New Website

Business By sweeteats0919 Updated 4 Apr 2011 , 12:19pm by sweeteats0919

sweeteats0919 Posted 1 Apr 2011 , 11:54am
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I just finished my new website. Please let me know what you think of it. (Please be nice I did the whole thing myself without any knowledge of what I was doing). Also, anyone who is good at grammar please let me know if I need to add commas or I spelled anything wrong. Thanks

www.sweeteatscakes.com

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sweeteats0919 Posted 1 Apr 2011 , 11:57am
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Oh also I had a photgrapher take most of the photos for the website so anything that says coming soon is because I am waiting to get the pictures back. All other photos are from my own collection.

indydebi Posted 1 Apr 2011 , 12:12pm
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Excellent home page! Really catches the eye and a great choice of pics for a home page. However, I had to go deeper into your site to realize you are advertising dummy cakes and these are not real cakes. It was one of those "ohhhhhhh.........! moments. Perhaps that concept should be on the home page?

On the "How it works" page, I'd change the wording from "more than a bride can afford" to "more than a bride can expect". Sounds less negative.

Even tho' you indicate your are in the Maryland area on the FAQ page, I'd also list it on the Contact Us page only because most people expect to see this info on the Contact page.

crisseyann Posted 1 Apr 2011 , 12:24pm
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Just scanning through, I noticed "piece" of mind should be "peace" of mind.

sweeteats0919 Posted 1 Apr 2011 , 12:25pm
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Thnka you so much for the advice! I will make some updates.

Jody130 Posted 1 Apr 2011 , 12:39pm
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Your site looks good, and if i read thru it correctly, u actually do not provide anything edible at all????

sweetaudrey Posted 1 Apr 2011 , 12:44pm
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I love your website. It's very nice and organized.

I also have to comment on your display/profile picture (not on your website, but the one here on cake central that appears underneath your name). I've been envolved in animal rescue in some form/way since I was 10 years old. I love all dogs, but honestly, my favorite breed is a german shepherd. And that picture of yours is simply adorable!!! LOVE IT! icon_biggrin.gif Just had to tell you that. Sorry it was off topic lol. icon_smile.gificon_wink.gif

sweeteats0919 Posted 1 Apr 2011 , 12:59pm
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@Jody130 No I do not provide anything edible. In Maryland and especially in my county it is very hard to start a bakery and I just don't have the funds to do it right now. This is a way for me to share my love of cake decorating and hopefully down the road I will be able to open a bakery.

@sweetaudrey Thank you we love our baby girl and support the local German Shepherd rescues in our area. We love all dogs!

sweeteats0919 Posted 1 Apr 2011 , 1:02pm
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Most of the pictures filed under past designs are real cakes that I have made for families and friends. However everything that i will be offering to the public will be fake.

sweetaudrey Posted 1 Apr 2011 , 1:05pm
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Originally Posted by sweeteats0919

@Jody130 No I do not provide anything edible. In Maryland and especially in my county it is very hard to start a bakery and I just don't have the funds to do it right now. This is a way for me to share my love of cake decorating and hopefully down the road I will be able to open a bakery.

@sweetaudrey Thank you we love our baby girl and support the local German Shepherd rescues in our area. We love all dogs!




I've got two rescues of my own. My baby girl is a GSD mix. I had a purebred in my care for a while (kinda like a foster situation until there was space for him in rescue). He was my other baby and I miss him bunches. Your baby is adorable. I love the look on her face! icon_lol.gif

sweeteats0919 Posted 1 Apr 2011 , 1:13pm
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I know we are off topic but oh well! We are thinking about fostering but I fear we will end up with a bunch of dogs. (we have two already only one gs) I always love how she always looks like she is smiling icon_smile.gif brings a smile to my face

SammieB Posted 1 Apr 2011 , 1:20pm
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Looks great! Front page though: "cake of their dreams" instead of there. Seriously nice work! icon_smile.gif

sweetaudrey Posted 1 Apr 2011 , 1:22pm
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Originally Posted by sweeteats0919

I know we are off topic but oh well! We are thinking about fostering but I fear we will end up with a bunch of dogs. (we have two already only one gs) I always love how she always looks like she is smiling icon_smile.gif brings a smile to my face




If you specify to a rescue that you can only handle one foster dog at a time they will work with you. They are in the best interest of the dog and so they want to make sure you can only handle what you can, if that makes sense. icon_smile.gif Fosters are ALWAYS needed so you should deffinitely inquire about it. thumbs_up.gif

