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I've had the 'sneak peek' request a couple times, but each time it's been way too early

I took photos of the wedding cake I made last year (fruit) but still haven't got around to sending them to the happy couple icon_redface.gif ....I DID manage to get a photo of the cake icer and her helpers cutting the cake in the kitchen icon_rolleyes.gif...(I baked, she iced, much less stress for me)

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I've had the 'sneak peek' request a couple times, but each time it's been way too early, once I was snarky and sent a picture of the ingredients. They were asking a week in advance. At least she laughed, lol.

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post #1023 of 2803
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Maybe its just me but I've been married 11 years and looked at my wedding photos probably less than 11 times.


haha, I look at mine all the time, I'm such a sap :P

 

I've had the 'sneak peek' request a couple times, but each time it's been way too early, once I was snarky and sent a picture of the ingredients. They were asking a week in advance. At least she laughed, lol.

Yeah, I had the maid of honor drop off a topper and some ribbon last Tuesday, for a Friday wedding, and she asked me if she could see the cake, and the bride wanted her to take some pictures of it. It was spread across my cooling rack, in 8 pans, and the fillings were in bowls, and I was making icing to fill them and freeze. I couldn't believe it! I just told her "I don't have anything to actually see or photo at this time. It is much to early ;-) "

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I have my monthly wedding cake consultation day coming up this Saturday and I just KNOW I am going to be writing rude words on the roof of my mouth, or biting my tongue to not simply say "Get out" to someone...thanks everyone for a wonderful thread.

 

Its good to see that cake muggledom is an international phenomenon. We are not alone, dear cakers.

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I met a guy a few years ago and I was interested in dating him.  He called me one day and asked if we could get together the next day.  I told him I was not available because I was making a wedding cake.  His response was "all day?".  I told him to hold on to that thought and hung up the phone. 

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Loooool!! What a cheek!!!
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asking about taste and texture is always hilarious to me. I seriously think people don't know what good cake is and when they ask these sorts of questions they would really be saying : I don't have any faith or trust in your work because I don't know what good cake is and i'm trying to pull one over on you LOL

 

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I had a lady ask me to make a, "very fluffy cake. As fluffy as you can get.. That's what our family likes" and a "very dense heavy frosting..as sweet and dense as you can get..." I'm like, "sure and we will try and build you a house out of cotton balls and then cover it in concrete! let's see how that works!"  It was a tiered cake...and fondant ruffles....Really? people have no idea what they are talking about!

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I met a guy a few years ago and I was interested in dating him.  He called me one day and asked if we could get together the next day.  I told him I was not available because I was making a wedding cake.  His response was "all day?".  I told him to hold on to that thought and hung up the phone. 
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I had a lady ask me to make a, "very fluffy cake. As fluffy as you can get.. That's what our family likes" and a "very dense heavy frosting..as sweet and dense as you can get..." I'm like, "sure and we will try and build you a house out of cotton balls and then cover it in concrete! let's see how that works!"  It was a tiered cake...and fondant ruffles....Really? people have no idea what they are talking about!

Sounds like she's a cake mix and crisco icing gourmand.

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Well, the cold-process BC recipe that's been on the back of the C&H powdered sugar box since before most of us were born, if hand-mixed with a dinner fork, produces an extremely dense, stiff, all-butter BC. Which is how I like it.

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post #1031 of 2803

See I like my cake dense and my icing fluffy. 

 

I get mad when my family raves over a box mix.  Then again, one year for Thanksgiving, my husband and I made 2 desserts - a to-die-for, made from scratch apple cobbler that took hours, and a whip cream/pudding mixture that took about 5 minutes.  They devoured the whip cream stuff and barely touched the beautiful cobbler.  No taste I tells ya.  I don't mind a whip cream/pudding thing, but come on!  Oh well, more for me - like I need it :/

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Know your audience.

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post #1033 of 2803

I work the morning shift at my bakery.  So as I was going around opening up the shop at 8am, I notice a woman already on our patio, waiting to come in, which is pretty unusual for our shop.

 

I unlock the door, say a hearty "Good Morning!"...as she bursts through the door and practically screams at me "Yea, I REALLY didn't want to come here, but Beverly's Best wasn't able to take our order for tomorrow.  What can YOU do for ME?!"

 

So not only was I your last ditch effort, but you want me to rush a cake for you after an insult like that?!  HAH!  You can choose from our pre-made display cakes...

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I love it scrumdiddly and am going to pinch the idea.  Not that I ever get asked but I often make cakes for people's birthdays who live in other states, send them a photo, and then eat the cake.  I might get more reaction by sending a picture of the ingredients.

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Delivering a Wedding cake on Friday to a reception centre that also has a restaurant, B&B , Chapel, Tours etc. Couldn't find the usual lady I deal with to open the reception hall for me . . The M'aitre D' of the restaurant wanted me to leave the cake on a table in the doorway of the restaurant , pretty much out in the open with the public streaming past . He was most annoyed that I insisted he get the key and open the reception hall for me so I could place the cake on the cake table. He did it, all the time muttering about having to leave a 'restaurant full of people' (two people at one table , with five staff standing around doing nothing) . 

 

I was going to have lunch there but decided against it because I was so annoyed . I am sure that the couple that paid almost five hundred dollars for the cake and a hefty delivery fee would have been just thrilled for me to leave it unprotected in a doorway of a restaurant 200 metres from the reception hall. 

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