What Do You Say When....?

Decorating By CountryCakery4 Updated 22 Jun 2009 , 3:53pm by txnonnie

CountryCakery4 Posted 18 Jun 2009 , 6:45pm
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I'm pretty new at cake decorating but I find that I often get the question, "How did you do that?" Whether it's a flavour, a cake shape, or some decoration. I'm kind of torn between being pretty freindly and outgoing, which is the norm for me, and keeping those details to myself. What do you lcakers say when someone says, "How did you do that?"

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indydebi Posted 18 Jun 2009 , 7:34pm
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Standard Answer: "Lotsa practice!"

tiggy2 Posted 18 Jun 2009 , 7:38pm
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And if you wanted to elaborate you could add "and expensive equipment!"

CanadianCakin Posted 18 Jun 2009 , 7:38pm
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Originally Posted by indydebi

Standard Answer: "Lotsa practice!"

Totally!!!! Right on Indy...thats what I say too! Then you are still being nice and not giving away any top secrets!

CanadianCakin Posted 18 Jun 2009 , 7:39pm
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Oh I like that one too tiggy2!!!!

brincess_b Posted 18 Jun 2009 , 7:41pm
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i usually say something along the lines of 'with lots of time and patience... that one took about X hours'. i dont sell yet, but im prepping them for when i do!

SJ169 Posted 18 Jun 2009 , 7:45pm
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I also tend to say..lots of practice..hours or work and lots of equipment. I have all of my pictures on my facebook and people always send me messages and are like "oh can you teach me to do cakes like that" (which i usually dont reply to) ..none of my friends understand just how much work each cake is..

KHalstead Posted 18 Jun 2009 , 7:45pm
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I always say Lots of practice and about 36 hrs..........people are always like......."oh I could NEVER do that"

Bellatheball Posted 18 Jun 2009 , 8:31pm
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That's my standard line too. Lets face it, when people ask that question, they don't really want a detailed answer about icing, structure, support etc. LOL.

PinkZiab Posted 18 Jun 2009 , 8:45pm
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Reminds me of the old joke:

A young man stopped me on the street in New York the other day and asked "How do you get to Carnegie Hall?" I said "practice," and kept on walking.

CountryCakery4 Posted 18 Jun 2009 , 9:26pm
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LOL PinkZiab. You are all right of course. There's nothing worse than the glazed look in the eye of someone you're losing! A nice succinct answer that's truthful but discreet. Perfect!! Thanks everyone!!!! icon_razz.gif)

leah_s Posted 18 Jun 2009 , 9:53pm
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KHalstead Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 3:43pm
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lol@leahs........some customers honestly believe that is how it's done! lol

txnonnie Posted 22 Jun 2009 , 3:53pm
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I too get the question. People know I take extra classes as well.

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