Things Not To Ask/say To A Baker!

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ellavanilla Posted 18 Jul 2013 , 8:36pm
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Oh.My.Goodness...A customer just complained about me at work. I manage a grocery store bakery and do custom work at home. This lady comes in, whips out her phone, and shows me this 3 tier, Great Gatsby themed cake complete with fondant hat, pearls, silver piping and black 20's style silhouettes and askes if my store bakery can do it. I said I was the only one who would even attempt it but there were 2 problems, one, my store doesn't do that kind of thing, and doesn't have the materials to do it for that matter, and two, she wants it on a day I will be gone for vacation

I told her my store can't do it and if I did it at home, I would charge $400 for it. She gave me a sour look, said "That's okay, thank you." Then proceeded to go to my manager and complain that my price was unreasonable! For a PRIVATE commission! My boss just shook his head. Un-effing-believable.

 

 

hahahahahahahahahahaha

daryll Posted 18 Jul 2013 , 8:47pm
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Luna, I LOVE this!!

daryll Posted 18 Jul 2013 , 8:49pm
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I've had it happen several times where a customer is unhappy, even furious, because the colors on the cake weren't exactly the colors on her partyware.

Like her guests are going to be like, "Honey, you know I love you, but...I just can't eat this cake....it...it, well...just doesn't match the plate."

 

Luna, I love this!!

Annabakescakes Posted 18 Jul 2013 , 9:07pm
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[QUOTE name="costumeczar" url="/t/751860/things-not-to-ask-say-to-a-baker/1650#post_7418055"] Oh my God, I can't believe he'd have the nerve to say that! My teenaged son would die of embarrassment if he worked as a cashier and had to ring tampons up!

I had another roommate once (one guy out of four roommates) who always asked us to let him go to the store to buy tampons etc for us. He got a big kick out of buying feminine hygiene products for some reason. I think he liked pretending that he was married and his wife had sent him. We told him that he was a freak. [/QUOTE] You'd think they'd be trained, especially at a drug store, to ignore what people buy.

Your roommate story is great! That is the one thing that my husband will not ever do for me. Never, ever, ever.

LOL! My husband went to Sam's Club on Monday and got the 58 pack of feminine hygiene products, and even shopped by the "per Piece" price to get the better deal. When he cam home with the jumbos, he said, "No problem, I still have the receipt," and took them back and got the regulars on Tuesday. He knows everyone knows they are not his, so he doesn't see the big deal in taking his time buying them, and then taking them back to customer service and exchanging them ;-)

Right now he is at the store buying 6 bags of frozen peas, only. We are laughing, wondering if anyone knows what he is in store for tomorrow, by looking at his purchases ;-)

costumeczar Posted 18 Jul 2013 , 9:18pm
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Ewww, I don't want to know.

costumeczar Posted 18 Jul 2013 , 9:20pm
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When we moved my inlaws to a nursing home near us, we became their servants. I told my husband that when we did the shopping, he could be in charge of buying his mother's depends for women, and I'd buy his father's depends for men. That way nobody would think they were for us. He was very happy to agree to that arrangement.

as you wish Posted 18 Jul 2013 , 9:22pm
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When we moved my inlaws to a nursing home near us, we became their servants. I told my husband that when we did the shopping, he could be in charge of buying his mother's depends for women, and I'd buy his father's depends for men. That way nobody would think they were for us. He was very happy to agree to that arrangement.

LOL!

mcaulir Posted 18 Jul 2013 , 10:12pm
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I fell for that when I was like 16, I wanted ice cream so I went to the store and saw 10 for $10. My ice cream was usually $3+ so I got 10 containers and when I got home, my mom asked if I was stupid (jokingly). That's when it clicked... Duh. Man did I feel like an idiot.

Everywhere I've ever shopped, when it's that kind of deal, you do have to buy 10. That's not stupid. The deal is buy 10 and pay $10, not buy them for $1 each.

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 18 Jul 2013 , 10:19pm
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I put my time in retail for 11 years.  There is a reason things go on sale 10 for $10.  People think they have to buy 10 to get the deal.  They cannot figure out they are a buck a piece and only need to buy one.

