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Customer: I would like to order an apple pie please

Staff: I'm sorry we don't make apple pies

Customer: You don't understand, this is a special order, I would like an apple pie please

Staff: Um, I'm sorry we don't make apple pies

Customer: Yes I know you don't make apple pies, but this is a special order, I would like an apple pie

Staff: We make speciality cakes we don't make apple pies

Customer, cranky: Well you haven't been much help, I will get someone else to make it

Staff after she had hung up the phone: Yes, go to someone else WHO MAKES APPLE PIES

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Ha, but will the apple pie be moist?

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"If you were so inclined to bring a dessert to my party do you think you could do a small cake with a horse on it?  It's my sister's birthday and she loves horses...")  

If I'm invited to an event and they ask that I bring a cake I don't go. If they tell me everyone is bringing something if you want you can bring the dessert I tell them sure I'll bring something and I bring salad.  And if I sold them the cake for the event I don't go because they expect me to be the one to cut and serve it.  

 

Now I get fewer invitations to things I didn't really want to go to in the first place : ) 

 

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Ding, ding, ding - we have a winner!

 

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Now I get fewer invitations to things I didn't really want to go to in the first place : ) 

Hahaha, nice. :lol:

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I've said this before: when I provide a cake for the Leland Award festivities at the Printing Museum, it's so that (1) I can "own" a piece of the award, and share it with my fellow docents, and (2) I can gain experience with an edible printing vendor before I'm putting their work on my own birthday cake.

 

Nobody asks me to do it, but everybody seems to appreciate it, even if it is just a 9x13 sheet cake, served "family style" in-pan.

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When I had a retail bakery everyone assumed I would bring a dessert to every party, meeting, or gathering. If it was a potluck, I was also expected to bring a meal-type item since I was "cheating" if I only brought a sweet dessert. It took me a year before I started declining all invitations.

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Yes, and if that Jordache horse head logo is a registered trademark, and they're fussy about enforcing it, you could end up with a horse's head in your bed.

LOL...no intention of using the logo....maybe that's the cake I'll do a horse's head in a bed! 


What a coincidence: just found this on the Cake Central home page:

 

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How would you like to find THAT cake in your bed?

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Ha, but will the apple pie be moist?

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When I had a retail bakery everyone assumed I would bring a dessert to every party, meeting, or gathering. If it was a potluck, I was also expected to bring a meal-type item since I was "cheating" if I only brought a sweet dessert. It took me a year before I started declining all invitations.


Cause you just whip up those desserts effortlessly out of thin air.

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I had 3 cake tastings scheduled for Saturday.

 

One bride texts me last week that she has decided her budget will only allow her to purchase cupcakes and that she is just going to get them at Costco.  Whew!!!!  Glad I didn't waste my time on her.

 

Yesterday, bride 2 calls and asks if she can reschedule and tells me that Sunday would work great for her.  I tell her that Sunday is not good for me and that I have another tasting date in December.  She doesn't want to wait until December to make her decision and asks if I do them at night and that M-T-Th are good for her after 7:00pm.  I'm thinking this chick has some nerve and I tell her as politely as I can that I don't work nights either.  She then proceeds to tell me that she just doesn't know what to do.  She says her mother can come on Saturday, but she wants to pick out her own wedding cake.  She goes on and on begging.  I was starting to feel sorry for her when she let's it slip why she can't be there.......She's got tickets to a freaking ballgame!

 

Fortunately my business brain kicked in before I told her what I really thought.  I agreed to do the tasting on Sunday for an additional fee.

 

Jumping on that she says, "Mommy will pay whatever you charge".  I threw out a number that would make most people run for the hills.  She dropped me off a check this morning.

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I was starting to feel sorry for her when she let's it slip why she can't be there.......She's got tickets to a freaking ballgame!

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And you find that disturbing why?

 

I don't go to ballgames myself, but I do go to a great many concerts throughout the year. There are some concerts for which I would "exercise subscriber privilege" and exchange the ticket, in the event of a time conflict (e.g., I once exchanged a ticket for organist Cameron Carpenter at Disney Hall, simply because it fell on Mothers Day, and I refuse to be away from my mother all evening that day), but if I were to, say, fall into tickets, at the last minute, for violinist Itzhak Perlman, or cellist Yo-Yo Ma, or flutist James Galway, or organist Pamela Decker, or singer Joan Morris (and her pianist/composer husband William Bolcom), then there are very few prior engagements I wouldn't break, in order to attend. And while I probably wouldn't reschedule my own wedding, I would reschedule a cake tasting, even for my own wedding cake, without a second thought.

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And you find that disturbing why?

 

 

Ah, but would you ask your hairdresser to come in on Sunday when the shop is closed to cut your hair so you could go to a concert?  How about your mechanic, your doctor?  Why do people assume because you do cakes that you are available 24-7?

 

It's not that I cared that she rescheduled.  II offered her a date in December (which is only 3 weeks away) and she didn't want to wait.  It's the fact that she asked me to work after hours to accommodate her.

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Ah, but would you ask your hairdresser to come in on Sunday when the shop is closed to cut your hair so you could go to a concert?  How about your mechanic, your doctor?  Why do people assume because you do cakes that you are available 24-7?

 

It's not that I cared that she rescheduled.  II offered her a date in December (which is only 3 weeks away) and she didn't want to wait.  It's the fact that she asked me to work after hours to accommodate her.

I get this too sometimes. If a place is closed, I come when it's open. Somehow for whatever reason though I have couples expecting availability at any time, day or night. Don't get me wrong, I tell them when I have openings and I stand by it. If they don't like the times, they can either go somewhere else, or they can adjust their schedule. I don't care if they're tired and they just want to sleep in, I'm not available when I'm not available. 

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Ah, but would you ask your hairdresser to come in on Sunday when the shop is closed to cut your hair so you could go to a concert?  How about your mechanic, your doctor?  Why do people assume because you do cakes that you are available 24-7?

 

It's not that I cared that she rescheduled.  II offered her a date in December (which is only 3 weeks away) and she didn't want to wait.  It's the fact that she asked me to work after hours to accommodate her.

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