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I have a big-mouthed brother in law who's super cheap. When they got married they had a friend do the ceremony (free) they had their friends bring food to their house (free) and they had a friend who made their cake (free.) So he's convinced that anyone who spends ANYTHING on a wedding is an idiot and he used to say it all the time. He would say "How's the sucker business" as a greeting to me, until I got tired of it one day and asked him how much work he thinks goes into a wedding cake. He hemmed and hawed while I gave him a lecture about people being able to spend their own money any way they damn well want, and how the person who made their cake did them a big favor even though he doesn't seem to appreciate it. Then I asked him how his sucker business is, since he's a sales rep for a vitamin company and he goes around selling snake oil to people. He said "Those make some people feel better" and I told him that having a wedding and a reception make people feel better and they enjoy themselves, so he should just STFU. It took me a few times of him asking about the sucker business before I let him have it, though, since I was always so surprised that he would be so rude about it.

Wow...I feel sorry for your sister!  If he was that cheap then, think what he's like to live with now!   BTW how DID your sister feel about their bargain basement wedding?

HAHAHAHA! Good question!

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Wow...I feel sorry for your sister!  If he was that cheap then, think what he's like to live with now!   BTW how DID your sister feel about their bargain basement wedding?

 

Oh and if he had said something to ME about how the 'sucker business' was going I'd have said something like "Oh I don't know...how are your friends doing after you used their kindness and talents to play them like a cheap violin just so you could get off without paying anything?"   

Oh, it's my husband's sister, and she's cheaper than he is. They're perfectly suited for each other. Their bargain wedding is something they took for granted because why the heck would anyone want to pay for a wedding if you don't need to?

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Today I am celebrating a corporate order that I received. I'm hoping it will lead to more work.

 

My brother is visiting and questioned why I needed more than 24 hours to complete a specialty order. I explained that just baking and cooling the cakes took time, and that each cake was made to the customers specifications, so it could only be made when the customer ordered it.

 

With a great deal of enthusiasm he told me that he could go the supermarket and get exactly what he wanted in 24 hours. When I told him that he wouldn't be getting anything like I could make, he made a very derisive snorting noise.

 

If I wasn't such a genteel person I would have hurt my hands strangling him to death.

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If I wasn't such a genteel person I would have hurt my hands strangling him to death.

 

Definately don't strangle him. . . you need your hands for caking.

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You would think that families would be the most supportive...so sad...

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There's a reason I've lived several thousand miles away from my family for close to 15 years!
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Here's mine for today. A wedding cake request for next month, 40 guests, and they want to schedule a tasting and bring 4 people to it to taste cake. No.

The them sure, the fee is $xxx

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The them sure, the fee is $xxx

I'm booked anyway, but even if I wasn't I would have said that I wouldn't do it. People who wait until the last minute to order a wedding cake and are having a small reception, yet still want the bells and whistles, tend to be the most aggravating in terms of how demanding they're going to be. Not worth it.

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I'm booked anyway, but even if I wasn't I would have said that I wouldn't do it. People who wait until the last minute to order a wedding cake and are having a small reception, yet still want the bells and whistles, tend to be the most aggravating in terms of how demanding they're going to be. Not worth it.

What is the point of having a wedding to do list that is printed in EVERY wedding magazine and on EVERY wedding website if people are not going to follow it...urgh...

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Oh but they sure take the bad advice of how to lower the cost! You know like dummy tiers or cupcakes.

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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

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:O after all this time I have something to post on this thread, with all you professionals! [feeling too big for my boots now]. My Dad is getting married soon and just in conversation asked if I'd do the wedding cake because it'll be a low key wedding, really only family, a few close firends etc and it'll be good for practice... "No probs dad, of course, it'll be a wedding present, I could do a nice but relatively small 3 tier thing". He genuinely looked at me like a cheapskate (now my family are in the major leagues of cheapskateory) and said something like 'yeah, a small [what he meant is cheap] gift is fine, I know you aren't exactly flush at the moment". I genuinely laughed so hard I snorted ALOT and said "yeah, small to the tune of at least £70 odd in supplies and ingredients and god knows how many hours of my life" and this man knows exactly how long things take and how much things cost me when I make cakes, we I talk about it all the time!

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:O after all this time I have something to post on this thread, with all you professionals! [feeling too big for my boots now]. My Dad is getting married soon and just in conversation asked if I'd do the wedding cake because it'll be a low key wedding, really only family, a few close firends etc and it'll be good for practice... "No probs dad, of course, it'll be a wedding present, I could do a nice but relatively small 3 tier thing". He genuinely looked at me like a cheapskate (now my family are in the major leagues of cheapskateory) and said something like 'yeah, a small [what he meant is cheap] gift is fine, I know you aren't exactly flush at the moment". I genuinely laughed so hard I snorted ALOT and said "yeah, small to the tune of at least £70 odd in supplies and ingredients and god knows how many hours of my life" and this man knows exactly how long things take and how much things cost me when I make cakes, we I talk about it all the time!

Hahaha! Tell him to go price shopping for a wedding cake and call you back when he's spoken to a few bakeries. He needs a swift kick in the reality pants.

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Originally Posted by gemmal View Post

:O after all this time I have something to post on this thread, with all you professionals! [feeling too big for my boots now]. My Dad is getting married soon and just in conversation asked if I'd do the wedding cake because it'll be a low key wedding, really only family, a few close firends etc and it'll be good for practice... "No probs dad, of course, it'll be a wedding present, I could do a nice but relatively small 3 tier thing". He genuinely looked at me like a cheapskate (now my family are in the major leagues of cheapskateory) and said something like 'yeah, a small [what he meant is cheap] gift is fine, I know you aren't exactly flush at the moment". I genuinely laughed so hard I snorted ALOT and said "yeah, small to the tune of at least £70 odd in supplies and ingredients and god knows how many hours of my life" and this man knows exactly how long things take and how much things cost me when I make cakes, we I talk about it all the time!

 

 

"That's OK Dad, you feel free to `choose your own baker I'd rather buy you the $20 blender, anyway. That way I won't smell like butter at the wedding. ..."

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"That's OK Dad, you feel free to `choose your own baker I'd rather buy you the $20 blender, anyway. That way I won't smell like butter at the wedding. ..."

This. 100% this.
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Definately don't strangle him. . . you need your hands for caking.


Ah. Maybe just a bong on the head with a large spatula. :)

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