Need To Vent- People Are Crazy

Decorating By AmysCakesNCandies Updated 5 Nov 2010 , 3:20pm by TheCakerator

AmysCakesNCandies Posted 5 Nov 2010 , 2:17pm
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OK so I just need to vent on this because this is NOT the first time this has happened to me and it drives me ctrazy how absolutely clueless people are! icon_mad.gif

This morning I recieved a call from a woman inquiring about a wedding cake. We spoke for about 10 minutes about designs she liked and her colors & theme. From that discussion I gathered that she was looking for a whimsicle (topsy turvey) square 3 tier to serve approx 75 with a fall/ acorn/ leaves theme. So start to visualize & describle some ideas and we start talking about cake flavors and such. So I ask her if she wants to set up a consult and what was the date of her wedding. We she says... THIS SUNDAY... seriously? icon_eek.gif I told her there was no way I could do a cake for this Sunday (it's Friday!) and that I would need to be at least halfway done with her cake by now to be ready for Sunday. She was shocked... "oh.. are you sure?" I told her it would be next to imposible that it takes many hours to make a cake like that and her reasponse "Oh really?"


I can't believe how clueless (and last minutr) people are! A Wedding cake... topsy turvey at that... on 2 days notice!!! I shoud've asked what crazy stuff she was smoking! OK I feel better now.
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-K8memphis Posted 5 Nov 2010 , 2:28pm
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They do it on tv all the time though. People come in for a consult, then the cake appears in less than 30 minutes. I don't think it's totally her fault but I can definitley see how frustrating it can be!

HannahLass Posted 5 Nov 2010 , 2:29pm
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What you mean you can't just pull one out of your a$$ I mean everyone knows its just a box and a can of frosting right?!?!?!? Some people are crazy as a bucket of frogs. xxx

tiawanna02 Posted 5 Nov 2010 , 2:33pm
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hilarious icon_biggrin.gif

julzs71 Posted 5 Nov 2010 , 2:39pm
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I could do it, but I would charge her double.

julzs71 Posted 5 Nov 2010 , 2:40pm
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I could do it, but I would charge her double.

Karen421 Posted 5 Nov 2010 , 3:03pm
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icon_biggrin.gif L O L icon_biggrin.gif People are crazy and funny!!! Makes you wonder - what else did they leave to the last minute? icon_rolleyes.gif

EvMarie Posted 5 Nov 2010 , 3:07pm
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Did you offer to maybe just do a traditional shape...not the topsy turvy? Maybe that would be more feasible.

I'm not sure what people normally charge for last minute cakes....but I'm sure some kind of fee would apply here. Especially with all the work on the decoration.

mjandros Posted 5 Nov 2010 , 3:07pm
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I wonder if she called the dress shop after she got off the phone with you to see if they can get her a bridal dress for Sunday....... icon_rolleyes.gif

TheCakerator Posted 5 Nov 2010 , 3:20pm
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When people ask me to do a cake for them, I ask what the date is they need it. That way I don't waste my time or their time. If it's a doable date, then I get into the details.

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