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I love that answer
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Yes, had that happen several times. " We found it cheaper."
 

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I had one catch my husband it a store and ask for my recipe, after I told her I didn't give out my recipes.  The nerve!!
 

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I had someone call wanting a wedding cake for 100 servings but she wanted a 7 tiered cake and said her budget was 1000.00. Gave her a price of 1100.00 fora simple design. She says oh well I have someone who can do it for 200.00!!!!! The. Why did you call me? Just wanted to see if you can come u see. I told her that is really cheap. I hope it turns out well.

Had one of my daughter's acquaintances wanting a cake to seve 250 her budget was 150. I saw the cake she ended it up. Disaster!! Fondant drooping. Ribbon crooked and the person out it on aluminum foil!
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Originally Posted by onceuponacake View Post

I had someone call wanting a wedding cake for 100 servings but she wanted a 7 tiered cake and said her budget was 1000.00. Gave her a price of 1100.00 fora simple design. She says oh well I have someone who can do it for 200.00!!!!! The. Why did you call me? Just wanted to see if you can come u see. I told her that is really cheap. I hope it turns out well.

A SEVEN tier cake for $200??? That kind of stuff just burns my biscuits. icon_mad.gif

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The person who paid $150 for enough cake to feed 250 people deserved a cake wreck.  If you can't afford to feed cake to that many people, why are you hosting a party??  People just need to get real.

 

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post #1507 of 2746
Exactly. I tell th Walmart can probably do it cheaper. ALS grinds my gears when someone wants a cake for the same day and says I know u keep cakes frozen . Uh no we don't. That's why it says CUSTOM cake shop on the window.
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Originally Posted by as you wish View Post

This thread is awesome! It will take me forever to read all of it, but it will be entertaining!
So here are my " things not to ask":
-Oh, my 7-year-old would love to be able to decorate cakes like that! Would you teach her?
-How long did that take? (I have learned from my mom whose artistry is with paint and brush that the answer to this is "All my life!".)

GREAT response!! Love it!
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Was she planning on handing out her business card at the reception or something? Some people...

Yeah, I'm not sure what she was planning to do.. im doing the cake because she asked me too not because its going to get my name out there. 

 

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I was setting up a cupcake wedding today, and it was very simple, just with flavored buttercreams on top, no filling. It was pretty, but nothing special, and I get all these people coming up saying I should be on cupcake wars, lmao! I just told them that there was no way I could make a cupcake from dill pickle and salami or whatever else crazy ingredients they pull out of their hats, taste good. And there is no fricken way I want to work that hard for no pay.
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I always hated hearing that from customers at the lame 'bakery' I worked at a couple years ago. We'd have like 10 cupcakes in the case that was too cold so the cupcakes were hard, the 'buttercream' was straight shortening with no flavor whatsoever (except when I would be granted permission to make something that tasted good), and customers would ask us when we were going to be on cupcake wars!
I live in a smaller town (15,000 within city limits), and there isn't a lot of culture here. The only bakery is in one of our two grocery stores. I guess any cupcake not white or chocolate is pretty exciting.
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A SEVEN tier cake for $200??? That kind of stuff just burns my biscuits. icon_mad.gif

yea but it was on aluminum foil and a mess you get what you pay for icon_wink.gif

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I agree completely with each of you. I just have to figure out which way to deal with it. Costumeczar, the
Really odd thing about this was that I never had any contact with the bride at all.
I've never worked like this before. The owner (wife) sent a photo and a list of details (flavors, colors, flowers etc)
It's very strange to me but I assume any future weddings there will be handled the same way,
Through the owner. I don't think I want to do business there in the future. It doesn't seem
Worth it to me at all.

They probably set it up as a package deal and marked up the price of the cake...or even let the bride assume they make the cakes themselves....I agree with earlier poster. A-holes

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I love this thread! Totally made my night!
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Here's mine for today. A wedding cake request for next month, 40 guests, and they want to schedule a tasting and bring 4 people to it to taste cake. No.

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