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Originally Posted by kikiandkyle View Post

I went to school in the 80s and 90s and learnt how to bake from scratch in Home Ec class, and from my grandmother. My own mother was at home, but she couldn't make toast without burning it. 

 

And yes being a stay at home mom might seem like fun (and for the most part, it can be), but you would be amazed at how many of us end up on some form of medication...

 

 

 

I didn't get to take any home ec classes in school...I started high school in the budget cut era...blah. My mom baked cakes but she HATED it...she doesn't get why I like it so much. On the flip side, she understands what goes into making a cake!

 

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Originally Posted by costumeczar View Post


That feeling changes really fast when you realize that being at home with a little kid all day isn't as much fun as you think. Everyone I know (including myself) who did that for any length of time either gets some kind of a work situation going just to get some intellectual stimulation or to get a break from the incessant demands to read the same book over and over again, and the "mama...mama...mama...mama...mama...mama..."

 

Well that is true...what about a stay at home mom without any kids? LOL...that way I can bake in peace! icon_biggrin.gif

 

 

 

**edited to remove extra quotes that were added for some unknown reason**

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post #1382 of 2949
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Originally Posted by HELLOsamii View Post

I grow tired of orders like.... "I would like red and green on the cake, do whatever you like."  or "Make it camo do whatever." Then they come back and say.... "That's a nice cake....but that isn't at all what I wanted." or they flip out about how it is totally wrong with a sour face. I'm not a mind reader. I need more detail of what you would like, instead of saying do whatever you think is best. :/ 

 

I had a standard line for these folks.  With my gramma-smile on my face and in a somewhat sing-song voice, I'd tell the non-decision makers, "Oh good!!  I get to do whatever I want and you don't get to complain about it!"  That usually make them laugh and they began to be a little more helpful. icon_wink.gif

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Originally Posted by kikiandkyle View Post

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Originally Posted by Crazy-Gray View Post

 

...at least they ask for their Sunday cake on Tuesday that has to count for something!! lol

I'm going to assume they don't know the definition of an upstart too.


And that they were just "typing too fast" when they used "will" instead of "willing."

There. Their. They're not the same.

 

I hope I die before "your" becomes the official contraction of "you are."

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There. Their. They're not the same.

 

I hope I die before "your" becomes the official contraction of "you are."

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Originally Posted by Sweet_Cakes View Post

I didn't get to take any home ec classes in school...I started high school in the budget cut era...blah. My mom baked cakes but she HATED it...she doesn't get why I like it so much. On the flip side, she understands what goes into making a cake!

 

I "got to" take Home Ec, but the teacher was such a nitwit that I would go home and tell my mom, "Mrs. W_____ told us to do this, but it doesn't make any sense." and my mom would say "Here, let me show you how it should be done." God bless my wonderful and talented mom.

There. Their. They're not the same.

 

I hope I die before "your" becomes the official contraction of "you are."

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There. Their. They're not the same.

 

I hope I die before "your" becomes the official contraction of "you are."

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post #1385 of 2949
A couple of weeks ago, I received a cake order over the phone after the lady saw my work on facebook. 1.5kg vanilla cake for the daughter's 21st birthday to be delivered friday afternoon at her office.
Come friday afternoon and my delivery guy gets there at 4pm, after we had confirmed with her that due to many deliveries, we'd get there around 4. At exactly 4.10, I received a text message to the effect that because f our late delivery, check has cancelled the order and has since ordered from her local supermarket. I try calling her number but she doesn't pick up...! Meanwhile, the delivery guy gets there at 4.15 and finds her all fuming and stating that the order is cancelled. he tries to reason with her to no avail, so I decide to offer her the cake for free, afterall, its all done and has her daughters name on it....

She opens the cake package and decides that the cake is underweight- I had weighed it after crumbcoating and it was about 1.6kg, before fondant and other decorations. Now, she changes her tune to: how we caretakers are fleecing people, blah blah. So I get pissed off and request him to deliver it at my brother's office which is in the neighbourhood.

