1St Cake Order! Should Customer Sign A Waiver???

Business By APCakes Updated 5 Jul 2005 , 7:50pm by KayDay

APCakes Posted 25 Jun 2005 , 1:23am
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I've got my first wedding cake order coming up - a friend of mine wants me to do a wedding cake for her sister in law! Oh boy!
Only problem is, I haven't started the legalities yet to be a licensed home bakery. I am planning on doing it, but I'm not sure if we are moving this summer or not, and I want to wait and see.
SO.... has anyone out there had their clients sign a waiver or release form, acknowledging that you are just a home baker and releasing you from all legal responsibility? I would just like to cover my tail as much as possible while I'm in this limbo period.


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APCakes Posted 25 Jun 2005 , 1:56am
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p.s. And if you have a sample form I could look at, that would be GREAT! icon_smile.gif

antonia74 Posted 4 Jul 2005 , 6:11pm
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I have an excellent legal contract which you can see. It covers everything really clearly and easily in 2 pages.

If anyone else want a peak, I can email it to you privately...just PM me.

(I can't seem to attach it here like a photo, but I will email it to you from my hotmail account instead.)

KayDay Posted 5 Jul 2005 , 4:29am
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I wouldl ike to see, please.

JoAnnB Posted 5 Jul 2005 , 7:48pm
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You cannot have a customer sign a waiver that accepts an illegal transaction. Unless you are licensed, you are on your own.

If something goes wrong, you have no legal protection.


KayDay Posted 5 Jul 2005 , 7:50pm
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Thats sort of what I was thinking, if you are not a licensed baker ...a homemade contract is most likely not legal nor binding.

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