Things Not To Ask/say To A Baker!

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shanter Posted 16 Dec 2012 , 5:47am
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I hope all my BCFF* are spending this holiday season having

1000

* Best cake friends forever.

 

shanter Posted 16 Dec 2012 , 6:59am
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I'm so embarrassed! My "fun" picture showed up on the home page in "new cakes"!  This site is going to drive me crazy and it's not a long trip. :-(

costumeczar Posted 16 Dec 2012 , 2:45pm
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I'm so embarrassed! My "fun" picture showed up on the home page in "new cakes"!  This site is going to drive me crazy and it's not a long trip. :-(

well. every time I see your screen name I think it says "Shatner" so I get a mental image of Star Trek, and that's driving me crazy, so we're equal on that front.

Godot Posted 16 Dec 2012 , 2:51pm
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Ahhhh the Captain Kirk forward roll! 

 

 

 

(most folks would call it a somersault)

shanter Posted 16 Dec 2012 , 8:17pm
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Actually, my nickname is a looooong story, but think [tam-o-] shanter.

SpeciallyYours Posted 16 Dec 2012 , 8:26pm
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I hope all my BCFF* are spending this holiday season having

1000

* Best cake friends forever.

 


I am having fun making 100 cupcakes for a wedding 12/18. Color scheme for bridesmaids, includes ribbons hanging off the lanterns they will be carrying, of dark teal, chocolate brown, light tan, silver and dark, dark grey.  Actually look good for a ribbon arrangement, but she wanted them incorporated in the topper, 8" cake (at the top of the cupcake stand for the traditional "cutting of the cake"), and cupcakes.  We agreed on a white fondant covered 8" cake, and talked her into a cute topper of mixed gelatin flowers/gumpaste flowers/isomalt jewel inserts of all but the grey color.  Also, originally she wanted the dark grey as the icing on the cupcakes.  Horrors!!  I finally got her to see how unappetizing that would look!  She went with the tan.  So I am looking forward to seeing how it all turns out as much as she does!  LOL

SpeciallyYours Posted 16 Dec 2012 , 8:28pm
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well. every time I see your screen name I think it says "Shatner" so I get a mental image of Star Trek, and that's driving me crazy, so we're equal on that front.


ROFL....ME too!!!

costumeczar Posted 16 Dec 2012 , 9:17pm
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Actually, my nickname is a looooong story, but think [tam-o-] shanter.

In college my roommate's mother sent her a knitted tam-o-shanter and expected her to wear it around campus. We referred to it as her "jaunty cap."

mcaulir Posted 16 Dec 2012 , 9:45pm
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Here's one:

 

I was due to make a Christmas cake for someone for Christmas day, but she was going to pick it up Friday afternoon and go away to family. It's a mud cake, so that would be fine. However, she rings me Sunday (10 days before Christmas) and says, "I was just wondering if the cake was ready today, my mother is driving to [location] today, and I thought she might be able to take it."

 

Ummm, no, I don't have cakes finished and sitting around in my kitchen 6 days before they're due to be picked up.

kazita Posted 16 Dec 2012 , 11:08pm
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AWhy would people want cake to sit around that long? Umm Gross

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 17 Dec 2012 , 12:46am
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I always hate when someone asks me how can i cut the cake? Umm, its cake! It has to be cut to be eaten, unless everyone is planning on crowding around it and gnawing off of it like jackals on a fresh kill... And i will be angry if i worked that hard to make it yummy and special, then it gets wasted. No, its not all about getting paid for it.

I know what you mean. Consider my parents' 55th anniversary cake. There's a thread about it somewhere here, and a picture of it on Flickr (my handle there is "tracker backer" because much of my account there is pictures of tracker-key-action organs) Chocolate cake (DH Swiss Chocolate, with canned chocolate frosting), with an edible image of a "Speed Limit 55" sign on it. Our neighbors were originally to have joined us for cake that evening; when they couldn't make it, I cut around the edible image, in case they made it the next day, or the day after.

 

They kept cutting around it. Even after the foil over the top of the (served in-pan) cake started touching, sticking to, and ripping up the edible image. By the time I left on my fall vacation, the edible image had been seriously defaced (WHY didn't I use the pan with the fitted plastic cover?), but it hadn't been cut. Ye vish!

