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Originally Posted by IAmPamCakes View Post
 

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.

Hahahaha! That reminds me of how companies put labels on stuff that couldn't possibly contain cholesterol (like a popsicle) and bragging that's it's cholesterol free. And I always thought that was so stupid. Apparently it's not.

post #2027 of 2969
This thread is hilarious!

My biggest peeve is when people ask for pricing. When I ask what they want, size, flavor, decoration and they say "oh I don't know. Just give me an estimate." Sweetie, I have no idea what to tell you.My cakes can start as little as $15 all the way up to several hundred. I went around and around with one person several times because she just kept asking for pricing but wouldn't give me any idea of what she wanted.


Or the time I had to turn down a customer because I had a wedding and baby shower the same day and they had both booked weeks in advance. Because of the size of the cakes and wanting to spend whatever time I needed on the wedding cake, I turned her down when she ordered for that day a week before. She sent me a message saying "so you are only capable of doing one or two cakes a day? Is it really that difficult?" Wow.
post #2028 of 2969

What do you sell for $15?

post #2029 of 2969
Smash cakes if it's not a first birthday or a few cupcakes. icon_biggrin.gif
post #2030 of 2969
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Originally Posted by colieoh View Post

This thread is hilarious!

My biggest peeve is when people ask for pricing. When I ask what they want, size, flavor, decoration and they say "oh I don't know. Just give me an estimate." Sweetie, I have no idea what to tell you.My cakes can start as little as $15 all the way up to several hundred. I went around and around with one person several times because she just kept asking for pricing but wouldn't give me any idea of what she wanted.


Or the time I had to turn down a customer because I had a wedding and baby shower the same day and they had both booked weeks in advance. Because of the size of the cakes and wanting to spend whatever time I needed on the wedding cake, I turned her down when she ordered for that day a week before. She sent me a message saying "so you are only capable of doing one or two cakes a day? Is it really that difficult?" Wow.

This is where I would say "Well I thought that's why you're ordering from me..because you can't make one of my cakes in a day? correct me if I'm wrong ...Do you decorate too?" Act really dumb founded it adds to the innocence of the question rather than the pissed off they are an idiot response..:sssh:

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Wow...I hadn't finished reading her post. People don't realize the time involved. If everyone could do it then everyone would.....

post #2032 of 2969
I would have said 'feel free to have a go at it and let me know what I'm doing wrong'.
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post #2033 of 2969
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Originally Posted by kikiandkyle View Post

I would have said 'feel free to have a go at it and let me know what I'm doing wrong'.

 

This!!

 

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This is where I would say "Well I thought that's why you're ordering from me..because you can't make one of my cakes in a day? correct me if I'm wrong ...Do you decorate too?" Act really dumb founded it adds to the innocence of the question rather than the pissed off they are an idiot response..shhh.gif

I was nice about it, I just told her I was sorry I couldn't accommodate her that particular day and that tiered cakes could be a process that takes several days to bake, construct and decorate.
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I was nice about it, I just told her I was sorry I couldn't accommodate her that particular day and that tiered cakes could be a process that takes several days to bake, construct and decorate.

 

Nice of you to educate one more cake muggle!

 

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Originally Posted by kmanning View Post

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!

She sounds like a gem!

post #2037 of 2969

I frequently get people who don't like fondant and tend to make rude remarks about it.  My response is always the same, "most people who don't like the fondant just peel it back and eat the cake inside.  It doesn't change the flavor of the cake but does tend to keep it more moist."

post #2038 of 2969

In my experience people who complain about fondant have never tried a premium brand or homemade

post #2039 of 2969

I think homemade tastes just as terrible as the cheap stuff.  But most of all, I'm not a fan of the texture. :( 

 

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post #2040 of 2969

Can someone give me the link to that awesome blog that had like the Top 10 things not to say to your baker?

OR it was something like the correction to the top 10 things wrong with The Knots list. Can't find it and google and search on

here only brings up this thread. It was so good I want to post it to my personal FB for one of my friends and all future friends ordering from me!

They think I'm so mean because I say no and don't give free cake. Booo hoo...lol Lady tonight "Keeps saying so and so doesn't even like cake"

Then why are you ordering from me?  "Your cake is just a focal point we won't serve it" Then I'm not making it.

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