Haha, the people in question aren't even LOOKING at my website before "choosing" a flavor so the site's not really the problem
. That being said...
SanDiegoBeautifulCakes, sorry, your post might as well be Greek to me. Way too much and too technical information. I can't, nor do I want to, fire myself
. Thanks for going to so much trouble, though. My little business is just a step above a hobby for me so investing a lot of money into a website is out of the question. Unfortuately, I do agree with you about o Daddy but didn't realize it until I had already purchased. I will be making a change in April.
Pearl123, thanks for the feedback. My website is a work in progress and I'll keep your comments in mind
. When I have the time to get back to it, I'll be focusing on the cakes and flavors page.
WickedGoodies, that cake looks delicious! I have been thinking of that. It would mean baking (and eating) A LOT of sample cakes, though!
scp1127, good point about the expectations that bakeries and other establishments offer "off the menu" items. I hadn't really thought of that. One of my selling points is "tried and true" recipes, I have no desire to be frantically trying to perfect a recipe for a specific order. Not that I think that's what a baker of your caliber is doing, but we have seen plenty of those "I have an order for...and I need a recipe ASAP" posts! I'm a very good baker but I'm nowhere near your level and would be concerned about not being able to pull it off. Before I started selling cakes I agreed to make a gluten and dairy free cake for a friend's daughter and baked 3 times and still was ashamed of the results. I know that's an extreme example but the experience did instill fear
jason_kraft, I appreciate your feedback. I'll also keep your comments in mind as I keep tweaking the site. Interesting, though, the mixed messages I've had...the amount of text is in response to advice telling me I didn't have enough text in it's previous incarnation. My limited writing and graphic experience has all been in print (newsletters, brochures, etc.) and it's hard to let go of what works in print to do a website. I am working on a new background that's not as busy and the fonts. Sadly, the font choices in Go Daddy are pretty limited.
Apti, love the cartoon! I do believe it hits the nail on the head.
BakingIrene, I think you nailed it, too, especially with your comment about the heads full of fantasy.
BTW, the customer in question ordered her Carrot Cake with Very Vanilla Buttercream
, which means she did ultimately read my menu, either on Facebook or the website!