Website Suggestions?

Decorating By CBMom Updated 15 Jun 2010 , 7:05pm by CBMom

CBMom Posted 14 Jun 2010 , 11:54pm
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Is it ok to ask for some help with my website?

I feel like I can't look at it anymore! LOL

Just need some fresh eyes, spell check, suggestions, serving size checking, and price suggestions.

I do have more photos for the gallery, and am removing the one at the bottom with the person in it.

Mods, please remove if not appropriate to ask icon_smile.gif

Thanks!

9 replies
mayo2222 Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 12:07am
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Its definitely okay. Can you please post the hyperlink so we can try and help?

CBMom Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 12:10am
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Thanks Matt icon_smile.gif

OK, here goes...I'm really nervous to show you guys though!!!

http://aceilidhcake.weebly.com/

Seriously, feeling a little ill icon_redface.gif

Please be kind! LOL!!! icon_biggrin.gif

mayo2222 Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 12:38am
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Its a nice siteicon_smile.gif

Just a couple suggestions right off the bat.

1. Possibly remove the drop down under the Home tab and form a new tab as normally people associate that with the homepage and don't expect more options under it.

2. I would combine your fillings, favours, and frosting into one page instead of multiple pages as it allows customers to see the different combinations without having to flip between multiple pages

3. On the home page, move "Ciad Mille Failte, A Thousand Welcomes!" up to the top of the page under A CeilidhCake or the photo and into smaller font and a different colour (or remove all together). It just doesn't seem to belong where it is currently.

Don't mean to offend, but only offer help based on my point of view. No reason to get sick over the page though icon_smile.gif

BeanCountingBaker Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 12:38am
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Maybe try some bullets where you list the occasions for your cakes.

By the way -- Great line about greeting cards

kimbordeaux Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 12:38am
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CBMom,
I'm an out of work web designer and think you did a good job on overall design. Color choice is great, color but not in your face. I like the dropdown menu in navigation bar. Once suggestion is simplify. Overwhelming your vistors and confusing them may lead them away from site. If you need any help PM me and I will try.

~Kim

mayo2222 Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 12:42am
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Another suggestion would be to replace the photo of the flowers with one of a cake, possibly a close up. Your a cake shop, not a florist so people need to know exactly that by just your home page. The first thing people will look at is the pictures and (hopefully) then the words. So if you have a picture of a cake that will really wow them right away and keep people interested I think that is what I would use.

CWR41 Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 10:59am
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Love the first line! (my favorite!) Love your humor too! It's written very well, and I can appreciate all the time you spent creating it. I realize that you probably know how to spell the name of your own business, but it's different throughout so please don't worry about the places that I've pointed it out if it really isn't a concern of yours.

Also, I'm a little loopy right now, so sorry if I missed anything... I forgot to go to bed and the sun came up an hour ago! Hope this helps:

Home
(entire page shouldnt be centeredchange to left alignment)

Long before cakes were aced, bossed, challenged or ultimate! the
Long before cakes were Aced, Bossed, Challenged, or Ultimate, the
the team here at A CeilidhCake
the team here at A Ceilidh Cake (not consistent, sometimes used with the space and sometimes not)

the team here at A CeilidhCake were designing
the team here at A Ceilidh Cake was designing (keyword the team was)

and creating cakes for ceilidhs
and creating cakes for Ceilidhs

celtic for celebrations -big and small.
Celtic for celebrations - big and small.


Weddings, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Retirements, Showers, Christenings, Engagements,
Weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, retirements, showers, christenings, engagements,


A CelidhCake is more than a cake, its a Celebration!
A Celidh Cake is more than a cake, its a celebration!


Contact us here in beautiful Cape Breton, NS
Contact us in beautiful Cape Breton, NS

for your very own CeilidhCake
for your very own Ceilidh Cake.

Contact (if we dont point to Home, wed never see the Contact and Gallery pages.)
(I think the center alignment is fine for this page because there are no sentences, just short lines with the bullets (or asterisks).

Contact A CeilidhCake...heres how
Contact A Ceilidh Cake... heres how

A CeilidhCake
A Ceilidh Cake

PO Box 11
P.O. Box 11

Gallery
(this page is too hard to read with overuse of the ellipsis, and no spaces between so many words)

Oh, so lovely...5 tiers...with layers and layers of Chocolate and FrenchVanilla CeilidhCake Flavours, and a MudslideCream Filling. All covered in OurHomeMade Champagne coloured Fondant, and Pearl Fondant accents, silk flowers and butterflies...Cheers!