Mimi209 Posted 1 Apr 2011 , 1:22pm
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I was just looking at your website. You did a great job on it. I noticed on the "Welcome to Sweet Eats Cakes" section that you have written "We can work with every client to make sure they have the cake of there dreams without exhausting their budget!"
Cake of there dreams, should be cake of their dreams. Great job on your website.

sweetaudrey Posted 1 Apr 2011 , 1:24pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sweeteats0919

I know we are off topic but oh well! We are thinking about fostering but I fear we will end up with a bunch of dogs. (we have two already only one gs) I always love how she always looks like she is smiling icon_smile.gif brings a smile to my face




If you specify to a rescue that you can only handle one foster dog at a time they will work with you. They are in the best interest of the dog and so they want to make sure you can only handle what you can, if that makes sense. icon_smile.gif Fosters are ALWAYS needed so you should deffinitely inquire about it. thumbs_up.gif

mamabaer Posted 1 Apr 2011 , 1:55pm
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on the how it works-
1)bullet point for cost should say sheet cakes not sheets cakes

2)bullet point for transport should say than real cakes instead of then real cakes.

on design options

1) approve the design of your cake and secure your date

FAQ page
1) Sure! For an additional fee you can keep your cake! (Starts at $200)
2) Sure, no problem! We can sit down with you and draw up some sketches to create your dream wedding cake.
3)No, we do not provide any of the sheet cakes. You must provide your own, but we will happily give you our bakery recommendations.
4)We will, however, make edible sugar flowers to adorn your cake.
5)Yes, to secure the event date, Sweet Eats Cakes LLC will decline other cake rentals.
6)The date of the event is considered booked upon receipt of a non-refundable deposit equal to 30% of the total-including value of the cake, delivery charges, and equipment rentals.
7)If the Client cancels the order for any reason, save the death of client or of an immediate family member (parent, sibling, grandparent, children), these conditions apply:

About us
1) masterpieces instead of master pieces
2) this sentence doesn't make sense. Not sure what you meant. "She strives to make her work are true pieces of edible art."

I think that's it. Sorry! I know I was picky, but if it was my website I would want every little thing right! I think this is a fantastic idea, by the way. I can't be legal here in IL (unless they pass the cottage law that was introduced!) so this intrigues me! I could do something like this without having a commercial kitchen! icon_smile.gif Great idea! (don't worry! I'm not stealing it, I just like it!)

good luck!

sweeteats0919 Posted 1 Apr 2011 , 3:20pm
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Thank you everyone for all of your help esp mamabaer. It is hard to see what is wrong when you are reading it yourself. You are welcome to "steal" the idea since I know I am not the first person to do this! icon_smile.gif

jason_kraft Posted 1 Apr 2011 , 6:22pm
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Great site! Just a quick comment from a usability perspective...people tend to start at the top of a page and read downward, so I recommend moving your navigation links from the very top and giving them a background, since they tend to get lost. I would also include a really obvious button on the home page to guide the visitor to the next page (probably "How it works").

lorieleann Posted 1 Apr 2011 , 6:29pm
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Your site looks usable and easy to get around- Good Job!

I have to second the confusion that you only do display cakes...especially with the word "Eats" in the name of your business! I think a tag line to describe this from the get go would really help out.

adventuregal Posted 1 Apr 2011 , 6:48pm
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I think the site looks good...also very interesting idea...never heard of that around here before. icon_smile.gif

sweeteats0919 Posted 1 Apr 2011 , 6:52pm
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Thank you for your comments. I did consider changing the name of my business when I decided to do rentals. I have owned the domain name now for many years since I orginally wanted to start a bakery. I am not sure how to make it more clear that we rent cakes since my tagline is custom cake and supply rentals. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

jason_kraft Posted 1 Apr 2011 , 7:02pm
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Originally Posted by sweeteats0919

I am not sure how to make it more clear that we rent cakes since my tagline is custom cake and supply rentals. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.



My first impression from your tagline is that you make custom cakes (the edible variety), and you also rent supplies. Changing it to something like "we rent custom display cakes and supplies" might help clarify the tagline.

I was thinking of recommending "non-edible", "dummies", or "styrofoam" instead of "display", but to me those terms all have negative connotations.

CWR41 Posted 1 Apr 2011 , 8:08pm
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Originally Posted by sweeteats0919

Also, anyone who is good at grammar please let me know if I need to add commas or I spelled anything wrong.




Looks great! HTH...