I fell for that when I was like 16, I wanted ice cream so I went to the store and saw 10 for $10. My ice cream was usually $3+ so I got 10 containers and when I got home, my mom asked if I was stupid (jokingly). That's when it clicked... Duh. Man did I feel like an idiot.


And the thing is, even if there *is* a minimum purchase for the deal, and it's *not* a buck apiece, the worst-case scenario is that you get charged full price. And not getting a deal on a carton of ice cream because you fell short of a minimum purchase requirement is not exactly the same thing as a hotel trying to charge "rack" instead of the agreed-upon rate (which happened to me once; thankfully, I always carry every last scrap of paperwork, including proof of prepayment, even if the hotel is one where I'm a regular guest. It was the Chicago Loop "W" hotel; after that profoundly unpleasant stay, in a dinky room that was filled with oversized furniture, that was overpriced even at the agreed-upon rate, I [1] told my travel agent that if she ever needed to book me into lodgings with a one-letter name, she should put me in the "Y", and [2] stopped doing business with "W," or any of Starwood's other brands, for that matter).

kaylawaylalayla Posted 18 Jul 2013 , 10:19pm
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Off topic but...Years ago, when I still lived in New England, we were getting a hurricane. My company shut down and sent everyone home. The whole area was like a ghost town. Everyone closing up and bunkering down (hurricanes pretty rare in MA). I stopped at CVS on my way home to pick up tampons and the [B]teenaged boy[/B] at the register said "I bet you're glad we're still open"!! It's a hilarious story now but oh, I was so mortified at the time.

Sweet_cakes, I think the picture is perfect!

He seemed understanding lol.

thelittlecakery Posted 19 Jul 2013 , 12:00am
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Original message sent by mcaulir

Everywhere I've ever shopped, when it's that kind of deal, you do have to buy 10. That's not stupid. The deal is buy 10 and pay $10, not buy them for $1 each.

The store I was shopping at did not have that rule. I felt stupid because I was a know it all 16 year old with the ad in my hand telling my mom I had to buy ten.

kikiandkyle Posted 19 Jul 2013 , 1:44am
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I fell for that when I was like 16, I wanted ice cream so I went to the store and saw 10 for $10. My ice cream was usually $3+ so I got 10 containers and when I got home, my mom asked if I was stupid (jokingly). That's when it clicked... Duh. Man did I feel like an idiot.

When we first moved to the US my husband was convinced you had to buy 10 too. I think I was too lazy to worry about it so bought only 2 or 3 and realized how it worked when I checked the receipt. He never does that!

Annabakescakes Posted 19 Jul 2013 , 3:23am
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AAt Kroger, you buy 10 or any item that is 10 for 10, and get the deal, so you could mix and match.

costumeczar Posted 19 Jul 2013 , 11:34am
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AUntil recently I never saw that you HAD to buy ten to get the deal, or whatever it was, but you didn't. Now I've seen a couple of stores put labels on that say you have to buy a certain number to get the sale price, so you have to pay attention. I'm super cheap, so I pay attention to things like that.

as you wish Posted 19 Jul 2013 , 11:59am
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Until recently I never saw that you HAD to buy ten to get the deal, or whatever it was, but you didn't. Now I've seen a couple of stores put labels on that say you have to buy a certain number to get the sale price, so you have to pay attention. I'm super cheap, so I pay attention to things like that.

It's true; some do and some don't. I hate that they are giving me something else I have to think about, like remembering that we are out of ketchup isn't enough. When something is 10 for $10 and you have to buy all ten to get the deal I have to consider whether the deal is good enough to warrant the space all ten of these things will take up in my house. Sometimes the real estate is just more valuable.

Little Topper Posted 19 Jul 2013 , 12:10pm
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LOADS!

'What's your favourite?' to which I answer my favourite. Proceeded by customer ignoring my choice and proceeding to go with Vanilla Sponge. AGAIN.

 

'Can you do Black Forest Gateau like *insert my cake competitions* Black Forest Gateau'?

 

'Can you use fresh cream please? And deliver it 3 days in advance? Oh I don't have a fridge by the way..'

