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post #316 of 2992
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Originally Posted by crushed View Post

I love it when they use "Clean" as an adjective for food. It's like they think last years brides were clamoring for dirty, messy cakes. aka RUSTIC.

Fixed that for ya.

post #317 of 2992
To be fair, the HuffPost blurb on cakes said:

"The cake style that dominates right now is clean and modern with just one amazing pop of embellishment such as a bow, monogram or flower. The other major look takes the opposite tack, using eye-popping color or all-over appliqués. And finally, a traditional idea has come around again: Brides are loving cakes that mimic wedding-dress details like lace." Photo Credit: Cake Power

This is actually not bad news!

I'm so tired of vintage, rustic cakes. I welcome modern, or colour, or appliqués! I'm even happy enough with piping and lace details. Just not...rustic.

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post #318 of 2992

If I have to do another vintage/rustic/shabby chic cake I'll spew.

post #319 of 2992
I always get asked "I've ordered with you before, will my cake be cheaper?"
Uhhh.... NO! Just because buy sugar at the supermarket doeant mean its cheaper for me when ever i go back to buy more.
Or "This cake is cheaper at Staderbros."
Then why dont you go and get it there.
post #320 of 2992
I would do rustic cakes all day, no icing smoothing involved. Slap that on, get paid and move along.

I suspect that "clean and modern" is just going to be another code word for "cheap because the magazines say that the simpler a cake the less work you have to do and the less I can pay you." They'll say they want something clean and modern then show you a picture of a cake with lace piped all over the entire surface. You know, "something simple."
post #321 of 2992
Yup- rough-iced with one big peony. Fast and furious and a great hourly wage. I did several hundred of those last year - thus the urge to yuk.
post #322 of 2992
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Yup- rough-iced with one big peony. Fast and furious and a great hourly wage. I did several hundred of those last year - thus the urge to yuk.

I haven't done that many of them yet, so I'm not quite at yuk at this point! The "great hourly wage" part still outweighs the gag reflex. I do gag at the pearls and swirls, I've done way too many of those.

post #323 of 2992
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Originally Posted by Brayan View Post

I always get asked "I've ordered with you before, will my cake be cheaper?"
Uhhh.... NO! Just because buy sugar at the supermarket doeant mean its cheaper for me when ever i go back to buy more.
Or "This cake is cheaper at Staderbros."
Then why dont you go and get it there.


Brayan~~Think I'll try this tactic with my plumber the next time I call. 

post #324 of 2992

Its is quite stunning just what people think they should pay for a custom cake, ive been ''told'' before that making a cake cant be that hard and it doesn't cost that much..... ohhh really well why dont you make it then ;) lol - Answer becuase you cant and that why you need to pay for it to be made for you. 

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post #325 of 2992
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Originally Posted by costumeczar View Post

Wow...RUDE! Definitely a no cake for you list recipient. What drives me crazy is when my husband takes a day off from work when I'm working, and decides that he wants to come into the kitchen and have a conversation. I've told him that it doesn't look like I'm doing anything, but I'm always either counting or concentrating on something, depending if I'm baking or decorating. He used to work from home too, so that was worse, at least now he goes to the office and I can have some silence while I'm concentrating!

 

You're lucky.  My husband is retired and I have to wait until late at night to work on my cakes.  He scoffs at me when I tell him I'm concentrating and can't have a conversation.  Drives me crazy. 
 

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post #326 of 2992

Although she should be thankful you are bringing a dessert, most people I know do not like fondant--so I would not be offended if someone made that request.

post #327 of 2992
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Originally Posted by vgcea View Post

Fixed that for ya.


Oh, vcgea, whatever would I do without you. icon_rolleyes.gif

post #328 of 2992

What a great thread, I thoroughly enjoyed reading it!!

 

It left me with a clean and modern, yet moist and fluffy glow!

 

Just wanted to let you know it was so much fun I had to join to say so... even if I didn't get the first post either.. seemed like a reasonable question to me... must have missed something.

post #329 of 2992

Rant:

 

I told a friend I would be testing out a design on a dummy cake. She goes, "what's that?" I tell her it's a styrofoam 'cake' that cakers use to practice designs and stuff. She goes, "you mean all those big display cakes in the cake boutiques are not real? I'm no longer impressed."

 

REALLY? I didn't know where to begin with her. Do people really expect their baker to have multiple 4-tier mounds of rotting cake sitting in the store as displays? I couldn't even be bothered to explain to her that it takes just as much skill to decorate a dummy as a real cake. #lostcause
 

post #330 of 2992
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Originally Posted by vgcea View Post

Rant:

I told a friend I would be testing out a design on a dummy cake. She goes, "what's that?" I tell her it's a styrofoam 'cake' that cakers use to practice designs and stuff. She goes, "you mean all those big display cakes in the cake boutiques are not real? I'm no longer impressed."

REALLY? I didn't know where to begin with her. Do people really expect their baker to have multiple 4-tier mounds of rotting cake sitting in the store as displays? I couldn't even be bothered to explain to her that it takes just as much skill to decorate a dummy as a real cake. #lostcause

 


Geez...I've noticed something similar: I had 4 dummy wedding cakes (2, 3, and 4 tiers) as displays in my cake room. I had more than a dozen people say something like, "Wow, nice cakes, are they real?" to which I'd answer "No they're display cakes, so the inside is styrofoam". The response invariably was crestfallen look and a dismissive "Oh", like they were expecting fresh yummy cake I might carve up in front of them.

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