Confused! Been Asked To Give A Lesson ...

Lounge By CanadianCakin Updated 14 May 2011 , 1:43am by Mamasan

CanadianCakin Posted 12 May 2011 , 5:20am
post #1 of 6

So this is a bit of a vent but I also need your opinion...
This girl I know, I was her boss years ago, asked me tonight
via facebook if I would be willing to give her a quick lesson
in fondant.
She wants to have a poker themed cake for her mi
and dads anniversary party but doesn't want to order one.
She decided she would do it herself but realized she needs help.

Meanwhile, another person posted to her 'do you stil want the Tinkerbell
cake?' To which she responded 'Yes, for my daughters birthday.'

So she wants me to give her free lessons with
fondant because she doesn't want to order a cake. Yet she is
having another decorator do one for her daughter.

The nice girl in me wants to say 'sure!' but the other
side wants to say 'Excuse me? Really are you seriously asking
me this?'

So what do you think.... Lean to the nice girl in me? Or
say.... Go ask the bakery If they will give you free lessons?

TIA
Ashley!

5 replies
sweet_T7 Posted 12 May 2011 , 5:34am
post #2 of 6

Sheeeesh... some people!

What I would do and have done for some cake buddies, is send her to Fondant 101 -- she can just google it. Gives pretty good directions on MMF ==the making of it and how to put it on the cake etc.

You can then wipe your hands free of this and will still have been the 'nice girl'

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cakesbycathy Posted 12 May 2011 , 3:38pm
post #3 of 6

I would tell her Michael's offers the fondant class all the time
OR that you charge $50 an hour for private lessons.

adonisthegreek1 Posted 13 May 2011 , 2:08am
post #4 of 6

Just say, "No."

mommachris Posted 13 May 2011 , 11:31pm
post #5 of 6

Dear woman I haven't heard from in years,

I'd love to be able to take time to teach you how to use fondant, however I am currently booked. My schedule is filled with real orders from paying customers who also would like the benefit of my amazing cake skills.

Sincerely,
Professional Baker

Yeah, that's what I'd like to send, but don't.
A simple "No, I can't accommodate your request at this time."

mommachris

Mamasan Posted 14 May 2011 , 1:43am
post #6 of 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by mommachris

Dear woman I haven't heard from in years,

I'd love to be able to take time to teach you how to use fondant, however I am currently booked. My schedule is filled with real orders from paying customers who also would like the benefit of my amazing cake skills.

Sincerely,
Professional Baker

Yeah, that's what I'd like to send, but don't.
A simple "No, I can't accommodate your request at this time."

mommachris




I agree with Mommachris - take the high road. thumbs_up.gif

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