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Vicky Cakes: America's Best Pancakes

Black woman owned pancake & waffle mix company that is replacing Aunt Jemima with an authentic history and family recipe!

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Campaign Ends on March 31, 2021

Project Description

Vicky Cakes is on a mission to bring 1 million families back to the table with what we love to call, the Heart of Breakfast. We want to help families create traditions and memories with the ones they love by providing a breakfast experience that will be as unforgettable as the laughter and love they feel!

Family Is the Foundation of Our Pancake Mix

Family photos

 

The frequency of families eating together has declined by 33% in the past 20 years. But, Vicky Cakes is changing that! Growing up it was a must that my siblings and I sat at the table together for breakfast before school and dinner in the evenings. There was no eating in front of the television or separate rooms. We dined together, shared about our day at school, and laughed together—these are the memories that shaped my values as a child and now as a wife and mother.

Family is the foundation that starts at home and grows at the table. Due to the global pandemic, more families are quarantined together, more people are working and schooling from home than ever before. This means, there's more time to cook and eat breakfast together.

We want to give folks a tasty reason to come back to the table!

 

The problem with pancake mixes

 

 

There's something for everyone!

Vicky Cakes is a dairy free/vegan-friendly pancake and waffle mix that has no preservatives, GMOs, artificial flavors, colors, or additives. We have a variety of flavors that is full of real premium ingredients that you can always feel guilt-free when feeding your family.

Our easy-to-use pancake and waffle mixes don’t include powdered eggs or milk so it comes highly recommended and loved by vegans and vegetarians. It also got the stamp of approval from the vegan queen and everyone’s social media auntie, Tabitha Brown!

If you're a mom with children who has allergies, our original and blueberry products are perfect for you because it is free from 7 of the 8 top allergens. Plus, we have a gluten-free mix that's perfect for people avoiding gluten.

From original, blueberry, pecan, chocolate chip to our gluten-free original mix, we’re serving up nothing but light, fluffy and delicious pancake perfection, just like my mother Vicky has for over 40 years!

 

 

 

About Our Team

Our team is comprised of 7 amazingly dedicated hard workers who are committed to seeing Vicky Cakes grow. We’ve grown from a home-based business pre-COVID-19 to a full-fledged pancake mix company that wins the hearts and stomachs of America! However, we are still a small business and we need to expand to meet the demand and growth soon, so we humbly ask and appreciate your help and support, because with it we will be able to offer safe and stable employment to our current and future team members.

 

We have an opportunity to replace Aunt Jemima!

Vicky Cakes has the unique opportunity of a lifetime to scale and grow right into the place of Aunt Jemima in the traditional pancake and waffle mix brand category.
In June of 2020, Quaker Oats announced the rebranding of Aunt Jemima pancake mix—a product that has been falsely branded as a black-owned product but indeed is not. This has caused a lot of breakfast lovers and supporters of that brand to switch over to authentically black-owned pancake mix.

Thank You In Advance!

This campaign will help us to execute a large production run and meet some serious goals and milestones in our business plan as we face the machine that is “big box retail.”
Vicky Cakes has a great opportunity to scale and take on some retail opportunities, start a subscription service for our loyal monthly customers, and finally increase our packaging size to meet the growing demand for MORE VICKY CAKES!

 

The Campaign FAQs

Campaign Questions

When will I receive my reward?

Each reward has a separate delivery date. Please check the individual reward for the exact date.

 

What if I would like to contribute more money but am interested in a particular reward?

There is an option to donate an open value amount (see homepage). You can always purchase a specific reward and then add on any additional amount through the open value reward.

 

What will the money be used for?

The money will help us to execute a large production run, which would allow us to scale and take on some retail opportunities, start a subscription service for our loyal monthly customers, and finally increase our packaging size to meet the growing demand for MORE VICKY CAKES!

 

What if I cannot financially afford to contribute?

While monetary contributions are preferred at this time, you can still help out the campaign by spreading awareness! Share this company with any friends and family members who might be interested in donating or purchasing a reward!

 

Questions About Vicky Cakes

Are you black owned?

Yes, we are proudly 100% black owned, and 70% woman owned.

 

What is the story of Vicky Cakes?

Vicky Cakes is the brain child of good food and family. My mother Vicky created this recipe over 40 years ago before I was born. As a single mom of four, she had to make it work, so she used simple ingredients she already had in the pantry. My siblings and I enjoyed these delicious for many years, so I knew that when I became a mom and wife, I had to share this recipe with my family and families around the world.

My husband came up with the name “Vicky Cakes” after eating and falling in love with the pancakes in 2013 at my mom’s house in Indiana. After 7 years of begging us to package the mix, we decided to launch on Mother’s Day in 2019. The rest is still history in the making.
 

How many customers do you currently have?

We have 25,000 customers and counting!

 

How long have you been in business?

We have in been in business since May 2019.

 

Where are you located?

We are located in the Dallas, Texas area. Our facility is in the city of Farmers Branch, which is on the border of Dallas.

