Things Not To Ask/say To A Baker!

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Shona-Kay Posted 27 Mar 2014 , 3:02pm
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AI don't understand the Last part of what you wrote

me_me1 Posted 28 Mar 2014 , 2:37am
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Shona-Kay, I think mollineau is saying that when she went to the beach party the following year held by the same people, they had store bought cake again but once the host of the beach party tasted mollineau's cake they didn't want to share the lovely cake with the other party-goers, they wanted to keep it all for themselves.  And that lovely feeling was what started mollineau's cake hobby!   At least, that's the impression I got!

mcaulir Posted 28 Mar 2014 , 6:30am
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Originally Posted by ugcjill 
 

I want to play too... :)

 

For years, people sheepishly say to me, "Well, this cake is from the grocery store, so you probably won't like it."

 

This does get on my nerves. I am not, nor have ever been, a cake snob. And I've never acted like one, either, so I don't know where it comes from.

 

I will never go to your casual birthday party and turn my nose up at what you are generously offering me. I will never mock a cake, and in fact I want a big 'ol piece of that, thank you very much. And the leftovers, too if you're giving it out. I'll eat it right out of the tupperware with a fork. In my pajamas. That night.

 

Yes, I make fancy cakes. But me and regular sweets - we're best buds.

 

I usually don't eat supermarket cake, but I certainly don't make a fuss about it, or criticize people's efforts at decorating their kid's birthday cake. But, like you, people are always saying things like, 'It's not as good as you can do...'

 

How are you supposed to answer that?

 

I assume,  'No, of course not, you don't have hundreds, probably thousands, of dollars' worth of specialised equipment, and made hundreds of cakes as practice. I'd be stunned if it was,' isn't OK.

cazza1 Posted 28 Mar 2014 , 7:26am
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I'm a cake snob.  It's an extremely rare occasion when I will eat bought cake.  I detest the texture and the quite often chemical taste and everyone at work knows it.  Having said that if someone tries to make one from scratch then I will always try it.......and believe me there have been some shockers and I just don't comment.

mollineau Posted 28 Mar 2014 , 1:44pm
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Thank you very much I am from the Islands and sometimes I express myself the way I speak at home ;-D

mollineau Posted 28 Mar 2014 , 1:52pm
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Am sorry if I said something to offend. but I want to say that when I got sick from that store cake I didn't say anything to the party owner. instead I made a cake because the kids got sick.

ugcjill Posted 28 Mar 2014 , 5:24pm
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I guess, maybe, I'm all alone with this. "Things not to say to THIS baker..."? :) I love fancy food of all kinds, but hotdogs, or cheap beer, or fast food french fries, or a supersweet grocery store cake. Mmmmm. I'm always up for that.

 

Ok. Never mind me, I'll be here quietly munching on anything that can't get away.

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 28 Mar 2014 , 10:31pm
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Hmm. I'm not merely a picky eater; I'm The Ur-Picky Eater. The standard by which pickiness is defined. And I don't care for mint or citrus, and I don't eat chocolate at all. And (probably unlike anybody else here) I prefer a dense, candy-like, hand-blended cold-process buttercream to any whipped, hot-process, or meringue buttercreams.

 

But for all that, I don't have any problems with cakes from the grocer, or from Costco. (And my objection to cakes from Wal-Mart is to Wal-Mart itself, for the way they abuse suppliers, competitors, employees, and the small towns they choose to inflict themselves upon, rather than to anything specific to their cakes.)

Shona-Kay Posted 28 Mar 2014 , 11:41pm
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AThanks me_me. And I'm from an island too millineu but I know for sure it's a different one. Lol

MyFairDiva Posted 29 Mar 2014 , 12:28am
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Original message sent by ugcjill

I guess, maybe, I'm all alone with this. "Things not to say to THIS baker..."? :)  I love fancy food of all kinds, but hotdogs, or cheap beer, or fast food french fries, or a supersweet grocery store cake. Mmmmm. I'm always up for that.

Ok. Never mind me, I'll be here quietly munching on anything that can't get away.

I'm with ya :D me and sugar are best buds. Can't call myself a cake snob, at least where I live there's plenty of cake varieties, and I luv 'em all! Ok not all. But most :P

sbonham Posted 31 Mar 2014 , 10:14pm
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I have met very few cakes I didn't like. Once in awhile I come across a poor cake with frosting or fondant that is disagreeable, but the cake itself is lovely. I wouldn't consider myself picky, but I am not happy about eating poorly prepared food of any kind:judge: Food Court is now in session hehehehehehehe. 

j92383 Posted 2 Apr 2014 , 5:28am
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I'm definitely a cake snob. That's why I started baking in the first place so I could get something of quality to eat after our family baker retired. But I don't go around insulting cake that's offered to me at parties and etc. I just say no thank you I'm full.

