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post #136 of 177
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Originally Posted by banba

Sugardivine, couldn't agree more with you. I have noticed the same thing in numerous threads on CC.

So you are all playing to the gallery so to speak and the person that heated the debate up is sitting in the front row and enjoying the show!



I agree with you!!!
post #137 of 177
Here are my favorite laws:

Its against the law to sing off key.
Elephants may not be used to plow cotton fields.
While "doing laundry", you must stay in the lets just say "traditional" position and have the shades pulled.
Darn, I think my neighbors lobbied for that one icon_eek.gif
If a man and a woman who arent married go to a hotel/motel and register themselves as married then, according to state law, they are legally married.

West Virginia has some really good ones:
Whistling underwater is prohibited.
Can anyone teach me how to do that? I don't think it's illegal in NC.
Roadkill may be taken home for supper.
Now, how about a new thread to find out if it is legal to use that road
kill in ingredients for items make in your LEGAL home bakery?
post #138 of 177
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Originally Posted by Santa_Kitchen

Ok, let me reminf EVERYBODY that this thread was about ANYONE been caught selling cakes from homes? but as usual, someone answer other question for other good thread, HAVE YOU EVER TURN IN SOMEONE ILLEGAL?, BUT BECAUSE, SHE ANSWER WHAT NO ONE ASK HER, THAT WHY THIS THREAD GET INTO THIS POINT.
I honestly think, that I you are sneaking around Cake Central pages to discourage a person who its starting in this WONDERFULL WORLD OF BAKING, I think you may consider have your own website. As far as I know this website started with two amazing people who love what we do, they were hobbiest too. Also I think that many of the BESTEST cakes in the galleries are from NON LEGAL BAKERS, and is not far from fact that, the NON LEGAL BAKERS have TONSSSSS of pictures that they are willing to share with us. Sometimes I feel frustrated when someone who NOW is LEGAL comes with such amount of "Legality Terms", but NOT SHARE their work with the rest of CC's users as the NON LEGAL ONES. But it is what it is.......



This was rather hard to make sense of, but I wanted to comment that a lot of the legal bakers stopped posting pictures when people started stealing them from the site to put on their own sites as work they had done.. watermarks and all. So don't go spouting off that we are only here to push buttons and babble about "legality terms" and not share. A lot of us still do. A lot of highly qualified people who gave great advice to any who asked for it have left this site for various reasons, one of which is this very sort of an attitude. We don't think we are better than anyone, but we do have a livelihood to protect. The hobby baker doesn't pay the bills with their cakes.

A lot of the time people share what could happen to you if you aren't legal so that you know and can be spared that call from the HD and the IRS. We like to let people know that there's more to it than just baking and decorating. That you need liability insurance and commercial car insurance and that you need a food license and won't be able to just do it from home in every state. We do this not to wave it in anyone's face, but it it usually taken that way. It stinks. If you do get caught or worse... you get someone sick... you are risking a LOT. You can be sued and lose everything you have. Is it a guarantee? No, but if you have a family I can't see putting their livelyhood at risk to make a few extra bucks, and often times the hobby baker who decides to just start baking has NO idea what they have opened themself up to. They think... "hey this is fun... I could totally sell these cakes." and it just isn't that simple. Even in states with Cottage Laws you still have to report to the state.

This is getting long-winded, but the point is don't be so quick to think that the legal bakers are out to kill your buzz.
post #139 of 177
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Originally Posted by costumeczar

Rowan Atkinson did a routine once where he was playing the devil welcoming people to hell, and at one point he said something like "Murderers, sadists, Christians to the left...What? Oh yes, I'm sorry, the Jews were right."



LOVE that sketch. Thanks for reminding me of it. I grew up mormon and always got a kick out of the part where he says that "God sends special apologies to the mormons, who he realises have put in a lot of work"

Now happily atheist! To me the world makes much more sense when you're not worrying about what happens when you die, but, hey - whatever works for you...

