What Crazy Requests Do You Get??

Business By buggus Updated 22 Sep 2009 , 1:43pm by LaBellaFlor

buggus Posted 17 Sep 2009 , 12:57am
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I got a funny one today. I was requested to make a 3D cake for Saturday, and send it to another province!! LOL Um...that's a first!! I replied nicely and let them know I don't do "mail-order" cakes...

So what are some of your funny or odd requests??

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indydebi Posted 17 Sep 2009 , 1:19am
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My favorite is the guy who called me at 11:00 a.m. and wanted a cake carved like his favorite car .... for his 5:00 dinner party that night!!!! Seriously, I laughed out loud and said, "Do you know how many DAYS it takes to make a cake like that?" I gave him the name of a very expensive bakery and suggested he try them, although I doubted they could do it, either. He said in a little puppy dog voice, "I already tried them. They said they needed more notice."

Dude ... what does that tell you?

KitchenKat Posted 17 Sep 2009 , 1:53am
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I had an order that sounded weird to me. Too many things going on! So i contacted the guy's wife and double checked that this was what they wanted for their daughter's 2nd birthday.

Wife had told her DH to order a 2-tier white cake with cookies and cream filling, chocolate ganache frosting and vanilla fondant. Decorations was to be Disney's Sleeping Beauty and her forest animal friends.

She heaved a sighed when she heard what her DH ordered:

2 chocolate sponge cakes, both filled with mangoes & cream, covered in chocolate ganache and chocolate fondant. Decorations were to be a sleeping baby on one cake and turtles, deer, rabbits, eagles, tigers and mice on the other. Oh and maybe a bear too, he wasn't sure.

Tigers, mice, bears, eagles & turtles...never saw that on my dvd of Sleeping Beauty!

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MnSnow Posted 17 Sep 2009 , 2:51am
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Someone wanted a Graduation cake...3 tier..delivered and pay me for it with a puppy icon_lol.gif

LaBellaFlor Posted 17 Sep 2009 , 3:25am
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Originally Posted by KitchenKat

I had an order that sounded weird to me. Too many things going on! So i contacted the guy's wife and double checked that this was what they wanted for their daughter's 2nd birthday.

Wife had told her DH to order a 2-tier white cake with cookies and cream filling, chocolate ganache frosting and vanilla fondant. Decorations was to be Disney's Sleeping Beauty and her forest animal friends.

She heaved a sighed when she heard what her DH ordered:

2 chocolate sponge cakes, both filled with mangoes & cream, covered in chocolate ganache and chocolate fondant. Decorations were to be a sleeping baby on one cake and turtles, deer, rabbits, eagles, tigers and mice on the other. Oh and maybe a bear too, he wasn't sure.

Tigers, mice, bears, eagles & turtles...never saw that on my dvd of Sleeping Beauty!

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mcaulir Posted 17 Sep 2009 , 8:17am
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Originally Posted by MnSnow

Someone wanted a Graduation cake...3 tier..delivered and pay me for it with a puppy icon_lol.gif




That's hilarious. Maybe some chickens and a goat next time!

anney Posted 17 Sep 2009 , 8:36am
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I was asked for a Tractor Pig cake. The child in question was unable to enlighten me as to exactly what a tractor pig was, nor was his mother. Luckily she was pretty relaxed about it & said anything featuring any combination of tractors/pigs would be fine! ( I made a tractor with a piggy face on the front & little pig sitting next to it)

minicuppie Posted 17 Sep 2009 , 12:42pm
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I will barter for something I really want...once got 2 very good seats to an Astro's game for a small, simple wedding cake. When we got seated I looked over to the left and saw Pres Bush #1 and Barbara surrounded by their "agents". VERY good seats. I didn't even care when we lost!

Caralinc Posted 17 Sep 2009 , 1:00pm
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My favorite is the guy who called me at 11:00 a.m. and wanted a cake carved like his favorite car .... for his 5:00 dinner party that night!!!! Seriously, I laughed out loud and said, "Do you know how many DAYS it takes to make a cake like that?" I gave him the name of a very expensive bakery and suggested he try them, although I doubted they could do it, either. He said in a little puppy dog voice, "I already tried them. They said they needed more notice."

Dude ... what does that tell you?