 

Every once in a while I get someone who won't take no for an answer. In those cases I just take the cake home and toss it. Their feelings aren't hurt and I don't have to eat supermarket cake.

 

Now if the cake comes from an actual bakery I'll try a small piece if I like it I just ask for seconds if I don't I'm not stuck with a huge hunk of cake. 

810whitechoc Posted 2 Apr 2014 , 9:07am
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Ok. Never mind me, I'll be here quietly munching on anything that can't get away.

hahahaha over here munching away too.

emarcomd Posted 6 Apr 2014 , 6:32am
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I'm a newbie hobby baker that just bakes for friends.  But I'm procrastinating walking the dog by reading this thread and...

 

..I can't believe people really say this stuff.  To your face, no less!  How do you not attack them?  Especially with all those sharp objects at hand?

 

So, from what I'm reading, if customers treated *other* professionals the way the treat bakers, it'd go something like this:

 

 

TO SURGEON:  "So, I need my appendix out, but I'm on a really tight budget.  Could I just, you know, call you?  And you can tell me how to do it?"

 

 

TO CHEF: "Can you make the fish less amphibian?"

 

 

TO PHOTOGRAPHER:  "Well, we'd like to have the full set of wedding photos taken, but we only want to be photographed from the waist up.  So that should cost less, right?"

 

 

TO HAIRDRESSER:   "Can I get a discount if I bring my own scissors?"

 

 

TO CAR DEALER:  $200,000?!?!  Why, I can get a used Ford Pinto for fifty dollars from this guy on my block!!  This Ferrari dealership is a SCAM!!

 

 

TO MAKE-UP ARTIST:  "So I've got these 4 warts on my chin and this birthmark in the shape of a pig on my cheek.  Now, I know my nose looks like the set of stairs on a front porch and then there's the matter of my cleft palate. But I really need to look like Charlize Theron this weekend.  Oh-- but the make-up has got to look light and natural.  That's key-- light and natural."

 

 

TO DRESSMAKER:  "I read in a magazine that the dress will be cheaper if I wheel a mannequin down the aisle and then I just wear sweatpants."

 

 

TO VINTNER: "I need a fine French wine for my dinner party on Friday night.  Here, I brought the grapes."

 

 

TO SUSHI CHEF:  "You mean to tell me those sushi samples in your shop window that have been there for 8 months are not actually made from fresh raw sushi-grade fish?!?  Well then, I'm no longer impressed."   

 

 

TO EXORCIST:   "We really think you're great, and we know that you cast out the ancient Assyro-Banylonian demigod Pazuzu from the soul of a local little girl. But my cousin does tarot card readings at bachelorette parties, so I'm going to give her a chance to do it.  If she doesn't work out then I'll totally call you." 

 

 

TO DENTIST:   "Yeah, I usually do these root canals myself, but I'm just too busy this time."

 

 

TO TAILOR:  "We love this hand-woven Japanese Magu silk men's suit, and we want to it to look exactly like it, but we don't want to waste the money on the silk, so can you do it in polyester?"

 

 

TO PREIST:  "Well, it doesn't really matter what it is. No one really likes sermons, anyway."

 

 

TO OBSTETRICIAN:  "I've delivered with you before, so will this baby be cheaper?"

7031annie Posted 6 Apr 2014 , 6:35am
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AHahaha love it

Kimdarella Posted 6 Apr 2014 , 6:37am
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Quote:

Originally Posted by emarcomd 
 

I'm a newbie hobby baker that just bakes for friends.  But I'm procrastinating walking the dog by reading this thread and...

 

..I can't believe people really say this stuff.  To your face, no less!  How do you not attack them?  Especially with all those sharp objects at hand?

 

So, from what I'm reading, if customers treated *other* professionals the way the treat bakers, it'd go something like this:

 

<snip>

 

 

 

LOL hehehe that gave me a good laugh!!! :D

Claire138 Posted 6 Apr 2014 , 6:46am
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Spot on!

 

I heard a new one last week, a woman who has ordered from me once before called for another cake and when I gave her the price quote she tried to bargain with me telling me "but I'm going to be your best client" Going to be.....

