Things Not To Ask/say To A Baker!

Decorating By step0nmi Updated 1 week ago by -K8memphis

cazza1 Posted 27 Apr 2013 , 12:26pm
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Pat a cake, Pat a cake, Bakers Man

Decorate cake as fast as you can

Cover with flowers decoratively

Price it to give away almost for free

 

Ohh and 9 tiers thanks.

owatto Posted 27 Apr 2013 , 1:17pm
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AI was googling "ways to cut costs on your wedding cake" as I was a bit bored and wanted to see what brides are being told these days. One that was mentioned on a website was: "Good ingredients can cost a lot, you can save money by asking your baker to use a box mix instead of baking from scratch" If anyone said that to me I would be using the "get out" line!

cakeyouverymuch Posted 27 Apr 2013 , 2:12pm
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I was googling "ways to cut costs on your wedding cake" as I was a bit bored and wanted to see what brides are being told these days.
One that was mentioned on a website was:
"Good ingredients can cost a lot, you can save money by asking your baker to use a box mix instead of baking from scratch"
If anyone said that to me I would be using the "get out" line!

 

That would be a "no cake for you, or your children, or your grandchildren, and when your great grandchildren come along I'll have to think about it."

kikiandkyle Posted 27 Apr 2013 , 4:28pm
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AMaybe its just me but I've been married 11 years and looked at my wedding photos probably less than 11 times.

Spireite Posted 27 Apr 2013 , 5:30pm
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Maybe its just me but I've been married 11 years and looked at my wedding photos probably less than 11 times.

Our wedding album(s) come out every time we move house or I decorate....so that will be about 6-7 times in 14 years then LOL!!!

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 27 Apr 2013 , 5:33pm
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Originally Posted by kikiandkyle 

Maybe its just me but I've been married 11 years and looked at my wedding photos probably less than 11 times.


haha, I look at mine all the time, I'm such a sap :P

 

I've had the 'sneak peek' request a couple times, but each time it's been way too early, once I was snarky and sent a picture of the ingredients. They were asking a week in advance. At least she laughed, lol.

Spireite Posted 27 Apr 2013 , 6:03pm
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I've had the 'sneak peek' request a couple times, but each time it's been way too early

I took photos of the wedding cake I made last year (fruit) but still haven't got around to sending them to the happy couple icon_redface.gif ....I DID manage to get a photo of the cake icer and her helpers cutting the cake in the kitchen icon_rolleyes.gif...(I baked, she iced, much less stress for me)

LoveMeSomeCake615 Posted 27 Apr 2013 , 8:16pm
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Originally Posted by scrumdiddlycakes 

I've had the 'sneak peek' request a couple times, but each time it's been way too early, once I was snarky and sent a picture of the ingredients. They were asking a week in advance. At least she laughed, lol.

That. Is. Awesome. icon_lol.gif

Annabakescakes Posted 28 Apr 2013 , 1:47am
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Originally Posted by scrumdiddlycakes 

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Originally Posted by kikiandkyle 

Maybe its just me but I've been married 11 years and looked at my wedding photos probably less than 11 times.


haha, I look at mine all the time, I'm such a sap :P

 

I've had the 'sneak peek' request a couple times, but each time it's been way too early, once I was snarky and sent a picture of the ingredients. They were asking a week in advance. At least she laughed, lol.

Yeah, I had the maid of honor drop off a topper and some ribbon last Tuesday, for a Friday wedding, and she asked me if she could see the cake, and the bride wanted her to take some pictures of it. It was spread across my cooling rack, in 8 pans, and the fillings were in bowls, and I was making icing to fill them and freeze. I couldn't believe it! I just told her "I don't have anything to actually see or photo at this time. It is much to early ;-) "

Evoir Posted 29 Apr 2013 , 12:20am
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I have my monthly wedding cake consultation day coming up this Saturday and I just KNOW I am going to be writing rude words on the roof of my mouth, or biting my tongue to not simply say "Get out" to someone...thanks everyone for a wonderful thread.

