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People are just so rude. If they had any idea... 

But they don't have any idea. So we can educate people, or accept that not everyone will be our customer, or just keep bashing to have a good time at their expense. 

"OR"?

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post #2162 of 3000
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Originally Posted by Godot View Post

I, for one, love having a good time at their expense.icon_biggrin.gif
Agree

No his mind is not for rent, to any god or government...

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post #2163 of 3000
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Originally Posted by cak3m0m View Post
 

I swear people are just so rude. If they had any idea of how long it takes and the artistry involved, people would realize that the price is cheap compared to the hours we sometimes put into a cake lol

It's not JUST the time it took you to make THAT cake....what about all the hours on every cake for the previous 2, 5, 10, 15, 20 or more years!!!!!

 

It takes ME hours to do ONE cake and my skill level is still far lower than you guys!!! Methinks I need to practice! :grin:

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Originally Posted by MimiFix View Post
 

 

But they don't have any idea. So we can educate people, or accept that not everyone will be our customer, or just keep bashing to have a good time at their expense. 


I avoid having customers in my neighborhood like the plague - it wasn't until after I got over being relieved she didn't want my card that I decided she'd been rude :lol:. I did tell her that it took many hours and that it was deceptively simple looking. I wonder... if a cake is a bit sloppy, it might be easier for some people to see it's a lot of work.

post #2165 of 3000

hahahahahaa

 

Believe me. That did happen to me too................

 

People think that we just charge for ingredients when we make a cake.............People do not think about our time, art effort, plus all the bills we have to include when working..............electric power, water, cleaning supplies,..........and so on!

 

Up here in Mexico I do have a lot of that stupid clients asking for free work...........................

post #2166 of 3000

Sometimes you just want to pour a big dose of Clorox in the gene pool. :-P

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^ Love that line. Gotta remember it for future use. (Unfortunately there will be a lot of opportunities!)

 

Jan

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Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby.
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If you have knowledge, let others light their candles on it.

Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby.
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post #2168 of 3000

message received today:

 

" i know it's late notice, but I only need a small cake. The first tier is.... "

 

oh lady, i'm too sick to make your "small cake" with or without tears.

post #2169 of 3000

Hello!

 

This thread is amazing and hilarious...

 

I'm a baker and i'm located in Malaysia.

 

I get many funny questions, sometimes almost to the point where I just wanna give up and tell them to look for someone else.

 

The most recent one was a mother who want a cake for her 1 year old son. She wants it to be winnie the pooh theme.

Discussing cake woth someone who has no idea about cake can be very frustrating.

 

Client: I want this ( buttercream cake)

Me: Okay, so now you want to change is to buttercream?

Client: No. I want fondant?

Me: I showed her a picture of a fondant cake. Slowly explaining the layout and degisn of the cake.

Client: (Shows me another picture of the buttercream design cake.)

 

At this point i felt like i was talking to myself. So I decide to sketch a layout of the cake with colour according to the theme she wanted. She just wanted winnie the pooh on the cake.

 

Client: The pooh bear is so small...

Me: This is just a sketch for you to get an idea of the cake layout.

Client: Can you draw a bigger picture? (like the actual size)

 

Finally after many days of discussion thru mobile,

She asked me...

 

Client: just wanted to check with you...is the candle 3D or 2D?

 

I was so stunned not knowing to laugh or to cry.

post #2170 of 3000

Someone enquired for my french macarons as wedding favors.

Below are the questions from the bride to be.

 

Is french macarons sweet?

 

Can you make it not so sweet?

 

How come you cant make it less sweet? Why cant you just put less sugar?

 

Why so expensive? Will it be cheaper if I come pack it myself?

 

Sigh...

 

I wanted to just tell her to go make it on her own. 

 

People can be so frustrating.

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Inbreeding.

Note to self , do not read Godot's comments when I have a mouthful of coffee. It took me ages to clean the screen and keyboard.

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WE HAVE A WINNER!

post #2174 of 3000
I always hear people saying fondont isn't good. I personally love it.
I mostly get people trying to lower prices. My prices aren't even that bad
considering 1.50 a slice. I don't think people understand that everything we do
is out of our pockets and we don't have a big company behind us funding
everything for us. I live in a small town so I get that all the time.
post #2175 of 3000
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Originally Posted by Mimi744 View Post

My prices aren't even that bad considering 1.50 a slice.

Not that bad? Do you make any money at that price? I wouldn't turn my oven on for that price. Tell those tightwads to buy a box and a can and do it themselves. :)

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