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post #1996 of 2803

Thank you Lindsey! I do respond when someone asks me a baking or business question. But when I get a second question (hate when it includes "plz plz pretty plz") I ignore them. Now, I will reply 

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post #1997 of 2803
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It's Friday night, I'm laying in bed with my jammies on. I have nothing booked this weekend and I have plans tomorrow to go the Ramen Festival (not my idea, well maybe it was my idea, but that's just because of the noodles...) The phone rings. I answer because my son is out and I will always answer anyway.

 

This is one situation where caller ID fails because they could be using someone else's cell phone, so it could be your kid calling...

post #1998 of 2803

That's why I like whipped cream icing.....NOT buttercream!

post #1999 of 2803
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Originally Posted by Norasmom View Post
 

Can you just do something simple (with spiderman on it)?

Sure, I can make you a cake with a spider on it, just have to go outside and find one...

 

 

BAHAHAHAHAHA!

post #2000 of 2803
Lady last night calls about a cake for reception/ bridal shower. After I tell price which includes a 4/6 inch she says customer- well I don't need a cake to eat just a pretty cake for the center piece.
Me- well I'm sorry the price is based off servings and that is the smallest cake they make.
Customer- well maybe ill just order cake for everyone to eat
Me- thinking ya right you don't want to pay 120 but your somehow going to pay 275??? I quote price
Customer- well I just need a cake for decoration I'm not sure what to do?
Me- reminds her this is a quote for plain cakes
Customer- well put some decorations on
Me-laughs well you didn't give me a picture of what you want so I have
No idea how to quote you? Obviously custom hand made flowers will cost more than simple piping
Customer- oh (light clicks on) well you do such beautiful work and brides name doesn't even really like cake
And we just need one for decoration
Me- I understand cakes are expensive I can't afford my own cakes.
Customer- oh sure I understand ... We just need to decide what we are going to do
And your cake tasted so good we just need one for decoration....
Me- silence

Nope I'm not budging lady... Lol
post #2001 of 2803

She could ask Walmart if she could borrow the caulked one in their display case.

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post #2002 of 2803

And congratulations, "smittyditty" and "kikiandkyle," you've managed to push this thread over 2000 posts in not too much over 10 months.

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post #2003 of 2803
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She could ask Walmart if she could borrow the caulked one in their display case.

I am so going to remember that line Kiki..lol I also should have asked if she checked the competition because I know she didn't she just wanted a free cake because she knows me. Not happening. Its also amazing to me she knew it was rude to just out ask for a free cake.  But somehow complimenting me a thousand times and hinting isn't as wrong. 8)

post #2004 of 2803
But she said it with kindness!

Yay on getting this to 2000!
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post #2005 of 2803

Tell her flowers make a lovely display. She can get them super cheap at the cemetery!

post #2006 of 2803

Lady calls the shop yesterday: Yes, I need a cake for my daughter's 30th birthday (proceeds to describe a general idea of what she wants) How much would that be?

Me: Well, I would have to see exactly what you want and work up a quote to determine the price. But just to give you a starting point, our cakes start at $3 per serving. 

Her: Oh, so for 96 servings that would be about $290??

Me: Yes. 

Her: Oh, that's too much. So and so bakery down the street has a starting price of $125 for 96 servings. There's no way what I want would be $290 from them, would it? 

Me: I'm not sure, I don't know their pricing. 

Her: Well, can you tell me another bakery in the area that could do it? (She apparently doesn't want a cake from the cheap bakery she just mentioned?)

Me: Not for less than what we charge. 

Her: Oh. 

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post #2007 of 2803

I just love when people ask info about other bakeries. LOVE it. 

post #2008 of 2803
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I just love when people ask info about other bakeries. LOVE it. 

Oh it warms my cold little heart, I send them to the most expensive one in the area.

post #2009 of 2803

Had a customer call 4pm this afternoon (Thursday here), I was out but she asked another staff member if we could make a pair of 3D cowboy boots, chocolate cake, Ganache and fondant finish for this Saturday.  We are already booked out for this weekend so the staff member told her we would not be able to accept her order.  Customer asked the staff member to have me call her when I got back and talk her through how to make it as she knew she had left it too late and couldn't find anyone to make the cake, and she thought she would have a go at making it herself.  Geez I was so busy just didn't get time to return that call.

post #2010 of 2803

Seriously??? I would have called and said "Step 1: Open your internet browser. Step 2: Type cowboy boots cake into Google. Step 3: Hit enter"

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