Oh, the topic! Working hard to become legal as I`m a worrier and couldn`t sleep at night if I was worried the cake gestapo would be calling in the wee hours. Not taking orders until then.
- Natalie
"Blessed are the cheesemakers?"
- Natalie
"Blessed are the cheesemakers?"
post #140 of 177
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Originally Posted by NCmomof3boys

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Originally Posted by all4cake

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Originally Posted by Ruth0209

All4cake, I don't know exactly what that means, but it strikes me as funny!



It was one of the NC laws that still exists along with a multitude of others from that site (link provided above).

The first thing I thought of was a group of clowns....(rapraprap of the gavel) may the meeting come to order (hoink hoink of Dinko the clown's nose from the rear) officer, please arrest that clown! he's in costume! and poor Dinko is hauled off to jail for breaking that law...poor poor Dinko.

The law is the law...but I bet everyone has heard of one that just makes no sense...and what makes sense to some (I'd like to know who the heck had costume issues so much that a law had to be made) may make no sense to others....someone had to be able to convince those with power to put a law into effect....or maybe...just maybe a bunch of doodad heads were just coming up with off the wall stuff to put into a law book to make the town look legit..."We got laws 'round here!"



That website is funny, but just to add a bit of history, the one about not meeting in costume actually had to be put on there for a very sad reason. A group of extreme, violent racists used to meet wearing white robes. I'm sure most of us have heard of that awful group, so now the costume law will make sense.

*edited for spelling and grammar, I'm still half asleep and came on here for an excuse to delay my morning workout.




too pitiful...so no one could say that they were having a meeting 'cause no one would be in 'costume'. I'd rather have had them be in 'costume' and KNOW they were having a meeting than having them all gather and suspect they were possibly plotting something.
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post #141 of 177
No, but always fear that one day someone (envious) will just snitch and everything will go wrong, and I guess I should mention I live in California the worst place to bake from home with fines larger than my mortage. But know of people who have been caught and it's not a pretty site.
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post #142 of 177
WOW - My husband kicked me off the computer last night and I came back to this thread this morning with quite a lot of discussion!

I'm glad to see that we have been able to keep this going without it being locked...I hate when that happens...

As for all those that left the site for various reasons...It truly is a shame. I have been a member for a very long time but don't have the same amount of free time that a lot of you have for posting so unfortunately, I can only recall a few of those that have left and I know they are sorely missed.

I think because I got a little too carried away with religion I didn't really make my point very well that I hate the idea of turning anyone in because it shuts down their creativity and I totally remember what it was like to start out at home - that's how I did it! I feel very lucky to be where I am now that I have my own shop and I know that it wouldn't have happened if all the legal bakers in the area suddenly got spiteful and turned me in. Because, believe me - I was that naive and I shared with them that I was doing it out of my home and none of them were threatened by it.

If I could do it over - I wouldn't do it any differently. It's smart to start out at home and build up a clientele before taking on the overhead. I didn't realize it was illegal when I first started. I realize ignorance isn't a excuse but it really was the best way to do it.

I can see the point of those that started out baking for friends & family and getting the word out that way but not everyone has that opportunity. I didn't! I have no family in this area and came here not knowing a soul. Who was I going to bake for? My husband and his family are very private and aren't the type to get to know their neighbors in a personal way so that wasn't really an option either.

Long Story short (maybe it's too late for that!) I wish anyone starting out at home the best and much success. It's how I did it and I can totally understand!

Tammi
post #143 of 177
There are always ways to do it if you really seek them out. Even using your church kitchen is an option if they have it licensed. I could never have a clear conscience if I told people it was okay to do things on the down low. That's the moral dilema. If someone were to get in trouble from advice that I gave I couldn't be okay with that. It would in a sense be my fault.
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post #144 of 177
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Originally Posted by chutzpah

Boy Howdy are y'all quick on those judgements there....

Who says it was for 'no good reason'?

And speaking of karma (which I believe wholeheartedly in), breaking the law is sure not going to fill anyone's karma bag in a hurry.



