lori83179 Posted 3 Aug 2005 , 5:17pm
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Does anyone know of a place/web site where you can get free (or cheap) business cards that have a cake bakers theme on it?
I know vistaprint offers 250 free cards, but I searched through them and non are cake or bake related.

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letseatcake Posted 3 Aug 2005 , 5:25pm
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You can make your own very easy. Get business card sofware from like office depot or staples and you can buy business card paper and design your own. The software will also have card designs templetes you can just change the info and put your info. I make my own and I print out what I need. I've also made address labels and cake box labels with my business info. By doing them yourself you can change info if nessessary and you won't be stuck with a lot of cards you can't use.

Ivy

Misdawn Posted 3 Aug 2005 , 5:29pm
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You can get The Print Shop 20.0 for $19.99 at Wal-Mart or Best Buy. You can get card stock from office Depot for about $20.00 per reem. This should be enough paper for cards for years. (Ten cards per page.) It's a very simple program to learn (I taught myself.) And you can turn photos into pencil drawings (helpful for transfers), negatives, reversed images, etc. It's definitely worth the money!

momoftwogirls Posted 3 Aug 2005 , 5:30pm
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if you have word, you can use their templates too. Just buy the business card paper. the templetes are listed under the menu.. and you can go to microsoft.com and they will tell you how to do it.

meme Posted 3 Aug 2005 , 5:43pm
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It is interesting this was brought up because I was just talking to my hubby last night about how when I do a cake and send it in a white box there is no indication of where the cake came from so I am looking into doing labels for my boxes! I did play around and make a flyer but I think that would be tacky to attach to a box. I am thinking of maybe something pretty that will stand out like a gold or silver sticker.

lori83179 Posted 3 Aug 2005 , 6:20pm
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Thanks for the great suggestions! I do have word, so I'm going to try your ideas out!

I agree about the white boxes...my husband is the one that actually made me think to advertise on the boxes.

Thanks so much everyone!!

ntertayneme Posted 3 Aug 2005 , 6:25pm
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Most blank business card paper you buy will offer free templates to use on their websites.. I usually use those and import some clipart that I like on them then add my info, telephone numbers, website info .. really easy to do too .. good luck!

llj68 Posted 3 Aug 2005 , 6:28pm
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Just a quick word of warning re: business cards. Remember that in most states, unless you have a licensed kitchen, it is not exactly legal to advertise your home business.

Just food for thought and something to think about.

Lisa

Misdawn Posted 3 Aug 2005 , 6:34pm
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You can do labels on Print Shop too. I did labels and Silver stickers for my boxes. I did business cards, flyers. I did a CD of my photos and created labels to stick on the top of the CD with my logo and info on it. I can't imagine what I would do without this program!

Sugar Posted 3 Aug 2005 , 6:36pm
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Originally Posted by llj68

Just a quick word of warning re: business cards. Remember that in most states, unless you have a licensed kitchen, it is not exactly legal to advertise your home business.

Just food for thought and something to think about.

Lisa




Yes, this is true. Even if you don't advertise you can still get in trouble for selling cakes. One lady around here got a bride mad (she didn't like the cake), and the bride turned her into the state health department! The took everything she had. ALL her supplies. Everything. And she got a decent fine as well.

Cakeman66 Posted 3 Aug 2005 , 6:41pm

I agree with putting "advertising" on the boxes. I did that with my chocolate candies I made for a party, and put laminated cards with my logo/company name AND the content of the particular candy people were going to be eating, and got a few comments in the positive. Not to mention a few more jobs.

But I think you should research whether or not you need a license too.

meme Posted 3 Aug 2005 , 6:42pm

Personnally I am not looking into doing weddings from what I have read on this site it seems to nerve racking. I do not think I could handle the stress of a wedding cake I will stick to birthdays, holidays, special occasions excluding weddings. I think if I am to attempt a wedding cake it would only be for family.

delectablecakes Posted 3 Aug 2005 , 6:44pm

Good grief! What state are you in?

I got my business cards from VistaPrint. The free ones they offer don't have a good selection of cake logos however, if you design your own they have a huge galary of pictures to choose from. If you give me your email address I will scan you a copy of the ones I got from them.

lori83179 Posted 3 Aug 2005 , 7:57pm

my email is laefab@msn.com I've been to the vista print web site (i'm a consultant for home & garden party and I got 250 free business cards for that thru them and was impressed) and saw they didn't have much as far as cake decorations...that's why I was (am going to now) look into the other options/suggestions people have given.
I'm in Ohio.

Sugar Posted 3 Aug 2005 , 8:03pm
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Good grief! What state are you in?




From what I understand, most states are like this. They have pretty strict rules for selling food.

lori83179 Posted 3 Aug 2005 , 8:05pm

Where do you find out what rules each state has?

ntertayneme Posted 3 Aug 2005 , 8:07pm

Probably would start with the Department of Health website and look in there .. since they're the ones that have to inspect your facililty/home, I think that'd be a good place to start.

dtreats Posted 4 Aug 2005 , 1:26am

I get the best business cards from www.vista.com they are the best and very cheap. If you join they send specials every month. This month they had 250 business cards for free just pay shipping. I promise if you go into this website you will not order anywhere else.

momsandraven Posted 4 Aug 2005 , 2:57am

I designed my cards on Microsoft Publisher. It is one of my favorite programs! A little pricey, but worth it, IMHO. I can do just about anything with it, labels, cards, business cards, brochures, books, etc. Between Publisher, the internet, and a nice CD collection of clip art, the sky is the limit!! icon_smile.gif I agree with others here who have mentioned printing them out yourself as you need them. I also have a Xyron 900 (My hubby spoils me with toys!) and I like to laminate my business cards and apply magnet sheet to the back so people can keep my card handy on the frig for reference!

NottawaChelle Posted 4 Aug 2005 , 4:59pm

My absolute favourite programme is PrintMaster by Broderbund. Besides business cards, you can make brochures, envelopes, stickers, newsletters, and more. It is great for kids to use for their projects, too.

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