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Not trying to sound ungrateful at all. Not complaining either.  I have been doing cakes, from my kitchen, for about 3 years.  Had busy spurts where I wanted to just run away to find some sanity and then it would always die down. Winter months, almost nothing. Fine by me.   But now, this year, I'm getting so many inquiries and people calling my house, cell, (obviously some folks out there sharing my personal cell number) showing up to my home unannounced to "See where...
Hi everyone! Need help! Thanks in advance I assume this has been covered in the threads, but I can't seem to find one that tells me the best way to record utilities with my cakeboss. I have 2010 and have not really used it until this week (I made a resolution, sorry) So can someone chime in and tell me how to get utilities to show up in my pricing? Can it be recorded as an ingredient?   
   
It's politics. I have a sister in law and an adult niece who almost never pay for cakes they order. If there's to be peace in my husband's family toward the only DIL (me) I will make the cakes and never ask for a penny. Crappy deal, but that's been the situation so I completely sympathize!    They always ask " how much do I owe you?" out loud in front of the room, but the check never materializes. I think the attitude is, "Well, but don't you LOVE your...
Confectionery. Fits no matter how large you become and doesn't confine or define
Not at all, you needed to see this guy. It was awkward borderline menacing. After that whole episode I don't care if he likes me personally, but he was a jerk plain and simple to his fiancée and a complete stranger. She seemed excited at first but devolved into an almost apologetic/begging manner after refusing to speak or help her choose. I wonder at him for ruining the fun of the cake appointment which was a special occasion in her mind and her for putting up with that...
Just finished a wedding consultation with a couple who drove quite a ways to do a tasting and iron out details for a tentative Sept wedding cake.. I welcomed them, introduced myself, we sat down at my table where the beautifully plated cake, filling and frosting selection was laid out..  The Bride was pleasant but the groom basically refused to speak the whole time, not a shy sort of silence but more "I don't like you/ want to be here". He didn't taste almost anything on...
I don't do adult themed cakes either. The customer is NOT always right. No matter what anyone tells you. They are Not entitled to anything you feel uncomfortable making.  I have worked in retail for decades and can finally just say that out loud and I mean it! I don't have qualms about breaking up with a customer if after great service, nothing I can do will make her/him happy. There are plenty more where she came from, and who needs the stress? I KNOW I bend over...
I had one yesterday while searching for a solution to my method of lining my pans with a sheet of wax paper I cut myself for each pan. I checked into buying the parchment rounds from the cake supply store near me, but they were like 19 cents each! What? I'm too cheap for that! But I'm busy and Sick of taking the time to cut them. I happened to spy some extra Coffee Filters on the counter my husband left out after morning coffee, and it dawned on me. Food safe, 8" paper...
Thanks for the support, wisdom and chuckles. I needed that Howsweet, I'm right there with you! Thoughts go out to you and your family!
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