Novel Way To Get Your Business Started

Business By Annabakescakes Updated 22 Jul 2009 , 12:56am by miss-tiff

Annabakescakes Posted 19 Jul 2009 , 10:30pm
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While checking out my local CL I ran across this add. Now how many people do you really think are going to jump on this? I was scandlized!

WANTED: FREE BAKING SUPPLIES (CINCINNATI)
Reply to: [email protected] [Errors when replying to ads?]
Date: 2009-06-22, 10:46AM EDT


Hi, I am in the beginning process of starting my first business, my very own little cake shop. I have been doing special occasion cakes for over 16 years, and I have now decided to share with everyone my passion for fabulous cakes and cute cupcakes. I am trying to build my inventory as cheaply as possible, since I do not have much money. If you have any of the below listed items, that you are not using, have no need for, or would just simply like to help a young girl chase her dream please email me.

I am still looking for;
-Cake pans of all shapes and sizes
-Cupcake liners
-Frosting bags/cupplers/and tips of all sizes
-Frosting tint
-And generally anything you can think of that would help get my bakery going

Thank you so much, and God Bless!!



What do y'all think about this?

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Texas_Rose Posted 19 Jul 2009 , 10:41pm
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People ask for everything from free cars to money to prescription meds...the Wanted section of CL should be renamed the Begging section.

indydebi Posted 19 Jul 2009 , 11:29pm
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Yeah, lots of people ask for stuff for their wedding ... dresses, centerpieces, rings, decorations, etc.

Annabakescakes Posted 19 Jul 2009 , 11:31pm
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I think it's funny she has been doing it 16 years, but calls herself a "young girl"

-K8memphis Posted 19 Jul 2009 , 11:36pm
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Catch me (or any of us) in the right mood I (we) could fix her up but good!!!

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CarrieBear Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 12:34am
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starting a business... without much money?


ummm ok

cylstrial Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 12:40am
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I think it's funny she has been doing it 16 years, but calls herself a "young girl"




That's exactly what I thought! She clearly is not a "young girl" unless she started making cakes from birth. icon_eek.gif

CarrieBear Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 12:54am
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Originally Posted by annacakes79

I think it's funny she has been doing it 16 years, but calls herself a "young girl"



That's exactly what I thought! She clearly is not a "young girl" unless she started making cakes from birth. icon_eek.gif




ditto! what is that all about, young girl?
What is she, a broke college student, trying to collect free items from people so she can go sell them on ebay?

I have seen it before on that site, people asking for cars, etc. People will ask for anything for free. Unfortunatly I feel the same way about those people as I do Begging Bums on the street, never will I give beggers things when I work so hard for what I have because all the scammers out there have ruined it for people who might actually be in need.

I guess what really ticks me off here is that she is saying that she is going to start a business and has no money... just doesnt add up

CABBYJ Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 12:59am
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I'm a giver by nature. So if someone has a need and I can fulfill I do. I could care less if they are ripping me off. We all have to answer for it one day anyway. thumbs_up.gif

CarrieBear Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 1:03am
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I'm a giver by nature. So if someone has a need and I can fulfill I do. I could care less if they are ripping me off. We all have to answer for it one day anyway. thumbs_up.gif




I give you much credit.
youre a much better person than I am.
I have been burned too many times to trust people like this.
It has turned into such a dishonest world that people who really need help dont get it because of the scammers out there in the world.

Tellis12 Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 2:56am
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I think its funny that you posted this. I read your post and as I was reading I was like "hey, I've read that same CL listing." Then I realized we're both in the Cinci area.

When I saw the ad I didn't think it was a scam, I just couldn't help. I think if someone could get a business going this way, go for it. I just don't see it working much. Hope, for her sake, that it did!

Annabakescakes Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 2:58am
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I read that after Katrina hit there were scammers that took money from the gov that were'nt from around there, then the people who needed it couldn't get it.

Tellis12 Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 2:58am
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I think its funny that you posted this. I read your post and as I was reading I was like "hey, I've read that same CL listing." Then I realized we're both in the Cinci area.

When I saw the ad I didn't think it was a scam, I just couldn't help. I think if someone could get a business going this way, go for it. I just don't see it working much. Hope, for her sake, that it did!

Ruth0209 Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 4:06am
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What I wondered when I read her ad was, if she's been decorating for 16 years why does she need supplies? What has she been baking in? Tin cans? When I started my business, I had plenty of supplies to start with from when I was a hobby baker.

I suppose there's nothing wrong with asking, but somehow it seems like a PP said like someone standing on the corner begging.

Annabakescakes Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 4:28am
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[quote=ruth0209]What I wondered when I read her ad was, if she's been decorating for 16 years why does she need supplies? What has she been baking in? Tin cans? When I started my business, I had plenty of supplies to start with from when I was a hobby baker. [/quote]

Duh! I didn't think of that! You are so right! maybe bed pans! I have supplies coming out the wazoo! I rent a small kitchen occasionally, but I have more stuff than i know what to do with, but I'll be darned if i'll give it away!!! I contacted her and asked for a picture of her work. If she sends me one, I may give her the stupid wilton ribbon cutter! That thing is garbage!

