Vegan Cheesecakes - A Healthy Dessert Favorite

Delicious Vegan Cheesecakes for consumers with special dietary needs and for those who want desserts with a healthy twist.

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Project Description

OUR NEW VEGAN CHEESECAKE LINE

 Coming soon to select Whole Foods Markets in NY and NJ

OUR STORY

Keeping You Sweet was started shortly after my Mom's passing. She was a caterer and an awesome cook and baker.  One of the things that gave me peace and comfort during my grief, was seeing her handwriting in her recipe books. I started using her recipes to bake her favorite desserts. Sometimes, I would bake large quantities and give them to organizations to help them raise funds. I donated 450 mini cakes to an event being held at NJPAC called, "A Taste Of Newark" and after the event I received a strong demand for my all natural cheesecakes with no added sugar . I asked a friend, who owns a food business, if he could refer me to a restaurant or store that might carry my cakes. He suggested I reach out to a contact that he had at Whole Foods.  I never in a million years thought that I would be in a supermarket, let alone Whole Foods. To make a long story short, they invited me to partner with them in one store, and 2 weeks later offered me 5 more stores. My products are now in 15 stores in New Jersey and New York and I am challenged to add many more stores.

ABOUT KEEPING YOU SWEET

Keeping You Sweet (KYS) produces delicious all natural baked goods for consumers with special dietary needs. The product line offers desserts to consumers seeking gluten free, vegan, organic and no added sugar options. 

KYS was founded by April Harris-Holmes who is 1/3 of the platinum-selling 90s girl-group Seduction. April's food business experience was nurtured by her late mother, Georgia Beatrice Harris, who owned a successful catering business.  April earned a BA in Communications from Howard University and has studied Holistic Nutrition.

USE OF FUNDS

Keeping You Sweet is in its 2nd year as a vendor for Whole Foods Market. We are introducing our Vegan Cheesecake as a new item in Whole Foods in August.  We are  also supplying cafes and restaurants with the Vegan Cheesecakes and need to make them faster and in larger quantities.  Additional funding would allow us to make are cakes available quicker to our customers. We will purchase 2 commercial freezers that will cost $5,000 to be used for additional storage of the cakes. The balance of the funds, ($10,000.00), will be used to train and add more employees. The purchase of the freezers and adding additionally employees will increase profit by 100%. Your funding will help our growing business expand even more.

Keeping You Sweets current funding has come from its Founder and 1 Investor.  The Founder has funded 85% of the business and continues to reinvest.

 

REWARDS

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Updates

The Project FAQs

Keeping You Sweet is a registered LLC in the state of New Jersey

All Vegan Cheesecakes are gluten-free, soy free, non-GMO and free of artificial flavors, colors and preservatives.

Our Ingredients:

  • Organic Vanilla Extract
  • Organic Coconut Cream
  • Raw Cashews
  • Himalayan Pink Salt
  • Organic Maple Syrup or No Added Sugar (Sweetened with Organic Monk Fruit)
  • Crust - Almond Flour, Organic Coconut Flour, Himalayan Pink Salt, Organic Coconut Sugar, Organic Coconut Oil

Flavors:

  • Apple Cinnamon
  • Chocolate
  • Vanilla
  • Butter Pecan
  • Key Lime
  • Strawberry
  • Blueberry
  • Sweet Potato

  

 

 

08/13/2019
A Note Of Thanks!
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Walter Holmes
06/15/2019
Keeping You Sweet Apron
$50
Monetary Contribution

Thank you for your Support of Keeping You Sweet.  Choose Any Amount You Decide To GIVE!  We Appreciate YOU!!!!  We know you decided to choose your own amount and not take a reward but we would like to send you a handwritten note any way.

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A Note Of Thanks!

For your support of our project we will send you a personalized hand-written thank you note to show our appreciation for your support of our new vegan cheesecake line and our business.  You will also be listed on our website as a SUPPORTER!!  We are thankful and grateful for your giving.

Please include the name you want written on the note in addition to the name you want listed on our website.

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Keeping You Sweet Apron

For your contribution to our project we will send you our denim apron with our Keeping You Sweet logo. We LOVE our denim aprons and use them everyday to make our baked goods. We want you to have one too!!  A handwritten thank you note will be included.  

Please include the name you want written on the note.

