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post #2011 of 2869
I'd call back and say your teaching rate is $500 an hour, how would she like to pay?
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post #2012 of 2869

"Well it can't be THAT difficult, it's just a cake" ...if it's not THAT difficult or time consuming, then maybe you should try it

 

OR another one that drives me crazy "I don't really care about a cake at my wedding, its so not important" ...then why are you nitpicking EVERY SINGLE detail. 

post #2013 of 2869
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I just love when people ask info about other bakeries. LOVE it. 

I know, isn't it just SO awesome! 

 

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Oh it warms my cold little heart, I send them to the most expensive one in the area.

LOL! Nice. I just love how she expects me to send her to someone cheaper, like I'm her best buddy and I want nothing more than to find her the cheapest option possible. 

 

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Customer asked the staff member to have me call her when I got back and talk her through how to make it as she knew she had left it too late and couldn't find anyone to make the cake, and she thought she would have a go at making it herself.  Geez I was so busy just didn't get time to return that call.

Well, gosh, I wonder why you didn't just clear your schedule and devote your entire afternoon to talking her through it! :roll:

 

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OR another one that drives me crazy "I don't really care about a cake at my wedding, its so not important" ...then why are you nitpicking EVERY SINGLE detail. 

RIGHT?!? Nothing is more obnoxious than a bride who sits down with a custom cake artist and tells them their work isn't important to them. Then why are you HERE?!?

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post #2014 of 2869
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Had a customer call 4pm this afternoon (Thursday here), I was out but she asked another staff member if we could make a pair of 3D cowboy boots, chocolate cake, Ganache and fondant finish for this Saturday.  We are already booked out for this weekend so the staff member told her we would not be able to accept her order.  Customer asked the staff member to have me call her when I got back and talk her through how to make it as she knew she had left it too late and couldn't find anyone to make the cake, and she thought she would have a go at making it herself.  Geez I was so busy just didn't get time to return that call.

Seriously!

Ok even before I had a business I didn't treat people this way. I'm starting to have doubts about the human race. My husband and I talked about this the other day. Sadly he believes the vast majority of people are like the above. Everyone is such takers. 

I made him offer his friend money for something he offered to give him. He was like "why he won't take it" I said I know but it sends the message you appreciate the offer and you don't use your friends. He can accept or not. I have met too many friends that just take things for granted and then keep asking what can you do for me.

Please tell me I'm right and the ratio of selfish people is not 90% lol

post #2015 of 2869
Maybe not 90%, smittyditty. Maybe more like 70-80%.
post #2016 of 2869

:-t That is sad.

post #2017 of 2869

I gave up several "best friends". One in particular I laid her hardwood floors, installed her outdoor lighting, took her to doc appts, stayed with her when she recovered from surgery, took care of her 18 special needs son while she went to Cancun AND set up for her Superbowl party since she wasn't getting back until the night before. This is just a minor list...but whenever I had the smallest request she was busy or something else. Funny thing is the final straw is when she didn't show up to a party I was having...lol.

post #2018 of 2869
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I gave up several "best friends". One in particular I laid her hardwood floors, installed her outdoor lighting, took her to doc appts, stayed with her when she recovered from surgery, took care of her 18 special needs son while she went to Cancun AND set up for her Superbowl party since she wasn't getting back until the night before. This is just a minor list...but whenever I had the smallest request she was busy or something else. Funny thing is the final straw is when she didn't show up to a party I was having...lol.

 

That's a vampire friend. They suck you dry if you let them.

post #2019 of 2869
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I'd call back and say your teaching rate is $500 an hour, how would she like to pay?

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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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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post #2020 of 2869
With a minimum charge of 4 hours.
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post #2021 of 2869

This thread is just TOO FUNNY, taken me 3 days to get through it but its my fave read!! 

 

I hate when people say to me 'its just cake' or when they tell me that i'm icing my cakes wrong ... REALLY??? okay then you come ice them! 

 

My mum and husband are sometimes my biggest critics, when i told them i was starting a business they just bashed me and told me i wasnt good enough ( really broke my heart that did, i almost gave up) BUT people DID buy my cakes, people love them and now my husband is on board he even takes care of the technical side of things and does my deliveries but my mum still expects me to be as good as the bakers at chocciewokiedoodah even though ive only been baking for a few years (simple designs only just branching out into fondant etc) she really gets on my nerves. 

 

Friends who expect cakes for free even when they ask a price, you tell them and they agree to the order when you deliver the cake to the party they ignore you and dont pay you. NO MORE CAKE FOR YOU!!! 

post #2022 of 2869
I made a cake for my cousin's graduation. It was the first one I ever really decorated, everyone thought it was beautiful. My sister-in-law was asked what she thought about it, she said it looks "alright" and wouldn't even eat it! 0
My wedding cake was bought from Walmart, and yes, I am ashamed!
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post #2023 of 2869
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I gave up several "best friends". One in particular I laid her hardwood floors, installed her outdoor lighting, took her to doc appts, stayed with her when she recovered from surgery, took care of her 18 special needs son while she went to Cancun AND set up for her Superbowl party since she wasn't getting back until the night before. This is just a minor list...but whenever I had the smallest request she was busy or something else. Funny thing is the final straw is when she didn't show up to a party I was having...lol.

Holy cow.

 

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That's a vampire friend. They suck you dry if you let them.

This

post #2024 of 2869

Here's mine:

 

"I'm going to stick some number candles and a tiara in the cake."  And I was there to see it happen...but there is not a photo record of it  8-)

post #2025 of 2869

This isn't cake related, but baking related. I was working a farmer's market yesterday, and a lady came up to the booth looking at the gluten free stuff. She asked, "Is this wheat free?"

I said, "It's gluten free, so yes, everything is wheat free. Wheat is where gluten comes from."

She looks at me like I just landed in a UFO, and said, "But is it wheat free?"

Me -"Yes."

Her - "Because I know you can add gluten to stuff anyway. But this is all wheat free?"

I just stood there, with no words.

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