things NOT to ask/say to a baker!

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Godot Posted 10 Jul 2013 , 7:25pm
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OD green? as in, overdose green?

BatterUpCake Posted 10 Jul 2013 , 7:44pm
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AThought about putting cookie coconut in a baggy dyed green... Maybe make a bong out of rice crispy treats? LOL

Annabakescakes Posted 10 Jul 2013 , 7:50pm
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Originally Posted by Godot 

OD green? as in, overdose green?

Olive Drab It is a military green. My step-father was in the military and that is what they called the color of their socks and stuff. And when you paint military items for model trains sets, that is the color of the paint you use, duh, lol. And no, it was not my hobby, but it was his, and I had nothing better to do, since I was grounded all the time for my smart mouth, haha.

Hannahscakes Posted 10 Jul 2013 , 7:59pm
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AThought you guys might like this email of the strangest order I've ever gotten: "Hannah can I tried to email you but I added you on fb so I could just talk to you here. I really like zig zag and I really like leopard so maybe a mix. Budgeting here so would appreciate a cheaper recipe and we like chocolate well my hubby does but white would be okay I bet that's cheaper. I would like to serve 18 or so people I think and so maybe just one layer but two layers if it wouldn't be too much trouble or very much extra. Like I said not too much fondant because everyone peels it off anyways so I don't understand what it's used for except to color the cake more. I also like ruffles cake you did. let me know if you can do this or how much this cake will cost." Wondering what kind of cake they want or how to even respond. :/

Godot Posted 10 Jul 2013 , 8:02pm
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Good luck with that, Hannah!

 

Sheesh - just reading that made me all breathless.

as you wish Posted 10 Jul 2013 , 8:13pm
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Original message sent by Hannahscakes

Thought you guys might like this email of the strangest order I've ever gotten: "Hannah can I tried to email you but I added you on fb so I could just talk to you here. I really like zig zag and I really like leopard so maybe a mix. Budgeting here so would appreciate a cheaper recipe and we like chocolate well my hubby does but white would be okay I bet that's cheaper. I would like to serve 18 or so people I think and so maybe just one layer but two layers if it wouldn't be too much trouble or very much extra. Like I said not too much fondant because everyone peels it off anyways so I don't understand what it's used for except to color the cake more. I also like ruffles cake you did. let me know if you can do this or how much this cake will cost." Wondering what kind of cake they want or how to even respond. :/

Leopard and zig zag and ruffles! Oh my!

shanter Posted 10 Jul 2013 , 8:25pm
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Originally Posted by Hannahscakes 

Thought you guys might like this email of the strangest order I've ever gotten: "Hannah can I tried to email you but I added you on fb so I could just talk to you here. I really like zig zag and I really like leopard so maybe a mix. Budgeting here so would appreciate a cheaper recipe and we like chocolate well my hubby does but white would be okay I bet that's cheaper. I would like to serve 18 or so people I think and so maybe just one layer but two layers if it wouldn't be too much trouble or very much extra. Like I said not too much fondant because everyone peels it off anyways so I don't understand what it's used for except to color the cake more. I also like ruffles cake you did. let me know if you can do this or how much this cake will cost." Wondering what kind of cake they want or how to even respond. :/


Truly one who thinks punctuation is optional.

Hannahscakes Posted 10 Jul 2013 , 8:31pm
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AI seriously can't understand anything when they don't punctuate. It also just screams that they can't afford a nice cake. I hate saying that but I just automatically assume.

DeliciousDesserts Posted 10 Jul 2013 , 8:37pm
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AAssume? She said it...repeatedly!

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 10 Jul 2013 , 8:50pm
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Originally Posted by ellavanilla 

Today I am celebrating a corporate order that I received. I'm hoping it will lead to more work.

 

My brother is visiting and questioned why I needed more than 24 hours to complete a specialty order. I explained that just baking and cooling the cakes took time, and that each cake was made to the customers specifications, so it could only be made when the customer ordered it.

 

With a great deal of enthusiasm he told me that he could go the supermarket and get exactly what he wanted in 24 hours. When I told him that he wouldn't be getting anything like I could make, he made a very derisive snorting noise.

