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Originally Posted by KrystinaCakes View Post

I was making a cake for a first birthday. It was all fondant bubbles, and fondant one, 100% fondant. And she asks if we can knock the price down. Well, I was already giving her a deal cause she was a friend, I politely explained that fondant costs a lot of money, and creating this cake was going to take at least 5 -6 hours. So no the cost was non negotiable. Grrr. The nerve. * 1st birthday bubbles

5 or 6 hours is much too long for this cake! (As adorable as it is!) it should be at least a $100 cake, if it takes that long. I am slow and it would take me an hour and a half. 

And you are absolutely correct that the price is non-negotiable...no matter what it is!

Sorry if you take it wrong, but I am trying to help you out. You will eventually burn out.

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post #497 of 2590

That cake shouldn't take more than an hour (not including baking-cooling-filling).

 

5-6 hours is moving at a snail's pace (or slower - a sloth, maybe).

post #498 of 2590

Please avoid nit picking.  It's unnecessary and off topic.  Thank you.

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Well including baking, making up the buttercream, cooling, filling, colouring fondant etc is not that much of a snails pace!
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post #500 of 2590

My Sister: "You're the expert."

 

Me: "In my expert opinion..."

 

My Sister: "No."

 

*sounds of me kicking a hole in the wall ensue.*

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Please avoid nit picking.  It's unnecessary and off topic.  Thank you.

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post #502 of 2590

My sisters co worker saw pictures of some of my cakes and wanted me to do her daughters birthday cake. We worked out the details and 2 days before the party she starts freaking out. First of all, she avoids me and starts telling my sister that she doubts my ability to do exactly what she wants, and then she tries to change the flavors on me after I had already bought the ingredients.

 

My sister tells me she is a perfectionist so I told her fine, she can make the cake then. She finally calms down but continually asks my sister if I'm sure I know what I'm doing. I was so angry,  but finished her cake and so glad I don't have to deal with her again.

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Customer: "hi! I'd like to schedule an appointment for a tasting"

Me:  "sure, how many people will you be serving at your event?"

Customer: "its a birthday cake so about 5 people" icon_confused.gif

 

they seem to change their mind when they find out there is a fee for tastings icon_biggrin.gif

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post #504 of 2590
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Originally Posted by Annabakescakes View Post

5 or 6 hours is much too long for this cake! (As adorable as it is!) it should be at least a $100 cake

 

Hahahahaha Anna, I'd like to add your comment about how long and how much as something to not say to a baker!!!  icon_biggrin.gif

post #505 of 2590

Can someone please PM me with the other meaning of Dingleberry.

post #506 of 2590

Oh and I am extremely slow at making cakes.  I don't care as I am a hobbyist.  If I tried to speed up that would burn me out cos it wouldn't be fun for me any more but pressure.  Speed only matters if you are running a business. 

post #507 of 2590

Just a little something to add to the MOIST/WET debate......

 

a couple of weeks ago I was baking but really pushed for time so I had to pull  2 cakes out of the oven and just stick them on a cooling rack in the tins with a (clean!) cloth over the top and rush out. When I got back to turn them out they were completely cold, of course the tops were nice and dry, but the bottoms..... my dears they were positively CLAMMY.  That's one pile of trimmings I won't be scarfing down.

 

Love this thread by the way, you are all so funny, I should be painting daffodil trumpets right now but sat down in front of the computer for 'just a second' ......about an hour ago...

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Can someone please PM me with the other meaning of Dingleberry.

In general, it's the little piece of poop that won't fall off of your cat's butt. Or your dog's,but I think that the cat issue is more common. I find it to be a very appropriate description for a lot of people and their dingleberry behavior.

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In general, it's the little piece of poop that won't fall off of your cat's butt. Or your dog's,but I think that the cat issue is more common. I find it to be a very appropriate description for a lot of people and their dingleberry behavior.

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post #510 of 2590
Oh you guys are just foul...
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