 

Its good to see that cake muggledom is an international phenomenon. We are not alone, dear cakers.

TSMarjorie Posted 3 May 2013 , 3:17pm
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I met a guy a few years ago and I was interested in dating him.  He called me one day and asked if we could get together the next day.  I told him I was not available because I was making a wedding cake.  His response was "all day?".  I told him to hold on to that thought and hung up the phone. 

cakealicious7 Posted 3 May 2013 , 3:32pm
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ALoooool!! What a cheek!!!

2sistersbakery Posted 3 May 2013 , 4:04pm
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asking about taste and texture is always hilarious to me. I seriously think people don't know what good cake is and when they ask these sorts of questions they would really be saying : I don't have any faith or trust in your work because I don't know what good cake is and i'm trying to pull one over on you LOL

 

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I had a lady ask me to make a, "very fluffy cake. As fluffy as you can get.. That's what our family likes" and a "very dense heavy frosting..as sweet and dense as you can get..." I'm like, "sure and we will try and build you a house out of cotton balls and then cover it in concrete! let's see how that works!"  It was a tiered cake...and fondant ruffles....Really? people have no idea what they are talking about!

Annabakescakes Posted 3 May 2013 , 4:54pm
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Original message sent by TSMarjorie

I met a guy a few years ago and I was interested in dating him.  He called me one day and asked if we could get together the next day.  I told him I was not available because I was making a wedding cake.  His response was "all day?".  I told him to hold on to that thought and hung up the phone. 

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!

costumeczar Posted 3 May 2013 , 6:51pm
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I had a lady ask me to make a, "very fluffy cake. As fluffy as you can get.. That's what our family likes" and a "very dense heavy frosting..as sweet and dense as you can get..." I'm like, "sure and we will try and build you a house out of cotton balls and then cover it in concrete! let's see how that works!"  It was a tiered cake...and fondant ruffles....Really? people have no idea what they are talking about!

Sounds like she's a cake mix and crisco icing gourmand.

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 3 May 2013 , 8:29pm
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Well, the cold-process BC recipe that's been on the back of the C&H powdered sugar box since before most of us were born, if hand-mixed with a dinner fork, produces an extremely dense, stiff, all-butter BC. Which is how I like it.

Jess155 Posted 3 May 2013 , 8:40pm
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See I like my cake dense and my icing fluffy. 

 

I get mad when my family raves over a box mix.  Then again, one year for Thanksgiving, my husband and I made 2 desserts - a to-die-for, made from scratch apple cobbler that took hours, and a whip cream/pudding mixture that took about 5 minutes.  They devoured the whip cream stuff and barely touched the beautiful cobbler.  No taste I tells ya.  I don't mind a whip cream/pudding thing, but come on!  Oh well, more for me - like I need it :/

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 3 May 2013 , 10:15pm
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Know your audience.

TheNerdyBaker Posted 5 May 2013 , 4:32am
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I work the morning shift at my bakery.  So as I was going around opening up the shop at 8am, I notice a woman already on our patio, waiting to come in, which is pretty unusual for our shop.

 

I unlock the door, say a hearty "Good Morning!"...as she bursts through the door and practically screams at me "Yea, I REALLY didn't want to come here, but Beverly's Best wasn't able to take our order for tomorrow.  What can YOU do for ME?!"

 

So not only was I your last ditch effort, but you want me to rush a cake for you after an insult like that?!  HAH!  You can choose from our pre-made display cakes...

cazza1 Posted 5 May 2013 , 6:13am
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I love it scrumdiddly and am going to pinch the idea.  Not that I ever get asked but I often make cakes for people's birthdays who live in other states, send them a photo, and then eat the cake.  I might get more reaction by sending a picture of the ingredients.

