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@ TheNerdyBaker ARE YOU SERIOUS!!!!! Yeah I hope you gave her the oldest display cake you got!!!
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That is difficult for all of us and the reason why I have a "Bottom Line" pricing system that works well. For Example -  a standard 9x13 cake that is frosted with a border costs $50. There are no exceptions to this bottom line and if they want to add things...the price goes up accordingly and I have a price sheet for add-on items. Then they can pick and choose, walk the price up themselves and end up with their creation at their chosen price. But I always put my business, reputation and profit first.

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Said by the decorator who was using one of my cake pictures as her Facebook profile: ~It was only to help show off your accomplishment and to flatter you.~ Paraphrased because she deleted my post and the subsequent comments from her page so I can't copy and paste exactly what she said icon_lol.gif. But, yeah, it's sooo flattering to have someone take credit for our work, whether explicitly or just implied.

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Said by the decorator who was using one of my cake pictures as her Facebook profile: ~It was only to help show off your accomplishment and to flatter you.~ Paraphrased because she deleted my post and the subsequent comments from her page so I can't copy and paste exactly what she said icon_lol.gif. But, yeah, it's sooo flattering to have someone take credit for our work, whether explicitly or just implied.

That wins the most creative excuse by a lying dingleberry award!

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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...

Ugh! What a turd!

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That wins the most creative excuse by a lying dingleberry award!

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Ugh! What a turd!

You can say that on Cake Central when you're not discussing the People of the fictional Nation of Turdsmania (from Steve Martin's Cruel Shoes)?

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post #1043 of 2590

ahahahah! The ironic thing is she demanded no chemicals or crisco...I'm like, did you try walmart!? Seriously.. I can't make a tiered angel food cake with fondant ruffles!

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"I'll get back to you." When we are talking about a doz cupcakes. After asking a host of questions about 12 cupcakes (!!!) telling me that you need to think it over is a bit ridiculous.

I wouldn't like to be behind this person at Starbucks.
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I wouldn't like to be behind this person at Starbucks.

I know this is off topic but I thought you'd find it funny. I was at Joanne's last week. There was one register open. There were 2 women buying fabric. Not sure if they were disputing how much or what but the kept shaking out the fabric (large pieces, too, probably for curtains or drapes), looking at it, refolding it, with 3 or 4 different kinds, over and over. Finally, they opened a 2nd register. As I was getting ready to walk up there, the woman behind me tapped my shoulder and said "If you go through all of that, we'll kill you". Best laugh I've had in a while!

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I've got another one! 

 

Had a lady call a few days ago and ask about a 10 inch round cake with a fairly detailed, large fondant cut out on top for pick up today. I emailed her with the quote of $100. ($2.50 per serving x 28 servings= $70, plus $30 for the fondant cut out). So she calls and says she wants to order it and pays for it over the phone. As I was taking down the info about the order she says, 

 

"So this is going to be a pretty amazing cake, huh?" (Implying that $100 is a crazy amount of money, so the cake better be incredible)

Me: "Ummm...yes, of course, all of our cakes are great! It will look exactly like the description I sent you in the quote email!" (Wondering if she expects us to go above and beyond and do more than what I described??) 

So she comes in today to pick up (The cake looks awesome, btw, if I do say so myself!), and we are putting the cake in its box, so she sees it as she's walking in, and she says "So that's a $100 cake, huh?" (Most underwhelming response ever) 

 

And I just say "Yep!" 

 

I really don't understand these people that order a cake and go ahead and pay for it, but complain about the price the whole time. Why did you pay the $100 if you don't feel like it's worth the $100???? icon_rolleyes.gif

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I've got another one! 

 

Had a lady call a few days ago and ask about a 10 inch round cake with a fairly detailed, large fondant cut out on top for pick up today. I emailed her with the quote of $100. ($2.50 per serving x 28 servings= $70, plus $30 for the fondant cut out). So she calls and says she wants to order it and pays for it over the phone. As I was taking down the info about the order she says, 

 

"So this is going to be a pretty amazing cake, huh?" (Implying that $100 is a crazy amount of money, so the cake better be incredible)

Me: "Ummm...yes, of course, all of our cakes are great! It will look exactly like the description I sent you in the quote email!" (Wondering if she expects us to go above and beyond and do more than what I described??) 

So she comes in today to pick up (The cake looks awesome, btw, if I do say so myself!), and we are putting the cake in its box, so she sees it as she's walking in, and she says "So that's a $100 cake, huh?" (Most underwhelming response ever) 

 

And I just say "Yep!" 

 

I really don't understand these people that order a cake and go ahead and pay for it, but complain about the price the whole time. Why did you pay the $100 if you don't feel like it's worth the $100???? icon_rolleyes.gif

Ugh, don't you just feel like saying - "I dare you to try to make this, I'd love to see how that works out for you!"

 

Off topic a little -- several years ago I ran a daycare.  I had one lady in particular who would complain every Friday when it was time to pay for the next week.  She'd come in every Friday and say "Well I guess you want to get paid again, huh?  I should just be a stay at home mom so I can play all day long."  Yeah you go ahead, your boys drive me nuts, I'd love to see you stay home with them.   I always wanted to say, "Does your boss complain about your pay every time??" 

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  I always wanted to say, "Does your boss complain about your pay every time??" 

I know, right??? People, they're the worst! icon_wink.gif

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post #1049 of 2590

I've just read a post on another forum about a woman who wants a pirate cake for her son's birthday but her husband won't let her spend £30 -about $50- on a cake that will serve 30 kids, but that's usual in the UK. Cake is not included in the party apart from blowing the candles out as the kids get dessert -usually jelly and ice cream- and a small piece of cake is put in their party bags. That is why I bake for fun. 

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A little over a month ago I had someone send me a picture an asked if I could do the cake, I told her it would be no problem, she wanted a price and I asked how big, fondant, filling...ect. She said she didn't know how big because she was also having other desserts. For three weeks almost on a daily bases she asked me the price and everytime I would again ask how big, ect. Then I received a message from her saying thanks for my time but she decided to go with someone who had more cake experience... I was absolutely shocked over that remark.
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