Have I Over Quoted ? Think I Scared My Friend Off :-(

Decorating By Nicki161 Updated 4 Oct 2013 , 3:18pm by Nicki161

Nicki161 Posted 24 Sep 2013 , 6:34pm
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AAnaelisabethlee thank you for replying , our local morrisons does a boob style cake to be honest it's terrible and that's not me being nasty it's like to balls wrapped in a blanket I went get petrol after school so I couldn't help but to pop in see what I was up against its £12.99 I picked it up and showed my 15 year old daughter I asked what would you say that is ? Her face said it all she hadn't got a clue lol There's not many things I stand my ground on but this one I am, I now no thanks to everyone on cc that's its worth £70 if not more so I'm going text at 8 what ever the answer don't take it to heart, wasted to much of my night/ day fretting life's to short to worry about silly things

Can't thank everyone enough for there help and comments you are all stars

cakealicious7 Posted 24 Sep 2013 , 6:46pm
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ALet us know what she says xx

Nicki161 Posted 24 Sep 2013 , 6:49pm
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AI will :-) If I get to do it ill post pictures to its due next Friday xxx

Nicki161 Posted 24 Sep 2013 , 7:28pm
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AI've been given the go ahead price was never mentioned again, I just texted hi please could you let me no if you require me to do the cake as I need to get things I need sooner rather than later , And her reply was a simple yes please I put ok it will be ready next Friday She put ok I'll collect and pay then

So I will do my best with this cake :-) to prove a point

Thanks everyone I will post a picture

cakealicious7 Posted 24 Sep 2013 , 7:35pm
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AWoooohooooo!!!! Very pleased for you and can't wait to see the pics!!!

anaelisabethlee Posted 24 Sep 2013 , 7:44pm
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ALook forward to seeing pics! X

vgcea Posted 24 Sep 2013 , 7:48pm
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Original message sent by Nicki161

I've been given the go ahead price was never mentioned again, I just texted hi please could you let me no if you require me to do the cake as I need to get things I need sooner rather than later , And her reply was a simple yes please I put ok it will be ready next Friday She put ok I'll collect and pay then

So I will do my best with this cake :-) to prove a point

Thanks everyone I will post a picture

She probably priced the cake elsewhere and got set straight by the quotes she got.

Nicki161 Posted 24 Sep 2013 , 8:34pm
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AI did think that serves her right

howsweet Posted 24 Sep 2013 , 8:43pm
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Originally Posted by Nicki161 

Thank you howsweet on replying lots of quotes and points to think about , I only started with friends and family as they tried my cakes when I was learning and then they tell people who ask if ill do them a cake, I do no friends and family expect things for nothing at time , I don't advertise and I'm not on Facebook so it is just word of mouth I can't do it full time as I hold down two part time jobs and have a young family so it was more of a enjoyable hobby that I didn't want costing me , thank you I will take on everyone's comments , hope I haven't upset or affended anyone otherwise I wouldn't of posted ,I just feel £70 was a fair price for the work time and effort involved

Thanks to all who have replied icon_smile.gif

Oh, I see - I make my living this way and the last customers I want are friends and family. They know how expensive mys cakes are and probably don't even want to get in a conversation about possibly buying one. I do occasionally give a cake away.

 

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(I'm not going to go into whether this is really an appropriate cake for a mother to get for her 18 year old daughter icon_eek.gif!)

I didn't even think of that. Holy cow.

 

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Originally Posted by vgcea 


She probably priced the cake elsewhere and got set straight by the quotes she got.

I bet you're right :D

cupcakemaker Posted 24 Sep 2013 , 10:20pm
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A18= adult in the uk!

kikiandkyle Posted 24 Sep 2013 , 10:33pm
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AI know, it's one of the reasons I'm not bringing my kids up there!

howsweet Posted 24 Sep 2013 , 10:54pm
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It's not a cake I see buying my daughter no matter how old she is. My daughter and I share a lot, but we never have chats about ***y lingerie and whips. Not in a personal sense.

kikiandkyle Posted 24 Sep 2013 , 10:58pm
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AIt's a cultural difference between the two countries is all. Nothing wrong with it in the UK at all, things are just different there.

howsweet Posted 24 Sep 2013 , 11:05pm
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It's a cultural difference between the two countries is all. Nothing wrong with it in the UK at all, things are just different there.

