Doug Posted 11 May 2009 , 1:35am
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so, this is the current state of a project I started long ago in
a) response to all the "sturm und drang" of cake mishaps/sagas/client done me wrong etc. and.
b) in hopes of some day maybe having my own caking venture.

DISCLAIMER: it is NOT a legal contract for you to use straight off -- it MUST be vetted by your lawyer to see that it conforms to the laws in your state! (example -- some states allow deposits but not retainers, others just the opposite. some allow non-refund deposit/retainer and others do not -- so off to the lawyer this MUST go)

THANK YOU!!!! to each and every one of you who ever posted a clause, sentence, phrase, paragraph or linked to a full contract. Without your gracious sharing this could not have come into existence or continue to evolve. (My way of saying I have freely "borrowed"/copied and modified to make it as you see it and can't even begin to name all the people who's work was used!)

Feel free to comment, suggest changes, adapt, etc. as you see fit (example changing it from just one cake a weekend to however many you do)

I've also included my first stab at the delivery wavier (for those insisting on self pick-up)

Please take note of how each clause has a place for the client to initial to indicate the clause has been covered in the discussion -- just extra insurance!

Sad it has to be so long to deal with all the cake muggles!

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Originally Posted by mixinvixen

silly question, i know, but what program are you using to convert this to your bakery info..word? excel?

also, if you are in fact able to do that, how do you make it where the words "sample" does not show up...do i need to retype the whole thing?

it looks really wonderful, and has taken you a very long time to do, doug!! thank you so much!!!!!!!!!




if you have access to Adobe Acrobat, it should read the pdf and let you extract the text. (as should many other pdf conversion utilities)

of course that will loose all the original "pretty" formatting.

so....let's see if this works.....

go to this link: https://drop.io/cc_contract/login

Password: cruffles
(case sensitive )
(hint -- copy from here and paste there)

that should let you in and then you can download both the contract and wavier as Word files.

(if these drops work -- it could just be an answer to sharing Word files on here)

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playingwithsugar Posted 11 May 2009 , 2:03am
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Wow, Doug, thanks once again! I am sure you touched all the bases, and I am glad to see that you are advising to have the contract read by a local attorney before using.

Theresa icon_smile.gif

JanH Posted 11 May 2009 , 5:51am
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Thanks Doug. icon_biggrin.gif

bakermommy4 Posted 11 May 2009 , 6:27am
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Wow so detailed. Thanks a lot for the sample.

cylstrial Posted 12 May 2009 , 1:48am
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That's awesome!! Thanks for sharing! I love how you can put all of your own info in...like the company name and webpage!

mkolmar Posted 12 May 2009 , 2:02am
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Great work Doug! Thanks for sharing.

DebBTX Posted 12 May 2009 , 2:24am
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Goodness, gracious, great balls of fire... icon_eek.gif

No wonder your Calvin has that look on his face, saying "Oh, my" icon_lol.gif

Doug,
You did a wonderful job thinking through what is important to cover all your bases. This must have taken a while. I appreciate all your work.
I do think your cake business name is terrific.

Thank you for sharing your new contract.
-Debbie B. icon_biggrin.gif

kellertur Posted 12 May 2009 , 5:42pm
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... thanks Doug!

mixinvixen Posted 13 May 2009 , 12:50pm
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silly question, i know, but what program are you using to convert this to your bakery info..word? excel?

also, if you are in fact able to do that, how do you make it where the words "sample" does not show up...do i need to retype the whole thing?

it looks really wonderful, and has taken you a very long time to do, doug!! thank you so much!!!!!!!!!

chelleb1974 Posted 13 May 2009 , 5:41pm

Wow Doug - great job!!! I can't imagine how long it must have taken you to do that!

Cakenicing4u Posted 14 May 2009 , 2:40am

I tried it, it works!! Thanks a LOT Doug... you saved a whole lot of us a WHOLE LOT of time... THANK YOU!

cocorum21 Posted 14 May 2009 , 11:44am

Doug you are amazing! That contract is so thorough.

3GCakes Posted 14 May 2009 , 4:56pm

Doug you just saved a heck of a lot of people a heck of a lot of time and trouble.

Thanks for doing that.

noyhoward Posted 14 May 2009 , 5:02pm

Thanks Doug!

cocoa2 Posted 14 May 2009 , 6:27pm

thanks icon_biggrin.gif

350BakerStreet Posted 14 May 2009 , 10:33pm

Fully Awesome!

mayamia Posted 14 May 2009 , 10:42pm

thank you so much you are a value to this site thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

ZAKIA6 Posted 15 May 2009 , 1:10pm

thanks so much doug. you are fantastic!

TamathaV Posted 22 May 2009 , 2:30am

This ROCKS Doug! Thanks so much!

cas17 Posted 24 May 2009 , 12:31am

thank you this is awesome!!

chefbetty Posted 24 May 2009 , 1:01am

Thanks Doug, I tried the link and it worked for me. Now off to the attorney!

Chef Betty icon_biggrin.gif

PattyT Posted 31 May 2009 , 10:45am

I just want to add my thanks to all the rest.

This is wonderful - a great job.

Thanks Doug

majormichel Posted 2 Jun 2009 , 8:24pm

Doug, you hit the nail on the head. Great draft.

Tee-Y Posted 2 Jun 2009 , 8:39pm

Thanks Doug! YOU ARE THE BOMB!!!!! thumbs_up.gif

cupcakemkr Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 1:40pm

Doug -
Is there a chance that the drop has expired? I can't get the password to work (I cut and pasted it).

This is great info, thanks!

Doug Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 12:45am
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Originally Posted by cupcakemkr

Doug -
Is there a chance that the drop has expired? I can't get the password to work (I cut and pasted it).

This is great info, thanks!




just checked -- still working

drop site> https://drop.io/cc_contract/login

Password> Jackie-n-Heath09
. . . . cut and paste & be sure not to get any extra spaces fore or aft!

reminder: this MUST be reviewed by your lawyer!!!

cakesbycathy Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 1:40am

Love this contract!!!

Any chance you can throw in some wording (just here in the thread even) on dealing with complaints? I am having trouble coming up with wording that doesn't sound bitchy. icon_rolleyes.gif

cakesbycathy Posted 8 Jul 2009 , 1:41am

Love this contract!!!

Any chance you can throw in some wording (just here in the thread even) on dealing with complaints? I am having trouble coming up with wording that doesn't sound bitchy. icon_rolleyes.gif

cakefanatic Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 10:49pm

Can someone share the contract, I can not view it. Thanks...

Doug Posted 22 Sep 2009 , 1:36am
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Originally Posted by cakefanatic

Can someone share the contract, I can not view it. Thanks...




if you have Microsoft Word...

go to this link: https://drop.io/cc_contract/login

use the password: Jackie-n-Heath09 (hint: copy and paste)

and then download it so you can edit it on your own.

(the "sample" watermark is hidden inside the header/footer. Open the header/footer and delete it from there)

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