Uh-Oh, I Got A "nothing Special" Order

Decorating By CristyInMiami Updated 18 Feb 2010 , 9:33pm by CristyInMiami

CristyInMiami Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 6:37pm
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Asking for a price on a 3 tiered cake...nothing special.

What was the discount on those again!? icon_biggrin.gif

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Mike1394 Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 6:40pm
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19.95

CristyInMiami Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 6:53pm
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oooh, is that whole price or just the discount? icon_confused.gificon_smile.gif

Eisskween Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 6:54pm
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19.95




at Walmart, on sale, in the day-old section with an employee discount. LOL

I hate those type of inquiries.

Mike1394 Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 6:56pm
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Originally Posted by CristyInMiami

oooh, is that whole price or just the discount? icon_confused.gificon_smile.gif




That's the whole price. I don't discount icon_evil.gif If someone wants a cake from me they are GOING to pay.

Mike

CristyInMiami Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 7:02pm
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Yea, I dont really discount either, but it irks me to receive a message like that. I knew you guys would see the "humor" in it.

_Jamie_ Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 7:08pm
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Lol! Nothing special. WTH does that even mean??

revel Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 7:10pm
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I'm sorry we don't do "nothing special" cakes. All cakes that leave here are special!

CristyInMiami Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 7:13pm
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Originally Posted by revel

I'm sorry we don't do "nothing special" cakes. All cakes that leave here are special!




I like this. Maybe I should use it next time.

I'm not sure what that means either. I would want any cake for any occasion to be special.

nothing special=pretty but cheap

Eisskween Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 7:27pm
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Originally Posted by CristyInMiami

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Originally Posted by revel

I'm sorry we don't do "nothing special" cakes. All cakes that leave here are special!



I like this. Maybe I should use it next time.

I'm not sure what that means either. I would want any cake for any occasion to be special.

nothing special=pretty but cheap




Too many variables to give a proper quote:

a. buttercream or fondant?
b. how many servings will you need?
c. design (from basic to sugar flowers, etc.)
d. square, round, other shape?
e. whatever other details might fit under the 'nothing special' category.

Nothing special to me mean three plain tiers.

When I get these, I think, "okay, just let me pull my crystal ball out of my butt for you."

Dolledupcakes Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 7:36pm
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We need details before a final quote...

icer101 Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 7:37pm
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nothing special, means a cheap price. just had that same request. had to tell them, i couldn,t do it. then they will say, its just really simple. i tell them, we(decorators) put our heart and soul into what we bake and decorate. so nothing is simple. 1 layer, 1 tier, 3 tiers,etc. it not simple. that is how i feel , anyway.

CristyInMiami Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 7:38pm
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Originally Posted by Eisskween

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Originally Posted by CristyInMiami

Quote:
Originally Posted by revel

I'm sorry we don't do "nothing special" cakes. All cakes that leave here are special!



I like this. Maybe I should use it next time.

I'm not sure what that means either. I would want any cake for any occasion to be special.

nothing special=pretty but cheap



Too many variables to give a proper quote:

a. buttercream or fondant?
b. how many servings will you need?
c. design (from basic to sugar flowers, etc.)
d. square, round, other shape?
e. whatever other details might fit under the 'nothing special' category.

Nothing special to me mean three plain tiers.

When I get these, I think, "okay, just let me pull my crystal ball out of my butt for you."





Turns out the 3 tiers need to feed 25 people.

Should I assume I only charge her for the 25 she needs and disregard all the other servings you get from the 3 tier cake?

_Jamie_ Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 7:41pm
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Of course. She only needs 25. Why on earth would you think about ripping her off for the rest? Sheesh. Some people.




















Juuuuuuuust kidding. icon_biggrin.gif

Dolledupcakes Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 7:42pm
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So then give her a cake in these sizes, round, 8-6-4. LMFAO!!!!

Eisskween Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 7:47pm
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Turns out the 3 tiers need to feed 25 people.

Should I assume I only charge her for the 25 she needs and disregard all the other servings you get from the 3 tier cake?





Hmmmm....unless you have mini pans, I don't see how this would be feasible, unless one was a dummy tier. Read the serving charts and see what is close. Tell her "I can do X amount of servings or Y amount of servings in the style you are asking for."

You can't make 25 servings into a wedding cake, maybe with cupcakes, but I've never done it. Even my smallest three tier 4, 6, and 8 is around 50 servings, and that is small.

CristyInMiami Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 8:10pm
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Yeah, I told her we had to work something out because it wasn't possible for 25. No answer. Lets see what happens.

LaBellaFlor Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 8:59pm
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I LOOOOOOVE those. Especially the "just 6 servings". Yup, I get those every now and then! icon_rolleyes.gif

prterrell Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 9:05pm
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Here ya go. Nothing special:

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kansaslaura Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 9:14pm
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Yeah, I told her we had to work something out because it wasn't possible for 25. No answer. Lets see what happens.




...umm when she calls back ask if she's tried that approach with a car dealer. Geeze Mr. Fudpucker, I'm looking for 'nothing special' in an SUV.. but you see there are only 2 of us so of course you'll only charge us like you would a 2-seater.

.. or let's try that at a pizza place---gimme the large, but there's only me so I'll just pay for one person...

yea, whatever!

CristyInMiami Posted 18 Feb 2010 , 9:33pm
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Originally Posted by prterrell

Here ya go. Nothing special:

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LOLOLOLOL!!!!!! icon_biggrin.gifthumbs_up.gif

Thats looks exactly like what she had in mind!!!! icon_lol.gif

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