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Just wondering.... about this group...stupid idea?

post #1 of 121
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I posted this as a private message because I was too chicken to put it up but then decided to anyway. I was thinking that I often wish I could get an occasion cake to someone I care about in another state or city. Then I was thinking how widespread this group is. Now I am sure there are lots of reasons why it would not work but.... what if.... there was a group of people who were willing if they had the time, etc. to make a cake for someone. Cakes could not be too elaborate or perhaps $$. IF, however, it was voluntary and I had a posting of what I could or was willing to do.... Like someone said "Hey Jopalis my brother lives in your area...could you make a cake for him?." Or someone could post to a folder about a cake needed and see if they get any replies... Probably would only work for folks who had the time to do it. Just an idea...don't shoot me or hit me with sock of old fondant as Melvira might....ROFLMAO. Ordering cakes by mail is so expensive and you don't know if they are even going to be good. OK... I had a thought now I have to go lie down....LOL! Feel free to not tell me if you think I am an idiot...
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post #2 of 121
hey, don't be so hard on yourself! it sounds like a great idea!! it's not as if you'd be forcing anyone to do anything that they didn't want to do... i'd love it! especially since my entire family lives on the other side of the country icon_sad.gif
let me know if you do form a group!
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post #3 of 121
That's actually a great idea. I have friends and family all over the country as far as Hawaii. You can't always be there for special occasions, but this is a fantastic way of showing you are thinking of them.
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post #4 of 121
I think it is a very clever idea you have.
post #5 of 121
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I would love it too. Would we have to form group off of this forum or is it ok to just say have a folder with names of members that would like to be part of the consideration.... Someone posts need...if someone wants to do it they pm or e-mail.... I don't know.... I have a special relative who is sort of a shut in in Stamford, CT.... She got me thinking about it...
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post #6 of 121
I think the ideal way to do it is to form the group off this forum... create a forum of your own. That way it's more like a bulletin board - when you log in, you can see the cake requests, see if there's any you can fill, post a request if you need it. As they're filled, the requests can be taken down. People can post pics of the cakes they make for others...
I think it's a wonderful idea... kind of a pay it forward type of thing icon_smile.gif
post #7 of 121
This sounds like a great idea. Maybe you can pm the main guys here and see what they think!
post #8 of 121
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Maybe make it voluntary and if someone wants something elaborate they could contact privately to work out details.... Ideas....??
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post #9 of 121
What a great idea!! It's like a hallmark card but wayyy better! (when you care enough to send the best). I think we literally have members from every corner of the world, and states. How special would it be to have your sister get a cake from you, via proxy? I would definitely join the list!
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post #10 of 121
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I don't know how to do it off this forum....would we need a website... or just exchange e-mail addresses with those who want to participate and their locations.... Simple ideas kind of take on a life of their own.... Still think it sounds cool though.... I'm sure if any negative issue came up as result, the site would not want to be connected.
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post #11 of 121
I think that's a wonderful idea! LMK!
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post #12 of 121
I think it's a great idea. Make it a volunteer thing. And as stated if someone wants to pay for it they could work out payment arrangements through private messages or email. That way each party would have a copy of the said contract with the price quotes. I have a pay pal account and have offered people that as an option in paying me for my cakes if they don't have cash but would prefer using a credit card to purchase they can do so thru my paypal account.... is worth thinking about icon_smile.gif
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post #13 of 121
Hi Jopalis,,
I am in CALIFORNIA, just like you.. You can make me a cake !!!
LOL icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif .. I don't know where in CA you are at, but I am here in the Sacramento area. Where Ahrnold Schwartzenegger lives
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post #14 of 121
I dont see what could be negative about it. Its almost like a referral service for local bakers.
Sounds like a great idea to me!
post #15 of 121
I think it's a great idea too! I do not know too many people out of state but I would definitely be willing to fill orders when I could. Are we talking like a paid situation or just donation type thing? Before you start your board you could write out a "front page" kind of thing so everyone knows specifics too. We would also have to have some way to know that the order has been filled so someone doesn't get bombarded with birthday cakes...LOL!
Definitely let me know if you get this thing rolling....
HeatherMari

*edited because some other posts went up while I was writing the first time! I think even if we had an email list to give out of everyone willing to participate and there contact info that would be much easier than starting a board or running off CC and it might cause less confusion!
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