Things Not To Ask/say To A Baker!

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BatterUpCake Posted 3 Aug 2013 , 1:35pm
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That is quite possibly my biggest pet peeve is how everyone has a sense of entitlement.  I'm sorry, I do not just give things away for a person to just exist! If you want something from me, work for it, pay me for it, we can figure something out but this baker/lady does not tolerate a sense of entitlement and I will be happy to tell you that.

That's our society...it starts in school. Everybody gets a trophy just for participating then the govt fosters it as they grow. The "kids" we have been getting in the Navy the last several years are horrid to deal with. They all want something for nothing then when they don't get it they yell discrimination, favoritsim, soso talked mean to me and we have to go give them big hugs (exaggeration a lil) and the leadership has to have sensitivity training. No way this country can survive if we keep going in this direction. There will be all takers and no producers. Sorry...that's my rant for the day

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 3 Aug 2013 , 1:58pm
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I must point out that there is a big difference between legitimate entitlements and entitlement mentalities, all extremism, left or right, stems from the latter.


But let's talk about cakes.

mollineau Posted 3 Aug 2013 , 2:45pm
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Ha ha my son Godmother I made a cake for her new recipe I call her to ask her how was it I like to get feed back on new recipe and she toll me that the cake was really good but needed more sugar and the frosting was too sweet ha ha ha !icon_lol.gif

leonilyn Posted 3 Aug 2013 , 3:09pm
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can you bake 50 cupcakes for me? tell me how much it would cost me for the ingredients then I owe you the labor and pay it when I have the money. hell no!

BatterUpCake Posted 3 Aug 2013 , 3:23pm
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can you bake 50 cupcakes for me? tell me how much it would cost me for the ingredients then I owe you the labor and pay it when I have the money. hell no!

Sounds like a god deal. What could go wrong?

leonilyn Posted 3 Aug 2013 , 3:27pm
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Sounds like a god deal. What could go wrong?

she is known of not paying what is due to her.. I hope my English is right here.. :)

BatterUpCake Posted 3 Aug 2013 , 3:32pm
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yes...that was sarcasm. Probably did not translate well icon_wink.gif

leonilyn Posted 3 Aug 2013 , 3:37pm
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yes...that was sarcasm. Probably did not translate well icon_wink.gif

she want me to bake 50 cupcakes.. then she will give the money equivalent to the cost of the ingredients. Then, my professional fee or labor or baker's fee would  be paid later when she have the money. that would be a month or so. I don't find it a good deal? do you think I can take the order and collect 50% instead then the other 50% would be payable after a month? :)

as you wish Posted 3 Aug 2013 , 3:43pm
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yes...that was sarcasm. Probably did not translate well icon_wink.gif

Well, I thought it was funny! (Rest assured that at least one person out there gets your humour. :))

BatterUpCake Posted 3 Aug 2013 , 3:51pm
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Originally Posted by leonilyn 

she want me to bake 50 cupcakes.. then she will give the money equivalent to the cost of the ingredients. Then, my professional fee or labor or baker's fee would  be paid later when she have the money. that would be a month or so. I don't find it a good deal? do you think I can take the order and collect 50% instead then the other 50% would be payable after a month? :)

no...you take50% when the order is placed the the other 50% at pick up. You don't want to get the reputation as a pushover. No regular business would do that. You have to operate as a real business or no one will take you seriously. You don't need customers like that. Ask her if she would work to be paid whenever her boss "comes up with the money"? HECK NO!!

leonilyn Posted 3 Aug 2013 , 4:42pm
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no...you take50% when the order is placed the the other 50% at pick up. You don't want to get the reputation as a pushover. No regular business would do that. You have to operate as a real business or no one will take you seriously. You don't need customers like that. Ask her if she would work to be paid whenever her boss "comes up with the money"? HECK NO!!

Thank you.. I will not accept the order..

Hoosier Mama Posted 3 Aug 2013 , 5:56pm
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I've had similar conversations with folks who want to come and watch me work so they can learn to decorate cookies like I do!