LaBellaFlor Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 5:20am
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Originally Posted by Ruth0209

What I wondered when I read her ad was, if she's been decorating for 16 years why does she need supplies? What has she been baking in? Tin cans? When I started my business, I had plenty of supplies to start with from when I was a hobby baker.

I suppose there's nothing wrong with asking, but somehow it seems like a PP said like someone standing on the corner begging.




Thats EXACTLY what I was wondering! If you've been at this for 16 years, you should have some accumalated stuff. I know I've lost tons of things over the years, cause of moving every few years, but I still got some stuff.

PinkZiab Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 5:28am
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Nevermind that after 16 years in the biz, she doesn't know how to spell "couplers." lol

cupcakeco Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 6:50am
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"cupplers" ---- Ahahahahahahahahahahaaaaa! Thanks for the laugh, lady, whoever you are. icon_lol.gif

brincess_b Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 7:08am
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and isnt that list missing a lot of things?
like ovens?
cleaning supplies?
mixers?
fridge/ freezers?
its going to be a short trip into the shop business world for her!
xx

Texas_Rose Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 7:29am
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Personally, I have given things to too many people on Craigslist who were in desperate need, usually for their kids, and then seen those same things posted for sale the next day. Not cake things though, I need all of mine icon_biggrin.gif except the stupid wilton ribbon cutter...and that fondant embosser cutout thing that came in the course 3 kit...I'd give those away.

cylstrial Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 12:09pm
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Originally Posted by Ruth0209

What I wondered when I read her ad was, if she's been decorating for 16 years why does she need supplies? What has she been baking in? Tin cans? When I started my business, I had plenty of supplies to start with from when I was a hobby baker.




That was the other thought that I had as well. I'm a hobby baker and have accumulated so much stuff it's ridiculous!

susanscakecreations Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 12:45pm
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Originally Posted by cylstrial

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Originally Posted by Ruth0209

What I wondered when I read her ad was, if she's been decorating for 16 years why does she need supplies? What has she been baking in? Tin cans? When I started my business, I had plenty of supplies to start with from when I was a hobby baker.



That was the other thought that I had as well. I'm a hobby baker and have accumulated so much stuff it's ridiculous!




That was the same thing I first thought!!!!! I haven't been at this for very long and I have already accumulated a 'cake closet' full of stuff!!!!!!

mazz Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 1:22pm
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I love the ones on Craigs List that want to buy Wilton Character Cake Pans and when I reply that I have over 50 for sale at $6 each or less depending on how many they buy they respond back they are looking for pans for $1 each.

Come on on Ebay they would spend almost $6 for shipping let alone the price of the pan.

MLand Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 2:01pm
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I would also like to see her pics! A LOT of CL is scam!! Someone I know was looking a car, found a con on CL, I looked up some info from one of the emails- found that the guy has been scamming for years all across the US and even the Feds had been notified! I in return posted a "warning" to this dude's add cuz my friend didn't know how to post(just buy- go figure), and CL deleted my warning.

PattyT Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 4:16pm
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Originally Posted by cylstrial

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Originally Posted by Ruth0209

What I wondered when I read her ad was, if she's been decorating for 16 years why does she need supplies? What has she been baking in? Tin cans? When I started my business, I had plenty of supplies to start with from when I was a hobby baker.



That was the other thought that I had as well. I'm a hobby baker and have accumulated so much stuff it's ridiculous!



That was the same thing I first thought!!!!! I haven't been at this for very long and I have already accumulated a 'cake closet' full of stuff!!!!!!




Add my "ditto" to the above three posts. As a hobby baker, I had to buy extra set of rolling shelves for my cake stuff....and that's just 2-3 years out of a Wilton class. Imagine 16 years worth?

aligotmatt Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 5:16pm
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Funny ad. baking for 16 years and a young girl. I don't think I've ever referred to gel colors as "frosting tint" have you? Is that what she is talking about?

CakeMommyTX Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 5:44pm
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I'm thinking about starting my own business if anyone has anything that they don't need anymore or would just like to help a fellow caker out here is a list of things I still need:


$100,000
Building with at least 1,200 sq/ft
Walk-In fridge
Credit score of at least 650
1 re-usable piping bag
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sarand Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 6:43pm
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Sounds like my customers who expect the cake for free... lol

Annabakescakes Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 6:54pm
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Double post

Annabakescakes Posted 20 Jul 2009 , 6:55pm
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Originally Posted by CakeMommyTX

I'm thinking about starting my own business if anyone has anything that they don't need anymore or would just like to help a fellow caker out here is a list of things I still need:


$100,000
Building with at least 1,200 sq/ft
Walk-In fridge
Credit score of at least 650
1 re-usable piping bag
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Let me get my check book! And Here is my SS# 123-45-6789! You can have my credit, I never use it!

I thought that about the frosting tint as well! And frosting bags!....I call it icing color, and piping bags, unless I send my family to the cake dungeon, then it's Icing bags. S

Still hasn't sent me pics!

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