My amazingly talented friend Liz, of Artisan Cake Company (whom I’ve blogged about before,with her talented 3D sculptured cakes and toppers), has started a new venture that came out of her needing to find ways to have a better wholesome meal during her busy days making cakes and toppers. She didn’t want to just grab some fast food nearby, or eat bits and pieces of cakes and cupcakes all day long…so she put the idea of Savor Cakes together, which combines the yummy flavors of hearty savory comfort foods, like Macaroni and Cheese, Biscuits and Gravy, Chicken Pot Pie, and even Lasagna all in a compact form like a cupcake. She started creating tons of flavors and has an entire menu that you can see on her website at: SavorCakes.com (<—you should go check out all the awesome yumminess on their…WARNING it will make you hungry!!)
Liz is even going to add something that is seriously lacking in the Portland Food Cart Pod Community….BREAKFAST. Especially downtown (which is where I work) there really isn’t a good quick place to go to and get a yummy savory real breakfast style food, except for a Starbucks here and there…but that gets old, and really, isn’t’ that great for you. Just look at the yummy things you can eat for breakfast from the pic above. I mean..a bacon and cheese omelet, and one that you can hold on your hand and eat on the way to work, cuz its compact and easy to eat.
Liz has brought Savor Cakes to cater at parties and other social events. They are always instantly gone, and you can see peoples eyes looking around to see if anyone will notice them grabbing seconds. They are delectable and tasty, warm and toasty and fresh out of her awesome infrared oven! So its just like getting it right out of your oven at home, but faster!
So here’s the deal. She has started a Kickstarter.com website. Kickstarter is a website that lets people show their projects and allows other people to see them, and offer a pledge of a donation. No money is taken out until she reaches her goal. She has 45 days to reach her goal of $12,000. And her description for her money needs and what everything goes to, and how the kickstarter program works is in her video. She is offering awesome thank you’s & rewards for the different levels of donations. The best part is you can pledge as little as $1. And honestly, every dollar helps. It’s all or nothing, if she doesn’t reach her goal, she doesn’t receive any of the donations pledged. (It’s sort of like a Jog-A-Thon, you remember, those fun things we kids did back in school…people pledge money for the number of laps you run/jog, if you reach that number you get their pledge money).
Right now Liz is only 12% of the way there, and still has about 30 days to go. If you can spare any amount of money to help her reach her dream, of opening her own food cart and sharing her yummy, savory cupcakes with her city of Portland, it would mean the world, to her and me. I hope you can help, and if you can’t pledge money, try sharing her link around your office, or with friends…because there could be someone else that might be able to help her out too.
Thanks for you support.
And Liz, GOOD LUCK girl….ohhh, can I have a Mac and Cheese Savor Cake for lunch please? :)
Her Kickstarter Page to make a donation CLICK HERE
Savor Cakes Blog/Website CLICK HERE
You can also follow Savor Cakes on Facebook and Twitter @SavorCakesCart
***UPDATE!! Liz will be featured in this next Sunday’s publication of FOODDAY in the Oregonian!! So get a copy and check it out!!