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A lot of people assume cake is supposed to taste like it does when it comes from a box, and look like it does when it comes from Walmart. That's the standard they are expecting from you, so when it tastes like good cake and looks like good cake they think there's something wrong with it. 

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cute idea for a post. 

 

Mine was just last week about a carrot cake:

 

"Is it moist? Is it any good?" 

 

Umm, no, it's as dry as styrofoam and it totally sucks. That's why I'm in business. 

 

And the word moist always kinda creeps me out, I don't know why.


Oh my gosh I HATE the word "moist" too!  I can't tell you why, but it grosses me out.

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"Moist" creeps people out because it is a good word for crotches and armpits! HTH! icon_wink.gif
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"Moist" creeps people out because it is a good word for crotches and armpits! HTH! icon_wink.gif

 

Eeeewwwww!  Well, that's put me off my kibble for the day. 

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"Moist" creeps people out because it is a good word for crotches and armpits! HTH! icon_wink.gif

That's what I was going to say too!

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I had an unhappy customer a few weeks ago. I made a cake for her niece with a Hip Hop dancing girl and a graffiti design around. She aske for a regular chocolate birthday cake with chocolate cream. I baked the cake 2 days in advance and refrigerated it as usual for 24 hours. I also made fresh Italian merengue buttercream with good 70% chocolate. I cut off the dome to get a flat surface. Mij husband and I had the 'dome' with our coffee that day and to us it tasted really good.
Since she was traveling with the cake a loaned her one of my plasttic transportation boxes. When I mailed her after a week asking when it would be convenient for her to return the box she replied the following: She would return the box that evening but.............she was very disappointed because the cake did not taste good and that it was not fresh and not made out of quality products (as i advertise). I replied that I was sorry to hear she was disappointed and specified my cake making schedule including a list of the quality ingredients I use (e.g. butter, dutch cocoa, 70% chocolate, pasteurized eggs e.g.).
I also asked if maybe they had some leftover cake (since it did not taste gooe) to allow me tdentify what the problem was. There (of course) was no reply to that. Tastes differ but to say things like that............. What did she want to achieve, her money back or another cake for free?

It is always interesting to hear complaints after the cake is ALL GONE!! Hope you got your transport box back!!
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A good client, that has shown appreciation for my work in the past, calls to order a cake with elaborate fancy decorations, but...  does not want the cake covered in fondant (because nobody every eats it!), but is not too fond of BC or any other kind of cream (too sweet!). 

If I do a 'naked' cake it will not suit the decorations or style that she is asking.  How am I suppose to make it ????icon_eek.gif
 

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A good client, that has shown appreciation for my work in the past, calls to order a cake with elaborate fancy decorations, but...  does not want the cake covered in fondant (because nobody every eats it!), but is not too fond of BC or any other kind of cream (too sweet!). 

If I do a 'naked' cake it will not suit the decorations or style that she is asking.  How am I suppose to make it ????icon_eek.gif
 

You could cover it with cheese from a can, that isn't too sweet icon_evil.gif

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A good client, that has shown appreciation for my work in the past, calls to order a cake with elaborate fancy decorations, but...  does not want the cake covered in fondant (because nobody every eats it!), but is not too fond of BC or any other kind of cream (too sweet!). 

If I do a 'naked' cake it will not suit the decorations or style that she is asking.  How am I suppose to make it ????icon_eek.gif
 

Mashed potatoes?

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Bahaha! She'd say it's too cheesy!

Got a referral last night. April 23 bride, "baker" cancelled her. I send her introduction email. She writes back she needs about 130 servings ( grooms cake will make up difference of what she needs). She would like basket weave on a 3 tier. She also writes "I have a 22" stand so is like the bottom to be 18".

What? 18" bottom on a 3 tier cake?! To serve 130?!!

Love when brides think they know what they need.

I write back asking the date. I'm booked!!

I call her and tell her I'm already booked & recommend another cake artist I know. I also try to start her in the right direction o size. She's not hearing it!!

I send her an email with my friends info (also copy the friend). She writes back!! Well, what's her website. I send her link. She writes back with more questions!!! Oh no Sweetie, we are so done.

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It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

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A good client, that has shown appreciation for my work in the past, calls to order a cake with elaborate fancy decorations, but...  does not want the cake covered in fondant (because nobody every eats it!), but is not too fond of BC or any other kind of cream (too sweet!). 

If I do a 'naked' cake it will not suit the decorations or style that she is asking.  How am I suppose to make it ????icon_eek.gif
 

 

Ganache? A glaze of some sort? Powdered sugar dust?

There. Their. They're not the same.

 

I hope I die before "your" becomes the official contraction of "you are."

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There. Their. They're not the same.

 

I hope I die before "your" becomes the official contraction of "you are."

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Originally Posted by SweetTzippy View Post

A good client, that has shown appreciation for my work in the past, calls to order a cake with elaborate fancy decorations, but...  does not want the cake covered in fondant (because nobody every eats it!), but is not too fond of BC or any other kind of cream (too sweet!). 
If I do a 'naked' cake it will not suit the decorations or style that she is asking.  How am I suppose to make it ????icon_eek.gif

Have you asked the client what she wants the cake to be covered in?
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Originally Posted by SweetTzippy View Post

A good client, that has shown appreciation for my work in the past, calls to order a cake with elaborate fancy decorations, but...  does not want the cake covered in fondant (because nobody every eats it!), but is not too fond of BC or any other kind of cream (too sweet!). 

If I do a 'naked' cake it will not suit the decorations or style that she is asking.  How am I suppose to make it ????icon_eek.gif
 

Tell her that fairy dust will cost her $300 an ounce...or she can have ganache.

 

Ganache is a really good cake covering for those who don't like "too sweet" with elaborate decorations. 

 

One German bakery here uses modelling chocolate to cover cakes as you would use fondant...it's chocolate and therefore tastes good.

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LOL @ costumeczar & Annabakescakes !!!

 

@ jason_kraft, I did ask and her response was "you are the expert".

 

@ BakingIrene & Shanter, cake has to be dairy free so I did not think of ganache.  I don't have experience with modeling chocolate and did not know that it can be used to cover cakes, it is interesting to know, thank you. In this case it might not work because brown is not a suitable color for this cake and I also wonder if that would be dairy too.  icon_sad.gif

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Mashed potatoes?

Is it bad that I would eat this?

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