Busted? Does This Sound Legit????

Business By mamabakes2008 Updated 18 Apr 2009 , 12:00am by lisa78332

jewelykaye Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 9:46pm
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Heck, when they had the public hearing for the bill we are trying to pass in TX to get home bakeries to be legal... One of the committee members asked the head of the Health Department if really it's just "don't ask, don't tell" policy right now and her reply was something like, "Well, yeah."

My point is most health departments don't have the time to be scouting out illegal cake ladies. I'm not saying this should encourage us all to be illegal I'm just saying that if you get an email it's more than likely your "competition".

summernoelle Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 9:46pm
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LMAO! Love llamas. can he be the official CC llama?

newmansmom2004 Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 9:50pm
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I thought the same thing..it does sound like the other side of that story. Wouldn't that be NUTS?




LOL - indeed. And just goes to show you better be careful what you post and how much info you give because you never know who might be reading these things! icon_surprised.gif

Happy Easter everyone! <even tho it's almost over>

newmansmom2004 Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 9:50pm
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Summernoelle....too funny!!

learnincakes Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 9:51pm
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Maybe, but we are talking about this situation and this person who is harassing her. She said she has her name, address and ss#. Thats harassment. If she had a leg to stand on she would have done it. If someone contacted me for any reason saying these types of things I would be calling the police. She certainly has a right to report her, but not intimidate and harass. That is my point.

newmansmom2004 Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 9:53pm
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I say if you're dumb enough to pay over $2000 for booth space at the largest show in this city, and you're not licensed, then you deserve to be busted and shut down.




I have to agree with you on this one. The more I'm around people the more I realize common sense isn't all that common!

mamabakes2008 Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 10:09pm
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Yeah if HD came they would not see business activity going on in my house.....I've been baking the last 2 weeks for practice and gave all that stuff to my friend after I photographed it and thats the most baking that I do at one time-one cake and 2 dozen cupcakes. I did the craigslist thing bc I wanted to see if I could get a few orders to get my name known around town. I freaks me out that she claims that she has my SS# and bday but that just sounded strange to me for the HD. I live in ga and am not sure if is legal to home bake but I will be finding out by calling the HD...as I said this isnt worth all that trouble. I am just a stay at home mom trying to gain experience bc I love baking/cake decorating and would love to do this whenever I go back to work. It just sucked to get that email first thing (and I mean first thing 7:30 am) on Easter Sunday.....I've been in a funk all day!

learnincakes Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 10:13pm
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LMAO! Love llamas. can he be the official CC llama?




Perfect!! icon_biggrin.gif

summernoelle Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 10:18pm
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I will ask if everyone else is too polite to. Is this related to the thread on here yesterday?

learnincakes Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 10:21pm
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Yeah if HD came they would not see business activity going on in my house.....I've been baking the last 2 weeks for practice and gave all that stuff to my friend after I photographed it and thats the most baking that I do at one time-one cake and 2 dozen cupcakes. I did the craigslist thing bc I wanted to see if I could get a few orders to get my name known around town. I freaks me out that she claims that she has my SS# and bday but that just sounded strange to me for the HD. I live in ga and am not sure if is legal to home bake but I will be finding out by calling the HD...as I said this isnt worth all that trouble. I am just a stay at home mom trying to gain experience bc I love baking/cake decorating and would love to do this whenever I go back to work. It just sucked to get that email first thing (and I mean first thing 7:30 am) on Easter Sunday.....I've been in a funk all day!




Follow your passion! Four or so years ago one of the bakers here in AZ was contacting people like this. And this is a high profile baker here. It seems to me that if this so called civic minded person was so concerned they would have just contacted the HD and let it go at that. Sour grapes is all this is. And, no tellin what kind of crazies your gonna come across on Craigs list.

learnincakes Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 10:38pm
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Butterfly Sweets, just realized who you are. I found your website before I found CC and fell in love with your style. Great work!

solascakes Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 10:45pm
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was she trying to feel out the competition? decided to get nasty about it? i agree maybe just slow things down until you've got things sorted out and can do it legally-wel, gl icon_smile.gif





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summernoelle Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 11:01pm
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Butterfly Sweets, just realized who you are. I found your website before I found CC and fell in love with your style. Great work!




