Originally Posted by aswartzw
It always annoys me over these topics that you have one half that justifies breaking the law because everyone does it and the other half condemns the law-breakers as if they've never broken a law before in their life. It's so silly.
ok you got us! of course everyone has sped.
but this is a cake forum, so let's compare apples to apples here and stick with the subject.
for all you illegal bakers out there...if you want to bake illegally and continue to do so even though you know it's wrong, that's up to you. but don't come on here looking for justification, and for those who did it the legal way to say "oh, it's okay...do what you need to do." b/c most likely it's not going to happen.
some of you talk about how caking helps provide for your family...well what happens when you get one bad customer who wants to make your life a living hell? they can sue you over anything...we live in a litigous society. it can be from getting someone sick, to delivering on the wrong day, to having the wrong shade of blue on the cake...it does happen! and although the case may get thrown out, you will still have to spend money defending it/paying them out of court, whatever!
and for me, with the whole "you can do cakes for family and friends and accept some money" debaters, i still say "no." and here's why...where do you draw the line? i come from a huge family and i've lived in the same town for 25 years and know a lot of people. and of course, everyone's your friend when you do cakes
if i totaled up all of the money i would have charged these people when i was doing free cakes for "family and friends" for two years, i would have made $10,000+. that's ten grand i'm taking away from other bakeries in the area.
at some point, you have to say, i either choose to do things the right way, or i choose not to. it's up to you.