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post #61 of 2979
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Originally Posted by jason_kraft View Post


There could be good reasons to ask this question. For example, depending on the number and size of tiers it may not be possible to get exactly 100 servings. Also, some bakeries charge different per-serving prices depending on the size of the cake.

Jason, get out of here with your reasonable self. This thread is supposed to be FUN! OUT before I MOISTEN your keyboard with simple syrup!

post #62 of 2979

Oh Crud!  I just saw the photo of the Eye of Sauron cake!  (Couldn't make the link work earlier.)    It's WAAAAAY funnier now that I've seen the cake! 

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2418022/lord-of-the-rings

 

That cake was so impressive I did some research online.  It was made by Jason Reaves of Market Salamander in Virginia.  Their wedding cakes start at $6 a serving, so how much do you think that huge, artistic & architecturally sound Eye of Sauron cake masterpiece cost? 

 

sbrehill~~I'm fascinated that you actually quoted a price for that cake.  I would've collapsed on the floor in fits of hysterical giggles.  Welcome to the forum!  [LOVED your alligator "bride" groom's cake!]

post #63 of 2979
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Originally Posted by Apti View Post

Oh Crud!  I just saw the photo of the Eye of Sauron cake!  (Couldn't make the link work earlier.)    It's WAAAAAY funnier now that I've seen the cake! 

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2418022/lord-of-the-rings

 

That cake was so impressive I did some research online.  It was made by Jason Reaves of Market Salamander in Virginia.  Their wedding cakes start at $6 a serving, so how much do you think that huge, artistic & architecturally sound Eye of Sauron cake masterpiece cost? 

 

sbrehill~~I'm fascinated that you actually quoted a price for that cake.  I would've collapsed on the floor in fits of hysterical giggles.  Welcome to the forum!  [LOVED your alligator "bride" groom's cake!]

Darn! I couldn't get the other link to work either. THAT is what he wanted for free from a virtual stranger he just 'friended' on facebook? icon_eek.gif #slain Oh-freaking-wow!

post #64 of 2979

vgcea~~I TOLD you to stop!

post #65 of 2979
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Originally Posted by Apti View Post

vgcea~~I TOLD you to stop!

Okay fine. I'll just be CLEAN AND MODERN then. Hmph! icon_evil.gif

post #66 of 2979

HAHAHA Yes, I forgot that bit!  

 

And yes, he told me it was too much money and was irritated because I edited it WAY down.  He's like, but why can't I have ALL THE THINGS on my cake?  I WANT ALL THE THINGS!"

post #67 of 2979
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Originally Posted by Gefion View Post

Whaaaat? Please tell me you made them buy you a new copy. Oh there would have been blood, if that happened to me.

I kept asking for it back and every time I got a different story about who had it in which small town (I don't own a car).  I gave up in disgust and refused to ever have anything to do with the instigator ever again.  She was mad at hell because she had wanted me to introduce her to a different group of MY friends and I just refused.

 

I replaced the Lambeth from ebay UK for a reasonable price by watching carefully.  You can get them occasionally when a  charity lists them without any clue to their real value.

post #68 of 2979
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Originally Posted by Apti View Post

Oh Crud!  I just saw the photo of the Eye of Sauron cake!  (Couldn't make the link work earlier.)    It's WAAAAAY funnier now that I've seen the cake! 

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2418022/lord-of-the-rings

 

That cake was so impressive I did some research online.  It was made by Jason Reaves of Market Salamander in Virginia.  Their wedding cakes start at $6 a serving, so how much do you think that huge, artistic & architecturally sound Eye of Sauron cake masterpiece cost? 

 

sbrehill~~I'm fascinated that you actually quoted a price for that cake.  I would've collapsed on the floor in fits of hysterical giggles.  Welcome to the forum!  [LOVED your alligator "bride" groom's cake!]

Apti~ Thank you for fixing my link.  I'm a newb at this forum thing so thanks too for the welcome and praise for my groom's cake :)

 

I was actually excited to get to make it as I'm a huge geek and absolutely love anything LOTR, although I'm sure it wouldn't have been nearly as good as the original!  I was going to give it my best shot! And lmy quote was WAY not $6 per serving! 

 

I too get all those requests for "everything but the kitchen sink" cakes and cringe every time!  We make them as per request but most of those pics don't get posted anywhere!  haha!  I just don't want people to think they were our designs!  I have posted a few of them and always find myself explaining the "why" behind the design.
 

To laugh often and love much... to appreciate beauty,
To find the best in others, to give one's self...
This is to have succeeded.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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To laugh often and love much... to appreciate beauty,
To find the best in others, to give one's self...
This is to have succeeded.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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post #69 of 2979
Vgcea please pour simple syrup over Jason....he needs to loosen up on all the business mumbo jumbo and let us have have alittle fun
post #70 of 2979

*shanter hands Jason an umbrella*

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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post #71 of 2979
Thanks, but my existing umbrella is rated for Grade B maple syrup so I think it can handle simple syrup.
post #72 of 2979
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Originally Posted by -K8memphis View Post

 

Omg--what are you doing? Is this a gluten-free, nut-free, egg-free, flavor-free, texture-free umbrella???

Produced in a bubble by peeps in hazmat suits???

 

No, but it is CLEAN AND MODERN!

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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post #73 of 2979

oooh ooh:

 

Heard multiple times when I'm having couples over for wedding cake tastings (at my house, at my kitchen table, with me sitting there staring at them...)

 

"So, we're looking for something really simple, and even though there are going to be 40000 guests we think about 100 servings should work, because you know, no one really eats cake these days." (um, you may not eat cake, but I know a heck of a lot of people who do, and that's fine, but you do know you're at my home, right?)

 

"We don't want to spend a whole lot of money on our cake because after all it's just cake, and it's really not one of those important things. You understand..." (sure, I understand, you are taking up my time to tell me that what I do doesn't matter to you. You couldn't do that in a phone call?)

 

"We LOVE this fondant cake, and we want to it to look EXACTLY like this picture, but we don't want to waste the money on fondant, so can you do it in buttercream?" (sure, no problem, I'll work twice as hard to make it look like fondant but with buttercream so that you can save fifty bucks...)

 

Each of these phrases are fine over email, or when you're telling your girlfriends about your wedding plans, but they aren't things I'd recommend saying while sitting in front of your baker, who I GUARANTEE thinks cake is a big deal!

 

Filter, people, filter. 

life is short, get a cakesafe.
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life is short, get a cakesafe.
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post #74 of 2979
Come on after all "its just cake " as my customer says Not all Business
post #75 of 2979
Jenmat there's that famous saying "after all its just cake"
And hey there neighbor I too live in wiscosin
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