There seems to be some confusion as to what this website is about.
CakeCentral.com is owned and run by me, a programmer that has a cake decorating interest. I can count the number of cakes I have decorated on 1 hand. (That number is growing, but still very small)
I am not nor ever intend to be a commerical baker, or cake decorator. I put this website up to create a community to share tips and get ideas.
I have absolutly NO reason to take credit for anyone's work. I am a programmer and I enjoy being online and getting new ideas and info from others online. That is what this community is for. I also wanted the "Real" cake decorators to have the ability to promote themselves. I am currently working on and will be launching a more advanced biography area to post more information about you or your business, and a Yellow pages area so people looking for a cake decorator in there area will be able to find you. All of it will be FREE.
I hope this clears up some of the confusion.
If anyone has any questions, I am more than happy to answer them. You can post here, Private Message me, or email me.
I am absolutely thrilled to be a member here at cakecentral, I just found out about this board from being on Wilton forums. I have done cakes for around 30 years, my mom did them when I was a child and I just seemed to always have been able to. I am self taught but use the Wilton instructions and have actually taught a number of cake decorating classes. I am learning every day, as my business is just picking up here in a new area! Wow the privelege of internet!! Yesterday I followed a link on here to do buttercream transfers, one also to make a cupcake cake, etc.. I practiced and played off and on all day. THANKS SO MUCH FOR THIS FORUM and the people on here that have already taught me so many "new" lessons. It is appreciated.
Thank you Jackie
I just came across this topic and had no idea. It answered the one question that was in the back of my mind...Who was behind this great web site?
I was moved to learn that you are not really in the business, but you were kind enough to put long hours into the creation of such a helpful website, where experienced and enthusiasts can merge and share tips, recipes, pictures and anecdotes. I'm sure that many new ones have benefited from such exchange, many of whom have already posted their first cake picture!
For me personally it has been an outlet...I LOVE the art of Cake Decorating and being amongst others that share the same interest and love is comforting...I live a very hectic life, I do community work in the mornings, I'm a bookkeeper in the afternoons, I'm a numismatist (handle and sell ancient coins) in the afternoons and evenings also, and am a happy wife who tends to her house. But I try to squeeze in time work on my passion and when I cant', I come to this website to read the new posts, browse the new pictures if any, and if not just go over the same ones again.
Thank you so very much for dedicating your precious time to moderate the site, to contribute to the forums and to look for ways to improve it for our benefit.
I am currently taking a cake decorating class and was looking for ideas for cakes. Searching around I stumbled upon this site. I LOVE IT! This is what me, the newbie, has been looking for. Thank you so much for creating it!!!!
What can I say about this website that hasn't already been said?????? Today I had a call from my son's school & thought WOW, I bet I could talk to someone on cakecentral about this..... I feel like you are all my friends!! It's so cool to see others on here w/ the same passion I have for cake decorating!! Eventhough I fail miserably alot of the time!!!! You guys are always there to encourage me & help me get to the bottom of my cake operas, ha ha!!! Thank you Jackie!!!!! Your doing a wonderful job!!! Keep up the great work!!!! ~Tina~
I want to thank you from the bottom of my cake pans! I LOVE this site and have learned so much in a short time from the posts here. You have created an awesome community of sharing talents and information. I'm sure that this is quite a time consuming venture for you, and it is appreciated by many!
i think this website is great, i came across it when i was trying to learn how to make fondant and have, loved it since. Thanks to it i learned how to make a fondant bow!!!! i love this website!!!!
I think its great that you gave us all another place to go.... funny I am more addicted to this page then internet and email together!
thank you so very very much
I am new to the site and also found out about it through the Wilton forums. There is so much wonderful info and everyone is so nice! I just started cake decorating, very little experience. Just something to do on the side because I love baking and cooking. Thank you very much for putting together such a great website!
