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Originally Posted by Annabakescakes View Post

What does this refer to? If it was my post, yes, I have that happen quite often, but I was referring to people who are on a budget, or don't know what to do with a bunch of leftover cake. It wasn't my panties bunching, for sure, it's laundry day, and I haven't got any on!

icon_surprised.gif ... you made me laugh so hard just now that I coughed!!!!

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post #1337 of 2992

This is the question I hate the most!!!  Do you go to the supermarket and ask for a discount? Don't think so.  But you want to come into a CUSTOM cake shop and ask for one?  OR you expect us to be LESS than Walmart or supermarket?

 

Had a person come in wanting 2 dz cupcakes with a letter on each cupcake spelling out birthday message.  We told her it would be $15/dz.  Just a simple swirl and the piped letter.  She said, WOW I can't imagine paying 30.00 for 2 dz cupcakes.  Told her, Really?  .  You can always go to LOCAL supermarket and they see what they can do.  PERSON:  But I don't like their cupcakes.  They are crumbly and dry.

 

"Well, let me know."

 

"I have to ask my husband."  (Hmmmm, that's the line I use when I don't want to buy something lol)

 

GET OUT!

post #1338 of 2992
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Originally Posted by onceuponacake View Post

This is the question I hate the most!!!  Do you go to the supermarket and ask for a discount? Don't think so.  But you want to come into a CUSTOM cake shop and ask for one?  OR you expect us to be LESS than Walmart or supermarket?

 

Had a person come in wanting 2 dz cupcakes with a letter on each cupcake spelling out birthday message.  We told her it would be $15/dz.  Just a simple swirl and the piped letter.  She said, WOW I can't imagine paying 30.00 for 2 dz cupcakes.  Told her, Really?  .  You can always go to LOCAL supermarket and they see what they can do.  PERSON:  But I don't like their cupcakes.  They are crumbly and dry.

 

"Well, let me know."

 

"I have to ask my husband."  (Hmmmm, that's the line I use when I don't want to buy something lol)

 

GET OUT!

If I came across GOOD cupcakes for $15/dozen I would take them and run!  The cupcake shops around here charge over $30 per dozen and I still think mine taste better :p 

post #1339 of 2992

Or how about.."I mean, Walmart sells their cupcakes cheap!" Uhhh, SO! I'm not Walmart!

post #1340 of 2992
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Originally Posted by onceuponacake View Post

This is the question I hate the most!!!  Do you go to the supermarket and ask for a discount? Don't think so.  But you want to come into a CUSTOM cake shop and ask for one?  OR you expect us to be LESS than Walmart or supermarket?

 

Had a person come in wanting 2 dz cupcakes with a letter on each cupcake spelling out birthday message.  We told her it would be $15/dz.  Just a simple swirl and the piped letter.  She said, WOW I can't imagine paying 30.00 for 2 dz cupcakes.  Told her, Really?  .  You can always go to LOCAL supermarket and they see what they can do.  PERSON:  But I don't like their cupcakes.  They are crumbly and dry.

 

"Well, let me know."

 

"I have to ask my husband."  (Hmmmm, that's the line I use when I don't want to buy something lol)

 

GET OUT!

LOL! I use that line as well, when I don't want to buy something.

post #1341 of 2992
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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?   

Woooow, seriously?!

post #1342 of 2992
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Originally Posted by Nixs247 View Post

lol.. this is what happened a few weeks ago.

 

Customer: I need a 2-3 Tier Wedding Cake

Me: So will that be a 2 Tier or 3 Tier Cake?

Customer: hmmm....3 Tier 

Me: Ok, so can you advise me of the Bride & Grooms Colour Theme

Customer: The Groom is Black and his Bride is White!!!

AAAAHHHAAAAHAHAH!!!! No they didn't, lol.

post #1343 of 2992

I had this happen to me earlier this year. My best friend purchased a dozen cupcakes from me. (as she and her husband had before, never any complaints) She went to visit a friend of hers and let her taste a cupcake. Later, that day I said so how did she like them? My best friend: "She liked them! She said they were good!" Hours later on the phone. "Yeah she said they were too sweet and the icing was sweet, she couldn't even eat it. She gave it to her daughter," Then she says, "Are you offended?" I said "No, I'm not offended" She says "Okay good, because you know some people..." then I cut her off and said, "I'm not offended because she's not a customer! She had one of YOUR cupcakes that YOU bought! None of my other customers have EVER complained about them being too sweet!" She was the only one, literally!

post #1344 of 2992

I have a best friend who is also my biggest cheerleader when it comes to my cakes.  She brags about them and loves the ones I've done for her (as surprise gifts)....EXCEPT when she becomes the 'customer'...then she turns into Cakezilla.   She tells me what she wants then I give her a sample design and loves it....for 10 minutes.  Then she changes her mind and wants something else.  So I draw it out and it's FABULOUS...for maybe 15 minutes.   She keeps saying things like 'I'm looking for the WOW factor.'     So I pull up existing cake designs that I know have that WOW factor and she says 'I don't know...I know what I want, I just haven't seen it yet.'  This can go on literally for days.  She always second guesses herself and worst of all me! 

