"oh We're Not Going To Serve The Cake"

Business By leah_s Updated 7 Aug 2009 , 9:12pm by 7yyrt

leah_s Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 5:02pm
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Then why the H do you want to buy one? Just got another call like that. The restaurant is providing the dessert but can't make cakes. (I know them. They can't)

So can I make a birthday cake?

yes.

How much will that cost?

Cost is determined by size which is determined by how many you plan to feed.

"Oh we're not going to serve it."

Can you make a chocolate cake?

yes

And will you decorate it?

yes, after a long pause.

I simply do not suffer fools gladly.

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-K8memphis Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 5:06pm
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I'd love to be a fly on the wall at your place.

-K8memphis Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 5:36pm
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I mean really, it's disrespectful.
We want your work--no we're not gong to use it--we might glance at it.
It's tradition so we will do it reluctantly and we wanted you to be well aware that your thing is not our thing.

It's really in very poor taste.

This has got pita fee all over it.

DefyGravity Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 5:55pm
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Whaaaaaaaaaat?


I wish I had more to say, but that about covers it, haha.

Deb_ Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 6:14pm
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That's absurd.........why the heck don't they just have the restaurant stick a candle in their "dessert" and call it a day? icon_rolleyes.gif

Wow, this is a new one.

imamommy1205 Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 6:27pm
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Almost makes you wanna charge them more for the waste!!!

leah_s Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 7:51pm
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Just wanted you guys to know that even when you have a nice business,are moderately well known in your town, you still get calls from idiots.

I actually had a chef who owns 3 restaurants call me once for a cake. Wanted fondant, but had no intention of serving it because "fondant doesn't taste good." I encouraged him to get a buttercreme cake. "No I prefer the look of fondant. It'll be the centerpiece on the table."

Dude, order some flowers.

I didn't take that order either.

Bonnie151 Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 8:25pm
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I *hate* those calls! I did get a cute one once, though. It started out with the "we don't care what flavour because we're not going ot eat it", but when I asked a few more questions, it turned out that they were using the cake as a prop for formal photos for their 1 year old. They wanted the session to start with some nice photos of him with the cake and then he was going to get to treat it as a smash cake. It turned out so well the photography firm (a national one) asked if they could use the photos for their marketing literature and the couple sent me some copies - really cute!

But 99% of the time, yeah, I hate those calls.

cindy1176 Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 8:43pm
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I'm speechless...I honestly don't think I would know WHAT to say to this. I mean, lol, cake is for the EATING...these are real dodo heads!

-Tubbs Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 8:59pm
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Rent them a nice dummy!! icon_lol.gif

xstitcher Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 9:01pm
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I'm with Tubbs on this one icon_lol.gif !

Marina Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 10:39pm
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So, if they were saying that it wasn't going to serve anybody, did they expect it to be free or dirt cheap?? icon_confused.gif

nanikins Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 10:48pm
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No offense, Tubbs, but it sounds like the LAST thing these people need is more dummies!

GenGen Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 10:49pm
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geesh why don't they ask for a dummy cake instead?

MissCathcart Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 10:49pm
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When someone orders a cake, and pays for it, why care what happens to it once it's out of the bakery? What am I missing?

LucianaW01 Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 10:55pm
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I once had a restaurant (featured in Southern Living) call and ask me to do a cake for 300 people but said they only had $100.00 for the cake.. some people are just crack heads!

Ruth0209 Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 11:12pm
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Originally Posted by MissCathcart

When someone orders a cake, and pays for it, why care what happens to it once it's out of the bakery? What am I missing?




I think this is a good point, but I also think it's just so ridiculous to order something that you're not going to eat. I have a huge aversion to wasting food, and it galls me to see people throw it away, waste it in a food fight, stuff it glutonously into their faces in food eating contests, or letting people just destroy food items.

There are enough people in this country who go to bed hungry that it just seems in very poor taste to me. If you don't want to eat it, at least give it to someone who will appreciate it.

Oh, sorry. Can you tell that struck a chord with me? icon_cry.gif

playingwithsugar Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 11:13pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LucianaW01

I once had a restaurant (featured in Southern Living) call and ask me to do a cake for 300 people but said they only had $100.00 for the cake.. some people are just crack heads!




Did you ask where the hidden camera was? Or did Adam Carolla call you from Crank Yankers? icon_lol.gif

Theresa icon_lol.gif

mackeymom Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 11:14pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MissCathcart

When someone orders a cake, and pays for it, why care what happens to it once it's out of the bakery? What am I missing?




Exactly! I don't care if you throw it away in the trashcan out side my store! As long as you paid me for my work, I don't care what you do with it!!

Postal_Cakemaker Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 11:14pm
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Do the cake but since it is decorative it will cost twice as much since it will be around a little bit longer.

Did you not do the cake since it won't even be served or do they expect a lower price, or both?

leah_s Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 11:18pm
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Well, I have trouble pricing a cake when I don't know what size it need to be.

nanikins Posted 5 Aug 2009 , 11:40pm
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If they aren't going to serve it, why does it need to be a particular flavor?

-Tubbs Posted 6 Aug 2009 , 12:22am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ruth0209

Quote:
Originally Posted by MissCathcart

When someone orders a cake, and pays for it, why care what happens to it once it's out of the bakery? What am I missing?



I think this is a good point, but I also think it's just so ridiculous to order something that you're not going to eat. I have a huge aversion to wasting food, and it galls me to see people throw it away, waste it in a food fight, stuff it glutonously into their faces in food eating contests, or letting people just destroy food items.

There are enough people in this country who go to bed hungry that it just seems in very poor taste to me. If you don't want to eat it, at least give it to someone who will appreciate it.

Oh, sorry. Can you tell that struck a chord with me? icon_cry.gif



Agree 100%

7yyrt Posted 7 Aug 2009 , 9:12pm
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Maybe they didn't intend to serve it there, but take it home and eat it later?

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