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I had to leave the WTF? b/c that is exactly what I thought when I read & re-read that statement. People never cease to amaze me!!!
I agree w/ all of the above. When we have a customer order a custom piece of furniture, the drawing is reviewed & signed (& dated) by the customer. And we pretty much tell them the same thing Deb does. After a few weeks/months memory fades & become very selective, especially if there was back & forth before a final design was achieved.
Yes, that is what that means. Some companies will give you permission, others will charge you a fee & some just won't do it.or like Jason said, make a cake with the colors, etc & have the customer bring you a licensed toy or topper & put that on it.
I usually use 1/2 fondant & 1/2 gumpaste for my figures. As stated b4, they should be fine in a clean box, no need to freeze. Good Luck!
Deb, I often think to myself, "Dumba$$!" I think that same customer has been in my store. CakeMaster, you would be amazed at the number of people who tell me, "Oh, I can get that at Walmart much cheaper." To which I usually reply, "Cheaper" would be the operative word & when you're ready for a piece that won't fall apart in few months come back & see me.
I can't answer your question about cake pricing b/c I'm a hobbyist; however, by day I work in a store that sells real wood furniture. We have different price points & have the ability to custom design & finish (staining/painting). It never ceases to amaze me the number of people who come in telling me how they can't find what they want in prefab merchandise. They will then proceed to design from scratch or re-design a piece & actually balk when given a quote for the item....
Your cakes are breathtaking! It takes a lot of grace & class to handle the situation as you did. They say, what goes around comes around, well you have good Karma coming your way.
Don't give up! I have never used Satin Ice; however, your experience sounds exactly like my first couple of tries at fondant. I vowed never to bake again!!!! I have since taken a deep breath & tried again & it gets better each time I work with it. It went so smoothly the last 2 cakes I made that I told my DH it scared me & I was waiting for the whole thing to fall apart or some other catastrophe! Alas, it all went went well. So just practice, practice, practice & be...
The first thing I do when I need ideas is go to Search & look: or you could go to google & search Harry potter cakes in images.HTH
I work in a furniture store by day & this almost happened to us. The hearing impaired relay service called for a customer & the customer wanted a dining set to be shipped to an elderly aunt. They gave us CC info & shipping address but said the shipping company only took cash or wire transfers. They gave us the info to send the extra $400 to the shipping company. Once we researched a little we discovered the shipper was in Africa & we are in Florida! We called the police,...
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