Tell Me I'm Right Here!

Business By FlowerGirlMN Updated 28 Mar 2008 , 7:50pm by tonedna

FlowerGirlMN Posted 27 Mar 2008 , 11:52am
post #1 of 37

I was chatting with Indydebi last night.

I say that if she started consulting for cake businesses, she could probably just close up shop and be booked solid with Cake Central people hiring her to pick her brain on the biz.

She doesn't seem to think she has that kinda star power or something.

Back me up here guys! I know I'm right!!

36 replies
mommicakes Posted 27 Mar 2008 , 12:00pm
post #2 of 37

Let me tell you all something about Indydebi,

SHE IS ONE OF THE MOST AWESOME PEOPLE IN THE WORLD!!!
She shares everything that she has inside her brain, her business, her heart, and anything else she has. (like you all don't already know this)

STARPOWER HA, I DON'T THINK THERE REALLY IS A WORD TO DESCRIBE
HER.

All I know is that if I didn't read all of her information since I joined CC I wouldn't have the guts to actually do what I do now. I am attending my first BIG show (little compared to the others I've seen in threads but big to our area) I would not be doing this if I haven't taken everything that Indy has helped me learn and just say: "IT IS WHAT IT IS!!!!!!" icon_biggrin.gif

So for that, I am raising my icing bag to her, and giving her the golden KA for everything she does to help all of us!!!!


THANKS INDYDEBI FOR ALL YOUR WONDERFUL INFORMATION AND INSPIRATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thumbs_up.gif

Donna

Deana Posted 27 Mar 2008 , 12:41pm
post #3 of 37

I agree one hundred percent! The other night the boards were down and I desperately needed advice on how to write a proposal.. I actually pulled up cater it simple and contemplated emailing her from there to see what she had to say... she was honestly the first person I thought of to go to... (thank goodness I came to my senses and didn't bother her through work... )


Indydebi for President!

cocorum21 Posted 27 Mar 2008 , 1:07pm
post #4 of 37

I'm waiting for her E-Book!

mommicakes Posted 27 Mar 2008 , 1:16pm
post #5 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by cocorum21

I'm waiting for her E-Book!






ME TOOO!!!!!!!! thumbs_up.gif

MichelleM77 Posted 27 Mar 2008 , 1:43pm
post #6 of 37

Oh yes, she would be set for life! My hubby is tired of hearing "indy said this." I also go to her website a lot for information. Sometimes I read posts just to see what she had to say about it. She has experience where I'm just starting out, so I do take her opinion to heart on a lot of things. She is invaluable to CC! (among lots of other experienced CC'ers!) icon_smile.gif

smoore Posted 27 Mar 2008 , 1:49pm
post #7 of 37

Wait a minute, here ..... If I agree with you I would have to start paying the big bucks for her great advice .... Hmmmmm ....

No! Indy should keep doing what she's doing! icon_smile.gif Sure, she could do it ... but my selfish side doesn't want her to! icon_smile.gif

AJsGirl Posted 27 Mar 2008 , 1:50pm
post #8 of 37

I second the nomination for Indydebi for President! icon_biggrin.gif

SweetResults Posted 27 Mar 2008 , 1:50pm
post #9 of 37

I was up in the middle of the night the other night with a question I had for her LOL! Gonna have to go post it now that I remembered!

step0nmi Posted 27 Mar 2008 , 1:58pm
post #10 of 37

well, all I have to say is Indydebi doesn't see herself as a star! She has told me through emails that her son tells her to charge...but she won't. I think that's what makes her soo great! icon_biggrin.gif I know this for sure...all the info she passes on to us we will pass it on to others just like she did! No one should have to scramble for this type of information...I think that's also how she feels!

SEND her that email if CC is down! I did one day and boy was I glad I did! She helped me think things through on some business with a woman that had WAY to big of ideas and I didn't fit into the picture! She is so down to Earth that I can't stand it! icon_lol.gif

We love you Indydebi!!!! icon_biggrin.gifthumbs_up.gif

grama_j Posted 27 Mar 2008 , 1:58pm
post #11 of 37

She has helped and encouaged me so many times.... sometimes one on one, others just by reading her posts.......... Her love and generosity for her fellow man is unbounded...... WE LOVE YOU INDYDEBI! princess.gifthumbs_up.gif

CakeMommyTX Posted 27 Mar 2008 , 2:00pm
post #12 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by MichelleM77

Oh yes, she would be set for life! My hubby is tired of hearing "indy said this." I also go to her website a lot for information. Sometimes I read posts just to see what she had to say about it. She has experience where I'm just starting out, so I do take her opinion to heart on a lot of things. She is invaluable to CC! (among lots of other experienced CC'ers!) icon_smile.gif





Thats too funny, I say that to my hubby all the time!

