As much as I wanted to say "Are you freakin' kidding me?"...the professional in me said this...after all she may be an entitled 21 year old now...but, maybe in a few years maturity will set in and she may need a wedding cake. Chris~
Thanks for contacting us about your special birthday cake. We appreciate the compliments about our cakes too.
Unfortunately we are already booked with weddings. So we are unable to take any other cakes for this weekend.I wish I had somebody that I could recommend to you, but...our pricing is average for what you will find for a custom cake. Most licensed professional bakers in our area charge between 3.00 and 5.00 and up per serving for a custom cake. If you don't have that in your budget...maybe a possibility would be to order a cake from Sams (or another big box store) and enhance the cake by adding something that you love (fresh flowers, cake topper or even some sugar art).
I hope the party is absolutely fantastic! Have a wonderful birthday!!
This is her response:
it's okay. I can afford it, but I didn't want to spend the money, you know, and I don't want my cake to look any kind of way, you know? I want that 3D designed cake, if not better. But it's cool, I'll find another bakery. Thanks for responding back, I really appreciate it!
&& Thank you so much, I will!
Whether or not she was asking for a free cake, I'll never know. But, certainly she didn't find it important enough to spend the money (if she had it). I prefer to bake for those who appreciate all of the work and show that appreciation by paying me what I charge. I've just never gotten an email like that before. I've gotten emails from people with tight budgets...and I work with them if I can. I get having a tight budget. Some of my favorite clients have been couples paying for their own wedding cakes and needing to stick within a tight budget. I just don't get asking a perfect stranger to work for free or at a discount. I wonder what she would think if her boss asked her to do her job for less money???
Thanks for all of the comical responses. Glad I wasn't the only one to think it was funny.