810whitechoc Posted 6 Apr 2014 , 10:07am
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Quote:

Originally Posted by emarcomd 
 

I'm a newbie hobby baker that just bakes for friends.  But I'm procrastinating walking the dog by reading this thread and...

 

..I can't believe people really say this stuff.  To your face, no less!  How do you not attack them?  Especially with all those sharp objects at hand?

 

So, from what I'm reading, if customers treated *other* professionals the way the treat bakers, it'd go something like this:

 

 

TO SURGEON:  "So, I need my appendix out, but I'm on a really tight budget.  Could I just, you know, call you?  And you can tell me how to do it?"

 

 

TO CHEF: "Can you make the fish less amphibian?"

 

 

TO PHOTOGRAPHER:  "Well, we'd like to have the full set of wedding photos taken, but we only want to be photographed from the waist up.  So that should cost less, right?"

 

 

TO HAIRDRESSER:   "Can I get a discount if I bring my own scissors?"

 

 

TO CAR DEALER:  $200,000?!?!  Why, I can get a used Ford Pinto for fifty dollars from this guy on my block!!  This Ferrari dealership is a SCAM!!

 

 

TO MAKE-UP ARTIST:  "So I've got these 4 warts on my chin and this birthmark in the shape of a pig on my cheek.  Now, I know my nose looks like the set of stairs on a front porch and then there's the matter of my cleft palate. But I really need to look like Charlize Theron this weekend.  Oh-- but the make-up has got to look light and natural.  That's key-- light and natural."

 

 

TO DRESSMAKER:  "I read in a magazine that the dress will be cheaper if I wheel a mannequin down the aisle and then I just wear sweatpants."

 

 

TO VINTNER: "I need a fine French wine for my dinner party on Friday night.  Here, I brought the grapes."

 

 

TO SUSHI CHEF:  "You mean to tell me those sushi samples in your shop window that have been there for 8 months are not actually made from fresh raw sushi-grade fish?!?  Well then, I'm no longer impressed."   

 

 

TO EXORCIST:   "We really think you're great, and we know that you cast out the ancient Assyro-Banylonian demigod Pazuzu from the soul of a local little girl. But my cousin does tarot card readings at bachelorette parties, so I'm going to give her a chance to do it.  If she doesn't work out then I'll totally call you." 

 

 

TO DENTIST:   "Yeah, I usually do these root canals myself, but I'm just too busy this time."

 

 

TO TAILOR:  "We love this hand-woven Japanese Magu silk men's suit, and we want to it to look exactly like it, but we don't want to waste the money on the silk, so can you do it in polyester?"

 

 

TO PREIST:  "Well, it doesn't really matter what it is. No one really likes sermons, anyway."

 

 

TO OBSTETRICIAN:  "I've delivered with you before, so will this baby be cheaper?"


Hahahaha, "birthmark in the shape of a pig" was particularly appealing

indydebi Posted 6 Apr 2014 , 1:18pm
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emarcombd, that is the best I've ever read!  The kind of thing that should go on facebook with 20,000 shares!!!!!!!  LUV IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FioreCakes Posted 6 Apr 2014 , 4:47pm
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ABrilliant!!

Carrie789 Posted 6 Apr 2014 , 5:10pm
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Quote:

Originally Posted by emarcomd 
 

I'm a newbie hobby baker that just bakes for friends.  But I'm procrastinating walking the dog by reading this thread and...

 

..I can't believe people really say this stuff.  To your face, no less!  How do you not attack them?  Especially with all those sharp objects at hand?

 

So, from what I'm reading, if customers treated *other* professionals the way the treat bakers, it'd go something like this:

 

 

TO SURGEON:  "So, I need my appendix out, but I'm on a really tight budget.  Could I just, you know, call you?  And you can tell me how to do it?"

 

 

TO CHEF: "Can you make the fish less amphibian?"

 

 

TO PHOTOGRAPHER:  "Well, we'd like to have the full set of wedding photos taken, but we only want to be photographed from the waist up.  So that should cost less, right?"

 

 

TO HAIRDRESSER:   "Can I get a discount if I bring my own scissors?"

 

 

TO CAR DEALER:  $200,000?!?!  Why, I can get a used Ford Pinto for fifty dollars from this guy on my block!!  This Ferrari dealership is a SCAM!!

 

 

TO MAKE-UP ARTIST:  "So I've got these 4 warts on my chin and this birthmark in the shape of a pig on my cheek.  Now, I know my nose looks like the set of stairs on a front porch and then there's the matter of my cleft palate. But I really need to look like Charlize Theron this weekend.  Oh-- but the make-up has got to look light and natural.  That's key-- light and natural."

