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So, i've been looking around the internet and I'm not finding any type of blog or even a website. All of the websites and advice places out there are "what to ask" your baker. 

 

Well, I often get some rude questions from friends and family...and once in a while customers...when it should be something they SHOULD NOT ask! LOL 

 

I'll start with the one I had from last night. Now, this comes from my step-mom whom i know HATES fondant. i'm bringing a cake to a holiday gathering this weekend and she asks me in a text:

 

with buttercream frosting? 

 

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and she thought there was NOTHING wrong with asking that :p

 

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Mine is....."Can you not make the icing so sweet!! "

 

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Mine is

 

 You do this all day you have time..!

 

I can't stand that. Hey I would like a life you know.
 

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I had a lady ask me if I could do fondant- are you ready for this- she searched the web and found it doesn't take as much frosting if you do fondant so wouldn't that lower the price of her wedding cake?   

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How about asking for your recipes! Umm... No, I don't share my recipes. Like I can walk into a restaurant and ask for their recipes? "Umm, excuse me McDonald's but can you give me the recipe for a Big Mac so that I can make it myself and not spend any money on your product. That would be great!" LOL

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What about..............'I can wait to taste your cake again.  My son will be one soon, can I order your raspberry cake, you know, the one with the raspberry brandy in it".  Ummmmmmmmmmm?????????  Liquor in a one year olds birthday cake????  What were they thinking?  Or I just want a small wedding cake, just for the two of us to cut............soooooooo, that won't cost much, right?  (Just so you know, I don't do wedding cakes for two people).  Grrrrr.    Or the best one.  Can I get my wedding cake from you just before the ceremony to save on a delivery fee?  Sure, but it's August (hotter than an oven out) and I need to have you sign a statement releasing me from any damage after it leaves my hands.  Look of shock on  brides face as she rethinks the delivery fee and her schedule on that day.

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True story - A sweet young thing was wanting to break into the cake biz.  She called me. 

Her - "Can I come work for you and have you teach me everything about the wedding cake business?  I want to open a shop." 

Me - So where are you planning on opening your shop?" 

Her - "Right here in (same city)" 

Me - "So you want me to teach you everything I know so that you can be my competition?" 

Her "Yes!" 

Me - "Uh . . . NO."

 

 

So don't ask if you can come work for me.  If I'm hiring I'll call you.

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post #8 of 2844

cute idea for a post. 

 

Mine was just last week about a carrot cake:

 

"Is it moist? Is it any good?" 

 

Umm, no, it's as dry as styrofoam and it totally sucks. That's why I'm in business. 

 

And the word moist always kinda creeps me out, I don't know why.

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Originally Posted by Kiddiekakes View Post

Mine is....."Can you not make the icing so sweet!! "

 

such idiots....icon_rolleyes.gif

this is so standard. the question should be: "what types of frostings do you offer?" not so rude and then you can describe them so they can decide! ugh lol 

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Originally Posted by wildflowercakes View Post

I had a lady ask me if I could do fondant- are you ready for this- she searched the web and found it doesn't take as much frosting if you do fondant so wouldn't that lower the price of her wedding cake?   

seriously! this reminds me of that insurance commercial where the girl comes out to talk to the guy about him mapping his accident and she is talking about everything she's heard from the "internet" including her meet up of a "french" guy that is totally disgusting! HA HA! jokes on her! thumbs_up.gif

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Originally Posted by nikki4199 View Post

Mine is

 

 You do this all day you have time..!

 

I can't stand that. Hey I would like a life you know.
 

omg! that one is sooo top notch! i swear sometimes people think we just pull cakes from our butts 

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How about asking for your recipes! Umm... No, I don't share my recipes. Like I can walk into a restaurant and ask for their recipes? "Umm, excuse me McDonald's but can you give me the recipe for a Big Mac so that I can make it myself and not spend any money on your product. That would be great!" LOL

what happened to people having filters for their thoughts...OR COMMON SENSE!? 

 

 

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Moist...grossest word ever. At least when it comes to food.
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What about..............'I can wait to taste your cake again.  My son will be one soon, can I order your raspberry cake, you know, the one with the raspberry brandy in it".  Ummmmmmmmmmm?????????  Liquor in a one year olds birthday cake????  What were they thinking?  Or I just want a small wedding cake, just for the two of us to cut............soooooooo, that won't cost much, right?  (Just so you know, I don't do wedding cakes for two people).  Grrrrr.    Or the best one.  Can I get my wedding cake from you just before the ceremony to save on a delivery fee?  Sure, but it's August (hotter than an oven out) and I need to have you sign a statement releasing me from any damage after it leaves my hands.  Look of shock on  brides face as she rethinks the delivery fee and her schedule on that day.

ok...all of these the people were just NOT THINKING! i think our customers NEED a "what not to ask/say book" ;) 

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cute idea for a post. 

 

Mine was just last week about a carrot cake:

 

"Is it moist? Is it any good?" 

 

Umm, no, it's as dry as styrofoam and it totally sucks. That's why I'm in business. 

 

And the word moist always kinda creeps me out, I don't know why.

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asking about taste and texture is always hilarious to me. I seriously think people don't know what good cake is and when they ask these sorts of questions they would really be saying : I don't have any faith or trust in your work because I don't know what good cake is and i'm trying to pull one over on you LOL

 

moist doesn't bother me icon_rolleyes.gif

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