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post #16 of 90
Same here - if you could tell that it was cos she was thinking you were ripping her off then she is one dillusional chick! thumbsdown.gif
post #17 of 90
These are the kind of "friends" that I want to make a video for: planning the cake, researching the cake, buying the ingredients, prepping the pans and work area, mixing the cake, baking the cake, cooling the cake, wrapping the cake and placing in the freezer. Pulling said cake out of freezer, thawing, prepping the layers, filling the cake, waiting for it to settle, making the icing, icing the cake or prepping fondant and covering with that. Making decorations and placing on cake, boxing up the cake and finally waiting for pick up or making the delivery yourself! Geesh, no wonder I'm tired!!

Cake muggles just don't get it and I would have been offended and directed her elsewhere!
Good for you for standing up to her!!
post #18 of 90
Oh, I would have shown her the receipt all right. I would have written a statement attached to it describing exactly what christeena mentioned above, plus: 1,000 of hours working on my craft to make it so that you child would have had his/her eyes illuminate with wonder when s/he saw the cake: priceless!

I wish I could say that she probably regretted this because she realized what she lost, but I doubt it. If somebody is so classless to do that, then they are not smart enough to realize how stupid they are. Taking away her child's wonder, you were better off not doing it for her. She would not have appreciated it! And next time, please give yourself your just due and CHARGE WHAT YOU ARE WORTH!
post #19 of 90
Most everyone that I do cakes for "at cost" give me extras for doing the cakes, especially when they see how much it costs. But I do think that it is extremely rude to ask. She obviously doesn't know what all goes into the cake!

Good for you to turn it down. I know that must have been difficult.

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post #20 of 90
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Then I definately agree with the others posters, good for you for turning it down. She probably would not have appreciated you effort anyway.



Thats what my Mom said before the whole receipt thing even happened! She said she wasn't the type to appreciate it and she could even see her not showing the cake to the guests before cutting it. There are people out there Id love to make one for because of their situation in life and would make one just to see a smile on their face. I guess she wasnt one of them lol
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post #21 of 90
People have NO clue what is involved with making a cake, they seem to think it's like making a sandwich and should cost about as much. It's funny that customers paying seem to appreciate the workmanship more I've had much nicer reactions from strangers than my own family.
post #22 of 90
Tell her to call Carlos Bakery in Hobokin NJ and ask Buddy for all the recipts for what goes into his cakes......

what an ignoramus she must be lol
post #23 of 90
Just out of curiosity, how is your friendship faring now? Does she still talk to you after all of this? If she was so shallow as to not think of your time and what effort goes into a cake of that magnitude, not to mention waiting until the absolute last minute to try and order a cake for her own child at such a late hour, then I would think that she would be blaming you for the party being a "bust" due to not having a themed cake.... If that IS the case, my suggestion would be that the next time you have a cake to make for an event, make sure you keep all of the receipts for ingredients(as well as price out what you already have on hand- ya know, 90 cents for a tsp of extract, etc.- and show it to her) THEN add in the hours of prep work, baking, cooling, torting, etc. and SHOW her THAT so that she gets a clear picture of what it was that she was asking of you, and what type of challenge that you ACCEPTED because you care about her as a friend. Then, maybe next time, she wont be as self absorbed as to EVER make a request like that to ANYONE, not to mention you...
post #24 of 90
I can't believe you could do a 3 tier cake for 20.00! What a NICE friend you were to offer that to begin with!!! You could be my friend! LOL icon_lol.gif
post #25 of 90
ahhhhh thats a horrobil thing to to do!! and even if she wanted to pay more.. she could have just payed more without asking for a reciept that is totally rude!!
post #26 of 90
She is not a friend. She was just using you. Cross her off your list and don't waste your valuable time with people like that. Definitely not worth even stressing out over it. She's definitely the loser not you. I'm glad you didn't make that cake. Your efforts should be placed on others who recognize your talents and your friendship.
post #27 of 90
This so called friend, would not be a friend anymore because a real friend knows what it takes for one of the cakes we all do. I'm just saying!
post #28 of 90
an attempt to know what you made your cake from. Ive had a customer (family) call and say I'll go buy the stuff if you give me a list of what you need.
She's wanted my recipe for years.
Yeah right.
post #29 of 90
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an attempt to know what you made your cake from. Ive had a customer (family) call and say I'll go buy the stuff if you give me a list of what you need.
She's wanted my recipe for years.
Yeah right.



Hahaha, you should tell her sure, coem on over and get the list. Then give her a list with a bunch of random cake ingredients on it but add things like red pepper, pickle relish and cumin to it.
post #30 of 90
Well I just think your friend is a moron. I do not wish to be rude but WTH. And honestly IMO if she really wanted to pay you more she could have probably said something like

"20.00 dollars no, are you seriouse. Just let me see your receipt to go halfs on the cake"

But anyhow its funny how we get low blows from people that are the closest to us.
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