Sweet Eats Cakes LLC
Sweet Eats Cakes, LLC

How It Works:
Styrofoam
styrofoam

Within each display cake there is
Within each display cake, there is

After the cake cutting the display
After the cake cutting, the display

sheets cakes
sheet cakes

is much less then
is much less than

having a custom made cake
having a custom-made cake

to transport then real cakes and do
to transport than real cakes, and do

five tiered cake but
five-tiered cake, but

If you rent a display cake you
If you rent a display cake, you

have a dessert bar but
have a dessert bar, but

If you rent a display cake you can have the cake for pictures but
If you rent a display cake, you can have the cake for pictures, but

in one piece looking exactly
in one piece--looking exactly
(If youd like to use the long dash, use the Alt key plus 0151.)

Peace of Mind-
(Hyphen is bold, others are not. Id recommend using the long dash on all, instead of the hyphens.)

Design Options:
(pre-designed)
3 tiered cakes start
Three-tiered cakes start

with $50 dollars for each
with $50 for each
(Redundant to use $ with dollars.)

through email/ phone
through email/phone

(custom design)
3 tiered cakes start
Three-tiered cakes start

with $50 dollars for each
with $50 for each
(Redundant to use $ with dollars.)

starting at $200 dollars.
starting at $200.
(Redundant to use $ with dollars.)

on complexity of design
on complexity of design.
(Add period for consistency.)

Gallery:
(Past Designs)

no longer available for rent but
no longer available for rent, but

Wedding Cakes:
Your Invited
Youre Invited
Wedding Cake made to
Wedding cake made to

Summer Garden Party
Floral garden themed wedding
Floral garden-themed wedding

Bows and Lace
brides dress.
brides dress.

Retro Chic
brides style.
brides style.

Lavendar Love
Lavender Love
bridesmaids dresses.
bridesmaids dresses.

Well-Dressed
Modern two tiered cake
Modern two-tiered cake

Celebration Cakes:
Sweet Tiki
Tiki themed bridal shower
Tiki-themed bridal shower

Groovy
surf, sand and his VW.
surf, sand, and his VW.

Krakin Attackin
Krakin Attackin
Grooms cake
Grooms cake
who loved the movies
who loved the movie
Pirates of the Caribbean
Pirates of the Caribbean.
(Add period for consistency.)
(Id make the movie title italic or in quotes.)
(If referring to all Pirates of the Caribbean movies, reword it to:
Grooms cake for a groom who loved the Pirates of the Caribbean movies.)

Make a Splash
Rockfich grooms cake
Rockfish grooms cake

Big Game
Grooms cake
Grooms cake

Psychedelic
Beatles themed grooms cake.
Beatles-themed grooms cake.

Cruising
Birthday day cake
Birthday cake

The Game of Life
for a man turing 60.
for a man turning 60.

Falling for You
for a birthday
for a birthday.
(Add period for consistency.)

301
Cake for a jewlery lauch
Cake for a jewelry launch

Childrens Cakes:
Mad Hatter
for a mad hatter themed party.
for a Mad Hatter-themed party.

Mouse
Mickey themed first birthday
Mickey-themed first birthday

Strawberry
Strawberry Shortcake themed cake for a little girls birthday.
Strawberry Shortcake-themed cake for a little girls birthday.

Bright and Bold
birthday cake
birthday cake.
(Add period for consistency.)

Under the Sea
UNder the Sea themed
Under the Sea-themed

Party Time
Monkey themed first birthday.
Monkey-themed first birthday.

Dessert Tables:
These are dessert tables set-ups
These are dessert table set-ups

Mad Hatter
Mad Hatter themed dessert table.
Mad Hatter-themed dessert table.
Mad Hatter-themed dessert table. (Two times.)

Fall in Love
Fall themed dessert table.
Fall-themed dessert table.
Fall-themed dessert table. (Two times.)

Ringing in the New Year
New Years themed dessert table.
New Years-themed dessert table.
New Years-themed dessert table.
New Years-themed dessert table. (Three times.)

Have a Blue (crab) Christmas
Maryland Christmas themes dessert table. (notice the s in themed.)
Maryland Christmas-themed dessert table.
Maryland Christmas-themed dessert table.
Maryland Christmas-themed dessert table. (Three times.)

