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Customer asked for my recipe....hmmmm

post #1 of 18
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Got an email last night from someone I made a cake for earlier in the year.  She says her mom was wanting my strawberry cake recipe. Is is weird I don't want to give it to her? 

 

Anybody else dealt with this? I don't know what to say!

post #2 of 18

Tell her "Thank you - that's a wonderful compliment. However, that's not something I do." Period. End of story.

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Tell her "Thank you - that's a wonderful compliment. However, that's not something I do." Period. End of story.

 

^^^ Perfect reply.

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Tell her "Thank you - that's a wonderful compliment. However, that's not something I do." Period. End of story.

 

Ditto.

 

It's perfectly o.k. to decline.

post #5 of 18

 After telling her you can not give her your family recipe let her know that she can go on the internet and find all kinds of strawberry cake recipes to make. Your strawberry cake recipe must taste really great!!!! Nothing wrong with not sharing your recipes if you choose not to!!

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 After telling her you can not give her your recipe let her know that she can go on the internet and find all kinds of strawberry cake recipes to make. Your strawberry cake recipe must taste really great!!!!

 I agree!! All kinds of recipes on the internet!

post #7 of 18
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It's the steady2hands recipe on this site, lol.

post #8 of 18
Does she call her local takeout place and ask for their recipes?
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post #9 of 18

"Thank you, I would be happy to make her one, since she loved it so much! Here is my price list."

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"Thank you, I would be happy to make her one, since she loved it so much! Here is my price list."

 

As above. Or reply, "Yes, you can have my recipe when I am no longer in business."  Giving away recipes is like giving away the keys to your cash register.

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post #11 of 18
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"Thank you, I would be happy to make her one, since she loved it so much! Here is my price list."

 

Another perfect response!

post #12 of 18

I am so happy she liked my cake however the recipe is a trade secret.

post #13 of 18

just on a side note; Kikyandkyle you must have great take away places near you.  I certainly would not want the recipes from the ones near us!

post #14 of 18

There is this Thai place that is amazing. I actually was picking up food there a couple of weeks ago and this lady was getting two tubs of their yellow curry sauce, she said she was having a dinner party but couldn't make sauce like theirs so she was cheating! She was cooking the meat and vegetables and than adding their sauce. 

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post #15 of 18

Once upon a time, I worked in a bakery...brought in some of my cake because the owner was curious.  Then he told me he would buy my recipe for my frosting...um, nope...didn't even consider it!  Nice guy; loved working for him and it was quite a compliment.  Through the years, many have asked for the recipe and I politely decline.  It is what the people remember most..not too sweet and very tasty.

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