things NOT to ask/say to a baker!

Decorating By step0nmi Updated 11 Jan 2016 , 1:15am by Apti

colieoh Posted 26 Sep 2013 , 12:22am
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ASmash cakes if it's not a first birthday or a few cupcakes. :D

BatterUpCake Posted 26 Sep 2013 , 1:25am
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Wow...I hadn't finished reading her post. People don't realize the time involved. If everyone could do it then everyone would.....

kikiandkyle Posted 26 Sep 2013 , 1:44am
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AI would have said 'feel free to have a go at it and let me know what I'm doing wrong'.

colieoh Posted 26 Sep 2013 , 1:51am
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Original message sent by smittyditty

This is where I would say "Well I thought that's why you're ordering from me..because you can't make one of my cakes in a day? correct me if I'm wrong ...Do you decorate too?" Act really dumb founded it adds to the innocence of the question rather than the pissed off they are an idiot response..:sssh:

I was nice about it, I just told her I was sorry I couldn't accommodate her that particular day and that tiered cakes could be a process that takes several days to bake, construct and decorate.

glassfish Posted 1 Oct 2013 , 12:35am
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I frequently get people who don't like fondant and tend to make rude remarks about it.  My response is always the same, "most people who don't like the fondant just peel it back and eat the cake inside.  It doesn't change the flavor of the cake but does tend to keep it more moist."

BatterUpCake Posted 1 Oct 2013 , 3:09am
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In my experience people who complain about fondant have never tried a premium brand or homemade

liz at sugar Posted 1 Oct 2013 , 3:13am
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I think homemade tastes just as terrible as the cheap stuff.  But most of all, I'm not a fan of the texture. :( 



smittyditty Posted 1 Oct 2013 , 3:20am
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Can someone give me the link to that awesome blog that had like the Top 10 things not to say to your baker?

OR it was something like the correction to the top 10 things wrong with The Knots list. Can't find it and google and search on

here only brings up this thread. It was so good I want to post it to my personal FB for one of my friends and all future friends ordering from me!

They think I'm so mean because I say no and don't give free cake. Booo Lady tonight "Keeps saying so and so doesn't even like cake"

Then why are you ordering from me?  "Your cake is just a focal point we won't serve it" Then I'm not making it.

vgcea Posted 1 Oct 2013 , 4:30am
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AI LOVE this thread!

cazza1 Posted 1 Oct 2013 , 10:15am
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Congratulated a friend on his impending marriage the other day and he asked me (tongue in cheek) if I knew a good cake decorator.  The look on his face was priceless when I responded that I knew quite a few and would look up their phone numbers for him when I went home.

I will most likely do this cake as a wedding present as I will have fairly free range but he was left speechless.

DebbyJG Posted 2 Oct 2013 , 6:13pm
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AGot a new one today! A voice mail request this morning, asking for a 90th birthday cake. This lady knew what she was asking for, because she was very specific on flavors, design elements, specified single tier only, etc., (most people if they are clueless use the words "1 layer" when they mean "one tier", so I knew she wasn't completely out of it.) And then she said she was looking for at to be a round 24 inch cake.

24 inches. Single tier. Did I mention I want round? Not a sheet cake style.

What the what?? Even if I could find a split round pan to make that, I'm fairly certain that a 24 inch cake, on a board a bit wider, would not fit through my door.

Unfortunately I'm already booked for that date, sorry.

ETA: the lady calling was not the 90 year old, but someone younger planning the party. So no, I can't give this one a sweet old lady pass. :)

BatterUpCake Posted 2 Oct 2013 , 6:21pm
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This morning before I left for the restaurant my roommate crawled out of bed around 9 and said "Would you mind not taking naps during the day so you won't get up so early?"


Yes that's what I do all day lay around napping..except when the pool boy is feeding me grapes of course., I got up at 4 so I could start getting things ready and do chores before going to work.

SweetCarolines Posted 2 Oct 2013 , 8:52pm
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Person: Don't trust a skinny baker hAHAHAHAah!1


Me: hAHAHAHAHAHA!! *clutches knife*

cakealicious7 Posted 2 Oct 2013 , 9:12pm
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Original message sent by SweetCarolines

Person: Don't trust a skinny baker hAHAHAHAah!1

Me: hAHAHAHAHAHA!! *clutches knife*

Loool!!! Yep, i'd probably have the same reaction!

SpeciallyYours Posted 3 Oct 2013 , 4:57pm
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hbquikcomjamesl Posted 3 Oct 2013 , 10:34pm
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ARe:getting a cake through a doorway

Standard U.S. doorways are, if I remember right, 30-36 inches wide.

And it sounds like it could certainly be made by splicing and trimming sheet cakes.

Of course, every cake I've ever baked has been single-tiet, single-layer, and a good deal smaller.

smittyditty Posted 4 Oct 2013 , 1:26am
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Hello!!! I was just wondering how you price's are? Do you price by slice or per cake? I have been looking for someone to do my wedding & grooms cake! Thank you for your time!!



just got this by cake..

morganchampagne Posted 4 Oct 2013 , 4:51am
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Original message sent by IAmPamCakes

This isn't cake related, but baking related. I was working a farmer's market yesterday, and a lady came up to the booth looking at the gluten free stuff. She asked, "Is this wheat free?" I said, "It's gluten free, so yes, everything is wheat free. Wheat is where gluten comes from." She looks at me like I just landed in a UFO, and said, "But is it wheat free?" Me -"Yes." Her - "Because I know you can add gluten to stuff anyway. But this is all wheat free?" I just stood there, with no words.

This makes me want to curse. HOW MANY WAYS ARE THERE TO SAY IT!!!!!!!! [B]ITS WHEAT FREE[/B]

bakermhoi Posted 4 Oct 2013 , 7:41am
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This thread is an awesome find! I should have found this earlier. :)



Here's my story:

someone asked me to make a carrot cake with a cream cheese frosting on it.

but the catch is, i have to etch/sculpt some writing on it.

it sounds crazy, but i did it anyway.

i was challenged enough and thought it was fun.



at the end of the day, i thought if the client was crazy or if i was the crazier one, accepting his terms.

i charged a little bit more for the effort.

well, at least they said it was delicious. :D

kikiandkyle Posted 4 Oct 2013 , 12:48pm
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ABy the crumb.

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