 

 

TO DRESSMAKER:  "I read in a magazine that the dress will be cheaper if I wheel a mannequin down the aisle and then I just wear sweatpants."

 

 

TO VINTNER: "I need a fine French wine for my dinner party on Friday night.  Here, I brought the grapes."

 

 

TO SUSHI CHEF:  "You mean to tell me those sushi samples in your shop window that have been there for 8 months are not actually made from fresh raw sushi-grade fish?!?  Well then, I'm no longer impressed."   

 

 

TO EXORCIST:   "We really think you're great, and we know that you cast out the ancient Assyro-Banylonian demigod Pazuzu from the soul of a local little girl. But my cousin does tarot card readings at bachelorette parties, so I'm going to give her a chance to do it.  If she doesn't work out then I'll totally call you." 

 

 

TO DENTIST:   "Yeah, I usually do these root canals myself, but I'm just too busy this time."

 

 

TO TAILOR:  "We love this hand-woven Japanese Magu silk men's suit, and we want to it to look exactly like it, but we don't want to waste the money on the silk, so can you do it in polyester?"

 

 

TO PREIST:  "Well, it doesn't really matter what it is. No one really likes sermons, anyway."

 

 

TO OBSTETRICIAN:  "I've delivered with you before, so will this baby be cheaper?"


So brilliant. May I use this on my website?

SpeciallyYours Posted 6 Apr 2014 , 6:56pm
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Quote:

Originally Posted by emarcomd 
 

I'm a newbie hobby baker that just bakes for friends.  But I'm procrastinating walking the dog by reading this thread and...

 

..I can't believe people really say this stuff.  To your face, no less!  How do you not attack them?  Especially with all those sharp objects at hand?

 

So, from what I'm reading, if customers treated *other* professionals the way the treat bakers, it'd go something like this:

 

 

TO SURGEON:  "So, I need my appendix out, but I'm on a really tight budget.  Could I just, you know, call you?  And you can tell me how to do it?"

 

 

TO CHEF: "Can you make the fish less amphibian?"

 

 

TO PHOTOGRAPHER:  "Well, we'd like to have the full set of wedding photos taken, but we only want to be photographed from the waist up.  So that should cost less, right?"

 

 

TO HAIRDRESSER:   "Can I get a discount if I bring my own scissors?"

 

 

TO CAR DEALER:  $200,000?!?!  Why, I can get a used Ford Pinto for fifty dollars from this guy on my block!!  This Ferrari dealership is a SCAM!!

 

 

TO MAKE-UP ARTIST:  "So I've got these 4 warts on my chin and this birthmark in the shape of a pig on my cheek.  Now, I know my nose looks like the set of stairs on a front porch and then there's the matter of my cleft palate. But I really need to look like Charlize Theron this weekend.  Oh-- but the make-up has got to look light and natural.  That's key-- light and natural."

 

 

TO DRESSMAKER:  "I read in a magazine that the dress will be cheaper if I wheel a mannequin down the aisle and then I just wear sweatpants."

 

 

TO VINTNER: "I need a fine French wine for my dinner party on Friday night.  Here, I brought the grapes."

 

 

TO SUSHI CHEF:  "You mean to tell me those sushi samples in your shop window that have been there for 8 months are not actually made from fresh raw sushi-grade fish?!?  Well then, I'm no longer impressed."   

 

 

TO EXORCIST:   "We really think you're great, and we know that you cast out the ancient Assyro-Banylonian demigod Pazuzu from the soul of a local little girl. But my cousin does tarot card readings at bachelorette parties, so I'm going to give her a chance to do it.  If she doesn't work out then I'll totally call you." 

 

 

TO DENTIST:   "Yeah, I usually do these root canals myself, but I'm just too busy this time."

 

 

TO TAILOR:  "We love this hand-woven Japanese Magu silk men's suit, and we want to it to look exactly like it, but we don't want to waste the money on the silk, so can you do it in polyester?"

 

 

TO PREIST:  "Well, it doesn't really matter what it is. No one really likes sermons, anyway."

 

 

TO OBSTETRICIAN:  "I've delivered with you before, so will this baby be cheaper?"


The best I've seen....ever!!  Soooooo true. This should hang in every cake shop!

