Anyone Ever Heard This Expression Before?

Business By loriemoms Updated 12 Oct 2008 , 9:31pm by loriemoms

loriemoms Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 12:47pm
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Yesterday I was delivering a wedding cake (my fourth for the day, so I was pretty tired) and the head chef asked me if the cake had a certificate. Being the tired country bumpkin I was, I said "huh? whas that?" (he must have thought I was an ediot! haha) He then said "Do I serve the entire cake?" and I said "oh, yeah! Yes!"

My DH and I were wondering...did he mean did I give a certificate for a free anniversary cake? (its just in my contract, I don't give any certificates..too much trouble!) or did he want to know if I had a certificate to show him that he needs to serve the entire cake or not to serve or what? We just never heard this term before and was wondering if this was a common term used? Are there others we should know in Chef-eeze?

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Deb_ Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 12:56pm
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Beats me..........I've never heard of that either. Maybe he meant a "cutting guide" paper or instructions. Who knows, maybe he was hitting the "sauce" while he was cooking! icon_lol.gificon_smile.gif

4 Wedding cakes in one day.........my goodness loriemoms you rock! That's awesome to be that busy......Congratulations! Hopefully you can rest today.

Enjoy your day,
Deb

Mike1394 Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 3:12pm
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He wanted to know if it passed the certification. You don't have to have your cakes certified?

Mike

dragonflydreams Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 4:10pm
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Originally Posted by Mike1394

He wanted to know if it passed the certification. You don't have to have your cakes certified?

Mike


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bobwonderbuns Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 4:14pm
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Originally Posted by Mike1394

He wanted to know if it passed the certification. You don't have to have your cakes certified?

Mike




Huh?? What certification? I live in the same state you do and I've never heard of such a thing. Are you joshing me?? icon_smile.gif

Mike1394 Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 4:18pm
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Originally Posted by bobwonderbuns

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike1394

He wanted to know if it passed the certification. You don't have to have your cakes certified?

Mike



Huh?? What certification? I live in the same state you do and I've never heard of such a thing. Are you joshing me?? icon_smile.gif




You do know Mi adopted the '05 food code. right?

Mike

robinscakes Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 4:19pm
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I think he was kidding. I personally have all my cakes certified by a board of internationally reknowned cake decorators before delivering to each and every event.

bobwonderbuns Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 4:25pm
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Originally Posted by robinscakes

I think he was kidding. I personally have all my cakes certified by a board of internationally reknowned cake decorators before delivering to each and every event.




Me too! icon_lol.gif

No Mike, I didn't know about the '05 food code. I know Michigan has stringent rules on bakeries but not on cakes specifically. I've delivered to banquet halls and such for years and have not come across this. But then again it would be easier giving a great white shark a root canal than it is getting any info out of state! icon_surprised.gificon_confused.gif

Mike1394 Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 4:28pm
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Originally Posted by robinscakes

I think he was kidding. I personally have all my cakes certified by a board of internationally reknowned cake decorators before delivering to each and every event.




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bobwonderbuns Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 4:30pm
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Originally Posted by Mike1394

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Originally Posted by robinscakes

I think he was kidding. I personally have all my cakes certified by a board of internationally reknowned cake decorators before delivering to each and every event.



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Dang it, you got me! icon_surprised.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_lol.gif

bobwonderbuns Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 4:34pm
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Hey Mike, will you be at the DOS this weekend?

Mike1394 Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 4:38pm
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Originally Posted by bobwonderbuns

Hey Mike, will you be at the DOS this weekend?




More than likely not, since I don't know what the DOS is. I have to work all weekend. I just got off about 2 hrs ago, and going back tonight. GRRRRR the life of a bread maker.

Mike

bobwonderbuns Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 4:39pm
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The DOS is the Days of Sharing -- the Michigan ICES chapter. Every state that has an ICES chapter has two "state meetings" as it were, and they are called Days of Sharing. It's a lot of fun. You might want to consider it! icon_biggrin.gif

Win Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 4:44pm
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Mike is just like my husband... he can deliver a line with a completely straight face and be joshing you to beat the band! I can just see him snickering all the way to the Board of Certification.

bobwonderbuns Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 4:45pm
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Originally Posted by Win

Mike is just like my husband... he can deliver a line with a completely straight face and be joshing you to beat the band! I can just see him snickering all the way to the Board of Certification.



