Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › Cake Decorating Business › Just a tad bit annoyed
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Just a tad bit annoyed - Page 12

post #166 of 205
Quote:
Quote:

Hello Darlene

Thanks for writting back to me. I think you are being unreasonable and
you
just lost my business. For someone who works part time you do charge
way
too much.



dunce.gif

I'm speechless. Good riddance to bad rubbish.
post #167 of 205
I agree-- don't respond, youve given her your answer. She will get a rude shock when she starts shopping around again.

Like everyone else said, you just saved yourself a whole lot of under paid work and hassel.
Can we say "Addiction"....
Reply
Can we say "Addiction"....
Reply
post #168 of 205
I'm with Janette. I say we round up a posse armed with tons of wadded up fondant and gobs of buttercream and pelt her relentlessly. Then we charge her an 'unreasonable' fee for the supplies we just wasted on pelting her.

Then we could poke her with pointy little No. 1 decorating tips. Poke poke.

Where's my long spatula....
"Oh, drat these computers. They're so naughty and so complex. I could pinch them."--Marvin the Martian

www.chouxbakery.com
Reply
"Oh, drat these computers. They're so naughty and so complex. I could pinch them."--Marvin the Martian

www.chouxbakery.com
Reply
post #169 of 205
Quote:
Originally Posted by SophieBelle

Then we could poke her with pointy little No. 1 decorating tips. Poke poke.

Where's my long spatula....



OMG- LMAO, PIMP icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
post #170 of 205
Wow! I can't believe her response! What an idiot. I agree with the others, don't reply to her email. I am sure that she will come running back to you once she realizes the deal that you were giving her...and when she does...well, NO CAKE FOR HER! icon_smile.gif
Facebook - Sweet Escapes Bakery
If you fan me I will fan you!
Reply
Facebook - Sweet Escapes Bakery
If you fan me I will fan you!
Reply
post #171 of 205
Quote:
Originally Posted by SophieBelle

I'm with Janette. I say we round up a posse armed with tons of wadded up fondant and gobs of buttercream and pelt her relentlessly. Then we charge her an 'unreasonable' fee for the supplies we just wasted on pelting her.

Then we could poke her with pointy little No. 1 decorating tips. Poke poke.

Where's my long spatula....




LOL, this just made my day! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

I think its funny that she didn't understand you weren't begging for her business, WOW- BIG LOSS (not!) icon_rolleyes.gificon_razz.gif (and I agree with the person who said her "writting" skills just add to the annoyance of the whole freaking email!)
My Christmas Angels

Dad

Aug. 5, 1953 - Dec. 24 2005

Grandma

Jan. 7, 1915 - Dec. 29 2005


~James: my husband, my friend, my official taste tester~

www.CakesCanada.com
Reply
My Christmas Angels

Dad

Aug. 5, 1953 - Dec. 24 2005

Grandma

Jan. 7, 1915 - Dec. 29 2005


~James: my husband, my friend, my official taste tester~

www.CakesCanada.com
Reply
post #172 of 205
icon_surprised.gif Oh Shophie, I'm afraid of you icon_razz.gif
legal, not legal, I don't care
Reply
legal, not legal, I don't care
Reply
post #173 of 205
Quote:
Originally Posted by julzs71

I wish you knew someone of the bride to see how much she is going to spend or if she gets the 70 mini cakes



That's just what I was thinking and wishing! I'd LUV to be a bug on her shoulder as she tried to find someone to do all of this for $250. If you have any "spies" in the neighborhood, PLEASE keep us posted on what you hear!
post #174 of 205
you girls are all so funny!!!!
my thought is she wrote you back to get a ''dig'' in. she knew what she read but wanted to make it sound like she turned you down.

i thought your reply to her sounded very professional.

it deff. is nice to have someone to share with and vent isnt it? i love this site!

i get my eyes opened to new stuff everyday........

oh yes!! i dont get the part time comment.....so what to her.... they have no idea whats involved in decorating......
God, family, friends!
Reply
God, family, friends!
Reply
post #175 of 205
Quote:
Originally Posted by MaisieBake

Quote:
Quote:

Why can't these brides understand that EVERYONE has to be paid for their time/effort/artistry? I'll just never get that.



