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post #31 of 48
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Thanks everyone!! I smell disaster too! I've sent her a message, let's see what she responds with!

post #32 of 48

I'm dying to know!  What did your message say??
 

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post #33 of 48
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I'm dying to know!  What did your message say??
 

Yeah, me too!

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post #34 of 48
I'm amazed that there are people who have so much spare time that they can go on fake appointments just to get tiny amounts of free cake. That's the last thing I'd want to spend my time doing.
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I'm amazed that there are people who have so much spare time that they can go on fake appointments just to get tiny amounts of free cake. That's the last thing I'd want to spend my time doing.

I'm so with you on that one... I know that there are people who go to all the wedding shows to get free stuff, though. You see them at every show for years on end, so they're not planning weddings. They just want to get the super sweet free magnets, pens, gift cards etc that people are passing out. It's bizarre to me, but I was just talking about this to a person from a local venue, and she says it's getting worse than she's ever seen it.

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If they do book, the tasting would be merged into the cake price and deducted from that, if I think of all the time and money all the others get, no way, not with the ingredients as pricey as they are here in China, don't know what you guys pay in the States, but I have to import everything.



I find this so ironic seeing as pretty much 99.99% of all cake decorating equipment is made in and exported from China!

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post #37 of 48
Most of the lettuce everyone in the states eats is growing in the fields a half mile from me. It is picked, washed, packed and shipped out who knows where, and shipped back to us. And it's just as much if not more than people in Vermont pay.
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post #38 of 48
I would imagine if Ursula's suppliers need anything made locally, they're importing it back.
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post #39 of 48

Just like the clothes are made here, but I cannot buy the sizes I need here. They are for export and if something "falls off" the back of a truck, they only fall off in the sizes that fit the chinese, not the Europeans. I buy the tools outside of China. Some companies won't even ship to China anymore, because things don't arrive, so I have to get them whilst outside of China and lug them back. I used to order from GSA, but a couple of years back, they stoped shipping to China, but would ship to HK, so my luggage is full when I go there. Baking stuff is not that popula here, as the Chinese don't really bake or eat that many cakes, so less likely that that stuff will fall off the truck anyway

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post #40 of 48
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I had messaged the bride saying I saw her comments on another business page confirming her wedding cake, and if she had already booked her cake, and if this tasting was for a different cake or occasion. She said she had only paid a deposit, and would still like to meet me because she had liked my samples at the show.

 

So we met, and she loved the tasting samples that I had got (I had some last minute orders that day, so thankfully, I wasn't baking specially for her), and I gave her the pricing etc. Waiting to hear from her if she actually confirms with me or flakes on the order! 

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I had messaged the bride saying I saw her comments on another business page confirming her wedding cake, and if she had already booked her cake, and if this tasting was for a different cake or occasion. She said she had only paid a deposit, and would still like to meet me because she had liked my samples at the show.

 

So we met, and she loved the tasting samples that I had got (I had some last minute orders that day, so thankfully, I wasn't baking specially for her), and I gave her the pricing etc. Waiting to hear from her if she actually confirms with me or flakes on the order! 

I really hope that she and the baker aren't laughing and saying how dense you are, and that she is genuinely interested. I'll go punch her in the nose for you, if she has taken advantage. :-)

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post #42 of 48
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I really hope that she and the baker aren't laughing and saying how dense you are, and that she is genuinely interested. I'll go punch her in the nose for you, if she has taken advantage. :-)

I hope so too!

post #43 of 48
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Just an update - received an email from the bride that she loved my cake and would like to book with me icon_smile.gif
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Just an update - received an email from the bride that she loved my cake and would like to book with me icon_smile.gif


Awesome!  But wait...isn't her 'friend' the other baker?  Wow I'd love to hear what she told her when she cancelled!   Be careful...she could still be fishing for info.  Get that non-refundable deposit now!  ;D

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post #45 of 48
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Yes! Her friend is the other baker. In fact, I saw a lot of this bride's family, cousins etc with the same last name on the bakery's Facebook page but I guess they still liked my cake. The bride said her mom and she herself were raving about the flavor. Will get the deposit ASAP!
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