Things Not To Ask/say To A Baker!

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JamAndButtercream Posted 12 Dec 2012 , 6:59pm
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I have just spent ages reading all these, absolutely hilarious!! icon_lol.gif

kazita Posted 12 Dec 2012 , 7:08pm
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ACustomer- I was so excited to find out that Wal-Mart now makes confetti cakes, but now I'm so disappointed that they wont do a specialty confetti cake .so I came to you for a specialty cake but you can meet Wal-Mart prices right?

REALLY!! Oh see's also the one that said "After all its just cake"

JamAndButtercream Posted 12 Dec 2012 , 7:10pm
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Customer- I was so excited to find out that Wal-Mart now makes confetti cakes, but now I'm so disappointed that they wont do a specialty confetti cake .so I came to you for a specialty cake but you can meet Wal-Mart prices right?
REALLY!! Oh see's also the one that said "After all its just cake"

 

I'm from the UK Kazita, is Wal-Mart really cheap? lol! icon_smile.gif

SpeciallyYours Posted 12 Dec 2012 , 7:11pm
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OMG...that is hysterical!

SpeciallyYours Posted 12 Dec 2012 , 7:24pm
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How about "I'd love to do a birthday cake for you!  How much do you want to spend?  It is a business that pays my bills, you know! (wink wink)  The answer could be interesting!  LOL
 

SpeciallyYours Posted 12 Dec 2012 , 7:32pm
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Originally Posted by Crazy-Gray 

From those you meet maybe twice a year I always seem to get- "ooh that's a nice cake- it's my birthday next month you know.....<hint-hint-hint>"   

".....I must remember to send you a card then!" free cake vultures!! lol


You could reply "I'd love to make you a birthday cake!  How much did you want to spend?  It IS a business that pays my bills, after all! (wink wink)"  LOL

 

(re-posted because I forgot to post the quote) icon_redface.gif

kazita Posted 12 Dec 2012 , 8:31pm
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I'm from the UK Kazita, is Wal-Mart really cheap? lol! :)

Yes walmart is the largest chain store in the US they are very cheap

kazita Posted 12 Dec 2012 , 8:33pm
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Yes walmart is the largest chain store in the US they are very cheap

Original message sent by kazita

Yes walmart is the largest chain store in the US they are very cheap

SpeciallyYours Posted 12 Dec 2012 , 9:06pm
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Originally Posted by FromScratchSF 

Haha - yeah I hate the word "moist".  Ug.

 

"We love clean and modern.  Here's some photos (insert clean, minimalist 3-4 tier cakes here), can I get a clean and modern cake that has a stork, mailbox, some zoo animals, a really big pink bow because she loves pink bows, polka dots, pinstripes, and maybe a teddy bear or two?  Oh and can you put my favorite sports team logo on the teddy bear because I want me represented somewhere in the cake.  Maybe you can make a small teddy bear standing next to a stork holding a baby boy next to a mailbox only instead of letters in the mailbox maybe you can have tiny books that are all her favorite children stories?  Oh and the zoo animals need to be a zebra, lion, tiger and a few monkeys.  She also loves to shop so maybe you can make a few small shoes, shoe boxes and maybe some shopping bags?  The bags should be from Neimans because she loves Neimans.  Everything should be edible, especially chocolate.  That would be so cool!  I obviously have no idea about cakes but we really want clean and modern.  Oh and it's only for 4 people and we need it in 3 days."

 

ROFLMAO   What did you actually do/say??  If anything!!

JamAndButtercream Posted 12 Dec 2012 , 9:12pm
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Yes walmart is the largest chain store in the US they are very cheap

 

lol Thanks Kazita icon_biggrin.gif

costumeczar Posted 12 Dec 2012 , 9:27pm
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lol Thanks Kazita icon_biggrin.gif

Here's an example of the lovely work that you can get there. But hey, it's cheap! http://acaketorememberva.blogspot.com/2010/03/another-potential-wedding-disaster.html

JamAndButtercream Posted 12 Dec 2012 , 9:38pm
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Here's an example of the lovely work that you can get there. But hey, it's cheap! http://acaketorememberva.blogspot.com/2010/03/another-potential-wedding-disaster.html

 

LOL!! Thanks costumeczar! It looks great! haha! icon_lol.gif

silverdragon997 Posted 13 Dec 2012 , 12:16am
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I received an email last month with this question:

 

 

Hoping to get a cake that is not too sweet. You mentioned in your flavours that the swiss creams were less sweet, so I'd love to try it at a tasting! How sweet are your cakes, overall?