Caralinc Posted 17 Sep 2009 , 1:01pm
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oops hit enter before I could comment on the PP.

indydebi, that is just to funny!

bkdcakes Posted 17 Sep 2009 , 1:07pm
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Note to self: never let DH order cake...

littlecake Posted 17 Sep 2009 , 1:12pm
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i was called (by a dude) at noon...for a wedding cake that day.....ha ha ha.

i was wondering what kind of puppy they wanted to trade?.....french bulldogs go for 1200.00....

puggys (my fav) about 700.00...lol

alene Posted 17 Sep 2009 , 1:15pm
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Got a request for a train going down a track but chasing a pirate? (Heâs only 4) I can do it but theirs is no telling how he has it pictured in his little mind! lol

jlynnw Posted 17 Sep 2009 , 1:30pm
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I had a very traditional bride with a biker groom wanting a traditional cake to serve at the reception, no grooms cake. He is thinking traditional biker and she is thinking white elegant. They went with black fondant, flame draping, and flame roses with a Harley topper. I get a call as I am leaving to deliver about a change in venue due to weather. I showed up at the ritziest hotel in town done to the hilt in traditional "WHITE" elegance. The cake stood out like a sore thumb. Groom was estatic, bride smiled and loved it quietly. MOB cried and cried.

tbittner Posted 17 Sep 2009 , 1:57pm
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My crazy was not nearly as entertaining as these.
It was just not attractive. Bright pink and blue alternating tiers with pink and blue silk flowers for a wedding cake. It just screamed baby shower to me but it is what the bride wanted.

These requests have had me laughing so hard!
Tracy

kansaswolf Posted 17 Sep 2009 , 2:21pm
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I had a couple call and ask if I'd decorate cupcakes for their wedding, but that [random friend] would be making the cupcakes, she just didn't want to decorate them... icon_lol.gif

I said no.

Ursula40 Posted 18 Sep 2009 , 1:23am
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Got a request yesterday for the coming Wednesday

A fully carved and decorated naval ship (she sent pictures) with a naval officer (also a pic of him included) to serve,.....


wait for it




4 persons, so the time to do it should be ok, right? Since it only has to serve 4

marmalade1687 Posted 18 Sep 2009 , 7:07pm
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My fav was a 3-d horse's head, yes, for the next day. I explained that the cake reality shows don't really show the cakes being made in real time, so no, I couldn't pull a horse's head out of my....freezer! Oh, and he didn't want to pay more than $30... icon_confused.gif

jlynnw Posted 18 Sep 2009 , 11:57pm
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My fav was a 3-d horse's head, yes, for the next day. I explained that the cake reality shows don't really show the cakes being made in real time, so no, I couldn't pull a horse's head out of my....freezer! Oh, and he didn't want to pay more than $30... icon_confused.gif




Wow, I guess next time you could sneeze one out your nose??? and for $30 how generous of him to think of you! Did you request he not call or recommend you to his friends?

marmalade1687 Posted 19 Sep 2009 , 1:40pm
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Originally Posted by marmalade1687

My fav was a 3-d horse's head, yes, for the next day. I explained that the cake reality shows don't really show the cakes being made in real time, so no, I couldn't pull a horse's head out of my....freezer! Oh, and he didn't want to pay more than $30... icon_confused.gif



Wow, I guess next time you could sneeze one out your nose??? and for $30 how generous of him to think of you! Did you request he not call or recommend you to his friends?




I forgot to mention that he only wanted a cake for about 10 people - so he felt $3 a serving was reasonable for his request! thumbsdown.gif Even after I told him that I couldn't do it, he kept pushing for a price - so I told him that Duff has a minimum of $1000, so that was what he was probably looking at. icon_twisted.gif Looking back on the conversation, I'm not sure if he was a real customer, or a competitor trying to get prices from me... icon_wink.gif

d_michelle95 Posted 19 Sep 2009 , 8:24pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KitchenKat

I had an order that sounded weird to me. Too many things going on! So i contacted the guy's wife and double checked that this was what they wanted for their daughter's 2nd birthday.

Wife had told her DH to order a 2-tier white cake with cookies and cream filling, chocolate ganache frosting and vanilla fondant. Decorations was to be Disney's Sleeping Beauty and her forest animal friends.

