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That's our society...it starts in school. Everybody gets a trophy just for participating then the govt fosters it as they grow. The "kids" we have been getting in the Navy the last several years are horrid to deal with. They all want something for nothing then when they don't get it they yell discrimination, favoritsim, soso talked mean to me and we have to go give them big hugs (exaggeration a lil) and the leadership has to have sensitivity training. No way this country can survive if we keep going in this direction. There will be all takers and no producers. Sorry...that's my rant for the day

Rest assured that we are not all raising kids like this. No matter who is in office.

You guys ROCK!  I was just happy to find a website with other people who bake, and learn from them.  There is no one in this small town that I know who bakes the way I do. To read your comments is inspiring and hopeful, and a very nice bonus discovery.

My experience with the young employees was unbearable and disturbing. I'd be working non-stop for hours and they'd be visiting in the break rooms: because they were all entitled to a free easy paycheck.

I have sworn to always bake as a hobby, and never ever as a job.  Too many people with Champagne taste and Kool-Aid pocket books, and bad attitudes to boot.


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The unfortunate thing about young ones with a sense of entitlement is that they were brought up that way by their parents.  Usually too spoilt and never having to wait or go without un-necessities.

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That has been my experience too. I've also met and worked with many of said parents, thinking the world owes you a living isn't restricted to young people.
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That has been my experience too. I've also met and worked with many of said parents, thinking the world owes you a living isn't restricted to young people.

And not every young person thinks they're entitled, either. My kids and their friends are all really nice, smart, hardworking kids and they don't have that attitude. Being obnoxious isn't anything new and isn't limited to young people. Adults have been complaining about kids' lack of respect and manners for thousands of years, and the world still seems to turn. What I find amusing about this is that when people complain about "the kids" it's always about people who are the generation younger than they are, and their own age group is excluded from that label of "selfish." icon_rolleyes.gif http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=398104

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I wouldn't even do that. My orders have to be paid in full at least three weeks before for wedding cakes. For smaller things I still make them pay in advance. I find that when people pay anything at delivery they tend to forget to pick things up, and I end up stuck with something I don't need. If you order custom furniture they make you pay in full when the order is placed, so why should we be different? custom anything makes it pretty much impossible to transfer that specific item to someone else, so pay in advance or you don't get it.

these are not weddingcakes. Cupcakes..that could probably be resold unless the design is very specific

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these are not weddingcakes. Cupcakes..that could probably be resold unless the design is very specific

Right, IF you find someone who wants cupcakes that day. Unless you have a retail shop you might be stuck with them.

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I would be happy to send cupcakes to everyone, for whatever the going rate is icon_wink.gif What does Magnolia do them for?  for 6 for 24? Plus $45 for shipping? I would sell 6 cupcakes for $70 all day, lol!

Right you are!! icon_biggrin.gif
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I would be happy to send cupcakes to everyone, for whatever the going rate is icon_wink.gif What does Magnolia do them for?  for 6 for 24? Plus $45 for shipping? I would sell 6 cupcakes for $70 all day, lol!
Lol seriously they sounds so fantastic though that I think I would pay $70 for them
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Magnolia cupcakes are really gross!

I was in NY a couple of years ago and was curious about all the fuss.

I bought a cupcake and took one bite. Chewed a little, and then spit it out in my napkin. Threw it away.

I'm ashamed that I stood in line so long for something inedible and costly.

Seriously - why all the hype about Magnolia? There ae dozens of places in NY that do it better.
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^^ I wondered this too. Not good at all. I was disappointed
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I had a friend of a customer pick up a cake and say "130.00 for that?" I said yes. It was. 3 layer 12" fondant covered cake with a now stripes and a martini glass on time. She made a face. I said you like it? She said. Not something I would have picked. I said " well that's what your friend picked". RUDE.
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I had a friend of a customer pick up a cake and say "130.00 for that?" I said yes. It was. 3 layer 12" fondant covered cake with a now stripes and a martini glass on time. She made a face. I said you like it? She said. Not something I would have picked. I said " well that's what your friend picked". RUDE.

Wow, that's obnoxious.

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I've had Magnolia, although it was at their Chicago store. My biggest takeaway was how small their cupcakes were for the price, especially when Crumbs is round the corner and charging the same obnoxious amount but at least you get more to your cupcake.
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Ha ha I did a Dominican cake and decided to take to my hair dresser they are all Dominican they went crazy over the cake that I did for my bday so my hair dresser beg me to please do the cake for her daughter bday that was in a week so I did a 3 layer 10in 2 pound cake because they like heavy cake i use all the best ingre I took it to the shop and she ask me how much so toll her ok you are my friend I toll her how much I paid for the ingre and just give 1/2 for labor one of her workers said oh and I got my son cake in the wholesale store and it was bigger and paid less now these cake are premade frozen they com from we don't know were and when eat them they give you stomach act my friend face charge I could see it is like she feel she should have paid less am sorry never again even do I toll her how much I paid for the ingre she still didn't look happy she love the taste but didn't like the price am new at baking and I don't know how to use cheap ingredents icon_sad.gif

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I had a customer ask for a red velvet cake with cream cheese icing covered with fondant and sculpted figure. I knew she wouldn't be able to afford much and she was a friend of my husband so I quoted her $90, should have charged $180 with my normal pricing. Good deal right? Her response that's still a lot of money to pay for a cake. What would it cost if I baked and iced the cake and you decorate it? icon_confused.gif I told her the only way you could get this cake cheaper is to make it yourself. To teach her a lesson I offered to come to her house and teach her how to make the cake for $50 but she would have to bake the cake, buy the materials and have all the supplies and to plan to take about 7-8 hours to decorate. She spent $45 on materials plus $50 for me so she spent $95 on the cake and when we finished the cake at 1am she said I should have just paid you to make it. icon_twisted.gif I win :D She will never get a discounted price from me again.

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