I think.I.would have had to put the phone on mute so I could have laughed and tears would have been rolling down my face .
We need a new catergory called My Big Redneck Wedding Cake .
What about if you could find a plastic head and make the cake the body ?
This custom cake business is like someone wanting to.order a new custom Lexus but they only have $15,000 to spend .
Cinnamon toast bacon praline is a pretty popular flavor for me! I sell a lot of those in cupcakes. You don't need nearly as much bacon as you think. Not that you are seriously going to make this crazy cake, but just sayin. I only use about 6 pieces of bacon per dozen. I would not bake them inside, that would mess up the fat ratios.
Definitely an interesting idea, and infusing cake with savory flavors like bacon may just be the next trend.
Of course the customer's budget was unrealistic, but there's no need to call them names or laugh at them. We've all underestimated the price of a product or service at least once in our lives, that's should be an opportunity to educate instead of ridicule.
They want the body to be the length of a large loaf of bread, but she wanted me to understand that they still want it as wide and high as needed to keep it proportional. Pretty big pig cake for 60 when you think about it. Plus there is still the head. Which is fairly large. She wants the head to be as long as half the body's length. I don't think pig heads are as big as half their body, but maybe the cartoony ones are. Head (pun!) shaking......
Oh dear lord.... the little pigglet in my head was much smaller than that lol!
I don't know what people are thinking regarding prices. I had an inquiry recently for a 3D Noah's Ark cake and their budget was...get this....$15.00! When I told them that I would charge about $150.00 for a cake like that they were very embarrassed and said they had no idea.
As for the bacon, I have heard of several bakeries here in my area starting to sell savory cupcakes. But, in NC bacon cannot be used in a home based bakery so I guess no little piggies will be in my future!
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I did a maple bacon grooms cake and I'm guessing I did it wrong, because I had to call the bride and get a different flavor to use after I threw that cake in the garbage! I love maple and bacon both, too. Anyone want to PM me your secret recipe?
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If people only could see all the work that a cakes takes, plus the flour, sugar, and eggs, the pans, the specialized equipment, the time learning to perfect your skills. It is always a learning experience for people be it cakes - car repairs - new hair style - household improvements - it is always more expensive than what you believe at first.
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Cinnamon toast praline bacon sounds amazing .
@Jason I wasnt meaning to demean anyone .Im.a midwestern girl . The thought of Weazer in Steel Magnolias hacking into the red velvet Armadillo cake came to mind . The other thought was the TV show My Big Redneck Wedding .
I once made cupcakes with bacon. A sweet corn and bacon cupcake (it was a vanilla cake base) and a chocolate, toffee and bacon cupcake. The general consensus was was the chocolate was better, and actually tasted pretty good. The best part though was the candied bacon which sounds odd but was awesome! Perhaps the best way to put bacon into this cake (it you were to actually make it) would be candied bacon, not just pieces of cooked bacon.
Savoury with sweet is not a new sensation. We do salted caramel macarons, and pepper-infused steawberries (albeit rarely nowadays for the latter).
But the budget thing...I'm not even going to pretend to be PC, that is just insane. I'd be polite on the phone declining the order, but I can tell you here on CC my brain would be thinking two words to direct at pig-woman...and they aren't "Merry Christmas".