SpeciallyYours Posted 3 Aug 2013 , 6:04pm
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Omg Anna that sounds incredible. Can you send them to Canada? I only need 2 though. At a reasonable price please :p

ROFLMAO Too funny! What say you, Anna!?!?!? :D

SpeciallyYours Posted 3 Aug 2013 , 6:08pm
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Well, they'll take the one for 16 people, but they only have 4 people coming, so they'll only need to pay you for 4 servings. Same for the cupcakes.

8O :-o :duh:

SpeciallyYours Posted 3 Aug 2013 , 6:16pm
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I've had similar conversations with folks who want to come and watch me work so they can learn to decorate cookies like I do!

I'd just tell them "ok", but it will be $$$$ (my choice) for the class, depending on the season, and they would have to supply their own cookies and decorating materials. I would be "very happy to supply a supplies list")!! And I would pick the day(s) for the class. No problem!

BatterUpCake Posted 3 Aug 2013 , 6:17pm
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I've had similar conversations with folks who want to come and watch me work so they can learn to decorate cookies like I do!

sell them a tutorial DVD for $100

kaylawaylalayla Posted 3 Aug 2013 , 10:15pm
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I must point out that there is a big difference between legitimate entitlements and entitlement mentalities, [B]all[/B] extremism, left [I]or right,[/I] stems from the latter.

But let's talk about cakes.

I love you.

Annabakescakes Posted 3 Aug 2013 , 10:42pm
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Originally Posted by jennicake 

Omg Anna that sounds incredible. Can you send them to Canada? I only need 2 though. At a reasonable price please :p

ROFLMAO Too funny! What say you, Anna!?!?!? icon_biggrin.gif

I would be happy to send cupcakes to everyone, for whatever the going rate is ;-) What does Magnolia do them for?  for 6 for 24? Plus $45 for shipping? I would sell 6 cupcakes for $70 all day, lol!

Annabakescakes Posted 3 Aug 2013 , 10:49pm
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Well, now I feel bad, since he just ordered the 16 serving cake and a dozen cupcakes, lol!

Aw, don't worry about it. He was just clued in by you. Probably did him a favor.

He is the new boyfriend of a longstanding client who is recently divorced, and the cake is for her, so I guess he doesn't want to look like a cheap skate, lol. 

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He'll thank you for it when he has all that yummy cake to eat and only 3 others to share it with!

HAHA! Oh yeah! 

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Originally Posted by BatterUpCake 

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Originally Posted by thelittlecakery 

That is quite possibly my biggest pet peeve is how everyone has a sense of entitlement.  I'm sorry, I do not just give things away for a person to just exist! If you want something from me, work for it, pay me for it, we can figure something out but this baker/lady does not tolerate a sense of entitlement and I will be happy to tell you that.

That's our society...it starts in school. Everybody gets a trophy just for participating then the govt fosters it as they grow. The "kids" we have been getting in the Navy the last several years are horrid to deal with. They all want something for nothing then when they don't get it they yell discrimination, favoritsim, soso talked mean to me and we have to go give them big hugs (exaggeration a lil) and the leadership has to have sensitivity training. No way this country can survive if we keep going in this direction. There will be all takers and no producers. Sorry...that's my rant for the day

I agree!

as you wish Posted 3 Aug 2013 , 10:49pm
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I would be happy to send cupcakes to everyone, for whatever the going rate is ;-) What does Magnolia do them for?  for 6 for 24? Plus $45 for shipping? I would sell 6 cupcakes for $70 all day, lol!

LOL! At $140/dozen I just might get over my hatred of making cupcakes!

manddi Posted 3 Aug 2013 , 11:13pm
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Well, I thought it was funny! (Rest assured that at least one person out there gets your humour. :))

Ditto ;)

BatterUpCake Posted 3 Aug 2013 , 11:20pm
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Originally Posted by Annabakescakes 

I would be happy to send cupcakes to everyone, for whatever the going rate is ;-) What does Magnolia do them for?  for 6 for 24? Plus $45 for shipping? I would sell 6 cupcakes for $70 all day, lol!

