I got an inquiry for a cake order today. It was for a one year old with a smash cake. I would love your opinions on what to tell this woman next. Here are the emails.
I'm looking for cake pricing. My son's first birthday will be November 17, 2012 however I need the cake ready for pick up Friday November 16. The cake will be for a 2 tier fondant cake estimate of 30-35 people and I also need a butter cream smash cake decorated similarly. Let me know of the best pricing in email and I will get back to the vendor seems most fair. Thank you for your time."
So I gave her the price and she said she wanted to meet. She emailed back and said,
"Let me know ff tuesday is ok with you around 10am. Don't book the date please. Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 11:30am is the birthday party set-up time. Can you prepare a slice of cake for me to taste if possible. It's an indoor building in Mullin's Park called the Veteran's Building.
Thanks for your time and we will keep in touch. Give me your phone number and name so I can call you on monday to confirm. what free filling's do you have?"
I told her I only do tastings for orders of 100 servings or more but she could place an order for some cupcakes. Here is the next email.
"Are you doing any cakes this weekend? Can you make a little extra batter to make one cupcake? I just want to try before I make the final decision. I was thinking about purchasing cupcakes from you for halloween but thats a little far away. Lets do wednesday at 10am. Let me know if that is possible."
At first I wasn't going to and i was so mad but then I decided to just let it go and bring her a cupcake. Now this made me even madder. I am ready to tell her her date was taken. Who does she think she is? Here is the last email.
"I can meet on Sunday also in the afternoon so the cupcake can be fresh for tasting. I'll keep your number just let me know if sunday is ok or if not wednesday just fridge the cupcake."
What would you say to her? And no, I cannot meet Sunday. Makes me so mad.