Baking a Website

I’m so pleased to say I have finally completed my new website! It has taken 9 months as I have had to fit it into quite a hectic scheduel.  I used to be a Graphic Designer and I designed my last website over 3 years ago. It had got really dated and I wanted a much fresher modern look. I’d never done web design before I made my last one and I can tell you it’s a lot different from baking! I’ve made things up as I went along and Google has been a lifesaver. I’ve worked on the website since October, as even the small things have taken me triple the time to work out. In hindsight, I think my time would have been better spent elsewhere and I should have just paid someone to do it, but I got in too deep! I’m also a bit of a control freak and love the fact that I have eveything how I want it (apart from a couple of small tweaks I’m still working out how to do).

Here are a couple of screen shots of the last website:

Baked Cupcakery Old Website
Screen shot of old website home page
Baked Cupcakery Old Website 3
Screen shot of old website Gallery page which linked out to Flickr which was not ideal.
Screen shot of old website about us page
Screen shot of old website about us page

Although I’m quite fond of the old design for nostalgic reasons, I’m pretty sure I’ve made the right decision to give it a overhaul. If you have time to have a quick look and let me know what you think I would really appeciate it (and if you find any mistakes or have any suggestions that would be great!). It would be great to hear if anyone else has had similar expeiences of taking on things that you probably shouldn’t!

Here is the new sight: “Baked Cupcakery:”;

I don’t know what I’ll do with all my spare time now… maybe bake a cake!

A little favour…

Virgin Money Cupcakes from Baked Cupcakery

I would be forever grateful if you could spare two ticks to nominate my business Baked Cupcakery for ‘Small Business of the Year‘ with Sun FM. After venturing into the corporate market with printed logo cupcakes I have catered for companies such as EDBS (250 for their awards ceremony) and Blue Bird Care (120 cupcakes delivered to valued customers). In December I received an order from Virgin Money for 2000 cupcakes to help their launch in January.

Since then the corporate side has really started to take off with 700 corporate cupcakes delivered to UKAR in Doxford Park and a potential 5000 order in the pipeline for June.

I hope this shows that cupcakes really do mean business!

I think that over the past few months I have shown what you can achieve with determination, hard work and support.

Nominate here! Thank you!!

UKAR Branded Cupcakes by Baked Cupcakery
700 Printed cupcakes for UKAR in Sunderland.
Virgin Money launch event with Baked Cupcakery's Cupcakes
Virgin Money launch event with Baked Cupcakery's Cupcakes
Wedding Cupcake Tower
Wedding Cupcake Tower

First Wedding Fayre!

Vintage Wedding Cupcakes

I am so excited to have completed Baked.’s first wedding fayre! It was held at The Alexandra, Grangetown, Sunderland and was organised by Dragonfly Gifts & Crafts. It was a wonderful selection of exhibitors from the wedding industry and had a fantastic fashion show by Encore from Sunderland. Other local businesses included James Devlin Photography who offered brilliant wedding packages (in fact my boyfriends sister is wanting to book him for her wedding!) Forever Our Day was exhibiting on the stall next to us and lets brides set up a website to capture all the details of their big day. It made me realise just how much you need to think about!

Baked Wedding Fayre

I was really please with how the Baked table turned out and it was nice to see all the hard work come together! I really enjoyed meeting all the brides to be, they all seemed quite organised… hopefully I will be like that when my big day finally comes!

I will also be exhibiting this Sunday (25th Sept 2011) at the Durham Wedding show which is held at the Emirates Cricket Ground in Chester-Le-Street and the Great North Wedding Show at the Hilton on October 23rd. Hope both of these prove just as successful and I am looking forward to seeing lots of lovely brides there!

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New website is launched!

Vintage Wedding Cupcakes

Hi Everyone! So excited to announce I have finally managed to get my new website up and running in time for National Cupcake Week. It’s been a long time coming and has taken so long because I have had to learn how to make websites! I’m still no expert, but I am pretty proud of myself for getting it all online. As I have a graphic design background I had a head start, but html and css was all jibberish to me (or was that javascript?!) Google has been my biggest help, it’s amazing what you can learn to do after a quick search.

So hope you all like it, and let me know if you have any problems viewing it. Why can’t everyone just use one browser?!

Ta, Helena x