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I have a question about taking orders...I want to make up a form to have people fill out (with thier name, etc, but also make sure they put EXACTLY what they want on the cake, spelling of names, etc, depositis, you know that kind of stuff) I can always scan it and make a copy for myself, but what about orders you may take at their home or at work or maybe even a show? Do you have a form that makes a copy? How is everyone doing this?

Thanks again!

PS My web site is up and I would love any critiques people may have!
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post #2 of 20
Hey, this may help!!

http://www.earlenescakes.com/wedcakeordfrm.htm

She has alot of great info on her site!
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post #3 of 20
I bought a receipt notebook. When someone calls I write down all the info on the receipt. It has 2 carbon copies. I give them a copy with their cake and I file my extra copy. It has a space for name, phone number, amount, any notes you want to add. This has worked for me, and I just leave it by the phone. I would be interested in what others do as well.
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Hi Lisa,

I use the carbon copy receipt book also.
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post #5 of 20
Here's another link, this one was posted in a thread here a while back. It's a great form! thumbs_up.gif

http://www.suttongourmet.com/pdf/Custom_worksheet.pdf

Your web site looks very nice! If it were me, I think I'd take off the New Year's cake. It's okay, but not nearly as nice as some of your others. Better to show off your best stuff! Sorry, I'm not trying to be mean at all, please don't be offended. I just think the other cakes in your gallery look really great. This is the first impression people will get of your skills- your site is the place to really wow them. icon_smile.gif
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post #6 of 20
The majority of my cake orders come through email. I have set up all the links on my website that let you send emails to launch an email with content on it, and a few questions to fill out, such as
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Number of serves.


Serving size ie. coffee/dessert.


Cake type (eg. fruit, mud, white mud, buttercake


Delivery Address (if required).


Number of tiers required.


Wedding Cake - will you be wanting to keep the top tier??


If you require a cake not pictured on this website then a photo would be helpful, but a really good description will suffice if photo not available.
"

Just a comment on your website, Once you have more pictures to show, i would suggest dividing the pictures into categories. Having a wedding cakes sections and maybe all others, until you get more cakes to display. Most people looking for wedding cakes wont want to have a look through kids cakes etc.

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post #7 of 20
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Originally Posted by momsandraven

Here's another link, this one was posted in a thread here a while back. It's a great form! thumbs_up.gif

http://www.suttongourmet.com/pdf/Custom_worksheet.pdf

Your web site looks very nice! If it were me, I think I'd take off the New Year's cake. It's okay, but not nearly as nice as some of your others. Better to show off your best stuff! Sorry, I'm not trying to be mean at all, please don't be offended. I just think the other cakes in your gallery look really great. This is the first impression people will get of your skills- your site is the place to really wow them. icon_smile.gif



Oh no, thanks for the feedback! I really appreciate all feedback, as I am learning and I know the website is the "first impression"!
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post #8 of 20
can anyone tell me what a mud cake is and how to make it Thank You Poppie
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post #9 of 20
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Originally Posted by boonenati


Just a comment on your website, Once you have more pictures to show, i would suggest dividing the pictures into categories. Having a wedding cakes sections and maybe all others, until you get more cakes to display. Most people looking for wedding cakes wont want to have a look through kids cakes etc.

Good work
Nati
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Yes, I was thinking of doing that..I was waiting till I had more cakes built up. (I don't have that many photos..my earlier cakes I didn't think of taking pictures, or they are very bad)

btw, your cakes are BEAUTIFUL!!!
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post #10 of 20
Also, just a suggestion.....most folks that have websites have the pictures of the actual decorated cakes listed in what is called the "gallery"......I see you have a couple of slices of cut cake in yours, you may want to consdier switching those pics. (just an opinion here!)
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post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by Quadcrew

Also, just a suggestion.....most folks that have websites have the pictures of the actual decorated cakes listed in what is called the "gallery"......I see you have a couple of slices of cut cake in yours, you may want to consdier switching those pics. (just an opinion here!)


I agree with this comment, pictures like that can go in your flavours page.
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Your cake slices look wonderful! Absolutely add them to the flavors page.
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Originally Posted by Quadcrew

Also, just a suggestion.....most folks that have websites have the pictures of the actual decorated cakes listed in what is called the "gallery"......I see you have a couple of slices of cut cake in yours, you may want to consdier switching those pics. (just an opinion here!)



oh thats a great idea! I never thought of that! Thanks for the suggestion, I will do that!
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I am a small baker, who loves baking and creating cakes. My cakes not only look good, but taste good too. I only use the freshest, best tasting, ingredients. Please allow me to create a cake for you, for whatever special occasion! I do everything from cupcakes to multi tiered wedding cakes, but my specialty is children's birthday parties.

I look forward to helping you make your occasion extra special

That line makes it sound to me like you're begging for business- makes you sound desperate. Other then that your site looks great and your cakes are beautiful!

Amber
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Originally Posted by amberlicious

I am a small baker, who loves baking and creating cakes. My cakes not only look good, but taste good too. I only use the freshest, best tasting, ingredients. Please allow me to create a cake for you, for whatever special occasion! I do everything from cupcakes to multi tiered wedding cakes, but my specialty is children's birthday parties.

I look forward to helping you make your occasion extra special

That line makes it sound to me like you're begging for business- makes you sound desperate. Other then that your site looks great and your cakes are beautiful!

Amber



I never thought of that! (I found wording just very difficult...I guess I have a hard time talking about myself! icon_biggrin.gif

I really appreciate all the great comments!!! You guys have really helped me tweek the web site!
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