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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jan 31 2014
$46
pledged of $75,000pledged of $75,000 goal
3
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jan 31 2014

About

Aloha and Mahalo so much for taking the time to learn about our fundraising campaign for Hawaii Cupcake Factory Inc. 

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Who We Are?

Hawaii Cupcake Factory is far from 'just another cupcake store'....It is a Dining Experience for everyone of all ages. Our concept, Hawaii Cupcake Factory, is to incorporate the number one and fastest growing segment in the baking business "cupcakes" with a latin/american fusion cuisine. 

Now more than ever this restaurant means a lot to her and her family to bring it to life in "Memory of their dream" and a tribute to her brother. The Opening of Hawaii Cupcake Factory is a bitter sweet moment for our family.The sweet part is that this cupcake bakery/restaurant has been the dream of Chef Day for many years with her brother Dale as a partner. It was suppose to be the restaurant owned and operated by her and Dale as the two Head Chefs; but, unfortunately Dale passed away on Good Friday of year 2013 when he was killed by a taxi driver in New York. Although it will be a bitter sweet accomplishment to bring Hawaii Cupcake Factory to fruition, Chef's heart, soul and entire love is in this restaurant that she will cherish as part of her brother forever. Chef remembers days when Dale and her would be in the kitchen cooking up meals complete with dessert, the laughter of her 4 kids and other family enjoying their food. One of Dale's meals he prepared was the most delectable chicken fried rice made with fresh vegetables and no soy sauce but very aromatic from jasmine rice. This will be a featured special daily at Hawaii Cupcake Factory for everyone to enjoy.

Dale's Fried Rice
Dale's Fried Rice

What makes Hawaii Cupcake Factory Different than a Regular Cupcake Store?

Hawaii Cupcake Factory serves up more than just gourmet cupcakes baked fresh daily in a large variety of incomparable flavors. We aim to be a full blown upscale casual dining restaurant where our cuisine will be a mash-up of Latin, Caribbean, Italian and Creole flare. Our attention to detail and flavor infusion will sure be a delight to our diners and keep them coming back to try other menu item as well as our gourmet cupcakes. We plan to continue to push the boundaries in flavor, texture and design of our gourmet cupcakes which will be the highlight of our bakery in the restaurant's Dessert Bar. 

Our world famous Southern Charm (red velvet) & Smores
Our world famous Southern Charm (red velvet) & Smores

Why a Restaurant and not just a Cupcake Store like everyone else?

Although the fascination with gourmet cupcakes have grown rapidly over the past couple of years and is still growing strongly now and years to come, it is time to combine this great little me cake with comfort food under one roof. Chef Day wanted a family restaurant that will showcase her love for baking along side her brother Dale's love and passion for cooking; henceforth, marrying a bakery and restaurant into one happily "married couple". Food is a universal language, it comforts us in good and bad times, creates memories for all. Food is the core connection for everyone regardless of race, culture, religious belief, political views, generation gap; food has always broken the awkwardness of starting conversations. With that said we vision Hawaii Cupcake Factory  as mom's table where family and friends gather  for all of life's great and not so great moments or to celebrate those milestones in life. A place to gather and talk and laugh and cry tears of joy.

It is given human nature that we love convenience. Therefore having our favorite dessert in the same place we gather for great food makes for  "umami" winning combination. Hawaii Cupcake Factory plan on becoming the neighborhood restaurant for locals and tourist to gather after work with friends or family, celebrate special occasion, or enjoy good food and good company just because, in a warm friendly atmosphere to celebrate life present, past and future loved ones. A place where romantic proposal are regular due to convenience to shop for red velvet cupcake to hold that engagement ring for the big night proposal. Having such convenience makes it is easier to pull off the perfect engagement proposal with no one suspecting.  Prefer a cupcake tower for the proposal we can provide such with pre-orders.  Expect the unexpected to happen at Hawaii Cupcake Factory where no reservations are needed and it is all on a first come, first serve basis.  We aspire to be a Dining Experience, not just another Cupcake Store. 

