Funny Conversation About Cake Size

Decorating By shelbur10 Updated 15 Jun 2009 , 2:10am by Parable

shelbur10 Posted 24 May 2009 , 2:51pm
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A friend of my mom's called me about a cake... unfortunately I was immediately put off because she said "I need you to make..." instead of "Can you make..." and never even asked if I was free those dates or anything. Just assumed that I'm sitting here waiting for the chance to make her a cake. But anyway, she is having a small family gathering to celebrate a wedding that will be out of the country. So she wants a small wedding cake.
"Okay, how many people will be there?"
"Oh Lord, I don't know"
"Well, how many servings of cake would you like?"
"I don't know, just make it birthday cake size, but with a small one on top that they can save"
"We need to know how many people you're feeding to determine the size"
"Can't you just make it like a birthday cake size? How big is wedding cake size, anyway?"
***at this point I was literally speechless for a moment***
"Wedding cake sizes vary. Cake is measured by the slice. I can make the size suit however many people you're serving. Typical "birthday cake" like in Walmart would be 8" which would serve about 14 people. Is that enough?"
"Oh no. Well, I don't know."

This went on a for a while before I got her to commit to a number of servings. SIGH! I never realized that there was "birthday cake size" and "wedding cake size". Silly me.

21 replies
karateka Posted 24 May 2009 , 2:57pm
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That is too funny. icon_lol.gif

bobwonderbuns Posted 24 May 2009 , 2:58pm
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In the words of a great cake decorator... "NEXT!" icon_rolleyes.gificon_lol.gif

shelbur10 Posted 24 May 2009 , 3:02pm
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She also suggested that I use a cupcake for the top tier for the wedding couple to save.

solascakes Posted 24 May 2009 , 3:09pm
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Birthday cake size lol, why can't she just call the people and ask how many people they are expecting.

GayeG Posted 24 May 2009 , 3:11pm
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A cuppy for the top tier???? Lucky couple!!!! icon_wink.gif

Lisaa1996 Posted 24 May 2009 , 3:21pm
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lol....wow...I sooooo needed that story this morning! Thanks!!!!!

Rose_N_Crantz Posted 24 May 2009 , 9:44pm
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Cuppy to save? For what? Their one year? That cuppy won't be a cuppy by that time! Interesting how cake muggles think they can just say, "I need a wedding cake" and expect us to know exactly what they mean.

I'd get that a lot at the grocery store bakery I used to work at and I'd always think, "sorry, left my crystal ball at home".

indydebi Posted 24 May 2009 , 9:54pm
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This story cracked me up! icon_lol.gif For those who have no idea, I always quote them for 100 people .... that usually backs 'em down to a real number.

Lisaa1996 Posted 24 May 2009 , 10:53pm
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Rock on Debi!!!! You always have the answer for all us new decorators out here icon_smile.gif

playingwithsugar Posted 24 May 2009 , 10:57pm
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I thought they cancelled Crank Yankers? icon_lol.gif

Good luck with this one.

Theresa icon_smile.gif

shelbur10 Posted 13 Jun 2009 , 7:10pm
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Sorry to revive a dead topic, but I had to update you guys on this cake. I did it today, and the lady who ordered it (who knows me and knows where I live) was working, so she sent her mom & sister to pick it up. Shortly before pickup time, I noticed a car parked in front of my house. Before I could go outside, they pulled off. A few minutes later, they came back and knocked on the door. Turns out these people parked in front of my house, saw the blinds open on the windows and two cars parked in the driveway and determined that I was not home. Went to my neighbors house looking for me (they were no help, they know me as "Shellie", not as "lady who makes cakes") and left. Never came to the door or anything. Bizarre. They called the lady who ordered it, said I wasn't home, so she called my mom looking for me. My mom freaked out because she KNEW I was home and figured something terrible had happened if we'd all left. All this drama for one little cake.

sadsmile Posted 13 Jun 2009 , 7:19pm
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Oh just wait next you will be telling us she asked for birthday prices and not wedding prices even though it is celebrating a wedding she wants birthday cake size and should get birthday cake price...haha

Sugar_Plum_Fairy Posted 13 Jun 2009 , 7:27pm
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Sounds like your mom should rethink her friendship with this woman! lol

She and her 'kin' sound like their more trouble than they're worth.

shelbur10 Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 2:08pm
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I can't even bring myself to discuss the price. icon_redface.gif
Told my mom yesterday, she might be a really nice lady, but she's a real PITA when it comes to cakes. With the exception of this debacle, every time I make her a cake, she calls about 4 hours early "Is my cake done? I'm in your neighborhood, can I come get it now?" Plus I absolutely despise the design ideas she insists upon. She let me design this one, thank the sweet Lord. I can't figure out for the life of my why I wasn't 'totally booked' the last time she called. Bet I will be the next time! icon_wink.gif

cuteums Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 2:19pm
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Originally Posted by Rose_N_Crantz

Cuppy to save? For what? Their one year? That cuppy won't be a cuppy by that time! Interesting how cake muggles think they can just say, "I need a wedding cake" and expect us to know exactly what they mean.

I'd get that a lot at the grocery store bakery I used to work at and I'd always think, "sorry, left my crystal ball at home".





Cake Muggles!!! I love that term.

cblupe Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 2:26pm
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If the cake you made for this lady is the one with the yellow rose's on top (and a first wedding cake) you really did an awesome job! It's a really beautiful birthday size wedding cake. lol. cb

shelbur10 Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 2:27pm
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I just can't get enough of this experience...they asked me when they finally managed to knock on the door and I showed them the cake...'Now, can we eat this whole thing?' Bwahahahaha, I don't know, how hungry are you? It's not as if there was any decoration that wasn't clearly frosting, and I can't imagine in my wildest dreams that these folks have ever heard of a cake dummy. No, you can eat the top two tiers, but I want the bottom one back, because it looked really tasty. icon_twisted.gif

shelbur10 Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 2:32pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cblupe

If the cake you made for this lady is the one with the yellow rose's on top (and a first wedding cake) you really did an awesome job! It's a really beautiful birthday size wedding cake. lol. cb




Yes, that's the one, thank you for the compliment! I only hope I can do as well when the time comes for me to make a wedding size wedding cake! Or a wedding size birthday cake, for that matter...icon_lol.gif

cylstrial Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 6:23pm
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LOL. People are nuts. The lady had no idea how many slices she wanted the cake to feed. Hmmm....ok, lady! I'm hanging up now. Call me back when you've figured out the BASIC cake info!

mommachris Posted 14 Jun 2009 , 8:48pm
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lovely cake, I just hope she doesn't try to cut it while it is still assembled. icon_rolleyes.gif

mommachris

Parable Posted 15 Jun 2009 , 2:10am
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Originally Posted by shelbur10

She also suggested that I use a cupcake for the top tier for the wedding couple to save.





So what happened to the cupcake?????????? icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif jk

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