Annabakescakes Posted 17 Dec 2012 , 2:42pm
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AI had that happen with a young ladies graduation cake. It was a half sheet with an 8x10 of her on inequality side. There were about 60 guests there and spoiled twit had her mother cut the half with the writing into 60 pieces, and wouldn't let her cut the edible image.... Dummy...they ate around the face for a few days, Finally 3 days later, her younger sister just hacked right across it. Lol!

shelaine1022 Posted 17 Dec 2012 , 6:51pm
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AHi ppl new to the site, how about " we have a cousin who would do this for free" oh really now, go find em lol

mcaulir Posted 17 Dec 2012 , 10:24pm
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I've been the cousin who's done the wedding cake for free. However, I don't think my cousin who was married went and met with cake decorators and told them about it. Seems like a big waste of everyone's time.

AlphaSierra Posted 17 Dec 2012 , 11:24pm
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I'm not a professional or anything, just do cakes as a hobby, but my mom really grinded my gears when i came home from work at 11PM, and she says to me ''oh, can you do a cake for your grandfathers 50th?". I say yes, and ask when his birthday is (I'm bad at remembering dates!), and she says ''it's tomorrow, and they are picking it up at 8 in the morning.

 

I ask what she wants the cake to be like, knowing that i'm going to lose a lot of sleep, and she says she wants three tiers (8, 9, 10 inch) of chocolate cake, with vanilla, chocolate, and coffee buttercream, little to no fondant, a quad on the top with a deer tied to it, a bear, another deer, a moose, fish near the bottom, guns everywhere, a figure of grandpa riding the quad with my grandma with it, and a logo with fishing poles spelling out ''50''.

 

We didn't have any of the ingredients on hand, either. 

Danilou Posted 17 Dec 2012 , 11:41pm
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OMG!!!!!! My mum would never do that to me!!!!!!!

It sounds like your mum told your family you'd do the cake without even consulting you first!!! I know she's your mum but that is very selfish!!!f And a 3 tier cake with only 9 hours to make it!!! What did you do (and say) in the end??? I would say "Mum, you can stay up all night and help me!!! And I'm only doing 1 cake!!! Or I would say "NO way" and why did they leave it to the last minute to ask you?????
 

BakingIrene Posted 17 Dec 2012 , 11:41pm
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I'm not a professional or anything, just do cakes as a hobby, but my mom really grinded my gears when i came home from work at 11PM, and she says to me ''oh, can you do a cake for your grandfathers 50th?". I say yes, and ask when his birthday is (I'm bad at remembering dates!), and she says ''it's tomorrow, and they are picking it up at 8 in the morning.

 

I ask what she wants the cake to be like, knowing that i'm going to lose a lot of sleep, and she says she wants three tiers (8, 9, 10 inch) of chocolate cake, with vanilla, chocolate, and coffee buttercream, little to no fondant, a quad on the top with a deer tied to it, a bear, another deer, a moose, fish near the bottom, guns everywhere, a figure of grandpa riding the quad with my grandma with it, and a logo with fishing poles spelling out ''50''.

 

We didn't have any of the ingredients on hand, either. 

Surely she was joking?  Did she go and buy the groceries after that conversation?  And did she sit up to help bake?

Annabakescakes Posted 17 Dec 2012 , 11:43pm
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Originally Posted by AlphaSierra 

I'm not a professional or anything, just do cakes as a hobby, but my mom really grinded my gears when i came home from work at 11PM, and she says to me ''oh, can you do a cake for your grandfathers 50th?". I say yes, and ask when his birthday is (I'm bad at remembering dates!), and she says ''it's tomorrow, and they are picking it up at 8 in the morning.

 

I ask what she wants the cake to be like, knowing that i'm going to lose a lot of sleep, and she says she wants three tiers (8, 9, 10 inch) of chocolate cake, with vanilla, chocolate, and coffee buttercream, little to no fondant, a quad on the top with a deer tied to it, a bear, another deer, a moose, fish near the bottom, guns everywhere, a figure of grandpa riding the quad with my grandma with it, and a logo with fishing poles spelling out ''50''.

