Things Not To Ask/say To A Baker!

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Elcee Posted 7 May 2013 , 1:17am
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Originally Posted by ellavanilla 

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

I know this is off topic but I thought you'd find it funny. I was at Joanne's last week. There was one register open. There were 2 women buying fabric. Not sure if they were disputing how much or what but the kept shaking out the fabric (large pieces, too, probably for curtains or drapes), looking at it, refolding it, with 3 or 4 different kinds, over and over. Finally, they opened a 2nd register. As I was getting ready to walk up there, the woman behind me tapped my shoulder and said "If you go through all of that, we'll kill you". Best laugh I've had in a while!

LoveMeSomeCake615 Posted 11 May 2013 , 4:24pm
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I've got another one! 

 

Had a lady call a few days ago and ask about a 10 inch round cake with a fairly detailed, large fondant cut out on top for pick up today. I emailed her with the quote of $100. ($2.50 per serving x 28 servings= $70, plus $30 for the fondant cut out). So she calls and says she wants to order it and pays for it over the phone. As I was taking down the info about the order she says, 

 

"So this is going to be a pretty amazing cake, huh?" (Implying that $100 is a crazy amount of money, so the cake better be incredible)

Me: "Ummm...yes, of course, all of our cakes are great! It will look exactly like the description I sent you in the quote email!" (Wondering if she expects us to go above and beyond and do more than what I described??) 

So she comes in today to pick up (The cake looks awesome, btw, if I do say so myself!), and we are putting the cake in its box, so she sees it as she's walking in, and she says "So that's a $100 cake, huh?" (Most underwhelming response ever) 

 

And I just say "Yep!" 

 

I really don't understand these people that order a cake and go ahead and pay for it, but complain about the price the whole time. Why did you pay the $100 if you don't feel like it's worth the $100???? icon_rolleyes.gif

Jess155 Posted 11 May 2013 , 4:46pm
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Originally Posted by LoveMeSomeCake615 

I've got another one! 

 

Had a lady call a few days ago and ask about a 10 inch round cake with a fairly detailed, large fondant cut out on top for pick up today. I emailed her with the quote of $100. ($2.50 per serving x 28 servings= $70, plus $30 for the fondant cut out). So she calls and says she wants to order it and pays for it over the phone. As I was taking down the info about the order she says, 

 

"So this is going to be a pretty amazing cake, huh?" (Implying that $100 is a crazy amount of money, so the cake better be incredible)

Me: "Ummm...yes, of course, all of our cakes are great! It will look exactly like the description I sent you in the quote email!" (Wondering if she expects us to go above and beyond and do more than what I described??) 

So she comes in today to pick up (The cake looks awesome, btw, if I do say so myself!), and we are putting the cake in its box, so she sees it as she's walking in, and she says "So that's a $100 cake, huh?" (Most underwhelming response ever) 

 

And I just say "Yep!" 

 

I really don't understand these people that order a cake and go ahead and pay for it, but complain about the price the whole time. Why did you pay the $100 if you don't feel like it's worth the $100???? icon_rolleyes.gif

Ugh, don't you just feel like saying - "I dare you to try to make this, I'd love to see how that works out for you!"

 

Off topic a little -- several years ago I ran a daycare.  I had one lady in particular who would complain every Friday when it was time to pay for the next week.  She'd come in every Friday and say "Well I guess you want to get paid again, huh?  I should just be a stay at home mom so I can play all day long."  Yeah you go ahead, your boys drive me nuts, I'd love to see you stay home with them.   I always wanted to say, "Does your boss complain about your pay every time??" 

LoveMeSomeCake615 Posted 11 May 2013 , 5:13pm
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  I always wanted to say, "Does your boss complain about your pay every time??" 

