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Originally Posted by lunawhisper0013 View Post
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!

lunawhisper0013; Oh that would be a wonderful answer!  people are amazing these days.

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post #1952 of 2844

I'm not sure he would get that she was being facetious. He might have ordered fries!
 

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I'm not sure he would get that she was being facetious. He might have ordered fries!
 


Even so, how funny would be if he said "sure, I'll have fries while I'm waiting for the freshly baked cake?  People are too funny...........

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post #1954 of 2844

Yesterday a lady at walmart from my church says "Oh I saw your wonderful cakes, I have some people lined up that I know will want to order from you. Now if I can get a great deal on some cakes for this fundraiser. I'd like a Batman, Castle, superman..."

 

I really need to have a monitor for myself. I just busted out laughing as the list started. I couldn't help myself. Really I'm so bad. Then I wasn't to tactful with my answer. "Nope Not Even, I can't afford to waste that kind of money as a start up business at this time. I told her the cake she saw took me at least 3 days of being away from my family. I need profit before I can do charity." " I then told her I could possibly do 1 cake depending on price she wanted to pay"  She then says no i need a ...and begins the list..Nope not gonna happen

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Originally Posted by smittyditty View Post

Yesterday a lady at walmart from my church says "Oh I saw your wonderful cakes, I have some people lined up that I know will want to order from you. Now if I can get a great deal on some cakes for this fundraiser. I'd like a Batman, Castle, superman..."

 

I really need to have a monitor for myself. I just busted out laughing as the list started. I couldn't help myself. Really I'm so bad. Then I wasn't to tactful with my answer. "Nope Not Even, I can't afford to waste that kind of money as a start up business at this time. I told her the cake she saw took me at least 3 days of being away from my family. I need profit before I can do charity." " I then told her I could possibly do 1 cake depending on price she wanted to pay"  She then says no i need a ...and begins the list..Nope not gonna happen

I would've laughed, too! 

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post #1956 of 2844

Looks at fully decorated cake.   Looks at me.  Looks at cake.   

 

``So, what kind of cake mix do you use?``

 

 

 

Reminds me of a story I read about a well known photographer arriving at a dinner party.  the hostess welcomed him, complimented him, and said, `You must have a really good camera!``  He said nothing but at the end of the meal sat back, and complimented her stove.   The cake mix thing just boggles me, I had that recently at a party, I attended which one of my cakes was served.  The woman said she worked at a new local bakery and her mind was absolutely blown that after being asked repeatedly which cake mix I use, that I told her I work from scratch.


My brother once said to my dark chocolate cake with nutella buttercream.  ``Its just so GOOD!  Its like the best Deep and Delicious (frozen cake from the grocer).``   Hmmm,  he didn`t make my No Cake For You list but he was awfully close for a second.

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I'm totally bookmarking this thread! When I have a bad day, I'll just check it out and laugh my butt off  ;-D

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Who knew Betty Crocker makes a mix you just add eggs and oil to and get a 4 tiered ganache filled fondant covered cake complete with gumpaste peonies and a fondant ribbon! Of course you have to pay extra for the decorated board, better off picking that one up in your box of Duncan Hines.
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post #1959 of 2844

Here is an inquiry from my website.  I underlined the part I found funny.  Wedding cake flavor?  I get that one a lot.  My usual response goes something like "Wedding cake is not A flavor, it is any cake, in any flavor, found at a wedding."  

 

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Event Date = 07/30/13
Event Type = Birthday For Leona 
Event Count = 6" round should be sufficient
Event Theme = Lot of pastel flowers
Additional Information = Leona loves wedding cake, can you make a white cake that tastes like wedding cake? My email didn't seem to work when you tried to respond to me so I left my phone number.  Thank you! Angie

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post #1960 of 2844

The one thing to never to say to me if you want a cake......"I've called everyone else in town"....if you say that, you've wasted yet another call!!!

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I can.
Completely understandable.
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The one thing to never to say to me if you want a cake......"I've called everyone else in town"....if you say that, you've wasted yet another call!!!
No kidding! What, am I chopped liver, your last resort?
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Just came across this thread. I've seen and heard many of the ones already posted, and laughed, so I wanted to add my own contribution:

 

A couple weeks ago I got a girl who is planning her sister's baby shower. She sent a photo, three tiered cake, very cute. I gave her the price and my usual info. She wrote back that her budget was $50 less than I had quoted, and then asked, "If we change the colors from brown, pink, and green, to yellow, pink, and green, will the cake be less?"

 

Because...yellow food coloring  costs $50 less than brown?

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So I'm laughing out loud reading all these and my teen age daughter asked what was so funny and if I'd read a few to her and her friend.  I read the above one and my daughter's friend looks at me all puzzled and asks " Aren't all brown cakes chocolate?  I didn't know there was brown coloring."  She was so serious and I couldn't help myself ; I laughed so hard the tears rolled.

On that same note I was asked once how brown icing got that color.  A lot of things went through my mind but with a barely straight face I told her that  either it's chocolate icing or tinted with brown food coloring.

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Mine is:   "Why do I have to order in advance, can't I just come by?"

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Mine is:   "Why do I have to order in advance, can't I just come by?"

Answer: Because I don't have a hotel room on-site, for those who insist on while-you-wait service.

 

And as to brown, well, there's also molasses, dark corn syrup, caramel, grade B maple, various spices, and so forth.

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