 

I am assuming that she must have been from another country or something, based on the way she spelled flavors.  I never actually responded to the email though, for 2 reasons.  1. The front page of my website very clearly and largely states that I will not be open for business until at least January, when the CA cottage food law goes into effect and I get all of the necessary goodies for that.  2.  I couldn't think I a way to respond that didn't sound kinda snarky.  I mean, it's cake, and CAKE IS SWEET! I don't make bread in the shape of cake!

mcaulir Posted 13 Dec 2012 , 12:46am
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Originally Posted by silverdragon997 

I received an email last month with this question:

 

 

Hoping to get a cake that is not too sweet. You mentioned in your flavours that the swiss creams were less sweet, so I'd love to try it at a tasting! How sweet are your cakes, overall?

 

I am assuming that she must have been from another country or something, based on the way she spelled flavors.  I never actually responded to the email though, for 2 reasons.  1. The front page of my website very clearly and largely states that I will not be open for business until at least January, when the CA cottage food law goes into effect and I get all of the necessary goodies for that.  2.  I couldn't think I a way to respond that didn't sound kinda snarky.  I mean, it's cake, and CAKE IS SWEET! I don't make bread in the shape of cake!

 

 

Yeah, I don't get it. It's cake. A major ingredient is sugar. You eat it for dessert. Who are all these people who want cake that isn't sweet? There's no law that says you must eat cake at a birthday party. If people don't like sweet, stick some candles in the top of a plate of nachos and be done with it!

silverdragon997 Posted 13 Dec 2012 , 12:52am
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Originally Posted by mcaulir 

 

 

Yeah, I don't get it. It's cake. A major ingredient is sugar. You eat it for dessert. Who are all these people who want cake that isn't sweet? There's no law that says you must eat cake at a birthday party. If people don't like sweet, stick some candles in the top of a plate of nachos and be done with it!

 

I know!  My twin nieces, who are 6, don't like sweet things like cake and candy.  They are odd children.  So in their stockings, they get little boxes of Cheez-Its and such instead!

jason_kraft Posted 13 Dec 2012 , 12:58am
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Who are all these people who want cake that isn't sweet? There's no law that says you must eat cake at a birthday party.

There's also no law that says every cake must be the same level of sweetness. Different people have different palates, and if you grew up with desserts that were less sweet you will often seek out similar desserts in adulthood.

I've never seen someone ask for a cake that "isn't sweet", but we sometimes received requests to tone down the level of sweetness. I don't see why that is such a big deal.

mcaulir Posted 13 Dec 2012 , 1:27am
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There's also no law that says every cake must be the same level of sweetness. Different people have different palates, and if you grew up with desserts that were less sweet you will often seek out similar desserts in adulthood.
I've never seen someone ask for a cake that "isn't sweet", but we sometimes received requests to tone down the level of sweetness. I don't see why that is such a big deal.

Because the way I see things and the way I like things is the best way, and everyone should do things like I do them. It's the best way. Come on board with the best way! Eat lots of sugar - lots of sugar! Sugar is sweet and must be eaten when eating cake.

 

In conclusion, my preferences are the best, and everyone should agree with them. Sugar.

Norasmom Posted 13 Dec 2012 , 2:16am
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The word moist really isn't that bad to me.  If it were that nasty, it would never be spoken of when describing a cake. Hey, doesn't BC make Moist Supreme cake? icon_biggrin.gif

shanter Posted 13 Dec 2012 , 3:21am
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There's also no law that says every cake must be the same level of sweetness. Different people have different palates, and if you grew up with desserts that were less sweet you will often seek out similar desserts in adulthood.
I've never seen someone ask for a cake that "isn't sweet", but we sometimes received requests to tone down the level of sweetness. I don't see why that is such a big deal.


Jason, your reasonable self had better get the umbrella out. I just saw vgcea heading for the simple syrup!  icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

kazita Posted 13 Dec 2012 , 3:57am
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Jason, your reasonable self had better get the umbrella out. I just saw vgcea heading for the simple syrup!  :D :D :D

Simple syrup and maybe a spatter of extra sweet buttercream..

Lol

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 13 Dec 2012 , 3:57am
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Originally Posted by Norasmom 

The word moist really isn't that bad to me.  If it were that nasty, it would never be spoken of when describing a cake. Hey, doesn't BC make Moist Supreme cake? icon_biggrin.gif

 

"So moist, so moistfully good, they'll always come back for more" -- Duncan Hines jingle.

-K8memphis Posted 13 Dec 2012 , 4:09am
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I see what Jason says and your business Jason had to do entirely with the medical integrity of the ingredients. Fair enough.

 

But not my business. My tastings were not set up to gather critiques. It ain't freaking Iron Chef here  I mean to me it's like saying do you have a cake with less flour in it? Could you make one with two more eggs and a half teaspoon less of baking powder?

 

For me, it's a take it or leave it. It's not where the clients are now the king and queen of the universe because they are getting married, having a birthday or anniversary and they can rule all of serfdom to their bidding in orgasmic fulfillment of their last taste bud to perfect ecstacy. No that's a different part of the celebration.

