I Have A Beautiful Golden Suntan, But...

Business By diane706 Updated 11 Jul 2010 , 2:40am by Rose_N_Crantz

diane706 Posted 8 Jul 2010 , 10:14pm
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unfortunately it isn't paying the bills!! Is everybody else slow right now or is it just MY neck of the woods?? **sigh** July has been soooo slow.

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karateka Posted 9 Jul 2010 , 6:57am
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ME TOO! It's KILLING me.

needy2 Posted 9 Jul 2010 , 4:19pm
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We're slow with occasion cakes too. But, I've got an awesome sunburn, complete with crazy tan lines from where a shadow was on my legs!! icon_lol.gif

pattycakesnj Posted 9 Jul 2010 , 4:35pm
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same here, I am down to a trickle, and all last minute. UGH

leah_s Posted 9 Jul 2010 , 6:50pm
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Frankly, me too. June was gangbusters, July . . . snooze.

Yum2010 Posted 9 Jul 2010 , 8:59pm
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me too!!! I even pulled out my old calender from last year to compare.......looks like last july was the same. Guess everyone's at the beach!

jamalyn1 Posted 9 Jul 2010 , 9:08pm
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We run a swimming pool service company so I am praying for some slow! I only do cakes for friends and family, but have been pretty busy with that too! Hopefully you all will pick up soon. If not you are welcome to come clean some pools for me! icon_razz.gif

diane706 Posted 9 Jul 2010 , 9:21pm
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Actually what I meant to say in my original post but evidently got sidetracked (must have seen something shiny) is that the last couple of weeks in June were slow for me also. JUNE! THE WEDDING MONTH! Ahhhh. What's going on? I'm hoping everybody is just on vacation right now.

Suzycakes Posted 9 Jul 2010 , 9:24pm
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Only the last 2 weeks of July are slow for me. The first 3 are as full as I allow.

The schedule for the last 2 weeks is subject to change at any moment - although right now I would be thrilled with a slow down.


Suze

Rose_N_Crantz Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 1:19am
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June was crazy busy. We averaged about 200-300 cakes every fri-sat-sun. We did have one exception weekend where we had 500. CRAZY!!!! People just can't resist those cheap cakes! But then this weekend and last is quite slow. I think we just might break 100 orders for tomorrow. But Sunday is real slow. And last weekend we had about 60 orders on Saturday and 13 on Sunday.

But honestly, I'm not complaining. I get paid hourly whether we have 100 orders or 500. I'm actually kinda glad it's slowing down.

Kitagrl Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 1:30am
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Yep June was nuts but July is much easier. Next week is busy for me but then after that its slow. Bad on the pocketbook but nice on the stress levels!

cas17 Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 1:48am
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same here! april/may/june were crazy but july not so much. just a couple bbshowers and a couple sheets and a few orders for cuppies on the books. guess everybody's on vacation.

diane706 Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 3:20am
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Originally Posted by Rose_N_Crantz

June was crazy busy. We averaged about 200-300 cakes every fri-sat-sun. We did have one exception weekend where we had 500.




Good Grief! Where do you work??

sweetbn Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 4:49am
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Originally Posted by Rose_N_Crantz

June was crazy busy. We averaged about 200-300 cakes every fri-sat-sun. We did have one exception weekend where we had 500.



Good Grief! Where do you work??




I was wondering the same thing lol

One of my Mom's friends is a florist and she said that last year she had weddings coming out the ying yang. Booked solid with multiple weddings from April through to the end of October, but this year is very quiet for her too.

Hopefully the orders start to come in for everyone icon_smile.gif I only do a few cakes, but I get to do my first wedding cake for July 24th so I'm excited about that.

sunlover00 Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 5:11am
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I'm busier than ever! I don't have time off until after September! I NEED a tan! icon_sad.gif

Loucinda Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 10:25pm
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It must just be Ohio sunlover... I am having the busiest month ever right now. August is full too - I took Sept. off to go on vacation then. I am thankful that I am busy, I hope you all pick up soon.

diane706 Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 10:31pm
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I'm movin' to Ohio!! icon_lol.gif I'm glad you guys are busy!

tarheelgirl Posted 10 Jul 2010 , 10:40pm
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June was super busy for me but July is not so busy. Last year this time I couldn't get out to do anything fun!

Rose_N_Crantz Posted 11 Jul 2010 , 2:40am
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Originally Posted by sweetbn

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Originally Posted by diane706

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Originally Posted by Rose_N_Crantz

June was crazy busy. We averaged about 200-300 cakes every fri-sat-sun. We did have one exception weekend where we had 500.



Good Grief! Where do you work??



I was wondering the same thing lol

One of my Mom's friends is a florist and she said that last year she had weddings coming out the ying yang. Booked solid with multiple weddings from April through to the end of October, but this year is very quiet for her too.

Hopefully the orders start to come in for everyone icon_smile.gif I only do a few cakes, but I get to do my first wedding cake for July 24th so I'm excited about that.




I work at Sam's Club. 'Nuff said.

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