Woman Confronts Customer over Using Her Bakery's Macarons in Cakes for Her Own Online Business

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A small online bakery owner noticed a regular customer was using their French macarons in her own online baking business without proper credit. The bakery owner messaged the customer but was disappointed to find out that the customer had only given them credit in a single photo. The bakery owner confronts the customer with a strongly-worded private message, demanding proper credit for their high-quality baked goods. The bakery owner's sister thought she was being rude, but the bakery owner stood firm. Read on to find out what happened and decide for yourself: was the bakery owner in the wrong?

Sister-run bakery confronts customer using their macarons for own business.

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Behind-the-scenes of bakery's social media and PR revealed 📸

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Bakery customer caught using macarons for her own cake business 😱

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Bakery owner confronts customer over using their macarons in cakes.

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Bakery owner upset over customer's use of macarons 😠

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Bakery rivalry heats up over use of coveted macarons 😱

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Bakery owner confronts customer over macaron theft for online business

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Bakery confronts customer for using macarons without permission 🍰

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Local bakery calls out customer for using their macarons 🧁

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Give credit where it's due: The importance of recognition ❤️

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Properly crediting local businesses is a small but thoughtful gesture. 👍

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Protecting the integrity of our bakery's macarons, AITA?

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Bakery promotes local businesses through product credits and exposure 👍

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Highlighting their high-quality macarons in custom cakes 🎂👌

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Macarons are not just ingredients, they're a finished product! 🍪

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Small town bakery confronts customer over macaron misuse

A small-town bakery owner recently discovered that a regular customer was using their French macarons in her own online cake business without proper credit. The customer was not only using the macarons but also advertising them as part of her own product without mentioning the bakery's name. The bakery owner sent a stern message to the customer, demanding proper credit for their product. The incident sparked a debate on social media about the ethics of using someone else's product in your own business without proper credit. In this article, we explore the situation and examine the arguments for and against crediting the original source of a product. We also look at the impact of social media on small businesses and the importance of supporting local businesses. Read on to find out more and join the conversation in the comments below.

Baker confronts customer using her macarons; commenters support her stance.

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Charge her double for your product and ban her from store 💸

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Bakery drama: Woman confronts customer over macaron misuse 🤔

LilLatte | LilLatte

Bakery customer uses macarons for own business, sparks debate.

panzer22222 | panzer22222

Using your bakery's macarons in her cakes is not a crime 💰💻

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Bakery owner criticized for wanting credit for her product in cakes.

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Bakery owner called out for expecting credit on sold macarons.

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Bakery owner called out for not understanding ingredient usage rights 😬

Kufat | Kufat

Legal obligation to credit not required, consider branding products.

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Reselling is legal, branding is key for credit. 🧁💰

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Bakery owner accused of being a thief for confronting cake maker 🎂

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Legal perspective defends customer. Engage with different viewpoints 👀

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Baker defends using bakery's macarons for her online business.

Incorrigible_Moxie | Incorrigible_Moxie

Bakery owner confronts customer using her macarons in cakes, gets called out for not consulting with her sister and making a major business decision.

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Loyal customer or not, YTA for using someone's product without permission.

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Customer defends using bakery's macarons in cakes, calls OP a**hole

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Opinions divided on using bakery's macarons for online business.

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Commenter defends customer's right to use purchased macarons. 😕

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Bakery owner called out for demanding free advertising from customer 🤔

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Baker confronts customer over using her macarons in cakes for profit 💰

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Bakery owner called an a**hole for confronting customer over macarons.

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Commenter calls out bakery owner for hypocrisy on egg sourcing.

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Debate over bakery's macarons being used for resale sparks controversy 💥

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Trust your instincts! When running a business, vigilance is key 👀

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Bakery owner confronts customer for using macarons in online business.

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Baker criticized for confronting customer over product usage.

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Client loyalty at risk after bakery confrontation 😬🧁

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B2C vs B2B sales explained. Stop worrying about social media.

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Confrontational message to customer leads to bad business decision. YTA.

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Supporting local businesses is appreciated, but entitlement is not.

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Who owns a product after it's sold? Bread analogy explained 🍞

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Customer's use of macarons for cake decoration - YTA or not?

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Confrontational commenter deemed 'the a-hole' for demanding macarons.

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Chef explains why the customer is not obligated to advertise for you 🍪

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Debate on disclosing topping sources - YTA comment.

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Baker's complaint backfires, commenter calls her 'a**hole'. 😆


Bakery owner called out for being 'uptight' about macarons usage 🤨

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Disappointed customer calls out bakery owner for entitlement and lost business 😞

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Using bakery's macarons in cakes: ethical or not? 🤔

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Online business owner criticized for using bakery's macarons. 😕

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Comment defends customer reselling macarons, calls out weird influencer leverage. 😒

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Commenter defends customer's right to use purchased items for business.

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Commenter plays devil's advocate with a soft YTA verdict 🤔

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Bakery owner gets called out for wanting credit on products 😒

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Commenter defends customer's right to use purchased macarons.

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Discussion on the legality of using purchased items for personal business.

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NTA defends her hard work and encourages credit for her brand.

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Online business using bakery's macarons sparks YTA debate 🔥

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Seller confronts customer but is deemed the a**hole by commenters.

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Baker confronts customer for using her macarons for business.

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Apologize and make a deal to keep constant business 🍰💰

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When customers become competition 🤔

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Legal loopholes favoring 'cake lady' frustrate baker's complaint 🤷‍♀️

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Understanding the importance of giving credit in the baking industry 🧁

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