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post #1 of 22
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I need your thoughts on this message I recieved on my facebook page please! I'm not sure as to how to respond so I would really love to hear some thoughts on this. The following is the message I recieved...

 

" I seen your card at (X brand store) and checked out your cakes. LOVE the looks of them! I've done cakes for my family/friends as well. Where do you rent a commercial kitchen? Do you also have your food license? If you ever get big enough to need help, I'd love to assist! I have some of my ckaes on facebook. I'd also love to learn some of the techniques you use. Do you use only fondant for frosting cakes or buttercream as well?"

 

 

Now I'll just get it out there for for those of you that I know will ask... Yes, I do rent in-caubator kitchen. Yes, I am licensed. I am a self taught decorator. I have been decorating for ten years and have taught myself the entire way. I have a lot of time and money invested into my-self training.

 

I have just started my business this last October. I live in a smaller town. I am trying to find a location to have a store front in the near future( just havn't found the right place yet)

 

I hope thats enough info for everyone to help me! Thanks! :)

post #2 of 22

Can you be more specific what your question is?  

 

Your post was also edited to remove your Facebook page. You are free to add that link onto your signature line.

post #3 of 22

Very nice page on Facebook, great cakes!!!

 

As far as this person, its a toss up. It could be someone prodding and prying trying to extract info, or it could be someone genuinely try to learn more just to better themselves and looking for work.

 

Either way I would thank them for the compliment and their interest in helping but you don't need any help right now. I wouldn't bother with saying anything about the kitchen or license.

 

Or, you could just not reply, your a busy person and cant answer the hundreds of messages you get.

 

Best of luck with finding a store front, Jimmy

post #4 of 22
Thread Starter 

Why I am I not allowed myfacebook page with this thread? I've seen countless other treads with facebook pages.

 

My question is How do I respond to this message. I am not sure if I should respond and if I do What to say.

 

Thank you Jimmy! I I had thought the same thing about not sending her a reponse back, but I wasn't sure if it would look rude. I also wasn't sure if she looking for Free info. The kind of infor I had to search for on my own.

 

And thank you Jimmy for the nice comment on my page!

post #5 of 22
We used to get requests for employment all the time (a few times with the name of our business spelled incorrectly), I would thank them for their interest and tell them I would keep their contact information on file in case of a position opening up in the future.

I also don't see any harm in telling her that you are a licensed and inspected business and whether or not you use fondant on your cakes.
post #6 of 22

You could suggest she try Michael's classes in cake decorating and watching videos on YouTube to learn technique. And practice, practice, practice. You could refer her to your health department, if they are the agency that controls cake selling in your area.

There. Their. They're not the same.

 

I hope I die before "your" becomes the official contraction of "you are."

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There. Their. They're not the same.

 

I hope I die before "your" becomes the official contraction of "you are."

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post #7 of 22

My thoughts on this would be to contact the messenger and tell them the proper way to say that would be, 'I SAW your...'  or ' I HAD seen....' and that "seen" is the past participle of saw, and past participles cannot be used on their own, should be used with either "has" or "had", or "have."  (Unless written in a passive voice, such as 'Your card was seen in the shop...' ) (Feel free to copy/pastethumbs_up.gif I cringe whenever I hear  it or read it  incorrectly used, like nails on a chalkboard, and can think of nothing else.) And then thank them for their interest.

 

I, too, see no harm in telling them you are, indeed, licensed. However, I may not mention where your Commercial kitchen is, as she may be fishing to use it herself, and only contacted you to get the info. I think that is shady. 

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post #8 of 22
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My thoughts on this would be to contact the messenger and tell them the proper way to say that would be, 'I SAW your...'  or ' I HAD seen....' and that "seen" is the past participle of saw, and past participles cannot be used on their own, should be used with either "has" or "had", or "have."  (Unless written in a passive voice, such as 'Your card was seen in the shop...' )

 

I love you Anna!

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There. Their. They're not the same.

 

I hope I die before "your" becomes the official contraction of "you are."

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There. Their. They're not the same.

 

I hope I die before "your" becomes the official contraction of "you are."

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post #9 of 22

I would tell her you are licenced and inspected, but would not give out more info. Afterall, you did put in time and money in to research and to get where you are today. But, maybe you can offer her a consultation or a decor lesson. You can share your knowledge and resources and make profit. I myself is a begginer, took Hobby Lobby classes. But I also looked around and asked established cake decorators to give me class, I gladly paid for their time and knowledge. One lady did 2 hour lesson just for me, another one is doing a lesson in cupcake decor for me and my sisters. She is making money by charging us, and we are getting the tips and practice we need. Just an idea :)

post #10 of 22
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I would tell her you are licenced and inspected, but would not give out more info. Afterall, you did put in time and money in to research and to get where you are today. But, maybe you can offer her a consultation or a decor lesson. You can share your knowledge and resources and make profit. I myself is a begginer, took Hobby Lobby classes. But I also looked around and asked established cake decorators to give me class, I gladly paid for their time and knowledge. One lady did 2 hour lesson just for me, another one is doing a lesson in cupcake decor for me and my sisters. She is making money by charging us, and we are getting the tips and practice we need. Just an idea :)

I would never do classes, since I have no idea how to charge, and am not very structured, but with the OP using a commercial kitchen, rent would still have to be paid, and there may be a clause that only licensed persons can be in there, or they must be contracted as well. But It would be a good idea, if the OP is interested. Or just have her "intern" and make her do all your dirty work for free :-D

 

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I love you Anna!

shanter, the editor in real life

LOL! I LOVE editing, I can make any story better, and I am a high school drop-out! Poor grammar and painful spelling kills me. Not typos, because I am a victim of them, icon_wink.gif but  just plain out  ignorance, with no desire to learn... grrr...

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post #11 of 22
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Originally Posted by Annabakescakes View Post

My thoughts on this would be to contact the messenger and tell them the proper way to say that would be, 'I SAW your...'  or ' I HAD seen....' and that "seen" is the past participle of saw, and past participles cannot be used on their own, should be used with either "has" or "had", or "have."  (Unless written in a passive voice, such as 'Your card was seen in the shop...' ) (Feel free to copy/pastethumbs_up.gif I cringe whenever I hear  it or read it  incorrectly used, like nails on a chalkboard, and can think of nothing else.) And then thank them for their interest.

 

I, too, see no harm in telling them you are, indeed, licensed. However, I may not mention where your Commercial kitchen is, as she may be fishing to use it herself, and only contacted you to get the info. I think that is shady. 


Hahahahahahaha! Thank you, Annabakescakes! Poor grammar is also one of my pet peeves. I saw a tee shirt recently that read " I am silently correcting your grammar" My husband said that one was made for me! Ha!

post #12 of 22
I heart Anna.

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It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

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post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by Annabakescakes View Post

LOL! I LOVE editing, I can make any story better, and I am a high school drop-out! Poor grammar and painful spelling kills me. Not typos, because I am a victim of them, icon_wink.gif but  just plain out  ignorance, with no desire to learn... grrr...

 

I understand this condition.  Grammar, spelling and the proper use of an apostrophe.  Apparently 3 subjects that are no longer part of any school's curriculum.

post #14 of 22

Sorry, I didn't intend to derail anything.  I agree with other posters - - I would respond with a polite "Thank you for your interest and your kind words" and leave it at that. 

post #15 of 22
Why can't we add links anymore :s
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