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post #1936 of 2803

One in my inbox late this afternoon (a website enquiry notification):

 

Hello, I am just enquiring about your cakes, I just want to ask a few questions. Its my boyfriends birthday tomorrow and I was wondering do you have cakes already made in the shop for take away? Also what's the standard price for a chocolate cake? Thank you, xxxxxxx.

 

*sigh* To top it off, I then noticed the email address of the customer is a UK addy! If this person had spent longer than 0.05 seconds on my actual website (from where they'd sent this message ie using the guestbook), they would know that I do not have a shop front and that everything I do is CUSTOM MADE.

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Life's too short to make cake pops.
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www.facebook.com/sweetperfectioncakes (come visit sometime!)

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post #1937 of 2803

Not to forget Evoir that it takes longer than overnight to post to the UK!

post #1938 of 2803

LOL! I gotten that question before. My answer is always the same: "I already cut down on the amount of sugar in the cake, so you will get a great balance of sweetness." When the give me their feedback after a few days, they agree with me. icon_biggrin.gif

We need to remember that many clients are expecting us bakers to please their every needs, so I've learned to meet them halfway without jeopardizing our product authenticity.

 

Gru

post #1939 of 2803

LOL! I've gotten that question before. My answer is always the same: "I already cut down on the amount of sugar in the cake, so you will get a great balance of sweetness." When the give me their feedback after a few days, they agree with me. icon_biggrin.gif

We need to remember that many clients are expecting us bakers to please their every needs, so I've learned to meet them halfway without jeopardizing our product authenticity.

 

Gru

post #1940 of 2803

I got recently

"So...I know this is gonna sound dumb..but you just stick the cake in the oven and then decorate it? pause realizes this is UBBER stupid..then says well yes I know you stick it in an oven but I mean you just do that all yourself?"  I answered the question and then they follow with "So you bake it in your oven?"

 

I think my face was in shock..lol not to mention I had read another posters HILARIOUS comments on this same question thinking surely no one will ever ask me that.

 

Call yesterday "My husband and I want to order a cake for our anniversary. A very very small cake."

Ends up it was for just the two of them.

Are you kidding me? The saddest part is someone I know referred them only by seeing my work and obviously

has no pricing idea.

 

Then the girl I made a free wedding cake for church for who never said thanks. I introduced mysefl on sunday and let her know I was the baker. Her reply "Thanks, it was nice." Seriously you got a $150 wedding cake for free with couture design with a weeks notice and all you can say was Thanks it was nice@@@!!!!

Supposedly they didn't even want to cut it they took a million pictures but then when she meets me says basically nothing. Never again.

post #1941 of 2803

I just realized that we've kept this thread rolling since December, and we're closing in on the 2000th post.icon_eek.gif

 

And "smittyditty," purely out of morbid curiosity, where had you just "read another posters HILARIOUS comments on this same question"?

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post #1942 of 2803

On the topic of putting things in ovens, I just got off the phone with a woman who I'm taking a cake to tomorrow. I told her it needed to be refrigerated overnight because it was cream cheese icing. So she says "when we serve it, should we warm it up first? Maybe put it in the oven for a little bit?" icon_eek.gif I pretty much yelled at her no, do not put it in the oven, what the heck?

post #1943 of 2803
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Originally Posted by costumeczar View Post

On the topic of putting things in ovens, I just got off the phone with a woman who I'm taking a cake to tomorrow. I told her it needed to be refrigerated overnight because it was cream cheese icing. So she says "when we serve it, should we warm it up first? Maybe put it in the oven for a little bit?" icon_eek.gif I pretty much yelled at her no, do not put it in the oven, what the heck?

icon_eek.gif That is so weird. Just. Weird.

post #1944 of 2803
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Originally Posted by hbquikcomjamesl View Post

I just realized that we've kept this thread rolling since December, and we're closing in on the 2000th post.icon_eek.gif

 

And "smittyditty," purely out of morbid curiosity, where had you just "read another posters HILARIOUS comments on this same question"?


I'm sorry I don't remember the poster..It was so funny though I was in tears and it was from this thread. Who knows what page its on???They were talking about how they told the client that basically they stick their cake in the oven and bam it grows a lipstick, mirror, ect. I can't remember it all it was too funny.

Mine was a wedding cake the person was commenting on totally unrelated in theme.

post #1945 of 2803
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Originally Posted by Panel7124 View Post

This is a funny thread thumbs_up.gif.

 

Things NOT to ask a baker? Definitely not: 'Was it baked (in the oven)?'

 

Young girl comes to pick up her purse and make-up cake. Looking suspiciously at the cake asks 'Was it baked?'

 

Me: 'What exactly? .....The cake? Of course.' .......(I usually bake all my cakes - unless you wanted your purse full of liquid s#@t but you didn't specify that in your order. But you are right, it would make the MOISTEST cake ever but at the same time also clean and modern one...icon_wink.gif)

 

Girl: - 'Everything.'

 

Sure. I put a cake drum in my magic oven and a purse, fondant lipsticks, eyeshadows and nail polishes grow overnight like mushrooms. The only hitch: I have to bake the cake drum 2 days in advance otherwise it wouldn't have time to harden enough.

 

Apart from that, I don't enjoy working with people who ask for 'no buttercream and no ganache' in their cake.


 Found it here you go...So funny

post #1946 of 2803

I remember reading this when I was going through some threads. I had tears it was so funny! 

post #1947 of 2803

Asking something like " should a cream cheese frosted cake be warmed up before serving " shows how many people have no cooking or baking  skills these days.

I bet more than half the nation eats out every night . But that in itself is a whole different topic .
 

post #1948 of 2803
I had a customer come in to the store bakery today (Sunday) and say they needed a white cake with buttercream icing. I proceeded to show him what we had in the case, and he said, "You can't make me a fresh cake right now? I'm supposed to be at the party in an hour."

I was so tempted to say "Sure, you want fries with that?" I know we are a store bakery and all, but it's NOT a drive thru...sheesh!
post #1949 of 2803

Well aren't you just the uncooperative bake....harumph... icon_cool.gif

post #1950 of 2803

Luna you could have said that with humor. You'd be surprised what a little chuckle will let you get away with. Plus it still gets your point across. ;)
 

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