Today I received feedback on how everyone at the office enjoyed every morsel of the 2.45 kg free cake that I sent their way...they took the liberty to weigh it....and got 2 orders for next month from his colleagues!
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Originally Posted by Mumbi View Post

A couple of weeks ago, I received a cake order over the phone after the lady saw my work on facebook. 1.5kg vanilla cake for the daughter's 21st birthday to be delivered friday afternoon at her office.
Come friday afternoon and my delivery guy gets there at 4pm, after we had confirmed with her that due to many deliveries, we'd get there around 4. At exactly 4.10, I received a text message to the effect that because f our late delivery, check has cancelled the order and has since ordered from her local supermarket. I try calling her number but she doesn't pick up...! Meanwhile, the delivery guy gets there at 4.15 and finds her all fuming and stating that the order is cancelled. he tries to reason with her to no avail, so I decide to offer her the cake for free, afterall, its all done and has her daughters name on it....

She opens the cake package and decides that the cake is underweight- I had weighed it after crumbcoating and it was about 1.6kg, before fondant and other decorations. Now, she changes her tune to: how we caretakers are fleecing people, blah blah. So I get pissed off and request him to deliver it at my brother's office which is in the neighbourhood.

Today I received feedback on how everyone at the office enjoyed every morsel of the 2.45 kg free cake that I sent their way...they took the liberty to weigh it....and got 2 orders for next month from his colleagues!

That's awful.  I'm glad you got some orders out of it.  I would have given new meaning to the term "smash cake" if I were dealing with a customer like that...!

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my suspicion is that she didn't have the money to pay for It...as it was cash on delivery... Did I mention we do FREE DELIVERY?
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my suspicion is that she didn't have the money to pay for It...as it was cash on delivery... Did I mention we do FREE DELIVERY?
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sorry...not sure why its posting 3 times...
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If a check is cashed and in a bank account, can the customer still cancel the check?

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post #1391 of 2949
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Originally Posted by shanter View Post

 

I "got to" take Home Ec, but the teacher was such a nitwit that I would go home and tell my mom, "Mrs. W_____ told us to do this, but it doesn't make any sense." and my mom would say "Here, let me show you how it should be done." God bless my wonderful and talented mom.

Even though my mom hates to decorate cakes, she is helping me with my recipies and finding non processed foods to use. Gotta love moms!

For we are God's MASTERPIECE! He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. Ephesians 2:10
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For we are God's MASTERPIECE! He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. Ephesians 2:10
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post #1392 of 2949
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Originally Posted by indydebi View Post

 

I had a standard line for these folks.  With my gramma-smile on my face and in a somewhat sing-song voice, I'd tell the non-decision makers, "Oh good!!  I get to do whatever I want and you don't get to complain about it!"  That usually make them laugh and they began to be a little more helpful. icon_wink.gif

As a bride I didn't have much of a clue what I wanted only....HARD (crack a tooth) royal icing, sharp edges and pillars in bright white, the decorator somewhat exasperatedly asked my colour scheme, to which I laughed, there wasn't one!!! Bridesmaids in lilac, men in silver and navy and the groom in gold and navy!....The decorator suggested some small lilac roses.

The end result was great....it was exactly what I wanted, even though I had no clue what I wanted!!! icon_rolleyes.gif

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*check oops... Meant 'she' I typed the post from my phone and it has predictive text on..tends to think up words for me......! Must preview next time before I post.

And in my country, you can cancel a cheque if the bank has not cleared it..
post #1394 of 2949

Spireite, I know what you mean! A wedding planner friend of mine once explained her definition of a wedding cake professional vs. "a cake lady".  She told me, "A true wedding cake person will know how to guide my brides through the design and decision process without making them feel stupid, and will do more than just ask 'What do you want?'."  (She brought me a lot of her brides because, as she told me, she liked how I used humor to get them thru the process.)  When given a choice between A or B, a bride/client should be able to pick one.  When I had a really non-decisive bride, I would pick one for her and explain why I thought that might be best.

 

Fun times!!icon_smile.gif

post #1395 of 2949
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Originally Posted by kikiandkyle View Post

I went to school in the 80s and 90s and learnt how to bake from scratch in Home Ec class, and from my grandmother. My own mother was at home, but she couldn't make toast without burning it. 

 

And yes being a stay at home mom might seem like fun (and for the most part, it can be), but you would be amazed at how many of us end up on some form of medication...

 

 

I could never get my schedule arranged so that I could take Home Ec in school, which is probably best since I was already waaaayyy ahead of what they were learning to bake.  And I gained a whole new respect for SAH moms when I became a mother.  I always had to work and that was definitely the safest thing for my kiddos - funny, I had always believed I was a very patient person until they came along.

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