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We serve cake as one dessert option in our restaurant.  I don't have time to decorate them, but they have super-smooth buttercream.

 

The first time I served Salted Caramel Cake, a customer called me over to his table.  In a very low whisper, he said "There's little tiny pieces of broken glass all over this cake."

 

Really. *snicker*

 

1.  Would I really serve cake with broken glass on it?

 

2.  What part of "SALTED Caramel" did you not understand?

 

Sometimes you just want to reach out and slap their Reset button.

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The first time I served Salted Caramel Cake, a customer called me over to his table.  In a very low whisper, he said "There's little tiny pieces of broken glass all over this cake."

 

:duh: !!!

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At least he tried to be discreet! icon_biggrin.gif
post #2974 of 2979

with the proliferation of prepackaged salted caramel food products in the grocery store, I do believe that it has come to mean SALTY caramel. I don't think most people get that it's supposed to be this unique taste and texture experience. 

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with the proliferation of prepackaged salted caramel food products in the grocery store, I do believe that it has come to mean SALTY caramel. I don't think most people get that it's supposed to be this unique taste and texture experience. 

 

I agree. As with most things, salted caramel standards have changed as more people become aware of their ability to adapt a fad to their financial gain. The bakers' inside joke now is that it's so easy to change a product name when they make a recipe mistake and add too much salt.

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post #2976 of 2979

this isn't strictly a "not to say" but i'm anxious and gotta get it off my chest!

 

talked to a woman about a cake for her rehearsal dinner last month. Got into servings and design. Agreed on the size of the cake and the design. 

Her last email to me was about delivery and confirmation. I replied that I needed to know what flavor cake  she wanted and when and where she

wanted it delivered. I never heard back from her. 

 

Now it's 3 days from the event, still no word of confirmation. I'm so tense! My last email to her emphasized that if i don't hear from her today, no cake, but

you KNOW how people can be. Of course I don't have her phone number either, because I hadn't gotten to actually writing up the order. GRRRRR. 

 

If she shows up for a cake on Friday I'm gonna feel really badly about it. 

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... I never heard back from her. 

 

Now it's 3 days from the event, still no word of confirmation. I'm so tense! My last email to her emphasized that if i don't hear from her today, no cake, but

you KNOW how people can be. Of course I don't have her phone number either, because I hadn't gotten to actually writing up the order. GRRRRR. 

 

If she shows up for a cake on Friday I'm gonna feel really badly about it. 

 

Did you tell her you need a deposit to hold the date? People who don't follow through are not your problem. It sounds as if you did everything and more. It's also possible that she does not want a cake from you and she thinks her silence is enough.

 

ellavanilla, you worry too much. I understand how you feel, but it isn't good for your mental or physical well being.

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post #2978 of 2979

I wouldn't normally take a deposit for a cake at this price point. 

 

I  agree with everything you've said, I just have one of those feelings

that she thinks she's getting a cake on Friday. 

 

thanks! 

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Sometimes you just want to reach out and slap their Reset button.

 

That button was lost in a melt down of stupidity a long time ago.  You're going to have to aim for their wallets so they can actually feel it.  Like @MimiFix says above.

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