Thank you! Love hearing that. icon_biggrin.gif

PieceofCakeAZ Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 11:45pm
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Follow your passion! Four or so years ago one of the bakers here in AZ was contacting people like this. And this is a high profile baker here. It seems to me that if this so called civic minded person was so concerned they would have just contacted the HD and let it go at that. Sour grapes is all this is. And, no tellin what kind of crazies your gonna come across on Craigs list.




Hmm... 4 or so years ago was when we got "busted" (we were working in a permitted commercial space but without our own permit) I wonder if the person that you are talking about "turned us in."

To the OP: Unfortunately it doesn't matter who they are... if somebody has enough info about you and you are giving the appearance of breaking some law, they can cause you trouble. Call the HD and find out your options asap, that way if somebody does come to your door you can say "I just talked to Chuck at your office last week about getting licensed and I put out some feelers to see what demand was like. I haven't fulfilled a single order or broken any state or federal laws but while you are here and I have your undivided attention, I'd love to get some clarification on a few licensing questions". icon_biggrin.gif

Best of luck!

CNCS Posted 13 Apr 2009 , 12:20am
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If you are legal they can find your hd reports on your states doh web page.

rushing Posted 13 Apr 2009 , 1:29am
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whoaa deja vu icon_confused.gif

mamabakes2008 Posted 13 Apr 2009 , 1:33am
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whoaa deja vu icon_confused.gif


deja vu? Please share? You live in GA?

rushing Posted 13 Apr 2009 , 1:40am
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mamabakes2008 Posted 13 Apr 2009 , 1:45am
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Yep I live in Georgia. It's just that this thread is, like others have said, oddly similar with one from a few days back. But I'm with everyone else - just play it careful because you don't want to get yourself in a lot of trouble. It's a good thing you haven't sold anything yet.


I wish that I could have read this thread everyone is talking about-I mean what are the chances it could be about me! In any case anyone have more details...anyone know if that poster lives in Ga?

Molly2 Posted 13 Apr 2009 , 1:53am
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I read that same thread in fact it disappeared as I reading it I was wondering were it went.

Molly

paulstonia Posted 13 Apr 2009 , 2:03am
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I read it too, but I don't remember any arguing between the two, just the op wondering whether she should turn her in to the HD. Maybe that was after I logged off. I was trying to remember what state she was from, but I don't think it was ga. She was concerned because they did similar work. Did you advertising that you do 3d cakes? When I had logged of she said she wasn't going to turn her in, bad karma icon_smile.gif Anyways, just be careful, that would really suck to get in trouble before you even really got started.

Deb_ Posted 13 Apr 2009 , 2:05am
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The thread didn't disappear it was deleted by a moderator.

Basically, a new member "watchyourback" who joined yesterday posted a few posts to the OP. It would seem like she either was the illegal baker in question or she knew the baker. She knew the OP's name and business name.

Before it got out of hand, it was deleted.

I just checked her profile and she is from Birmingham, MI, so no I don't think this thread is related to that one.

mamabakes2008 Posted 13 Apr 2009 , 2:15am
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So obviously that thread had nothing to do w me. I am still freaked out that she has my address...I googled myself and looked myself up the white pages website and havent found my address. If this isnt real then where did she find my address? and its true the HD has no business w my SS#

summernoelle Posted 13 Apr 2009 , 2:16am
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The thread didn't disappear it was deleted by a moderator.

Basically, a new member "watchyourback" who joined yesterday posted a few posts to the OP. It would seem like she either was the illegal baker in question or she knew the baker. She knew the OP's name and business name.

Before it got out of hand, it was deleted.

I just checked her profile and she is from Birmingham, MI, so no I don't think this thread is related to that one.



Yeah, because people ALWAYS tell the truth on the internet. icon_confused.gif

This is just annoying. The name the OP used yesterday is the same name as the OP of this girl-Jessica. Sugaredup called her Jessica and today the email the OP posted was addressed to Jessia.

learnincakes Posted 13 Apr 2009 , 2:29am
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Originally Posted by PieceofCakeAZ

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Follow your passion! Four or so years ago one of the bakers here in AZ was contacting people like this. And this is a high profile baker here. It seems to me that if this so called civic minded person was so concerned they would have just contacted the HD and let it go at that. Sour grapes is all this is. And, no tellin what kind of crazies your gonna come across on Craigs list.



Hmm... 4 or so years ago was when we got "busted" (we were working in a permitted commercial space but without our own permit) I wonder if the person that you are talking about "turned us in."

