Shortest Inquiry Ever!

Business By jillmakescakes Updated 13 Mar 2010 , 11:41pm by korkyo

jillmakescakes Posted 5 Mar 2010 , 11:46pm
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Here is the email I received, in it's entirety:

"I LOVE the hat! How much for that one?" icon_confused.gif

Feel free to add your own weird/short/random emails too! this could get good icon_lol.gif

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indydebi Posted 5 Mar 2010 , 11:50pm
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I think at one time or another we've all gotten the email/inquiry of "How much is a wedding cake?"

Darlin', I need a LITTLE more info than that! icon_lol.gif

DebbyJG Posted 5 Mar 2010 , 11:53pm
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I got an email the other day saying, "I need cake for XYZ date. Interested? How much would it be?" Umm. I don't know.

Eisskween Posted 5 Mar 2010 , 11:56pm
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"How much for a three-tier?"

Um...yeah...okay.

malene541 Posted 5 Mar 2010 , 11:59pm
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I get that almost everyday at my full time job!! "how much is insurance for a 1990 Ford?" It's even better when they add "don't worry it's not red". hahaha

amyh1 Posted 6 Mar 2010 , 8:01pm
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Sadly, this is my first post on here, but I just got this e-mail a few minutes ago and after reading this thread, I was laughing! It's not a price inquiry, but I get crazy things like these weekly.

i"m a new fan of your cake who i can call you icon_smile.gif

Another one from a few days ago after posting a pic of a sculpted pirate ship cake:
Awesome cake... I need two made. Also, is there a way to ship a cake to Las Vegas?

An e-mail from a few days ago:
I need a small cake to feed less than 10 people. Let me know how much a guitar would cost

Gotta love them...

indydebi Posted 6 Mar 2010 , 8:08pm
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Originally Posted by amyh1

Gotta love them...



well ...... that's what they TELL me, anyway! icon_rolleyes.gificon_biggrin.gif

momma28 Posted 6 Mar 2010 , 8:37pm
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Originally Posted by amyh1



An e-mail from a few days ago:
I need a small cake to feed less than 10 people. Let me know how much a guitar would cost

Gotta love them...




A guitar cake for less than ten people LOL Thats too funny!!! I think people find out that cake is charged by the slice and figure if they tell you its for 10 people you will only charge them for 10 servings LOL

tesso Posted 6 Mar 2010 , 10:17pm
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Originally Posted by amyh1


An e-mail from a few days ago:
I need a small cake to feed less than 10 people. Let me know how much a guitar would cost




They don't need a guitar...they need a mandolin. icon_lol.gif

my received email.. "I faxed you a pic of the wedding cake i wanted"

my reply. "I don't have a fax number" icon_confused.gif

Jo-melia Posted 6 Mar 2010 , 10:36pm
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That's priceless tesso! LOL

malene541 Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 1:38am
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Not that it's a contest but tesso wins hands down!!! LOL!!!

heavenlys Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 2:05am
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I had a lady call the other day saying she needs cookies right now! How many can she have?

First you can nor HAVE any. But you may buy some. @nd how many do you need.

Well how many do you have?

I can't count all my cookies so how many would you like.

Nevermind!

REALLY?

indydebi Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 2:20am
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Originally Posted by tesso

Quote:
Originally Posted by amyh1


An e-mail from a few days ago:
I need a small cake to feed less than 10 people. Let me know how much a guitar would cost




They don't need a guitar...they need a mandolin. icon_lol.gif

my received email.. "I faxed you a pic of the wedding cake i wanted"

my reply. "I don't have a fax number" icon_confused.gif


Hysterical!

cupcakesnbuttercream Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 2:33am
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"How Much for a regular cake" icon_confused.gif


....uhmm....regular as in???

"regular as in....regular"

jammjenks Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 4:17am
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Dang people just seem to get more stupid every day!

thecookieladycc Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 7:21am
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I want a 5 tier wedding cake, make it really pretty. Needs to serve about 25 people.

karateka Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 6:30pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by thecookieladycc

I want a 5 tier wedding cake, make it really pretty. Needs to serve about 25 people.




bwhaaahaa....OMG that's funny. I get these ridiculous calls all the time!

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Cakebelle Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 6:46pm
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icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif PRICELESS!!!