That's interesting...if my daughters are using whips in the bedroom, this is not something that would be shared with me. At least I hope not. One of them has an occasional habit of sharing something I'd have rather not have heard,  leaving me with a visual I could have also lived without. It must be her English genes speaking. :lol::lol::lol: 

kikiandkyle Posted 24 Sep 2013 , 11:14pm
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AMust be - keep blushing and carry on!

dawnybird Posted 24 Sep 2013 , 11:21pm
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Originally Posted by kikiandkyle 

Let her get a £10 cake at Morrisons, it won't look anything like that. If she's lucky it will be a sheet cake with some monkey iced corset shape on there, and she can spend all night explaining what it's supposed to be. Her friends will ask her why she didn't come to you for a cake, and she'll have to say she didn't want to spend the money.

What kind of business is she in?

(I'm not going to go into whether this is really an appropriate cake for a mother to get for her 18 year old daughter icon_eek.gif!)

Glad to see I wasn't the only one thinking that cake is a little out there for a just-turned-18-year-old. Especially with the whip: makes you think of S&M. Yeesh!

lindseyjhills Posted 24 Sep 2013 , 11:37pm
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AI'm English, live in the UK, and this behaviour is not normal at all. At least not where I live (and I live in Es***!) That's like me assuming all teenage girls in the US twerk with married men 15 years their senior just because Miley Cyrus did it. These kind of cakes would usually be ordered for a hen do (bachelorette party).

kikiandkyle Posted 24 Sep 2013 , 11:59pm
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AI didn't mean to imply that everyone is like that in the UK, only that it's more commonplace and more accepted than here. Or maybe it's just that all my family and friends are chavs!

lindseyjhills Posted 25 Sep 2013 , 12:07am
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AIt's OK. I'm just a bit sensitive to stuff like that. Growing up where and when I did I obviously had to deal with Es*** girl jokes throughout my teenage years. Even dyed my (natural) blonde hair brown to avoid being a stereotype!

lindseyjhills Posted 25 Sep 2013 , 12:08am
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AI have also never owned a pair of white stilettos ;)

kikiandkyle Posted 25 Sep 2013 , 12:12am
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ABetter turn in your passport now!

Actually I was laughing the other day at the news when they had a story about someone who died from being hit in the head with a stiletto. Not that it was funny but I did wonder if it was white!

lindseyjhills Posted 25 Sep 2013 , 12:20am
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Better turn in your passport now!

Actually I was laughing the other day at the news when they had a story about someone who died from being hit in the head with a stiletto. Not that it was funny but I did wonder if it was white!

I didn't see that story. To be honest I probably would have laughed too, I can have a dark sense of humour sometimes.

kikiandkyle Posted 25 Sep 2013 , 12:32am
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AIt was here in Houston, I'm from the UK but I live in the US now which is how I have the insight on both countries.

lindseyjhills Posted 25 Sep 2013 , 10:11am
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It was here in Houston, I'm from the UK but I live in the US now which is how I have the insight on both countries.

Ah OK :) for what it's worth it sounds like something that would happen in Es*** on a Friday night!

Godot Posted 25 Sep 2013 , 10:30am
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AHahaha - stupid censorship.

E.S.S.E.X

lindseyjhills Posted 25 Sep 2013 , 10:49am
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Original message sent by Godot

Hahaha - stupid censorship.

E.S.S.E.X

ha ha - thanks for that - it's quite annoying!

kikiandkyle Posted 25 Sep 2013 , 11:04am
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Original message sent by lindseyjhills

Ah OK :) for what it's worth it sounds like something that would happen in Es*** on a Friday night!

I've personally witnessed it before but it was in Torquay.

Nicki161 Posted 3 Oct 2013 , 10:05pm
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AJust finished the cake :-) picture as promised [ATTACHMENT=1313]image.jpg (1,620k. jpg file)[/ATTACHMENT]

cakealicious7 Posted 3 Oct 2013 , 10:15pm
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AOh wooooow i love it!!!!!! I still just cant believe the price was £70!! You did such a great job- you really should be proud of yourself, i love the "breast wishes" part! Hehe :-D

Nicki161 Posted 3 Oct 2013 , 10:22pm
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AThank you cakealious I'm really pleased with it, I must say I'd never never never do another for £70 , thanks for your support :-) x