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post #91 of 149
Gosh I hope not but here's the deal about GA from my experience. When we lived in Augusta and I took a few Wilton classes at Michael's there was a girl who subbed for the instructor who was baking illegally out of her home. Well there was one girl in there writing everything down and it turned out she worked for the health department and busted this girl. But I guess she didn't learn her lesson because my old neighbor there told me that they were at a party where she was handing out her cards for cakes. It had an unusual spelling in part of her name and since this woman was in the class with me she thought it rang a bell and asked if it was indeed this girl's business. I looked and her website is up with pictures again. I believe this girl was also advertising on Craigslist for awhile.
But if this is not a punking situation don't open your door and tell them you're calling the police. If they are legit they'll stick around if not you don't want to open your door on someone with bad intentions.
post #92 of 149
Okay, I'm one of those people that it says "Newbie" under my name but it says I signed up in 2007. My older sister joined me up then but I've never really had the time to get into it until recently. The good news is, I've been able to learn a lot and be entertained from this website, the bad news is my sales are down; so I've had the time to be on these forums. The economy has forced many of us to do things and say things that we probably wouldn't have done in the past. I have been in the food business for 30 years from running casual and upscale restaurant chains to opening up my own catering company 9 years ago. In my lifetime I have never experienced an economy this bad. There is not enough business to go around right now. It's survival of the fittest and damn, I'm out of shape and menopausal. I don't do cakes, but I do understand everything there is to know about operating legally and illegally. Tried it both ways and I prefer legally. I've been following this thread for quite awhile now, yea the other one too that disappeared like Jimmy Hoffa.

I have to take the time to thank you all for helping to bring out of my depression( had a couple of deaths in my family). Some of you really have made me laugh( I very much needed that). You know who you are; when we all started spewing coffee over the comment on the last licensing thread ie: "where are we at now in the game, 2 lawyers and someone trumped with a judge" Okay that was way too funny.

I do believe it is important to keep talking about this issue of licensing, so as to help others not to go through the pain I endured. I've made my mistakes along the way. There's all kinds of things you need to know about selling for a profit, not only the HD, how about US( that would be Uncle Sam) and state sales tax as well. Don't freak out, I'm not turning anyone in, as I said, I chose the wrong path years ago and I'm still paying for it. The penalties and interest are killing me. Yet I want to live in a free country too, so we gota pay. Don't go thru what I did. Do it right the first time. One reason why the legal bakers are so upset OP: As stated many times before, the illegal bakers can charge less for their product because they do not have the overhead and the tax burden that the legal bakers carry; thus causing the legals not to be able to compete in price wars. If you want to sell and make a profit, do it legally.

Wishing you great success( and this goes out to all from my heart)

Kelly
post #93 of 149
First of I think your first mistake was to reply to her email or his email whatever that may be,
second mistake was to start this thread if you google sweetdealbakehouse 2 things pop up and the first one is your Cake Central profile and on it there is a part where you can click for all your posts and they go directly to this thread, change your username to something else, not your email either. I try to be real careful what I post your never know what people will look for and I am very careful when I post a question about people they can be reading these posts too.

I don't call people names either that stuff like people bashing I keep it in my bedroom between m hubby and I, my personal opinion of others don't mean anything anyways I just want to vent sometimes I go to my hubby to vent.

Stuff gets read all the time becareful what you post.

I would stop baking for a while wait for things to calm down and your username sounds like a business by the way.

Good Luck I have considered selling cakes also but I think of all that I can lose, I am still looking for a kitchen to rent icon_sad.gif

PS I also don't tell people about cake central cause if they see the pictures and recognize my work then they know is me too

Good Luck Sweetie icon_smile.gif
post #94 of 149
OMG- why has this gotten to the point that we can't believe what anyone posts anymore?
I know, I know- crazy craigslist stalker person is the same as the "officially embarassed" OP, who is the same as the "wedding coordinator" who got ripped off by bridezilla who is married to naked chocolate man.
WHEW
Jessica- I will believe you until proven otherwise
post #95 of 149
I,too would be upset if I owned a bakery, and miss homebaker came and under cut me. And so would all of you. I am a home baker, as I said before, and I do not undercut. I do what I think is fair and in line with the bakery owners. But, I may not have "overhead" like rent for a kitchen, but I do have overhead. I have to buy specific pans for certain cakes, I still have to buy the same ingredients as the store bakers. I don't do as much volume, so really, I am making less per cake then they are. It may be different overhead, but it's the same to me. I also have to divide my work up, as I have a child to watch during the day, and a family to feed at night, regardless if I have orders or not. So, I understand what they are saying, but we all have overhead and sacrifices, they just vary depending on the person!

