Things Not To Ask/say To A Baker!

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FromScratchSF Posted 13 Mar 2013 , 5:37pm
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Perhaps they thought she could go "beyond" what was possible with buttercream? icon_wink.gif

 

Haha yes, that's exactly what it means, but there are limits!  I mean, I can't make buttercream ruffles look *exactly* like Maggie Auston fondant ruffles.  I showed a picture of buttercream ruffles and they are like, "that doesn't look like *this*" and we want *this* exact."  I'm like, "That's fondant.  If you want *that* we have to do fondant.  If you want buttercream, they will look like *this*".  That's when I got the comment.  LOL

Mariasbakgladje Posted 13 Mar 2013 , 6:00pm
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AMy mom had allready made up her mind about butter cream (that it's not good), so the first thing she sad whas "its not butter cream huh?" God damn it taste it before you make up your mind..

-K8memphis Posted 13 Mar 2013 , 7:05pm
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Perhaps they thought she could go "beyond" what was possible with buttercream? icon_wink.gif

 

 

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Originally Posted by FromScratchSF 

 

Haha yes, that's exactly what it means, but there are limits!  I mean, I can't make buttercream ruffles look *exactly* like Maggie Auston fondant ruffles.  I showed a picture of buttercream ruffles and they are like, "that doesn't look like *this*" and we want *this* exact."  I'm like, "That's fondant.  If you want *that* we have to do fondant.  If you want buttercream, they will look like *this*".  That's when I got the comment.  LOL

 

 

wow really? i got confused on that one

 

my son & daughter-in-law are out that way and he just had a birthday but he only likes buttercream

 

so you do work with buttercream?

FromScratchSF Posted 13 Mar 2013 , 7:30pm
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wow really? i got confused on that one

 

my son & daughter-in-law are out that way and he just had a birthday but he only likes buttercream

 

so you do work with buttercream?

 

 

Of course I do.

kikiandkyle Posted 13 Mar 2013 , 10:48pm
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I blame Rachel Zoe, who uses the word Beyond to mean something is awesome. As in beyond words. This buttercream is just beyond. 

SpeciallyYours Posted 14 Mar 2013 , 12:45am
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Or she might have just been a dingleberry.

I think you may be right! :D

KrystinaCakes Posted 14 Mar 2013 , 8:39pm
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I was making a cake for a first birthday. It was all fondant bubbles, and fondant one, 100% fondant. And she asks if we can knock the price down. Well, I was already giving her a deal cause she was a friend, I politely explained that fondant costs a lot of money, and creating this cake was going to take at least 5 -6 hours. So no the cost was non negotiable. Grrr. The nerve. * 1st birthday bubbles

Annabakescakes Posted 15 Mar 2013 , 5:05pm
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I was making a cake for a first birthday. It was all fondant bubbles, and fondant one, 100% fondant. And she asks if we can knock the price down. Well, I was already giving her a deal cause she was a friend, I politely explained that fondant costs a lot of money, and creating this cake was going to take at least 5 -6 hours. So no the cost was non negotiable. Grrr. The nerve. * 1st birthday bubbles

5 or 6 hours is much too long for this cake! (As adorable as it is!) it should be at least a $100 cake, if it takes that long. I am slow and it would take me an hour and a half. 

And you are absolutely correct that the price is non-negotiable...no matter what it is!

Sorry if you take it wrong, but I am trying to help you out. You will eventually burn out.

Godot Posted 15 Mar 2013 , 5:09pm
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That cake shouldn't take more than an hour (not including baking-cooling-filling).

 

5-6 hours is moving at a snail's pace (or slower - a sloth, maybe).

SystemMod1 Posted 15 Mar 2013 , 6:09pm
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Please avoid nit picking.  It's unnecessary and off topic.  Thank you.

SugaredSaffron Posted 15 Mar 2013 , 6:13pm
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AWell including baking, making up the buttercream, cooling, filling, colouring fondant etc is not that much of a snails pace!

ellavanilla Posted 15 Mar 2013 , 6:36pm
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My Sister: "You're the expert."

 

Me: "In my expert opinion..."

 

My Sister: "No."

 

*sounds of me kicking a hole in the wall ensue.*

j92383 Posted 15 Mar 2013 , 6:57pm
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Please avoid nit picking.  It's unnecessary and off topic.  Thank you.

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aprildez90 Posted 15 Mar 2013 , 8:04pm
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My sisters co worker saw pictures of some of my cakes and wanted me to do her daughters birthday cake. We worked out the details and 2 days before the party she starts freaking out. First of all, she avoids me and starts telling my sister that she doubts my ability to do exactly what she wants, and then she tries to change the flavors on me after I had already bought the ingredients.

