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I am on my phone so I can't see if you have pictures posted, but wouldn't it be funny if you had some really shoddy looking cakes, and she was your biggest fan, and the one getting the bum deal? Lmbo! icon_wink.gif

hahaha! That would be awesome!!

no offense to the OP's cakes at all  but just because your hair is looking great..and I don't know what your cakes look like.

I seriously think it would be funnier, and much better if she had bad looking cakes, since her hair is so gorgeous, and expensive looking icon_wink.gif No offense!

Shebysuz: Now we need to see a picture of your cakes! lol
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post #47 of 123
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Well my cakes aren't shoddy but they aren't professional either. I would classify them as very good beginner cakes. I never even touched fondant until my son's Birthday 2 years ago. I haven't had time to take classes since I have a heavy work schedule but I feel like each cake I do I learn something. I have done under 20 cakes and half of those have been for the hairdresser!
I take pics of all my cakes but I don't post them anymore. I did post my first handful of cakes because I felt proud of them but now I look back and get embarrassed at all the flaws so I recently removed them. Some of my cakes made it to Pinterest but that really doesn't say much because I have seen some fugly cakes there with captions such as " want!"" or " awesome cake"! Makes me lol
post #48 of 123
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Well my cakes aren't shoddy but they aren't professional either. I would classify them as very good beginner cakes. I never even touched fondant until my son's Birthday 2 years ago. I haven't had time to take classes since I have a heavy work schedule but I feel like each cake I do I learn something. I have done under 20 cakes and half of those have been for the hairdresser!
I take pics of all my cakes but I don't post them anymore. I did post my first handful of cakes because I felt proud of them but now I look back and get embarrassed at all the flaws so I recently removed them. Some of my cakes made it to Pinterest but that really doesn't say much because I have seen some fugly cakes there with captions such as " want!"" or " awesome cake"! Makes me lol

Oh, come on! I want to see your two best cakes icon_smile.gif

If you want honest feed back, you can post them here http://cakecentral.com/t/755127/peer-review-cake-club/285 and we will tell you how to improve them. Or, I can give you my email address icon_wink.gif
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post #49 of 123

I haven't read all the replies yet, so if this has already been suggestioned I'm sorry to repeat it.  If you really want to find out if she is selling/flipping YOUR cakes this is what you do:

 

.........get a stamp that says "proudly baked and decorated by such-and-such.......

 

Others have done this in the past. Have business cards made up and tape/glue them on the cake boaqrd (cover w/plastic wrap or somesuch) then put the cake on that.  When the the cake is served they will find out what she has been doing.

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 Sorry for all the grainy cell pics...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 My second fondant cake for my daughter. Now I cringe at the rounded corners...

 This Toy Story Cake was my first fondant cake and I made tons of mistakes, including using non crusting buttercream under fondant and  not using cutters for the letters. Sloppy but my kid loved it!

post #51 of 123
I'd be concerned about liability too if she is reselling them,and if you do decide to get legal I really would reconsider this arrangement once you have a business up and running. If I were you I'd just put a sticker on the box when you deliver the next cake, somewhere that she's going to see it but not be able to remove it easily, and see if she says anything. You can just say you're trying them out if she asks. Maybe she has a lot of family and she likes to always give the cake as her gift. Who knows!
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post #52 of 123
Darn it! Your cakes are really GOOD! ;-)The first are a little shaky but better than some people's who are in business for 5 years or more. (I see it everyday.)

You have a natural talent and ability, and your hairdresser is getting a great deal, as well! You are really doing top of the line cakes, in my area you could charge about $3.50 -$4 for buttercream and $4.25- $5 a serving! Heck, you are better than me, and I have done thousands of cakes!
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post #53 of 123
Oh, and you can still using non-crusting buttercrema under fondant, you just have to refrigerate or freeze until it hardens, then wet it down a bit, so the fondant sticks, but the cake doesn't lose it's shape.

You are DEFINITELY at a PROFESSIONAL LEVEL. Sorry to shout, but you need to hear it!

Ugh, I hate/love how wonderful your figures are! WAY better than mine! WAY WAY WAY better. Truly excellent, and I don't give false praise.
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post #54 of 123
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Annabakescakes , I like you. Not just cuz ya like my hair ( and my cakes) but because you are honest and upfront and a real Tell It Like it Is kind of broad! And I mean broad as a term of endearment! Thanks for the confidence boost. Everyone needs a little " bird seed" now and then. I really like the conversations in this forum. I think I will stick around.icon_biggrin.gif
post #55 of 123

I have a different take on this subject.  She's either giving the cakes to close family members or she's trying to get into the cake business by passing off your creations as her own while building up her client base.  And when she gets her business under way -  with your cakes, she'll walk off with your potential customers.    I predict that her cake orders will escalate in value over time.  Easy money for her.  You do all the work - she charges her customers what you should have, and pockets the money.  Must be all this heat, lots of negativity today.  Tomorrow should be better  :-)

post #56 of 123
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Annabakes I had no idea you could use non crusting BC under fondant. Thanks! I really do appreciate your kind words. I am not used to other women being so nice and non competitive. I think women should always celebrate, uplift , and encourage eachother instead of tear eachother down. Thanks for being a true authentic woman!
post #57 of 123
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DeniseNH , that is exactly what my hubby is telling me! It is probably the worst case scenario but it is a very valid point.
post #58 of 123

your cakes are great!!! Not shoddy at all even on the worst day! And so much nicer than a lot of 'professional' cake businesses you see on FB or wherever. 

 

well...it looks like it's a win-win situation. And a girl's gotta have good hair- and you do!

 

But I would probably still bring it up very very casually, just to let her know you may suspect something is shady.

I mean- really- how many cakes can this woman eat?? That alone is suspect unless she's a cake addict. 

post #59 of 123
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I have a different take on this subject.  She's either giving the cakes to close family members or she's trying to get into the cake business by passing off your creations as her own while building up her client base.  And when she gets her business under way -  with your cakes, she'll walk off with your potential customers.    I predict that her cake orders will escalate in value over time.  Easy money for her.  You do all the work - she charges her customers what you should have, and pockets the money.  Must be all this heat, lots of negativity today.  Tomorrow should be better  :-)

 

ohhh very good point. I agree completely with DeniseNH!

 

I'd start searching for a new hair dresser just to be safe. 

post #60 of 123
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Thanks cakefat! By the way, I love your screen name.
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