Are U Kidding Me?

Business By cgm_cakes Updated 13 Jan 2010 , 8:01pm by tashistation

cgm_cakes Posted 7 Jan 2010 , 9:33pm
post #1 of 14

Email I received from a prospective customer this morning:

"I am having a surprise sweet sixteen birthday party . I want a 2 or three tier cake decorated like fancy presents . The Pary is this saturday night. I do not want Fondant at all. I am looking for a 10 inch round or square , then on top a 8 inch round or square and then a 6 inch round or square . Decorated like presents . I want a bavarian creme filling and a buttercreme icing. Im loking at the price range of $ 40 to $50 as I can not afford more then that. Do you have pictures of cakes you have made ? where are you located? Or have an 8 inch and 6 inch and I will tier them myself I just cant decorate well."

SERIOUSLY PEOPLE . . . icon_mad.gif

13 replies
_Jamie_ Posted 7 Jan 2010 , 9:36pm
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Sounds like someone is messing with you...icon_wink.gif
But, I would reply with "Thank you for contacting me, but I cannot accomodate your request with that budget."

CakeForte Posted 7 Jan 2010 , 9:45pm
post #3 of 14

Responses like those are when I just copy and paste from my website:

-Two week lead time required.
-Minimum order of $150 on all party cakes.

Thank you for your interest!

Mrs-A Posted 7 Jan 2010 , 9:50pm
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ok, im clueless to cake making but even i started laughing when i got to "im loking at the price range of $ 40 to $50 "

cakemeasIam Posted 7 Jan 2010 , 10:01pm
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i get that all the time...

costumeczar Posted 7 Jan 2010 , 10:21pm
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Oy...

cakesbymindysue Posted 7 Jan 2010 , 10:31pm
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That almost sounds like the scammers have moved on from wedding cakes to birthday cakes. They mention being decorate like presents twice, suggest round or square, and are contacting you without even knowing where you're located. Besides, who plans a surprise sweet 16 and waits until only 2 days before the party to order a cake?!

cgm_cakes Posted 7 Jan 2010 , 10:33pm
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I emailed and told her I could make her 1 2-layer 6" square cake decorated like a present for $45 (my B/C price is $2.50 per slice).

For some reason I haven't heard back . . . icon_wink.gif

(I wouldn't take the order even if she said yes)

Jenn2179 Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 2:25pm
post #9 of 14

I know it's crazy isn't it.

Mensch Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 5:11pm
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that was my customer and I sent her on to you. icon_evil.gif

LaBellaFlor Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 5:17pm
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icon_lol.gificon_cry.gificon_lol.gif You better quit sending people your lousy customers, Mensch! icon_mad.gif

jammjenks Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 5:24pm
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She came to me weeks ago and I sent her to Mensch. icon_lol.gif

_Jamie_ Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 5:27pm
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I told her to take a flying leap LAST year, and she still kept bothering me. I said, Jammjenks was her best bet, but don't be surprised if someone named Mensch jumps at the offer, she's hard up for work, and is SOOOPER cheap!

tashistation Posted 13 Jan 2010 , 8:01pm
post #14 of 14

that has got to be another cake designer sniffing around for pricing or wanting to see how you would respond. I don't think a "civilian" wouldn't describe the cake like that "6 inch round, 8 inch square" etc...

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