 

It's not where the client gets to opine and say, "I'm here to help you build a better cake for me." Oh no no no no no.  Are there other icings on the planet and in my repertoire sure we might try another icing but unless you wanna fork out $75 an hour three hour minimum plus ingredients no I ain't gonna make my icing a damn bit different for you or anybody. You go build your own freaking food business to taste any which way you want. This is how mine tastes. You don't like it? It doesn't meet your standard? You want it different? Are you possibly freaking kidding me? Am I being punked here?

 

It's arrogant.

 

The purpose of the appointment is not to make adjustments to the baker.

 

In my humble opinion.

AZCouture Posted 13 Dec 2012 , 4:12am
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Originally Posted by Norasmom 

The word moist really isn't that bad to me.  If it were that nasty, it would never be spoken of when describing a cake. Hey, doesn't BC make Moist Supreme cake? icon_biggrin.gif

I think that's part of the reason the word moist raises my hackles, is the fact that it's spattered all over those box mix labels. It's not moist though, it's OILY! So moist and oily have become one in the same. ((sigh))

Norasmom Posted 13 Dec 2012 , 4:33am
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Yes, oily is a good way to describe some of the mixes.  I found one I love for cupcakes, though.  So anyways, I was thinking, what other words might we use besides moist, but hmmm...yukko!   So people who like moist cakes like what's listed below...icon_biggrin.gif

 

synonyms for moist:

 

clammy, dampdampish, dank, dewy, dripping,drippy, drizzly, humidirriguous, muggy, notdry, oozy, rainy, soggy, teary, watery

Annabakescakes Posted 13 Dec 2012 , 5:14am
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I see what Jason says and your business Jason had to do entirely with the medical integrity of the ingredients. Fair enough.

But not my business. My tastings were not set up to gather critiques. It ain't freaking Iron Chef here  I mean to me it's like saying do you have a cake with less flour in it? Could you make one with two more eggs and a half teaspoon less of baking powder?

For me, it's a take it or leave it. It's not where the clients are now the king and queen of the universe because they are getting married, having a birthday or anniversary and they can rule all of serfdom to their bidding in orgasmic fulfillment of their last taste bud to perfect ecstacy. No that's a different part of the celebration.

It's not where the client gets to opine and say, "I'm here to help you build a better cake for me." Oh no no no no no.  Are there other icings on the planet and in my repertoire sure we might try another icing but unless you wanna fork out $75 an hour three hour minimum plus ingredients no I ain't gonna make my icing a damn bit different for you or anybody. You go build your own freaking food business to taste any which way you want. This is how mine tastes. You don't like it? It doesn't meet your standard? You want it different? Are you possibly freaking kidding me? Am I being punked here?

It's arrogant.

The purpose of the appointment is not to make adjustments to the baker.

In my humble opinion.

Exactly!!! thank you!!

RememberWhen Posted 13 Dec 2012 , 7:27am
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I find your comments beyond arrogant. If you treat your clients in such a manner frankly its a wonder that you would have clients at all. If you do not have a Michellin star by your name or have  cook book or series then maybe you could act in such a manner. But you do not so therefore your frosting and even maybe your batters could be improved upon. Bakers a true baker is always looking to improve or expand and your fees of 75 an hour is a joke to say the least. Think you may want to bust that ego balloon and come back to earth with the regular people!

tee94 Posted 13 Dec 2012 , 8:47am
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AA lady once said "I don't like that fondue stuff...is there any way you can make the cake how its supposed to be made?" Implying that it is incorrect to make a 3D cake with fondant......and fondue! She called it fondue!!!!...can you imagine the look on my face?!

Crazy-Gray Posted 13 Dec 2012 , 8:48am
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mmmmmmm clammy cake! lol

SugaredSaffron Posted 13 Dec 2012 , 10:31am
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Originally Posted by sweetflowers 

My fav...after I quote a complex cake for $250.  'But baker xyz said they can do it for $60'.  I'd rather have yours, so can't you match their price?'


LOL, I've had that!
"I work with someone who said they can do it for £300",
"Well feel free to take her up on that offer then, I completely understand you're working with a tight budget so, I won't be at all offended *big smile*,
"No, but she wants yours",
"Well then you'll have to pay for it then."
"OK thats fine"

Mwahahahahahahahahaha, wasn't that tight then was it!

vgcea Posted 13 Dec 2012 , 10:53am
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Squirt! Squirt!! I'm the princess.gifQUAIN of Simple Syrupy MOISTNESS.... yeah. I'm going to squirt SAIMPLE SUURRP Awwl over JAYYSONicon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gif and make him MOIST... and CLEAN... and MODERN. Yeeeah! Oh Yeahh!! 

 

Saing with me... ooohh yeahhh...

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