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post #1156 of 2795
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Originally Posted by Hannahscakes View Post

Carmijok that is a brilliant response!! Too bad I already responded a couple weeks ago.. Basically just told her that I could offer her a 25% discount but that when cakes are picked up they need to be eithe held by someone or laying flat and supervised otherwise they won't make it there. She then said " I don't want you to do anything to "fix" the cake. Just wanted you to know for future customers.". Which made me even more livid because she still completely ignored that it wasn't my fault and all hers!

 

Why would you offer a discount for something that wasn't your responsibility? Now you just feel more ticked off. The only thing I would have offered was that next time she pay for professional delivery. 

post #1157 of 2795
That's a good question. I don't know why I offered one. Just felt like I should one minute and then felt like I shouldn't right after that when I realized none of it was my fault! Grr. Lesson learned.
post #1158 of 2795
Sherox..seems like my situation where the cake looks great when it leaves my house and then they screw it up during transportation and blame it on us!!!
post #1159 of 2795
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Originally Posted by ellavanilla View Post

 

Why would you offer a discount for something that wasn't your responsibility? Now you just feel more ticked off. The only thing I would have offered was that next time she pay for professional delivery. 

People don't want to accept responsibility for what they do-they want someone else to blame. During the day I run a cash register at Walmart; at night I am learning to decorate cakes...they do this to cashiers too..."THAT CASHIER WAS RUDE TO ME-SHE WOULDN'T GIVE ME THIS FOR $1.00!" (even though the sign said $10.00)

 

Me personally-they need to learn to READ and THINK FOR THEMSELVES.

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Okay, I've got a good one for y'all, I had forgotten about this!!!  A couple of years ago I was having lunch with a very good friend, a wedding planner.  Just after we placed our order my phone rings and an unfamiliar number pops up.  I excuse myself and take the call, thinking it's a potential client.  

It's a man asking if I can do a cake for his parents 50th anniversary.  He gives me the date and such and we start to discuss his ideas.  He's telling me they are kinda "old Hippies" and he would love to do something along those lines.  He begins to explain that they smoke medicinal marijuana....and what could we do with that????  icon_surprised.gif

Then he just has the most brillant idea!!!!  He could bring me some and I could bake it into the cake for them!!!!!  icon_eek.gif  He's talking about how he works in the same town I'm in and could easily drop it off to me.....I WAS FREAKING OUT!!!!!!   Then he asks me something about my lunch companion....I was reeling.....and I was like, "What?"....I look up and she's DYING LAUGHING!!!! icon_confused.gif

 

 OMG!  Thank God for pranks!!!!  I just KNEW the DEA was hovering nearby to get me or something!!!! LOL!!!! 

post #1161 of 2795

CakeWrecks used to be my daily smile. Now, reading this thread is right up there on the entertainment scale.

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Originally Posted by MissMona View Post

Okay, I've got a good one for y'all, I had forgotten about this!!!  A couple of years ago I was having lunch with a very good friend, a wedding planner.  Just after we placed our order my phone rings and an unfamiliar number pops up.  I excuse myself and take the call, thinking it's a potential client.  
It's a man asking if I can do a cake for his parents 50th anniversary.  He gives me the date and such and we start to discuss his ideas.  He's telling me they are kinda "old Hippies" and he would love to do something along those lines.  He begins to explain that they smoke medicinal marijuana....and what could we do with that????  icon_surprised.gif
Then he just has the most brillant idea!!!!  He could bring me some and I could bake it into the cake for them!!!!!  icon_eek.gif   He's talking about how he works in the same town I'm in and could easily drop it off to me.....I WAS FREAKING OUT!!!!!!   Then he asks me something about my lunch companion....I was reeling.....and I was like, "What?"....I look up and she's DYING LAUGHING!!!! icon_confused.gif

 OMG!  Thank God for pranks!!!!  I just KNEW the DEA was hovering nearby to get me or something!!!! LOL!!!! 