I know, right??? People, they're the worst! icon_wink.gif

mariets Posted 11 May 2013 , 5:36pm
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I've just read a post on another forum about a woman who wants a pirate cake for her son's birthday but her husband won't let her spend £30 -about $50- on a cake that will serve 30 kids, but that's usual in the UK. Cake is not included in the party apart from blowing the candles out as the kids get dessert -usually jelly and ice cream- and a small piece of cake is put in their party bags. That is why I bake for fun. 

lorillc Posted 11 May 2013 , 7:28pm
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AA little over a month ago I had someone send me a picture an asked if I could do the cake, I told her it would be no problem, she wanted a price and I asked how big, fondant, filling...ect. She said she didn't know how big because she was also having other desserts. For three weeks almost on a daily bases she asked me the price and everytime I would again ask how big, ect. Then I received a message from her saying thanks for my time but she decided to go with someone who had more cake experience... I was absolutely shocked over that remark.

vgcea Posted 11 May 2013 , 8:17pm
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Originally Posted by Elcee 

I know this is off topic but I thought you'd find it funny. I was at Joanne's last week. There was one register open. There were 2 women buying fabric. Not sure if they were disputing how much or what but the kept shaking out the fabric (large pieces, too, probably for curtains or drapes), looking at it, refolding it, with 3 or 4 different kinds, over and over. Finally, they opened a 2nd register. As I was getting ready to walk up there, the woman behind me tapped my shoulder and said "If you go through all of that, we'll kill you". Best laugh I've had in a while!

LOL!!! LOL!!!!!!!

LoveMeSomeCake615 Posted 11 May 2013 , 8:53pm
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 Then I received a message from her saying thanks for my time but she decided to go with someone who had more cake experience... I was absolutely shocked over that remark.

That's bizarre. Had she seemed leery of your level of cake experience before? 

Bunnyhugger Posted 11 May 2013 , 9:12pm
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My manager's partner's parents were celebrating a significant anniversary recently and their daughter wanted to get them a replica of their original 3 tier wedding cake. With two days notice she asked a colleague of mine (for yes, I have a full time job too!) if she thought I would be able to make the cake. Thankfully this question was never asked directly of me as my manager, when told that I would probably need more notice, replied "Why? It's only a replica of their wedding cake, how hard can it be?"  Phenomenal!
 

costumeczar Posted 11 May 2013 , 9:12pm
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Originally Posted by lorillc 

A little over a month ago I had someone send me a picture an asked if I could do the cake, I told her it would be no problem, she wanted a price and I asked how big, fondant, filling...ect. She said she didn't know how big because she was also having other desserts. For three weeks almost on a daily bases she asked me the price and everytime I would again ask how big, ect. Then I received a message from her saying thanks for my time but she decided to go with someone who had more cake experience... I was absolutely shocked over that remark.

I'm sorry, but that just made me crack up laughing, how bizarre can people be...

AllaMarie Posted 11 May 2013 , 11:23pm
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AI had a lady the othed day txt me that she wanted 2 dozen cupcakes with sculpted Ninja Turtle figures and toppers on each one and a Ninja turtle round cake to feed 15-20.. the total was $70 and she txted back saying no way she only had $50 to do the entire party..... I wasnt her lady!

owatto Posted 12 May 2013 , 12:37am
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AI did a class where we made a two tiered (bottom teier was an extended tier) cake with a large sugar rose on it. I took the top tier in to work to share it. I had said to everyone, if you don't like the taste its not my fault as I didn't bake it, and explained I had done it in a clsss and they supply the cake and ganach already made. To which I got from someone, "so you spent two days and all you did was the pink bit?", it was covered in fondant, that had been airbrushed with a pearl sheen, so he thought that all I did was wack some icing on a cake. I was furious and showed him the picture of the full cake and said that it can take two days in a class setting to ganach, cover, airbrush and make a rose. To which he said "but you didnt even make the cake, how much time does it really take to do sonething like tat, i can make a cake and ice it in a day" I went of my head and told him fine you try and make a cake with perfectly smooth icing, sharp corners and a realistic looking rose in a day and let me know how you go. Now everytime I take cake jn he askes if it took 3 weeks to make because I had to bake it myself.... He's on my banned list.. He gets no cake! Lol

owatto Posted 12 May 2013 , 1:11am
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I did a class where we made a two tiered (bottom tier was an extended tier) cake with a large sugar rose on it. I took the top tier in to work to share it. I had said to everyone, if you don't like the taste its not my fault as I didn't bake it, and explained I had done it in a class and they supply the cake and ganach already made. To which I got from someone, "so you spent two days and all you did was the pink bit?", it was covered in fondant, that had been airbrushed with a pearl sheen, so he thought that all I did was wack some icing on a cake. I was furious and showed him the picture of the full cake and said that it can take two days in a class setting to ganach, cover, airbrush and make a rose. To which he said "but you didn't even make the cake, how much time does it really take to do something like that, I can make a cake and ice it in half a day"
I went of my head and told him fine you try and make a cake with perfectly smooth icing, sharp corners and a realistic looking rose in a day and let me know how you go. Now everytime I take cake jn he askes if it took 3 weeks to make because I had to bake it myself.... He's on my banned list.. He gets no cake! Lol