FAQ:
Sure! For additional fee you
Sure! For an additional fee, you

We like to have about 3 months notice
We like to have about three-months notice

to book a custom cake and
to book a custom cake, and

and 1 month notice
and one-month notice

We can provide rush orders if
We can provide rush orders, if

It will be marked and I
It will be marked, and I

No, you(the client)
No, you (the client)

If I want to change the border or flower color is
If I want to change the border or flower color, is

considered custom and therefore require
considered custom, and, therefore, requires

over the top design
over-the-top design

We will however make
We will, however, make

30% of the total- including value of the cake, delivery charges, and equipment rentals.
(Use long dash after total, or:
total (including value of the cake, delivery charges, and equipment rentals).

refund/ cancellation
refund/cancellation

If the Client
If the client (Exception on legal document or contract.)

About Us:
Since a very young age Samantha
Since a very young age, Samantha

Now over 20 years later she
Now, over 20 years later, she

degree in Science and Business and began
degree in Science and Business, and began

At the same time she decided she needed a new hobby, after
At the same time, she decided she needed a new hobby. After

on television she decided
on television, she decided

it a shot and hasnt
it a shot, and hasnt

knack for construction; Samantha
knack for construction, Samantha

truly one of a kind cakes for all events.
truly one-of-a-kind cakes for all events.

Testimonials:
very original. everyone
very original. Everyone

The tiffany bag
The Tiffany bag

I want to Thank you
I want to thank you

at Laura s shower
at Lauras shower

Everyone and I mean everyone kept
Everyone, and I mean everyone, kept
(The second everyone in quotes, should be underlined, bold, or italic. Im not going to try to find it to edit in this CC format!)

to work with, to think
to work with. To think

To think I never saw your work and never met you, and I could not be more pleased with the whole experience from the first time I spoke with you to the time you personally delivered the cake

To think, I never saw your work and never met you, I could not be more pleased with the whole experience--from the first time I spoke with you, to the time you personally delivered the cake.
(Notice the additional commas, deleted and, -- or dash, and the period.)

some other request for you contact info
some other requests for your contact info

get a chance please send
get a chance, please send

Contact:
Send us an email cakes@
Send us an email to cakes@ (or)
Send us an email: cakes@

Contact us by phone 410
Contact us by phone: 410

Sweet Eats Cakes LLC
Sweet Eats Cakes, LLC

(I havent read your blog, except for half of the first page. Let me know if youd like me to proofread it, or if blogs arent suppose to be correct or professional.)

(I really dont understand why it seems that blogs about business arent the best that they can be. Do you think its because its accidental, intentional, the customary trend, or nobody cares anymore? All comments are welcome, if anyone has an opinion. Feel free to PM your comments about this, or Ill start a new thread if I get lots of responses.)

(Here are some things I noticed so far)

Blog:
Westminster MD
Westminster, MD

Lastly, I pretty cake
Lastly, a pretty cake

Oldie but Goodies:
First up we
First up, we

free range
free-range

design so
design, so

Next we have
Next, we have

my cousins
my cousins

Next up another
Next up, another

on this cake they looked
on this cake. They looked (or)
on this cake--they looked

party.The guys wife
party. The guys wife

exactly and we
exactly, and we

to write happy birthday
to write Happy Birthday

crisseyann Posted 1 Apr 2011 , 9:19pm
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Wow, CWR! Awesome job helping this person out. You went above and beyond! Nice job. icon_smile.gif

sweeteats0919 Posted 1 Apr 2011 , 9:52pm
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Thank you so much! You are awesome!

sweeteats0919 Posted 1 Apr 2011 , 9:57pm
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This is why I love this site, so many helpful people!

CWR41 Posted 2 Apr 2011 , 1:09am
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I just wanted to say that I received the nicest PM from the OP, and it's awesome to know when help is truly appreciated!

indydebi Posted 2 Apr 2011 , 4:21am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jason_kraft

Quote:
Originally Posted by sweeteats0919

I am not sure how to make it more clear that we rent cakes since my tagline is custom cake and supply rentals. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.


My first impression from your tagline is that you make custom cakes (the edible variety), and you also rent supplies.


That's what I thought, too.

scp1127 Posted 2 Apr 2011 , 4:39am
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Best wishes on your new venture, fellow Marylander! I would put your location on the first page, then list your delivery area. Also, your proximity to Baltimore and Annapolis. One of our homes is on Kent Island, outside of Annapolis, across the Bay Bridge, not too far from you, but I had not heard of Aberdeen. You are close to some bigger cities (with money) and you should capitalize on that.

nancyg Posted 2 Apr 2011 , 5:35am
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Are your pictures real cakes or dummies. Amd if they are dummies, how did you get dummies for these shapes...

thanks....and by the way. I think the website is great.

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