VickeyC Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 9:54pm
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Today is the day that Creative Confections by Vickey was born! Yippppeeeee! icon_lol.gif
I am legal! I have been working diligently from daylight to way past dark for the past 3 weeks, but it has all panned out. The health inspector came by this morning for my inspection and I received a 98. Business license (both county and city) are on the wall right next to my inspection. Can you tell that I am excited?
Sorry this is gonna be long, but I just have to share.
OK. Here goes I am the mother of 2 beautiful daughters and have a wonderful husband. My oldest daughter is in Spec. Ed and is on an abbreviated day at school. She goes in at 8, we pick her up at 10:20, take her back at 1:20 and then she comes home at 3:20. So I have not been able to work a real job in a while and things have been getting really tough for us financially. About 1 ½ months ago, I decided that I wanted to start baking and decorating cakes to sell. So I started doing a little research, found Cake Central (thank God I did), and started praying (Lord if its your will, You will have to make it happen.) With the finances being so tight, I just knew that I wasnt gonna be able to afford a lot of the things that I would need to start a business.
Started out that I went to Michaels (really wanting the Ultimate Decorating Kit) but thought that I would settle for what we could afford ( not much). I already had the bare basics, Id be ok. Well, a total stranger walks up to me and handed me a coupon for 45% off. She told me that I needed to use that coupon today! So I did, and I got the kit that I was wanting for only $110.
Then I started looking for a 3 compartment sink. Found an article that a restaurant about 1 ½ hrs away had built a new restaurant and was having a yard sale to get rid of the things from the old one. There I found a 90 3 compartment sink with 2 drain boards ($959 value), with the 3 rotary waste valves ($59.99 each) and faucet ($52.99). All of this for only $200.00. icon_eek.gif Shelves for dry storage (5- 4 shelves, coasters, etc.) brand new for $50.00. I had a stove, bought my residential hood for $20. Bought a brand new 6 QT Kitchen aide for $300. I had the extra space at my home with an entrance without coming into the living quarters. My Dear Dad (72 y/o) has worked so hard to help and has done all of the electrical and plumbing at NO Charge.
I know that I have a very long way to go before I am half as good at decorating as some of you folks, but I am practicing daily and know that this is meant to be. icon_wink.gif I am The ONLY licensed cake shop in town, so I really expect this business to do well. thumbs_up.gif Keep your fingers crossed!
Thanks for reading!

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gingerbreadtogo Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 9:59pm
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What a great story.. Amazing how life works sometimes.

I wish you the best..

Loucinda Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 10:03pm
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Sending you lots of cake order good wishes! Congratulations!!

cutthecake Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 10:14pm
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Best wishes for a successful adventure!

theonlynameleft Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 10:31pm
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Congratulations - thats awesome! Sounds like it was definately "meant to be". Hope everything goes smoothly and you are flooded with customers! thumbs_up.gif

ILoveDaffodils Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 10:38pm
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Congratulations and good luck!!!

Gerle Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 10:39pm
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Congrats and the best of luck to you. I'm sure you're going to do just wonderful!

bakingpw Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 10:53pm
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Congratulatory Cake hugs coming your way. Best wishes for every success!

yaxeni Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 10:56pm
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congrats! best wishes.

all4cake Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 11:05pm

Congratulations!

PattyT Posted 11 Oct 2010 , 11:16pm

Congratulations and sending lots of good wishes your way.

VickeyC Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 12:00am

Thanks ya'll. I am just soooooo excited! icon_biggrin.gif I may be calling out for help from time to time. But I know that my caking friends have my back. icon_lol.gif

tonyas_jewels Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 12:28am

How exciting for you, i wish i could do that also!! Wishing you all the best and lots of orders icon_smile.gif

Motta Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 1:30am

Great story and I'm so happy for you that it all worked out so well! I wish you lots of success!!!!

mimi4bye Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 1:42am

Wonderful story. Wishing you lots of luck and continued blessings! icon_smile.gif

annacakes Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 1:45am

CHARGE!!!! Go girl. All the best to you.

cakesdivine Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 2:30am

Whoo hoo! Congrats! You will do awesome!

tokazodo Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 2:46am

God chooses special parents for special kids!
God bless you and your family and good luck with your new business. I'm proud of you and your hard work and I hope and pray more good things come your way!
Best wishes to you and yours!

sari66 Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 3:32am

Congratulations! Wishing you loads of success

wespam Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 12:50pm

Praise God! Proverbs 3:6

Pam from Bama

VickeyC Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 12:56pm

Thank you all for the well wishes. icon_biggrin.gif I am excited, nervous and still in aw that it all came together so quickly and smoothly. icon_surprised.gif

Thanks tokazodo. Having a special child can be very stressfull at times, but I know that there will be no more put on me than what I can handle. Of course with Gods help. icon_smile.gif

I forgot to mention, the sign company wanted $75-100, just to cut the letters out for my sign. That is with me building a sign and putting the letters and all on it and hanging it, etc. I found a Cricut on e-bay for @ $70 including shipping, so that I can cut my own vinyl letters. My design that I used for my cards should be a very simple design to create on there as well.

Thanks to indydebi for input and opinion and answering my pm's. She has allowed me to pick her wonderful "cake business" mind over the last couple of weeks and has been my cheerleader behind the scenes. Deb you are still my cakeing hero! thumbs_up.gif LOL

dinascakes Posted 12 Oct 2010 , 1:12pm

What an awesome story!! Congrats and good luck on your business venture!!

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