I read about this website in the Wilton forums. I think that its the best website out there for cake decorators or beginner like me. To me the recipes are great, the photo galleries and wonderful and the discussion forums are incredible. I have learned a lot by readin the forums. I cant thank you enough for creating such a wonderful website and also I want to thank all those great bakers out there for posting their recipes and ideas. Thank you all
First of all I would like to give a big thanks to Jackie for creating such a wonderful site. I also want to thank all the decorators that have posted on this site. You have taught me more than I could have ever learned in a class. My grandmother decorated cakes for many years and I have fond memories of going in her house and always smelling fresh baked cakes. You could say cake decorating is "in my blood"!!! We were only able to work on one project together so you all have given me the much needed advice I am not able to get from her anymore. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. My husband says I'm now obsessed especially when he sees me come in the door on my lunch hour and "check the forums"!!! Once again thank you all!!!! I'm am definately hooked!!!
See Jackie we wuv you so much
i would like to say thank you for forming this web site! i know it must have taken lots of time!!! i am a new decorator and a new poster....i have learned so much from reading the post!
thank you very much jackie
What can I say Jackie, besides THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! To have taken all your own precious time and energy to put into this website for FREE!! It's just unheard of these days. You have done an outstanding job. I happened across this website will poking around on the internet for some ideas and to look at other cake decorator's creativity. I thought, when I first clicked on the link, "oh yeah... another one of those that you really get nothing from". Gosh, was I wrong!! I have thoroughly enjoyed each and ever time I have come to the website (I pretty much stay logged on all the time now!) I love seeing new topics, pictures, recipes be post everyday... It just doesn't get any better than this. Thanks to all of the members here on the website who take the time to post comments and to help other cake decorators when we have questions in areas in our cake decorating we've not crossed before. I plan to let everyone I know about this website! Again, Jackie, thank you just isn't enough for all the hard work you've done!!
LOVE this board! Keep up the good work...
I just stumbled into this forum and want to thank you as well for giving us cakies a place to hang out! I am new but i truly love it already!
Thank you jackie! I just want to say this is a great site! I have been a member for about a week now (i think) and I am here EVERY DAY! I enjoy looking at new cakes, reading the forums, and getting great advice.
Everyone on here is so nice and always willing to share their ideas! I have started a notebook will all the tips I have received from this website.
You are very talented...a great cake decorator AND a programmer. Wow. Thank you for such a great website and all the hard work. I have learned so much and have enjoyed everything about the site. Awesome work!
A wonderful site! Thank you so much for dedicating your time and effort!
I also ADORE this website. I am so very grateful for all the things i have learned. It's so much fun to see all the cakes people are doing on a regular basis. Thank you for doing such a great job on this. You are a saint!!!!
I love the site too! Thanks so much for keeping it up. And especially not charging us membership!
Jackie - Thank you so much for starting and keeping this website going. I'm addicted to it, even sneaking on during the day at work. I love seeing everyone's beautiful creations, getting tips, and all the other information this site provides. Thanks!
The website name is very self explanatory, why would someone be so confused ? One does not have to be a Rocket Scientist to figure that out.. but anyway, I'm very glad Cake Central exist and I will be in it for as long as it is around....
I'm new to you Cake Central Forum and just wanted to say thanks for all the work and the great ideas.
Welcome Delores and you are gonna love it here!!
I stumbled upon this website when I was searching for an idea for a Baptism cake for my nephew. My SIL had specific details she wanted for her son's Baptism cake, so when I was looking around online, I just happened to find this site. And let me tell you, I'm thrilled I about it. I had stopped making cakes for a while because I was so busy and to be honest, kind of bored with it. This website has been an inspiration! I visit the site at least once a day, usually several times a day. I've thought to myself that I'm going to wind up fired from my job and divorced from my husband if I don't get my CakeCentral addiction in check soon! Anyway, this is a fantastic site. Thank you so much for putting it together. I've been inspired to start my own cake biz because of this site alone!
Welcome rvallee and welcome to all the other newcomers that post in here too We're glad to have all of you here .. this is the best place to be to network with other cake decoraters ... we offer encouragement, ideas, you name it, we can do it!!
Thank you so much for all your hard work and dedication. I love this website and have learned so much in the short time I have been a member. Everyone is so helpful in the forums and the galleries are so inspiring. This place is fantastic and you have done a spectacular job. Thank you just doesn't seem to be enough.
Jackie, I just stumbled onto this site last week while searching for how to make black frosting and just can't get my fill !!! I'm enjoying myself way too much ! You have done a great job setting this up.