 

Product Questions

Are all of your products dairy-free?

The Original mix is used as the base for all of our pancake mixes, and it is dairy free. In short, all of the dry pancake mix is dairy free. The chocolate chip mix isn't considered "dairy free" because the chocolate chips themselves is made with dairy.

 

Is this a "just add water" mix?

No! Most “just add water” mixes are packed with preservatives and fake ingredients. Our mix is more than a “just add water” product. We did not want preservatives, artificial ingredients, or other additives in our mix to compromise the quality and integrity of Vicky’s original buttermilk pancakes.

Plus, we want you to have clean and wholesome breakfast, which means leaving out all the junk. There is no powdered milk, powdered eggs, dairy, or fake blueberries, pecans or chocolate chips in our mix, which makes our pancakes and waffles a step above the rest. All real everything!

All you need to do is add 5 simple wet ingredients to the dry Vicky Cakes mix to get delicious pancake perfection every time.


 

 

 

03/06/2021
Monetary Contribution
$25
Virginia Almendarez
03/04/2021
One Month Subscription Box
$25
03/02/2021
One Month Subscription Box
$25
Julia Finley
03/01/2021
One Month Subscription Box
$25
02/28/2021
One Month Subscription Box
$25
02/28/2021
One Month Subscription Box
$25
Gisele Marcus
02/28/2021
One Month Subscription Box
$25
02/28/2021
One Month Subscription Box
$25
Trina L Haley McMillan
02/28/2021
Personal Thank you video
$100
Curtis Stewart
02/27/2021
Personal Thank you video
$100
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

18 Supporters
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10.00 USD
Handwritten Thank You Note from Founders

Receive a personalized thank you note from the owners and co-founders of Vicky Cakes! Keep it in your scrapbook because it may be worth lots of money one day!

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12 Supporters
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25.00 USD
One Month Subscription Box

Be the one of the first recipients of the Vicky Cakes "Breakfast Club" subscription box!

This box will include our signature pancake and waffle mixes, our syrup and a surprise item to compliment your breakfast even more!

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73 Supporters
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100.00 USD
Personal Thank you video

We will let the world know that you were a part of history! We will personally create a thank you video that you can share with family, friends and total strangers! We will also produce a video collage of all funders who choose this reward and post it on our website and social media platform as an official close out and thanks for contributing to our campaign!

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7 Supporters
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200.00 USD
1-Hour Branding & Strategy Call

Talk all things business, branding, marketing and strategy with the brains behind America's Best Pancake and Waffle Mix. Between Co-founders Cortney and Christian there is 12 years of top industry knowledge that you can pick their brains on and get a plan to execute the best business plan to success!

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0 Supporters
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400.00 USD
1 Year Supply of Vicky Cakes

Never run out of America's Best Pancakes again! We will keep the Vicky Cakes pancakes and syrup in rotation at your families table for the rest of 2021! You don't have to lift a finger to order just meet us at the mailbox!

FREE SHIPPING INCLUDED!

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3 Supporters
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800.00 USD
Super Funder takes ALL

Get every single reward!

-Handwritten Thank You Note

-Subscription Box

-Name on Funder Wall

-Personal Thank You Video

-Strategy/Branding Strategy Consultation

-1 Year Supply of Vicky Cakes

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

18 Supporters
Select this reward
10.00 USD
Handwritten Thank You Note from Founders

Receive a personalized thank you note from the owners and co-founders of Vicky Cakes! Keep it in your scrapbook because it may be worth lots of money one day!

38 Left
12 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
One Month Subscription Box

Be the one of the first recipients of the Vicky Cakes "Breakfast Club" subscription box!

This box will include our signature pancake and waffle mixes, our syrup and a surprise item to compliment your breakfast even more!

127 Left
73 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Personal Thank you video

We will let the world know that you were a part of history! We will personally create a thank you video that you can share with family, friends and total strangers! We will also produce a video collage of all funders who choose this reward and post it on our website and social media platform as an official close out and thanks for contributing to our campaign!

23 Left
7 Supporters
Select this reward
200.00 USD
1-Hour Branding & Strategy Call

Talk all things business, branding, marketing and strategy with the brains behind America's Best Pancake and Waffle Mix. Between Co-founders Cortney and Christian there is 12 years of top industry knowledge that you can pick their brains on and get a plan to execute the best business plan to success!

50 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
400.00 USD
1 Year Supply of Vicky Cakes

Never run out of America's Best Pancakes again! We will keep the Vicky Cakes pancakes and syrup in rotation at your families table for the rest of 2021! You don't have to lift a finger to order just meet us at the mailbox!

FREE SHIPPING INCLUDED!

38 Left
3 Supporters
Select this reward
800.00 USD
Super Funder takes ALL

Get every single reward!

-Handwritten Thank You Note

-Subscription Box

-Name on Funder Wall

-Personal Thank You Video

-Strategy/Branding Strategy Consultation

-1 Year Supply of Vicky Cakes

-

5 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward