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I would NEVER criticize anyone for eating SIX cupcakes, because I'm the girl who ate the ENTIRE fruitcake by herself. It did take a week or so, but I ate it all. Every cherry, nut and crumb. It was all I ate, day in and day out. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Fruitcake, fruitcake, fruitcake.
Six cupcakes? That's a snack, compared to my doorstop fruitcake!



That's a LOT of fiber. icon_biggrin.gif



LOL!! My husband will stand and eat the entire fruitcake in one afternoon!

I do have a little story though...I just got a call yesterday from an event planner asking if I made cake that was safe for dogs to eat - he was planning an event for 200 and needed dog cake! icon_eek.gif After a pause, I asked if he knew that dogs shouldn't eat people food - after his pause, he said that he didn't know that!





Hi! Okay so I only decorate cakes as a hobby but I LOVE reading the business forum---it's my guilty pleasure. Anywho, I am a vet tech and people food is totally fine for dogs to eat (EXCEPT for the notorous chocolate, and less notorious onions, garlic, grapes, and raisins). Unless the dog is diabetic theres nothing wrong with a little cake (I would probably avoid a ton of frosting, though). While cake may not be something you'd give your dogs as part of a balanced diet, it's totally fine as a treat (I would not use the cake as a meal replacement, even if it was only one time). Just so you know, cuz that's a nice sized cake needed--probably not too much of a penny pincher either, given that he's have a dog party!

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post #32 of 58
See, I learn something on here all the time (okay, I didn't think it would be about the habits of dogs, but it was a new thing!). We had a dog when I was a child, and I was always told..."Don't feed the dog anything but it's own food!". We don't have animals now because of allergies in the house, so old habits are ingrained - when the event planner asked if I had recipes that were specially made/safe for dogs to eat, he stumped me (to be honest, it doesn't sound like he knew much about it either, now that I have the information from my CC cakers!)
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post #33 of 58
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I do have a little story though...I just got a call yesterday from an event planner asking if I made cake that was safe for dogs to eat - he was planning an event for 200 and needed dog cake! icon_eek.gif After a pause, I asked if he knew that dogs shouldn't eat people food - after his pause, he said that he didn't know that!




Believe it or not, I had a call like this.........bride wanted cake for 300 and then said, oh could you make a smaller version of MY wedding cake for my dogs.......they're just as excited about my big day LOL

I actually did, it was a peanut butter cake that was made with all dog safe ingredients. I used mmf to cover it and informed her it was "safe" for the dogs but the high sugar content was terrible for them, she said oh...it the big day, they can have sugar!! lol

Here's a pic of the 2 cakes












And on a side note.........these stories about 2 tastings and tastings for 3 serving cakes is exactlly the reason why I started charging for my tastings...when you offer FREE tastings everyone wants a tasting and how do you differentiate between someone wanting a carved cake for 50 that's $300 and someone that wants a wedding cake for $75 that might only be $200 in sales??? I charge $20 for the tasting, they get 4 flavor choices (cake and filling, 4 total)in the form of cupcakes and 4 servings of each flavor and if they place an order totalling over $100.00 it gets applied to their final balance.
So you want a tasting for a 1/4 sheet cake ($20 cake) sure........it'll be $20.00...what flavors would you like??? It makes people a LOT less eager to taste flavors they know they already like!!

As for the lady that wanted a cake in the flavor she knew she liked and then wanted to taste 3 of the popular flavors.........I'm thinking that's because she knew what she liked, but at the same time was curious about your other flavors (maybe for a future order), but didn't want to risk ordering an unknown flavor just in case she didn't like it.
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post #34 of 58
Well considering in dog food factories, they have human testers, if YOU wouldnt eat it why should the dog.


on that note ive never heard of a dog cake lol. wonder who came up with that lol
post #35 of 58
I received an inquiry about a cake for a lady's daughter's 4th birthday. She said she would send me a pic of the one she liked. It was from Pink Cake Box - 3 tiers, fondant covered with a cupcake on top and gumpaste number!

The next email comes:
"Oh yeah, and there will be 10-12 people and have about $35-45 to spend"
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post #36 of 58
I always laugh at all the funny stories on here, but I don't normally have that many of my own. However, I had three odd stories from last week:

#1) Dad calls me on Wed. and wants a sheet-style cake for his DD's party on Fri. I wasn't overly booked, so I told him I could do it. He asked me about prices for a 1/2 and 1/4 sheet. When I told him, he said, "Oh, well your 1/4 sheet is more $ than Walmart's 1/2 sheet." My reply, "Good. It should be." He said he'd check with the wife and let me know. I guess they went to Walmart.