LoveMeSomeCake615 Posted 12 May 2013 , 2:45am
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Originally Posted by owatto 

I did a class where we made a two tiered (bottom teier was an extended tier) cake with a large sugar rose on it. I took the top tier in to work to share it. I had said to everyone, if you don't like the taste its not my fault as I didn't bake it, and explained I had done it in a clsss and they supply the cake and ganach already made. To which I got from someone, "so you spent two days and all you did was the pink bit?", it was covered in fondant, that had been airbrushed with a pearl sheen, so he thought that all I did was wack some icing on a cake. I was furious and showed him the picture of the full cake and said that it can take two days in a class setting to ganach, cover, airbrush and make a rose. To which he said "but you didnt even make the cake, how much time does it really take to do sonething like tat, i can make a cake and ice it in a day"
I went of my head and told him fine you try and make a cake with perfectly smooth icing, sharp corners and a realistic looking rose in a day and let me know how you go. Now everytime I take cake jn he askes if it took 3 weeks to make because I had to bake it myself.... He's on my banned list.. He gets no cake! Lol

What a donkey's butt! icon_surprised.gif

Pyro Posted 12 May 2013 , 4:17am
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I always bake from scratch and my friend asked last minute if I would make her cake. She said " I've got a box mix already ".  I was like suuuuure, I'll toss in a cup of water, some oil and 3 eggs in there for you *yawn*. I didn't mind since it made her happy. But when it was served my friend was all " he made my cake for meeeeeeee ", but then an other friend to whom I made a few cakes came and said " THIS IS THE BEST CAKE YOU EVER MADEEEEE ".... If I make you a chocolate and ganache cake with callebaut chocolate and this box taste better, no more cake for you.           -.-

shanter Posted 12 May 2013 , 5:29am
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Originally Posted by owatto 

Now every time I take cake jn he asks if it took 3 weeks to make because I had to bake it myself.... He's on my banned list.. He gets no cake! Lol

 

Next time you take in a cake and he says that, tell him to "Get Out!"

cazza1 Posted 12 May 2013 , 7:31am
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Pyro, just try and tell yourself that some people's taste buds are faulty!

kikiandkyle Posted 12 May 2013 , 12:19pm
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Original message sent by shanter

Next time you take in a cake and he says that, tell him to "Get Out!"

In an auto-tuned voice.

TSMarjorie Posted 13 May 2013 , 2:22am
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Originally Posted by lorillc 

A little over a month ago I had someone send me a picture an asked if I could do the cake, I told her it would be no problem, she wanted a price and I asked how big, fondant, filling...ect. She said she didn't know how big because she was also having other desserts. For three weeks almost on a daily bases she asked me the price and everytime I would again ask how big, ect. Then I received a message from her saying thanks for my time but she decided to go with someone who had more cake experience... I was absolutely shocked over that remark.

 

WTH! How does she know the other baker has more experience than you?

shanter Posted 13 May 2013 , 4:01am
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Originally Posted by lorillc 

A little over a month ago I had someone send me a picture an asked if I could do the cake, I told her it would be no problem, she wanted a price and I asked how big, fondant, filling...ect. She said she didn't know how big because she was also having other desserts. For three weeks almost on a daily bases she asked me the price and everytime I would again ask how big, ect. Then I received a message from her saying thanks for my time but she decided to go with someone who had more cake experience... I was absolutely shocked over that remark.

 

WTH! How does she know the other baker has more experience than you?

 

I don't think she did. I think she just found someone who would give her a ballpark price. Then she piled on the details and bugged the other baker until she got a $60 cake that the baker lost money on.

Crazy-Gray Posted 13 May 2013 , 9:41am
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How about the excited nutcase designs?!  I opened my inbox to this today.....

 

"...We are having a big leaving party for (guy who works on dairy research) and we'd LOVE a 3D dairy cow cake........ it would be great if you could do two cows mounting...... or one cow calving......"

