Pitch: While recovering from a sudden life-threatening illness in 2007, Spring Barnickle found strength in the kitchen. An experienced home cook and candy maker, she started experimenting with marshmallows in spring 2012 and developed a recipe for soft, fluffy and creatively flavored marshmallows.
Campaign: The promise of Barnickle’s ethereal, homemade marshmallows as rewards drew more than 2,000 backers to her Kickstarter campaign. Generous donors received marshmallows in a variety of flavors, including a Kickstarter exclusive: Mayan hot chocolate.
Success: Barnickle raised $104,667—her original goal was just $2,023. Now self-titled “marshmallower-in-chief,” Barnickle sells five signature flavors (vanilla bean, double Dutch chocolate, mocha chip, orange dreamsicle and lemon meringue), and fun seasonal flavors (like pumpkin pie and gingersnap), on her website. kerflufflesmarshmallows.comSEE MORE