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Hmm. Everybody got bombed, and the cobblers sat in the kitchen, forgotten, until they went bad.


Ah, the benefits of being a teetotaler. I forget things enough, stone cold sober. Don't want to think about what I'd forget drunk.

I know, right? I was not at that party as I didn't know anyone and these were her buddies from years past...plus I didn't want to go because I would have been the one sober person there picking up.

The cobblers didn't go bad...she ended up freezing them for later use. But still. My friend will do anything for anyone...she just goes over-the-top and doesn't know when to quit in her quest to make everything 'perfect.' Unfortunately it's that quest for perfection that worries her to the point where she can't make decisions because there MAY be something better around the corner! I am the one that tries to get her back to reality...sometimes it works...this instance it didn't. I have a year to work on this one. Yikes! icon_biggrin.gif

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I was in the baking aisle of the grocery store last night. A couple was there selecting a cake mix for Father's Day based upon which ones said they were "moist." I started to giggle. This thread has made me appear more nutty than usual. :)

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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.

The thing is, he wants me to do it...he just doesn't care what it looks like because he trusts me and he's letting his mother 'work' with me on that. LOL! And honestly she would like whatever I did if she'd just let me do it. If it gets to the point where we were at the party I'm going to do what I did before and back out. Let some other vendor deal with Cakezilla. I want to enjoy the wedding. I can help in other ways!

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Remember, "carmijok," the perfect is the enemy of the good-enough.

James H. H. Lampert
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post #1355 of 2956

Mine was, if u bake this cake for my son's birthday t this price, u will get to bake his sisters bday cake in 2 month's time. Seriously???????????????????

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Mine was, if u bake this cake for my son's birthday t this price, u will get to bake his sisters bday cake in 2 month's time. Seriously???????????????????
And you get to do sisters cake at a discount too! Yay!
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Recently I had a lady say that if I gave her a discount, she would pass out my cards 0.oSo, you're not going to tell anyone where it came from unless I cut you a deal? F U! I don't give discounts and people pass out my cards all the time.
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post #1358 of 2956
I love that one. Ill pass out your cards for a discount. Lol. Or I know a lot of ppl. Or ill trade you marketing for cake lol
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Recently I had a lady say that if I gave her a discount, she would pass out my cards 0.oSo, you're not going to tell anyone where it came from unless I cut you a deal? F U! I don't give discounts and people pass out my cards all the time.

Next time some one says that tell them they have a deal. That you've been looking for some one to wear a tiered cake costume and pass out cards at the corner of ________ name the busiest intersection of your town and see how badly they want that discount : )

 

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Recently I had a lady say that if I gave her a discount, she would pass out my cards 0.oSo, you're not going to tell anyone where it came from unless I cut you a deal? F U! I don't give discounts and people pass out my cards all the time.
Next time some one says that tell them they have a deal. That you've been looking for some one to wear a tiered cake costume and pass out cards at the corner of ________ name the busiest intersection of your town and see how badly they want that discount : )
Hahaha! Do they make those? I do have an inflatable 3 tier cake someone gave me icon_wink.gif maybe I could modify it into a hat? It is only about 6 feet tall! Lol
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LOL they do make the costume but it's pretty pricey

http://www.bonanza.com/listings/PROFESSIONAL-CUSTOM-MADE-BIRTHDAY-CAKE-MASCOT-COSTUME/4047839?gpid=21297750541&gpkwd=&goog_pla=1&gclid=CKHNy9bx67cCFUdk7AodnkEAqg

 

The hat idea might be the way to go. Maybe add a leotard and come up with a jingle they have sing while they pass the cards out. Make sure you record it though, that way you can play it for the next person who asks for a discount. "Madam/Sir I suggest you take a look at this. Are you sure you want to pass out cards for a discount."   

 

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Originally Posted by hbquikcomjamesl View Post

Remember, "carmijok," the perfect is the enemy of the good-enough.

 First you have to decide what IS good enough and then perfect it.   Continually looking for the perfect will only keep you looking and never finding.

(from Cake Philosophy and Deep Stuff by carmijok).

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post #1363 of 2956
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LOL they do make the costume but it's pretty pricey
http://www.bonanza.com/listings/PROFESSIONAL-CUSTOM-MADE-BIRTHDAY-CAKE-MASCOT-COSTUME/4047839?gpid=21297750541&gpkwd=&goog_pla=1&gclid=CKHNy9bx67cCFUdk7AodnkEAqg

The hat idea might be the way to go. Maybe add a leotard and come up with a jingle they have sing while they pass the cards out. Make sure you record it though, that way you can play it for the next person who asks for a discount. "Madam/Sir I suggest you take a look at this. Are you sure you want to pass out cards for a discount."   
Lol! That is pricey! I bet it would be easy to make, though, if I was serious about it. The hardest part would be getting someone to wear it!
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post #1364 of 2956

Customer - *when you say you are busy - do you really mean it - or are you just saying that?*

Me - *your precious and priceless.................and i am REALLY busy...........icon_rolleyes.gif icon_rolleyes.gif*

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Originally Posted by carmijok View Post

 First you have to decide what IS good enough and then perfect it.   Continually looking for the perfect will only keep you looking and never finding.
(from Cake Philosophy and Deep Stuff by carmijok).
Lol
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