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post #2836 of 2844
Perhaps she was simply having trouble finding a tactful way of telling you you'd lost the gig. (I do my best to assume the best of people, unless they go out of their way to make that impossible.)

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post #2837 of 2844
"do my best to assume the best about people unless they go out of their way to make that impossible" priceless, james
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post #2838 of 2844

Well, the lady definitely followed the "not saying something to the baker" on that one.

But no one is required to read minds.  There's no guessing or mind reading in baking for someone else.  If you don't have it in writing, or a deposit confirmed, it really never happened.

 

Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, How much   etc. etc.  Flavor, Color, Theme, & servings.  If the conversation steers from here, it's going the wrong way. (Like John Candy in Planes, trains, & automobiles.)

 

[another driver is trying to alert them that they're driving on the wrong side of the highway]

Neal:  He says we're going the wrong way...

Del:  Oh, he's drunk. How would he know where we're going?]

 

Hang in there Edible Art Co, and be glad that you didn't fall for the old "give it to me free" story.  It could be a straight up falsehood. I'm not sure what it means when you said ""That's me done!""  I hope that you just mean that you're done with her.  Your cakes are too nice to not charge appropriately and confidently for them.

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post #2839 of 2844

Thanks guys, it's just frustrating to be super helpful to people (as I'm sure you know) and then they don't want you anyway... don't worry, I'm only done ranting! Onwards and upwards :)

post #2840 of 2844
Omg this has also happened to me. I had a girl keep asking me if i would tell her how to male a filling of mine and she was so persistent that i had to get real with her lol
post #2841 of 2844

They never ate the cake....

 

 

I made a drum cake for my a friend to give to her boyfriend in May.  (He's a drummer).  We visited them this past weekend and I was looking for something to nibble on.  I see a tupperware cake box on the counter and peek in.....What????  There is the cake I made for his birthday.  My friend shrugged her shoulders and said, "He couldn't bear to cut it." 

 

Of course the fondant was hard as a rock and the cake still looked pretty good.  It had settled about 1/4 of an inch.  Wonder what that thing looks like on the inside.  I keep thinking about that scene in Christmas vacation when Clark cuts the turkey and dust flies from the inside. 

post #2842 of 2844

Actually, something like that happened to me, with the cake I baked for my parents' 55th wedding anniversary.

 

You may recall, it was a 9x13 sheet cake with a speed limit sign on it (what could possibly be more obvious for "55"?), via edible printing, served in-pan. When we had to cancel a visit from the neighbors, the evening of the anniversary, I cut around the sign, hoping that the neighbors would make it the next evening. That continued for a few days. Eventually, after a visit from the neighbors was no longer an issue, and the foil covering the cake in the refrigerator had stuck to, and ripped, part of the decoration, I went on my fall vacation. A week later, the (by then stale) cake was still in the refrigerator, the undecorated portions cut away and eaten, the decorated portion severely damaged by the foil cover, but completely uncut and uneaten.

 

It's a CAKE, for pity's sake! You don't eat it, it'll eventually go bad!

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post #2843 of 2844

wonder if anyone had heard this before  ;A customer walks in and ask: how much is a 6" cake? what about 8"?then what of a 12"? I tell them the individual prices, next I hear the total of the 3 cakes, then for the shocking part, please put them on each other to form a 3 tier cake.

 

 my reply; oh ok, i'll make your individual cakes:(, when you get home you can go stack them yourself

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wonder if anyone had heard this before  ;A customer walks in and ask: how much is a 6" cake? what about 8"?then what of a 12"? I tell them the individual prices, next I hear the total of the 3 cakes, then for the shocking part, please put them on each other to form a 3 tier cake.

 

 my reply; oh ok, i'll make your individual cakes:(, when you get home you can go stack them yourself

 

LOL 

 

I come out swinging now and give them the price difference off the bat. Clearly your erstwhile customer had been around the block!

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