things NOT to ask/say to a baker!

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

howsweet Posted 11 Nov 2013 , 4:15pm
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ANow that takes the cake.

IowaBaker Posted 11 Nov 2013 , 6:20pm
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Maybe you should LEAVE a horse's head CAKE in her bed! Just a small one, nothing fancy. :twisted:



savannahquinn Posted 11 Nov 2013 , 8:18pm
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Originally Posted by IowaBaker 


SweetT14 Posted 11 Nov 2013 , 9:00pm
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3 years ago I called a local bakery inquiring about a birthday cake for my daughter's 14th birthday.  I had just started getting into watching all the cake shows on TV and thought it would be really special to get a small tiered cake.  So I asked the bakery about a small 2 tiered cake, "something basic that would only feed 8-10 people" .  Obviously I had no idea about caking.  The lovely lady on he phone was so nice, she said they didn't do anything that small and suggested that I call the grocery chains to see if they do mini cakes or to look at craft stores for mini cake pans.  Bless her heart.  Now that I know what I know about cake decorating I can just imagine what went through this lady's mind over the phone!  Hmmm, maybe she put me on this thread 3 years ago!

I ended up doing lots of research and made my daughters birthday cake myself.  WHOA!! Tons of work and tons of time!  :shock:

1st cake decorating endeavor for my daughters 13th birthday

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 11 Nov 2013 , 9:33pm
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Of course, instead of a horse's head cake, you could do a cake with another portion of the horse's anatomy.

bubs1stbirthday Posted 12 Nov 2013 , 3:08am
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Ha ha look what just popped up in my face book newsfeed http:// www. buzzfeed. com/ hunterschwarz/why-moist-is-the-worst-word-ever-6zgv copy and paste then remove the spaces in the link.

MBalaska Posted 12 Nov 2013 , 3:15am
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bubs1stbirthday:  that was funny  "super moist  not dry"  :D

dukeswalker Posted 12 Nov 2013 , 4:34am
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too funny!!

theicingartist Posted 12 Nov 2013 , 6:22am
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"how much do you charge for your cakes?"

well.. hmm.. that kind of depends on EVERYTHING lol

really? they cant give us anything more to go on?

810whitechoc Posted 12 Nov 2013 , 10:27am
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Too funny

810whitechoc Posted 12 Nov 2013 , 10:34am
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Customer: I would like to order an apple pie please

Staff: I'm sorry we don't make apple pies

Customer: You don't understand, this is a special order, I would like an apple pie please

Staff: Um, I'm sorry we don't make apple pies

Customer: Yes I know you don't make apple pies, but this is a special order, I would like an apple pie

Staff: We make speciality cakes we don't make apple pies

Customer, cranky: Well you haven't been much help, I will get someone else to make it

Staff after she had hung up the phone: Yes, go to someone else WHO MAKES APPLE PIES

cazza1 Posted 12 Nov 2013 , 12:39pm
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Ha, but will the apple pie be moist?

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 12 Nov 2013 , 4:38pm
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I've said this before: when I provide a cake for the Leland Award festivities at the Printing Museum, it's so that (1) I can "own" a piece of the award, and share it with my fellow docents, and (2) I can gain experience with an edible printing vendor before I'm putting their work on my own birthday cake.


Nobody asks me to do it, but everybody seems to appreciate it, even if it is just a 9x13 sheet cake, served "family style" in-pan.

MimiFix Posted 12 Nov 2013 , 5:39pm
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When I had a retail bakery everyone assumed I would bring a dessert to every party, meeting, or gathering. If it was a potluck, I was also expected to bring a meal-type item since I was "cheating" if I only brought a sweet dessert. It took me a year before I started declining all invitations.

810whitechoc Posted 13 Nov 2013 , 12:36pm
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Originally Posted by cazza1 

Ha, but will the apple pie be moist?


kblickster Posted 15 Nov 2013 , 8:56pm
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I had 3 cake tastings scheduled for Saturday.


One bride texts me last week that she has decided her budget will only allow her to purchase cupcakes and that she is just going to get them at Costco.  Whew!!!!  Glad I didn't waste my time on her.


Yesterday, bride 2 calls and asks if she can reschedule and tells me that Sunday would work great for her.  I tell her that Sunday is not good for me and that I have another tasting date in December.  She doesn't want to wait until December to make her decision and asks if I do them at night and that M-T-Th are good for her after 7:00pm.  I'm thinking this chick has some nerve and I tell her as politely as I can that I don't work nights either.  She then proceeds to tell me that she just doesn't know what to do.  She says her mother can come on Saturday, but she wants to pick out her own wedding cake.  She goes on and on begging.  I was starting to feel sorry for her when she let's it slip why she can't be there.......She's got tickets to a freaking ballgame!


Fortunately my business brain kicked in before I told her what I really thought.  I agreed to do the tasting on Sunday for an additional fee.


Jumping on that she says, "Mommy will pay whatever you charge".  I threw out a number that would make most people run for the hills.  She dropped me off a check this morning.

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