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post #76 of 87
Everyone stop what you are doing, take a deep breath, and repeat after me:

Ommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...
LL
Lauren~~Wife to Richard~~Mom to Olivia & Ruby
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Amateurs practice 'til they get it right. Professionals practice 'til they can't do it wrong.
I'm somewhere in the middle!
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Lauren~~Wife to Richard~~Mom to Olivia & Ruby
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Amateurs practice 'til they get it right. Professionals practice 'til they can't do it wrong.
I'm somewhere in the middle!
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post #77 of 87
I honestly don't understand why people were being so negative.
What she was suggestin is exactly how I started my business. When I started out 'building my portfolio', when someone would ask for something I'd never done before or I was still practicing at, I would do it at a discount because I wanted the experience and therefore whould have something to add to my portfolio. They were helping me practice and giving me a reason to try something new.
When I needed photos for my brochures I contacted a professional photographer whose regular price was $1500, but he told me that he had never done that kind of photograpy before (he was a wedding/portrait photographer), therefore he would do the pictures for $500 so that he could have something to 'add to his portfolio' in case other similar opportunities came up.

Everyone on this board was a rookie at some point.
If you don't need the experience or had no desire to fill her request, there was no need to respond.
It was directed towards people wanting/interested in helping.
post #78 of 87
My question is this.... Is there an actual monitor for this forum/thread? If so, how in this world are some of the entries on this thread allowed?

It's absolutely the most embarrassing thing in the world. I thought we were all adults... "mature adults" at that... but obviously some people need to go get them some 'nice' pills...

I thought we were supposed to be a "family"... dang... I can hear this kind of devouring on Jerry Springer or even Maury... maybe we should have a section set aside for just this genre of discussion so that the ones that don't want to see it or be a part of it can avoid these threads and not accidentally wind up on "Cake Central's As The Stomach Churns"...

Does Heath and Jackie find this type of thread acceptable? or maybe even amusing? It's really kind of sad that people can pounce as fast as some have on here... Wow!!! Even my husband was reading some of the entries and he said.. "Dang... sounds like a 'cat fight' to me"...

What a lovely group of people we have here. Makes me want to invite more to the CC family... HA!
"Where I come from it's Cornbread & Chicken...." - Alan Jackson
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post #79 of 87
Thread Starter 
First- thanks to the kind women here in the forum who posted right in the thread, and to several of you who mailed me privately to express your disgust with the belligerent replies at the beginning of the thread.

One talented lady from this thread contacted me to do the cake, and I was ready to go with her, but then she had an unfortunate medical emergency in her family. She won't be able to do it.

So now I am stuck AGAIN icon_cry.gif At this late stage, I am sure most people are booked.


Bottom line, if you or anyone you know can do a cake for 70 adults,tiered for $250 or under - please contact me.
post #80 of 87
Ladies, once again like others have said before, make sure you are licensed before you accept the task!

Good Luck Pignolia!
post #81 of 87
pignola -

Send me a PM (see the buttons at the bottom of this message window) with the location you need in NJ.

I have some friends there who, depending upon where you will be, might be able to help you.

Theresa icon_smile.gif
post #82 of 87
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Originally Posted by Jasmine33

Ladies, once again like others have said before, make sure you are licensed before you accept the task!

Good Luck Pignolia!



Subtle warning....
"Where I come from it's Cornbread & Chicken...." - Alan Jackson
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post #83 of 87
Thread Starter 
I just wanted to thank everyone here again. The lady who had the med emergency in her family called me back and decided to go ahead with the cake. I really appreciate the responses I got back from others. I was about to commit to someone else when I got this phone call in the evening. I will definitely use her next time.

Thanks again!
post #84 of 87
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Originally Posted by pignolia

I just wanted to thank everyone here again. The lady who had the med emergency in her family called me back and decided to go ahead with the cake. I really appreciate the responses I got back from others. I was about to commit to someone else when I got this phone call in the evening. I will definitely use her next time.

Thanks again!



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Engineering is mathematics only louder.
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post #85 of 87
I'm so glad it worked out for you!

Take care -

Theresa icon_smile.gif
post #86 of 87
Pignolia, please post of picture of the cake when you can. Would love to see what you were able to purchase.

Deb
mom to Christine, John, Michele, Joseph & Peter......grandma to Zachary and Colette
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mom to Christine, John, Michele, Joseph & Peter......grandma to Zachary and Colette
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post #87 of 87
ditto
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