Dear Indydebi.....

Decorating By keonicakes Updated 14 Sep 2007 , 11:14am by LadyMike

beachcakes Posted 28 Aug 2007 , 11:59pm
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Oh my gosh! I think this is a great idea! I look forward to reading indydebi's posts!! icon_smile.gif I appreciate all the help she's given me!

OhMyGanache Posted 29 Aug 2007 , 12:04am
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Indydebi: Solving the world's problems one cake at a time. icon_biggrin.gif

OhMyGoodies Posted 29 Aug 2007 , 12:09am
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Maybe someone should direct Jackie and Heath to this thread icon_wink.gif

Granpam Posted 29 Aug 2007 , 12:14am
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Add me to the Indydebi fan club I too love reading her posts. She is always ready and willing with advice and answers.

ribbitfroggie Posted 29 Aug 2007 , 4:30am
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I just wanted to chime in to say that I am in Inydebi's fan club as well. She always has such a great personality that shows through in her posts, and I LOVE to read whatever it is that she has to say. I do have to say though that I since have found a new respect for her after reading her posts on the "Help me stand up to my mother" thread. I truly found someone that understands and can explain what I feel in my heart! Love ya Inydebi!

Momof4luvscakes Posted 29 Aug 2007 , 4:42am
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I love Indydebi!!!! She has graciously helped me with many "catering" questions. That is my new job now along with my cake business. She answers almost immediately. It is like having a consultant. Way to go Debi!!!!

Carson Posted 29 Aug 2007 , 4:44am
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Great! I think Indy is our own little CC celebrity!

Side note to Indy: Thank you for always being so willing to help answer endless questions! You always happily answer mine even if I ask something that has been asked a million times!

Lorendabug Posted 29 Aug 2007 , 5:01am
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I have not been on here long, but Indydebi YOU ROCK! I was having a hard time with a situation at work, like a fool I was questioning myself. I thought what would Indydebi do? And I had my answer. I love reading her replies/posts. icon_biggrin.gif

GI Posted 29 Aug 2007 , 5:25am
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icon_surprised.gif Aaack! Lost the thread.... gasp!!

That was close.

Thank you Ms IndyDeb, Cake Queen Goddess, for all your stuff you do here on CC! thumbs_up.gif

Ya know, If I ever get to fly all over the place, I won't be going to Hawaii or California or some smancy-fancy places that are all touristy and such...I'll be coming to check out the shops of The Cake Queen Goddess' such as yourself! hee hee

(oops, not to sound like a paparazzi or anything...now dang it..where did I leave my telephoto lense at!)

Aimeestrange Posted 29 Aug 2007 , 5:48am
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Indydebi is the greatest!!! Every time I read her comments, I laugh so hard that I just about pee myself!!!

cakemomne Posted 29 Aug 2007 , 3:27pm
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Speaking of celebrity, I wonder if we could all band together and nominate her for a Food Network challange???

RRGibson Posted 29 Aug 2007 , 3:39pm
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I agree! I wasn't here long before I realized that Debi is definitely one of the go to people! She is such a shrewd business woman, and I love it!! Want to be like you when I grow up Debi!

Michele25 Posted 29 Aug 2007 , 3:41pm
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Debi, I also enjoy your posts so much!!! You have so much common sense and such a good head for business--wish I could hire you to be my mentor and personal advisor! You have helped me so many times and I just wanted to say thanks. Love, love, love the idea of "Ask Indydebi....."!!!! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

fabfour Posted 29 Aug 2007 , 6:40pm
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You all have my vote!!!

Don't know how many times I'll be telling DH a story about a thread on here and HE will ask "what did indydebi say?" thumbs_up.gif

Just want to tell Debi thank you for all your help that you have ever given me. Didn't matter what it was little or big you gave your wonderful advice.

When I grow up I wanna be just like her! icon_biggrin.gif

Missy

indydebi Posted 29 Aug 2007 , 6:41pm
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Originally Posted by cakemomne

Speaking of celebrity, I wonder if we could all band together and nominate her for a Food Network challange???



The only way I'd stand a chance on that is if they give points for being cantankerous!! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

apclassicwed Posted 29 Aug 2007 , 7:13pm
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I'm all for the Ask IndyDebi board ! I admire Debi's straightfoward, shoot from the hip attitiude and the fact that she's not using her ability to downgrade or make others feel like crap! Debi, You're A ROCK STAR!!

kansaslaura Posted 29 Aug 2007 , 7:28pm
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Originally Posted by indydebi

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Originally Posted by keonicakes

Someone on here, can't remember her name has an avitar of a mean old lady getting ready to beat someone with a rolling pin.



That would be kansaslaura, who is one of MY favorite people on here!




I'm not worthy! I'm not worthy!

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*pokes indy* I don't know about you, but I'd fancy a tiara if I were you...

indydebi Posted 29 Aug 2007 , 7:33pm
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Originally Posted by kansaslaura

*pokes indy* I don't know about you, but I'd fancy a tiara if I were you...




Ummmm.... I already have my own tiara from when I won a "Mrs." beauty pageant at the age of 32. but that was also about 75 lbs ago!!!! icon_lol.gif

My favorite story about the pageant: The chic who came in second was 5 years younger, 4 inches taller and 15 lbs lighter. But you know what it means when you come in second??


