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The Maine Cake - cake art community
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Upcoming cake art web community that includes shows, live classes, courses, recipes, games, and more.

About the Community:

The Maine Cake is an upcoming cake art web community that includes learning and entertainment, as well as great resources, starting in late summer of 2018.

Cake art has gained wide popularity worldwide with the number of competition and drama reality shows that have come along over the last several years. This movement has given raise to numerous artists who wish to display their talents through online video sharing sites and social media. The Maine Cake not only wants to create a quality, global show to showcase this art, but offer online training and resources through a rich, immersive community.

The community will include:

  • Cake sculpting public show - This will be a 10 episode (season one) cake sculpting show that showcases the art of custom cake sculpting, using simple tools and techniques to create an awe inspiring result. Each episode follows the artistic process of creating a single custom cake, with edible scenery and props, from start to finish. The first season will start in late summer of 2018 and distributed on global platforms.
  • LIVE classes - Live streaming cake baking & decorating classes.
  • Recipe books - Get recipe books with a variety of recipes, including some recipes from the shows. These publications will be done in magazine form for full color presentations.
  • "Fun With TMC" series - A short, ongoing cake sculpting and decorating series for community members. This series is done with other people and will provide entertainment and helping tips.
  • Courses - Cake baking and decorating courses that members will be able to access at any time. Course items include sculpting and creating flavors such as root beer float, vanilla chi tea with lemon butter cream, strawberry flan filling with campaign cream cheese icing, and much, much more.
  • Games and entertainment - Games and other entertainment will be offered to members as they become available.

Community membership will normally cost $8 a month for ALL the above, unless the lifetime VIP membership is purchased, which is ONLY offered here.

About the artist:

Melissa Bailey

After attending the University of Maine for fine arts, Melissa started her artistic career in photography with her own business, Hope’s Photo, where she did portraits, weddings, and other events.

She transitioned into sculpting cakes with Edible Artistry Custom Cakes, where she developed her skills in cake sculpting by creating custom work for variety of special events.

Coming from a simple upbringing in a small town, making quality cakes is not enough. Melissa created The Maine Cake to act as a community, ultimately desiring a teaching role with her audience.

What the funds are for:

The community will consist of multiple products, services, and products, including film and publications. Funds will go toward:

  • Creating the public film series and distribution - The funding includes all the primary needs of filming the full 10 episodes of the first season.
  • Set development and design - There will be a change in location with a new set.
  • Website and community services upkeep - This includes all web and streaming services, including the community hosting on ning.com.
  • Crew and other help - Part time help to aid in the initial film run. The help includes camera crew and post production help.
  • Film course creation
  • Marketing and publicity

Funds are also being obtained through sponsorship and partnerships. Ongoing stability will come from these sponsorships, as well as future adverting in TMC publications.

Global platforms:

The public show will be distributed on global platforms to large audiences. This will aid in exposure and attract members from around the world, creating a diverse community.

Some of these platforms include:

  • AkyumenTV - a high tech phone and tablet company with their own global film distribution network built in, catering to thousands of independent artists with a large audience reach.
  • TVtibi - offers channels and content to a global audience.
  • MavCore TV - A channel launching through MavCore Media in 2018, which will be streamed to a global audience through YouTube Live.

 

What you get for helping:

  • $5 - Be notified of new products and services and get 20% discounts, including courses and live tutorials.
  • $25 - Lifetime Membership. Get membership to the community (normally $8 a month) beginning in late summer 2018, which includes everything the community will offer...live tutorials, courses, shows, recipe books, games, and community support.
  • $50 - The lifetime membership plus a special physical edition of the recipe book (magazine), signed with extra recipes that won't be included in regular release.
  • $75 - Get all the above, plus a 60 minute, one-on-one tutorial session (online streaming for those outside the area) on whatever topic you need help with, whether basic baking, finding the right flavors, air brushing, or cake sculpting...it's your time to improve your skills. If you have a friend or family member you bake with, they can join in on your session if you wish. NOTE: these lessons don't have to wait for the new set and may be scheduled much sooner.
  • $150 - Get all the above except it's multiple one-on-one tutorial sessions (online streaming for those outside the area), up to four sessions. If you have multiple topics to cover, or you need extra help on one particular one, this can help get you on the right path. The time frame is the same above.
  • $500 - Lifetime membership plus visit the future set (travel not included) and participate in a "Fun With TMC" episode and walk away with the artistic cake you help make.

Charitable outreach:

The Maine Cake is about community, so the needs of the community is a high priority. A portion of the funds obtained through membership, sponsorship and distribution, will go toward helping those in need through food pantries and other outreach programs, particularly to those that focus on children and families.

Other ways you can help:

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$25 USD
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