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This one time when I had a wedding cake appointment with a couple at church the florest joined the entire conversation even when it came to the price and when I asked what color the flowers where going to be she didn't even wanted to tell me cause it was a ''secret''.

 

 LOL! Really? I would have to laugh at the sheer stupidity of this.

 

How did you handle it after that comment?

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Cakefat Haha I know it's just stupid, after she said that the couple really had to convince her to tell me the color of the roses (THAT WERE ALSO GOING ON THE WEDDING CAKE!!!!) and also her daughter kept interrupting the conversation and even the couple had nothing to say. But this was the end result it turned out nice! (With the help of God lol!!!)

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post #558 of 2590

Are those white roses...she wouldn't tell you the color white? Weird.

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post #559 of 2590

Most recently during a Wedding cake consultation, after asking for 3 tiers (all triple height too!), of 3 different flavours and extremely detailed asked.......

"why does it cost that much.........its just cake!!!!"

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Do you think she was waiting to see what she could get the cheapest on the day? 

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post #561 of 2590
Kikiandkyle Actually yes cause when we were decorating the church for the wedding and setting up the cake she came in late with only 1 bucket off roses!!!! Every table had one rose on it. I use to wonder why almost nobody of church rented her for their wedding flowers but now I know why and I certainly also will not rent her for my wedding!
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post #562 of 2590

that's just weird. I would never hire a florist that wouldn't tell me the colors of the flowers. EVER! As a bride i would expect to dictate the color of the flowers, not let the florist decide. If the florist couldn't deliver what i wanted for my wedding day i wouldn't think twice about hiring someone else. 

post #563 of 2590
I do get irritated by people assuming or requesting the cake in lieu if gift not understanding the worth.

Even worse, are those who insult me by offering something so cheap. I did a very detailed 2 tier for a relative who offered me $50. Really? That won't even cover the cake much less the decor.

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
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Oh oh! The best was a neighbor. She found someone on Craigslist who offered to do a 3 tier for $150. She didn't like the examples of her work. Told me she loved my work then offered me the same $150. Really?!

www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
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post #565 of 2590

I think this is a very valid topic. I am not into the cake business but I used to freelance as an assistant director and had people call me to reduce my per day remuneration. My standard reply to them would be... "call me when you can afford me"!!! Any business takes hard work, time & energy. There is nothing like 'its just cake' or 'how hard can it be'... Excuse me but if you think its not so difficult... DIY!!!!

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Originally Posted by taartenmaker View Post

Cakefat Haha I know it's just stupid, after she said that the couple really had to convince her to tell me the color of the roses (THAT WERE ALSO GOING ON THE WEDDING CAKE!!!!) and also her daughter kept interrupting the conversation and even the couple had nothing to say. But this was the end result it turned out nice! (With the help of God lol!!!)

I think it's gorgeous... 

post #567 of 2590

Very very well written article. Sooo right!!!!

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I think it's gorgeous... 

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I think this is a very valid topic. I am not into the cake business but I used to freelance as an assistant director and had people call me to reduce my per day remuneration. My standard reply to them would be... "call me when you can afford me"!!! Any business takes hard work, time & energy. There is nothing like 'its just cake' or 'how hard can it be'... Excuse me but if you think its not so difficult... DIY!!!!

Agreed!! And if "it's just cake", then why aren't they making their own?!?!?! icon_biggrin.gif
post #570 of 2590
Mine is: " Why are you so expensive? I get 5 cakes by the local grocery store for the price of one"

Then go buy your 5 cakes there! I work hard on the details, and good cake does not come cheap!
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