So here is this story that I can call embarrassing and sad, but I think I have learned a good lesson too, I hope that what I’m going to tell you here helps other “SugarPreneurs” that is how I call myself.
In the pasts couple of weeks, I was contacted by a what it seamed a photographer, she asked me about some cookies that I have in my Etsy store; she asked If i could be interested in a photo-shoot that she was planning about a UK person coming to live in America; she identified herself as a photographer that worked with the site “Hostess with the Mostess” before and others and that the pictures that she would shoot of my cookies could be published in some blogs but if not at least I would have some profesional shots of my cookies; so I was curious and checked her site and did some research and everything looked fine. I agreed very exited, we talk about the new designs that i was going to do for the photo-shoot: 7 America related cookies and other 7 UK related.
At that point everything was fine, I designed and did the cookies, packaged them and sent the box…all like a regular cookie order. USPS Priority 2 days! I always use that one and has never failed, maybe some broken cookies and maybe one stranded box at the post office but I had never lost one….. but wait!!! The box WAS gone, my cookies were lost, they never arrived and the tracking system showed delivered!
I called quite a few times to the photographer’s area post office and they say the same: it was delivered! I even was able to get the account of the carrier and the same answer. …. so could have i been scammed?–ufff I hope NO… I really hope that somebody got the box and didn’t have the good heart to give it to the recipient. But the reality is that my cookies were stolen as crude and horrible as it sounds I had to accept it.
If you are reading this and you know somebody that can make some good use of this tale PLEASE share it! Sugarpreneurs work really hard to put their products out there and unfortunately our PR budget is tight, almost nonexistent. I’m not saying that this happens always, or that the person that offered the photoshoot took the cookies(i don’t have proof of anything but just that the box was delivered) and that out there there is no good people that look for our art to promote theirs and help us, just be careful and cautious.
So now here are some pictures that I took before packaging and sending the cookies, I didn’t take pictures of every cookie because I was in a rush; i’m missing a bunch of UK related cookies, these are not the most spectacular cookies for many people but for me these are beloved creations, and I made them and still do all my sugar art with passion a love.
PLEASE share this article and don’t let anybody take advantage of your closest sugarpreneur, I know i agreed to send the cookies but now want to put my word out to help other people, always check on these kind of offers and do your homework 1, 2 and 3 times.
So here ends the story of when My Beloved Lobster Was Stolen