To the OP: Unfortunately it doesn't matter who they are... if somebody has enough info about you and you are giving the appearance of breaking some law, they can cause you trouble. Call the HD and find out your options asap, that way if somebody does come to your door you can say "I just talked to Chuck at your office last week about getting licensed and I put out some feelers to see what demand was like. I haven't fulfilled a single order or broken any state or federal laws but while you are here and I have your undivided attention, I'd love to get some clarification on a few licensing questions". icon_biggrin.gif

Best of luck!




Wow, small world. So what happened? Were you fined? They must have been digging pretty deep to find you were not licensed, since you were in a licensed commercial kitchen. They must have felt threatened by your talent or something.

Deb_ Posted 13 Apr 2009 , 2:38am
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Yeah, because people ALWAYS tell the truth on the internet. icon_confused.gif

This is just annoying. The name the OP used yesterday is the same name as the OP of this girl-Jessica. Sugaredup called her Jessica and today the email the OP posted was addressed to Jessia.




You're right about that summer, she probably made up her location.


I'm getting to the point where I don't believe any of these type of threads anymore. I see "newbie" under the name, check the "joined" date and roll my eyes saying..........here we go again icon_rolleyes.gif

mamabakes2008 Posted 13 Apr 2009 , 2:44am
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Yeah, because people ALWAYS tell the truth on the internet. icon_confused.gif

This is just annoying. The name the OP used yesterday is the same name as the OP of this girl-Jessica. Sugaredup called her Jessica and today the email the OP posted was addressed to Jessia.



You're right about that summer, she probably made up her location.


I'm getting to the point where I don't believe any of these type of threads anymore. I see "newbie" under the name, check the "joined" date and roll my eyes saying..........here we go again icon_rolleyes.gif


Ladies I still think the chance of that other thread having to do w me is slim to none but in any case thanks for the well wishes...I will keep you all posted. I hope that its a hoax!

learnincakes Posted 13 Apr 2009 , 3:03am
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Originally Posted by dkelly

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Originally Posted by summernoelle


Yeah, because people ALWAYS tell the truth on the internet. icon_confused.gif

This is just annoying. The name the OP used yesterday is the same name as the OP of this girl-Jessica. Sugaredup called her Jessica and today the email the OP posted was addressed to Jessia.



You're right about that summer, she probably made up her location.


I'm getting to the point where I don't believe any of these type of threads anymore. I see "newbie" under the name, check the "joined" date and roll my eyes saying..........here we go again icon_rolleyes.gif




Yep, I think I agree. Sweatdeal??Bakehouse. A little obvious

summernoelle Posted 13 Apr 2009 , 3:06am
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Yeah, I say it's a troll. Bleh. I don't even know why I bother with this stuff.

See you later, Drama Llama. icon_biggrin.gif

PieceofCakeAZ Posted 13 Apr 2009 , 4:11am
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Originally Posted by ljdelapaz


Follow your passion! Four or so years ago one of the bakers here in AZ was contacting people like this. And this is a high profile baker here. It seems to me that if this so called civic minded person was so concerned they would have just contacted the HD and let it go at that. Sour grapes is all this is. And, no tellin what kind of crazies your gonna come across on Craigs list.



Hmm... 4 or so years ago was when we got "busted" (we were working in a permitted commercial space but without our own permit) I wonder if the person that you are talking about "turned us in."

To the OP: Unfortunately it doesn't matter who they are... if somebody has enough info about you and you are giving the appearance of breaking some law, they can cause you trouble. Call the HD and find out your options asap, that way if somebody does come to your door you can say "I just talked to Chuck at your office last week about getting licensed and I put out some feelers to see what demand was like. I haven't fulfilled a single order or broken any state or federal laws but while you are here and I have your undivided attention, I'd love to get some clarification on a few licensing questions". icon_biggrin.gif

Best of luck!



Wow, small world. So what happened? Were you fined? They must have been digging pretty deep to find you were not licensed, since you were in a licensed commercial kitchen. They must have felt threatened by your talent or something.




Fortunately, we weren't fined since we were working in an approved kitchen already. They gave us a break and just had us get the kitchen inspected in our name. I'm not sure that whoever turned us in knew we were in an approved kitchen, if they punched in our name on the Maricopa County site, it would have come back empty so they likely assumed we were working from home. I don't know what would have happened if we were working from home... and I am sure as heck glad we didn't have to find out! icon_smile.gif

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