Anyways, about two months after I closed a lady I know opened a small shop, I was happy to answer any questions she had and explained all the licensing process and shared a wealth of information and even gave her my left over boxes boards and other things I would not have use for.
Well she is always asking people what flavors of cupcakes they want and many of them are old customers of mine and are asking for some of the unique flavors I use to make. She calls me the other day asking for my recipe collection, she said she has been trying to replicate my flavors but her customers do not like them they say they are not the same as what they use to buy form my shop.
I told her that I was sorry but I did not give out my recipes, to anyone, period.
I spent years perfecting all my recipes and I do not feel I should just hand them over. She said I was being selfish and should let her have them since I was not in business anymore. She said she works hard to make my former customers happy so I should let her have my recipes so she can do better.
I still told her no, now she is on Facebook posting insinuations, she has not directly named me, but it is very obvious she is talking about me. Posting stuff like I cant believe how selfish someone can be, no reason to not share a simple recipe. General stuff like that.
The fact is while I have no intention of ever having my own shop again, I do have a project in the works for my own cookbook, a large portion of it being committed to my cake and cupcake recipes, not all but many of them.
I never had anything handed to me so I'll be darned if I am just going to hand over recipes that took me years to perfect.
Sorry just needed to vent!