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When relatives say, "Since when do you bake?" Um, hi..glad we're related and you know nothing about my life for the last 13 years.

 

Or, "Oh, you bake cakes? I bake too, I have a good recipe, all you do is add pudding to your cake mix." icon_confused.gif

 

That's not baking people...it's mixing.

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(63 pages later...and having the word "moist" ruined in my vocabulary...:D)

While working on a beautiful 10-inch round graduation cake one evening last summer, my mother-in-law stopped by to see my husband. She stood and watched me cutting out the graduation shapes from black sugar paper and said the cake looked nice. I somewhat absently replied that for the price they were paying, I wanted it to be nice. 

MIL: Oh? How much are you charging for a cake like that?
Me: $75, which is a discount since the dad works with [my husband]

MIL: $75?! I'd never pay that for a cake! I'd just get one at the grocery store!

I'm 30-years-old and have still not learned that my mouth works faster than my mind. I put my knife down and looked up at her and said: "Well, some people appreciate quality." 

Sigh. 

 

Not my brightest moment with MIL. She's never mentioned cake to me again! LOL!!

 

ROFLMAO   I had a mother-in-law once that I would have LOVED to have said that to!!  You are the bomb!!

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I wish I could quote them all, Costumeczar, yours was GREAT too. You all made me feel SO MUCH BETTER! I tried really hard to handle myself professionally. This ^ is absolutely right though, she saw how scared I was about trying it, and thought she could convince me it was terrible. I had 2 more orders placed for the cake when I posted pix, so it couldn't have been terrible. I DID actually call her on her inconsistencies. I swear I think she's like 18 or something...she looked really young when I delivered and in her messages, she was VERY immature. At one point when I pointed out her story changing she told me that I "wasn't good at reading, and need to get some glasses!" Which I thought was pretty telling of her maturity level. She came back and threatened me with the BBB, but shoot, again, I'll stand behind my cake and did save all the messages if it ever gets to that point. Oh, and she tells me I need to right this, that she's a "self employed business woman herself" (she sells Origami Owl jewelry, same thing, right?) and that if someone was unhappy, she would just refund them. Huh? So if someone hated their custom made necklace, you'd send them back all their money without getting the necklace back? Well maybe I'll just send the refund and recoup my money by ordering a necklace! ;) Thanks for all your feedback guys. I needed that! 

I've heard that "hookers" believe the same thing she said about self employment..............

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I thought of something this afternoon.

 

I cannot paint my toes. I mean, I CAN, but the result is so horrible, that I would only do it myself if I was desperate and even then it would only be with the lightest pink or beige, in order to hide the failure it would be, So a couple of times a month I go to the salon and pay someone $18 + tip to paint my toes. I have never said, "But a bottle of nail polish is only 7 bucks!" or "Can't you use the cheap polish and charge less?" 

 

I realize that my skills in this area are lacking, so I fork over the money, and I'm damned happy for it. 

 

I don't really have a problem with this from my clients, but I feel lousy for those who do, so why not look at their feet, next time, before you reply?


icon_biggrin.gif You do realize that every time I go for a pedicure now, I will think of you, right?!?!?!  icon_wink.gif

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This thread is now officially getting weird.

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post #966 of 2969
If anything I think this is the thread that all aspiring bakers should read. If you still want to go into business after reading all this then you certainly have guts!
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If anything I think this is the thread that all aspiring bakers should read. If you still want to go into business after reading all this then you certainly have guts!

AMEN!!!

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If anything I think this is the thread that all aspiring bakers should read. If you still want to go into business after reading all this then you certainly have guts!

You call it guts...some others may call it something else! icon_wink.gif

How about the people that I call "clingers"  (like those stickers you get in your socks in the summer that just prick away and drive you nuts) who ask..."I heard you're a baker...I've never baked before but I'm making my first cake...a wedding cake in 2 days. A 3 tiered, fondant covered cake with pillars and a chocolate topper. I told the bride it wouldn't be a problem, I mean shouldn't be too hard or take any time at all..'cause I watch Cake Boss and they do it in an hour and YOU do it so tell me.. how do I do it..can I have your recipes, can I borrow your pans and have your baking tips?"

