The Violet Cake Shop™

Sharing inspirations for my designs and tips I've discovered along the way in my caking journey! <3

Celebrating 100K Sweet Friends on Facebook

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Never, EVER did I consider EVER having followers of my cake journey in the six digits!!  Nope, NEVER even crossed my mind.  I started this page as a place to post pics of my sweet creations in 2009.  It pretty much steadily climbed over the next 4 years to just over 700 followers.  Wow, I was already pretty thrilled with that!

09-17-14 - 100K

Then, I discovered Facebook and Social Media networking around this time back in 2013, sharing and liking posts, share days, Facebook groups, collaborations…  I embraced it all just like those in FB Cakeyland embraced me and guess what…?  Most anyone in the cake industry that was anyone had a Facebook page and I discovered I could follow them and easily check their news items in my newsfeed.  Before, I rarely went on Facebook except to upload a new cake pic.

I didn’t even have many “friends” on my personal page because I never used the “Find a Friend” feature.  Now, more than 60% of my friends are cake friends I made on-line who are genuinely as important to me as those in ‘real-life’

So now I have somehow reached sweet friends numbering in the a six digits and I am beyond bewildered, blown away, flabbergasted, overwhelmed, stupefied (not stupid, just stupefied)!!

To celebrate, I am hosting an enormous giveaway sponsored by most of my fave Facebook pages…all are pages that have helped me grow, who have shared my work or supported my work and my page…who have made me feel such a part of a lovely community full of people with a like-minded passion for sugar art!

Please help me celebrate by joining my 100K Sweet Friends giveaway

FB 100K Giveaway Poster - 09-17-14

I am also having a SALE of 50% off or MORE on all tutorials in my SHIOP…some are even FREE!  You can pick yours up in my FB SHOP or use this mobile link.

FB 100K Milestone - 09-17-14 - Sale Promo

Thanks SO much AGAIN everyone!!  I truly appreciate you all and your support means the world to me!

Violet =D

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Author: The Violet Cake Shop™

Hi, I'm Violet, currently a full-time stay-at-home mom of two and part-time cake designer/decorator! I first discovered my love for cake art in early 2008 when researching how to make a cake for my husband's milestone birthday. I consider myself "internet or community taught" having found and learned as much as I could from the many helpful sites, blogs, YouTube videos, tutorials around the net, where people were willing to share their craft. I used every family occasion to practice after that and soon, friends and family were asking me to make their cakes and I have been busy creating cakes part-time ever since. I took an extended break after the birth of my daughter, to spend time more quality time with the kids. I now spend my time creating one-of-kind pieces for special projects and personal occasions, taking the odd order here and there. I currently maintain a popular Facebook page, Twitter and Pinterest accounts and this blog where I share my insights, tips and free tutorials as well as any new creations. I have had the honour of being part of several special Facebook cake community collaborations, with more to come. My cakes have been featured in print in Edible Artists Network and American Cake Decorating Magazines in the US; in Cake Masters, Cake Craft Guide's Party Cakes and Cake Craft Guide's Wedding Cakes & Sugar Flowers Magazines in the UK; and in Australia's Sweet Magazine. I've also been featured online as 'Edible Art of The Day' at Edible Artists Network's blog, as Satin Ice's Cake of the Month for January 2015, and in online magazines or blogs such as Cake Wrecks' Sunday Sweets, the Craftsy Blog, 'The Cake of the Week' on FB, Pretty Witty Cakes' online Magazine, American Cake Decorating's Blog, Satin Ice Showcases, Australian Cake Decorating Network's online Cake Magazine (Joomag) and in Cake Geek Magazine. I've recently begun teaching via online video tutorials having filmed for Pretty Witty Cakes in the UK and Craftsy in the US. I am also a proud member of the Satin Ice Artists of Excellence team. I am constantly inspired by all things around me, particularly fashion, geometric prints, home décor trends and of course, other sugar artists!

80 thoughts on “Celebrating 100K Sweet Friends on Facebook

  1. I can’t even describe how much I LOVE your cake style. It’s so bright and inventive. Seriously an inspiration!

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  2. Dear Violet, it’s lovely seeing you here on WP!
    I would love to win one of your giveaways no doubt, but a warm congratulations for your wonderful milestone!

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  3. Each time I look at your work, my jaw dropped to the floor over & over again! Such fantastic work of art & I feel so lucky to have come across your page/blog 🙂 My sincerest congratulations on achieving 100K sweet friends. You totally deserves each like & love Violet! ✗o✗o

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  4. Love every tip, photo & tutorial! 😀 hope u get more and more likes!!!!

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  5. I love all your work. I also love all your tips, and tutorials and how you don’t mind sharing with the rest of us 🙂 Keep up the amazing work and congratulations on 100,000 followers 🙂

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  6. Congratulations my sweet friend! 🙂

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  7. Congratulations!! 🙂 Thanks for all the tutorials!

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  8. Congratulations on your milestone, your work is such an inspiration to me. Way to go! and thanks for sharing the amazing giveway! 🙂

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  9. Celebrating 100K Sweet Friends on Facebook

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  10. Hi Violet, congratulations on the 100K milestone! Thanks for all the tips that you have on your blog – currently, modelling figures is particularly interesting to me as it is a skill I have to start mastering, together with many, many more 🙂 ! All the best Barbara

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  11. Congrats on 100k!;)

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  12. I’m so happy I came across your site! Your work is so amazing! Thank you for sharing! I’ll have to check out your race book shop!

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  13. Your cakes are beautiful!Your work its art!!!!

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  14. congrats on your milestone. your work is beautiful

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  15. Love everything you make! Such a great give away. I hope I win!

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  16. You’re work is beautiful. Congratulations!!! Thanks for putting this together.

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  17. OMG I think I just hit a GOLD MINE on this page!! What great info!!! Thanks for the tips!!!

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  18. Hello Violet, this is Karla 🙂 congratulations on reaching 100K fans ! Well deserved ! keep up the awesome job ! xxxx

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  19. Congratulations Violet. Wish you continuous success and keep up the great and awesome job!!!

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  20. HI Violet… congratulation on reaching 100k follower! Love all your works.
    xxx Riany

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  21. Your work is beautiful and I always enjoy seeing the different textures & techniques that you use. Congratulations on reaching 100K followers.

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  22. Congratulations violet, all your cakes are stunning and I am a great follower of your work. Here’s to the next 100K xxx

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  23. I love your work! Absolutely stunning!

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  24. Wow! Congratulations! I love your cakes!!! 🙂

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  25. Congratulations on your celebration, well deserved and I have been your follower ever since I started cake decorating last year. You are one of my inspirations in my cake decorating life, may you continue to grow and inspire other people who are just beginning and starting in this industry like me. More power and Godbless!

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  26. Congratulations to you! I can’t even imagine that many followers 🙂

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  27. Congrats! I hope y win 1 of those fabolous prices.

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  28. You make me want to leave my home (Trinidad) hop on a plane just to learn from you! Your work is so vibrant, so much movement! You make me want to be a better cake maker so thank you from the bottom of my heart THANK YOU!!!

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