Monday, June 14, 2010

A Cake 'n Crumbs Good-Bye

  Hello all! With all of our recent rainy, gloomy days, I hope you are finding fun things to do indoors. Rain, rain, go away! Enough already! In addition to trying to find ways to keep the kids from going stir-crazy from being inside all day, a lot has been happening in my neck of the woods. My husband and I moved our family into a bigger house in a quieter neighborhood. We are so excited that our children will have a nice environment to grow up in! I have also been super busy with fulfilling cake and cookie orders for weddings, birthdays, and baby showers! Crazy, but exciting, times!

  One other HUGE change is that I have decided to leave Cake ‘n Crumbs to focus on my All Occasions business. Several years prior to joining CNC, I opened All Occasions. Through All Occasions, I make cakes (wedding, birthday, baby shower, etc.), cookies (decorated sugar, cookies-on-a-stick, chocolate chip, etc.), cookie bouquets, chocolate candies and suckers, Christmas candy platters, and so much more! For the Do-It-Yourselfers, All Occasions sells decorating supplies and ingredients and rents cake (round, square, hexagon, shaped, novelty, etc.) and cookie pans, shaped gelatin molds, wedding cake accessories, and chocolate fondue fountains. If All Occasions can be of any help to you, my contact information will remain the same!!

While it is my dream to open my own All Occasions shop one day, I currently have the business’s office in my home and rent time in a licensed kitchen to make my neat treats. There is a strong possibility that this dream will become reality once my children start school. Right now being a full-time Mom and part-time confection artist is my calling. If you are still interested in learning a food decorating technique, I will occasionally be holding Workshops and Open Houses and will still be available to hold Parties for birthdays, scout meetings, recreation department programs, etc!

  To keep everyone informed on the happenings at All Occasions, including Workshop and Open House dates, I have set up a Facebook Page (All Occasions Green Bay Fan Page) and a blog (All Occasions Green Bay Blog). I truly hope you will join us there to keep up to date with all of the happenings at All Occasions, get the instructions for some of the neat treats that I have made, and learn about some of the neat new tools that I come across!

  Why am I leaving Cake ‘n Crumbs? Well, I was recently informed about a BIG change for Cake ‘n Crumbs. Starting in August, the Cake ‘n Crumbs (CNC) company will no longer be offering hosts any discounts or free items for hosting a Class and they are suggesting that instead of holding ‘Classes’, that their Members (no longer called Instructors) hold Workshops. The difference between Classes and Workshops is that each participant in the Workshop pays a fee to attend, whereas, Classes were free. If I wanted to hold free CNC Classes and still offer discounts and free items to hosts, I would have to pay for these benefits from my own pocket. While I love teaching and have a passion for the art of food decorating, this change makes my net income, even with a commission increase, not worth the time I would spend with Class preparations, travelling, ordering, advertising, etc. So, it is with deep sadness that I had to choose not to continue with CNC under their new format.

  I would like to say "Good-Bye." and “THANK YOU!!” to all of my CNC customers! I had a blast with each of you! As I am wrapping up my CNC business and building my All Occasions business, I hope that you will follow me to All Occasions. Through All Occasions, I will do everything that I can to be your source for All your Occasions that you need neat treats and the supplies to make them. I am looking forward to a new and improved service for you through All Occasions!



Candice Kunesh
All Occasions
920-EZ-SWEET (920-397-9338)
FaceBook: AllOccasionsGB