Well not really stealing... they are paid for... but I just found out tonight that a lady is buying cakes from me and re-selling them!
I had a lady send me a message with a picture of a cake, it was a very different design so it stuck with me. I sent her 2 price quotes on different sizes. Well, this afternoon I had a call from another customer asking if she could send me a picture of a cake she wanted. When I receive the pic, it's of the same cake. I found this strange because of the design... it's very unique. So I sent her a message back telling her that it was odd that i had just had someone send me the same exact cake. So she calls, we get to talking and it turns out that she quoted the same cake to her for more than I was going to charge... and has been doing this for quite some time. It also turns out that I have done every cake that this lady has ordered from the cake thief.
I'm asking what I can do about this. I have no idea where to start. I am inspected by the health department, and have spent thousands of dollars building a cake shop so I can be legal... and this lady wants to buy my cake and jack the price up???? I'm ticked! I'm almost certian that she isn't licensed by the health department and isn't paying sales tax like I do... So I will start with those 2. But as far as my creative work... what can I do????
Thanks in advance