Why do we need the money?

Hawaii Cupcake Factory funds will be used to cover the initial hire our staff of 10, including waiters and sous chef. We need your help to furnish the kitchen with all equipment for cooking and baking. We must outfit our bakery for all our in house baking of cupcakes and all breads and buns to be utilized in our restaurant as well. Bread Sticks served at our table will be our very own made in house and so will the buns for our burgers and sandwiches listed on our menu. Funds will also be used to cover the interior design of our customer dining area and front of the house furnishings to give our diners a warm and inviting dining experience.  

Our proposed Interior Decor
Our proposed Interior Decor

                                             Our Rewards

Sweet Rewards Just for you: Come meet, feast and support Hawaii Cupcake Factory. 

Think your pledge is too small? WRONG! we accept all size of pledges and reward with a sweet treat, yes even if you can only pledge $10, you will be rewarded with CUPCAKES of your choice, check it out on the right hand side for more details.

For those of you not wishing to wait in line we have created rewards for you. 

Have a sweet tooth? No problem, we have a reward for that as well.

Upcoming Office Celebration? Yep, we even created one for this occasion too.

Need an event catered at home/the office? We have you all wrapped up.

Want to share your love of good eats and desserts with family and friends? Then give them a gift to fine dining while supporting Hawaii Cupcake Factory.

Love VIP Black Tie Events? Then you are ready for our Premier Opening! Come meet, feast, and support the grand opening of Hawaii Cupcake Factory.

Please check out all our Rewards on the right hand side column for full details and the different reward levels. THANK YOU

Thank you so much for taking the time to learn about our campaign and Hawaii Cupcake Factory. We're really excited about seeing this restaurant become a reality, and you're the ones who'll help us get there, so thank you. Remember with Kickstarter it is all or nothing. If we  reach our goal we get funded if we don't reach out goal we get nothing, nada, zilch, zero a big fat goose egg. Please reach out to us with questions or comments at dayva@hawaiicupcakefactory.com.

This area to be remodeled for the bakery & display of gourmet cupcakes
This area to be remodeled for the bakery & display of gourmet cupcakes
Add a new outdoor seating area with 3 ft. wrought iron rails & greenery to be completed
Add a new outdoor seating area with 3 ft. wrought iron rails & greenery to be completed

Risks and challenges

Like many small business start up cash is most difficult to obtain, financial institutions want you to be in business for two years before they grant you a line of credit or a loan by that time most small business either fail and the owners are at the brink of bankruptcy or families destroyed regardless of the blood, sweat and tears they put into the business.

We therefore reach out to our communities of caring passionate givers like yourselves who not only love great eats and desserts but know a good thing when you see it. You also know a good bargain and so with your pledge we will overcome the need for additional conventional financing and see our dream come to life while remaining in the black with cash flow and be debt free in a shorter time than majority of restaurants opened.

We rather be accountable to you our support team than to answer to investors or franchisers demanding we use lower quality ingredients in our food and bake goods. We knead your dough to rise our kickstarter bread and overflow our pot of soup with the ingredients and equipment to chop down our cash flow needs. If we meet our goal we will be able to open our doors, exceeding our goal will give us great cash reserve for unexpected emergencies that can occur when opening or building out a restaurant/bakery.

Thank you we are ready to serve you up great food, fun, passion filled cupcakes served with great heaps of love, dedication and undeniable customer service.

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    Our eternal thank you; a Hawaii Cupcake Ticket delivered right to your door redeemable for 2 cupcakes at Grand Opening or any time thereafter.

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    Baker's Dozen - Our eternal thanks and a Hawaii Cupcake ticket delivered right to your door, redeemable for a Dozen Assorted Cupcake at Grand Opening or any time thereafter.

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    You are sweet as Cupcakes - Big Mahalo to you Cupcake, receive a ticket delivered directly to your door, redeem 2 doz variety cupcake, redeemable at Grand Opening or any time thereafter. Pledge twice at this level and receive two sets of tickets and you can keep or share with friends or family as a gift.

