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I LOVE this thread!
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Congratulated a friend on his impending marriage the other day and he asked me (tongue in cheek) if I knew a good cake decorator.  The look on his face was priceless when I responded that I knew quite a few and would look up their phone numbers for him when I went home.

I will most likely do this cake as a wedding present as I will have fairly free range but he was left speechless.

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Got a new one today!
A voice mail request this morning, asking for a 90th birthday cake. This lady knew what she was asking for, because she was very specific on flavors, design elements, specified single tier only, etc., (most people if they are clueless use the words "1 layer" when they mean "one tier", so I knew she wasn't completely out of it.) And then she said she was looking for at to be a round 24 inch cake.

24 inches.
Single tier.
Did I mention I want round? Not a sheet cake style.


What the what??
Even if I could find a split round pan to make that, I'm fairly certain that a 24 inch cake, on a board a bit wider, would not fit through my door.

Unfortunately I'm already booked for that date, sorry.

ETA: the lady calling was not the 90 year old, but someone younger planning the party. So no, I can't give this one a sweet old lady pass. icon_smile.gif
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This morning before I left for the restaurant my roommate crawled out of bed around 9 and said "Would you mind not taking naps during the day so you won't get up so early?"

 

Yes that's what I do all day lay around napping..except when the pool boy is feeding me grapes of course. Ummm...no, I got up at 4 so I could start getting things ready and do chores before going to work.

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Person: Don't trust a skinny baker hAHAHAHAah!1

 

Me: hAHAHAHAHAHA!! *clutches knife*

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Originally Posted by SweetCarolines View Post

Person: Don't trust a skinny baker hAHAHAHAah!1

Me: hAHAHAHAHAHA!! *clutches knife*

Loool!!! Yep, i'd probably have the same reaction!
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Originally Posted by DebbyJG View Post

Got a new one today!
A voice mail request this morning, asking for a 90th birthday cake. This lady knew what she was asking for, because she was very specific on flavors, design elements, specified single tier only, etc., (most people if they are clueless use the words "1 layer" when they mean "one tier", so I knew she wasn't completely out of it.) And then she said she was looking for at to be a round 24 inch cake.

24 inches.
Single tier.
Did I mention I want round? Not a sheet cake style.


What the what??
Even if I could find a split round pan to make that, I'm fairly certain that a 24 inch cake, on a board a bit wider, would not fit through my door.

Unfortunately I'm already booked for that date, sorry.

ETA: the lady calling was not the 90 year old, but someone younger planning the party. So no, I can't give this one a sweet old lady pass. icon_smile.gif

 

 

:? 24 inch round!?!?! :-X

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Originally Posted by SweetCarolines View Post
 

Person: Don't trust a skinny baker hAHAHAHAah!1

 

Me: hAHAHAHAHAHA!! *clutches knife*

 

:D 

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Originally Posted by glassfish View Post
 

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."

I tell them "just don't eat it then!" Getting old, and less tolerant of stupid remarks! Closed my business, and just do cakes for family and friends, besides Fund raiser donation cakes/cupcakes. I'm not rude, but don't tolerate people's ignorant comments anymore. Of course, I try to do it in a "slightly" joking tone...but that doesn't always work either. Being retired, and not having to depend on or worry about selling is soooooo freeing!  I'm never overtly hateful, but can use a pretty dry tone!  :D

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Re:getting a cake through a doorway

Standard U.S. doorways are, if I remember right, 30-36 inches wide.

And it sounds like it could certainly be made by splicing and trimming sheet cakes.

Of course, every cake I've ever baked has been single-tiet, single-layer, and a good deal smaller.

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

 

Liz

 

Yeah, in my experience it's the texture that people don't like more than the flavor.

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Yeah, in my experience it's the texture that people don't like more than the flavor.

 

I realize that the gums that keep it together and able to be rolled out are what gives it the texture that I find objectionable, but wouldn't it be cool to invent some kind of sprayed sugar coating that doesn't have to have the gums in there?  I have no idea how that work, but if it existed I would try it. :)

 

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Hello!!! I was just wondering how you price's are? Do you price by slice or per cake? I have been looking for someone to do my wedding & grooms cake! Thank you for your time!!

 

 

just got this one...lol..price by cake..

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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.
This makes me want to curse. HOW MANY WAYS ARE THERE TO SAY IT!!!!!!!! ITS WHEAT FREE
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This thread is an awesome find! I should have found this earlier. :)

 

 

Here's my story:

someone asked me to make a carrot cake with a cream cheese frosting on it.

but the catch is, i have to etch/sculpt some writing on it.

it sounds crazy, but i did it anyway.

i was challenged enough and thought it was fun.

 

 

at the end of the day, i thought if the client was crazy or if i was the crazier one, accepting his terms.

i charged a little bit more for the effort.

well, at least they said it was delicious. :D 

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