Florida Bakers

Decorating By cassandrascakes Updated 8 Mar 2016 , 8:48pm by daltonam

cassandrascakes Posted 6 Sep 2006 , 3:57am
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Just wanted to make contact with some bakers in the surrounding areas. I am located in Madison, Florida, and wanted to talk to some local bakers about things specific to our area (hot weather, humidity, prices people expect, etc.) Hope to hear from some of you soon.

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eriksmom Posted 14 Sep 2006 , 7:11pm
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I don't know where Madison is, but I live in Merritt Island, a short distance from the Space Center. Would love to talk with someone in Florida. Details vary from state to state on alot of cake factors. I am so close to securing commercial kitchen space and getting my license. Having a "neighbor" to exchange ideas and info with would be very helpful. Feel free to pm me whenever!

newlywedws Posted 14 Sep 2006 , 7:28pm
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I'm not sure where Madison is, I live on MacDill AFB, which is in Tampa.

Mala Posted 14 Sep 2006 , 7:33pm
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Hi!!!I just move here in USA and not familiar w/ Florida yet, but I live here in Gainesville, Fl, I'm usually baking vegetarian and eggless cakes and sweets...Hope to know more of you guys...

keep smilingicon_surprised.gif)
mala

kris2005 Posted 14 Sep 2006 , 8:50pm
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I live in Miami (so far away from everyone else) and I bake for my immediate family hopefully I will start school in Jan and study culinary arts!!!!!

Beckalita Posted 14 Sep 2006 , 9:07pm
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Kris2005, I'm in North Miami - so I'm probably somewhat closer to you.....
I took the 3 Wilton courses in 1999 and have been selling cakes to friends & co-workers ever since. Most of my cakes are stored and served in the cool indoors, but if I'm warned that the cake is for an outdoor event where heat & humidity is a factor, I'll always recommend using fondant. My prices are somewhat higher than the grocery stores, slightly lower than specialty bakeries. HTH

peacockplace Posted 14 Sep 2006 , 9:51pm
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You probably won't find many people who know where Madison is... but we lived in Tallahasse for a while so I know it. Madison is most famous for it's I-10 seppd trap icon_lol.gif

lilmisscantbewrg Posted 14 Sep 2006 , 10:05pm
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HI there,

I'm in Carrabelle, Fl- It's 80 miles between Panama City and Perry on the coast. I would love to talk cakes with you..

Amy
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eriksmom Posted 14 Sep 2006 , 10:24pm
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Gee, I feel so all alone in the middle! That's ok. This is why someone invented a computer, and why our hero Jackie set up this web site.
I've had one outdoor cake, used colored bc, but it was supposed to be an ocean theme and when it got humid, the color "bled" and looked like water. So I didn't mind. But I'll keep the fondant tip in mind for next time.
BTW, I made my first successful batch of MMF yesterday. It is actually kinda yummy. At least I can serve it and not worry about hearing a bunch of "yucky" comments!

kaste28 Posted 14 Sep 2006 , 10:36pm
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HI! I live in Panama City, but I haven't been here very long, so I'm no help to anybody! I'd also like advice, tips, etc, on doing this in Florida.

daltonam Posted 15 Sep 2006 , 12:53am
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I KNOW WHERE MADISON IS icon_biggrin.gif --I'LL PM U icon_biggrin.gif

katskreations Posted 15 Sep 2006 , 1:57am
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Hi, I live in Clermont (about 35 minutes from disney). Don't know how much help I'd be, but it's great to see others from Florida!!!

cocorum21 Posted 15 Sep 2006 , 2:26am
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Hi I'm new to cake decorating as well as CC. I'm in Port Saint Lucie. I'd love to talk to others in the area as well.

lacie Posted 15 Sep 2006 , 2:35am
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so cool alot of floridins, im in Bonita Springs

RisqueBusiness Posted 15 Sep 2006 , 2:45am
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I'm in North Miami Beach also...close to Miami Beach and South Beach.

andiesweet Posted 15 Sep 2006 , 2:53am
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Hi I'm new to this site ( I LOVE IT) and new to cake decorating in general. I've been baking for awhile, now i can make things look good as well as taste good. Is anyone doing this as a business out of thier home? Is it leagal? Should i just do it and keep it quiet?

cassandrascakes Posted 15 Sep 2006 , 4:26am
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I'm so glad someone finally answered this post!!! Madison is far away from most of you, pretty much a hole in the wall. I moved here because I got married. I love my husband, but I'm not crazy about this town. The town I moved from was even smaller, so I guess I can't complain. My biggest thing is that it's hard when you do your best work, but can't get the money you deserve because of your area. I would love to hear from any of you!!!

daltonam Posted 15 Sep 2006 , 12:51pm
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now cassandra, i'm the one that lives in the hole--haha icon_biggrin.gif at least u have a Winn Dixie--all i have is a caution light icon_surprised.gif

ashianadotkom Posted 15 Sep 2006 , 4:39pm
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I will be in florida ( from cocoa to south miami) in a litlle over a month would be nice to meet up or so.
Cassandra i don't know where madison is sorry. I have lived in fort lauderdale before movingto houston.
Eriksmom i was in merritt island last year ...how do you like it there???
I know it's a small town so differnt than houston

cassandrascakes Posted 15 Sep 2006 , 4:52pm
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I don't really care for it here, but I'm OK. The town I came from was even smaller. The only thing that bothers me is that it's hard to price cakes around here. People are so used to going to Walmart and getting a cake, that they expect you to charge like they do. I do ok, I had 5 cake orders this week. Some weeks it's only one or two and occasionally I don't have any. All in all, it's a good place to raise children.

itsmylife Posted 15 Sep 2006 , 7:39pm
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I'm in Wesley Chapel (a few minutes north of Tampa). Nice to see a board full of hot, humid Floridians! icon_razz.gif

Denise

daltonam Posted 8 Mar 2016 , 8:48pm
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Has it really been almost 10 years??  I can't believe I've been doing cakes this long!!  Wow!

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