Wow!...the Deal I Received (Long)

Decorating By sdrper Updated 28 Aug 2008 , 12:37am by liapsim

sdrper Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 2:06pm
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I just had to share this with all of you. I have been doing the research to starting a home bakery in Arkansas and my husband & I decided that when the time was right things would fall into place....Well I guess the time is right.
I was taking with a guy that works for the same place as I do and we were talking about what we did over the weekend and I mentioned that I decorated a cake for my friend's birthday. He stated " Hey you need to talk to my sister-in-law she closed down her bakery last year (he thougth) and has all of her "junk" stored in my brothers shop and he wants it cleaned out". I couldn't believe it. He gave me her phone number and I called her. He was right. She closed her bakery when the Wal-Mart supercenter with a bakery came to their town. She thought she would lose business and not be able to keep it open and also she was just baked out. We talked several times and she e-mailed me a couple of list of what she had. I couldn't believe how much stuff she had and she wanted to get rid of it CHEAP. We talked several more times before she finally said I'm not going through and inventory any more of it. If you want it it's yours for ...... get this $800. I was shocked and told her I would be there yesterday. My husband and I drove 160 miles to her house cram packed the back of our truck (you couldn't see out he back window) it was stacked to the top of the cap all the way to the back. I lost count on the boxes. We had to tarp it down tight to keep it all on the truck. When I got home it was just like Christmas morning in August!!
A partial list of what I received is
* 6 boxes of decorating books from various authors
* 3 sets of round cake pans
* 2 sets of square pans
* 2 sets of heart shaped pand
* 1 set of Oval, hexagon (may be two of some sizes)
* several character pans, sports ball, wonder, stand up bear, horse shoe
(the today's value of all of the pans added up to $779.00)
* 500 cake boards 8 & 10" round
* 250 cake boards 6" and bigger
* LOTS of cake boxes
* kits for childrens cakes ( I think my daughter counted 65 of them)
* Kits for baby shower cakes
* Wedding toppers
* a TON of tips in a storage bin
* all types of spatulas
* more fondant molds and mats than I know what to do with
and the list goes on and on.

I am so excited that my husband is working on my shop as I write. We are building a separate Kitchen to meet the requirements. A friend of his has given us the required sinks, another friend has given us doors and windows as well as some left over lumber from his shop he built. When thing get done I will post some pictures.

I know this was long but Thanks for reading

Soon to be
Sherry D's icon_biggrin.gif

39 replies
playingwithsugar Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 2:10pm
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Wow, talk about "it was meant to be!"

Good for you!

Theresa icon_smile.gif

BREN28 Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 2:12pm
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CONGRATS!!! how exciting,good luck with opening your new bakery!!! thumbs_up.gif

tracycakes Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 2:33pm
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I'm jealous! I'm in NLR and would loved to have gotten that deal!

chutzpah Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 2:52pm
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Muse Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 3:41pm
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That is so exciting! Good for you!

Cyndi1207 Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 3:51pm
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Wow.........amazing deal.......I'm so jeolous!!

this-mama-rocks Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 3:57pm
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Woo hoo! I'm so excited for your new business!

GRAMMASUE Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 4:03pm
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Congratulations!!! I'm very happy for you!! Best of luck!!!

shooterstrigger Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 4:10pm
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Congradulation!.. I am so jealousicon_wink.gif

ladyellam Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 4:14pm
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It just goes to show you, when it's meant to be it will happen. I'm very happy for you!!

raquel1 Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 4:23pm
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I am so excited for you!! This has made my day brighter, like if it was happening to me!? That is weird but I'm just happy for you, you guys believed for it and it came your way, God is good icon_biggrin.gif

kakeladi Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 4:25pm
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God sure provided not only the nudge you needed but the wherewithall to get the job doneicon_smile.gif

bethola Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 4:26pm
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Beth in KY

aimeeb1224 Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 4:28pm
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Wow! That is amazing! Congratulations!

Cakebelle Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 4:42pm
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That's so totally awesome! WOW! icon_surprised.gificon_eek.gif

Congratulations on your new venture! thumbs_up.gif

Shannie13 Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 5:01pm
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CONGRATS!!!!! That was definitely a winfall, I wish you nothing but success and happiness in your new endeavour! Things absolute fell into place, funny how that happens with a simple "what did you do this weekend?" All the best!

grama_j Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 5:05pm
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YEA !!! I'm SOOO happy for you ! CONGRATS !!!

Rebelady Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 5:08pm
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Fan-freakin-tastic!!!! Just goes to show you that all things happen just when they're supposed to...Congratulations thumbs_up.gif

flowers40 Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 5:16pm
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How very exciting - Good luck and congratulations!

TracyLH Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 5:22pm
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Hurray for you!!! I am so excited for you and your new venture! That is just fantastic! icon_biggrin.gif

nickshalfpint Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 5:27pm
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That Awesome! Congratulations!!!!

SHADDI Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 5:33pm
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you should start making the inventory of all your things and take photos also.
I had to do this with my things cause i have most of my cake pans and cake toppers in boxes as well. so when i can't remember what things i have i look at my photos or my list and i know if i have it or not... it was very time consuming. but very will worth it. i had my kids help me with taking things out of the boxes and putting them back once i took the photo.

i am very happy for you.

good luck with your new shop

ColeAlayne Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 5:36pm
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Good luck! How exciting! Enjoy every minute of this new adventure in your life icon_biggrin.gif

farmom3 Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 5:39pm
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wow,Congratulations !!!!!!!!! I am so happy for you thumbs_up.gif

Jasmine33 Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 5:40pm
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That is great news!

AKA_cupcakeshoppe Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 5:44pm
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i'm really happy for you, but please don't mind that i am quite envious deep deep down... not that deep LOL

you got a DEAL! am so jealous! icon_smile.gif enjoy your cake stuff!

Babycakes35 Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 5:54pm
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That is awesome! Good Luck with everything!

Karema Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 6:07pm
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Congratulations, I wish you all the best. I'm so happy for you! icon_biggrin.gif

Solecito Posted 25 Aug 2008 , 6:14pm
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