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post #16 of 51
Sounds like fun!

On the Kids' page, the two cupcakes are to TAKE (away) home, not bring. (That would be consistent with how you worded it on the Ladies' page.)

Good luck with your adventure!
post #17 of 51
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Originally Posted by FullHouse

Kara, I'm so not tech savvy it is pathetic. I do type my titles directly into the text box on the page layout. I'm not sure how to edit the tab, but I will make a note to research that and fix it (hopefully). Thank you for pointing that out. Right now, my website only comes up if I search for my URL, but not any other search.

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If you can get into the code from your template I can tell you where to put the head titles in. Poke around and see it you can, and let me know.
post #18 of 51
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One question, though. Is there a reason you do not provide the cookies for the Girls' Night cookie party? If I were a busy mom who didn't bake for a living, I'm not sure I would have the time or knowledge to make perfectly flat cookies for decorating. And I've never had those Pillsbury sugar cookies to bake flat enough..



I was thinking the same thing. My guess is that you'll get more people interested in this kind of party if you provide the cookies. icon_smile.gif
post #19 of 51
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Originally Posted by Navyempress


One question, though. Is there a reason you do not provide the cookies for the Girls' Night cookie party? If I were a busy mom who didn't bake for a living, I'm not sure I would have the time or knowledge to make perfectly flat cookies for decorating. And I've never had those Pillsbury sugar cookies to bake flat enough..



I was thinking the same thing. My guess is that you'll get more people interested in this kind of party if you provide the cookies. icon_smile.gif



Good point. Just a cookie tip, if you can't get them perfectly flat on the top (and who can), decorate the side that was against the pan. They're much easier to ice that way.
post #20 of 51
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Originally Posted by cakeythings1961

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Originally Posted by Navyempress


One question, though. Is there a reason you do not provide the cookies for the Girls' Night cookie party? If I were a busy mom who didn't bake for a living, I'm not sure I would have the time or knowledge to make perfectly flat cookies for decorating. And I've never had those Pillsbury sugar cookies to bake flat enough..



I was thinking the same thing. My guess is that you'll get more people interested in this kind of party if you provide the cookies. icon_smile.gif



Good point. Just a cookie tip, if you can't get them perfectly flat on the top (and who can), decorate the side that was against the pan. They're much easier to ice that way.



I don't usually have problems getting my cookies flat with the Cookie Craft recipe and it doesn't spread. But the average busy mom probably wouldn't have the time to make dough from scratch. If I worked outside of the home, I know I wouldn't either.

I remember a couple years ago, I decided to make cookies for Christmas for gifts from the family at the last minute and "cheated" and used Pillsbury. It was a pain to roll out and they puffed up in the middle. Even though I pushed them down after they came out, they were still so uneven. I never thought to use the backside, though. Good tip, costumeczar. Probably would have saved me from throwing out so many..

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Website: www.storybookbakery.com

Blog: http://storybookbakery.blogspot.com/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/storybookbakery 
Proud Development Rep & Sponsor of Virginia for Icing Smiles!

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post #21 of 51
Thread Starter 
Hmmm, for some reason I stopped getting notifications on this. Glad I checked back anyway.

I'm going to keep it that they provide the cookies for now and see how it works out. I can keep my pricing lower that way b/c they aren't paying for my time/ingredients. I actually am doing a cookie decorating party with my friends in a few weeks - I'm hosting at my house as a holiday get together for my close friends. I invited 10 with the instructions that they bring the cookies and all 10 RSVP'd yes. I was actually surprised, this time of year everyone is so busy I didn't think 10 people would be free the Sunday before Christmas but they are all so excited. Thanks for the tip about the decorating the backside, CostumeCzar, I'm sure it will come in handy.

CostumeCzar, thank you SO MUCH for offering to look at the code, you are incredibly generous. I will see if I can find it, I have no idea how to do that so I will be searching around the Apple forums this weekend to see if there is a way.
post #22 of 51
Thread Starter 
lcubed, thanks for catching that, I changed the wording. It's amazing how many times I proofread that and it never caught my eye. I think I tend to read how I meant things to be and don't notice how they are.
post #23 of 51
Congratulations on your new business!!! It is a great idea. I also have a children's party business but I specialize in dress up tea parties. I bring the party to you. I liked your idea and thought I could add it to my business. (I hope you dont mind icon_wink.gif ). I do have a few questions for you. Do you supply the cupcakes already baked, if so, do you have to have a liscensed kitchen to bake your cupcakes and cookies in? I'm in California which doesn't allow to sell out of your home. I provide desserts for my parties, but I purchase pre-made desserts. This would fit in perfectly with my theme parties. Thank you! icon_smile.gif
post #24 of 51
Are you asking for help with proofreading?
post #25 of 51
Thread Starter 
Pinkbutterfly: Don't mind at all. I do supply the cupcakes already baked. I am buying them and the icing wholesale from Sam's Club, it's actually cheaper for me (in terms of ingredients & labor) to just buy them from Sam's - $25 for 150 un-iced cupcakes, $30 for 28 lbs of buttercream. I got the idea when I was short on time so purchased un-iced cupcakes for my son's class to decorate, kids inhaled them all the same as if I baked. My son said he could tell the difference and likes mine better but still was happy to eat Sam's. They also case sell 5" rounds, 10" rounds and sheets. HTH.

CWR: I'm welcoming any and all advice on this. Business, web design, or stupid mistakes I missed during proofreading icon_smile.gif. TY.
post #26 of 51
Alrighty then thumbs_up.gif
I hope this is helpful...

-Making a multi tiered cake
-Making a multi-tiered cake

how it all began...
How it all began...

In 2007, my then, 5 year old son saw (if you delete what's between the commas, it doesn't make sense... it needs to be a complete sentence.)
In 2007, my (then) 5-year-old son saw (or)
In 2007, my (then 5-year-old) son saw

...that I took a few years ago
...that I took a few years ago.

The top of every page starts off with a CAP first letter of every word; Cake Decorating Parties, Birthday Party Packages, Ladies' Cake Decorating Parties, but "about Creations by Barbara, Ltd." doesn't, then Cake Gallery, and "testimonials" doesn't.

(testimonials section)
sugar-cookies
sugar cookies

Barbara was extremely organized, had all the
Barbara was extremely organized, and had all the

Royal Icing, it's uses
Royal Icing, its uses

(Marie I. section) use quotation marks like the others above.

(Preferred method of Contact section) "Email" and "Either" boxes change shapes after scrolling up or down (could be my screen).

Sorry I don't remember which page, but at least twice the page loaded with your address like this: (on two lines on the lefthand side of the page)
xxxxx.co
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post #27 of 51
Thread Starter 
Wow, CWR, thank you so much for taking the time to check so carefully. I fixed the grammatical errors, the check boxes on the contact form are set up from a website service that creates the HTML for the forms for me, that I can't change. It doesn't do that on my screen, but I'm learning that items on different browsers show up differently. Same situation with my address on 2 lines, fine on mine but I did expand those boxes since its getting cut off on yours. THANK YOU!!!!!!!
post #28 of 51
You're very welcome. Much success with your business!

Edited to add: I found it! It's on the "about us" page on the left where it says "Contact Us:", that's where it says...
xxxxx.co
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Do you see it too?
post #29 of 51
Full House: Thank you for the info. We have a Sam's Club in town, but I have never been. Is that wholesale to the public or because you have a business?
post #30 of 51
Could you offer to provide the baked cookies as an option with an upcharge? That way you could keep your package pricing low but still give an option to those who might be interested in the cookies but didn't want to bake them, and would be willing to pay extra for you to do the work.
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