Parable Posted 7 Mar 2010 , 7:19pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by thecookieladycc

I want a 5 tier wedding cake, make it really pretty. Needs to serve about 25 people.




Is that what you call, "cake DUMMY"? icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

KHalstead Posted 9 Mar 2010 , 6:08pm
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"I'll take the pirate ship and the treasure chest cake for next weekend!"


To which I responded, that will be $221.25 and 50 servings of cake, is that enough?

Jenn2179 Posted 9 Mar 2010 , 6:27pm
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I too get the, "How much for a 3 tier wedding cake?"

jardot22 Posted 9 Mar 2010 , 6:31pm
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I love this one that I get all the time (well, not really LOL). "I love that 3D tinkerbell house cake. Was it hard to make?" Nah...not at all...come on people! icon_smile.gif

Eisskween Posted 9 Mar 2010 , 8:12pm
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Originally Posted by jardot22

I love this one that I get all the time (well, not really LOL). "I love that 3D tinkerbell house cake. Was it hard to make?" Nah...not at all...come on people! icon_smile.gif





Nah....it was a piece of cake! HAHAHAHA Sorry, I couldn't resist. icon_wink.gif

ButtercupMama Posted 9 Mar 2010 , 11:42pm
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I get this all the time:

"So how much are the cakes?"

Today I said to someone, "Anywhere from $20 to $1000."

I think later I'm gonna walk into Target and ask someone, "Hey, how much is this stuff?" and point around at the whole store.

whit6 Posted 10 Mar 2010 , 12:02am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cupcakesnbuttercream

"How Much for a regular cake" icon_confused.gif


....uhmm....regular as in???

"regular as in....regular"




This is not cake related but the use of the word "regular" reminded me of my days of serving. People would order a grilled cheese and I would give normal shpeel and ask "ok would you like american, cheddar, swiss, or pepper jack cheese?" You have NO IDEA how many people would say "oh just the regular kind....." WTF? Some even got irritated with me when I would try to press for something more specific because I did not want to deal with them sending it back later because it wasnt "regular"

Some people...kills me lol

agroeve Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 1:00pm
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the best one i get (and yeah i get it regular) ' how big is a 10 inch cake'

duh 10 inches lol

Eisskween Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 1:24pm
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Here's one for you:

"love your cakes, how much do you charge?"

Um.....for what? icon_confused.gif

jardot22 Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 2:00pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Eisskween

Here's one for you:

"love your cakes, how much do you charge?"

Um.....for what? icon_confused.gif


Ugh I get that one all the time! Drives me nuts LOL.

Rose_N_Crantz Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 4:31pm
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When I worked in the grocery store, we had what I thought was a pretty easy order form. At the top of the page we would have them select the size of cake, followed by flavor, followed by type of icing, the colors, decorations, the inscription, then pickup and contact information. Easy peasy.

EVERY DAY. EVERY FREAKIN DAY, I would get at least one person scan the order form for 2 seconds and hand it to me saying, "I don't know how to order a cake, fill this out for me."

How many teachers did we all have that would say before every test, "Now kids before you start, read the test thoroughly so you understand what you're being asked."

Eventually (and this was mainly during grad season when I didn't have a second to spare) I would just say to them, "Just start at the top and work your way down."

"But this Dora cake in your book, I just want that cake!" Okay, check the box next to Dora, it's not that hard!

I've gotten several order forms that just have the contact info and the design selected. Nothing else! So I would call to see about the size, type of icing, inscription, etc. And of course they would be frustrated with me for not knowing that already. "I just want it like in the book!" But that doesn't tell me what flavor of cake you want. We've only got three options, it's not a big decision.

Sorry, this post became longer than I thought it would!!!

indydebi Posted 12 Mar 2010 , 4:47pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by whit6

....and I would give normal shpeel and ask "ok would you like american, cheddar, swiss, or pepper jack cheese?" You have NO IDEA how many people would say "oh just the regular kind....."



THen pick the "weirdest" kind and say, "Ok! One Pepper Jack grilled cheese coming up!" If they protest, "No! I said REGULAR!" you just look confused and say, "but pepper jack is MY regular!?" (tilt head, smile confused, and keep staring at them).

But then ..... I DO tend to take the smart a$$ approach to things! icon_rolleyes.gif

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