 

If I wasn't such a genteel person I would have hurt my hands strangling him to death.

I'm sure you could hire someone on craigslist...

Elcee Posted 10 Jul 2013 , 8:55pm
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Not sure if this belongs in this post or not, but I recently had a wedding planner refer to me as a cake lady. It kind of rubbed me the wrong way. If you're not going to refer to me as a custom wedding cake designer (icon_wink.gif, at least refer to me as a cake decorator icon_lol.gif.

DeliciousDesserts Posted 10 Jul 2013 , 9:07pm
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Original message sent by Elcee

Not sure if this belongs in this post or not, but I recently had a wedding planner refer to me as a cake lady. It kind of rubbed me the wrong way. If you're not going to refer to me as a custom wedding cake designer (icon_wink.gif

Oh I don't like that either! I'm the cake artist. Says so on my business card.

ellavanilla Posted 10 Jul 2013 , 9:23pm
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Originally Posted by Hannahscakes 

Thought you guys might like this email of the strangest order I've ever gotten: "Hannah can I tried to email you but I added you on fb so I could just talk to you here. I really like zig zag and I really like leopard so maybe a mix. Budgeting here so would appreciate a cheaper recipe and we like chocolate well my hubby does but white would be okay I bet that's cheaper. I would like to serve 18 or so people I think and so maybe just one layer but two layers if it wouldn't be too much trouble or very much extra. Like I said not too much fondant because everyone peels it off anyways so I don't understand what it's used for except to color the cake more. I also like ruffles cake you did. let me know if you can do this or how much this cake will cost." Wondering what kind of cake they want or how to even respond. :/

 

NO. just no. pick a cake on my website, pay for it and I'll make it. Otherwise, you're just making my head hurt and that's an extra charge. 

 

maybe tell her about the guy who only wants the front of the cake frosted. perhaps they can split it?

sixinarow Posted 10 Jul 2013 , 9:25pm
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Originally Posted by ellavanilla 

 

 Otherwise, you're just making my head hurt and that's an extra charge. 

 

 

Oh, I like that extra charge. For those super special people.

Elcee Posted 10 Jul 2013 , 9:44pm
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Originally Posted by DeliciousDesserts 


Oh I don't like that either! I'm the cake artist. Says so on my business card.

LOL! My cards say award-winning cake designer. I think I should add that to my email signature line!

BatterUpCake Posted 10 Jul 2013 , 9:55pm
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Originally Posted by Elcee 

LOL! My cards say award-winning cake designer. I think I should add that to my email signature line!

I don't care what ya call me as long as the name on the check is right! I'm sure that will become more important to me when I'm making enough to consider this a thriving business...

ellavanilla Posted 10 Jul 2013 , 10:47pm
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Originally Posted by ellavanilla 

Today I am celebrating a corporate order that I received. I'm hoping it will lead to more work.

 

My brother is visiting and questioned why I needed more than 24 hours to complete a specialty order. I explained that just baking and cooling the cakes took time, and that each cake was made to the customers specifications, so it could only be made when the customer ordered it.

 

With a great deal of enthusiasm he told me that he could go the supermarket and get exactly what he wanted in 24 hours. When I told him that he wouldn't be getting anything like I could make, he made a very derisive snorting noise.

 

If I wasn't such a genteel person I would have hurt my hands strangling him to death.

 

 HA!!! He just came into the kitchen to say that he takes it all back. He had no idea that so much work went into making a cake! As soon as I regain consciousness, I will thank him.

Elcee Posted 10 Jul 2013 , 10:58pm
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Originally Posted by BatterUpCake 

I don't care what ya call me as long as the name on the check is right!

