The 2 scariest words in the cake decorator's book : "Something simple".
Especially when it is paired with "For this weekend."
Every time I feel "nice" and say yes to their "something simple" request I get burned. Bad.
Had a lady want a "something simple" cake for a Saturday and it was a Friday afternoon. I happened to have a sheet on hand so I said "sure, what would you like me to write on it?"
The response, "well, I'd like to call you to discuss design options. My daughter loves Ace of Cakes and I'd really like something over the top."
How the H%&& did "something simple" turn into "over the top" so fast?!!!
Needless to say, I shut that down real fast. She said she'd contact me again in fall for her son's bday. Um yeah, you go ahead and do that.