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You can visit their website @ www.ices.org and find out all you need to know if there is one .. which Im sure there is
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I'm NOT 40 something ... I'm $39.99 plus shipping and handling!!

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Words from the lovely caterer Goldy: "When in doubt; Bundt"
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post #122 of 238
Thank you for that info..
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I'm NOT 40 something ... I'm $39.99 plus shipping and handling!!

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Words from the lovely caterer Goldy: "When in doubt; Bundt"
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I'm NOT 40 something ... I'm $39.99 plus shipping and handling!!

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post #124 of 238
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OK - pirate cake done and delivered - uploading a pic in a few - I just had to comment on your local bakeshop - I am not suprised either, but in this economy so many things can happen, and you never know when one day you can no longer go to work, not to mention there are so many people out there baking from home anyway. Its not like you can bake on the scale that a bakeshop does. I could only feasibly see me being able to do 2 to 3 cakes a week just because of space. AND - I know that the only business that I would be taking is from Publix, Costco or Walmart.

Ok - I just typed this whole rant about home bakers not being able to discount the way some shop owners seem to think we will be able to etc....but it was a little soap boxish so I decided to delete it...

I had a thought about going to my local cake decorating supply company to get them on board and see if I can leave some letters there for people to pick up as they come in - so maybe think about that. They sould be on board b/c it would increase their sales.... Anyone in Orlando want to go by Jesters?

Is today the last day of the session - can we begin the onslaught of letters next week??
post #125 of 238
I will be starting on my letters going out on Mon. The cake shop that I went to is a small shop, I mean by space everything that I ask for were common items she would have to order. I can order them my self, I wanted to keep the money here locally. So I make the 2 hr trip to Orlando .
post #126 of 238
my going to go to my local cake supply store ad ask her if i can leave flyers or infomation there. she gets a alot of home bakers so maybe we can spread the word that way
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post #127 of 238
I think they have extended the session until May 8. Saw it on a news blurp somewhere. The only thing they are going to consider is the budget.
post #128 of 238
ok so we shouldnt send out letters till like the end of may right
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post #129 of 238
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Originally Posted by janelwaters

I have seen this on SEVERAL new threads from other states - so why not us!

I have done a little bit of research so far. You can go to this website to find your legislators - http://www.flsenate.gov/Info_Center/index.cfm?Mode=About%20the%20Legislature&Submenu=1&Tab=info_center&CFID=139450330&CFTOKEN=94530260

I *think* our first step is finding one to sponsor the bill. Does anyone know any legislators that can help us?? If not, I say - lets start a letter writing (email) campaign!

Please let me know your thoughts!!



Maybe you can tae this infor and edit your first entry so everyone can see it.

I work for a government office (here in Florida) that unfortunately is currently having to fight a couple of bills from being passed that will take away a HUGE portion of our responsibilities. To help fight this we have been informed NOT TO EMAIL our legislators....they get so many that they simply go ignored. If you want your correspondence to be read you'll have to slap a stamp on it and let the post office get it there for you.
Apparently since it takes a little more work to "Mail" something they take it more seriously.

Hope this helps
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post #130 of 238
Hey it's me from Texas popping in again. I don't know if one of you are doing this yet but one of our awesome CCers (lanibird) actually went through the CC memberlist and PM'd everyone in Texas to let them know about the thread that had started and about the bill that was about to be introduced. I really do think that is one way we got so many people and supporters involved.

Actually it's the reason I'm back on CC. I have been on a hiatus for a while (7 months) and then I received an email notification stating that I had a private message waiting for me. The rest is history.

I know it took her time because you have to PM each person individually but I know it would be worth it.

Just a thought!

Keep it up you guys! I really think you guys will be successful especially since you have time to plan and get it going before the next session.

As I'm sure you know the Texas bill has passed the 2nd (of 7 stages) and has also received 2 co-authors!!! So it IS possible.

Keep up the good work!
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post #131 of 238
ok I spent all night send pms using the members list. I sent about 150 pms, my eyes are begining to blur.

ill keep working on the list
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post #132 of 238
Yes let me know who i should write to? is it that address in one of the threads? are we using the same format or in our own words?

Nicole
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post #133 of 238
I am in.....I will send out letters and pass them around to my baker friends too!!! I am so excited for even the small chance that this may work!
post #134 of 238
I really would like to help and if there is a final letter that we can send would someone please send me an PM and ill be more than happy to do what ever I can. Sorry I got thru about 3 pages and had to stop.
Have a great day.
Chonya
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Have a great day.
Chonya
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post #135 of 238
Maybe I didn't read this tread in it's entirety but for those of you who live in Florida, if you have the right set up at home, you can bake. The baking industry in Florida is regulated not by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation as that applies to restaurants. If you run a bakery the approval comes from the Department of Agriculture. Normally, as long as they permit you to have an "in home" bakery, then your local county or city permits can be issued if you are given the green light from Dept. of Agriculture. The big issue, however, is that you have to have a separate set up including all of the normal commercial bakery components, i.e. three compartment sink, drying racks, hand washing sink, etc. In a nutshell, if you close off your garage, make a small commercial kitchen including all that they require and do not need to pass through your home to go into this area this is acceptable. If you go to Earlene Moore's website, her specs on a kitchen would be the type of set up I am referring to. I have checked and rechecked in my area and it's no problem, I just have to get my husband to give up the garage and dedicate it only to baking as long as I have all the required components of a commercial kitchen. Essentially, there is some money required to get equipment but there are ways to set up a kitchen on a skelaton budget because you don't always have to buy expensive equipment - you probably already have your mixer, can bake in a regular type oven at first, can get a spare fridge etc. It can be done for sure but this my depend too on if you live in a restricted community so you'd have to check but again, there is the possibility to do it in Florida. You cannot advertise your home address but you may not need to anyway. The Department of Agriculture has a web site and if you go there and look up the requirements you may find that it is a possibility in your area. Basically the set up is just like a normal bakery, just smaller scale for your needs. Check it out, you may be surprised what can be done. thumbs_up.gif
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