 

So I remind her that she's always liked what I've done before.  You have to TRUST me like everyone else I've done work for has done and that you yourself have loved.  She can't do it. 

 

Two years ago she threw a huge high school reunion / 50th birthday party (most everyone was turning 50 that year) at her home in the country.  She and I went round and round about cake design, cupcake designs, you name it.  First she wanted a Pinky-Dinky ice cream truck theme cake because she and all her classmates remembered the Pinky-Dinky truck when they were kids.  So, I came up with a 3-D Pinky Dinky truck Idea that included playing the Pinky Dinky music.   She loved it...for a day.  She decided it was too 'childish'.  So I came up with several more ideas that she shot down.  Then she wanted sunflowers and burlap.  Fine, I came up with a gorgeous rustic iced sunflower cake with burlap ribbon and she said it wasn't 'WOW' enough...wasn't sure about the 'rustic' icing.  Really?   So then she wanted to do cupcakes.  Sunflower cupcakes individually tied with twine.  OK.  No wait...I've changed my mind about the sunflowers...I want individually boxed cupcakes with a candle to present at midnight and the DJ will have us all sing 'happy birthday to us" and we can blow out our candles!' 

 

Now keep in mind this is an open-bar party with an on-sight hamburger truck cooking for everyone and a DJ blasting music all night.  Basically a drunk-fest.  I know my friend.  She gets flighty and can forget her own name when there is a lot going on.  I reminded her that probably the midnight cupcake idea was not a good one as this is not a formal party and everyone will probably be three sheets to the wind and the last thing on her (or anyone's) mind will be blowing out candles on a cupcake that has to be distributed to everyone at midnight somehow.  She got all PO'd at me calling me 'negative'...and asked me why I was always second-guessing HER ideas!  OMG!  

 

I finally got fed up and said look...in order for us to remain friends I need you to find someone else to do your cake or cupcakes or whatever.  So she agreed and decided on serving two different kinds of cobbler that she herself would make.  The irony of all this is that the cobblers sat in the kitchen all night because everyone was plastered and no one remembered to serve them (big surprise!). 

 

Now...my dilemma is that her son is getting married next year.   I want to make his groom's cake as a gift because she helped me with my own daughter's wedding--buying the champagne and more.  Plus the groom actually requested that I do it.   I came up with a design a few months ago that she loved.   All was well until last night when we were talking about the wedding and the reception and how she was going to make sure there was a special table for the groom's cake...complete with special lighting...and maybe the design needs to be changed.  To what?  I naively asked.  "Oh...I'm not sure...I know it when I'll see it"   !!!!!!!!   I have a whole year of this to look forward to. 

Cobbler is sounding pretty good right now. 

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post #1345 of 2992
OMG, GOOD LUCK!!
post #1346 of 2992
Sounds like your going to have your hands full
post #1347 of 2992
Hmm. Everybody got bombed, and the cobblers sat in the kitchen, forgotten, until they went bad.


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post #1348 of 2992

To avoid problems with your friend, and since it was her son who requested that you do the cake, I would ask HIM what theme he wants the cake to reflect. Leave her out of it entirely! Just MHO!  Good luck! Otherwise, if the friendship with her lasts, you will NEVER hear the end of it. And it will always be your fault the wedding "was a disaster cause you should have seen the groom's cake! It should have been......." (fill in any comment you like! <grin>)
 

post #1349 of 2992

I agree, it is the son's wedding, and not hers.  He asked you to do it and your are doing it for him, not her.  Deal only with him and if she sticks her nose in kindly tell her that it is between you and the groom and if she keeps getting involved you will just have to back out since there is ample time for him to find someone else for the cake.  Really, a year of that is just too much.  I am sure there are many other non cake things you could do to help out.

post #1350 of 2992
Say something on the lines of " You need to just speak to one person (him) so your wires don't get crossed and there's no confusion" meaning on your part
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