Cake Mentor??

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anasazi17 Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 12:17am
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Hi There!

I'm wondering how I can go about finding a cake mentor? LOL I have been officially been open for just about 1 year (just a cake studio-no store front) and I am finding that I have no one to talk cake with. I sit in a tiny one room bakery alone, well I have my NPR friends but they aren't too good at cake feedback. I come from a corporate background where I always had someone who could provide advice, support, critical feedback and just listen to me rant. Now that I am on my own I really don't have anyone and I am finding this hard. It's like I just someone I can call and BS cakes with. So, I am asking...do you have a mentor? How did you meet them? Will they adopt me too (j/k). Should I just get the kahunas and call people?

Thanks friends!!

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Doug Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 12:21am
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Should I just get the kahunas and call people?




easier --

laptop on and open to cc at all times! just refresh oh every 5 minutes or so....

and then give IndyDebi a run for her money on posting.

and don't forget private messages.

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anasazi17 Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 12:27am
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Doug!! You know what? After I posted that I thought to myself..."Hey lady you are doing exactly what you need to do...CC is my cake mentor!!"

I do really need to utilize the PM more often...

My name is Jenny...you'll be hearing a lot more from me now lol!!

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Doug Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 12:31am
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just noticed you live in Indianapolis...

as in the stomping grounds of IndyDebi!!!

now there's a mentor!

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indydebi Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 12:48am
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HEck yeah!! Where are you? You provide the iced tea and I'm there, babe!!!

Wow, someone who wants me to TALK all day! How WILL I handle it? icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

Not kidding .. PM me with your info!

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Kiddiekakes Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 12:51am
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Man..I'm jealous...I want a cake mentor like Indy....

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anasazi17 Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 12:55am
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YAHOO! YATZEE! BAZINGA! icon_smile.gif I just got a chill lol

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Bakingangel Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 12:55am
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HEck yeah!! Where are you? You provide the iced tea and I'm there, babe!!!

Wow, someone who wants me to TALK all day! How WILL I handle it? icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

Not kidding .. PM me with your info!




...now if I could just get her to move to Dallas! thumbs_up.gif

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indydebi Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 12:56am
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Hey, I have a cousin in Dallas! Now I just gotta figure out a way to write off the trip! icon_lol.gif

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Kiddiekakes Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 12:59am
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Man you better set up a date ASAP with Indydebi...that is like striking it Gold....

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anasazi17 Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 1:01am
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Man you better set up a date ASAP with Indydebi...that is like striking it Gold....




I know!!! I am on it!

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Kiddiekakes Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 1:03am
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Tell us how it goes!!! LOL

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cakelace Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 1:05am
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This sounds fun! My lab mate (I'm a scientist in my day life) listens to all my cake talk and has good advice. If I ever get to go pro I want her on as an artist or the one who deals with the people. But having a cake mentor locally- sounds AWESOME! Congrats to you! Down here in the south- we have good iced tea!

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NanaFixIt Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 1:12am
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Man you better set up a date ASAP with Indydebi...that is like striking it Gold....




No shit! If I'd known it was that easy, I'd have hit her up long ago! I'm just west of Indianapolis and read every single thing IndyDebi posts just to feel close to her and her wisdom!

Take advantage, Jenny...I'm envious already!

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Stella2010 Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 1:13am
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Jenny and IndyDebi,

If you're open to it, I'd love to join your cake talk. I am in the Indy area also. I am just beginning my cake business. I have lots to learn and not many people to talk cake with. I stay home with three kiddos who don't have advice on that icon_biggrin.gif

Stella2010

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NanaFixIt Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 1:22am
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Jenny and IndyDebi,

If you're open to it, I'd love to join your cake talk. I am in the Indy area also. I am just beginning my cake business. I have lots to learn and not many people to talk cake with. I stay home with three kiddos who don't have advice on that icon_biggrin.gif

Stella2010




We could form a cake clack!

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ksmith1012 Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 1:37am
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Hey now, Columbus is only a few hours away from Indianapolis! I'd SO be willing to make the trip! Count me in! icon_lol.gif

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anasazi17 Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 1:40am
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Hey now, Columbus is only a few hours away from Indianapolis! I'd SO be willing to make the trip! Count me in! icon_lol.gif




Kara & Stella!

Totally! This sounds great! Maybe we could organize to meet at a Starbucks or something....I wouldn't mind it at my place...I'm in the boonies tho icon_smile.gif

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Doug Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 1:52am
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Hmmmm

IndyDebi may end up running her own Everything Cake & Catering School!!!!

(forget that HS set!)

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NanaFixIt Posted 28 Jun 2010 , 2:08am
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Originally Posted by ksmith1012

Hey now, Columbus is only a few hours away from Indianapolis! I'd SO be willing to make the trip! Count me in! icon_lol.gif



Kara & Stella!

Totally! This sounds great! Maybe we could organize to meet at a Starbucks or something....I wouldn't mind it at my place...I'm in the boonies tho icon_smile.gif




HEY! Don't forget about me! icon_lol.gif

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neecerator Posted 29 Jun 2010 , 2:46am
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I have no one to talk cake with either. There is nothing going on in the Pittsburgh area regarding cakes. If someone out there is from the Pgh area and want to talk cake, please pm me, and we'll share cake stories. Sincerely, Neecerator icon_biggrin.gif

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becky4444 Posted 29 Jun 2010 , 11:12am
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Im in the UK - anyone want join forces??

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FleurDeCake Posted 29 Jun 2010 , 11:43am
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I would love to hear from anyone in Louisiana that wants to talk cake .

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noahsmummy Posted 29 Jun 2010 , 12:09pm
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so um.. debi.. any chance of a trip to australia? lol

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aprilblack Posted 29 Jun 2010 , 12:27pm
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ok, I am down south in NC... anyone there?

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confectionsofahousewife Posted 29 Jun 2010 , 12:50pm
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Ugh, try finding someone in SW MO! Anyone? My husband and mother are about sick to death of cake talk!

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neecerator Posted 29 Jun 2010 , 2:03pm
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Hey! We should create a new "Cake Mentorship" program. Or a "Cake Buddy System" here on CC. My new idea could even be mentioned in the CC Magazine! Wouldn't that be fun?! Let me know what you think, or PM me. Thanks.

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TexasSugar Posted 29 Jun 2010 , 2:12pm
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Isn't CakeCentral everyone's cake buddy? I mean you can come here day and night ask a question or just start a thread about most anything, and get all kinds of replies from all kinds of people. You can talk cake, cake, more cake and everything else inbetween.

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sweettooth88 Posted 29 Jun 2010 , 2:17pm
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Oh i love CC and it has been my cake buddy however it would be nice to get to know some people in my area that i can meet up with. Anyone in West Texas that wants to be my buddy? Indy we have great sweet tea down here!!! icon_lol.gif

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mayo2222 Posted 29 Jun 2010 , 2:29pm
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Now I want a cake buddy icon_sad.gif

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