New Cake Site I Joined

Decorating By nrich626 Updated 18 Feb 2009 , 6:09am by xstitcher

nrich626 Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 10:04am
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Hi all i just wanted to let anyone that wants to learn gumpaste flowers and figurines that a new site has opened that i really like. They have video's and teaching classes.It is called
cakedecoratingwithdonna.com. I really liked the site.

Nan

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banba Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 10:26am
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This site costs over $200 a year to join, bit much for me plus it would want to have really new unseen techniques for that kind of money. Thanks for the heads up anyway!

maddiseeyore Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 11:14am
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Hi Nan. Have you found a lot of new information on this site? Do you feel it is worth that rather steep cost? What kinds of things do they off on this site?
Jackie

sugarwishes Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 11:17am
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wow i can't believe its over $200 and theres no kind of preview to the site!!! i like to know what i'm buying, there are so many free sites that i could never see myself paying that kind of money. thanks for sharing the link anyway.

bashini Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 11:41am
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I jsut had a look and its very expencive for me too! Thanks for sharing anyway. icon_smile.gif

Susie53 Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 12:19pm
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Wow! Too expensive for me too...IMHO Cake Central is the best web site for cake decorating! Also, You Tube has videos on different things on cake decorating...for free!

susies1955 Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 12:31pm
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Could be the original poster is a relative/friend as they posted Donna's site 6 months ago and it is the only two messages that has been posted.

jenlg Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 12:32pm
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I think I'll stick with CC that's to expensive for me, thanks anyways.

ThatsHowTcakesRolls Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 12:38pm
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Originally Posted by susies1955

Could be the original poster is a relative/friend as they posted Donna's site 6 months ago and it is the only two messages that has been posted.




My thoughts exactly...

sugarwishes Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 12:42pm
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Originally Posted by susies1955

Could be the original poster is a relative/friend as they posted Donna's site 6 months ago and it is the only two messages that has been posted.



My thoughts exactly...




once i looked at the site, that was my first thought. i just can't see anyone spending that kind of money and not know what they're getting. CC has everything on that site already, and if you can't find it on CC, someone will show you where to find it...and FREE.

KeltoKel Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 12:43pm
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Yes, I agree, the OP is probably the owner of the site. $200 for a membership? I can't see anyone paying that much for an on-line membership.

michellesArt Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 12:56pm
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the only advantage i could see is that if you were to buy books and videos yourself...of course, you would get to keep those after...i can't help thinking why pay for info when there's a wealth here for free (and personalized to your specific needs?)

sugarwishes Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 1:01pm
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on the site it says "Member only Discounts on Donna's how-to videos and tutorials", so i guess the $200+ is just to look and get a few tips, but you're gonna have to keep on spending!

Deb_ Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 1:07pm
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To the OP................$200 to join a cake site? Cake Central and You Tube is FREE..............$200/FREE.......ummmmm, I'll stay with FREE icon_biggrin.gif I'm thinking you won't be getting any takers from here but thanks for sharing.

sweetjan Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 1:12pm
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Good information, but between CC and aine2, I'm set!
Thank you for letting everyone know, though.

Kiddiekakes Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 1:26pm
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I'll stick with CC....Best advice you 'll ever get for Free!!!

pouchet82 Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 1:30pm
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Hmmm, another CC mystery. Why didn't the OP mention that the site costs so much? Just a minor detail, right?

tx_cupcake Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 1:38pm
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icon_lol.gif Yeah right! icon_rolleyes.gif

foxymomma521 Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 1:45pm
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Just stepping in to say I don't think she's the owner of the site... I pulled up her pics, and the gumpaste flowers she uploaded say they are her first... Unless she got really good at making them in a year I doubt she started her own site... but then again, I seem to be wrong about things more than I am right-lol!

Eisskween Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 1:47pm
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Originally Posted by susies1955

Could be the original poster is a relative/friend as they posted Donna's site 6 months ago and it is the only two messages that has been posted.




Exactly my thoughts. If you look, she's been a member since 2005 and only two posts. Hmmmmm. icon_confused.gif

Besides, no one rocks it like Cake Central does! icon_biggrin.gif

tarheelgirl Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 1:52pm
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CC is the BEST!! thumbs_up.gif

Dizzymaiden Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 1:52pm
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icon_confused.gif being a curious cat I had to take a peek. Donna has the right idea but I think in this down time it would be in her best interest to lower the cost. She might get more customers that can afford to stay with her longer.

I say good luck to those who are trying to make it own their own. It takes hard work and some guts!

butterfly831915 Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 1:59pm
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CC is the place for me, where everyone knows your name (okay, picturing walking into Cheers)

Eisskween Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 2:03pm
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Originally Posted by Dizzymaiden

icon_confused.gif being a curious cat I had to take a peek. Donna has the right idea but I think in this down time it would be in her best interest to lower the cost. She might get more customers that can afford to stay with her longer.

I say good luck to those who are trying to make it own their own. It takes hard work and some guts!




Not sure if it takes guts or gall to post on another's site to gain clientelle. That would be like me coming to someone's bakery and passing out flyers for my cakes. But, whatever.

I agree she should cut the prices, it's expensive especially in light of the fact that you then have to buy products from the site. I saw another site like that, it offered free videos (same you can get on youtube, then if you wanted anything advanced, you have to pay for it on top of the membership, which was $19.95 a month. Comparable to "Donna's" site.

foxymomma521 Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 2:17pm
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funny thing... in her first post she mentions You Tube videos. I wonder if that site used to have free info?

kansaslaura Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 2:18pm
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I've done a bit of research, and in all fairness to Donna, the owner of the site, what is being offered appears to be a live virtual classroom among other things.

...and NO I don't know anything more about this than what I've researched and don't know this woman or the OP personally or have any connection to either.


http://thesugarlane.com/donna/

http://www.facebook.com/people/Donna-Lane-Aberegg/568384815

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It is a membership website that will be a Virtual Cake Decorating Classroom through the use of How-To Videos, as a member you will have access to the forums, live online classes, photo gallery, giveaways and a free videos each month as well as other great ideas that I have in mind for those who have always wanted to take a cake decorating class but do not have access to local classes in their area or those who have taken classes but want to learn other advanced techniques in cake decorating. My new site will allow you to learn all their is to know about Cake Decorating from the comfort of your home at your convenience.




When you consider what can be invested in Wilton classes--and they don't begin to touch on topics that are listed on this site, travel time and expense--this could be an attractive alternate to people wanting to learn.

Just saying...

pouchet82 Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 6:14pm
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Hmmm, I found her on you tube but I can't open the link to see if you can watch the video.

Redlotusninjagrl Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 12:30am
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Hmmmmm

cocorum21 Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 12:49am
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Originally Posted by kansaslaura



When you consider what can be invested in Wilton classes--and they don't begin to touch on topics that are listed on this site, travel time and expense--this could be an attractive alternate to people wanting to learn.

Just saying...




I have to agree. And it's only $21.95 a month. Not like you are taking a huge hunk of change out at one time.

I wouldn't mind joining if I knew what classes she would be teaching ahead of time. So I know if I want to spend the $21.95 that month or not. This could be a good thing for some.

edited to add: There's nothing posted but there is a calendar.

xstitcher Posted 18 Feb 2009 , 6:09am
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I love CC myself and wouldn't want to go elsewher but her name sounded familiar so I checked out her site and saw her pic. I knew I'd seen her before and sure enough she has several "free" youtube videos out there.

Here's just one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiZg_Ns_-To&feature=channel


Love aine2 and toedna's videos too.....

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