I looked through the inspection threads on here, but I am still nervous for my inspection tomorrow!! The inspector said it isn't a big deal, but I am a wreck! I can't believe this is finally happening!!!
I know exactly how you are feeling, as I type this, I am waiting for my inspector to arrive. I feel like I want to throw up. I will let you know how it goes.
me again, just wanted to tell you that it really isn't as bad as you think. i finished w/inspector a little bit ago. was much easier. now, i have a massive headache, all that stress has gone, and nervous energy has to go somewhere, maybe i'll make a cake.
You will do just fine. I'm pulling for you, Good Luck!!!
GOOD JU-JU coming at ya!!!!
Thanks so much for the encouragement. I didn't have time to check back yesterday as I was running around like a nut. I am now sitting here waiting for the inspector. I should do some work (at my part-time job that I work from home) but I can't concentrate!
So what did you have to do to prepare for your inspection?? What did the inspector hope to see??
Well I can answer that if she ever gets here... I keep pacing. I asked her if there was anything I needed to prepare or "have on hand" and she said no. I just spent the week deep cleaning everything...
Good luck you'll be fine.
She just called to tell me she is running a little late... I wish I could show up at a business meeting an hour late...
Is your inspector from the state or from the local HD?? I ask because IN will hopefully allow home-based baking soon!
good luck! It shouldn't be all that bad. If you keep the place clean and organized to begin with and then just a deep clean, you will be fine. Most ispectors are your friends and will help you work to get things in the right. I know as I sit her and type this, I know I get nervous anyway. I hate being at the shop during inspection much alone if it was my place. Sending ((hug)) and tylenol.
I know how you feel! I just moved locations a month ago. I was renting a kitchen from a local bbq place and when they doubled my rent we put the wheels in motion to put a working kitchen on our house. They're here siding today! Yeah! My number must have came up in the lottery, they work today!(from Money Pit) Anyway, I had the same inspector from the HD that inspected me at my other location. And I was a wreck. My kitchen looked like ****! In my opinion. but he was here to make sure items were labeled correctly, stored properly, water temps were good, fridge temp was good. And I had the strips to test my water/bleach level. Anyway, it went just fine. Think of them as an ally, not an enemy. They are a wealth of knowledge and are a great source of help. That's how I feel about my inspector anyway. Good luck to you!
I just wanted to wish you luck. Youll do fine. What kind of part time job do you do at home? I want to find something to do cause I have a 1 year old And I want my cake biz open now but theres a lot of things that need to happen first. I am so bored through the day when he is napping forever. Anyway just curious.
I test software at home for the company I worked for "pre-baby"... the money I make at that job allowed me to start the part-time cake stuff. It's over and I spent WAY too much time worrying about it. FAT GIRL CAKES can officially start selling stuff!
See now doesn't that feel better.
Can't wait to see the website when you get to that part.
C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! ! ! I am so happy for you! May you be blessed with prosperity and happiness on the opening of your shop!
Thanks everyone! I appreciate the support!
congratulations! way to go! fat girl cakes is official.
by the way, i love virginia! i use to live in chesapeake and
still have family there and virginia beach!
sell lots of cakes!
Thanks. I like it here. You are welcome to stop by anytime!
I am actually surprised no one commented on the name.... that's usually the first thing folks do when they see/hear the name. My business cards have mt title as owner/operator/fat girl
Be happy with yourself and your bakery. Fat Daddio has made it big so why not Fat Girl? I hope it is not a poor body image thing you got going on but just a successful bakery in the making! Can't wait to hear more about it! I especially like the tag line - Dessert just can't be thin!
I have struggled with my body weight my whole life... and at this point, I am married, have a wonderful little boy, and a great husband. I have learned to accept my body and well I like cake. So I decided to celebrate it... and figure the name won't be forgotten!
good for you! I wish I had your point of view. I go back and forth on that acceptance thing. Why is it can accept other people and them us, but oh no! We have such a hard time accepting ourselves or liking ourselves! Thanks for the therapy session. Anyway, when will your site be up and running? Right now when I click on the www at the bottom of your post it takes me to go daddy? I would love to see your site. I'm going to check out your pics!
I sometimes wish I was thinner... but oh well. The site should be up and running by Monday. It's all together, just need to get it online. It goes to godaddy because I bought the URL there...
I hope I will be following in your footsteps soon (including passing, lol)!
This is post-baby for me too.
Diane (another plump and happy cake loving gal)
The website is up... in case anyone is interested. Just remember that I am just a beginner!