Clingers. icon_mad.gif

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post #969 of 2969

Idiots.

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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You call it guts...some others may call it something else! icon_wink.gif

How about the people that I call "clingers"  (like those stickers you get in your socks in the summer that just prick away and drive you nuts) who ask..."I heard you're a baker...I've never baked before but I'm making my first cake...a wedding cake in 2 days. A 3 tiered, fondant covered cake with pillars and a chocolate topper. I told the bride it wouldn't be a problem, I mean shouldn't be too hard or take any time at all..'cause I watch Cake Boss and they do it in an hour and YOU do it so tell me.. how do I do it..can I have your recipes, can I borrow your pans and have your baking tips?"

Clingers. icon_mad.gif

 

Oh, to be a fly on the wall at that reception!!

On the flip side, I once had a very kind, well-intentioned lady who ordered 75 cake pops to celebrate her 7-year-old beating cancer (HUGE discount, the little girl was the sweetest thing and we shared a love of purple) and when she came to pick them up said "Oh, I hope you didn't spend your whole weekend on these!" Err, yes. These are 75 hand dipped little balls of cake. Cake takes time! She was sweet, though, so I brushed it off :) 

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This thread is one of The. Best. Ever.

Love it!  Thank you for starting it :)

 

This doesn't qualify as a "question," but I did have a groom say something pretty rude to me at a bridal consultation.  When I asked him what he thought of the different flavors of cake I had prepared for him and his fiance, he said, "I don't really care about cake.  It all tasted the same to me."

And I said, "Well I just can't talk to you any more."

His fiance' was so embarrassed and I pretty much ignored him for the rest of the meeting.

What a dolt.

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Originally Posted by Sweetface421 View Post

This thread is one of The. Best. Ever.

Love it!  Thank you for starting it :)

 

This doesn't qualify as a "question," but I did have a groom say something pretty rude to me at a bridal consultation.  When I asked him what he thought of the different flavors of cake I had prepared for him and his fiance, he said, "I don't really care about cake.  It all tasted the same to me."

And I said, "Well I just can't talk to you any more."

His fiance' was so embarrassed and I pretty much ignored him for the rest of the meeting.

What a dolt.

wowa! well at least the bride new that wqs wrong to say that  what was he even doing there thena!k? lol 

 

you are welcome ;b)

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The best one I had was from a friend who sent me a message that went like this. Hi do you think you could knock me a cake up for my mums birthday tomorrow nothing too fancy as it is short notice just two tiers with some of them lovely roses that you had on Helen's wedding cake. This was at 6.30 the evening before. My reply I do not knock up cakes I bake them and decorate with passion maybe you could ask Helen for the roses from her cake as they took me hours to create and stick them on a cake knocked up by asda !!
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The best one I had was from a friend who sent me a message that went like this. Hi do you think you could knock me a cake up for my mums birthday tomorrow nothing too fancy as it is short notice just two tiers with some of them lovely roses that you had on Helen's wedding cake. This was at 6.30 the evening before. My reply I do not knock up cakes I bake them and decorate with passion maybe you could ask Helen for the roses from her cake as they took me hours to create and stick them on a cake knocked up by asda !!

Hahahahaha!

I get people at tastings every now and then saying "I don't really like cake" or "I don't care about the cake." I always want to suggest that they go buy a bunch of those nasty Hostess fruit pies and serve those.
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I can so relate. There is a guy that does superhero themed parties and such around here. He is constantly calling and asking me to "whip up some of those super hero cupcakes". OF course he cant just request 1 or 2 themes. He wants ALL of the super heros . Batman, superman, captain America, green lantern, hello kitty, princess... this has happened on more than one occasion. oh, and he only wants a dozen cupcakes. Just take a sec and think of all those fondant colors. For. 12. cupcakes. 12. cupcakes. I finally told him that he would have to order at least 6 of one them to justify me making the cupcakes for his parties. I haven't heard from him since.

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