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post #46 of 68
Daniela, I hope it works out for you too! The nice thing would be, once you are a licensed business, you can purchase ingredients at wholesale prices and that will make one huge difference!
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post #47 of 68
Do you have your own business??
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post #48 of 68
No, I don't operate as a licensed business, I don't want to go to that level of work. I have thought about it though, but I have two cats, so that would be out of the question here.
Interestingly, you can bake for restaurants and such without being licensed. I had a business offer but declined. They expect to make all of the profit, might as well have worked at a bakery, it just wasn't worth it.
So I don't adverise and I just do cakes for people with some sort of connection to me. In most areas you can do that within limits.
Haha, gettting too old for the amount of work required!
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post #49 of 68
Whatever,
you told me that we're 16 years apart!!!!!!! I don't know how comfortable you feel about posting your age but I'm not old so that means that you're definately not old!!!


BTW You're in Ottawa, right?? So that should mean that our laws are the same. Good info to know
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post #50 of 68
Heehee, well the rules should be the same but with the amalgamation and the by-laws still being incorporated, who knows, haha! I heard from one lady in our area that was told that if she kept the amount of cakes down to just a few a week, it was ok. I do know that for licensing there is a rule about owning pets. That is one reason why I stick with people that know me, they come to the house, they see the pets, no surprises.
Haha, I am 51 and let me tell you, after menopause, it is a whole different ballgame, energy wise. Geesh when I think of all the things I could do just 5 years ago and now, what a difference. Haha, so yeah, I am going to use my age as an excuse, I am a lot slower! Since I broke my shoulder, I just don't have the same arm strength, that is my excuse and I am sticking to it!
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post #51 of 68
You always put a smile on my face Squirrelly. You know what, you strike me as a very energetic person. I can't see you being slow at all.
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post #52 of 68
Heehee, well then, I must have a good act, haha! I just have to get back to that old energy level, hhmn, where is my spinach...
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post #53 of 68
I think so!!!!!!! icon_lol.gif You sound like you'd be a very fun person to work with!!
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post #54 of 68
You sound like fun too Daniela, we have to have a good time, life is way too short and serious!
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post #55 of 68
Couldn't have said it better myself!!!


Thanks for the compliment icon_biggrin.gif
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post #56 of 68
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Originally Posted by SquirrellyCakes


I guess that is difficult and also interesting at the same time.
Well, I have been to Traverse City! Used to live in Sault Ste. Marie Ontario, across the border from the Soo, Michigan. Hugs Squirrelly Cakes



Squirrelly, I just found out today we are most likely moving to the Soo (Michigan side icon_biggrin.gif ) We won't know for sure for a while and it won't be till next summer most likely that we move. : )

I am excited to be going back to MI! : )
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post #57 of 68
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Originally Posted by SquirrellyCakes


I guess that is difficult and also interesting at the same time.
Well, I have been to Traverse City! Used to live in Sault Ste. Marie Ontario, across the border from the Soo, Michigan. Hugs Squirrelly Cakes



Squirrelly, I just found out today we are most likely moving to the Soo (Michigan side icon_biggrin.gif ) We won't know for sure for a while and it won't be till next summer most likely that we move. : )

I am excited to be going back to MI! : )


Ooh, lucky you! I have to say that my absolute favourite city to live in was the Soo, Ontario. We used to go over to Mackinac Island often. So many nice resort areas to see and all within a few hours.
Haha, mind you lots of snow, but then, you should be used to that, right, haha!
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post #58 of 68
Well it doesn't snow that much here in Juneau although last year was an exception. We got a new metal roof and we had about 4 feet of snow on it when it decided to all come off at once.

My hubby was home with the kids and heard and loud whoomp! They were snowed in! And I was snowed out. I got home at 6:30 at night, (and dark) and the snow from the driveway all the way to the front door was neck deep from the burm of snow falling off the roof.

Luckily the shovel was in the driveway and I was able to dig my way in, LOL.

I am definately getting a snow blower for the Soo snow, LOL!

I love Taquamenon falls and the lighthouse at whitefish bay. I was there years ago. Now I will be close by! : )
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post #59 of 68
I am so jealous, haha! Yes, a snowblower, definitely a must! But you know, you really get to know your neighbours when you spend your free time in the winter, shovelling, haha! We had more fun shovelling with our neighbours, whoever finished first helped the others. Then three homes bought a snowblower from a neighbour that was retiring to Florida. Haha, can you say lemon. Darn thing ended up in the shop more than we ever used it. We were considering shipping it off to the neighbour in Florida, to use on his lawn, haha!
Well, if you ever get to the Canuck Soo side, see if the Party Palace is still there. That was a wonderful place to purchase cake decorating things and they had the most fabulous pre-made assortment of roses and flowers and such in Royal Icing. I don't think I have ever seen the wonderful royal work that they did, anywhere else.
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post #60 of 68
I think it would make life a lot easier to just be able to say, I'll let you know the price once I see how many hours it's going to take me. But since that's not reality, I think that putting it in writing is a good idea. But then if you say that an 8" B-day cake is $15-20 then they are going to think that an 8" wedding cake should be that too. Don't ya think? I don't know I'm still losing my bottom. I did 1/2 sheet for $25 and was tickled. But it was very simple with a shark tales kit on it. I'm still learning too.
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