OK, so I am doing a shower cake with a baby on it. I have only communicated with the customer through emails as of right now. Plus, she's not the one who is pregnant. Last night I got to thinking, I can't assume what race they are. So I don't want to assume and make a copper baby if they are spanish or indian or whatever. I want to email the woman and ask her what color she wants the baby made, but I don't want to sound tacky or offend anyone Can I just email and ask her what color to make the baby, or is that rude? Thanks!
I say e-mail them I'd rather them feel weird that you asked rather then mad because you made the "wrong" colored baby
I would e-mail and ask, there is nothing wrong with that. You will be glad you did.
i would email them. if i got an email asking me which color to make the baby i wouldn't get offended...good luck!
Good Question -
I see nothing wrong with sending a polite email asking
might there be a preferance of origin for the baby you wish on the baby shower cake?"
Might sound a bit *sweet* but shows you have forthought.
Not everyone would think along those lines.
Credit to you.
Nothing wrong with asking.
I'd word it something like this.
Dear Mrs. _______
In reviewing your order for the baby shower cake I realize that there are some details that I need confirmed before I begin work on your cake order.
I know you want a baby on top of the cake however I need to know the ethnicity of the baby.
Your quick response is appreciated.
Thanks you all so much! I just didn't want to assume what color baby to make, and didn't know if someone might find that question offensive! Thanks again!
I've made that phone call to a customer. The customer was impressed that I thought to ask. No problems at all!
could you also mention that getting colors spot on is important to you. maybe she could give you a reference as to what the color of the skin might look like. i had someone order a cookie family and they wanted them cafe au lait.....
Thank you all I just got a reply email from her and she wants it hispanic. So, it's a good thing I thought of asking, or I would have felt terrible Any suggestions on making that color? Thanks again