Patent for Sale:

Decorate Cakes or Food Items With Fresh Flowers -- Held in Water!    

Novel device allows anyone to decorate cakes (or other food products) using fresh flowers which the device holds -- in water -- on top of the cake. Injection-molded from food-safe plastic.

Overview

The primary novelty of this device is that it is the only recognized and accepted way to decorate food items with real, live, fresh flowers while they are held in water (allowing them to stay alive and retain their decorative effect), all without subjecting the cake or food product to contact with water, pesticides or other floral contaminants. Users can create a bouquet-like effect, the decorative possibilities are limitless.

The seller invented this product in response to customers who would ask the inventor (a professional cake designer who made flowers from sugar paste and other edible materials for high-end cakes) if they could use fresh flowers to decorate their cakes in a manner which mimicked the multiple flower, bouquet-like effect they created with their (handmade, edible) flowers. There was no acceptable way to do this, so they invented one.

Primary Application of the Technology

The device is a tool capable of jump-starting product sales in this market sector, and indeed helping to re-create and re-define the sector (or certainly one’s footprint within the sector). It is meant for use by anyone – it is not just a device for professional bakers and indeed, that is not likely the primary target audience.

The market for this type of product (do-it-yourself-ers, crafters, anybody who likes to do something new or unique, anyone looking for an inexpensive gift idea, anywhere you can buy cakes, anywhere you can buy flowers, anywhere you buy inexpensive household items, the internet) should allow for a significant upside.

The Problem Solved by the Technology

Fresh flowers used in a decorative fashion will wilt and die if they are not held in water, thus quickly losing their decorative effect. Therefore, flowers cannot be simply placed upon a cake or food product, and even if they could, that would put the food in contact with chemicals, pesticides, and other harmful and inedible materials.

How the Technology Solves the Problem

With this technology, a buffer exists between the (1) cake being decorated, (2) the flowers and other floral products used for decoration as well as the water in which they are held. This is all done seemlessly in a way that does not destroy the cake, and with the device being hidden by the flowers and floral products when in use. The device is also inexpensive, reusable, diswasher safe (top shelf), and recycleable.

Competitive Advantage

The use of fresh flowers in cake decorating is not unprecedented, but this is the only device that allows for use of multiple flowers and floral products to create a unique centerpiece or, indeed, masterpiece. The device maximizes the creative options available to anyone wanting to decorate a cake, and it does so at a very modest price point.

The public may not be fully aware of the danger of using fresh flowers to decorate food, and once they become aware of what they should NOT do without the device (improper or unsafe methods of decorating food with fresh flowers), and what they CAN do with the device (safely decorate in their own unique and creative way), the product will both fulfill a need and solve a problem.

Comments on Deal Structure, Potential Terms and Restrictions

Transaction would also include sale of two steel injection molds which are used to create three different size/shape varieties of the device which fit standard sized homemade or store-bought cakes.

Plus a registered trademark on the name of the device as it is used in commerce.

The seller may consider selling these patents individually.

Additional Information

The sellers believe a properly situated, motivated investor will have tremendous success with the device. There is nothing like it in the market, and our intellectual property is strong in content and broad in scope. The product could emerge as a significant source of revenue, well in excess of what they were able to accomplish with their minimal and unsophisticated efforts.

Samples of the product are available for interested buyers to evaluate. Product has been featured in a variety of web sites and magazines including Martha Stewart Weddings, Real Simple and more.

Patent Summary

U.S. Patent Classes & Classifications Covered in this listing:

Class 47: Plant Husbandry

Apparatus and processes employed in treating the earth and its products and includes all inventions relating thereto that have not been especially provided for in other classes.

Subclass 41.01: FLOWER HOLDER
Subclass 41.1: Embedded
Subclass 41.11: Receptacle top supported
Subclass 41.13: Holder for stem end (e.g., frog)
Subclass 41.14: Having ground anchor support

Class 249: Static Molds

A static implement rather than a machine, having: a structure intended for shaping fluent material only wherein the structure is so arranged as to define a space or cavity for retaining the fluent material and wherein the fluent material initially having no definite form conforms to the shape of the space or cavity solely by gravitational force on the fluent material and changes to a self-sustaining shape which shape is retained even after removal from the structure.

Subclass 119: Plural article forming mold, or molds with community feature

Class 426: Food Or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, And Products

This class provides in general for products and compositions in any physical form which are intended to be consumed by human being or lower animals in whole or part via the oral cavity. This class regards all ingredients or additives that are involved in preparing an edible as being proper.

Subclass 104: IMITATED, SIMULATED, ORNAMENTAL, THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRODUCT OR CONFECTIONARY PRODUCT HAVING CHILD-ORIENTED UTILITY
Subclass 132: PRODUCT WITH ADDED INEDIBLE FEATURE OTHER THAN THAT WHICH CONSTITUTES A PACKAGE
Subclass 134: Stick feature
Subclass 383: Applying indicia or ornamentation, or the treatment of article having indicia or ornamentation

Class 206: Special Receptacle Or Package

(a) a container configured to hold a particular article or set of articles or material; (b) a mercantile unit - i.e., means in or by which goods (article or material) are displayed, protected, packaged or arranged in a particular manner, to facilitate sale, transportation in commerce, use or storage or (c) a packet, compact or case carried on the person of a user.

Subclass 443: FOR PLURAL RODLIKE ARTICLES

Class 431: Combustion

This is the residual class for processes of combustion or combustion starting, and for apparatus peculiarly adapted to burn or ignite materials.

Subclass 295: Holder for plural candles