 

My sister tells me she is a perfectionist so I told her fine, she can make the cake then. She finally calms down but continually asks my sister if I'm sure I know what I'm doing. I was so angry,  but finished her cake and so glad I don't have to deal with her again.

pieceofcake561 Posted 16 Mar 2013 , 4:05am
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Customer: "hi! I'd like to schedule an appointment for a tasting"

Me:  "sure, how many people will you be serving at your event?"

Customer: "its a birthday cake so about 5 people" icon_confused.gif

 

they seem to change their mind when they find out there is a fee for tastings icon_biggrin.gif

FromScratchSF Posted 16 Mar 2013 , 4:51am
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5 or 6 hours is much too long for this cake! (As adorable as it is!) it should be at least a $100 cake

 

Hahahahaha Anna, I'd like to add your comment about how long and how much as something to not say to a baker!!!  icon_biggrin.gif

cazza1 Posted 16 Mar 2013 , 7:39am
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Can someone please PM me with the other meaning of Dingleberry.

cazza1 Posted 16 Mar 2013 , 7:41am
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Oh and I am extremely slow at making cakes.  I don't care as I am a hobbyist.  If I tried to speed up that would burn me out cos it wouldn't be fun for me any more but pressure.  Speed only matters if you are running a business. 

anney Posted 16 Mar 2013 , 10:38am
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Just a little something to add to the MOIST/WET debate......

 

a couple of weeks ago I was baking but really pushed for time so I had to pull  2 cakes out of the oven and just stick them on a cooling rack in the tins with a (clean!) cloth over the top and rush out. When I got back to turn them out they were completely cold, of course the tops were nice and dry, but the bottoms..... my dears they were positively CLAMMY.  That's one pile of trimmings I won't be scarfing down.

 

Love this thread by the way, you are all so funny, I should be painting daffodil trumpets right now but sat down in front of the computer for 'just a second' ......about an hour ago...

costumeczar Posted 16 Mar 2013 , 12:30pm
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Can someone please PM me with the other meaning of Dingleberry.

In general, it's the little piece of poop that won't fall off of your cat's butt. Or your dog's,but I think that the cat issue is more common. I find it to be a very appropriate description for a lot of people and their dingleberry behavior.

yortma Posted 16 Mar 2013 , 12:40pm
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In general, it's the little piece of poop that won't fall off of your cat's butt. Or your dog's,but I think that the cat issue is more common. I find it to be a very appropriate description for a lot of people and their dingleberry behavior.

Also known as "Klingons"!    (Sorry trekkers - and I am one (trekker not Klingon))

SugaredSaffron Posted 16 Mar 2013 , 3:19pm
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AOh you guys are just foul...

costumeczar Posted 16 Mar 2013 , 3:50pm
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Also known as "Klingons"!    (Sorry trekkers - and I am one (trekker not Klingon))

Never heard that one...and yes, it is foul!

LoveMeSomeCake615 Posted 16 Mar 2013 , 7:47pm
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My Sister: "You're the expert."

 

Me: "In my expert opinion..."

 

My Sister: "No."

 

*sounds of me kicking a hole in the wall ensue.*

 

LOL!!! So true! They defer to your expert opinion until it's something they don't want to hear. Then suddenly *they* become the expert! 

jason_kraft Posted 16 Mar 2013 , 8:09pm
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LOL!!! So true! They defer to your expert opinion until it's something they don't want to hear. Then suddenly *they* become the expert! 

Tell me about it, this happens to me all the time. :madhatter:

costumeczar Posted 16 Mar 2013 , 9:07pm
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Tell me about it, this happens to me all the time. madhatter.gif

Bwuahahahahahahahahaha! Why whatever do you mean?

AZCouture Posted 16 Mar 2013 , 10:44pm
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Bwuahahahahahahahahaha! Why whatever do you mean?

Sharks! Sharks I tell ya! icon_rolleyes.giftapedshut.gif

DeliciousDesserts Posted 16 Mar 2013 , 10:57pm
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ASome of my favorite peeps. Y'all make me smile.

AZCouture Posted 16 Mar 2013 , 11:33pm
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Some of my favorite peeps. Y'all make me smile.

But apparently some of us make others think of dogs vomiting, or some jibberish.dunce.gif

manddi Posted 16 Mar 2013 , 11:43pm
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But apparently some of us make others think of dogs vomiting, or some jibberish.:duh:

Ha! ;)

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