Kitagrl Posted 15 Apr 2012 , 5:37pm
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For those of you who know me and CakeInfatuation (Cakes by Suzy and Truly Custom Cakery)...we are merging our home businesses into a storefront cake shop!!!!! We just signed the lease and a small loan this past week and we are getting ready to renovate the shop!

The business will be named "Truly Custom Cakery" so Cakes by Suzy is officially no longer....but its an investment on my part to be privileged to join forces with CakeInfatuation and become a "cake boutique" in our area. We were both outgrowing our homes and it was just time to move out. Our families will be SO HAPPY to see alllllllll our cake junk go out that front door! haha.

Both of our photos will start to be posted under "CakeInfatuation" now....not sure if my old photos can be merged or not but either way, "Kitagrl" will now be the same as "CakeInfatuation".

Our Facebook page will be keeping everyone up on the move.....just wanted everyone to know!!!!! icon_smile.gif

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AnnieCahill Posted 15 Apr 2012 , 5:59pm
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Woot! Congratulations on the merge. I hope you guys have lots of great fun together!

sberryp Posted 15 Apr 2012 , 7:08pm
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Congratulations!!!! I love ya'll designes!!!

MimiFix Posted 15 Apr 2012 , 7:10pm
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Congratulations, ladies! I wish you the best!!

nicunurse Posted 15 Apr 2012 , 9:48pm
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Best of Luck!!! You go girls!!! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

lyndim Posted 15 Apr 2012 , 10:37pm
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Mozel tov! thumbs_up.gif

tigachu Posted 16 Apr 2012 , 2:26am
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Congrats icon_biggrin.gif

bonnscakesAZ Posted 16 Apr 2012 , 3:48am
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How fun! Congrats!

scp1127 Posted 16 Apr 2012 , 5:31am
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Congratulations. Please keep us informed of your journey to opening.

CWR41 Posted 16 Apr 2012 , 9:05am

Much success, Stacy and Suzy!

Marianna46 Posted 16 Apr 2012 , 9:42am

Am very happy for both of you. I've always loved your cakes separately and can't wait to see what you come up with together

Kitagrl Posted 16 Apr 2012 , 11:29am

Thanks so much everyone!

Cakepro Posted 16 Apr 2012 , 5:59pm

Congratulations!!

And I really, really, REALLY hope you two are super-compatible. That's going to be what makes it or breaks it.

Wishing you the very best!! icon_smile.gif

cakegrandma Posted 16 Apr 2012 , 6:09pm

Congratulations on your next step in business. I am so glad your businesses have outgrown your homes and we all look forward to seeing photos of the update in the building. May your business continue to prosper.

mom2twogrlz Posted 16 Apr 2012 , 6:34pm

YAY for you guys!!! Congrats on the upward move!!!

lilmissbakesalot Posted 16 Apr 2012 , 6:44pm

Congrats!!! I recently did something very similar and it has been a dream come true. I wish you both much success!!!!!

Kitagrl Posted 16 Apr 2012 , 6:56pm
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Originally Posted by Cakepro

Congratulations!!

And I really, really, REALLY hope you two are super-compatible. That's going to be what makes it or breaks it.

Wishing you the very best!! icon_smile.gif




I think we will be! We've been business acquaintances and then after that, friends, since she opened her home business in 2009. Just getting to know one another, we have many similarities in our businesses but at the same time, different strengths....we really think its gonna work out great. icon_smile.gif

lissyUK Posted 16 Apr 2012 , 10:02pm

How exciting for you both! You are both, individually, ridiculouly talented. Combined?- I think your competition is probably sobbing right now!!!

Best of luck! x

imanah Posted 18 Apr 2012 , 8:05am

I wish you both the best of success!

SugaredSaffron Posted 18 Apr 2012 , 2:24pm

Congratulations! Sounds like an amazing combination thumbs_up.gif

SammieB Posted 18 Apr 2012 , 2:40pm

I've been facebook stalking you for a while b/c, well, you guys are both fabulous. That circus cake you did was just jaw-droppingly amazing! Good luck to you both! I know you will be super successful. icon_smile.gif

Kitagrl Posted 18 Apr 2012 , 2:49pm

Thanks so much everyone!

elliespartycake Posted 18 Apr 2012 , 3:12pm

Congratulations ladies; wishing you nothing but success!

Kiddiekakes Posted 18 Apr 2012 , 5:41pm

Congratulations!! Best of Luck to you both.... thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

enchantedcreations Posted 18 Apr 2012 , 5:48pm

I'm very excited for you both. I wish you the best of luck, but I know you don't need it!

Cakery2012 Posted 18 Apr 2012 , 6:08pm

Really I think some people are just clueless as to how much a carved or other custom cake costs .

I've read many times the first two questions should be what is your budget and how many people do you want to feed . This clears up a lot of questions right off the bat . Then you can listen to what the client has in mind , This cuts to the chase and saves more back and forth .

If I had a business and say a facebook page I would clearly state that carved cakes start at $XXX.
Yes I know some people do and people still ask for a $300 cake for $50.

Good luck to OP and remember as the pros here have said you need to market to those who are willing to pay your prices . .

Kitagrl Posted 18 Apr 2012 , 6:27pm
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Originally Posted by Cakery2012

Really I think some people are just clueless as to how much a carved or other custom cake costs .

I've read many times the first two questions should be what is your budget and how many people do you want to feed . This clears up a lot of questions right off the bat . Then you can listen to what the client has in mind , This cuts to the chase and saves more back and forth .

If I had a business and say a facebook page I would clearly state that carved cakes start at $XXX.
Yes I know some people do and people still ask for a $300 cake for $50.

Good luck to OP and remember as the pros here have said you need to market to those who are willing to pay your prices . .




Yep...the nice thing is that we each have a current business that already does that. We already have a $200 minimum and we are maxing out our schedules with those orders. We already have pretty much our market and our target clients coming.... with the merge, we just have room to expand and accept some of those orders we've been turning away due to lack of space and time and commercial ovens, etc. Plus with a storefront we can have a higher end consult room and even further target the higher end clients. Thanks!

imagenthatnj Posted 18 Apr 2012 , 6:30pm

I think Cakery2012 didn't mean to post on this thread. That was for another thread on pricing.

Kitagrl Posted 18 Apr 2012 , 6:31pm
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Originally Posted by imagenthatnj

I think Cakery2012 didn't mean to post on this thread. That was for another thread on pricing.




LOL! Oh okay thanks!

QTCakes1 Posted 19 Apr 2012 , 2:22am

Congratulations! It has been great to see the evolution of your business from home to storefront.

And that Circus cake is absolutely INSANE!

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