Good point! thumbs_up.gif

kaylawaylalayla Posted 11 Jul 2013 , 3:38am
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AThis came to mind lol. [IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3053077/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

Original message sent by Hannahscakes

Thought you guys might like this email of the strangest order I've ever gotten: "Hannah can I tried to email you but I added you on fb so I could just talk to you here. I really like zig zag and I really like leopard so maybe a mix. Budgeting here so would appreciate a cheaper recipe and we like chocolate well my hubby does but white would be okay I bet that's cheaper. I would like to serve 18 or so people I think and so maybe just one layer but two layers if it wouldn't be too much trouble or very much extra. Like I said not too much fondant because everyone peels it off anyways so I don't understand what it's used for except to color the cake more. I also like ruffles cake you did. let me know if you can do this or how much this cake will cost." Wondering what kind of cake they want or how to even respond. :/

maryjsgirl Posted 11 Jul 2013 , 5:09am
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When people think I got into cake decorating so I can make really cheap cakes for them and anyone they know.  Or ask me to make the cake for free if they buy the ingredients.  Ugh. 
 

AZCouture Posted 11 Jul 2013 , 5:14am
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Original message sent by kaylawaylalayla

This came to mind lol. [IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3053077/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

Good LORD!

AZCouture Posted 11 Jul 2013 , 5:17am
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Original message sent by maryjsgirl

When people think I got into cake decorating so I can make really cheap cakes for them and anyone they know.  Or ask me to make the cake for free if they buy the ingredients.  Ugh. 

 

Typical. Like the cost of ingredients is the major factor. Heck, I would offer to buy top of the line gourmet everything for their cake, they can have that part for free, but they are welcome to pay the labor.:-D

Annabakescakes Posted 11 Jul 2013 , 8:10am
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Original message sent by Elcee

Not sure if this belongs in this post or not, but I recently had a wedding planner refer to me as a cake lady. It kind of rubbed me the wrong way. If you're not going to refer to me as a custom wedding cake designer (icon_wink.gif

I agree! I am a cake decorator, not a cake lady. A long time client of mine calls me her "cake girl". Condescending much? I am 33, hardly a child. I have twins about to be teens, stretch marks, sagging... and hormone problems, I deserve some respect! ;-)

costumeczar Posted 11 Jul 2013 , 10:18am
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AI prefer "cake *****" ( tht will probably be censored out)

If I got the cheap chevron cake order i'd just write back and say that my minimum is X amount and make it high enough that it scares them away. Which in this case would probably be something around $20.

Sweet_Cakes Posted 11 Jul 2013 , 10:44am
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I love y'all! You have just made me day brighter!

as you wish Posted 11 Jul 2013 , 11:44am
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AThis thread is therapy, education and catharsis all in one! Love it!

costumeczar Posted 11 Jul 2013 , 12:53pm
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Originally Posted by costumeczar 

I prefer "cake *****" ( tht will probably be censored out)

If I got the cheap chevron cake order i'd just write back and say that my minimum is X amount and make it high enough that it scares them away. Which in this case would probably be something around $20.

i figured that would be deleted...I'll just let you all fill in the blank using your own evil thoughtsicon_wink.gif

shanter Posted 11 Jul 2013 , 3:59pm
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Golly, what makes you think there's anyone here who could have evil thoughts? {insert maniacal laughter}  icon_evil.gif

carmijok Posted 11 Jul 2013 , 5:48pm
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Originally Posted by Hannahscakes 

Thought you guys might like this email of the strangest order I've ever gotten: "Hannah can I tried to email you but I added you on fb so I could just talk to you here. I really like zig zag and I really like leopard so maybe a mix. Budgeting here so would appreciate a cheaper recipe and we like chocolate well my hubby does but white would be okay I bet that's cheaper. I would like to serve 18 or so people I think and so maybe just one layer but two layers if it wouldn't be too much trouble or very much extra. Like I said not too much fondant because everyone peels it off anyways so I don't understand what it's used for except to color the cake more. I also like ruffles cake you did. let me know if you can do this or how much this cake will cost." Wondering what kind of cake they want or how to even respond. :/


Well, this is what I'd do.  Sit down and draw out everything she says...zig zags, ruffles, leopard...do it as a one LAYER 9" round...and write 'Duncan Hines yellow cake mix' beside it so she knows it's a 'cheap' cake flavor and tell her   "Attached is a cake design based on the information you gave me.  The cost will be $150."   

Then never expect to hear from her again!  Win-win.

BatterUpCake Posted 11 Jul 2013 , 6:07pm
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Who is it on here that has that cake designing program??? I want to see this!

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