 

We didn't have any of the ingredients on hand, either. 

Oh Goodness...What did you do? And if you did it, is there a picture posted? I would've tried to do it when I was younger, but now I would tell her tough t*****s.

FromScratchSF Posted 17 Dec 2012 , 11:58pm
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well. every time I see your screen name I think it says "Shatner" so I get a mental image of Star Trek, and that's driving me crazy, so we're equal on that front.

 

 

OMG me too - in my head I think "Shatner", even though I know it's not. And I literally have THIS in my head:

 

costumeczar Posted 18 Dec 2012 , 3:16am
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AWORST BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY EVER

shanter Posted 18 Dec 2012 , 3:42am
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shaNter skulks away, look of horror on her face and sniveling into her Scottish hat.....

FromScratchSF Posted 18 Dec 2012 , 3:55am
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WORST BEST BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY EVER

 

 

FIxed it for you.

 

You're welcome icon_biggrin.gif

 

Aw Shanter, come back!  At least it's not ME singing at you.  Believe me, that would make your ears bleed.

kazita Posted 18 Dec 2012 , 4:12am
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APoor Shanter.......

cakefat Posted 18 Dec 2012 , 4:18am
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Originally Posted by AlphaSierra 

I'm not a professional or anything, just do cakes as a hobby, but my mom really grinded my gears when i came home from work at 11PM, and she says to me ''oh, can you do a cake for your grandfathers 50th?". I say yes, and ask when his birthday is (I'm bad at remembering dates!), and she says ''it's tomorrow, and they are picking it up at 8 in the morning.

 

I ask what she wants the cake to be like, knowing that i'm going to lose a lot of sleep, and she says she wants three tiers (8, 9, 10 inch) of chocolate cake, with vanilla, chocolate, and coffee buttercream, little to no fondant, a quad on the top with a deer tied to it, a bear, another deer, a moose, fish near the bottom, guns everywhere, a figure of grandpa riding the quad with my grandma with it, and a logo with fishing poles spelling out ''50''.

 

We didn't have any of the ingredients on hand, either. 

 

Your grandfather was turning 50 years old and you (the grandchild) were old enough to be 1. working and 2. decorating cakes?  wow!!

 

By the way- did you end up doing the cake???

Annabakescakes Posted 18 Dec 2012 , 4:32am
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Your grandfather was turning 50 years old and you (the grandchild) were old enough to be 1. working and 2. decorating cakes?  wow!!

By the way- did you end up doing the cake???

I read that as 50th anniversary, for some reason... Yeah, my mom was 24 when she had me, and I was 20 when I had my first two kids (twins) so she was 44 when they BORN. < sound of rusty wheels and cogs turning> your mother would have to be born unto a 16 year old and 16 herself when you were born for you to be 18, the legal age to work until 11 in the US on a school night. Wowee!

Annabakescakes Posted 18 Dec 2012 , 4:34am
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sha[SIZE=18px]N[/SIZE][SIZE=11px]t[/SIZE]er skulks away, look of horror on her face and sniveling into her Scottish hat.....

the little hat on the mousey! How cute! BTW, I had never heard that hat called that, I had to google it.

shanter Posted 18 Dec 2012 , 5:10am
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Look at the little hat on the mousey!

 

Hamster. It's actually a picture of me: round body, gray hair, small feet, beady black eyes . . . . . well, maybe not the eyes. icon_biggrin.gif

AlphaSierra Posted 18 Dec 2012 , 7:31am
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I did end up doing the cake, one tier short, and it looked like a horrible mess! Like, it's so bad that I don't even want to post pictures :( And she did help bake the cake, but not put it together (atleast it''s something). And to clarify the age gap, it's my step-grandfather. :P

Danilou Posted 18 Dec 2012 , 7:58am
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AlphaSierra that'll teach them for leaving it to the last minute!!! Glad your mum came through for you and helped you!...Your grand-father probably appreciated the effort!! Thanks for the clarification on the age gap...(not that it was any of our business)...lol I don't think I've ever heard that term before "step-grandfather".

costumeczar Posted 18 Dec 2012 , 11:48am
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