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BAKESPACE.COM BASICS: 

  • Founded in 2006 as the “First Food-Themed Social Network”
  • Founded by Babette Pepaj, former TV producer turned Web entrepreneur
  • Launched Cookbook Cafe, the first DIY cookbook publisher (ebook and iPad app) in 2012
  • Launched the first food mentor program on BakeSpace.com in 2010
  • Babette Pepaj (our founder) is a regular on Fox Business (Social Media Advice for Small Businesses)
  • Babette Pepaj (our founder) has previously spoken at SXSW, Internet Week, Social Curation Summit, Startup Venture Summit, TECHmunch, BlogWorld, DigialLA, Social Media Week LA

RECENT AWARDS:

  • 2012 Webby Awards: Best Community, Best Mobile Social App, Best Food Site
  • 2012 IACP Awards: “Best Use of New Technology”
  • 2012 LA Weekly “Best LA Startup”
  • 2012 Taste Awards “Best IPad App”
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Here’s what a few of our friends in the media have to say about BakeSpace..

“The closest thing to a Facebook for foodies is BakeSpace.com.”  – USA Today

“Move over MySpace – now there’s something tastier! The newest social networking Web site to hit the scene is geared toward the food obsessed, and it’s called BakeSpace.”CNET’s Chow.com

“The site is easy to use and full of dishes that everyday cooks might actually want to make. The space may be virtual, but the food is real.” Scripps Howard News Service

“Charming in its simplicity, country kitchen aesthetic and ease of use, BakeSpace is an open invitation not only to bakers, but to cooks of all kinds.”Bon Appetit

“The key to it’s appeal is the interactive design which encourages like-minded cooks to make friends over the internet.”Washington Post

“If food defines you, there’s a new online gathering place for you to find the similarly obsessed, and its called BakeSpace. Now that’s a pretty great idea I have to say.” -Even Kleinman, Host of NPR’s “Good Food”

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RECENT AWARDS:

2012 LA Weekly Best of the Web Awards

  • Best LA Startup
2012 Webby Awards

  • Best Social Tablet App
  • Best Community
  • Best Food & Beverage Site
2012 Tasty Awards

2012 IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals)

  • Most Intriguing Use of New Technology

2012 w3 Award 

  • Mobile Applications IM/Social Networking
  • Innovative/Experimental
  • Ebooks

 

 

 

 

2011 Webby Awards

  • Best Community
  • Best Food & Beverage Site
  • Best Social Media Site

2010 Webby Awards

  • Best Social Network

2009 Webby Awards

  • Best Social Network

2008 Webby Awards

  • Best Social Network

2007 Webby Awards

  • Best Social Network

 

RECENT PRESS:

  • October 31, 2012
  • Mother Nature Work
  • Best tips for taking photos of food in restaurants – read story by Robin Shreeves
  • September 19, 2012
  • Good+Tech
  • Social Media all-stars create “The Social Cookbook” to benefit InvisiblePeople.Tv – read story by Amy of Charity Ideas
  • September 18, 2012
  • Examiner
  • Social Media all-stars create cookbook for charity – read story by Jackie Silver
  • August 8, 2012
  • The Digital Publishing Report
  • BakeSpace.com Releases Cookbook Cafe, Cookbook App
  • April 15, 2012
  • eReader King
  • Cookbook Cafe by BakeSpace Wins Webby Award - read story
  • March 30, 2012
  • Los Angeles Times
  • BakeSpace.com and Cookbook Cafe out to ‘democratize’ the cookbook world - read story by Rene Lynch
  • March 24, 2012
  • TechCocktail
  • BakeSpace’s Babette Pepaj: Female Founders Have an Underdog Advantage - read story by Kira M. Newman
  • February 28, 2012
  • Sarah’s Favs
  • Changing the face of culinary publishing? That’s what Babette Pepaj of BakeSpace is doing with the new Cookbook Cafe - read story by Sarah Evans
  • February 22, 2012
  • Lalawag
  • BakeSpace.com Launches Cookbook Cafe - read story by Geena Urango
  • February 22, 2012
  • SoCalTech
  • BakeSpace.com Launches iPad Cookbook Publishing Service - read story
  • October 5, 2011
  • Healthy Blender Recipes
  • The Blender Girl is Part of BakeSpace.com’s New Cookbook Cafe iPad App Launch - read story by The Blender Girl
  • June 20, 2011
  • The Wall Street Journal 
  • Chefs Solve a Modern Kitchen Crisis: Recipe Clutter - read story by Aliza Dizik
  •  March 25, 2011
  • The National Post
  • Overcoming the cupcake challenge and “Mompreneur” stigma - read story by Meghan Casserly
  • February 2, 2011
  • PC Magazine
  • Former Yahoo Expects Launch Social Recipe Site  - read story by Jill Duffy
  • December 27, 2010
  • Business Insider
  • No, You Don’t Need to Work for a Big Company Before You Start Your Own – read story by Lisa Barone
  • November 21, 2010
  • Daily Trojan
  • Baked sweets for a good cause – read story by Lindsay Cummings
 
  • November 21, 2010
  • Los Angeles Times
  • After a cornucopia of sweetss – A Cupcake Camp – read story by Rene Lynch
  • August 18, 2010
  • Brandweek Magazine
  • BakeSpace.com Launches Series for Sabra Hummus
  • April 16, 2010
  • The Boston Globe
  • Cupcake Curmudgeon has had her fill – read story by Marcia Dick
  • March 3, 2010
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune
  • Baking with Technology – read story by Kim Ode
  • December 3 2009
  • PR Web
  • Web sensation Veronica Belmont to star in The Gloomers Holiday Episode (contest on BakeSpace.com) - read story
 
  • December 7, 2009
  • Home Media Magazine
  • Sony Cooks Up Marketing Campaign for “Julia” - read story by Chris Tribbey
  • October 28, 2009
  • San Jose Mercury News
  • Desperate to Eat Wisteria Lane Style?

