar cake shop!

$137
pledged of $22,300pledged of $22,300 goal
5
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, October 1 2019 8:06 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated October 1, 2019

About

Welcome sweeDee's Supporter!

Who?

My name is Danielle, and I am the baker for this project. I absolutely love to be creative. I have a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, and a diploma in Web Design. However, my true passion is everything cake. For over 10 years I have been perfecting my skills making cakes and cupcakes for family and friends. There is no greater joy than making someone's day more special by putting my all into an edible work of art specifically tailored to their desires. I love to make people happy and this is my way of doing just that. I am a perfectionist by nature and put my best efforts into everything I do. 

What?

This project will put sweeDee's into a family-friendly cake shop so my talents can be shared with the community. I will create cakes, cupcakes and cookies to order. I will also have a selection of each displayed daily for purchase. Customers will be able to come by for a sweet treat and some coffee and other refreshments during business hours. My shop will have a seating area with a small area for children to play while their parents relax nearby with coffee and a treat. It is often difficult for parents to find a place to gather that will keep their children occupied while they socialize. I intend to create an environment conducive for doing just that. As for orders, I will offer delivery within 40 miles for an added fee, with free local pickup always being an option.

Where?

My bakery will be in the town of, or within 20 minutes of, Watertown, CT so that I am always close by. I want to ensure flexibility to my customer's needs should an exception arise.

When?

If I receive the funding I need, I will plan to be open my doors for business by January 2020.

Why Kickstarter?

I was a stay at home Mom for most of my adult life up until the last few years. Making cakes was a hobby that I realized was much more than that. Creating a project on Kickstarter is allowing me to collect the funding I need to begin doing what I love for a living while raising and providing for my family.

I know that with the proper funding, I can hit the ground running and I will be a success. I strive to be the best at everything I do, and I give 110% every time I set a goal. I do not typically like to ask for any financial help. However, I do not want to regret not doing everything I can to finally bring sweeDee's to life in brick and mortar. 

How will I use the money?

I will use the contributions I receive from my Kickstarter campaign to fund the equipment for the kitchen, seating and tables for the dining area, entertainment for children, the coffee maker and accessories, and starter inventory (totaling around $10,000). Apart from equipment, the funds will go to securing the location, signage, minor renovations and licensing. Fortunately, with my graphic design and web design skills, my marketing cost will be minimal. I already have a logo and functioning website and I have the ability to design just about any other materials I need in the future.

 Thank you!!

 From the bottom of my heart, I thank you! I cannot express enough how much I appreciate your generosity and support!

Risks and challenges

Of course, I couldn't ask for your money and not acknowledge the risks and challenges. I have worked in a restaurant setting multiple times. I understand food prep and safety and what it takes to work in a commercial kitchen. I also understand that running a business is not a "piece of cake". I will obtain help from the Connecticut Small Business Center to ensure that I do not miss a beat and my business plan is strong and accounts for bumps in the road.

I am not in this alone in this endeavor. My husband, family, and friends are by my side offering their assistance in this process. They have always been there to help me with my work when I need it and will continue to be my rock during this exciting time. I believe they all want this as much as I do. As an added reassurance, I will not receive any money if this project is not funded in full.

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    Thank you supporter!

    Since I believe that no pledge is too small, I will send out a personalized thank you card that I designed to every $5 contributor.

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    Coffee and a cupcake (LOCAL ONLY)

    Come down and enjoy a cupcake from our display and a cup of coffee on us!*

    *Flavor options will change frequently. This is a pick up only reward.

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    4" single layer cake (LOCAL ONLY)

    With a $25 contribution, you will get a 4" single layer cake of any flavor of cake and frosting combination you would like with buttercream decorations.*

    *This is a pick up only reward. Please order your cake at least one week in advance.

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    Six pack of cookies (WILL SHIP)

    If you are not a local sweeDee's supporter, I will gladly send you a six pack of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies so you can taste my wonderful creations.

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    Limited edition sweeDee's t-shirt

    Your pledge of $45 or more will get you a limited edition sweeDee's t-shirt designed by me specifically for my loving supporters.

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    Cookie Cake (serves 6-8) (WILL SHIP)

    This reward is a 9" chocolate chip cookie cake that will be lightly decorated to order. Shipped cookie cakes will be decorated with royal icing that will better withstand shipping.*

    *For local rewards, please order at least 1 week in advance. Shipped rewards should allow at least 2 weeks for delivery from the date of the order.

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    Six pack of cupcakes (LOCAL ONLY)

    Come down to my shop any time to pick out 6 cupcakes from the display. Try not to eat them all before you get them home!*

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    Single tier 9" cake (LOCAL ONLY)

    Get a customized 9" single tier, two layered cake with any basic cake and frosting flavor of your choosing. Decorations can be any design using buttercream only.*

    *Please order your reward 1 week in advance. This is a pick up only reward.

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    Two tier cake (LOCAL ONLY)

    You get to order ANY 2 tier cake of your choosing. Size is limited to 40-50 servings.*

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    Party with the baker! (LOCAL ONLY)

    I will host a 2 hour cake (or cupcake) decorating party with you and 5 guests. BYOB and I will provide light snacks. I will teach you and your guests some basic cake decorating skills. Each guest will get 6 cupcakes or a 4" cake to decorate and take home.*

    *Event will need to be scheduled ahead on an available Saturday evening or Sunday.

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    Super Supporter! (LOCAL ONLY)

    Get ANY cake or cupcakes of your choosing within 1 year from the opening of my shop. You pick the size, style and flavors. You will also be featured in a permanent plaque on the wall of the bakery listed as a "Super Supporter".*

    *Please order at least 2 weeks in advance. The cake is a pick up only reward.

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    • Your name on the plaque of supporters displayed in the shop!
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    Ultra Super Supporter (LOCAL ONLY)

    This is the top reward! For being so generous and amazing, you get a year's worth of free cupcakes. Any time you come in, you can pick 1 free cupcake from the display for a year after my shop opens. You also get one free cake or cupcake order within one year of the opening of my shop. In addition to these rewards, your name will be proudly displayed on a plaque as an "Ultra Super Supporter".*

    *Please order your free cake or cupcakes at least 2 weeks in advance. Cupcake flavors available in the display may change daily. This is a pick up only reward.

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    • ANY cake or cupcake order, free!
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Funding period

- (60 days)