Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › Cookies! › Ugh, why do people wait until the last minute?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Ugh, why do people wait until the last minute?

post #1 of 49
Thread Starter 
Got an email today from an old friend of mine who is getting married in 18 days. She wants to know if I can do cookies for her. Not only is it coming up fast but I also have a cake and 6 dzn cookies to do for someone else at the same time but my friend's cookies will need to be ready sooner because her future MIL is flying out for the wedding (MIL and I are on a different island than the bride,) and needs to take them with her.

Why would she wait so long? We discussed it almost 2 months ago and she said she would get back to me. Do some people think all we do is sit around all day waiting for them to get back to us and we take no other jobs in the meantime?

Sorry, rant over. icon_redface.gif
post #2 of 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrsc808

Got an email today from an old friend of mine who is getting married in 18 days. She wants to know if I can do cookies for her. Not only is it coming up fast but I also have a cake and 6 dzn cookies to do for someone else at the same time but my friend's cookies will need to be ready sooner because her future MIL is flying out for the wedding (MIL and I are on a different island than the bride,) and needs to take them with her.

Why would she wait so long?
Because she is precious icon_wink.gif
We discussed it almost 2 months ago and she said she would get back to me.
And she has - in her own good time - sorry that should read - in her own precious time - icon_lol.gif
Do some people think all we do is sit around all day waiting for them to get back to us and we take no other jobs in the meantime?
Yes, thats how they think - they are the only bride in the whole wide world getting married this month - no other bride to be exists.
Sorry, rant over. icon_redface.gif
Rant away - helps get it out of the blood stream
frustrating for you - isn't it?
Make a descion now as to whether you are going to do them or not - and just stick to your guns.
We all know she is prescious - but so is your time.




Bluehue.
post #3 of 49
It's happened to me three times in the past two weeks. They've been asking a day or two before the event and I tell them "I'm sorry, I won't be able to make that for you. I prefer an order to be placed at least two weeks before the event."...or something like that.
post #4 of 49
yep... people don't seem to realize how long cookies, especially, take to make. Or more correctly, take to dry, before you can package them. I'm working on a "last minute" order right now and I'm really cutting it close with the drying time.

Maria
post #5 of 49
First, I LUV BLuehue's response! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

Quote:
Originally Posted by mrsc808

Why would she wait so long?

Because in their little (air)heads, their only point of reference is slice-n-bake, so SURELY more than two weeks notice is PLENTY of time, right? icon_eek.gif
post #6 of 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by MariaK38

... and I'm really cutting it close with the drying time.

When I would tell poeple it takes 24 hours for the icing to set before I can add the SECOND color, they'd be astonished and say "You mean the cookies are TWO DAYS OLD?????"

Folding my arms and adopting my "you're such a stupid f*cking moron" look (hubby says this looks even scares HIM!), I ask, "And HOW old are those OReos in your cabinet?" icon_confused.gif
post #7 of 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by indydebi

Quote:
Originally Posted by MariaK38

... and I'm really cutting it close with the drying time.

When I would tell poeple it takes 24 hours for the icing to set before I can add the SECOND color, they'd be astonished and say "You mean the cookies are TWO DAYS OLD?????"

Folding my arms and adopting my "you're such a stupid f*cking moron" look (hubby says this looks even scares HIM!), I ask, "And HOW old are those OReos in your cabinet?" icon_confused.gif



ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!! icon_lol.gif Oreos!! ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!! Yep, I'm definitely going to use that one!! (Leave it to Indy to put it all in perspective for us!) icon_biggrin.gifthumbs_up.gif
To find "THE RECIPE LINKS ARE HERE" thread, click on "Forums", then "Recipes" and it's the first sticky. Latest updates are on (the bottom of) page 10 here: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-625803-135.html
Reply
To find "THE RECIPE LINKS ARE HERE" thread, click on "Forums", then "Recipes" and it's the first sticky. Latest updates are on (the bottom of) page 10 here: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopic-625803-135.html
Reply
post #8 of 49
indydebi ~ I thought I'd fall off my chair LMAO at your response!!! HYSTERICAL and correct!!! LOL
icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
Be nice to everyone, because everybody is wrestling with their own personal "giants".
Reply
Be nice to everyone, because everybody is wrestling with their own personal "giants".
Reply
post #9 of 49
Love it! So true!
Dina
Miami, FL

www.dinab.com
Reply
Dina
Miami, FL

www.dinab.com
Reply
post #10 of 49
A bride-to-be sent me an e-mail (3 days ago) for a wedding on may 29 !
First of all, I'm already booked for something and she was asking for many table centerpiece and the bucket she wanted needed to be ordered from my supplier.. oh well..
post #11 of 49
I was reading some comments someone had left on a web site concerning a local bakery. They were fuming that their cake wasn't "fresh" and were recommending to everyone to wait to place an order until the day before they wanted a cake. Right. And if the bakery is busy and doesn't have time to do your cake? Once sealed with icing, that cake isn't going to go stale in just two days! Same with cookies. But I think people are so hung up on "FRESH". They haven't a clue that it's better to give the decorator time to create something special than to have it baked that morning!
The pessimist complains about the wind;
the optimist expects it to change;
the realist adjusts the sails.
Reply
The pessimist complains about the wind;
the optimist expects it to change;
the realist adjusts the sails.
Reply
post #12 of 49
Indy: I almost dropped a lung, I was laughing so hard!! You rock! And you're right!
Grandkids are the crown jewels in my life!
Reply
Grandkids are the crown jewels in my life!
Reply
post #13 of 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrsc808

Got an email today from an old friend of mine who is getting married in 18 days. She wants to know if I can do cookies for her. Not only is it coming up fast but I also have a cake and 6 dzn cookies to do for someone else at the same time but my friend's cookies will need to be ready sooner because her future MIL is flying out for the wedding (MIL and I are on a different island than the bride,) and needs to take them with her.

Why would she wait so long? We discussed it almost 2 months ago and she said she would get back to me. Do some people think all we do is sit around all day waiting for them to get back to us and we take no other jobs in the meantime?

Sorry, rant over. icon_redface.gif



I hope you told her that because she waited so long you're now booked???
"Mmmmmmmmm donuts." - Homer Simpson
Reply
"Mmmmmmmmm donuts." - Homer Simpson
Reply
post #14 of 49
I actually think the cookie taste better a couple of days later. The flavors seem to come together. That's what I tell them and I truly believe it.
Celebrate life every day with family and friends.
Reply
Celebrate life every day with family and friends.
Reply
post #15 of 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by Echooo3

I actually think the cookie taste better a couple of days later. The flavors seem to come together. That's what I tell them and I truly believe it.

YOu know, I think you're right. I remember a batch I made for a client/friend. I tasted one of them right after I finished it (it was a simple design, so I was able to get it done in one day) and I thought they tasted awful! I worried about it ..... one friend suggested I do a Do-Over. I decided to use them, under the thinking of "we're our own worst critic". So the next day, as I'm putting the bouquet together, I ate one of the extras and couldn't believe the difference! Cookie was softer, flavors....as you said ..... had really come together.

Like marinades and cheeseballs, it just needs time for the flavors to meld. thumbs_up.gif
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Cookies!
Cake Central › Cake Forums › Cake Talk › Cookies! › Ugh, why do people wait until the last minute?