SarahLou143 Posted 6 Apr 2014 , 10:08pm
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AI'm doing a cake for a friend of a friend. Originally she wanted a Lego cake but then she changed her mind saying " I figured this cake would be easier for you than the Lego cake" talk about a slap in the face and in all honesty the 2nd cake has more to it!

sandra05 Posted 7 Apr 2014 , 12:58am
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AThe woman calls Wednesday,she wants a really pretty cake for the weekend For her sons birthday, she doesn't want to pay over thirty dollars. yeah, she's crazy!

SarahLou143 Posted 7 Apr 2014 , 1:01am
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AI was a cake decorator at Walmart for a few years and it always irritated the heck out of me when someone called the day of for a birthday cake. Come on, you've known about the birthday for at least a year!!!!

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 7 Apr 2014 , 1:44am
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Original message sent by sandra05

The woman calls Wednesday,she wants a really pretty cake for the weekend For her sons birthday, she doesn't want to pay over thirty dollars. yeah, she's crazy!

So just hand her a DH box mix, a 1-lb box of powdered sugar, some ready-made flowers, and an edible print of the image of her choice, and say, "Some assembly required." :P

Shona-Kay Posted 7 Apr 2014 , 3:52am
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AGood question. Can I repost this to my page?

LoveMeSomeCake615 Posted 7 Apr 2014 , 12:44pm
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Quote:

Originally Posted by emarcomd 
 

I'm a newbie hobby baker that just bakes for friends.  But I'm procrastinating walking the dog by reading this thread and...

 

..I can't believe people really say this stuff.  To your face, no less!  How do you not attack them?  Especially with all those sharp objects at hand?

 

So, from what I'm reading, if customers treated *other* professionals the way the treat bakers, it'd go something like this:

 

 

TO SURGEON:  "So, I need my appendix out, but I'm on a really tight budget.  Could I just, you know, call you?  And you can tell me how to do it?"

 

 

TO CHEF: "Can you make the fish less amphibian?"

 

 

TO PHOTOGRAPHER:  "Well, we'd like to have the full set of wedding photos taken, but we only want to be photographed from the waist up.  So that should cost less, right?"

 

 

TO HAIRDRESSER:   "Can I get a discount if I bring my own scissors?"

 

 

TO CAR DEALER:  $200,000?!?!  Why, I can get a used Ford Pinto for fifty dollars from this guy on my block!!  This Ferrari dealership is a SCAM!!

 

 

TO MAKE-UP ARTIST:  "So I've got these 4 warts on my chin and this birthmark in the shape of a pig on my cheek.  Now, I know my nose looks like the set of stairs on a front porch and then there's the matter of my cleft palate. But I really need to look like Charlize Theron this weekend.  Oh-- but the make-up has got to look light and natural.  That's key-- light and natural."

 

 

TO DRESSMAKER:  "I read in a magazine that the dress will be cheaper if I wheel a mannequin down the aisle and then I just wear sweatpants."

 

 

TO VINTNER: "I need a fine French wine for my dinner party on Friday night.  Here, I brought the grapes."

 

 

TO SUSHI CHEF:  "You mean to tell me those sushi samples in your shop window that have been there for 8 months are not actually made from fresh raw sushi-grade fish?!?  Well then, I'm no longer impressed."  

 

 

TO EXORCIST:   "We really think you're great, and we know that you cast out the ancient Assyro-Banylonian demigod Pazuzu from the soul of a local little girl. But my cousin does tarot card readings at bachelorette parties, so I'm going to give her a chance to do it.  If she doesn't work out then I'll totally call you." 

 

 

TO DENTIST:   "Yeah, I usually do these root canals myself, but I'm just too busy this time."

 

 

TO TAILOR:  "We love this hand-woven Japanese Magu silk men's suit, and we want to it to look exactly like it, but we don't want to waste the money on the silk, so can you do it in polyester?"

 

 

TO PREIST:  "Well, it doesn't really matter what it is. No one really likes sermons, anyway."

 

 

TO OBSTETRICIAN:  "I've delivered with you before, so will this baby be cheaper?"

This. is. AMAZING.

emarcomd Posted 7 Apr 2014 , 5:50pm
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Quote:

Originally Posted by Carrie789 
 


So brilliant. May I use this on my website?

Of course!  (it'd be great if you could just say Marianne DeMarco posted it... you know, just in case Saturday Night Live comes across it, ha ha.   But it's not a big deal.  I'm still reeling from what some customers say...

Claire138 Posted 7 Apr 2014 , 5:54pm
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Read this, honestly this is the worst I think I've ever heard.

 

http://cakecentral.com/t/769781/need-advice-about-canceling-cake-order-due-to-emergency

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