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post #106 of 113
This country has too much super sizing going on and we have greatest obesity rate in the WORLD.

Unfortunately hon I think you should refund, because how can ya beat the McDonald marketing factor?

(Now to be a bit of a smarta$$ next time she calls in ask her if she wants that Supersized!)
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post #107 of 113
I think the real let down came when she picked up the cake and it was not as big as a real skateboard.

It's all about relation, she was used to seeing some huge skateboard hanging around her house and thought the cake was also going to be that big.
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post #108 of 113
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Hi all,

Sorry for the delay.

I hadn't heard back from the customer and have been waiting for a reply. Everyone has been such a big help!

I decided to email her back. I went with a modified version of aligotmatt's advice. I really needed the advice too! I really do feel like the customer is always right but I don't want to undersell myself and my time either.

I am going to Lowe's and having block's of wood made up into 3 different serving sizes. I am even going to paint them to look like slices of cake. Love that idea!

I have been running my prices at "buiding a portfolio and for practice" prices.

I am putting in a refridgerated case and putting up displays with prices soon and then I will be going to "professional" pricing.

I had (have) alot to learn about decorating and about being in business!

Here is the copy of the email I sent her.

"Hi s,
In regards to the question you had on your serving sizes. You paid for and picked up a 13 inch long and 4 inch wide cake approximately 4 inches high. The cake would have been served by cutting a line straight down the middle and then cutting 2 inches, sliding the knife down and cutting 2 more inches... this should have provided you with 26 1x2x4 sizes, which is a standard serving size, and providing you with enough cake. I sincerely apologize if I was not clear with my cutting instructions prior to you picking up the cake. I would be happy to offer you a 20% discount on you or a family member's future order with us.

Thank you and I hope to hear from you soon."
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post #109 of 113
ok, I am new to this and I just want to make sure that I am understanding the measurements. When you say 1x2x4-- the slice is 1 inch wide, 2 inches long (when looking down at it) and then the 4 inches is for how high it is - right? I know this should be self explanatory, I just want to make sure I am getting this! Thank you everyone!
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post #110 of 113
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Originally Posted by penguinprincess

ok, I am new to this and I just want to make sure that I am understanding the measurements. When you say 1x2x4-- the slice is 1 inch wide, 2 inches long (when looking down at it) and then the 4 inches is for how high it is - right? I know this should be self explanatory, I just want to make sure I am getting this! Thank you everyone!



Here's a pic of a 1x2x4 cake piece ... it's how I cut all of my wedding cakes: http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1156785
post #111 of 113
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Originally Posted by indydebi

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Originally Posted by penguinprincess

ok, I am new to this and I just want to make sure that I am understanding the measurements. When you say 1x2x4-- the slice is 1 inch wide, 2 inches long (when looking down at it) and then the 4 inches is for how high it is - right? I know this should be self explanatory, I just want to make sure I am getting this! Thank you everyone!



Here's a pic of a 1x2x4 cake piece ... it's how I cut all of my wedding cakes: http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1156785




Got it-- Thank you! And yes, that looks like a good size of cake-- not too much, not too little! Thanks again!
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post #112 of 113
Thread Starter 
Great visual!
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post #113 of 113
I don't know why people think that is such a small piece of cake! I think it's just right!
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