I will take 1/4 of a cupcake pleeeeeze...icon_biggrin.gif

kikiandkyle Posted 4 Aug 2013 , 1:51am
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That's our society...it starts in school. Everybody gets a trophy just for participating then the govt fosters it as they grow. The "kids" we have been getting in the Navy the last several years are horrid to deal with. They all want something for nothing then when they don't get it they yell discrimination, favoritsim, soso talked mean to me and we have to go give them big hugs (exaggeration a lil) and the leadership has to have sensitivity training. No way this country can survive if we keep going in this direction. There will be all takers and no producers. Sorry...that's my rant for the day

Rest assured that we are not all raising kids like this. No matter who is in office.

BatterUpCake Posted 4 Aug 2013 , 2:00am
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Was just discussing this same thing literally seconds ago with a dear friend. Specifically discussing my 26 yo renter and how I don't think  she knows she is rude...but this is a cake site and I will keep my opinions about the degradation of civilized society to my FB page where no one listens to me either! lol

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 4 Aug 2013 , 2:40am
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Originally Posted by BatterUpCake 
Ask her if she would work to be paid whenever her boss "comes up with the money"? HECK NO!!

Actually, I have worked to be paid when my boss came up with the money. Of course, when I did so, I was working a video crew for my best friend. And on other occasions, again working video crews for my best friend, I've refused any pay, both for cases in which his financial hardship was extreme, and for cases when I felt that my job performance failed to measure up to my own standards. (And I spend most of my Saturdays docenting at the International Printing Museum, in Carson, CA, for nothing more than getting unfettered access to graphic arts equipment for personal projects.


But those are cases in which I'm working for my best friend, or I chose, on my own initiative, to become a museum docent.

BatterUpCake Posted 4 Aug 2013 , 10:47am
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that doesn't seem to be the case here.

costumeczar Posted 4 Aug 2013 , 11:19am
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no...you take50% when the order is placed the the other 50% at pick up. You don't want to get the reputation as a pushover. No regular business would do that. You have to operate as a real business or no one will take you seriously. You don't need customers like that. Ask her if she would work to be paid whenever her boss "comes up with the money"? HECK NO!!

I wouldn't even do that. My orders have to be paid in full at least three weeks before for wedding cakes. For smaller things I still make them pay in advance. I find that when people pay anything at delivery they tend to forget to pick things up, and I end up stuck with something I don't need. If you order custom furniture they make you pay in full when the order is placed, so why should we be different? custom anything makes it pretty much impossible to transfer that specific item to someone else, so pay in advance or you don't get it.

MBalaska Posted 4 Aug 2013 , 11:26am
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Originally Posted by BatterUpCake 

That's our society...it starts in school. Everybody gets a trophy just for participating then the govt fosters it as they grow. The "kids" we have been getting in the Navy the last several years are horrid to deal with. They all want something for nothing then when they don't get it they yell discrimination, favoritsim, soso talked mean to me and we have to go give them big hugs (exaggeration a lil) and the leadership has to have sensitivity training. No way this country can survive if we keep going in this direction. There will be all takers and no producers. Sorry...that's my rant for the day

Rest assured that we are not all raising kids like this. No matter who is in office.

You guys ROCK!  I was just happy to find a website with other people who bake, and learn from them.  There is no one in this small town that I know who bakes the way I do. To read your comments is inspiring and hopeful, and a very nice bonus discovery.

My experience with the young employees was unbearable and disturbing. I'd be working non-stop for hours and they'd be visiting in the break rooms: because they were all entitled to a free easy paycheck.

I have sworn to always bake as a hobby, and never ever as a job.  Too many people with Champagne taste and Kool-Aid pocket books, and bad attitudes to boot.

cazza1 Posted 4 Aug 2013 , 11:58am
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The unfortunate thing about young ones with a sense of entitlement is that they were brought up that way by their parents.  Usually too spoilt and never having to wait or go without un-necessities.

kikiandkyle Posted 4 Aug 2013 , 12:28pm
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AThat has been my experience too. I've also met and worked with many of said parents, thinking the world owes you a living isn't restricted to young people.

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