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Today is THE DAY! (pretty long)

post #1 of 22
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Today is the day that Creative Confections by Vickey was born! Yippppeeeee! icon_lol.gif
I am legal! I have been working diligently from daylight to way past dark for the past 3 weeks, but it has all panned out. The health inspector came by this morning for my inspection and I received a 98. Business license (both county and city) are on the wall right next to my inspection. Can you tell that I am excited?
Sorry this is gonna be long, but I just have to share.
OK. Here goes I am the mother of 2 beautiful daughters and have a wonderful husband. My oldest daughter is in Spec. Ed and is on an abbreviated day at school. She goes in at 8, we pick her up at 10:20, take her back at 1:20 and then she comes home at 3:20. So I have not been able to work a real job in a while and things have been getting really tough for us financially. About 1 ½ months ago, I decided that I wanted to start baking and decorating cakes to sell. So I started doing a little research, found Cake Central (thank God I did), and started praying (Lord if its your will, You will have to make it happen.) With the finances being so tight, I just knew that I wasnt gonna be able to afford a lot of the things that I would need to start a business.
Started out that I went to Michaels (really wanting the Ultimate Decorating Kit) but thought that I would settle for what we could afford ( not much). I already had the bare basics, Id be ok. Well, a total stranger walks up to me and handed me a coupon for 45% off. She told me that I needed to use that coupon today! So I did, and I got the kit that I was wanting for only $110.
Then I started looking for a 3 compartment sink. Found an article that a restaurant about 1 ½ hrs away had built a new restaurant and was having a yard sale to get rid of the things from the old one. There I found a 90 3 compartment sink with 2 drain boards ($959 value), with the 3 rotary waste valves ($59.99 each) and faucet ($52.99). All of this for only $200.00. icon_eek.gif Shelves for dry storage (5- 4 shelves, coasters, etc.) brand new for $50.00. I had a stove, bought my residential hood for $20. Bought a brand new 6 QT Kitchen aide for $300. I had the extra space at my home with an entrance without coming into the living quarters. My Dear Dad (72 y/o) has worked so hard to help and has done all of the electrical and plumbing at NO Charge.
I know that I have a very long way to go before I am half as good at decorating as some of you folks, but I am practicing daily and know that this is meant to be. icon_wink.gif I am The ONLY licensed cake shop in town, so I really expect this business to do well. thumbs_up.gif Keep your fingers crossed!
Thanks for reading!
"Everything looks impossible for the people who never try anything."
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"Everything looks impossible for the people who never try anything."
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post #2 of 22
What a great story.. Amazing how life works sometimes.

I wish you the best..
Lisa

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Lisa

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post #3 of 22
Sending you lots of cake order good wishes! Congratulations!!
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post #4 of 22
Best wishes for a successful adventure!
post #5 of 22
Congratulations - thats awesome! Sounds like it was definately "meant to be". Hope everything goes smoothly and you are flooded with customers! thumbs_up.gif
post #6 of 22
Congratulations and good luck!!!
post #7 of 22
Congrats and the best of luck to you. I'm sure you're going to do just wonderful!
post #8 of 22
Congratulatory Cake hugs coming your way. Best wishes for every success!
post #9 of 22
congrats! best wishes.
post #10 of 22
Congratulations!
"Be the change you want to see in the world."- Mahatma Gandhi

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"Be the change you want to see in the world."- Mahatma Gandhi

miniature cake tutorial

http://www.youtube.com/user/MyNewSneakers?feature=mhsn
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post #11 of 22
Congratulations and sending lots of good wishes your way.
post #12 of 22
Thread Starter 
Thanks ya'll. I am just soooooo excited! icon_biggrin.gif I may be calling out for help from time to time. But I know that my caking friends have my back. icon_lol.gif
"Everything looks impossible for the people who never try anything."
Jean-Louis Etienne
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"Everything looks impossible for the people who never try anything."
Jean-Louis Etienne
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post #13 of 22
How exciting for you, i wish i could do that also!! Wishing you all the best and lots of orders icon_smile.gif
post #14 of 22
Great story and I'm so happy for you that it all worked out so well! I wish you lots of success!!!!
What would you do with your life if money was not a consideration?
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post #15 of 22
Wonderful story. Wishing you lots of luck and continued blessings! icon_smile.gif
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