Pastrybaglady Posted 24 Oct 2013 , 6:15pm
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Hi, I'm a newbie to decorating but I have been a home baker for over 30 years.  I recently joined CC and have read increasingly frustrated posts by the Pros over having to answer the same questions over and over again and getting into arguments because some take offense to their advice.  To these Pros I want to say your words have not fallen on deaf ears!  Because of your advice and words of wisdom I  filed the paperwork and paid the fees so as not to sell illegally, I have done my own research and do not ask pricing questions, I am trying to charge appropriately but if I discount friends and family I show on the invoice what it should have cost and then the discount so they know, I use the search before I post a question, I have turned down a wedding cake because I have never stacked a cake in my life (I'm mostly a cupcake and cookie girl) and a birthday cake because they wanted a Batman logo on it.  All this is to say your words ARE appreciated please keep up the good work and don't go away!

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Spireite Posted 24 Oct 2013 , 6:30pm
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I am a hobby baker in the UK, and the first time I stacked a cake was a Christening cake.  I still wouldn't attempt to decorate a wedding cake as I would hate that pressure of making it perfect!  I am attempting a second christening cake in the new year and want to try new(to me) techniques on it.  Luckily my friend seems happy for me to experiment.  Lots of inspiration to be had on this site :-D

IowaBaker Posted 24 Oct 2013 , 8:35pm
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I'm thankful to the pros and other experienced bakers, too. I've learned lots of tips, found out about all kinds of cake stuff I didn't know existed, stuff I didn't know about gluten-free baking (my dad's had celiac disease about 30 years and I thought my knowledge was pretty good), the legal and customer service conversations are fascinating, and that I will probably NOT be going pro! I can't believe how fast one has to move in a bakery! They make lightning look slow! I think I will stick with baking for home and free for close relatives. .

DeliciousDesserts Posted 24 Oct 2013 , 9:59pm
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AI just fell of my chair.

You made my day.

DeliciousDesserts Posted 24 Oct 2013 , 10:01pm
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AI hope that doesn't sound all fullnonmyself.

What I really mean is Thank You. Thank you for paying attention, for doing the research, for doing the hard work, and for caring enough to be invested.

kikiandkyle Posted 24 Oct 2013 , 10:08pm
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I agree 100%, the advice I have got from reading this forum for the last year has been so invaluable, I feel like I owe a lot of people some commission from my business once I have it up and running!

KatrinaBroughton Posted 24 Oct 2013 , 10:51pm
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I echo your sentiments as well. It was so well put I have nothing to add ... except ditto!

MimiFix Posted 25 Oct 2013 , 12:58am
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Pastrybaglady - Sweet! Really, really sweet.

ApplegumPam Posted 25 Oct 2013 , 2:24am
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Originally Posted by kikiandkyle 
 

I agree 100%, the advice I have got from reading this forum for the last year has been so invaluable, I feel like I owe a lot of people some commission from my business once I have it up and running!



Do you need my bank details???   bwahahaha

MBalaska Posted 25 Oct 2013 , 3:08am

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Originally Posted by Pastrybaglady 
 

Hi, I'm a newbie to decorating but I have been a home baker for over 30 years................ All this is to say your words ARE appreciated please keep up the good work and don't go away!

Well said, Pastrybaglady.

I'll continue to buy their books and DVD's and read their websites to support them.

MGP403 Posted 25 Oct 2013 , 6:40am

I couldn't have said it better my self.  Thanks Pastrybaglady for posting and thanks to everyone for all the great advice and information.

 

 

JWinslow Posted 25 Oct 2013 , 2:31pm

Bravo Pastrybaglady - well said!  :)

Pastrybaglady Posted 25 Oct 2013 , 9:18pm

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Originally Posted by DeliciousDesserts 

You made my day.

 

THAT is what I was going for! :D

mashy Posted 25 Oct 2013 , 9:56pm

Very well said!  I completely agree, thank you thank you thank you everyone!  I've been lurking and reading and searching for the past few months and have soaked up so much information without having to ask anything.  I'm about to attempt a three tier cake for my sister's baby shower and I'm not worried at all.  I'm actually looking forward to sharing it with all of you after I'm done and get your feedback and constructive criticism - there's always something I can do better next time!

JWinslow Posted 26 Oct 2013 , 3:37pm

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Very well said!  I completely agree, thank you thank you thank you everyone!  I've been lurking and reading and searching for the past few months and have soaked up so much information without having to ask anything.  I'm about to attempt a three tier cake for my sister's baby shower and I'm not worried at all.  I'm actually looking forward to sharing it with all of you after I'm done and get your feedback and constructive criticism - there's always something I can do better next time!


Good for you!  Looking forward to pictures :)

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