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And yeah, it's hot here, dressing up? Ain't got time fo' dat!
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I think this link - is for the article you were mentioning..  http://sugarzen.wordpress.com/2012/05/30/im-not-worthy/

Yep, that's it. How did you DO that? Actually, don't explain, as long as folks get the info. Thanks

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I think this link - is for the article you were mentioning..  http://sugarzen.wordpress.com/2012/05/30/im-not-worthy/

Thank you for posting this.  It addresses my own feelings exactly..... and sets my mind at ease, somewhat...

I might even purchase a chef coat now. icon_smile.gif

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Ok, that was a photo shoot I won, hope no one thinks I look like that all the time!

Shoot, I am about as far from looking like that as you can imagine. Ok, hair pulled back, thin button up blouse over a tank top, and jeans. Flip flops too! (gasp!) Srsly. But I don't look thrown together, I'm presentable but casual, and my meeting space is very neat and clean. Some Brazilian jazz radio in the background, hanging lanterns with scented candles lit...cozy, nice, not stuffy.

But no, Marie Freakin Antoinette is not greeting the customers with a cake in hand...ha ha ha!

Awww...my bubble is burst. Seriously though I didn't think you dressed like that al lof the time but I could totally see you rockin this

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I am making a delivery shortly and now I am rethinking my capris and tank top. Hmm...
post #21 of 43
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Awww...my bubble is burst. Seriously though I didn't think you dressed like that al lof the time but I could totally see you rockin this

Not. A. Chance. But thanks for thinking that!
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post #22 of 43

I've just been having this conversation.  I'm having my logo redesigned and I was thinking of what to get it embroidered on.  Pick-ups are at my home, and I think it would be a little odd to throw a chef coat on for that, but maybe I'll begin to wear an apron with my logo on it.  Deliveries I think the chef coat is the way to go.  Right now I wear business casual for interacting with clients.  That includes make-up and I pull my hair back, and usually a skirt or dress, but that's what I'm most comfortable in.

 

What you wear absolutely reflects on your business!  

post #23 of 43
For consultations I wear black jeans and a pink chef coat, with my hair up. For pickups I take a quick sponge to my black jeans and wear a T-shirt because I am still working on other orders and I will sweat in my coat, plus I don't want it dirty! And for deliveries I wear my coat again. I always wear tennis shoes with funky laces.
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Not. A. Chance. But thanks for thinking that!

I just about wet my pants laughing when I saw that outfit and thought of you in it. Bwuahahahahaha!
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Ha ha ha!
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post #26 of 43

I think I will be sporting some black pants and stylish shirt. I will wear my chef coat for deliveries..as in I put it on right before pulling out the cake. ITs HOT here. I have a new found respect for anyone who wears them..oh my gosh cooking all day in a hot kitchen I'm surprised chefs aren't nude or have a kiddy pool in the back.

Anyhow I just cook in my regular jeans and t-shirt.

I like the ideas from AZcouture on the music, candles, ect.

 

 

Question if the client is just coming for a wedding consultation and you aren't serving cake, as in its already in a box and wrapped, do you still need to wear your hair up?

 

Not trying to high jack you batterup...:)
 

post #27 of 43
I think the hair thing is up to you, but I just do it anyways, because I don't really ever wear my hair down. Unless I just washed and blowdried it, which I rarely do. Blowdry that is.
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post #28 of 43

Oh come on AZ we know you don't wash your hair...lol..jk

Ya I wear mine down primarily so that is why I was wondering. Plus I think I look better with it down.
 

post #29 of 43
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Ha ha ha!

Must admit I tried to picture myself in it to, and I laughed even harder.

 

I usually wear my hair in a ponytail when meeting people, but that's because I don't want to shed hair in the samples.

post #30 of 43
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Originally Posted by AZCouture View Post

I think the hair thing is up to you, but I just do it anyways, because I don't really ever wear my hair down. Unless I just washed and blowdried it, which I rarely do. Blowdry that is.

I mostly wear mine up too. I hate the way it feels on my neck when it is down, and I always fiddle with it, and if a split end catches my eye, somehow, I want to peel it back, haha. Yes, freakish, and unprofessional! I think I look better with I'd down, though.

I sort of just made a rule that no one walks around the bakery with their hair down. We can bring in groceries and put them away, or run and grab a frozen cupcake, but if you are out there, you tie your hair back.

Oh, and I have never been a blow drier person, but now that my hair is so thin, I need the body it gives! My hair literally looks pasted to my scalp if I let it dry naturally.
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