All I know is everytime I see that she has posted a response in a forum I click on it to read it. Even if it does'nt apply to me it usaually turns out to be something helpful, that I could use later down the line.

tyty Posted 27 Mar 2008 , 2:06pm
post #13 of 37

If I want advice or a good laugh it's Indydebi. I just love to read what she has to say. So I think you are correct in saying she could just be a consultant. I always tell my fellow cakers what Indydebi says. I can't wait till I get to meet her in person. I better hurry!

Kiddiekakes Posted 27 Mar 2008 , 2:07pm
post #14 of 37

Here Here to Indydebi!!! I too agree she is a very valuable asset to CC and others!! I have benefitted many times from her cake and life lesson wisdom!!!

OhMyGoodies Posted 27 Mar 2008 , 2:09pm
post #15 of 37

I turn to Debi first with all my needs, questions, problems EVERYTHING! lol Sometimes not even cake related! lol She's a wonderful woman and a great friend even from hundreds of miles away lol.

I too am waiting on her to write a book on all her knowledge for us cakers and will fight for a chance to get a signed copy icon_wink.gif might even kill for it so watch out person in front icon_razz.gif (jokin obviously)

I live for the day I might meet her and wish with everything in me that her bratty nephew would change his wedding date so her and her lovely husband can come to mine instead lol.

I love you Debi! You are my inspiration! When I grow up I want to be just like you! lol

jammjenks Posted 27 Mar 2008 , 2:11pm
post #16 of 37

I just wanted to add that a couple of months ago I did a wedding cake:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1183169.html

Indydebi posted a comment and I was thrilled! It meant more to me that she liked the cake than the bride liking it. That sounds crazy to "cake civilians" but I'm sure you CCers understand!

Echoing previous comments....thanks Indydebi for all you do to help people like me!

baker2699 Posted 27 Mar 2008 , 2:13pm
post #17 of 37

I agree 100% she has saved my back side from near disaster more than once! Thanks Indy from one Hoosier to another.

CakeMommyTX Posted 27 Mar 2008 , 2:23pm
post #18 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by jammjenks

I just wanted to add that a couple of months ago I did a wedding cake:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1183169.html

Indydebi posted a comment and I was thrilled! It meant more to me that she liked the cake than the bride liking it. That sounds crazy to "cake civilians" but I'm sure you CCers understand!

Echoing previous comments....thanks Indydebi for all you do to help people like me!





I totally understand what you mean, I got a comment from her and a ran to show my husband that Indydebi commented on my cake!!!!
I also did the same thing when I got a comment from Melvira and Doug, there are so many helpful talented people on CC that I look up to!
They should all get together and write a book, a chapter (or 2) of helpful info from each!

MichelleM77 Posted 27 Mar 2008 , 2:25pm
post #19 of 37

We drove to Colorado for my sister's wedding back in July and on our way home as we were driving through Indianapolis, I wanted to pull over somewhere and look up her shop so that I could meet her! LOL! "Hi, I'm a dorky cake central member and I just want to shake your hand." icon_smile.gif

step0nmi Posted 27 Mar 2008 , 2:27pm
post #20 of 37

jammjenks & yourstrulytx- uhhh YEAH! I just recently got one from her a month or so ago and I was like FREAKIN' out! icon_eek.gif My husband was like "What?!" and I just couldn't believe the really nice thing she had said! I am in the same boat as you guys! icon_wink.gif

travelingcakeplate Posted 27 Mar 2008 , 2:44pm
post #21 of 37

You know, I just told my husband about her catering site, because he is interested in catering.

Also, the other day, I was thinking that she should write a book, make a video or something.

I respect her even though we have never met. She is wonderful, knowledgeable and open. She believes in others and seems trust worthy.