 

icon_confused.gif..................Just imagine the poor person who gets 'that' slice in either design!!!!! (I actually replied with those words)

manddi Posted 13 May 2013 , 11:58am
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Original message sent by Crazy-Gray

How about the excited nutcase designs?!  I opened my inbox to this today.....

"...We are having a big leaving party for (guy who works on dairy research) and we'd LOVE a 3D dairy cow cake........ it would be great if you could do two cows mounting...... or one cow calving......"

:? ..................Just imagine the poor person who gets 'that' slice in either design!!!!! (I actually replied with those words)

Umm... eww

AllaMarie Posted 13 May 2013 , 4:35pm
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AAhahahahahaaa!!!!

Carrie789 Posted 13 May 2013 , 4:54pm
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Originally Posted by Crazy-Gray 

How about the excited nutcase designs?!  I opened my inbox to this today.....

 

"...We are having a big leaving party for (guy who works on dairy research) and we'd LOVE a 3D dairy cow cake........ it would be great if you could do two cows mounting...... or one cow calving......"

 

icon_confused.gif..................Just imagine the poor person who gets 'that' slice in either design!!!!! (I actually replied with those words)


Good for you! I love it when cakers confront these "Jerry Springer rejects" about their poor taste.

ellavanilla Posted 13 May 2013 , 5:03pm
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NO! NO! NO! It's cake, not a science experiment! No one wants a cake of cows copulating or giving birth! 

To quote Chris Rock, "Just because you can do it, doesn't mean it's to be done."

 

Just ugh! Can I add to the list, Cakes with breasts AND penises? Or just any cake with pubic hair? W.T.H?? 

 

It's a cake, a delicious confectionery miracle, made of all the best ingredients nature ever created. Why would you want it to look like some kind of abomination? 

 

A cake with one cow mounting another? Why would you ever?

 

*snort*

Annabakescakes Posted 13 May 2013 , 5:16pm
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Original message sent by ellavanilla

NO! NO! NO! It's cake, not a science experiment! No one wants a cake of cows copulating or giving birth!  To quote Chris Rock, "Just because you can do it, doesn't mean it's to be done."

Just ugh! Can I add to the list, Cakes with breasts AND penises? Or just any cake with pubic hair? W.T.H?? 

It's a cake, a delicious confectionery miracle, made of all the best ingredients nature ever created. Why would you want it to look like some kind of abomination? 

A cake with one cow mounting another? Why would you ever?

*snort*

Yeah no kidding! I don't do cakes shaped like babies and pregnant women for that very reason. Ock! I have had many requests for belly and rump cakes and I always refuse. I still get the order, too, it is just some other design when I do it.

Annabakescakes Posted 13 May 2013 , 5:18pm
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Original message sent by ellavanilla

NO! NO! NO! It's cake, not a science experiment! No one wants a cake of cows copulating or giving birth!  To quote Chris Rock, "Just because you can do it, doesn't mean it's to be done."

Just ugh! Can I add to the list, Cakes with breasts AND penises? Or just any cake with pubic hair? W.T.H?? 

It's a cake, a delicious confectionery miracle, made of all the best ingredients nature ever created. Why would you want it to look like some kind of abomination? 

A cake with one cow mounting another? Why would you ever?

*snort*

Wait, do you mean a cake that has both breasts and penis?? O.O

Or 2 cakes, one with breasts, one with penis? O.o

Crazy-Gray Posted 13 May 2013 , 5:31pm
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Wait, do you mean a cake that has both breasts and penis?? O.O

..... Can't.... Breathe.... Death.... By... Laughter... Wheeze.... Oh the imagery in my brain....

I totally needed that, just came home to find my freezer defrosted :-( humph... At least I get 14 sausages and 2 chickens for dinner B-)

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 13 May 2013 , 8:24pm
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Why would one cow mount another, anyway? I didn't think there were lesbian cattle, but if there are, I'd say that it's probably their own business.

 

Now a BULL mounting ("servicing") a cow would be perfectly normal. Copulating kine are a familiar sight to anybody raised on a farm. Not one I've seen myself, but I've occasionally seen other animals getting amorous at various zoos.

ellavanilla Posted 13 May 2013 , 8:39pm
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Wait, do you mean a cake that has both breasts and penis?? O.O

Or 2 cakes, one with breasts, one with penis? O.o

 

Look I'd like to eliminate all body part cakes, but she-male cakes are just beyond the pale! 

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