I know, and I'm so gullible I'm an easy mark! icon_rolleyes.gificon_biggrin.gif

snarkybaker Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 6:32pm
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Originally Posted by loriemoms

Yesterday I was delivering a wedding cake (my fourth for the day, so I was pretty tired) and the head chef asked me if the cake had a certificate. Being the tired country bumpkin I was, I said "huh? whas that?" (he must have thought I was an ediot! haha) He then said "Do I serve the entire cake?" and I said "oh, yeah! Yes!"

My DH and I were wondering...did he mean did I give a certificate for a free anniversary cake? (its just in my contract, I don't give any certificates..too much trouble!) or did he want to know if I had a certificate to show him that he needs to serve the entire cake or not to serve or what? We just never heard this term before and was wondering if this was a common term used? Are there others we should know in Chef-eeze?




My guess is that the " cake lady" he is familiar with brings a certificate for a free tier, and he is used to handing that off to the caterer.

Mike1394 Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 8:28pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bobwonderbuns

The DOS is the Days of Sharing -- the Michigan ICES chapter. Every state that has an ICES chapter has two "state meetings" as it were, and they are called Days of Sharing. It's a lot of fun. You might want to consider it! icon_biggrin.gif




I'll check it out. Do you have to be a member, or is it open to the public?

Thanks,
Mike

bobwonderbuns Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 9:01pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike1394

Quote:
Originally Posted by bobwonderbuns

The DOS is the Days of Sharing -- the Michigan ICES chapter. Every state that has an ICES chapter has two "state meetings" as it were, and they are called Days of Sharing. It's a lot of fun. You might want to consider it! icon_biggrin.gif



I'll check it out. Do you have to be a member, or is it open to the public?

Thanks,
Mike


You should be an ICES member. Check out www.michiganices.com for information.

loriemoms Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 9:20pm
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Originally Posted by Mike1394

He wanted to know if it passed the certification. You don't have to have your cakes certified?

Mike




No but some days I feel certifiable!

loriemoms Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 9:22pm
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Originally Posted by dkelly27

Beats me..........I've never heard of that either. Maybe he meant a "cutting guide" paper or instructions. Who knows, maybe he was hitting the "sauce" while he was cooking! icon_lol.gificon_smile.gif

4 Wedding cakes in one day.........my goodness loriemoms you rock! That's awesome to be that busy......Congratulations! Hopefully you can rest today.

Enjoy your day,
Deb




Thanks! This weekend was crazy..I had a wedding friday night, 4 on Saturday and one this morning (Sunday) and just finished my consultations. (booked two more weddings for next spring!) next week, I only have two weddings then the week after that I have four weddings. and a wedding show on Sunday! THEN I get to finally rest!!!!! Just a few weddings in November and I think wedding season will FINALLY be over!!!!
This year for thanksgiving we aren't even doing anything family. Just the two of us are going to our camper at the beach and sitting for the entire four day weekend.

loriemoms Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 9:24pm
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Originally Posted by Mike1394

Quote:
Originally Posted by bobwonderbuns

Hey Mike, will you be at the DOS this weekend?



More than likely not, since I don't know what the DOS is. I have to work all weekend. I just got off about 2 hrs ago, and going back tonight. GRRRRR the life of a bread maker.

Mike




OMG you are a bread maker? I will trade you a cake of my signature chocolate suprise cake if you will make me a decent italian bread. They don't exist in NC. Period. Or a good broche. I miss good bread.

SugarFrosted Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 9:31pm
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Originally Posted by loriemoms

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike1394

Quote:
Originally Posted by bobwonderbuns

Hey Mike, will you be at the DOS this weekend?



More than likely not, since I don't know what the DOS is. I have to work all weekend. I just got off about 2 hrs ago, and going back tonight. GRRRRR the life of a bread maker.

Mike



OMG you are a bread maker? I will trade you a cake of my signature chocolate suprise cake if you will make me a decent italian bread. They don't exist in NC. Period. Or a good broche. I miss good bread.




Oooooo ...bread maker...I am envisioning Nicolas Cage in Moonstruck...hot and sweaty and yummy...minus the wooden hand (and Cher) of course icon_wink.gif

loriemoms Posted 12 Oct 2008 , 9:31pm
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My guess is that the " cake lady" he is familiar with brings a certificate for a free tier, and he is used to handing that off to the caterer.[/quote]

That is what we suspected...this was at the progress energy building on the 21st floor. I wonder if they have a regular person who usually does cakes there? I didn't even know there was a place up there! (its the old building) Most of my downtown deliveries are the sheraton and cafe luna. This was my first for progress...very nice place!

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