Whether it’s Scavo-style pizza, Susan’s burned mac and cheese or Bree’s muffins, ABC-TV’s “Desperate Housewives” always has had a food element. Now a collaboration between the sudsy show’s writers and BakeSpace.com, an online community for foodies, is putting Wisteria Lane’s cuisine online. Fans swap recipes and tips with the women of Wisteria Lane.

 
  • August 10, 2009
  • SocalTech.com
  • Interview with Babette Pepaj, Founder of BakeSpace.com – read story by Benjamin F. Kuo
  • August 8, 2009
  • The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • ‘Julie & Julia’ the toast of the foodie set. Meal and a movie: Fans build events around film about blogger and chef.
Members of Bakespace.com, an online culinary community, got together for an advance screening at Phipps Plaza the other night.
 
  • August 5, 2009
  • Mashable
  • 15 More Fantastic Social Media Resources for Foodies – read story by Josh Catone
  • July 10, 2009
  • BakeSpace.com selected as one of 11 Finalist Startups for Twiistup 6 Event in Los Angeles
  • July 2, 2009
  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • Online Cooks meet up here – read story by Gretchen McKay

People who love to cook are, by nature, a convivial bunch. As evidenced by a recent first-of-its-kind “cookover” in Washington County, they’re also not averse to traveling hundreds of miles to spend time in the kitchen with friends — even those they previously knew only through the computer.

This past weekend, Karen Radu hosted eight members of BakeSpace.com, an online food-oriented community created by and for people who enjoy baking and cooking, in her Nottingham home. They came from Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and New Jersey, and three brought their significant others along with gift baskets filled with goodies from their home towns and recipes to swap. Their host, meanwhile, greeted the girls with a giant sign and handmade aprons.

 
  • May 9, 2009
  • Wired
  • Food Web, Meet Interweb: The Networked Future of Farms – read story by Alexis Magdigal
 
  • May 20, 2009
  • GateHouse News Service (Holland Sentinel)
  • Trading Post: Cook Like a Desperate Housewife – read story by Kathryn Rem
  • May 7, 2008
  • FishbowlLA
  • BakeSpace’s CEO Talks with FBLA – read story by Tina Dupuy
  • February 26, 2009
  • Blisstree
  • BakeSpace.com, a Tasty Social Network – read story by Heather
  • February 11, 2009
  • San Jose Mercury News
  • BakeSpace & KitchenAid Unite for second annual Appliance-a-Day Giveaway
  • November 12, 2008
  • CBS 42
  • BakeSpace.com – read story
  • August 11, 2008
  • Mashable
  • BakeSpace Relaunches with Better Tools for Cooks – read story by Kristen Nicole

OLDER CLIPS:

The Enquirer – MAKE IT: ‘DESPERATE’ WAFFLE 
April 29, 2008

If netizens use MySpace to hook up, foodies use BakeSpace to cook up
August 25, 2006

“Desperate Housewives” Recipes on BakeSpace 
April 29, 2008

Sun News, The : FOOD 
Aug 30, 2006

Lansing State Journal: the HUB: Kitchen Tips from Wisteria Lane Only on BakeSpace.com
April 11, 2008

Author: The Detroit News Kate Lawson 
Aug 31, 2006

BakeSpace.com earns back-to-back Webby Award Honors
April 8, 2008

Web Report
September 6, 2006

Oilman Offers Up Milkshake Ideas
March 5, 2008

Media bites | Feeding body and mind
September 6, 2006

I Drink Your Milkshake Recipe
March 5, 2008

Media watch: Read all about food
September 11, 2006

You’ll . . . drink my . . . milkshake
March 5, 2008

Flavorful memories: Tell us about them
September 20, 2006

ON THE WEB: IT’S A WONDERFUL RECIPE
February 27, 2008

Taste: Totally Wired
September 21, 2006

CantonRep: You drink our milkshakes
February 27, 2008

Bakespace.com. Does the name evoke myspace.com
Nov 29, 2006

Find it Online, Food For Thought
February 2008

Eating Up Cyberspace
October 7, 2006

Finding Fellow Foodies Online
February 12, 2008

Good Food with Evan Kleiman: Babette Pepaj introduces us to her new website, BakeSpace.com, which is like a MySpace for cooks.
October 7, 2006

Recipes from the Pie Hole
November 5, 2007

Babette’s Feast: Move over Friendster and MySpace—now there’s something tastier!
October 24, 2006

BakeSpace.com now the largest food-themed social network
August 22, 2007

Save room for 2 new food sites 
November 1, 2006

BakeSpace catching on worldwide
August 5, 2007

Lifestyles/Taste: Web Site to See: BakeSpace.com
November 1, 2006

An Online Community for Bakers
August 2, 2007

2 New Food Web Sites Creating a Big Stir
November 1, 2006

Cool Link – BakeSpace, A MySpace For Cooks
July 18, 2007

Cupcake Interview: Babette of BakeSpace.com
Monday, January 08, 2007

BakeSpace: Cooking, “caking,” and social networking
January 12, 2007

BakeSpace.com – Social Networking for Cooking and Basking Enthusiasts
July 11, 2007

Tiny Bubbles: Social Media Explodes in a Thousand Small New Ways
May 7, 2007

BakeSpace.com: MySpace For People Who Like Cooking
July 2, 2007

Food Networking 
June 2007

BakeSpace.com Promotes Waitress
June 2007