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    VIP Dinner Ticket delivered right to your door, for 2 to celebrate Hawaii Cupcake Factory, use for any main course from our menu. These tickets also entitle you to jump the line, you will not have to wait in line at our restaurant that does not do reservations. Come meet, feast & support Hawaii Cupcake Factory. Redeemable for up to two years after our Grand Opening.

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    VIP Dinner ticket delivered right to your door, for 2 to dinner or lunch, which includes appetizer and main course meal per person. These tickets also entitle you to jump the line, you will not have to wait in line at our restaurant that does not do reservations. Come meet, feast & support Hawaii Cupcake Factory. Redeemable for up to two years after our Grand Opening.

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    3 Dozen Cupcake Tower: A Certificate to redeem Three Dozen Assorted Cupcake or a Cupcake tower of 3 dozen cupcakes designed to your specification. Use at Grand Opening or use any time thereafter for up to two years after Grand Opening. If you would like these cupcakes shipped to someone as a gift any where in the USA please ad $85.00 for overnight shipping.

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    Dinner & Dessert: A Dinner ticket for two delivered right to your door and redeemable at Grand Opening or later. Includes main course meal per person, non-alcoholic beverages (Kickstarter rule, not ours), gourmet cupcake of your choice. Come meet, feast & support Hawaii Cupcake Factory.

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    Family & Friends Package Deal: A Dinner ticket for a family of 4 or 4 friends lunch or dinner outing, delivered right to your door. Includes your choice of main course meal per person with a non-alcoholic drink & a gourmet cupcake. Redeemable for up to two years after grand opening. Come meet, feast & support Hawaii Cupcake Factory.

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    A Special Invitation to the Premier Opening (VIP Premier) for you+ 4 guest, meal for yourself & your 4 guest will include appetizer for your table, main course for each person, 2 non-alcoholic drinks each & 1 gourmet cupcake per person. Don't want to attend the Grand Opening, no problem this ticket entitles you to jump to the front of the line at a place where no reservations are accepted. Redeem up to two years after grand opening. Come meet, feast & support Hawaii Cupcake Factory.

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    CATERED EVENT: Ticket Delivered right to your door for a Catered Event for up to 10 people, good for home or office parties. Catered Event will include our world famous cupcakes for desserts. This reward will sure make you the envy of your friends, family and neighbors. Redeemable for up to 2 years after our grand opening.

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    Perfect Gifting: Send these tickets as gifts or a thank you to employees or your best clients to say thank you. You will receive direct to your door a package of 10 Dinner tickets, each ticket will allow 2 guest per ticket for lunch or dinner at Hawaii Cupcake Factory. (dinner or lunch includes appetizer, main course, dessert and 1 drink each per person non-alcoholic). Redeemable for up to 2 years after our grand opening. Come meet, feast and support Hawaii Cupcake Factory.

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    PRIVATE DINNER FOR UP TO 80: Ticket will be delivered right to your door. Private dinner for up to 80 people. This 5 course meal with non-alcoholic Drinks and dessert will wow your guest. Requires advance reservation. Planning a special event, bachelorette party, baby shower, VIP Dinner, small wedding, any small celebration occasion this is the perfect package for you. A gold plated plaque with your name on our Wall of Fame in our restaurant reserved for our co-funders, YOU. A signed thank you VIP Golden Ticket from Hawaii Cupcake Factory.

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    DALE'S VIP RESTAURANT TAKE OVER ON EASTER SUNDAY ONLY! This is IT, truly a VIP, High Roller Level named especially for Dale, at this level you and your guest will be the only diners in our restaurant for 3 hours where your party will be served a 4 course meal with non-alcoholic beverages (kickstarter rule not ours) on Easter Sunday. Golden Ticket will be delivered right to your office or residence door (your choice). Service will be for up to 100 people. A gourmet gift basket with cupcakes, hot cross buns and grand opening memorabilia will be handed to each of your guest as a parting gift. A Platinum Plaque with your company or individual name on our Founders Wall.

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Funding period

- (35 days)