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Oh ladies, I'll pm you the ones from my town and give you instructions on how to check it daily for lots of jaw dropping horrifying examples of what not to do when selling cakes.

 

 

Can you pm me those? The only fb pages I could find on my town seemed governmental or business listings. I'd like to know who's selling cakes illegally.

post #17 of 63
If you go to Facebook and type something like "buy sell trade (your location)" in the search bar at the top you should find local groups in your area. Craigslist is another good starting point.
post #18 of 63
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If you go to Facebook and type something like "buy sell trade (your location)" in the search bar at the top you should find local groups in your area. Craigslist is another good starting point.

Exactly. I'll pm mine to show you.

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Anyways, this blog post I wrote awhile back sums it up pretty well. And yes, I got some hate mail. icon_biggrin.gificon_twisted.gif

 

 

http://www.yumacouturecakes.org/2012/06/how-to-not-get-taken-seriously-everi-am.html

icon_lol.gificon_cry.gificon_lol.gificon_surprised.gif Please tell me you made up the one about the breast pump and the cow! You had to have made that up! Right? Right?

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icon_lol.gificon_cry.gificon_lol.gificon_surprised.gif Please tell me you made up the one about the breast pump and the cow! You had to have made that up! Right? Right?

OK, I just read the rest of your blog post and realized you made them all up. The cow one was brilliant, though!

post #21 of 63

icon_lol.gif Yeah, I had to make throw in some stuff that was bizarre...but there are some ridiculous things that go on, and the cake one, is exactly what happens sometimes, the only thing I "embellished" was the poor decorator's final response. 

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WoW, dark side of FB. Someone in my area is selling an opened bag of diapers...

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WoW, dark side of FB. Someone in my area is selling an opened bag of diapers...
Burn her!
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post #24 of 63
Thread Starter 

Thanks everyone!!!  I really appreciate the replies.  Its been a busy couple of weeks so I am slow in catching up with everything.  

 

Jason, I read your article and 100% agree!  

 

AZCouture, I agree with you also about the FB pages.  Most people are looking for ANYTHING cheap, not just cakes.  But I have to admit the pages have brought me some inquiries without me even posting to them, rather people I know post recommending me!  

 

I am getting better at knowing I am pricing correctly, especially after a wedding cake I just did!  I don't want to be the cheap cake lady!!!

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Anyways, this blog post I wrote awhile back sums it up pretty well. And yes, I got some hate mail. icon_biggrin.gificon_twisted.gif

 

 

http://www.yumacouturecakes.org/2012/06/how-to-not-get-taken-seriously-everi-am.html

 

Thank you for the laugh!!!  I needed it!
post #26 of 63

Just saw this show up on a dog park group, called (town nickname) bake sale.  It was a closed group, when I just now went to copy/paste the summary saw it is now open.  A quick scan showed cakes, cupcakes, etc.  I will have to go back and see what all is on there.  This is the "about" summary: 

 

For me, there's only one thing better than spending the day in my kitchen making yummy baked goods, and that's spending the day making them for someone else. I made this page as a way for people who love to bake to find people who love baked goods. If you love to bake and would like to make a few bucks....or if you'd love fresh baked goodies, but hate being tied to the oven...this is the place for you!
post #27 of 63

Just read through it, it is a new facebook group so didn't take too long.  One person has cupcakes 6 for $10 or 12 for $20.  They look pretty good.

post #28 of 63
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Anyways, this blog post I wrote awhile back sums it up pretty well. And yes, I got some hate mail. icon_biggrin.gificon_twisted.gif

 

 

http://www.yumacouturecakes.org/2012/06/how-to-not-get-taken-seriously-everi-am.html


Love it!  I knocked my coffee over laughing  - "So, I can use it for my human baby then ?"   hahahahah..........  

Your post made the point!

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post #29 of 63
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Anyways, this blog post I wrote awhile back sums it up pretty well. And yes, I got some hate mail. icon_biggrin.gificon_twisted.gif

 

 

http://www.yumacouturecakes.org/2012/06/how-to-not-get-taken-seriously-everi-am.html

 

that was awesome! thank you for the laughter!!

 

you seriously got hate mail from that??? From the cheap cake ladies of the FB flea markets?

post #30 of 63

Are part-time/hobby bakers really viewed as under-cutting and looked down upon by full-time bakers? That is kind of the feeling I get, even though I am going through everything to make sure I run a legit business and am fairly pricing (by doing research with regards to what other local bakers are charging), getting the proper permits and licensing, etc.  Do full-time bakers really see small home/hobby bakers as people trying to cut into their business?

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