Which Do You Prefer??

Decorating By scionmom Updated 6 Nov 2009 , 4:04pm by TexasSugar

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scionmom Posted 5 Nov 2009 , 7:52pm
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A person that wants you to make a cake and knows exactly what they want, or a person that has no clue and wont even give you colors to go for?? I have two ladies this month that want cakes for their daughters, but dont have any clue what they want. I ask for their favorite two colors and figure I can go from there, but they just say, "ya know, girl colors". What in the world? I have two girls but they are different as night and day and both have different favorite colors.
I am just at a loss right now...
Just thought I would ask everyone else's preference.

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Loucinda Posted 5 Nov 2009 , 7:59pm
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I am not a creative genius by any stretch of the imagination, so I really prefer they tell me EXACTLY what they want on their cake. I hate it when they tell me to do "whatever" . icon_sad.gif

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Texas_Rose Posted 5 Nov 2009 , 8:05pm
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I like to do my own thing, but it helps to have some idea of color scheme and whether they want elegant or whimsical, that kind of thing.

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icer101 Posted 5 Nov 2009 , 8:07pm
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i like a little of both.. i do like some kind of idea and colors.. then let me go from there.. that is fun..

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threeforhim Posted 5 Nov 2009 , 8:17pm
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I like for them to tell me what they want - color, flavor, # of people, fondant vs. buttercream, the more the better.

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mightydragon663 Posted 5 Nov 2009 , 8:18pm
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I actually like either one. If they don't know what they want, I just create a design that has techniques that I need to learn or practice. Since I can't charge for my cakes at this point, they can't complain. icon_lol.gif Of course, if they did complain, that would be the last cake they get from me icon_biggrin.gif
If they want a specific design, then I'm happy to do that too. It all gives me an opportunity to improve my skills!

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JenniferMI Posted 6 Nov 2009 , 1:00am
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I like to know as much detail that they want, as possible.

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kakeladi Posted 6 Nov 2009 , 3:10am
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I like to know something to help focus on but if they have NO ideas I do my own thing. Usually that would mean roses & writing OR fondant circles - depending on the ages.

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TexasSugar Posted 6 Nov 2009 , 4:04pm
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For me it depends on who it is for. My SIL will give me the event and I get to pick what I want to do. Her stuff is mostly ag related, so animals are usually a good way to go there.

Other times I do want more than a do what ever you want. I want atleast something to give me an idea of what they are looking for so I know that they will like the design I choose. Especially since we all have different likes and dislikes and tastes.

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