Why can't decorators understand that there's nothing wrong with asking for a deal. You're free to say yes or no, but don't get all het up if someone asks.

This last email from the bride is out of line, but that she asked at all isn't.



ASKING for a "deal" is no problem. We all deal with it from time to time. Asking for a $1000 order and then insinuating that the decorator in question is OVERPRICING it at $350 most DEFINITELY is out of line. As is acting like she's "owed" the discount because she has a friend with her.

And the 2nd e-mail from the girl is appalling.

And just what is this "het up" stuff? Whatever.

We're here to support Didi5 and her decision--not to pick apart whether or not the bimbo bride was "right" or "wrong" for asking for a "discount."

It's amazing to me, for one, that you consider the intimidation tactics and "bargaining" strategies used by this bride as just "asking for a discount."

If I were to get "het up" at anything---That would probably be it.

-M-
"You can't let the cake push you around!"--Duff Goldman
Reply
"You can't let the cake push you around!"--Duff Goldman
Reply
post #176 of 205
I have to say---not replying to her is your best strategy right now.

And there is nothing more insulting than someone suggesting what your cakes are worth. If someone wants to spend a lower amount, then they need to ask, "What can you do for me for X amount" instead of "I want this stunning, complicated cake and this is what I'm paying for it." BIG difference.

You handled yourself professionally. You definitely avoided a very stressful situation by not getting involved with her wedding and its drama. icon_smile.gif

angie
post #177 of 205
I can't resist it ....... here it is again.....

"Hello, Mr. Cadillac dealer. I'd like to have a $40,000 Cadillac but I can only afford $20,000. Now since I'm a spoiled little brat who thinks she deserves everything she wants at everyone's else expense, I think YOU need to lower your price to $20,000. It is ridiculous to think that I should be financially responsible and shop for a car that is in my budget because I've been told by all the websites and magazines that all I have to do is either bat my eyelashes or stomp my foot and I'll get you to do anything I want because it's common knowledge that you've overpriced it just to screw me anyway. And I know that if you won't sell me the Cadillac at a loss, then I can just threaten to take my business elsewhere and these same magazines just ASSURE me that you'll come crawling to get my money."

It was a pleasure to watch this thread and see that the above tactic didn't work! My hero!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thumbs_up.gif
post #178 of 205
My husband agrees with everyone else. "Don't budge that is a lot of work"
Tracey
Reply
Tracey
Reply
post #179 of 205
All I have to say is bless that bride's groom because he's about to marry a chick who is danged near dumb. I'd love to see what she is finally able to get.

Oh, and no problem asking for a deal. It's being such a dingbat about it that's amusing.
post #180 of 205
Just finished reading this thread....and that girl did you a HUGE favor, I paid $350 for my own wedding cake (got a great deal i might add) and it wasn't nearly so complex!!!!

I also have no problem trying to get the most bang for your buck.....I paid for my own wedding, so I totally understand about budgeting, but I made compromises to get what I wanted which included having the reception in my churches gathering space (free--but not the most attractive), paid a friend to be my photographer, paid another friend to do my flowers etc, bought my dress for $250 at JCPenney etc.......the bottom line....I did the BEST I could on my budget.....I didnt "tell" anyone what I was going to pay for something, I "asked" what will $350 get me.....

Its all about prioritizing...and people just dont get it.......at the end of the day you are getting married, I wish brides focused more on the MEANING of the day and less on the details...JMHO
-Melanie
Reply
-Melanie
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Cake Decorating Business
Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › Cake Decorating Business › Just a tad bit annoyed