I have just begun to read this thread and I am sure there are many interesting posts ahead! I wish I KNEW how to turn someone in, as we have alot of illegal home bakeries in our area. I dont understand why, since we are a cottage state and it doesnt take much to be legal. Laziness I guess. I wouldn't turn anyone in becuase I wanted to run them out of business or I was jealous or even because they are charging half of what I charge and they are stealing business. I would turn them in because 1) they are breaking the law. if I saw someone steal a candybar at the store or sell drugs form their home, I would turn them in too. 2) They might get someone sick. The news is very hysterical and if people start getting sick from illegals then they may change the laws and us LEGAL home bakers would have to close down. (aside from the fact they are made someone sick) A lot of these illegal places are unaware that it is illegal, even for a license home baker, to use dairy based mousses and real fruit fillings that require refrigeration. Do you know how fast you can make someone sick?

So no, turning someone in is not being mean. Its protecting the public. And our rights.
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post #145 of 177
I was not afraid of getting caught by the health department. I was afraid of all the crazy people that sue everyone and their mother.
post #146 of 177
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Originally Posted by chutzpah

Oh yeah, The most famous Jewish mythology of all time...... The Bible. Full of incest, rape, amorality, evil, killing the non-believers etc.
Bring it on!

Drunken incest: Genesis 19:31,36
Multiple sex partners: Kings 11:1,3
Incestuous rape: II Samuel I 3:1,14
Whoredom: Ezekiel 23:2,20
Adultery: Deuteronomy 28:30
Prostitution: Deuteronomy 22:28,29
Sexual mutilation: Samuel 18:25,27
Forced sexual slavery: Judges 21:7,12 & Deuteronomy 21:11,13
Rape and gruesome sex killing: Judges 19:22,29
Infanticide and abortion: Isaiah 13:16 & Ezekiel 9:6 & Psalms 137:8,9 & Amos 1:13 & I Kings 15:16
Cannibalism: Leviticus 26:29 & Deutoronomy 28:53


..... and the list goes on and on and on and on and on.....



I am going to show this to my kids and ask them if they would like to read some good porn! hahaha! Great post!
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post #147 of 177
*SIGH*

I used to come here to escape the problems of the world. Now we're being persecuted for believing in God, not believing in God, liking Kerry Vincent, disliking Kerry Vincent, baking from home, baking from a licensed shop, baking from scratch, baking from mix, having pets, not having pets, being overly nice and polite, being "tell-it-like-it-is, and the list goes on and on. I am so tired of coming in a thread because the title was interesting and having my eyes assaulted with this hatred. This is a CAKE DECORATING website. Or was.

And how is it that lately I know exactly which names I will see in a thread EVERY STINKIN' TIME it starts to turn ugly??
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post #148 of 177
I understand both sides. I'm not going to tell you my belief system at all.

Christians feels they are offended for having to defend their beliefs. If someone questions your Christian beliefs just swallow it or let them know you understand they don't believe in the same thing. If you feel like you have to constantly defend your beliefs and you are becoming frustrated then stop discussing it.

Non-Christian are offended because they feel that the Bible and Christian faith is being used in a forum and they don't think it plays a part in cake decorating. Just skip over it, don't address them or make your snicker to yourself instead of online. I really don't see the non-Christians coming on line and talking about being a non-believer in Christianity until someone says something about faith, god, or their bible. Well that is except for nowherenearachurch. However, she doesn't vocalize it to everyone in the forums.

Let's let everyone believe what they want. Try to keep it at home, discuss it amongst your friends. While we are friends here at Cake Central, we don't know everyone personally. Let's try not offending others by pushing our beliefs to one another. You are all right.
post #149 of 177
Good grief people. Lets keep our beliefs to ourselves, either way, and come here for the cakes.

Besides, all the oh-so-helpful signature lines are all the announcement we need as to your...er...orientation. love those.

I forgot what this thread started with...oh yeah...something controversial.

Can we shut this one down yet?

Not doing cakes any more, moved on...

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Not doing cakes any more, moved on...

Now blogging about life after cake and other randomness here:  http://itsa-long-story.blogspot.com/

post #150 of 177
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Originally Posted by Santa_Kitchen

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Originally Posted by banba

Sugardivine, couldn't agree more with you. I have noticed the same thing in numerous threads on CC.

So you are all playing to the gallery so to speak and the person that heated the debate up is sitting in the front row and enjoying the show!



I agree with you!!!



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