harddo Posted 26 Jun 2013 , 2:36pm

We all know that China is a  big exporter since it cheap and fine. Buy

Chinese products have many channels, which directly from the online

shopping becomes very pop.You only online and choose a wide range of

products. They are cheap since it liminate the middleman fees earned.

Norasmom Posted 26 Jun 2013 , 2:42pm

I love A1 sauce!  The only time I do not like it is on Filet Mignon at a restaurant.  Otherwise, I love it!  Everyone has different tastes, that's for sure!

kikiandkyle Posted 26 Jun 2013 , 2:52pm

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Just got a phone call from someone who wanted to know if I could do a birthday cake for her daughter for tomorrow. Said that it could be something simple, two tiers with a chevron pattern and monogram, and maybe a standing monogram on the top of the cake. And she could come by at 1pm today to get it if that would work.(I think she called about 9:30.) People really have no idea.

But it sounds so simple!

kikiandkyle Posted 26 Jun 2013 , 2:55pm

AI don't sell my cakes, in fact I never accept a penny for them, but nobody has ever not offered to pay. I can't imagine the balls it takes to ask a virtual stranger for free cake.

costumeczar Posted 26 Jun 2013 , 4:33pm
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Originally Posted by harddo 

We all know that China is a  big exporter since it cheap and fine. Buy

Chinese products have many channels, which directly from the online

shopping becomes very pop.You only online and choose a wide range of

products. They are cheap since it liminate the middleman fees earned.

Spam much? I enjoy liminating cheap and fine middleman fees earned as much as the next person, but you suck.

cakealicious7 Posted 26 Jun 2013 , 4:57pm

ALooool!

jenmat Posted 26 Jun 2013 , 5:02pm

The 2 scariest words in the cake decorator's book : "Something simple".

 

Especially when it is paired with "For this weekend."

 

Every time I feel "nice" and say yes to their "something simple" request I get burned. Bad.

 

Had a lady want a "something simple" cake for a Saturday and it was a Friday afternoon. I happened to have a sheet on hand so I said "sure, what would you like me to write on it?"

The response, "well, I'd like to call you to discuss design options. My daughter loves Ace of Cakes and I'd really like something over the top."

 

How the H%&& did "something simple" turn into "over the top" so fast?!!!

 

Needless to say, I shut that down real fast. She said she'd contact me again in fall for her son's bday. Um yeah, you go ahead and do that.

MissMona Posted 26 Jun 2013 , 5:08pm

WOW.  That's crazy.  I had one contact me at 12:30 Saturday asking for one on Monday.  At first I was open to it, I had another delivery at 5pm and thought I could shop and bake on Saturday, still take Sunday off and put it all together on Monday before class.  Well, she didn't know what she wanted it to look like so she said, Let me look on Pinterest.  24 1/2 hours later I start getting photos and messages with details about the colors and design.  1PM SUNDAY!!!  I said, I'm sorry, it's too late. What are ya' gonna do?  Ya' know?  

Carrie789 Posted 26 Jun 2013 , 9:11pm

Cakefat, I would think both are correct, plus totally self-absorbed. :)

Lucky6 Posted 26 Jun 2013 , 9:29pm
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Spam much? I enjoy liminating cheap and fine middleman fees earned as much as the next person, but you suck.

Lol Flagged!!!

HELLOsamii Posted 27 Jun 2013 , 3:04am
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You should have told her sure...and tell her that there is about a $500 rush fee.j/k! How long does she think it takes to bake a cake? I mean, the cakes would probably be cool enough to ice around noon depending on when you started...

 

When I worked in the GS bakery, next day orders were not uncommon. But they still made me soo mad. You can only imagine how same day orders made me feel! Does your child really mean that little to you that you forget about their birthday coming up and you need a cake? (This is not directed at anyone but customers who I have dealt with who self admittedly have children for the money that they get...but let's not open that can of worms.)

I work at a WM bakery. All I get is last minute orders and "Can I have a cake in an hour or 15 minutes?"  My favorite is when they come in 10 minutes before I leave and want a cake an hour or two before I get there.   -______- 

 

How do you forget the birth of your child? I've been thinking about what to do for my daughters birthday before she was born. 

indydebi Posted 27 Jun 2013 , 4:25am
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How do you forget the birth of your child? I've been thinking about what to do for my daughters birthday before she was born. 

Both of my grandchildren (brother/sister) have May birthdays.  Around February, we start planning their special cake. They tell me their friends look forward to seeing what kind of cake their gramma makes every year.  But yeah ..... parents only have a whole year to know their kid's birthday is coming up!  (big sigh!!)

 

And for those who wanted a "simple" cake from me?  I honest to God would hold up my hand in their face and say, "Stop right there.  Let's define what YOU call 'simple'."

 

(p.s.  Loved the salt-in-the-icing story to stop them from sucking the end of the bag!!  Hilarious!!!)

Crazy-Gray Posted 27 Jun 2013 , 8:39am
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Just got a phone call from someone who wanted to know if I could do a birthday cake for her daughter for tomorrow. Said that it could be something simple, two tiers with a chevron pattern and monogram, and maybe a standing monogram on the top of the cake. And she could come by at 1pm today to get it if that would work.(I think she called about 9:30.) People really have no idea.