Notjustcakes...Great advise!I changed my name on here,too, because i don't want any weirdo's looking for my personal information!! It's not the same as my business name!
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post #96 of 149
Ok, let's just say this - and I only read 2 or 3 of the posts on here about this. I was dumb for contacting that girl. If I wanted to report her, I should have done so. But no, I wanted to give her a chance to back down on her own, tell her she is doing it the wrong way, and give her a chance to make it right. Then I thought - this is business! I shouldn't care what her story is. Hence, the thread - I wanted to see what other CC'ers would do. I should have specified that I was only looking for those CC'ers who actually owned a business - but I didn't.

This whole thing has gotten me very upset. It went way too far. I'm still not over being threatened! I am shaking my head right now just thinking about this.

I did send Jessica a "let's call a truce email" on Easter morning. Of course, I got no response, which is to be expected, I guess.
post #97 of 149
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Originally Posted by notjustcake

First of I think your first mistake was to reply to her email or his email whatever that may be,
second mistake was to start this thread if you google sweetdealbakehouse 2 things pop up and the first one is your Cake Central profile and on it there is a part where you can click for all your posts and they go directly to this thread, change your username to something else, not your email either. I try to be real careful what I post your never know what people will look for and I am very careful when I post a question about people they can be reading these posts too.

I don't call people names either that stuff like people bashing I keep it in my bedroom between m hubby and I, my personal opinion of others don't mean anything anyways I just want to vent sometimes I go to my hubby to vent.


Stuff gets read all the time becareful what you post.

I would stop baking for a while wait for things to calm down and your username sounds like a business by the way.

Good Luck I have considered selling cakes also but I think of all that I can lose, I am still looking for a kitchen to rent icon_sad.gif

PS I also don't tell people about cake central cause if they see the pictures and recognize my work then they know is me too

Good Luck Sweetie icon_smile.gif









Just took your advice and changed my name....your right, if I want that to be my future name then I should be careful...thanks so much!!
post #98 of 149
Wow, I haven't really experienced any weirdo's on here, just people looking for advice and people giving out a lot of support. But maybe that's because I'm still a "newbie" Well, I'm an open book do you really think I need to change my name?

Kelly
post #99 of 149
Someone comes on here searching for advice and gets suspicion and accusations? Not very nice...

If you suspect a post is fake, then just ignore it. If you ignore it, you are hurting no one. However, if you voice your suspicions and accusations, you end up hurting and alienating new members.

I've read both threads (or parts of them) and while I thought the subject matter was similar, I could see obvious differences in circumstances. Last I checked, this was a cake site - not a sleuthing site. If you aspire to be Sherlock Holmes, you're in the wrong place.

Also, it's important to not post personal details about yourself in your profile, as it is searchable on Google. I changed my name - creating a new profile so that I could post freely...
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post #100 of 149
I gota go you guys, but I'll be back. Be nice while I'm gone., Sugardup that was the right thing to do ie: call a truce. Everybody needs to just calm down. We're all here to help and if it gets to crazy this thread will end up in the ocean with cement overshoes LOL. catch ya'll later

Kelly
post #101 of 149
I changed my user name too. I only used that on here but it did have my first name in it. That is just scary you can read everything I've posted.
post #102 of 149
Ok, just to clarify..I didn't mean weirdo's on cc, I meant weirdo's in my town! Like the one harrassing the OP. I would never call you guys weirdo's...you are awesome and offer so much help. I aspire to be like most of you some day!!
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post #103 of 149
I have to say that I LOVE this website. I found it by a complete accident and have become addicted. My husband, like many others calls it my "cake porn". I am on here when I should be working...at work. I am on here when I should be cleaning house; I am on her EVERY day!

That being said I read the post that you are all referring to on Friday, it ruined my day. It very nearly ruined my weekend. I have so much love for this website and that was flushed in one post. There was SO much hate and vengeance in that post that it blew me away. For the first time in a very long time I did not get on here all weekend.

This just can't be what this website is about. I have told so many people that love to bake that this is just the BEST website. That people are SO friendly and that they will give you great advice! I just hated to think that it was infected by such a bad posting. Then I get on here this AM and see that huge post that was a complete lie. Geeze-o.

I am back today and am going to stay off the forum for the foreseeable future, but I still love the website.

I guess that you just have to take the good with the bad...and people are still people.

IDK...
Mommy of 3 kids, 1 cat and 2 dogs
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post #104 of 149
Fabulosity,

You shouldn't leave CC. Yes, people are still people, and sometimes people don't get along, even on the web! But - most of the people are very nice here, and you will learn a lot.

Amber
post #105 of 149
I have learned SO much from this website. Without some help from some of you I would have baked some awesome flops. thumbs_up.gif

I guess this is why this disturbed me so much. I told my husband that this was the one place that you could go to on the internet that was not overloaded with BS. There was no doomsday reports like on the news. It was bliss for me. That nonsense just kinda ruined it for me. I get on here and look at some of this stuff and think..."I wanna try that!" I agree that most of you are great and I will probably not leave, it's too addictive!
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