OMG!!! TO FUNNY. I would of just died.
post #1163 of 2795

I was being sarcastic guys but I would take the half iced cake for my hubby cos he doesn't much like the icing and scrapes half of it off.. Actually once I made a birthday cake for a lady in my parchment group and I was playing with sugarveil for only the second time and managed to wreck half of it.  I didn't have enough to cover the whole cake so it was only on the front.  She didn't care, said she was only looking at the font anyway and loved the roses and lace.

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Originally Posted by cazza1 View Post

I was being sarcastic guys but I would take the half iced cake for my hubby cos he doesn't much like the icing and scrapes half of it off. . .

See my own posts about naked pound cakes and intentionally unfrosted areas on all my family cakes.

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post #1165 of 2795
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Originally Posted by cazza1 View Post

I was being sarcastic guys but I would take the half iced cake for my hubby cos he doesn't much like the icing and scrapes half of it off.. Actually once I made a birthday cake for a lady in my parchment group and I was playing with sugarveil for only the second time and managed to wreck half of it.  I didn't have enough to cover the whole cake so it was only on the front.  She didn't care, said she was only looking at the font anyway and loved the roses and lace.
My whole life I have been an icing hater. I would knock a piece of cake over and eat it from the bottom up, stopping when I got to the icing. I realize now that all icing just sucked and now I eat my own icing like it is going out of style, and it is delicious! I love it.
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post #1166 of 2795
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Originally Posted by jgifford View Post


And you made another cake for her why?

After the camera cake incident,she mailed me an apology saying how everyone was wowed by the cake at the party. Well I guess I've learned my lesson well! icon_sad.gif
post #1167 of 2795
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Originally Posted by Hannahscakes View Post

Sherox..seems like my situation where the cake looks great when it leaves my house and then they screw it up during transportation and blame it on us!!!

True,I'm also very weary of customers who send me hundreds of pictures and constantly call to check up or 'remind' something. They always have a diffent picture in their head and usually never completly happy with anything! So I make it very very clear what I can and cannot do ...like make the icing less sweet! icon_biggrin.gif
post #1168 of 2795

I've been following this thread on and off for laughs, but don't remember everything that's been posted so I apologize if someone has already posted this or something similar

 

so, this questions makes me chuckle all of the time and since it just happened again this morning, I'd thought I'd post it here:

 

Caller -- "are you available to do a birthday cake for June 8th"

Me - "I'm sorry, I'm already booked on that date"

Caller - "ok" hangs up

 

30 mins later....

 

Caller - "Hi I just called and asked about a birthday cake for June 8th, you said you were booked...would it make a difference if I picked it up on June 7th"

Me - "ahhh, unfortunately no..."

 

 

Of course, I gave her a nice explanation as to why, but it always makes me laugh because what I really want to say to these people is "yup, that would make all the difference because the days before I have multiple cakes going out, I'm not doing anything and I have loads of free time" 

post #1169 of 2795
Looooool @ nhbaker!!!
post #1170 of 2795
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Originally Posted by nhbaker View Post

I've been following this thread on and off for laughs, but don't remember everything that's been posted so I apologize if someone has already posted this or something similar

 

so, this questions makes me chuckle all of the time and since it just happened again this morning, I'd thought I'd post it here:

 

Caller -- "are you available to do a birthday cake for June 8th"

Me - "I'm sorry, I'm already booked on that date"

Caller - "ok" hangs up

 

30 mins later....

 

Caller - "Hi I just called and asked about a birthday cake for June 8th, you said you were booked...would it make a difference if I picked it up on June 7th"

Me - "ahhh, unfortunately no..."

 

 

Of course, I gave her a nice explanation as to why, but it always makes me laugh because what I really want to say to these people is "yup, that would make all the difference because the days before I have multiple cakes going out, I'm not doing anything and I have loads of free time" 

I get that request a lot too...I don't think they think it through, do they?

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