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post #16 of 133
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I was not referring to grocery store bakers. I was referring to the factory workers who mass produce thousands of cakes to ship out all over the country. The tiered cake was 1 8" layer and a 6" layer. That may be reasonable in some areas but not here. Even the bakery said it would normally be $80 but was double because it was on short notice
post #17 of 133
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Originally Posted by BatterUpCake View Post

I was not referring to grocery store bakers. I was referring to the factory workers who mass produce thousands of cakes to ship out all over the country. The tiered cake was 1 8" layer and a 6" layer. That may be reasonable in some areas but not here. Even the bakery said it would normally be $80 but was double because it was on short notice

So literally, an 8" single layer, meaning about 2 inches high, with a 2" high 6" layer on top? Really? That's the oddest tiered cake I've ever heard of. Do you mean perhaps an 8" tier with a 6" tier on top? Both being about 4" tall at least?

post #18 of 133

I agree with everything other people have said. Keep your website businesslike.

post #19 of 133

it doesn't matter who you were referring to. i'm sure a factory worker would be offended also. bottom line, it's insulting and unprofessional and will most likely turn away customers.

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post #20 of 133
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All feedback and constructive criticism are appreciated and I will make appropriate changes. After 20 years in the Navy I can be a little brash and rough around the edges without realizing it. That is why I came here for advice. Luckily it also made me thick skinned because some can be a little harsh. I realize some small cakes are well worth $200-300 but as it was kindly pointed out to me I am not at that skill level with my amateur star pointed cakes, so that is not the clientele I expect to attract. Not everyone can afford $200 for a 2 year old birthday party. I don't feel I am devaluing the costs of those bakers in that skill level. If someone comes to me for a cake like that I would refer them to a baker equipped to handle it. I apologize if I offended anyone and will make the changes. To those that complimented my Grandaughter thank you!
post #21 of 133
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No AZ, her odd cake was a 3" high 8" round bottom tier with a 3"h 6 round top tier. It was for a small informal family party
post #22 of 133

Yep, good luck with your business and your site.

post #23 of 133

I also meant to add that I think it would be good to keep the same font throughout the website. It feels kind of jumbled when it's different on different pages.

post #24 of 133
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Jason good call on an order form. Marshy, I am working on putting together a pricing page. Would you suggest putting a serving chart up there? I have seen some pages have it and some don't. Thank you both for you help
post #25 of 133

Sorry if I was a bit harsh, it is not my intention to ever degrade or tell someone they suck. That statement though just really bothered me. And it doesn't matter what the cake looked like or how many it served. That decorator determined an appropriate price for her product, and your statement is exactly what most of us fight against hearing from uninformed customers when we quote a price. It's unusual for another decorator to say something like that, let alone insinuate to her potential customers that pricing like that is out of line. Do you understand what I am getting at? "Yeah, thank you, that pricing is ridiculous, thankfully we can come to you where we won't get ripped off! Glad we found your site, can I order a cake now?"

post #26 of 133

my suggestion for the grocery store vs custom cake section, if you decide to even keep it. is a table. keep it vague, simple and for the most part positive.

 

 

 

 

exampletable.docx 17k .docx file
Hey everybody! Check out google.com ! This is clearly an attempt to direct traffic onto that site and away from cake central. Because everyone knows you can only have one browser open!
Hey everybody! Check out google.com ! This is clearly an attempt to direct traffic onto that site and away from cake central. Because everyone knows you can only have one browser open!
post #27 of 133
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I understand. This is the reason I posted here....to get get feedback from experts. I know I am inexperienced and need help. That is why I spend so much time here. I plan to make changes and appreciate you taking the time to apologize. I do not like to offend people but sometime I don't know what's offensive if I do not ask.
post #28 of 133
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Originally Posted by kaylawaylalayla View Post

my suggestion for the grocery store vs custom cake section, if you decide to even keep it. is a table. keep it vague, simple and for the most part positive.




exampletable.docx 17k .docx file
post #29 of 133
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I will probably just lose that. I put a link to a blogger that discusses that very thing
post #30 of 133
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Some changes have been made. Any other feedback? Anyone? lol

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