Please Help Me Solve This

Decorating By cakemeasIam Updated 15 Feb 2010 , 6:52pm by SpecialtyCakesbyKelli

cakemeasIam Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 4:18pm
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argument with my 71 year old father.
I have several orders for chocolate dipped strawberries..
i am putting them in size appropriate boxes with a tissue and ribbon around it. he thinks it should be something more of a display...like a floral arrangement. (since when does he care!!)
i am in a uproar because lately everything i do is not good enough...mind you i am 36 years old, married and have 2 amazing daughters. totally capable of putting together a dipped strawberry box.
he even went a step further to say what are tehy gonna do with it after they leave your bakery...what do i care???????

is there any other suggestions to just eas my mind? isn't it amazing how they can shake your confidence??
thanks for letting me vent!

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cheeseball Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 4:34pm
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A display of strawberries would be a different price from a box of strawberries...much like an arrangement of flowers in a vase would be a different price from a box of loose flowers...tell yer daddy-o that icon_wink.gif

tab_stout Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 4:51pm
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I totally agree with cheeseball. A bouquet of strawberries would cost them alot more than a box of strawberries.

KHalstead Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 4:58pm
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tell your dad that thanks to his wit you'll include strawberry rose bouquets but that they are 5 x's what the dipped strawberries are! lol
LL

sweetartbakery Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 4:59pm
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I think both are nice, but personally... I would rather have the box with the tissue. I think displays are just trying to hard. just a little tacky, hope not to offend!!! please don't hate me, but I like your boxed idea better. simple and classy! love the ribbon on boxes too!

sweetflowers Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 4:59pm
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My parents are the same, so I feel your pain, except I'm 50. Are they in a square plain box with a ribbon? Or a clear rose box, you know, the long skinny one for long stem roses. Put them in there with a little bit of silk greenery and then they look like long stem strawberries. The customer can choose which price they want.

dolfin Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 5:00pm
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He is 71, tell him you appreciate his suggestions, that it is a good idea but at this time it isn't feasible you already have things in the works and you may use the idea at a later time. No matter what age we are we all want to be appreciated and acknowledged. And remember old people come from young people. icon_smile.gif

sweetartbakery Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 5:05pm
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nice thought dolfin!
I guess it's nice that your dad cares at all! I know mine wouldn't. icon_sad.gif

cakemeasIam Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 5:12pm
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i know...he just wants to be part of it all...we are all he has.
thanks for the confidence boost and the reminder that all the nudging is out of love.

ps the boxes are white with a window, and i have tissue paper and a gold ribbon ...
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sweetartbakery Posted 12 Feb 2010 , 5:41pm
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very pretty!

SpecialtyCakesbyKelli Posted 15 Feb 2010 , 8:54am
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aww I think it's sweet in an annoying parent kind of way LOL! You could always do what I do to my parents, say thanks for the advice and do what I planned on doing to begin with........hummm....... I sounded just like a teenager didn't I? oh boy!

JanH Posted 15 Feb 2010 , 9:04am
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Originally Posted by SpecialtyCakesbyKelli

... You could always do what I do to my parents, say thanks for the advice and do what I planned on doing to begin with........




...and sooner or later your children, or young/er nephews, nieces, cousins, etc. will be doing the same with your advice. icon_lol.gif

SpecialtyCakesbyKelli Posted 15 Feb 2010 , 6:52pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JanH

Quote:
Originally Posted by SpecialtyCakesbyKelli

... You could always do what I do to my parents, say thanks for the advice and do what I planned on doing to begin with........



...and sooner or later your children, or young/er nephews, nieces, cousins, etc. will be doing the same with your advice. icon_lol.gif




I know! scary lol

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