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Originally Posted by shanter View Post

 

Well, if you mixed the two too thoroughly, you might get camel and I know people eat those but I don't know what they taste like. Probably wouldn't be too sweet. icon_wink.gif

 

Camel?  As in, a humped animal that lives in the desert?  I've never heard of that.  Huh.  Now I'm interested.  I see experiment coming soon.

post #182 of 3007
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Originally Posted by FromScratchSF View Post

Camel?  As in, a humped animal that lives in the desert?  I've never heard of that.  Huh.  Now I'm interested.  I see experiment coming soon.

Camel cake. Yuk!! But would that be the exact oVery Dry in instead of MOIST / Soggy ? Lol
post #183 of 3007
I think that was a typo kinda like one I make here the other day that someone caught. I was going to use Mental cupcake liners instead of saying foil liners. Opps
post #184 of 3007
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Originally Posted by kazita View Post

I think that was a typo kinda like one I make here the other day that someone caught. I was going to use Mental cupcake liners instead of saying foil liners. Opps

Does this mean you make psychic cupcakes?  I knew it!

post #185 of 3007
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Originally Posted by shanter View Post

I want them soggy.

One batch of tres leches cupcakes, coming up.

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post #186 of 3007
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Originally Posted by tee94 View Post

A lady once said "I don't like that fondue stuff...is there any way you can make the cake how its supposed to be made?" Implying that it is incorrect to make a 3D cake with fondant......and fondue! She called it fondue!!!!...can you imagine the look on my face?!

hAHAHAHAHA... Is that you Teryn????? so we meet again..... OhHHH the horror!!!!

post #187 of 3007

OMG I just had to leave the room in a fit of giggles at the typos- now the cat's looking at me like I've two heads- jees!

 

A while back I was asked:

"we'd really love one of your cakes..."

(great start- I'd love to make you one!)

"...but we don't like cake..."

(erm....)

"and there's only 4 of us too..."

(....phone silence from potential customer indicates that they desire a response- I go with: 'so you'd like a small something that looks like a cake but isn't a cake?'

"yes I think so"

I attempt to prise further details- "something savoury perhaps? That's not something I do but I will certainly look into it for you?"

"great, thank you very much!"

.......

lots of time researching and getting advice from lovely CCers

.......

"here are some suggestions, of course I will need extra time to trial recipes for this <Cool but insane> request, and cost-wise you are looking in the region of <research time + trial time + trial ingredients + final ingredients + labour + overheads......>

".....oh......... can we just go with cake- we'll let the kids eat it- thank you- bye"

 

I still plan to trial it properly tho- just out of curiosity! 

post #188 of 3007

My customers must know about this thread - so one of them delivered something nice this morning, about a consultation scheduled for tomorrow:

 

" Yesterday a friend of ours who likes to bake offered to make the wedding cake for us. Of course that is something we have to look into, so I hope you will not mind me cancelling our consultation for tomorrow. I will come back to you if it doesn't work out, ok?".

 

Of course. Sure. I wish you a wonderful wedding with a wonderful cake. Oh and don't bother to coma back a couple of weeks before the wedding when your friend suddenly realises that making a wedding cake for 120 guests is just ever so slightly beyond her....  icon_biggrin.gif
 

post #189 of 3007

Lol, love this thread.

 

I received a form submission from the website a few weeks ago for a "birthday cake for twins that won't break the budget. I don't care what flavor, I just want it cheap".

 

Um, gee. Let's see, I own a cake business which means I make cakes for... wait for it..... money!!! (Gasp!) So starting off the transaction saying you have no interest in giving me money is not going to endear me to you.

 

Anyways, I email back for details (# of people, do they want a certain theme, how old are they, boys or girls, etc) and all I get is "whatever is cheapest".

 

So.... do you want a Mickey cake for a 2-year old or a car cake for a 16 year-old? Perhaps flowers and butterflies, oh wait I still don't know if you're kids are boys, girls, or their ages! Or how many flippin people you need to feed on your "cheap" budget... Ugh.

 

Every once in a while there's that ray of sunshine when a customer walks in and says "I'd like a 9-inch cake in chocolate and peanut butter and here's a picture I like, but feel free to interpret it in whatever style you think works best". But for every one of those, there's 20 behind them who have no freakin clue what they want, but they know they want it cheap, tacky, and moist :)

post #190 of 3007
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Originally Posted by mskerrih View Post

hAHAHAHAHA... Is that you Teryn????? so we meet again..... OhHHH the horror!!!!


I had someone tell me not to put that "nasty fonduit" on their cake!! It's hard not to laugh!

post #191 of 3007
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a customer walks in and says "I'd like a 9-inch cake in chocolate and peanut butter and here's a picture I like, but feel free to interpret it in whatever style you think works best".

...and they'd be carrying a winged pig under their arm.....

post #192 of 3007
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Originally Posted by Crazy-Gray View Post

...and they'd be carrying a winged pig under their arm.....

 

Lol. I actually had this happen though! I even told her afterwards she was my dream customer and to come back anytime :)

post #193 of 3007

I had a customer contact me through facebook a couple of months ago requesting a qoute for a 2 tier zebra fondant cake with a hot pink bow for 20 people. I went through all the back and forth messages and finally qouted her a price of $126 and she wrote me back "that's great I'm so excited!!!! By the way you do accept food stamps right.

 

I was in public when I read it and had everyone looking at me like I was crazy I just could not stop laughing. Once I settled down I was a little outraged that someone would try to use money that was probably provided to feed their kids to throw a fancy birthday party for themselves.

 

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post #194 of 3007
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Originally Posted by tee94 View Post

A lady once said "I don't like that fondue stuff...is there any way you can make the cake how its supposed to be made?" Implying that it is incorrect to make a 3D cake with fondant......and fondue! She called it fondue!!!!...can you imagine the look on my face?!


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!  Response:   "I rarely dip my cakes in melted cheese!" 

If I am ever on life support, unplug me...

Then plug me back in.  See if that works!

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If I am ever on life support, unplug me...

Then plug me back in.  See if that works!

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post #195 of 3007
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Originally Posted by cakeyouverymuch View Post

After we pours the simple sirop on them precious, can we pours them little tiny teeny cookie sprinkles on them too?


You are absolutely hysterical!!!   (and I LOVE the Hobbit...am re-reading it now prior to seeing the new movie)

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