Slutty Vegan’s Pinky Cole has made yet another business partnership. She is teaming up with “Growing Up Hip Hop” alumna Angela Simmons in a vegan funnel cake business.
The daughter of hip-hop legend Rev. Run of Run-DMC and now a body positivity advocate, Simmons has her own brand of vegan desserts in the works, Angela’s Cakes.
The market for vegan and plant-based desserts is currently valued at $2.68 billion and is poised for growth, according to Forbes.
Simmons, 34, announced that she is launching Angela’s Cakes through Slutty Vegan.
“Finally my secret is out!! I am excited to announce I’m launching Angela’s Cakes!! 🎂@eatangelacakes 100% vegan funnel cakes partnered with @sluttyveganatl and @pinky907,” said Simmons, who has an estimated net worth around $7 million.
“Angela’s Cakes, a vegan funnel cake dessert, was born into hip-hop royalty and founded by designer, entrepreneur, vegan, and fitness enthusiast Angela Simmons,” reads the official website.
Simmons is a serial entrepreneur, launching Pastry shoe line with her older sister Vanessa in 2007 under their family’s line of footwear named Run Athletics.
Angela is also the owner of her Simmons Beauty skin care brand, launched in 2020.
Aisha “Pinky” Cole, a restaurateur who founded Slutty Vegan, a four-year-old business with a valuation of $100 million following a $25 million Series A funding round earlier this year. The Atlanta-based business serves up plant-based burgers and operates several restaurant locations, with the latest recently opening in Brooklyn.
A vegetarian by 2007 who turned vegan in 2014, Cole created creative food both provocative and tasty with items like “Menage a Trois,” the “Sloppy Toppy,” and the “One Night Stand” on the menu.
Slutty Vegan has become an Atlanta staple, with celebrities and politicians like Viola Davis, Shaquille O’Neal, and Queen Latifah, and Sen. Cory Booker and former Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms praising the restaurant.
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As Finurah previously reported, Pinky Cole announced a partnership with another Black-female-owned business, The Lip Bar, to create a vegan lipstick collection called the Nasty Girl.
The Lip Bar, founded by Melissa Butler, made made its debut on Shark Tank in 2015. TLB has flourished for over a decade now with annual revenue of more than $5 million, according to Kona Equity, with its products sold in Target stores nationwide.
“I love partnering with Black woman-owned brands and entrepreneurs and can’t wait to introduce this fierce new collection,” Cole told Atlanta station CBS46.