I Don't Get It. What Am I Missing? Am I Old Fashioned?

Decorating By __Jamie__ Updated 8 Aug 2009 , 1:37am by 7yyrt

__Jamie__ Posted 7 Aug 2009 , 11:33pm
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Never mind my avatar icon_twisted.gif but this just makes me shake my head.

Bride wants 100 fancy wrapped cupcakes........and sheet cake to feed 275. Huh? Whaaaa? Why? Really? And just who gets a fancy cupcake and who gets the dumpy chunk of plain ole cake?

Seriously. I give up. I almost don't care anymore. I'll do it. I'm getting a new car, this just adds to the down payment. icon_lol.gif

Of course, it will be KITCHEN cake though, I refuse to budge on that! icon_confused.gif But if there is no decorated cake, does the kitchen cake lose it's title, and become glorified sheet cake? icon_razz.gif

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__Jamie__ Posted 7 Aug 2009 , 11:36pm
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And please don't think I am ungrateful for orders, trust me I'm not. I just cringe when I see people get fancy cake for some, and drastically different cake for others at the same function. I'm just cake and tradition sensitive I guess. ((sigh))

Deb_ Posted 7 Aug 2009 , 11:41pm
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Is this for a Wedding?

It sounds like she's been reading some of those "how to cut your Wedding budget" articles. icon_rolleyes.gif

So did you quote her a price yet? Wondering what her response will be...

7yyrt Posted 7 Aug 2009 , 11:42pm
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Well... Is there a drastically different price per serving?
I assume she'll use the cupcakes to have the picture taken with, (MOBs always insist on a cake picture) and the kitchen cakes are to make certain everyone can have some cake to eat.

Doug Posted 7 Aug 2009 , 11:45pm
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BFF gets cupcake

BF gets kitchen cake

F just gets to hear about it all after the fact.

(the above said in "valley speak" while holding a chihuahua in a pink dog carrier with an appropriate hair toss)

mommachris Posted 7 Aug 2009 , 11:49pm
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Man people have lost their minds, a reception is supposed to be the new couples 'gift' to the people who come to their wedding.

How can you look someone in the eye when the whole time you know they didn't rate a nice cupcake just a hunk of kitchen cake. That is just rude.

So will there be a person stamping hands as they enter the reception...first 100 get the pretty dessert. ( shaking my head) thumbsdown.gif

mommachris

__Jamie__ Posted 7 Aug 2009 , 11:51pm
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Ahhhh, the pictures. Ok, well that theory makes sense, sure sure, I get that. Yep, wedding, no quote yet. Doug---hilarious, love it!

And yeah, fancy cupcake liners will cost her more. I dunno, haven't looked at anything yet, I really just got the message about a half hour ago.

Had to come here and blabber about it first! icon_biggrin.gif

__Jamie__ Posted 8 Aug 2009 , 12:15am
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Mommachris, my thoughts exactly. It's a gift, a thank you Uncle Tom who I haven't even spoken to in 25 years but you cared enough to come AND bring me a gift!

jillmakescakes Posted 8 Aug 2009 , 12:36am
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Anytime I have couples ask if a sheet cake makes things cheaper, I explain to them that my sheet cakes are priced the same because they look the same- 4 inches high, filling etc. They, of course, look a little confused. I then tell them that for those family members who enjoy drama, seeing some guests getting a fancy-schmancy piece of cake and others getting a hunk-a-sheet cake, this just becomes fuel to the fire. This usually draws a laugh and then we talk about the BIG cake their going to have instead. thumbs_up.gif

Kiddiekakes Posted 8 Aug 2009 , 12:38am
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It sounds like she wants the fancy cupcakes for her show cake..or cupcake tower or whatever and then figures the kitchen cakes will be for everyone to eat..and probably figures the kitchen cakes will be cheaper also...NOT!!! No deal for you!!!

diane Posted 8 Aug 2009 , 12:40am
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Originally Posted by __Jamie__

Never mind my avatar icon_twisted.gif but this just makes me shake my head.

Bride wants 100 fancy wrapped cupcakes........and sheet cake to feed 275. Huh? Whaaaa? Why? Really? And just who gets a fancy cupcake and who gets the dumpy chunk of plain ole cake?

Seriously. I give up. I almost don't care anymore. I'll do it. I'm getting a new car, this just adds to the down payment. icon_lol.gif

Of course, it will be KITCHEN cake though, I refuse to budge on that! icon_confused.gif But if there is no decorated cake, does the kitchen cake lose it's title, and become glorified sheet cake? icon_razz.gif




hey jamie...i am looking at your avatar icon_eek.gif and wondering what happened! icon_rolleyes.gif

is there sheet cake in your future??? icon_cool.gif

cakesdivine Posted 8 Aug 2009 , 12:40am
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Those darn cupcake wrappers start at a $1 to $1.25 each add $2 or $3 for actual cupcake and it might as well be an actual wedding cake...some people are just crazy.

Kiddiekakes Posted 8 Aug 2009 , 12:42am
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Yeah those wrappers are nice but if my customer insists on them...she is paying for them!!!I'm not absorbing the cost.

__Jamie__ Posted 8 Aug 2009 , 12:46am
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Oh heck no Diane!! Never! Lol!

indydebi Posted 8 Aug 2009 , 12:51am
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Originally Posted by cakesdivine

Those darn cupcake wrappers start at a $1 to $1.25 each add $2 or $3 for actual cupcake and it might as well be an actual wedding cake...some people are just crazy.



And I cover that point exactly in my blog: http://cateritsimple.blogspot.com/search/label/cupcakes
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__Jamie__ Posted 8 Aug 2009 , 12:54am
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Nice Indy!

LaBellaFlor Posted 8 Aug 2009 , 12:59am
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wow. Thats not very nice. I always thought the reception was the bride & groom's thank you to their guest as well. Some much for tradition.

diane Posted 8 Aug 2009 , 1:07am
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Oh heck no Diane!! Never! Lol!





ah...but i think a sheet cake has slipped in!!! (lol) icon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_lol.gif

__Jamie__ Posted 8 Aug 2009 , 1:12am
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Nope. Kitchen cake, full 4" or more and filled. Hee hee!

diane Posted 8 Aug 2009 , 1:16am
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Originally Posted by __Jamie__

Oh heck no Diane!! Never! Lol!




hmmm...seems to me like a sheet cake has slipped in! (lol) icon_cry.gificon_lol.gif

i love sheetcakes...i think they are the hardest cakes to decorate!
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Lita829 Posted 8 Aug 2009 , 1:16am
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Originally Posted by mommachris

Man people have lost their minds, a reception is supposed to be the new couples 'gift' to the people who come to their wedding.

How can you look someone in the eye when the whole time you know they didn't rate a nice cupcake just a hunk of kitchen cake. That is just rude.

So will there be a person stamping hands as they enter the reception...first 100 get the pretty dessert. ( shaking my head) thumbsdown.gif

mommachris




I agree. I think it is tacky of the couple to give some guest one thing and others something else of lower quality. If the couple doesn't value certian guest...just don't invite them. I know it sounds harsh but its better than having a disruption at the reception because of people feeling jilted. I know my family would show out if I gave some people one thing and others something better.

7yyrt Posted 8 Aug 2009 , 1:37am
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Our wedding and reception wasn't a gift from us to those who came. It was a family reunion.

Some guests brought food, others in the family brought flowers, still others decorated the chapel. Music was a nephew and his band. Pictures were anyone with a camera.
It was beautiful.
No one would have cared a whit if someone else got a better piece of cake. It would seem very odd for that to be important at a celebration of family, which in our family is what a wedding is.

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