Oh, so lovely, five tiers with layers and layers of chocolate and French vanilla Ceilidh Cake flavours, and a mudslide cream filling. All covered in our homemade champagne-coloured fondant, pearl fondant accents, silk flowers, and butterflies... Cheers!

And the Bride wore Red Shoes...and danced all night! 4 tiers, FrenchVanilla and ChocolateFudge Marble CeilidhCake Flavour...Chocolate Ganache Cream Filling...Topped with OurHomeMade Fondant, Red Ribbon, Sparkles, and HandMade Chocolate Hearts...

The bride wore red shoes, and danced all night! Four tiers, French vanilla and chocolate fudge marble Ceilidh Cake flavour, chocolate ganache cream filling topped with our homemade fondant, red ribbon, sparkles, and handmade chocolate hearts.

Showers of pink flowers....1 tier...4 layers of ChocolateKahluaDream CeilidhCake...topped with OurBestButterCream FrenchVanilla, in pale pink and white...black and pale pink ribbons, with twinkling cake sparkles...

Showers of pink flowers. One tier... four layers (You call it a tier. Are you sure its one 4 tall tier before slicing it into multiple layers? It looks like it might be one 2 tall layer that may be sliced into four layers. Typically, a tier consists of two 2 tall layers or the equivalent. Its obviously not a four layer cake... it would be 8 tall. If its one single layer sliced, this is a tough one to describe, but Id say something like One layer (sliced into four) of chocolate..., A single layer (sliced into four) of chocolate..., or you might consider stating the approximate height something like Four 1/2 thick layers of....)

A single layer (sliced into four) of chocolate Kahlua dream Ceilidh Cake flavour topped with our

OurBestButterCream FrenchVanilla, in pale pink and white...
our French vanilla (insert: white or ivory) buttercream with pink flowers,

black and pale pink ribbons, with twinkling cake sparkles...
black and pale pink ribbons, and twinkling cake sparkles.

Cute is a Four Legged TV Friend
Cute is a Four-Legged TV Friend

Gluten free, egg free, moist and delicious chocolate cake...
Gluten-free, egg-free, moist and delicious chocolate cake.

1 tier, 2 layers....HandMade chocolate dog, with OurBestButterCream Milk Chocolate Frosting.
One tier, two layers with our best milk chocolate frosting and a handmade chocolate dog.

CeilidhCake Flavours (extra space before Ceilidh)
Ceilidh Cake flavours

Mmmmm, CeilidhCake Flavours...where to start?
Mmmmm, Ceilidh Cake flavours... where to start?

Time and taste tested favourites:
Time- and taste-tested favourites:
or: Time-tested and taste-tested favourites:

Tye Dye (Vanilla flavour) in Rainbow or Pastel colours
Tie Dye (Vanilla flavour) in rainbow or pastel colours


Family Recipe Book! (okay if thats the title of your book, otherwise, see below)
family recipe book!

CeilidhCake Fillings
Ceilidh Cake Fillings


That little bit of oh! surprise in the middle of your Ceilidh Cake.
That little bit of oh surprise in the middle of your Ceilidh Cake.


Your filling can be that our BestButterCream,
Your filling can be our best buttercream,

one of our HomeMade CustardCreams, or one of our FavouriteFruitCreams.
one of our homemade custard creams, or one of our favourite fruit creams.



HomeMade CustardCreams
Homemade Custard Creams


FavouriteFruitCreams
Favourite Fruit Creams


Creamy Confection of sugar, eggs, and pure delight - all in your very own Ceilidh Cake!
creamy confection of sugar, eggs, and pure delight - all in your very own Ceilidh Cake!


CeilidhCake Frostings
Ceilidh Cake Frostings

Do you want a smooth finished look for your Ceilidh Cake?
Do you want a smooth, finished look for your Ceilidh Cake?


Then OurHomeMadeFondant is your choice.
Then our homemade fondant is your choice.


A favourite of Brides and Grooms,
A favourite of brides and grooms,


Tinted in a rainbow of colours, from the Palest of Pinks, the Moodiest of Blues, the Barneyest of Purple, to lovely Classic White, your colour choices have only your imagination as the limit for your CeilidhCake.

Tinted in a rainbow of colours from the palest of pinks, the moodiest of blues, the Barneyest of purple, to lovely classic white, your colour choices have only your imagination as the limit for your Ceilidh Cake.

Of course, you can add OurHomeMadeFondant sculpted into flowers, bows or other whimsical shapes and figures to complement your CeilidhCake design of choice.

Of course, you can add our homemade fondant sculpted into flowers, bows, or other whimsical shapes and figures to complement your Ceilidh Cake design of choice.


