Customer asked for my recipe....hmmmm

Decorating By LoriMc Updated 3 Oct 2013 , 3:32am by kikiandkyle

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!

17 replies
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.

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!!

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."

sweettooth101 Posted 3 Oct 2013 , 12:19am
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I am so happy she liked my cake however the recipe is a trade secret.

cazza1 Posted 3 Oct 2013 , 1:12am
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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
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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
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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, 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
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BakingSis, Can I have your frosting recipe?  hahahahahahahahahaha

kikiandkyle Posted 3 Oct 2013 , 3:32am
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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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