Thanks for being so down to earth Debi!


tcp

yummymummy Posted 27 Mar 2008 , 4:21pm
post #22 of 37

3 Cheers to IndyDebi! Her talent is amazing, but her humble spirit is what makes her truly special! She offers everything she is and has to us CCer's on a platter, and w/ a frank wit says.."this is how it is". Thanks to you, IndyDebi, for your wisdom, panache, and talent. A marvelous combination of flavors that make up such a great recipe in you! thumbs_up.gificon_smile.gif

Pamela

Jenn2179 Posted 27 Mar 2008 , 4:32pm
post #23 of 37

Debi is awesome. Has given me so much advide. I was so excited to be able to return the favor to her a little while ago. Thanks Debi!!!!!!!!!!!

lovetofrost Posted 27 Mar 2008 , 4:34pm
post #24 of 37

I agree with the other comments. I am very new to cc and am learning alot. It seems that in almost every forum I've looked at or posted. She has added her advice and really helped out. She probably could start a consultation business with all of us newbies. Thanks.

all4cake Posted 27 Mar 2008 , 4:52pm
post #25 of 37

I, too, look forward to seeing IndyDebi's response on threads. She has a wealth of helpful information and gives advice that may not at first be what the poster wanted to hear but rings honest and sincere and, in the end the OP and other posters and readers are ever so grateful she commented!

Thank you IndyDebi for being a member and being so generous with your wisdom.

indydebi Posted 28 Mar 2008 , 1:43am
post #26 of 37

Well, a couple of PM's and emails alerted me to this thread.....!

You guys just make me cry! icon_cry.gificon_biggrin.gif

I don't even know where to begin. You need to understand that all I do is share my "been there done that" stories. It's no biggie ... I'm just old with lots of experience under my belt! icon_biggrin.gif

You are way too generous. The things I learned from YOU folks ..... the new skills I've dared to try, the time saver tips (a cookie scoop for filling cupcake pans really IS faster!!!), things I've never heard of and I'm now "experienced" with them .... FBCT, Luster Dusts, heck I was even brave enough to do the dowel-down-the-center thing! icon_surprised.gif The list goes on forever.

All I do is give back. That's all it is. Just giving back.

Now.....hubby says I have to tell you all that you are making his life miserable when you say this stuff, and he is making me add the following comments:

"You people are killing me. ....! Well, Iâve seen her bake a frozen pizza WITHOUT pre-heating the oven! icon_surprised.gif Now what do you think of her??? And besides, how good can she be when she doesnât worship Rachael Ray??? icon_confused.gif

Sincerely â Mr. Indy Debi"


By the way, in case you can't tell, he's a BIG fan of Ms. Ray! icon_confused.gif

I just love you guys. I really do. thumbs_up.gif

moxey2000 Posted 28 Mar 2008 , 1:57am
post #27 of 37

I haven't been on CC in a couple of days so just saw this thread. I'm hopping on the band wagon with this one! When I start reading a thread I know that eventually I'll come to "the voice of reason and experience". She doesn't just comment, she backs it up with explanation and makes everything make sense.

You deserve all the praise and kudos, IndyDebi thumbs_up.gif . I especially like your 'business' advice, about pricing, how to deal with customers, how to do things better than other bakeries....the list goes on.

Cheers!

Sweettooth1120 Posted 28 Mar 2008 , 2:00am
post #28 of 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by indydebi

Now.....hubby says I have to tell you all that you are making his life miserable when you say this stuff, and he is making me add the following comments:

"You people are killing me. ....! Well, Iâve seen her bake a frozen pizza WITHOUT pre-heating the oven! icon_surprised.gif Now what do you think of her??? And besides, how good can she be when she doesnât worship Rachael Ray??? icon_confused.gif

Sincerely â Mr. Indy Debi"

thumbs_up.gif




You are making me fall out of my chair laughing Mr. Debi-

On a serious note, Debi, thank you so much for all you do. Its funny cause I will read a post where someone had a rough customer and my first thought is "ooh cant wait to see what smarta$$ reply Debi would have, or see how Debi would handle that." And there are many other times I was stumped and couldnt figure something out and you kindly guided me through my situation. You truly are the Cake Goddess and I thank you for lending your stories and experiences for the rest of us to share and grow on.

FlowerGirlMN Posted 28 Mar 2008 , 12:01pm
post #29 of 37

So Debi.. to sum it up:

You're all kinds of awesome...

BUT

*I* was right!!!

mommicakes Posted 28 Mar 2008 , 12:08pm
post #30 of 37

icon_surprised.gif OMG Debi, you must tell Mr. Indy Debi that (to use your words)



"IT IS WHAT IT IS"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! icon_wink.gif
Also let him know that, we don't hold it against him that he is a Rachel Ray groupie. Nothing wrong with that!


We truly appreciate everything you contribute to help us all out. We kind of look up to you as the cake guru (at least I do!) icon_smile.gif


THANX!!!!

Donna

Quote by @%username% on %date%

%body%