 

Requests intricate carved 3D cake and *only wants it to serve 5 people*

 

FACEPALM! :P

lunawhisper0013 Posted 19 Jul 2013 , 1:35pm
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LOADS! 'What's your favourite?' to which I answer my favourite. Proceeded by customer ignoring my choice and proceeding to go with Vanilla Sponge. AGAIN.

'Can you do Black Forest Gateau like *insert my cake competitions* Black Forest Gateau'?

'Can you use fresh cream please? And deliver it 3 days in advance? Oh I don't have a fridge by the way..'

Requests intricate carved 3D cake and *only wants it to serve 5 people*

FACEPALM! :P

My answers in order are 1. My competator owes me money and we are not on speaking terms at the moment, but mine is better anyway. 2. I will deliver any time you want. Just sign this release form saying I am no longer responsible for the quality of your cake upon delivery. Thank you. 3. If you've got the money, I've got the time. Your cake will stand 5" tall and look really silly on your table and I charge extra for intricate detail.

owatto Posted 19 Jul 2013 , 1:44pm
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AAfter having a afterschool job as a checkout chick at a supermarket I learnt that the multi buys (10 for $10) would change the price of that product once you had fulfilled the ten for $10, so for example if I bought 14 of a product that was on special for 10 for $10 that was usully $2 each, then it would cost $14 instead of $18 Works in coles and im pretty sure woolworths in aus!

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 19 Jul 2013 , 3:44pm
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Speaking as a model railroader, quite accustomed to building rolling stock, structures both simple and elaborate, and even the occasional locomotive in 1:87 scale, out of materials including cardboard, plastic, wood, and brass, I don't see why an elaborate sculpted cake scaled to serve 5 (especially if that's with enough extra servings to provide several days worth of leftovers)  would look "really silly."

costumeczar Posted 19 Jul 2013 , 4:40pm
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Speaking as a model railroader, quite accustomed to building rolling stock, structures both simple and elaborate, and even the occasional locomotive in 1:87 scale, out of materials including cardboard, plastic, wood, and brass, I don't see why an elaborate sculpted cake scaled to serve 5 (especially if that's with enough extra servings to provide several days worth of leftovers)  would look "really silly."

It would look like a cupcake in drag, which is silly.

Sweet_Cakes Posted 19 Jul 2013 , 5:03pm
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LMBO

jennicake Posted 19 Jul 2013 , 5:17pm
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It would look like a cupcake in drag, which is silly.

hahahahahahahaha!!!!

lunawhisper0013 Posted 19 Jul 2013 , 5:27pm
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It would look like a cupcake in drag, which is silly.

Exactly! You can sure turn a phrase. Lol!

IAmPamCakes Posted 19 Jul 2013 , 5:28pm
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ACostumeczar - hahahaha!

DeliciousDesserts Posted 19 Jul 2013 , 6:20pm
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AAnd That is why Costumeczar is my hero!

manddi Posted 19 Jul 2013 , 6:37pm
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AHa!

Original message sent by costumeczar

It would look like a cupcake in drag, which is silly.

me_me1 Posted 20 Jul 2013 , 11:45pm
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Originally Posted by owatto 

After having a afterschool job as a checkout chick at a supermarket I learnt that the multi buys (10 for $10) would change the price of that product once you had fulfilled the ten for $10, so for example if I bought 14 of a product that was on special for 10 for $10 that was usully $2 each, then it would cost $14 instead of $18
Works in coles and im pretty sure woolworths in aus!

 

Owatto, without looking at your location I read "checkout chick" and thought to myself, got to be a fellow Aussie.  Love it   :)

kaylawaylalayla Posted 21 Jul 2013 , 1:51am
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AI think that I would love a cupcake in drag. That should be a contest :p

owatto Posted 22 Jul 2013 , 2:48am
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Owatto, without looking at your location I read "checkout chick" and thought to myself, got to be a fellow Aussie.  Love it   :)

Haha I did wonder if it was just an aussie thing an no one would know what I meant lol

SDLocke87 Posted 23 Jul 2013 , 12:19am
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My favorite was a lady who when I quoted $50 for an XBox controller cake told me that the price was ridiculous as all the was was a white block with a couple colored circles on it. I told her she could go make it herself then! (Later that week she did call me back and end up ordering it after getting quotes from a few other places around town! lol)

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