OurBestButterCream...
Our Best Buttercream...


combines with your CeilidhCake choice?
combines with your Ceilidh Cake choice?


CeilidhCake Dainty Delights
Ceilidh Cake Dainty Delights


favourite cake flavour, topped with OurBestButterCream, swirled and perched on top.
favourite cake flavour topped with our best buttercream swirled and perched on top.


sparkly decorations, wrappers, and match them up to your custom Ceilidh Cake.
sparkly decorations, or wrappers, and match them up to your custom Ceilidh Cake.


Celidh CupCakes and a Cuppa Tea,
One for You, and one for Me!

Celidh cupcakes and a cup of tea,
one for you, and one for me!


CeilidhCake Cuppies
Ceilidh Cake Cuppies


...perfect Traditional size cupcakes, just for one!
...perfect traditional size cupcakes, just for one!

Or two, if you can find someone willing to share!
(Or two, if you can find someone willing to share!)


sink-your-teeth-in-cant-have-just-one of your favourite cake flavours,
sink-your-teeth-in, cant-have-just-one of your favourite cake flavours,
or: sink your teeth in, cant have just one of your favourite cake flavours,

OurBestButterCream, swirled and perched on top.
our best buttercream swirled and perched on top.


fondant accents, other sparkly decorations, wrappers, and match them up to your custom Ceilidh Cake.
fondant accents, other sparkly decorations, or wrappers, and match them up to your custom Ceilidh Cake.


Celidh Cuppies and a Cuppa Tea,
One for You, and one for Me!

Celidh cuppies and a cup of tea,
one for you, and one for me!


Wedding Cake Pricing
All prices are for:
2 layer Round CelidhCake in each tier
Two-layer round Celidh Cake in each tier

Filled with OurBestButterCream Filling
Filled with our best buttercream filling

Frosted with OurBestButterCream Frosting
Frosted with our best buttercream frosting

All prices are for: (Also, Id add bullets below)
Two-layer round Celidh Cake in each tier
Filled with our best buttercream filling
Frosted with our best buttercream frosting

For all CeilidhCakes, you will receive a no-obligation quote.
For all Ceilidh Cakes, you will receive a no-obligation quote.


Our CelidhCake Weddings season fills quickly.
Our Celidh Cake wedding season fills quickly.

(Question: What if Id like a cake to serve an amount of guests between 90 and 175, or somewhere between 175 and 275? Can I order a 6 x 10 x 14? Do you offer 16 cakes if Id prefer a 16 x 12 x 8 for instance? Just curious because youll probably get those types of questions from wedding couples.)

Styrofoam Show Cakes for rental or purchase are available.
Styrofoam show cakes for rental or purchase are available.

CeilidhCake Occasions
Ceilidh Cake Occasions

(Id underline the first line of each paragraph below to help separate each choice, or make it bold if the underscore interferes with the commas on your three-tier choice.)
8" Round CeilidhCake
2 Layers, 1 tier
OurBestButterCream Filling and Frosting
HomeMade Fondant Accents
Serves 15-20 ...... $55
8" Round Ceilidh Cake
2 Layers, 1 tier
Our best buttercream filling and frosting
Homemade fondant accents
Serves 15-20 ...... $55

10" Round CeilidhCake
2 layer, 1 tier
OurBestButterCream Filling and Frosting
HomeMade Fondant Accents
Serves 20-25 ...... $75
10" Round Ceilidh Cake
2 layers, 1 tier (notice layers is plural now... to be consistent with the rest.)
Our best buttercream filling and frosting
Homemade fondant accents
Serves 20-25 ...... $75

6" and 9" Round CeilidhCake
2 layers in each of 2 tiers
OurBestButterCream Filling and Frosting
HomeMade Fondant Accents
Serves 30-40 ...... $130
6" and 9" Round Ceilidh Cake
2 layers in each of 2 tiers
Our best buttercream filling and frosting
Homemade fondant accents
Serves 30-40 ...... $130

6", 8", 10" Round CeilidhCake
2 layers in each of 3 tiers
OurBestButterCream Filling
HomeMadeFondant Frosting
HomeMade Fondant Accents
Serves 50 ...... $300
6", 8", 10" Round Ceilidh Cake
2 layers in each of 3 tiers
Our best buttercream filling
Homemade fondant frosting
Homemade fondant accents
Serves 50 ...... $300

8" Round CeilidhCake
2 layers, 1 tier
OurBestButterCream Filling
HomeMadeFondant Frosting
HomeMade Fondant Accents
Serves 15-20 ...... $75
8" Round Ceilidh Cake
2 layers, 1 tier
Our best buttercream filling
Homemade fondant frosting
Homemade fondant accents
Serves 15-20 ...... $75

(Question: I can only get a fondant covered cake in two size choices? The $75 choice & the $300 choice???)

