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.
Holy cow...when you put your info in the internet, you come in contact with people you otherwise would probably lived without running into...