Chellescakes Posted 5 May 2013 , 6:18am
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Delivering a Wedding cake on Friday to a reception centre that also has a restaurant, B&B , Chapel, Tours etc. Couldn't find the usual lady I deal with to open the reception hall for me . . The M'aitre D' of the restaurant wanted me to leave the cake on a table in the doorway of the restaurant , pretty much out in the open with the public streaming past . He was most annoyed that I insisted he get the key and open the reception hall for me so I could place the cake on the cake table. He did it, all the time muttering about having to leave a 'restaurant full of people' (two people at one table , with five staff standing around doing nothing) . 

 

I was going to have lunch there but decided against it because I was so annoyed . I am sure that the couple that paid almost five hundred dollars for the cake and a hefty delivery fee would have been just thrilled for me to leave it unprotected in a doorway of a restaurant 200 metres from the reception hall. 

cakealicious7 Posted 5 May 2013 , 10:10am
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A@ TheNerdyBaker ARE YOU SERIOUS!!!!! Yeah I hope you gave her the oldest display cake you got!!!

BakerMom52 Posted 5 May 2013 , 12:57pm
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That is difficult for all of us and the reason why I have a "Bottom Line" pricing system that works well. For Example -  a standard 9x13 cake that is frosted with a border costs $50. There are no exceptions to this bottom line and if they want to add things...the price goes up accordingly and I have a price sheet for add-on items. Then they can pick and choose, walk the price up themselves and end up with their creation at their chosen price. But I always put my business, reputation and profit first.

Elcee Posted 5 May 2013 , 5:44pm
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Said by the decorator who was using one of my cake pictures as her Facebook profile: ~It was only to help show off your accomplishment and to flatter you.~ Paraphrased because she deleted my post and the subsequent comments from her page so I can't copy and paste exactly what she said icon_lol.gif. But, yeah, it's sooo flattering to have someone take credit for our work, whether explicitly or just implied.

costumeczar Posted 5 May 2013 , 6:08pm
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Originally Posted by Elcee 

Said by the decorator who was using one of my cake pictures as her Facebook profile: ~It was only to help show off your accomplishment and to flatter you.~ Paraphrased because she deleted my post and the subsequent comments from her page so I can't copy and paste exactly what she said icon_lol.gif. But, yeah, it's sooo flattering to have someone take credit for our work, whether explicitly or just implied.

That wins the most creative excuse by a lying dingleberry award!

Annabakescakes Posted 5 May 2013 , 8:32pm
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Originally Posted by TheNerdyBaker 

I work the morning shift at my bakery.  So as I was going around opening up the shop at 8am, I notice a woman already on our patio, waiting to come in, which is pretty unusual for our shop.

 

I unlock the door, say a hearty "Good Morning!"...as she bursts through the door and practically screams at me "Yea, I REALLY didn't want to come here, but Beverly's Best wasn't able to take our order for tomorrow.  What can YOU do for ME?!"

 

So not only was I your last ditch effort, but you want me to rush a cake for you after an insult like that?!  HAH!  You can choose from our pre-made display cakes...

Ugh! What a turd!

Elcee Posted 6 May 2013 , 12:49am
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Originally Posted by costumeczar 

That wins the most creative excuse by a lying dingleberry award!

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hbquikcomjamesl Posted 6 May 2013 , 5:06pm
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Ugh! What a turd!

You can say that on Cake Central when you're not discussing the People of the fictional Nation of Turdsmania (from Steve Martin's Cruel Shoes)?

2sistersbakery Posted 6 May 2013 , 5:39pm
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ahahahah! The ironic thing is she demanded no chemicals or crisco...I'm like, did you try walmart!? Seriously.. I can't make a tiered angel food cake with fondant ruffles!

ellavanilla Posted 6 May 2013 , 8:09pm
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A"I'll get back to you." When we are talking about a doz cupcakes. After asking a host of questions about 12 cupcakes (!!!) telling me that you need to think it over is a bit ridiculous.

I wouldn't like to be behind this person at Starbucks.

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