Cheap Cake

Decorating By beesweetcakes Updated 31 Jan 2011 , 2:38pm by BillieH

beesweetcakes Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 4:40am
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I had someone contact me today wanting a cheap cake to serve her guests because she already paid for a really expensive cake from someone else and she only wants to serve that cake to her family at the party. HUH!!!!!!

I declined the order because I didn't think that it was appropriate for me to make a cake that would be next someone else's cake. I also really wanted to tell if you want a cheap cake then got to the commissary (military grocery store). I didn't, I was polite and courteous.

Am I making a too big of a deal here? I would just like to know some of your thoughts. Thanks.

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Sorelle Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 5:11am
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Absolutely decline this, why would anybody want to make a "cheap" cake and have their name ruined. Unless you mean a "simple" cake where yours would taste awesome and just be less decorated. It maybe risky though, like a taste competition. It would be a bummer to have the less decorated and the least liked flavorwise too. I think you did the right thing.

beesweetcakes Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 5:17am
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Yes, the customer specifically requested a "Cheap Cake."

Teecakesandcookies Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 5:29am
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I also think you did the right thing she should have never even told you about the other cake she should have just said I need a very simple cake and and gave you her price range some people!!!! icon_confused.gif

indydebi Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 7:54am
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"I'm sorry, you must have dialed a wrong number. My cakes don't look or taste 'cheap' and are therefore not priced that way. I think you wanted one of those places that sells months old mass produced cakes." icon_twisted.gif

beesweetcakes Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 8:03am
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Indydebi, I always love reading your comments. They always make me laugh but in a totally good way. Thanks for brightening up my evening. icon_smile.gif

tinygoose Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 8:37am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by indydebi

"I'm sorry, you must have dialed a wrong number. My cakes don't look or taste 'cheap' and are therefore not priced that way. I think you wanted one of those places that sells months old mass produced cakes." icon_twisted.gif




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katielb Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 10:52am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by indydebi

"I'm sorry, you must have dialed a wrong number. My cakes don't look or taste 'cheap' and are therefore not priced that way. I think you wanted one of those places that sells months old mass produced cakes." icon_twisted.gif




hahaha, so well said!

CakeryBakery Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 11:08am
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I believe the customer wanted a less expensive cake, I would have provided her pricing on my cakes. If she ordered then I would have made certain my cake was flawless in taste and looks (no matter how simple), this experience could have gained you a great customer for life.

ShaunPepe Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 12:16pm
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I would be insulted too. Why would she assume you would make her a cheap cake if the other baker wouldn't? Some people.

TJCanadian Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 12:28pm
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Haha, I don't think I could have stopped myself from saying something akin to Debi's comment... I might have been able to suggest something later, once I'd stopped laughing but on the spur of the moment, the smartalec comes out first. icon_smile.gif

"Ahh, cheap cakes are down the hall on the left, this is good cakes here, good luck! click..."

MikeRowesHunny Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 1:08pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CakeryBakery

I believe the customer wanted a less expensive cake, I would have provided her pricing on my cakes. If she ordered then I would have made certain my cake was flawless in taste and looks (no matter how simple), this experience could have gained you a great customer for life.




Yup, a cheap-ass one - no thanks!

erinalicia Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 1:49pm
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I'd be insulted if I was the guest at that party. They have a fancy, expensive cake that they plan to only serve to family and everyone else gets "cheap cake". WTH, I'd take my gift and leave personally. People are so stupid. icon_sad.gif

BillieH Posted 31 Jan 2011 , 2:38pm
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"Lady there ain't no such thing as cheap cake outside of a grocery store! Well there is an alternative...here's a cake mix, a 13x9 pan and a can of frosting with some sprinkles. Have at it, and have a nice day." icon_razz.gif hehehe

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