Badger was released a few days ago in Cydia, offering similar functionality to Velox on the iPhone. As demonstrated in the above gif, Badger allows you a preview for notification badges with a swipe on the icon...or by tapping on the icon badge itself. This tweak is compatible with Velox, but will slow your iPhone down considerably in my testing.
Below is a demonstration and review video for Badger on the iPad.
Badger is available for $0.99 in Cydia, and unlike the badge tweak Velox, Badger will function on both your jailbroken iPad and iPhone. Definitely a nice UI for a preview of your icon specific notifications. Also, check out Badge Customizer on the iPad too for free in Cydia as well.