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post #136 of 3007
A lady once said "I don't like that fondue stuff...is there any way you can make the cake how its supposed to be made?" Implying that it is incorrect to make a 3D cake with fondant......and fondue! She called it fondue!!!!...can you imagine the look on my face?!
post #137 of 3007

mmmmmmm clammy cake! lol

post #138 of 3007
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Originally Posted by sweetflowers View Post

My fav...after I quote a complex cake for $250.  'But baker xyz said they can do it for $60'.  I'd rather have yours, so can't you match their price?'


LOL, I've had that!
"I work with someone who said they can do it for £300",
"Well feel free to take her up on that offer then, I completely understand you're working with a tight budget so, I won't be at all offended *big smile*,
"No, but she wants yours",
"Well then you'll have to pay for it then."
"OK thats fine"

Mwahahahahahahahahaha, wasn't that tight then was it!

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post #139 of 3007

Squirt! Squirt!! I'm the princess.gifQUAIN of Simple Syrupy MOISTNESS.... yeah. I'm going to squirt SAIMPLE SUURRP Awwl over JAYYSONicon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gif and make him MOIST... and CLEAN... and MODERN. Yeeeah! Oh Yeahh!! 

 

Saing with me... ooohh yeahhh...

post #140 of 3007

What about where they try to bargain you down by saying they will bring you lots of clientele and then you don't hear back from them (or anyone related to them) until the following year for their next birthday cake at which time they will once again promise you all their friends and relatives orders!

post #141 of 3007
Woah people, way to take a fun thread and run it into the ground. People are posting things that bug them as a way of blowing off steam all in the name of fun. This is not an open invitation to critique, pick apart, or debate that person for feeling the way they do or having the business practices they have.

Consider this a semi truck full of simple syrup I've just dumped on several of you. Please keep it nice and stay in the spirit of the thread.
post #142 of 3007

After we pours the simple sirop on them precious, can we pours them little tiny teeny cookie sprinkles on them too?

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post #143 of 3007
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Originally Posted by FromScratchSF View Post

Woah people, way to take a fun thread and run it into the ground. People are posting things that bug them as a way of blowing off steam all in the name of fun. This is not an open invitation to critique, pick apart, or debate that person for feeling the way they do or having the business practices they have.
Consider this a semi truck full of simple syrup I've just dumped on several of you. Please keep it nice and stay in the spirit of the thread.

THANK YOU!

 

 

LET'S GO BACK TO "things NOT to ask/say to your baker!" thumbs_up.gif

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post #144 of 3007

It puts the lotion on its skin or it gets the hose.

 

Maybe that should be my new signature line?  :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

 

Or maybe:

 

"Making an explosion of clean and modern since 2012"

 

LOL

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THANK YOU!

 

 

LET'S GO BACK TO "things NOT to ask/say to your baker!" thumbs_up.gif

Yes, please.  It's been a long time since there were really FUN posts on here.  I'm enjoying the heck out of this!

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It puts the lotion on its skin or it gets the hose.

 

Maybe that should be my new signature line?  :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

 

Or maybe:

 

"Making an explosion of clean and modern since 2012"

 

LOL

BWUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!! 

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post #147 of 3007

Another good one that I get all the time...............I went on your website and see by your calendar that you're not available on my wedding day but can you do my cake?

post #148 of 3007
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I see what Jason says and your business Jason had to do entirely with the medical integrity of the ingredients. Fair enough.
To clarify, the requests for less sweet icing had nothing to do with allergies or medical intolerances, they were simply personal preferences. We were able to put together a less sweet BC recipe pretty easily, so we offered it as an alternative to those customers. Being flexible and catering to preferences like this (when it makes financial sense to do so) is one easy way to get another competitive advantage.

Of course it's not mandatory to do so, if you can't or don't want to offer alternative products that meet the customer's preferences I don't think that's arrogant, as long as you are polite and respectful when informing the customer. Depending on how important those preferences are and what else you bring to the table they may book with you anyway.

Another relatively common request was for no artificial colors or food dyes (again a preference and not an allergy). The majority of customers who made this request abandoned this preference after we explained that their design would be severely limited or they would have to pay a significant premium for natural food coloring.
post #149 of 3007
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Another good one that I get all the time...............I went on your website and see by your calendar that you're not available on my wedding day but can you do my cake?

oh that's hilarious! 

 

just say..."Yes, let me just add a couple hours to each of my days and we'll be good. that will be $5,000"icon_rolleyes.gif

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post #150 of 3007
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oh that's hilarious! 

just say..."Yes, let me just add a couple hours to each of my days and we'll be good. that will be $5,000"icon_rolleyes.gif
Sometimes customers will surprise you on what they are willing to pay. We once had a customer who lived an hour away from us and wanted to get a basic 8" cake ($44) delivered. I gave my usual response that we would be happy to deliver the cake for an additional $120.

The customer's response: "Sounds good!"
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