Originally Posted by auntginn
I'm glad someone brought up this subject, I've been toying with the idea of posting the question but haven't quite found the words, lol
My daughter called late last week. Her exacts words to start the conversation were " I called to put in an order " and actually it was 2 orders.
This is a normal thing for her to do. She dictacts what she wants, For the 1st cake she wants Dora the Explorer, flavor &.... do not use bc or fondant because they don't like it. Second cake, Meiter from the cars theme. of course no bc or fondant.
She does not offer to pay for it, she expects it to be given to her (or my grand & great grandchildren)
Your daughter talks like a little kid who was taught to say please but who never heard the word "no". Seems to me that she totally missed the adult lesson about respecting other peoples work.
Maybe you can say "I'll confirm your order by email, dear" and then your emailed response should be, "for orders I charge minimum wage plus ingredients". Followed by a list of hours to do the work and the total ingredient cost.
You might also say "when I give my grandchildren a gift, I will choose it myself".
And tell us please, when they don't want buttercream or fondant, what do you ice the cake with? and what on earth do you use to decorate it? Fairy dust?