It’s Dan & Levi from Daddy Cakes®. We really appreciate everyone for reading the articles that have been written about us and submitting their comments. We realize that there’s a lot of people under significant amounts of pressure these days - trust me, taking the steps to push forward into starting any business in today’s economy has increased risks, challenges, and PRESSURE……especially when we have donated, or made contributions to, more than 5,000 pancake breakfasts during our first year in business through charitable or community based organizations such as the AYSO (American Youth Soccer Organization) and the ELKs Lodge (who reportedly are only surpassed by the U.S. Government for their contribution of funding students in advanced studies/college scholarships).
We created Daddy Cakes to bring people together and provide a great alternative and experience at home; being more people are needing to dine in vs. dining out. Daddy Cakes are not just for kids; good food and having fun is for everyone. We were recently invited to Bloomingdale's at South Coast Plaza to do a cooking demonstration. To their surprise, Daddy Cakes wasn't just flipping pancakes ~ in one hour we made five baked recipes from our mixes, including: three flavors of cupcakes, Sensuous Strawberry Shortcake, Criminal Chocolate Chip Blondies, Sinful Cinnamon Apple Cobbler, and Pigs in the Blanket - then we even flipped a few pancakes! Our mixes are great for many cooking/baking applications and you can ask Kim Prieto at Bloomingdale's Culinary Department about the response ~ it was fantastic! (Check out "Previous Blog Posts" for recipe ideas).
So, imagine our surprise! Riviera Magazine just featured Daddy Cakes in February's issue "101 Best of the Cities 2009" in the "BEST OF FOOD" section titled "Go, Daddy Go!" It's such a huge honor to be recognized not only by a prestigious publication like Riviera Magazine, but to be included in the "Best of Food" category with so many really great places & top Chefs....I've only seen this online, but I think we may be the only non-restaurant to be included!! This is all on the heals of returning from the National Association of Specialty Foods Trade's (NASFT) FANCY FOOD SHOW in San Francisco where Daddy Cakes was featured in the "What's New & What's Hot!" The NASFT says that there is about 180,000 products on display at this show.
Daddy Cakes recipes are well balanced, flavorful and we use real 100% organic Wild Maine Blueberries and kosher certified strawberries just to name two of the great ingredients we incorporate into our mixes. Sure you might be able to find a massive bag of pancake mix for a really cheap price at a big box store, but we use wide varieties of quality ingredients that provide a flavor experience that your not going to get from a mass produced product. We encourage you to experience the difference by first smelling our mix and then tasting a touch of the batter - most people recognize the difference right away in the Daddy Cakes batter. The majority of people that experience Daddy Cakes express that they are very flavorful and can easily be consumed often even without adding syrup. Remember before cappuccino shops popped up on every corner of the street, there was plenty of people drinking cheap grades of coffee not aware that there might be a something else available to delight their taste buds - now look at all the choices to enjoy in.
In our own lives, we are a family "always on the run" and promoting healthy living is of greatest importance, and it's not about having the smarts to mix it yourself, it's about filling a niche with a product for those of us who find ourselves short on time, and do not want to compromise the quality of what we consume and want to enjoy the added fun that Daddy Cakes provides. Daddy Cakes® adds the dimension of fun and interaction for kitchen activities to start, so that people can share and do with each other- especially with kids. All you need to do is "Just Add Water".
Daddy Cakes® carries our own families personal connection, passion, and commitment to improving a simple American Tradition of the pancake breakfast, while bringing people together over quick, fresh, and hot meals - As well, creating another small business in Southern California that gives back to our communities during some especially challenging economic times. Our website isn't perfect, but we are working on it.....our time has been spent focusing on making great batter and supporting community events every chance we get....the website will get better with time, and our batter is great right now! So please check back from time to time to see our progress on our website, but try our batter to understand why we say "Our batter is better!"
Also, "Thanks" to all of those who have supported us in bringing Daddy Cakes to life and helping us grow. We really appreciate you for taking time to discover Daddy Cakes; especially if today is your first time. Check out some of our past blog posts to see more about what Daddy Cakes is all about.
Dan & Levi
Brothers & Co-Founders
FIND US IN REAL LIFE:
Mother's Market & Kitchen (All Locations)
Promelis Market (Newport & Balboa Pennisula Locations)
Irvine Ranch Market, Newport Beach
Pacific Ranch Market, Orange
Farm to Market, San Juan Capistrano
The Market at Park City, Utah
The Panhandler, Telluride, CO
Golden Door Spa, Telluride, CO
Whole Foods - The District Shopping Center
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