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It's not JUST the time it took you to make THAT cake....what about all the hours on every cake for the previous 2, 5, 10, 15, 20 or more years!!!!!
It takes ME hours to do ONE cake and my skill level is still far lower than you guys!!! Methinks I need to practice!
I avoid having customers in my neighborhood like the plague - it wasn't until after I got over being relieved she didn't want my card that I decided she'd been rude . I did tell her that it took many hours and that it was deceptively simple looking. I wonder... if a cake is a bit sloppy, it might be easier for some people to see it's a lot of work.
Believe me. That did happen to me too................
People think that we just charge for ingredients when we make a cake.............People do not think about our time, art effort, plus all the bills we have to include when working..............electric power, water, cleaning supplies,..........and so on!
Up here in Mexico I do have a lot of that stupid clients asking for free work...........................
^ Love that line. Gotta remember it for future use. (Unfortunately there will be a lot of opportunities!)
This thread is amazing and hilarious...
I'm a baker and i'm located in Malaysia.
I get many funny questions, sometimes almost to the point where I just wanna give up and tell them to look for someone else.
The most recent one was a mother who want a cake for her 1 year old son. She wants it to be winnie the pooh theme.
Discussing cake woth someone who has no idea about cake can be very frustrating.
Client: I want this ( buttercream cake)
Me: Okay, so now you want to change is to buttercream?
Client: No. I want fondant?
Me: I showed her a picture of a fondant cake. Slowly explaining the layout and degisn of the cake.
Client: (Shows me another picture of the buttercream design cake.)
At this point i felt like i was talking to myself. So I decide to sketch a layout of the cake with colour according to the theme she wanted. She just wanted winnie the pooh on the cake.
Client: The pooh bear is so small...
Me: This is just a sketch for you to get an idea of the cake layout.
Client: Can you draw a bigger picture? (like the actual size)
Finally after many days of discussion thru mobile,
She asked me...
Client: just wanted to check with you...is the candle 3D or 2D?
I was so stunned not knowing to laugh or to cry.
Someone enquired for my french macarons as wedding favors.
Below are the questions from the bride to be.
Is french macarons sweet?
Can you make it not so sweet?
How come you cant make it less sweet? Why cant you just put less sugar?
Why so expensive? Will it be cheaper if I come pack it myself?
I wanted to just tell her to go make it on her own.
People can be so frustrating.