#2) Lady calls and wants a 3 tiered cake for her dd's 15th b-day...complete with fondant accents and a "15" topper. I asked her how many servings she needed...get this....about 12. When I told her the price for the smallest 3-tiered cake I can do, there was a brief pause. Then she said, "I'm on short time ya know." My reply, "Sounds like you need to order a smaller cake." She did.

#3) Lady emails that she needs a cake for her dd's 3rd b-day. She sent me a picture of a 5 or 6 tiered cake and asked me if I could do that on a much smaller scale. I asked her how many servings she'd need...are you ready...."just for six 3-year-olds." I guess each one will get their own tier?? icon_lol.gif
post #37 of 58
Ah I needed a good dose of stupid this morning! icon_biggrin.gif I swear some ppl are out of their minds!

My husband's and 16 yr old's favorite place on Saturday is SAM'S. You can have a light afternoon lunch in that place.

I did a teapot cake for this lady about 3 weeks ago. She sent me pictures from Pink Cake Box. She tells me she needs the cake plus 2 DZ cupcakes BUT she doesnt want to spend allot because her daughter is only turning 1. She wanted fondant decorations on every cupcake and MMF for the cake. icon_confused.gif But you dont want to spend allot...okay thumbs_up.gif
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post #38 of 58
........never heard of a dog cake lol wonder who came up with that......

I can't believe you have never heard of dog bakeries icon_smile.gif
There is one in my little town. They make what looks like a 4" single layer cake. I've not talked to them so don't know for sure what they do, but one could make it using a 'dog bone' recipe (easily obtained on the internet) and 'ice' it w/mashed potatoes or cottage cheese (blended).
post #39 of 58
I saw a post online one time where a lady made her dog a cake and she made basicaly a meat loaf in a round cake pan and put mashed potatoes in between the two layers and iced it in mashed potatoes.......and I kid you not..I thought that sounded like an awesome idea for dinner!!! lol

I made my reg. meatloaf recipe in 2 separate pans and did it and it was awesome!!!!
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post #40 of 58
KHalstead, this is what was going through my mind when he called! And I have to clarify...the event was for 200 dogs...not for 200 people with a small dog cake on the side! If asked if I deliver? Only if the 200 guests of honour are not present - I'm not going to be stampeded for dog cake! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

And BTW...that cake is gorgeous!
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post #41 of 58
I once had a lady call to order a single serving cake. When I informed her that I don't do that, but if she was in a bind I could use a bit of batter from another order to make her cake, she was happy. I told her the price, and she said if it was going to be that much she wanted a tasting! Some people. (I think I quoted her only $12 or so....the cake wasn't actually going to be small enough for just 1 human...would have served about 3 or 4 actually, but was intended for one little girl.)
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post #42 of 58
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I saw a post online one time where a lady made her dog a cake and she made basicaly a meat loaf in a round cake pan and put mashed potatoes in between the two layers and iced it in mashed potatoes.......and I kid you not..I thought that sounded like an awesome idea for dinner!!! lol

I made my reg. meatloaf recipe in 2 separate pans and did it and it was awesome!!!!



OK, off-topic, but I did that with a cupcake pan. Made meatloaf cupcakes and piped mashed potato "icing" on top and sprinkled some dried parsley on for decoration. Kids loved them! thumbs_up.gif
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post #43 of 58
Khalstead, I think cakes for dogs are about the dumbest thing I've ever heard of, but your pic is so darn cute, I may have to put my opinion on the back burner! thumbs_up.gif

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And I have to clarify...the event was for 200 dogs...not for 200 people with a small dog cake on the side!

I'd love to comment on this but I am speechless. Abso-freakin-lutely speechless. icon_eek.gif

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I told her the price, and she said if it was going to be that much she wanted a tasting! Some people. (I think I quoted her only $12 or so....

"Hello, Pizza Hut......? I want to buy 1 slice of pizza. But I want an appt to sample, first. I'd like a slice of 3 different pizzas so I can decide. What? It will cost you more for the sampling than I'd spend on my slice? How is that MY problem?"

Yeah, THAT'LL work! icon_eek.gif

Forrest Gump's mama had to be the smartest woman in the world. It's so true that "Stupid is as Stupid does". icon_eek.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
post #44 of 58
...........OK, off-topic, but I did that with a cupcake pan. Made meatloaf cupcakes and piped mashed potato "icing" on top and sprinkled some dried parsley on for decoration..........

I have an old recipe that uses meatloaf in muffin pan formed into a 'bowl' (hole in the middle) that is filled w/baked beans. Kids love those too.
post #45 of 58
KHalstead- Those cakes are great, but the bitty one for the dogs is just adorable. LOL I'm guessing you charged her the same per serving, right?
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