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How I got unexpected orders...lol

post #1 of 25
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I went to the place where we're going to be taking outdoor wedding pictures this Sat. and to break off the conversaton to get going I said...Well, I gotta get going.... I have to finish baking the wedding cakes...
This morning the guy that owns the property we're using for the wedding shoot calls me and orders a sheet cake for his wifes birthday....
I said what do you want on it...he said...Happy Birthday Honey... I asked what kind of decorations, flavor of cake, and he said he would leave that up to me...LOL....
Then I went to pay my son's football letterman jacket at a local company here where I live, because the football booster secretary works there....and when I walked in...I said....Excuse how I look....I've been baking wedding cakes all morning...lol...and her secretary says... I need a wedding cake to serve about 100 people for Dec. 31st.. her daughter is getting married... So I have that cake to do now... they'll call with flavor and colors later on...LOL..
Maybe I should excuse myself more often....LOL...
Well, that's my little story for the day..
Happy baking,
cakegal
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post #2 of 25
Way to go thumbs_up.gif
I'm with you - drop that little line everywhere, girl!
post #3 of 25
Lol... word of mouth works ... even if it's in the form of "excuse how I look" lol .. I'm so happy for you cakegal!!! congrats icon_smile.gif
Cheryl a/k/a ntertayneme (n-ter-tayne-me)
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Cheryl a/k/a ntertayneme (n-ter-tayne-me)
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post #4 of 25
Too cute! Good for you!
post #5 of 25
Hey Cakegal,
that is a wonderful way to boost your business. Keep it up! and their word of mouth will help you a bunch too!
~Sweet~ =0)
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post #6 of 25
We should sprinkle our clothes & faces with flour & excuse ourselves more often! You go cake girl!
post #7 of 25
THAT IS GREAT CAKEGAL! WORD OF MOUTH WORKS WONDERFUL. GOOD LUCK!
post #8 of 25
If only everyone's cake orders came that easily!!! lol That's GREAT!! icon_biggrin.gif
Come let your hair down!
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Come let your hair down!
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post #9 of 25
I've dropped the "Oh I can't do it that day, I have to do a wedding cake" at my son's t-ball... got orders from that too! Congrats on your growing business!
My drug of choice is FROSTING!
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My drug of choice is FROSTING!
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post #10 of 25
That would be funny if we walked around with powder sugar all over us and colored icing on our shoes! I am going to hve to try one of those lines!
post #11 of 25
LOL Very slick. icon_wink.gif

Do you think it would be too much if I stuck an icing spatula behind my ear? icon_lol.gif

This makes me think of the commercial - I think it's for rice krispy treats? - where the woman pretends she was slaving in the kitchen and throws some flour on herself before she takes the dessert out to her family. Was that rice krispies or have I been inhaling too much powdered sugar? icon_razz.gif
post #12 of 25
Ironbaker, I got the visual and can't stop laughing!
post #13 of 25
Ironbaker, I know the commercial and I cannot for the life of me remember what the dessert was. Very funny though. icon_lol.gif

I started bringing my "calling card" (ie: business cards) with me when I go to the grocery store. When people see me standing in line with all the mixes, sugars, flour, etc they always ask the same question, "Baking something?" Of course, I would love to give a sarcastic answer icon_twisted.gif like, "No, I have a spaceship full of aliens visiting and they only eat sugar water and flour." but I smile and say yes, CAKES which leads to me giving them my card. icon_smile.gif

Very smooth Cakegal! I will have to remember to slip that in my conversation more. icon_smile.gif

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Kind words are like honey, sweet to the taste and good for your health. Pr 16:24
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Kind words are like honey, sweet to the taste and good for your health. Pr 16:24
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post #14 of 25
bj that absolutely was the rice krispies commercial. What a great way to get business!!! Go Cakegal!
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post #15 of 25
Ironbaker, have you ever heard of Bill Engvall? He's one of those Blue Collar comedians (my favorite) who comes up with smart alec answers to dumb questions and then says "Here's your sign".... that's what you need to do!

Debbi
Spanish sugar, French Pastry, Swiss chocolate, and American Apple Pie. How much sweeter can life get????
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Spanish sugar, French Pastry, Swiss chocolate, and American Apple Pie. How much sweeter can life get????
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