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In my day job (not a baker) we work up 3D renderings of custom items. We will be happy to show & review it with the potential customer but tell them that the designs are the property of the company until they put down their deposit. If they really want the renderings then we charge 10% of the quote and they can take with them. If they choose to sign a contract & pay a deposit then we will credit their invoice the amount that they paid for the drawings. We usually say,...
Jan I would love to take credit but this is from another CC member "costumeczar" I love her blog & her wit!
It's sad that there are so many out there. I get them all time in my day job! "ACaketoRemember" has a great article on her blog where she has fun with these guys- it's a must read: http://acaketorememberva.blogspot.com/p/fun-with-email-scammers.html
LMAO! At least you have notice! My MIL ALWAYS calls a week before she needs a cake & I get "I just need a groom's cake for someone at the church (she's the Preacher's wife), he works in concrete." And that's ALL the short notice info I get.... I'm still not sure she knows exactly what I do even though I make an awesome cake every year for Thanksgiving.   I know I'm not being very helpful (LOL) so just take a deep breath & tell her you'll take care of it & she'll have...
Thank you Jason, I guessed I missed that.
Thank you, I was just fixing to post a link!!!! Apparently not everyone in Florida is aware of this. (I think I posted in another discussion the year 2012, oh well) 
I admit that did not read all of the posts b/c they were off subject so I hope this helps. (1) I am from Florida and Florida passed the Cottage Food Law in July 2011 so it is legal for her to sell her cakes from home. (2) I agree with the poster that suggested you reschedule as the date conflicts with non business hours for you. The customer has the right to check it out and the OP doesn't have a problem showing it. I certainly wouldn't want a customer coming into my...
How about modeling chocolate? You can do a lot of the same things with chocolate as you can fondant. You can use white chocolate and color it whatever color you need. HTH
Michael's, Hobby Lobby & JoAnn's Fabrics are great places to find stuff. There is a fondant tool set (the tools have different colored handles & it comes in a box with a clear lid) that would be GREAT! There is also a fondant cutter (looks like a pizza cutter), different sized decorating bags, fondant mats (embossed), there are also fondant embossers (in tool kits with clear lids- should be near the other tools). Different sizes & shapes of spatulas is good to have....
Pretty much any tool or spatula. I can never have too many! Cutters, bags, embossers, embossing mats, gift certificate so she can go pickn what she needs, and the list goes on. Just go stand in the cake aisle & if it fits in the stocking....
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