She heaved a sighed when she heard what her DH ordered:

2 chocolate sponge cakes, both filled with mangoes & cream, covered in chocolate ganache and chocolate fondant. Decorations were to be a sleeping baby on one cake and turtles, deer, rabbits, eagles, tigers and mice on the other. Oh and maybe a bear too, he wasn't sure.

Tigers, mice, bears, eagles & turtles...never saw that on my dvd of Sleeping Beauty!

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Could you imagine the look on the mom's face had you NOT called to double check the order with her... TOO FUNNY!! I guess he was trying...

costumeczar Posted 20 Sep 2009 , 2:01pm
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The weirdest request that I ever got was from my then 6-yr-old son for his birthday. He wanted a Ferrari sitting on the side of the road with a monster truck crushing it. With nobody in the Ferrari. At least he was thinking about the safety of the driver...

Or the one from my daughter when she was 6 or 7. She wanted the picture of the Spongebob "chocolate with nuts" episode where they're selling chocolate bars to an old lady fish and her withered up mother. She wanted the two old lady fish on the cake yelling at each other about chocolate bars. Nobody could figure out why she chose that particular scene, but it's what she got on her cake.

From a client, one of the strangest was the wedding cake that had Monet's waterlilies painted on it in buttercream, with two gumpaste figures of the bride and groom drowning in the water. Their cats were also sitting on the lilypads, watching them go down. They said that the entire wedding-planning process had made them feel like they were going under, so why not put it on the cake!

jlynnw Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 2:46am
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Originally Posted by costumeczar


From a client, one of the strangest was the wedding cake that had Monet's waterlilies painted on it in buttercream, with two gumpaste figures of the bride and groom drowning in the water. Their cats were also sitting on the lilypads, watching them go down. They said that the entire wedding-planning process had made them feel like they were going under, so why not put it on the cake!




Do you think it may say anything about their relationship?

costumeczar Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 2:04pm
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Originally Posted by jlynnw

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Originally Posted by costumeczar


From a client, one of the strangest was the wedding cake that had Monet's waterlilies painted on it in buttercream, with two gumpaste figures of the bride and groom drowning in the water. Their cats were also sitting on the lilypads, watching them go down. They said that the entire wedding-planning process had made them feel like they were going under, so why not put it on the cake!



Do you think it may say anything about their relationship?




Ha, I think it says more about their families! Her mother was a really traditional Korean lady, and she was NOT happy with their cake design! The couple themselves had a really good sense of humor (you'd have to, with a cake like that), and when I was setting it up one of their friends saw it and said that it was totally them.

OregonCakeLady Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 2:31pm
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Originally Posted by MnSnow

Someone wanted a Graduation cake...3 tier..delivered and pay me for it with a puppy icon_lol.gif




This is so weird! I hear stuff like this all the time. Why do people think that being a cake artist is not a real profession? Do they think that we are all a bunch of 13 year olds that have nothing better to do with our lives?

indydebi Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 4:31pm
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Originally Posted by MnSnow

Someone wanted a Graduation cake...3 tier..delivered and pay me for it with a puppy icon_lol.gif




"Sorry .... my cakes are more in the Pony price range!" icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

OregonCakeLady Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 5:32pm
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I have also had people ask if I would decorate their cakes that have been baked by their mom or step-sister. Do they really think that is going to make the price cheeper? Most of what I charge for my cakes is the decoration. My dad is a builder and he says it's the same thing. A house costs x amount of dollars to build, but what you finish it with is where the price can go up or WAY up. People understand this when building a house. There is something about cake that makes people loose their brains when it comes to getting what you pay for.

indydebi Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 5:36pm
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A cake is just sugar and eggs.
A house is just wood and nails.
A wedding gown is just fabric and thread.
A car is just metal and screws.

I had one lady call and she got my educational speech on why styro's were not cheaper. She said, "Well, I figured you bought them in bulk." I said, "I also buy my cake ingredients in bulk, and if I were to buy styro's in bulk, I'd have to buy something like 2000. And buying 2000 pieces of styrofoam when I only need 5 for your display cake is not really a profitable decision."

LaBellaFlor Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 5:40pm
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Craziest request, a gun shooting a deer. Order requested Thursday at 11AM for the next day Friday pick up at 5PM!

costumeczar Posted 21 Sep 2009 , 5:46pm
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Originally Posted by LaBellaFlor

Craziest request, a gun shooting a deer. Order requested Thursday at 11AM for the next day Friday pick up at 5PM!





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