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I quickly scanned these replies because I have to leave for work soon but I just wanted to toss in my two cents on both of these scenarios.

Both of these people are/will be requesting a service from you. Therefore I believe that if they are asking you to do something for them, it should be on account of your availability. I also had to learn the hard way that if you are chasing them down to make a cake for them, well then it almost seems that you are doing them a favor. You're not in the business of favors. You're in business. Get your card out there with website/facebook info and let them come to you. Feel free to show up at a social function with some cupcakes or something just to get people to try your stuff and then let them come to you.

Someone says that you have to call her sister because her sister needs a cake? Well, here's my contact info, your sister can call or email anytime!

Someone needs a wedding cake but doesn't want to meet with you? Well, we could hash out a basic design over phone or email, but if you wanted a tasting or something more complex I really only do consultations at XYZ location.

Remember, it's okay to say "This is my business policy."
"Focus on what you share in common, learn from what makes you different, support each other through struggles, and celebrate each others' success."

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGa5j46Z05c
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"Focus on what you share in common, learn from what makes you different, support each other through struggles, and celebrate each others' success."

Check out my buttercream rose tutorial!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGa5j46Z05c
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