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post #1 of 63
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Our local newspaper ran an article about this new business near my home. If you have a couple of minutes, check it out. I'd appreciate any thoughts on this idea. I thought it was pretty cool. I will definitely be checking it out. Wonder if the owners are CC members, hmmmm.

www.1cakeinacup.com
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post #2 of 63
I found their website to be very difficult to read. The font is incredibly small. I gave up reading. Another problem is that they have no pictures of their product.

Might be a good idea, but without seeing what the product is, I won't be visiting their store.
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post #3 of 63
Horrible set-up on the website, I couldn't get a photo to come up...

Are they cake shooters:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=cake+shooters%2C+cake+central&aq=f&oq=&aqi=g10&rlz=1I7GZAG_en

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post #4 of 63
Ooh it hurts my head
post #5 of 63
A scratch half sheet cake for 41.00? All that ganache, buttercream... I don't see it.

Site was terrible.
post #6 of 63
Great idea! I think I'll stop by this weekend to check it out. The only thing missing is ice cream...
post #7 of 63
Their site is cute, but that's the only thing going for it. It was hard to navigate and the fonts were awful. I couldn't find a picture of the 'cake in a cup' thing.
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post #8 of 63
ugh! The misspelled words! The over use of !! The small font!

They're selling cake balls!
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post #9 of 63
Website is horrible. As a a person with Epilepsy, websites designed this way are extremely hard to look at without causing an instant headache and oftentimes dizziness.

I had to click off so didn't have a chance to check it out much at all. Hopefully they'll get some feedback from people who have, and make some much needed changes.
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post #10 of 63
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Oh indeed! The site was incredibly poorly done. I didn't want to go slamming it, not knowing if the owners could be members of CC. The article just caught my eye as showing a new idea that may be something fun and different. Some of the flavor combos sounded yummy. Yeah....no pictures was for sure a downfall to the site. Thanks for taking the time to check it out.
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post #11 of 63
I was about to have a hissy! I have been working on opening Cupcakes Divine, The Original Cupcake Bar for almost a year now. We have plans of having multiple locations corporately and franchise opportunities across the country soon after our 3rd corporate store opens. I have been very hush hush about this idea because there is nothing like it anywhere (that I know of).

The premise is it is a cupcake bar. Cupcakes are uniced, we offer 10 cake flavors each day with a few that rotate daily. There are custom flavor creations that you can choose from or you can create your own flavor combinations with 14 different buttercreams, 2 ganaches, many different fillings and toppings. An "Icingologist" is there to help each customer create their cupcake fantasy. I have been doing these "bars" as a catered affair for about 2 years now and so wanted to take it to the next level. People LOVE this idea.

The only reason I am even talking about it now is because we are opening in a few weeks. The trademark is being filed early next week.

I have been so wrapped up in this project that I haven't been on here much. And the web about it is just a page that is a part of my regular website. We are in the process of creating a separate site away from the parent company. Have a feeling this is going to be much bigger than the custom cake biz I already have.

At any rate I was thinking I had been scooped!...LOL!
post #12 of 63
It's got potential as a website, but it looks like it's a premade template that they are using without coding properly to their content.

I also don't get the premise of their shop - aren't they just making regular cake but calling it "cake in a cup"? dunce.gif

Jen
post #13 of 63
Agree that its a bad website. I couldn't even FIND a pic of a cake in a cup, so I've no idea what they are selling. All of the moving graphics are annoying.

But cake in a cup is not new to me .... I've made cake in a cup before. baked a cupcake-size amt of batter in a big tall coffee mug. After its baked, I topped it with fudge (used the Hershey fudge topping that you use on top of ice cream), then topped THAT with baked merinque. Served it straight from the oven with one of those pirouline cookies tucked in it and everyone swooned!

(good timing! I'm having someone over for lunch soon and I was stuck for a dessert! NOW I know what I'm making!)
post #14 of 63
I think they mean "cupcake"...you know. Cake in a cup. LOL
post #15 of 63
I googled Cake in a Cup, and the site that came up is for a cupcake shop in Toledo, Ohio with the same name. I assume they realized that someone else was using the name, and that's why they couldn't get the website without the 1 in front of it? Why would they use the same business name? I wonder if the first one did any trademarking or copyrighting or whatever...
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