LoriMc Posted 2 Oct 2013 , 12:38pm
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Got an email last night from someone I made a cake for earlier in the year.  She says her mom was wanting my strawberry cake recipe. Is is weird I don't want to give it to her? 

 

Anybody else dealt with this? I don't know what to say!

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jgifford Posted 2 Oct 2013 , 12:45pm
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Tell her "Thank you - that's a wonderful compliment. However, that's not something I do." Period. End of story.

Kadesan Posted 2 Oct 2013 , 1:18pm
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Tell her "Thank you - that's a wonderful compliment. However, that's not something I do." Period. End of story.

 

^^^ Perfect reply.

Stitches Posted 2 Oct 2013 , 2:27pm
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Originally Posted by jgifford 
 

Tell her "Thank you - that's a wonderful compliment. However, that's not something I do." Period. End of story.

 

Ditto.

 

It's perfectly o.k. to decline.

remnant3333 Posted 2 Oct 2013 , 4:10pm
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 After telling her you can not give her your family recipe let her know that she can go on the internet and find all kinds of strawberry cake recipes to make. Your strawberry cake recipe must taste really great!!!! Nothing wrong with not sharing your recipes if you choose not to!!

farmgirl2012 Posted 2 Oct 2013 , 4:12pm
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Originally Posted by remnant3333 
 

 After telling her you can not give her your recipe let her know that she can go on the internet and find all kinds of strawberry cake recipes to make. Your strawberry cake recipe must taste really great!!!!

 I agree!! All kinds of recipes on the internet!

LoriMc Posted 2 Oct 2013 , 4:17pm
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It's the steady2hands recipe on this site, lol.

kikiandkyle Posted 2 Oct 2013 , 4:41pm
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ADoes she call her local takeout place and ask for their recipes?

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 2 Oct 2013 , 6:08pm
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"Thank you, I would be happy to make her one, since she loved it so much! Here is my price list."

MimiFix Posted 2 Oct 2013 , 6:45pm
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"Thank you, I would be happy to make her one, since she loved it so much! Here is my price list."

 

As above. Or reply, "Yes, you can have my recipe when I am no longer in business."  Giving away recipes is like giving away the keys to your cash register.

Stitches Posted 2 Oct 2013 , 8:24pm

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Originally Posted by scrumdiddlycakes 
 

"Thank you, I would be happy to make her one, since she loved it so much! Here is my price list."

 

Another perfect response!

sweettooth101 Posted 3 Oct 2013 , 12:19am

I am so happy she liked my cake however the recipe is a trade secret.

cazza1 Posted 3 Oct 2013 , 1:12am

just on a side note; Kikyandkyle you must have great take away places near you.  I certainly would not want the recipes from the ones near us!

kikiandkyle Posted 3 Oct 2013 , 1:40am

There is this Thai place that is amazing. I actually was picking up food there a couple of weeks ago and this lady was getting two tubs of their yellow curry sauce, she said she was having a dinner party but couldn't make sauce like theirs so she was cheating! She was cooking the meat and vegetables and than adding their sauce. 

Baking Sis Posted 3 Oct 2013 , 1:51am

Once upon a time, I worked in a bakery...brought in some of my cake because the owner was curious.  Then he told me he would buy my recipe for my frosting...um, nope...didn't even consider it!  Nice guy; loved working for him and it was quite a compliment.  Through the years, many have asked for the recipe and I politely decline.  It is what the people remember most..not too sweet and very tasty.

shanter Posted 3 Oct 2013 , 3:22am

BakingSis, Can I have your frosting recipe?  hahahahahahahahahaha

shanter Posted 3 Oct 2013 , 3:26am

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Originally Posted by kikiandkyle 
 

There is this Thai place that is amazing. I actually was picking up food there a couple of weeks ago and this lady was getting two tubs of their yellow curry sauce, she said she was having a dinner party but couldn't make sauce like theirs so she was cheating! She was cooking the meat and vegetables and than adding their sauce. 

 

There's one Thai restaurant I like because of their salad dressing (and their Pad See Ew). I asked for the dressing recipe and they gave it to me. It makes about 8 gallons! I have yet to try to cut it down to a manageable size.and try to make it.

kikiandkyle Posted 3 Oct 2013 , 3:32am

AI love Thai restaurant salad dressing. Drool. I bought every salad dressing I could find at the Asian grocery store trying to figure out which one was the most similar (the answer was none).

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