It means YOU LOST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!!!!! icon_twisted.gif

debster Posted 29 Aug 2007 , 7:35pm
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I have to say I'm laughing here as usual. Laughter does good like a medicine, so thanks for the perscription. Hahahahahah oh and the help at times too!!!!!!

kansaslaura Posted 29 Aug 2007 , 7:36pm
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*stands back shaking her head watching indy shamlessly doing the
Nanner nanner nannnnnnnnnnnnnner dance.*




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kansaslaura Posted 29 Aug 2007 , 7:38pm
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Originally Posted by indydebi

Quote:
Originally Posted by kansaslaura

*pokes indy* I don't know about you, but I'd fancy a tiara if I were you...



Ummmm.... I already have my own tiara from when I won a "Mrs." beauty pageant at the age of 32. but that was also about 75 lbs ago!!!! icon_lol.gif

My favorite story about the pageant: The chic who came in second was 5 years younger, 4 inches taller and 15 lbs lighter. But you know what it means when you come in second??


It means YOU LOST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!!!!! icon_twisted.gif




Forgive me, I'm a little slow on the upbeat today.

Beat that chic eh?? Did ya stuff yer bra with buttercream???

cococakes Posted 29 Aug 2007 , 8:04pm
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In the short time that I've been on CC - Indydebi is definitely the one to go to for all answers. She like the Coach or QB on the team. Definitely her fan. thumbs_up.gif

indydebi Posted 29 Aug 2007 , 8:10pm
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Originally Posted by kansaslaura

Beat that chic eh?? Did ya stuff yer bra with buttercream???




Not quite. But I did buy my first girdle for that pageant (because I thought I was fat ..... god I'd KILL to be that "fat" again!). I also didn't want to wear my big 'ole bug glasses and I didn't have contacts back then, so I did the whole pageant without glasses .... and I am blind as a freakin' bat! So when I had to walk to the edge of the stage and back, I just KNEW I'd miss the edge and fall head first into the first row! Not a good way to impress the judges!! icon_eek.gif

barbara-ann Posted 29 Aug 2007 , 9:04pm
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Indydebi,

I was just wondering how you got started in the catering business and how long have you been catering?

Barbara

barbara-ann Posted 29 Aug 2007 , 9:05pm
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Indydebi,

I was just wondering how you got started in the catering business and how long have you been catering?

Barbara

indydebi Posted 29 Aug 2007 , 11:27pm
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Originally Posted by barbara-ann

Indydebi,

I was just wondering how you got started in the catering business and how long have you been catering?

Barbara




20-some years ago, I offered a good friend: "If you let me practice on you, I'll do the food for your wedding."

It was very simple....all finger foods: veggie trays, fruits, mini ham and turkey sandwiches. Looking back, I really had some nerve calling myself a "caterer".

When I say I've done this off and on for 20+ years, it's because I "shut down" the business for awhile. I still did cakes once in a while. But you know .... divorce, marriage, kids .... kinda crimps your style a little! icon_rolleyes.gif

A few years ago, we resurrected the biz and just started doing "real" food - hot foods like you see on my menus. My daughter had worked in a cafeteria in high school and she showed me a few tricks of the trade in high volume food prep and food transport. I've always loved to cook and to entertain. Simple as it sounds, we "just did it" (as Nike would say). I researched other caterers websites to see what kind of menus they had (why re-invent the wheel?).

I contacted Sysco, GFS, and other suppliers. I observed other caterers on events when I did the cake-only and picked up some tips from them. I learned from the caterers who were happy to share their knowledge and experiences with me, and because of that I've tried to do the same .... sharing what I've learned with others who are coming up behind me. It's part of how I 'give back'.

I've learned SO MUCH from this site and all of the very talented, smart and knowledgeable people on here. It's part of why I'm so wordy (so see? If you're sick of hearing from me, then it's all y'all's fault for being so helpful to me when I first found you!) icon_lol.gif

It just snowballed. I am constantly amazed at how fast this had grown and exploded and I am always grateful and never take it for granted.

I cant' go into it now, but a new opportunity has practically fallen in my lap in the last few weeks and we are working on a new venture that is very promising. I hope (!) to be able to share some very good news with everyone very soon on this.

I honestly believe that we have been very blessed because I dont' chase every dollar, but I chase every bride's dream to have a nice reception. I give back, I share. As blessed as I've been, I believe God would be very upset with me if I didn't share my blessings with others.

I am very fortunate to be able to make a living doing something I absolutely love.

My secret ingredient is the love and the passion!! thumbs_up.gif

Michele25 Posted 29 Aug 2007 , 11:41pm
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Good for you, Debi!!!!!!!! So happy to hear your business is a success and we'll keep our fingers crossed for you that your new venture-in-the-works pans out too!!! You definitely deserve and have earned every bit of your success!!! thumbs_up.gif

kpcrash Posted 30 Aug 2007 , 12:49am
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yea debi!!! what's your potential new venture called? cantankerous cuisine? icon_smile.gif BEST OF LUCK!!!!

indydebi Posted 30 Aug 2007 , 12:58am
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Originally Posted by kpcrash

yea debi!!! what's your potential new venture called? cantankerous cuisine? icon_smile.gif BEST OF LUCK!!!!



icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif We'll run that one past the marketing committee!!!

KateWatson Posted 30 Aug 2007 , 2:59am
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Dear IndyDeb:


I just dropped my completly frosted 26" quadraangle shaped cake decorated like the Taj Mahal and the Dumbo ride at Disneyland on the kitchen floor at 4:00 AM!! What should I do? Grab a fork? Please help me!

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