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post #1 of 48
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This is a disaster, just not mine........

So, now I have the perfect reason why I'm trying to go into business by myself. In this area, there are two other places to get cakes - a real bakery, or the grocery store. I was sick this week, so I went to buy a grocery store cake this morning for a coworker. They only had two without flowers. I chose one, and asked for Happy Birthday to be written on it, in blue or another guy color. The girl put it in pink, and added a flower. So, I had her redo it. This time, she used green. She also smashed in the side of the cake. I didn't realize this until it was on the conveyer. So, now I have to go back to the store at noon and get a replacement cake - thankfully, it's free.

GRRRRRRRR
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post #2 of 48
Thats nothing! How about our local grocery here mis-spelling a simple word on cake. I went in the other day to pick up a cake for a neighbor and when asked to write "welcome baby" he writes "welcome babby". icon_eek.gif When I seen it and asked him to redo it he stood there and argued with me that it was spelled correct. icon_confused.gif I had to get the manager to set his butt straight. AND THAN after the manager walked away "decorator" proceeded to toss the lid on the cake and pulled half the icing off the side of the cake on purpose so back to the manager I went (now fuming) icon_mad.gif and demanded another cake and it better be free. So manager gave me a bigger cake and left me go behind counter to write on it myself while he stood there. icon_razz.gif PEOPLE!! I guess it really is true, if ya want something done right, do it yourself!
post #3 of 48
THAT is hilarious that he let you write it your self. I love it !!!!!!
post #4 of 48
Ok...that was hilarious. Did the grocery store guy really think Babby was correct? Ha ha. Good reason to help my kids with their spelling! Ha ha.
post #5 of 48
Maybe he thought you meant Bobby? I've never known anyone who couldn't spell baby.
post #6 of 48
What a moron! icon_lol.gif
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post #7 of 48
Several years ago I picked up a cake for my Grandfathers 83rd birthday. On the cake they wrote 83th. It was so funny I left it and everyone had a good laugh.
post #8 of 48
oh I can't believe the people they hire to do cakes at the stores!!! H-E-B messed up my wedding cake(before I started doing cakes), then my oldest daghters second birthday cake, and then my baby shower cake....all reasons why I started doing cakes. It was just going to be for my kids, but it's just sooooooo much fun.

And Rainybaby I agree with you If you want something done right do it yourself. I got a kick out of doing a cake for H-E-B(my hubby works there) and then they told me I could have a job there anytime I wanted...I just kinda Laughed at the guy and told him he didn't want my kind of cakes!!!
post #9 of 48
My daughter was asked to pick up a cake from a local grocery store. She says the guy doing the writing was complaining the whole time that the frosting was too stiff. When she got to work she opened the cake box and it read "Hapity Birday".
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post #10 of 48
I work at a grocery store bakery, and ugh. I hate my manager's decorating. She just throws something together and then wonders why our cakes don't sell. All of mine generally sell, we have some weeks where we sell tons of cakes, and the next we may not at all much. She says I should be able to ice and decorate eight 1/4 sheets in an hour. Umm, I take a little longer on them, and it sure pays off.

But, people look at me funny sometimes when I ask them to spell the name of whomever even if it's a simple name. I just want to make sure, because you never know.
post #11 of 48
This is too... funny! I'm not just lol, tears are rolling down my face. But I think its also a bit sad. Goes to show the state of our education system. When we can't spell baby or happy birthday.

I always wondered why people were annoyed when I ask them to spell the name and then repeat it with B as in Boy, A as in Adam.

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post #12 of 48
Two birthdays ago, my husband and daughter decided to order me a cake from the local bakery instead of me baking my own (as usual). When I opened my cake, it read:

Happy Birthday (husband's name) and (daughter's name)

They got the order form mixed up and put the names of the contacts instead of my name.
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post #13 of 48
I've been lucky with our grocery store bakery. I always go to Giant if I need a cake done for a birthday (before I started doing my own). The guy there is really good at what he does, but he's also really cocky!! ...I did get a good laugh though, one day I went in and asked if they sold buttercream there, and he looked at me really funny and said, "No, but you can get it the same place we do....the cake store, across the street....there are these buckets on the 3rd aisle...."
post #14 of 48
sometimes u have to give those people that work in the store bakeries a break. ive worked in two store bakeries before, turn over in bakeries like that are crazy. in the 12 months that i worked for jewel in the bake shop, 12 ppl had come in gone. most the time they dont take the time to train people right. or its too busy for the new people to learn things like writing on cakes. its not the individuals fault. but i do understand u guys. at sams club, they wanted us to decorate 40 cakes in an 8 hour day. when places give their decorators time limits like that, it is impossible and very unreasonable for anyone to expect the cakes to be the best cakes out there. (sorry grocery store workers, i know ur pain!) and the people that worked in the bakery hated working there, they had no passion for it, therefore, they didnt care if it looked sloppy...thank god i dont work there anymore....

so, to save urself some frustration, make ur own cake, or get it from a real bakery. that way, its always the way you want it thumbs_up.gif

but i do have a funny story to share! at sams club, there was this one cake decorator that could not spell for ANYTHING. during graduation "season" she misspelled congratulations on a full sheet. leaving me to fix the mistake, and then ending up having to make a whole new full sheet for the customer(i couldnt blame them though). she put "congralutations". but the funniest mispelling she did left the customers laughing so hard they couldnt walk. she was supposed to write "congratulations indiana university" or something along those lines. but what ended up onthe cake was "congratulations indian universe". they thought it was so funny, that they didnt want us to fix it. and when i told her what she did, she got sooo embarrassed. hahahahaha but its still funny!!

but still....these are the reasons why i make my families cakes. i refuse to let them buy a slapped together cake from a store!

-jackie-
post #15 of 48
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Originally Posted by AnythingSugar

Two birthdays ago, my husband and daughter decided to order me a cake from the local bakery instead of me baking my own (as usual). When I opened my cake, it read:

Happy Birthday (husband's name) and (daughter's name)

They got the order form mixed up and put the names of the contacts instead of my name.



I'm glad to see that my DH isn't the only one who doesn't check the message on the cake before leaving the store with it.

A couple of years ago, he ordered an ice cream cake from Ben and Jerry's for my birthday. When he got home, he discovered that they had seriously misspelled my name. I asked him if the cake was for his other wife! icon_biggrin.gif

Still tasted yummy, though. thumbs_up.gif
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