My Website!!!

Business By MerlotCook Updated 30 Jul 2009 , 4:23pm by BeeBoos-8599_

MerlotCook Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 12:47am
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So I went ahead and published it without a gallery for now. I'll work on cakes next week! Can I get some opinions on my website please!
www.CakeWalkWorland.com

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EatSomeCake Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 1:02am
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MerlotCook-
Just some suggestions:
1. Increase your save the date deposit to $100. $25 is just too low and the client will feel much more obligated to sealing the deal with final payments later on if they have more money invested(they won't think of going elsewhere if they find a better overall price)
2. I also think you should offer 3-5 flavor combinations of their choice, not yours. They may detest chocolate cake (an example)

Otherwise from what I see it's off to a wonderful start.

Good luck with your business adventure! I hope you have great success!

I'll try to critique later as it comes along...still working on my own web page too! Not licensed to sell cakes yet but soon!

Rylan Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 1:10am
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Looks nice. I don't have anything else to say other than the deposit. I suggest you use % instead of $xx.xx

Doug Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 1:15am
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one important suggestion:

convert your serving guide to a PDF file which is much more easily read by the majority of surfers.

currently you have a docx file. this will be unreadable by anyone who has the old version of Word which uses doc files and has not installed the converter.

to convert to PDF use one of the FREE pdf converters. You simply choose them as your printer and it prints to a pdf file.

the 3 that I use (ok so I like options!)

http://www.pdf995.com/

http://www.primopdf.com/

http://www.cutepdf.com/

the free versions work good enough, no need to upgrade to the paid versions.


otherwise a great start! looking forward to a gallery full of beautiful cakes!

JaimeAnn Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 1:18am
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I really like the clean simple easy to follow layout of your site. Nice Job!

The only problem I had was when I tried to view your serving guide link.
My computer did not recognize the format of the Doc. I am sure a lot of people have the program used to create it on thier computer and will be able to see it , But a lot will not.

MerlotCook Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 1:25am
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Thanks all! I did change the file to a PDF so hopefully it works better now. Thanks, Doug, I had no clue they were that easy to do!

BeeBoos-8599_ Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 2:39am
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I think I have a crush on Doug. Heheheheh. He is allways so helpfull and full of good info.

__Jamie__ Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 2:49am
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I would like to add, perhaps, it seems like you are telling them exactly what they are going to do at the tasting. Maybe leave out the (my choice) part and the you will choose a design. Just a thought. Seems a little "you will do this now or die!". Maybe it's just me. But I do love the site!

Makeitmemorable Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 12:58pm
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thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif Well done, it looks great!

Excellent flavour choice - how did you come up with the name for the business? It's great and unique.

I wish you every success

Cheers from Oz,

Kim cowboy.gif

Makeitmemorable Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 1:00pm
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thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif Well done, it looks great!

Excellent flavour choice - how did you come up with the name for the business? It's great and unique.

I wish you every success

Cheers from Oz,

Kim cowboy.gif

flourpowerMN Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 1:31pm
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Love the layout & design of your site. Very clean, easy to navigate, which is HUGE!

I'm going to echo (sort of) Jamie's comments...the first paragraph toward the bottom of the front page seems a tad harsh. The part about "don't expect grocery store prices" might be a turn off to potential customers. All of us here on CC understand that sentiment, but we're not your audience.

I think you can convey a similar sentiment with some different wording. Maybe you could talk about how long you've been designing cakes and also talk about the personal, individualized attention that you give to every client. That would resonate with me.

cindy1176 Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 2:25pm
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Very nice website and so easy to navigate...I know you will have much success!

JGMB Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 2:48pm
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I usually look for grammatical errors, but I only found 3 small ones:

Under "How do I save my top tier?", I'd add an "a" where it says, "I will make you (a) replica."

Under "Can you copy a cake design?", the word "it's" should be "its."

Under "Are all cakes the same price?", I'd put a hyphen in "budget-friendly."

Great web site, and I know you'll be a wonderful success!!! thumbs_up.gif

Doug Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 2:53pm
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ok...couldn't resist. possible edits (starting to get back in school mode --- NOOO icon_cry.gif vacation is almost over!)

Welcome to Cake Walk! Allow me to provide the perfect custom-designed cake for your wedding, birthday, anniversary or special occasion. My custom [or use unique] designs in many delicious flavors are made from scratch using only the highest quality ingredients. I look forward to working with you to create a culinary masterpiece for your occasion.

Custom designed and crafted cakes take many hours of planning, preparation, baking and decorating. As with any custom work, they are priced accordingly. The one-of-a-kind design and taste justify the difference!

For your wedding or anniversary cakes, you and three of your friends or family are invited to arrange a free cake consultation. You'll sample 3 different cake flavors and a variety of fillings and frostings. After the tasting, we'll discuss the design and flavors of your dream cake!

variant of last paragraph:

You and three of your friends or family are invited to arrange a free cake consultation for your wedding or anniversary cake. You'll sample 3 different cake flavors and a variety of fillings and frostings. After the tasting, we'll discuss the design and flavors of your dream cake!

MerlotCook Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 3:09pm
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Wow! Such great ideas on much needed changes! Thanks so much for the help and compliments! Next week is devoted to getting some pictures up!

flourpowerMN Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 4:12pm
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So Doug...do you design web content in addition to cakes? 'Cuz I'm calling you when it's website time for me.

BeeBoos-8599_ Posted 30 Jul 2009 , 4:23pm
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LMAO!

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