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post #16 of 57
I had to go back and read after Indydebi posted...lol

Yes definately rephrase that
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post #17 of 57
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Originally Posted by txcupcake

there is an "in progress" pic of the fairy cake on your blog that shows what appears to be a dog lying on the floor in your kitchen.



Good catch! thumbs_up.gif

Yeah, dogs in pictures with cakes are def. gross.
post #18 of 57
I didn't see a pic that had any people or a dog on the website (you might have already removed them) But I do agree with the others on the guarantee part. You are really setting yourself up to be taken advantage of. Did you see the Bridezilla episode where the bridezilla actually admitted to the camera that she changed her order from Chocolate to Vanilla at the last minute and then the day before delivery decided to change it back and said she was going to lie to the bakery to get her cake the way she wanted it and she smashed her hand in on of the sheet cakes they had made for her wedding screaming "I Want My Chocolate Cake!!" Believe me there are so many crazy people out there and many who are looking for a free ride when it comes to their weddings! Protect yourself!
post #19 of 57
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Originally Posted by cakesdivine

I didn't see a pic that had any people or a dog on the website (you might have already removed them)




The dog one is in the 'blog' section.
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post #20 of 57
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Originally Posted by veronica720

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Originally Posted by cakesdivine

I didn't see a pic that had any people or a dog on the website (you might have already removed them)




The dog one is in the 'blog' section.



Here you go.
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post #21 of 57
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Originally Posted by cakesdivine

I didn't see a pic that had any people or a dog on the website (you might have already removed them) Protect yourself!




Shnikers! I apologize for the people/distraction comment! I went back and looked again after reading cakesdivine's comment thinking, "I know I seen a photo with at least one human in the background!" icon_redface.gificon_redface.gificon_redface.gificon_redface.gif I had several tabs opened at the same time that I looked at your site wowweebee...the photo was of a cake uploaded on CC and in between posting and editing my post to add the comment on your site, I must've clicked on that other tab... icon_redface.gificon_redface.gificon_redface.gificon_redface.gif I apologize for the mistake!

The comment on the pricing tab was what I was referring to...I'm not cheap....
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post #22 of 57
Well, the dog's legs look cute, but it's true he shouldn't be in the picture! As I was looking as him napping, I noticed what also looks like a bucket of fondant on the floor. The health dept. here doesn't like that, and has rules about storing things off of the floor. It's unlikely that anyone would see that, but if the FL health dept. was to come knocking and you have stuff stored like that it could be worse for you if they have similar requirements.

I know you were probably just using it while decorating the cake, I'm just saying.

Sorry if you feel a little beat up by these comments, but we're a good group to run this kind of thing by, since you can learn from our collective list of things we know not to do! icon_smile.gif
post #23 of 57
with photoshop, you can just crop the dog and the surrounding background out of the pic and still have the pic of the work in progress.

I LUV the crop feature of photoshop! thumbs_up.gif
post #24 of 57
a few impressions from a non-seller (and business communication instructor):

I'd take out "My cakes are more like art than cake" on the Pricing and FAQ sections. I know what you're trying to say, but it kind of reads like: "My cakes will look awesome, but they might taste like sawdust. But whatever, they look AWESOME!" If I'm paying $9-19 a slice, I want cake that is cake (sweet yummy goodness). icon_biggrin.gif

Actually, I'd cut that entire paragraph, as I think someone else suggested. It's jarringly negative, and the next paragraph: "Each cake I create is one-of-a-kind..." basically does what you want it to (explaining that your cakes are pricier than Costco's) in a much more positive fashion, which meshes better with the overall tone. Same for the FAQ, where you basically repeat the same section.

I also co-sign on the concerns that the homepage has way too much on it and the cakes should be front and center with your stories coming later. I skimmed it. The stories are fun, but they take a while to wade through, and if I'm looking at bakeries online, I'm probably trying to do a fast comparison shop, so I want basic cake info first.

Under "Some important information": What do you mean that you only do cakes for people you enjoy being with? How can you determine whether or not you'll like working with me? Do we have to hang out first? Cake dating?

What's the range for "local" delivery?

Under "do you make cupcakes...": perhaps I might rearrange, again to focus on what you CAN do: "My focus is on creating unique, amazing cakes that make my clients and my guests gasp and say 'wowwee!' every time they order for me. Therefore, I do not offer cupcakes, petit fours, or cookies."

Tastings: I think you don't have to explain why you prefer not to do them on weekends. This is your business, you dictate your availability. It seems sufficient to say "most appts are...Tues-Thurs." Having the explanation there makes it seem like maybe you could be available if I call about the right Friday. That way, if you do happen to want to allow a Friday tasting to someone, it seems like you're being extra accomodating rather than they twisted your arm...but maybe I'm overthinking it.

Overall--I like it! It's cute and fun, and your excitement about cakes comes through. I really like the blog, and how you show the process without giving it all away.

kdbobo, who wonders why she can't edit her own writing as closely as she can other people's
post #25 of 57
Just curious....every cake in your portfolio sells for at least $250?
post #26 of 57
kdbobo is absolutely right...Always highlight the postive and not the negative.
post #27 of 57
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Originally Posted by wc

Just curious....every cake in your portfolio sells for at least $250?



I was wondering the same thing...
post #28 of 57
Interesting how she asked advice and never came back, isn't it?
post #29 of 57
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Originally Posted by OfficerMorgan

Interesting how she asked advice and never came back, isn't it?




I thought the same thing, maybe she was offended or something
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post #30 of 57
I was thinking she may have been offended too...

She's a newbie so she might not know that the business forum is also known as the "Big Girl Panties" forum, so she didn't come prepared for the opinions icon_biggrin.gif

Anyhow, I hope she doesn't stay gone. Most of the time when someone asks for an opinion on a website, they really want to know, so I thought she did too. It's not like opinions on cakes where you know they really only mean compliments.
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