Here's An Email I Just Got........yikes!!

Decorating By Periperi Updated 14 Nov 2011 , 9:47pm by Coral3

Periperi Posted 13 Nov 2011 , 9:21pm
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I am not professional cake baker. I make cakes for family and friends instead of buying them gifts. It gives me a chance to practice and play. I do not charge for my cakes and I do not makes cakes for people I'm not very close to. I got an email today from a gal (I have no idea how she even got my information) and here's what her email said........

"I'm looking for someone to do a choochoo train themed cake for my sons bday Feb 6 I like to give a lot of time so the cake person can be sure to do it right ( they still never get it right ) if you think you could do one and give me a price that would be good. My daughters is still a ways away but she is doing a mardi gra theme ideas on that cake would be appreciated to. I take my children's birthdays very seriously and the last 2 yrs my daughter was so disappointmented in how her cake came out she didn't eat it that is unacceptable to me"

Wow! Ummmm even if I was a professional and I was licensed I wouldn't want to take on this customer. She seems like someone who will never be satisfied. I gladly declined.

BTW, what young child would refuse her eat their bday cake two years in a row because it wasn't decorated to their standards? Either the child is a spoiled brat or the mother is exaggerating. Either away from this customer! lol icon_rolleyes.gif

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Angelfire3 Posted 13 Nov 2011 , 9:32pm
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LOL~I think it's both--Spoil brat child & an crazy mother who likes to exaggerate. I'm glad you declined.

aligotmatt Posted 13 Nov 2011 , 9:56pm
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Well anytime someone is disappointmented, you know it's must be a pretty drastic situation. I always wonder when people sit down and write emails like that what they really think the response will be. Yes, I am perfect and super awesome so I know that all the disappointmentedness you have experienced the last 2 years will not occur with me, and I only charge $1 per serving, is this acceptable? We might be able to work with the price.. . Glad you declined.

bobwonderbuns Posted 13 Nov 2011 , 10:59pm
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Does she seriously think someone is going to start MAKING the cake now -- in NOVEMBER -- and keep "tweaking" it until it's "perfect" in February??? icon_confused.gif

VMesser Posted 13 Nov 2011 , 11:02pm
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wow! I have encountered people like this in different areas of my life also. I always feel bad for the kid. What they have to go through it breaks my heart. But I still wouldn't do a cake or any thing else for them

pc2420 Posted 13 Nov 2011 , 11:17pm
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I read this link to my husband and he said 2 things .. First : Lady must be nuts ,Second: he laughed and sugested I get the lady's info from u when I am mad because I didn't get my cake to the *DOT* how I wanted; I can make her instead something and get my Love for Baking bashed and smashed to a pulp .. I am happy u declined .. it would do u no good taking the task . I as well bake only for family and close friends icon_smile.gif

cakestyles Posted 13 Nov 2011 , 11:50pm
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Originally Posted by Periperi

BTW, what young child would refuse her eat their bday cake two years in a row because it wasn't decorated to their standards?

The kind that's being raised by a mother who writes e-mails like that one. I feel sorry for the woman's husband, his wife is creating a monster.

Run from this one.

Evoir Posted 14 Nov 2011 , 12:11am
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OMG I was so happy to read you declined. way, no how lady.

ExpressionCakes Posted 14 Nov 2011 , 12:28am
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I had someone like that. She wanted an amazing 3D cupcakes and wanted to pay next to nothing. She even asked if she could examine the kitchen I am working in. I decided if she is that demanding and wants to be cheap at the same time... not worth stressing me out. icon_smile.gif You did the right thing.. run away! :S

Annabakescakes Posted 14 Nov 2011 , 1:58am
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Wow! People never cease to amaze me!

MCurry Posted 14 Nov 2011 , 5:06am
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Sounds like she is setting the stage to try to get a free cake from someone and it's not going to be you! Run, run, run!

Tails Posted 14 Nov 2011 , 6:20am
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Since she askes for ideas for her daughter's cake as well, sounds more like she's wanting ideas for a baker she's already going to use or she'll make it herself and the story is just that, a story.

costumeczar Posted 14 Nov 2011 , 2:17pm
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Thats hilarious! I bet she would expect you to do multiple sketches and a practice cake so that she could come approve it before you made the actual one, too. People are amazing...

Periperi Posted 14 Nov 2011 , 4:43pm
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I truly feel sorry for whoever ends up taking her on as a customer. *shudder*

Nyasalicious Posted 14 Nov 2011 , 5:21pm
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I am happy you declined. I too had one person like this and she drove me crazy. And yes i bet he wont be ready to pay you how much you deserve.

EZSweetShop Posted 14 Nov 2011 , 5:46pm
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I'm still laughing at the "disappointmented"..must be serious! LOL


Coral3 Posted 14 Nov 2011 , 9:47pm
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Pity the baker who gets to make her daughter's wedding cake when she's all grown up - imagine what sort of bridezilla/momzilla they'll turn into! *shudder*

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