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Keeping You Sweet - Dessert Stand

Let our Stainless Steel 3 Tier Dessert Stand display your baked goods for family functions and/or your special events. We use them for our events. The stand is elegant and classic and we want to share it with you. Included with your stand is your choice of one of our 4" Mini Vegan Cheesecakes - Flavors (Apple Cinnamon, Chocolate, Banana, Key Lime, Pina Colada, Sweet Potato).  A handwritten thank you note comes with this too!  

Please include the name you want written on the note and the flavor of the cake you would like.

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WE APPRECIATE YOU and for your support we will:

List you on our Website as a SUPPORTER!!

Send you a Personal Handwritten THANK YOU Note along with Our Denim Keeping You Sweet Apron AND An Elegant Stainless Steel 3-Tier Dessert Stand

Also, One of Our Delicious Vegan Cheesecakes - 4" (Apple Cinnamon, Chocolate, Banana, Key Lime, Pina Colada or Sweet Potato)

Please include the name you want written on the note in addition to the name you want listed on our website.  Also include the flavor of the cake that you want.

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Keeping You Sweet - Gold Member

Thank you for being a Keeping You Sweet Gold Member!  Every month for 6 months feel free to go to our website and order a cheesecake of your choice with the special code we will send you.  We will ship the cake to you free of charge and with free shipping.  We will also send you a handwritten note thanking you for your support!!

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Keeping You Sweet - Platinum

Thank you for being a Keeping You Sweet Platinum Member!  Every month for 1 year feel free to go to our website and order a cheesecake of your choice with the special code we will send you.  We will ship the cake to you free of charge and with free shipping.  We will also send you a Keeping You Sweet Denim Apron and a handwritten note thanking you for your support!!

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Monetary Contribution

Thank you for your Support of Keeping You Sweet.  Choose Any Amount You Decide To GIVE!  We Appreciate YOU!!!!  We know you decided to choose your own amount and not take a reward but we would like to send you a handwritten note any way.

0 Supporters
Contribute
$10
Thank you for your support!

For your support of our project we will list your name on our website as a SUPPORTER!  Thank you!!  Please include the name you want listed.

300 Left
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$15
A Note Of Thanks!

For your support of our project we will send you a personalized hand-written thank you note to show our appreciation for your support of our new vegan cheesecake line and our business.  You will also be listed on our website as a SUPPORTER!!  We are thankful and grateful for your giving.

Please include the name you want written on the note in addition to the name you want listed on our website.

Shipping Cost Included.

 

499 Left
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Select this reward
$50
Keeping You Sweet Apron

For your contribution to our project we will send you our denim apron with our Keeping You Sweet logo. We LOVE our denim aprons and use them everyday to make our baked goods. We want you to have one too!!  A handwritten thank you note will be included.  

Please include the name you want written on the note.

Shipping Cost Included.

49 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$80
Keeping You Sweet - Dessert Stand

Let our Stainless Steel 3 Tier Dessert Stand display your baked goods for family functions and/or your special events. We use them for our events. The stand is elegant and classic and we want to share it with you. Included with your stand is your choice of one of our 4" Mini Vegan Cheesecakes - Flavors (Apple Cinnamon, Chocolate, Banana, Key Lime, Pina Colada, Sweet Potato).  A handwritten thank you note comes with this too!  

Please include the name you want written on the note and the flavor of the cake you would like.

Shipping Cost Included.

15 Left
0 Supporters
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$125
GET IT ALL

WE APPRECIATE YOU and for your support we will:

List you on our Website as a SUPPORTER!!

Send you a Personal Handwritten THANK YOU Note along with Our Denim Keeping You Sweet Apron AND An Elegant Stainless Steel 3-Tier Dessert Stand

Also, One of Our Delicious Vegan Cheesecakes - 4" (Apple Cinnamon, Chocolate, Banana, Key Lime, Pina Colada or Sweet Potato)

Please include the name you want written on the note in addition to the name you want listed on our website.  Also include the flavor of the cake that you want.

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$500
Keeping You Sweet - Gold Member

Thank you for being a Keeping You Sweet Gold Member!  Every month for 6 months feel free to go to our website and order a cheesecake of your choice with the special code we will send you.  We will ship the cake to you free of charge and with free shipping.  We will also send you a handwritten note thanking you for your support!!

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$1,000
Keeping You Sweet - Platinum

Thank you for being a Keeping You Sweet Platinum Member!  Every month for 1 year feel free to go to our website and order a cheesecake of your choice with the special code we will send you.  We will ship the cake to you free of charge and with free shipping.  We will also send you a Keeping You Sweet Denim Apron and a handwritten note thanking you for your support!!

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