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The last time I moved was from a duplex apartment to my current house, almost eight years ago. My now-husband and I spent countless hours considering which features were necessities, what we would compromise on, what we could change in the home after we moved in, and what our future needs would be. Then there was the actual moving process of packing our possessions in cardboard boxes and hoping that nothing would break or get lost in the transition.
I approached moving Cupcake Project from Blogger to WordPress (two popular blogging platforms – the latter being much more robust) with the same level of care and trepidation as moving all of my physical belongings. I couldn’t have done it without my stellar web designer, Melissa from Fine Lime Designs, my graphic designer, Emma (creator of Indie Mats), and Jonathan, who’s with me every step of the way in everything I do. I love my new home (cupcave, if you will) and I expect Cupcake Project will live happily here for many years. However, we’re still getting everything unpacked. If you see something buggy or a little strange, please shoot me an email and I’ll see if we can get it straightened out.
Although many of the changes in Cupcake Project’s new home are behind the scenes (things like making my posts more easily found on Google), most of them exist to make it easier for you to use the site. Here are some changes that I hope you’ll love:
- There is now a visual recipe index organized by both broad categories and specific topics and ingredients. This should make sorting through the hundreds of recipes on this site much easier.
- Posts with recipes will now have both “Print Recipe” and “Save Recipe” buttons right next to the recipe – which will make it easier for you to use and store the recipes. Although I will implement this on all new posts, it will be a while before I am able to do this to all of my old posts. If you find a post that doesn’t have that feature, know that I will get to it eventually.
- In my old design, you could only see my latest posts on the home page. Now, the home page is truly a starting point to begin your seasonal cupcake exploration! If you prefer to view my recipes in the traditional chronological order, you can always click on Blog on the menu bar.
- I now have a dedicated section on my sidebar for advertisers. There are some fabulous businesses featured here and I encourage you to check them out. If you have a product or service you’d like to showcase, let’s talk! I’m hugely excited to thank my inaugural advertisers: The Smart Baker, Sarita’s Jewelry Box, Sucre Shop, and Indie Mats.
T-Shirt Giveaway from SnorgTees
The Quickly to The Cupcave T-shirt from SnorgTees is one of the best cupcake T-shirts I’ve seen yet (and I’ve seen a lot of them!). I love the quirky sense of humor found on all of the SnorgTees products. My second favorite SnorgTees shirt is their adorable doughnut shirt.
To welcome you to my new cupcave, one reader will win any T-shirt that they like from SnorgTees. To enter, follow the Rafflecopter instructions below.
Disclaimer: SnorgTees provided me with two T-shirts plus the one for the giveaway. Also, I will get a small commission on any shirts that you purchase from them. Getting a new home costs money, so please buy some shirts and help me out! :)