 

Ok did you send some strange telepathic vibes to my customers lol??? I opened my email this morning to one sent at 11.27pm last night asking me for a cake for today! Only a 3D xbox with a controller on top... but it's ok as she said "I will pay a little extra if possible".

Although funny story; one of the first cakes I ever made for a customer was for a fella who was desperate as he'd forgotten his girlfriends birthday the next day; so I worked late and made him something simple... now every flippin' year he calls me the day before her birthday "I forgot again!"; I've started keeping a wee 7" in the freezer ready for his March 13th call!! lol

MissMona Posted 27 Jun 2013 , 9:32pm

How about having a wedding booked since Jan and find out on thursday after 4pm, that the wedding you've booked for the 28th (friday) is actually on the 29th (saturday)?  I went back to our original emails and yes, she did ask for the 28th.....

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 27 Jun 2013 , 9:55pm
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How about having a wedding booked since Jan and find out on thursday after 4pm, that the wedding you've booked for the 28th (friday) is actually on the 29th (saturday)?  I went back to our original emails and yes, she did ask for the 28th.....

Not especially good, but better that than the other way around!

MissMona Posted 27 Jun 2013 , 10:42pm

I thought the same thing!!!  :)  I am very grateful it wasn't the other way around.....but still.....

tesso Posted 28 Jun 2013 , 10:37pm
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Originally Posted by Nixs247 

lol.. this is what happened a few weeks ago.

 

Customer: I need a 2-3 Tier Wedding Cake

Me: So will that be a 2 Tier or 3 Tier Cake?

Customer: hmmm....3 Tier 

Me: Ok, so can you advise me of the Bride & Grooms Colour Theme

Customer: The Groom is Black and his Bride is White!!!

this made me tinkle on myself... OMG  too funny

LoveMeSomeCake615 Posted 29 Jun 2013 , 2:06am
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Originally Posted by costumeczar 

Just got a phone call from someone who wanted to know if I could do a birthday cake for her daughter for tomorrow. Said that it could be something simple, two tiers with a chevron pattern and monogram, and maybe a standing monogram on the top of the cake. And she could come by at 1pm today to get it if that would work.(I think she called about 9:30.) People really have no idea.

OMG, chevron! People always think that's so "simple" to do on a cake, and it's a pain in the butt! 

MissMona Posted 29 Jun 2013 , 5:37am
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OMG, chevron! People always think that's so "simple" to do on a cake, and it's a pain in the butt! 

And please tell me how you do it in buttercream????  Seems to me, even if you did, by the time you got it on, it would be "fondant covered"!!!  I was so frustrated recently by a new customer that refused to allow me to do it in fondant because buttercream is cheaper!!!!!!  I didn't do it.  icon_confused.gif

angelbutler Posted 29 Jun 2013 , 7:29am

AThe "not too sweet" drives me nuts, but to compensate, I make the cake and filling with less sugar, but leave the buttercream or ganache as is....I need a good surface to work on or hold my fondant up, so that's the way it is ....

costumeczar Posted 29 Jun 2013 , 11:25am
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Originally Posted by MissMona 

And please tell me how you do it in buttercream????  Seems to me, even if you did, by the time you got it on, it would be "fondant covered"!!!  I was so frustrated recently by a new customer that refused to allow me to do it in fondant because buttercream is cheaper!!!!!!  I didn't do it.  icon_confused.gif

I could do it in buttercream icon_wink.gif But it wouldn't be cheaper once you take the time to do it right. I don't know why anyone wants Charlie Brown's shirt on their cake anyway, it's a stupid pattern.

LoveMeSomeCake615 Posted 29 Jun 2013 , 4:22pm
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 I don't know why anyone wants Charlie Brown's shirt on their cake anyway, it's a stupid pattern.

Hahaha! I actually like chevron on a cake, I think it can look really nice. But I don't like how everyone wants it and no one wants to pay for it! icon_wink.gif

JWinslow Posted 29 Jun 2013 , 4:27pm
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Originally Posted by costumeczar 

I could do it in buttercream icon_wink.gif But it wouldn't be cheaper once you take the time to do it right. I don't know why anyone wants Charlie Brown's shirt on their cake anyway, it's a stupid pattern.

Hahaha!  Now, every time I see the chevron pattern, I will think of Charlie Brown.........

Carrie789 Posted 29 Jun 2013 , 5:13pm

Now, I am curious. How would you do a chevron pattern in buttercream? If you can pipe it, I am in awe of your steady hands.

jenmat Posted 29 Jun 2013 , 5:28pm
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Originally Posted by costumeczar 

I could do it in buttercream icon_wink.gif But it wouldn't be cheaper once you take the time to do it right. I don't know why anyone wants Charlie Brown's shirt on their cake anyway, it's a stupid pattern.

I am in the no chevron camp too. I even admitted it to my cake friends. They were horrified......

costumeczar Posted 29 Jun 2013 , 7:25pm
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Originally Posted by Carrie789 

Now, I am curious. How would you do a chevron pattern in buttercream? If you can pipe it, I am in awe of your steady hands.

I could pipe it but it would be easier to do a couple other ways. Buttercream transfer would be easiest. But still a pain in the hiney.

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