What About...????
and must be pesticide free...Additional
and they must be pesticide free... Additional

Borage(must remove hairy sepals from center)
Borage (must remove hairy sepals from center)

Geraniu
Geranium



*Can A CeilidhCake use _______________ on my cake??
*Can A Ceilidh Cake use _______________ on my cake??

on your CeilidhCake. Items must be included on the CeilidhCake Order Form,
on your Ceilidh Cake. Items must be included on the Ceilidh Cake Order Form,



my CeilidhCake Wedding or Occasion cake?
my Ceilidh Cake Wedding or Occasion cake?

a 50% non-refundable deposit,
a 50% nonrefundable deposit, (this compound word is also a word)

prior to scheduled CeilidhCake delivery,
prior to scheduled Ceilidh Cake delivery,

one-of-a-kind CeilidhCake.
one-of-a-kind Ceilidh Cake.

We accept cash, money orders, personal cheques with additional time to clear.
We accept cash, money orders, and personal cheques with additional time to clear.

If you wish to use a credit card, we must pass on the percentage charge fees to you.
If you wish to use a credit card, we must pass-on the percentage charge fees to you.
or make it clearer (if this is legal in Canada) we must include the additional percentage charge fees to you.


We do not allow pick ups, due to various transportation issues with cakes.
We do not allow pick ups, due to various transportation issues with cakes.


*What about peanut-free, nut-free, gluten-free, egg-free cakes?
*What about peanut-free, nut-free, gluten-free, and/or egg-free cakes?

We in no way can guarantee that any of our products are allergen free or safe.
We in no way can guarantee that any of our products are allergen free or safe.
or In no way can we guarantee that any of our products are allergen free or safe.

Our products may contain, or have come in contact with any or all types of allergens.
Our products may contain, or have come in contact with any or all types of, allergens.

repsonsibility
responsibility

We at A CeilidhCake
We at A Ceilidh Cake


Candle holders?...et cetera...that I can use?
Candle holders, etc., that I can use? (etc. now prevails)


A CeilidhCake cake is an individual creation
A Ceilidh Cake cake is an individual creation


What time will my cake be delivered and set up?

and if your CeilidhCake is fully paid for
and if your Ceilidh Cake is fully paid for

When your CeilidhCake is delivered
When your Ceilidh Cake is delivered

and A CeilidhCake is no longer responsible.
and A Ceilidh Cake is no longer responsible.

A CeilidhCake will no longer be held
A Ceilidh Cake will no longer be held

moving the cake and or cake table, table failure, et cetera,
moving the cake and/or cake table, table failure, etc., (same as above)


CeilidhCake and pay your 50% non-refundable deposit,
Ceilidh Cake and pay your 50% nonrefundable deposit, (compound word is also a word)

Changes requested in the 14 day period prior to scheduled delivery
Changes requested within the 14-day period prior to scheduled delivery
or Changes requested during the 14-day period prior to scheduled delivery


Cancellation outside the 14 day period prior to scheduled delivery
Cancellation outside the 14-day period prior to scheduled delivery

forfeits the 50% non-refundable deposit.
forfeits the 50% nonrefundable deposit.

No monies are refunded within the 14 day period prior to scheduled delivery.
No monies are refunded within the 14-day period prior to scheduled delivery.

CeilidhCake Cuppies and Dainty Delights are subject to
Ceilidh Cake Cuppies and Dainty Delights are subject to

non-refundable payment in full at time of booking.
nonrefundable payment in full at time of booking.

7 days prior to scheduled delivery, additional cost is due immediately.
7 days prior to scheduled delivery, and additional cost is due immediately.
or 7 days prior to scheduled deliveryadditional cost is due immediately.

Give us a call, send us an email.
Give us a call, or send us an email.

CWR41 Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 6:55pm
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BTW, your last page "serving guide" under FAQs, is either blank or it won't load, so I didn't get to view it last night.

CBMom Posted 15 Jun 2010 , 7:05pm
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Oh my gosh - you guys are amazing!

Thanks so much icon_smile.gif

CWR41, thank you for your time - holy dyin'!
I will take your "loopy" proofreading skills over mine any day! icon_biggrin.gif

And you can get any kind of fondant cake you wanticon_wink.gif Just not listed yet icon_smile.gif

Kim, BeanCountingBaker and Matt - excellent suggestions, and will do those!

Not feeling ill anymore! LOL - thank you all for your support!

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