Cake Websites/blogs

Decorating By SHogg Updated 16 Mar 2009 , 7:21pm by dhccster

SHogg Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 1:10am
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When you go to a cake website or blog what do you like to see? New ideas, help with cakes, new products, etc? I'm re-doing my website, www.distinctivecakes.com
Check it out.
Let me know what you think. icon_lol.gif

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SHogg Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 1:28am
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I forgot to mention it's a work in progress....

KathyTW Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 1:28am
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I think you have a very nice website! I love all the great links (especially the cupcake liners!)

SHogg Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 1:46am
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Thank you KathyTW, my goal is to provide info about the cake world for anyone who is interested. Maybe someone will go to my site and find a link for something cake that they've never seen before.

Ariginal Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 1:53am
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fabulous site .. love the background colour makes your cake pics stand out.. beautiful job...

ptanyer Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 1:57am
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I really liked the website. Your cakes are awesome and the photography shows them off very well. I tend to like simple and elegant and your website made me want to come back and visit often and to want you to make a cake for me. Good luck!

SHogg Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 12:21pm
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Thanks for the compliments, and greetings to ptanyer my fellow capricorn. I see your birthdate is one day away from mine!

Susie53 Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 12:36pm
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Wow, what a beautiful web site! You can see every little detail of the cakes! One of the best I've seen! thumbs_up.gif

Jesjacster2 Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 12:51pm
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Fabulous site..love all the info..its in my favs now. I did notice something and didn't know if it was on purpose. Galleries you have on there are listed ...galleries..then 2 ..then 4 and then 3..didn't know if you wanted them that way or you missed it..seriously love the site! you did a fabulous job with it and beautiful cakes too

newnancy Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 12:57pm
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You're cakes are fabulous! I've never seen more gorgeous cakes in one place. Every cake looks like sheer perfection. I don't want to be critical. It may be just me but on your links page I had a hard time reading the links in blue. I may be just tired but they don't seem as clear.

chefbarbie0513 Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 1:01pm
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I love your website. I just took a quick look and found sites I never knew about. LOVE IT!!

Postal_Cakemaker Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 1:02pm
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Your cakes are AWESOME!!! Love the web site!! icon_biggrin.gif

SHogg Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 1:03pm
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Thank you, thank you for the input. It's exactly what i'm looking for. I can change the color of the links, I thought the same thing. Thanks again everyone.

Dizzymaiden Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 1:10pm
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I really like your website - it is eye catching. I just love finding new links!

One thing I might change is the background color - or the font color - they seem to fight with each other.

Now if they just had a link to where can I find more time in the day... icon_wink.gif

FromScratch Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 1:13pm
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It's a nice site. My only real complain is that the links are on the bottom of the page and you must scroll to them. Is there any way you can get them up above the picture? Other than that good job. icon_smile.gif

kaytdid516 Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 1:28pm
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Now I know I don't post often, I'm more of a lurker but I do love to see what others do with their websites and such.

Soo...maybe it's just me by why would you have a website and have people's mouths water of the awesome cakes that you have made, thinking to themselves "Gee...that cake would be great for my daughter" and then say "You are not taking on any new business". Isn't that the reason to have a website?

SHogg Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 1:47pm
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I unfortunately can only do a very limited number of cakes right now for personal reasons, we are moving. I know it seems crazy to attempt that in this market but it's unavoidable. I still post my cakes so that people can get ideas and I'm also trying to move my site away from what I can to do to just the cake community in general. Like a cake information website. I've spent a lot of time surfing the cake web, just thought I'd share what I've found on one easy to get to site.

SHogg Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 1:54pm
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So I incorporated some of the ideas you all gave me and changed up some stuff. Thanks again!

www.distinctivecakes.com

kaytdid516 Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 2:44pm
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Well it definatly is a very easy to navigate web-site and your cakes are beautiful!

Good luck with your move and even more luck with your new endevor.

summernoelle Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 2:52pm
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Kayt-That is EXACTLY what I have on my site right now. icon_sad.gif I am lucky and have a lot of flexibility with the kitchen I rent, so I can afford to take time off when I want. Right now I am wanting to take some time off until my son starts Kindergarten next year. However, I still have my site because I am showcasing my cakes still. What is wrong with that?

kaytdid516 Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 5:32pm
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Please understand, I was not saying there was anything wrong with anything anyone was doing. I just didn't understand why. I asked why, she told me what she was doing. Case closed. I don't see where any harm was done.

sweetpea1972 Posted 13 Mar 2009 , 5:38pm
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I think it looks great! Your cakes are beautiful and I love the list of links...I'll need to work my way through some of them.

Great job icon_smile.gif

newnancy Posted 14 Mar 2009 , 1:20am
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SHogg, I can read it......thank you.....I love your site & can't wait to try all those links. I've saved your page into my favorites.

SHogg Posted 14 Mar 2009 , 3:16am
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Thank you for checking it out newnancy, I'm glad you like it.
Over the next week I hope to add links and reviews of cake sharing on flickr and cake tutorials on YouTube. There is soooooo much out there in the cake universe!

KookieKris Posted 14 Mar 2009 , 3:35am
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I think it's a wonderful site and it really shows your talent!
Good Luck! icon_smile.gif

quilting2011 Posted 14 Mar 2009 , 6:17am
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Hi Shogg-

Wow! I love your cakes, original, modern, and gorgeous.

Fairytale Posted 14 Mar 2009 , 12:39pm
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Wow, you are in the exact situation as me. I too can only accept a limited number of orders. I too just put up my web site (www.sugargardencakes.com) about 2 weeks ago. Part of the reason I wanted a web site is so that my family could have some place to go to look at my work since they don't live by me.

Your work is amazing and the web site is very well done. The pictures are very clear. Congratulations.

SHogg Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 12:33am
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So all this flickr talk got me inspired and I added a flickr section to the website. Enjoy!

www.distinctivecakes.com

panchanewjersey Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 12:41am
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Looks nice and your cakes are sooooo cute and nice.

SHogg Posted 15 Mar 2009 , 1:01pm
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So I spent some time last night adding a Cake News page to my site. Hope everyone enjoys it. I will be updating it on a weekly basis.

www.distinctivecakes.com


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