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Originally Posted by cazza1 View Post

The comment that has always stuck in my mind was from a workmate who exclaimed, "Oh my God, how can you cut it.  It must be like sticking a knife in the baby".  My youngest was 1 year old at the time.
That is twisted! I would rather drop a cake off a bridge than even scratch one of my babies... Cutting the cake is no biggie....that's how you get to the yummy insides!
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post #647 of 2590
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Originally Posted by FromScratchSF View Post

I'm finding it harder and harder to smile thru my consultations when every bride pulls out the Maggie Austin Ruffle Cakes from Pinterest with stars in their eyes.  I hate those stupid ruffles that 1. NOBODY WANTS TO PAY FOR, 2, THAT EVERYONE IS CALLING "CLEAN AND MODERN" or "SIMPLE", and 3. DOESN'T WANT IN FONDANT.  

 

I feel my creative steam withering and dying trying to come up with my own take and designs with them but there is only so much one can do.  Stupid ruffles.  Arrrrggggghhhhhh.  Have I complained about this before?  Probably.  Do I still smile and make ruffle cakes?  Just wait till the year is out - my portfolio is going to FILLED with stupid ruffle cakes.  Joy.

Hahaha! I have a ruffle cake this weekend and I don't care.

 

I don't think Pinterest is so bad, it just accelerates the trends that come and go. It's no worse than it used to be when wedding magazines set a trend, it just happens faster so we're all getting inundated with the same requests in a shorter time period. Look at it this way...If the ruffle cake had been promoted by Brides magazine ten years ago, it would have taken longer to catch on and it would have lingered much longer. Now we'll have it in a short burst then something else will come along.

 

What drives me crazy more than pinterest is wedding blogs in general and photo shoots, which I guess would be the evil parents of Pinterest. I've complained about looking at too many blogs that have a plain white background, overexposed photos of brides and grooms' torsos but their heads cropped out (what's with all the decapitation?) and the pictures of the bridal party all jumping in the air at the same time (why?) for years. There's a mind-numbing sameness throughout the wedding industry in general...Blah.

post #648 of 2590
One thing that really gets my goat is when the customers ask

"are they fresh?"

the number of times I wanted to answer

"no they have been sat there for three months"

but I always politely gritting my teeth of

"course my dear"
post #649 of 2590
One thing that really gets my goat is when the customers ask

"are they fresh?"

the number of times I wanted to answer

"no they have been sat there for three months"

but I always politely gritting my teeth of

"course my dear"
post #650 of 2590
I love it when someone MENTIONS they may need a cake a month before the event, but NEVER emails a confirmation and then the week of the event I get a "reminder" email about the cake which normally starts out- " hey girl, you still able to do that cake for me ???". DANGIT !!!!!!!
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To piggy back Twisted Sister:

When I only get an invite because they think ill make the cake.

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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post #652 of 2590
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Originally Posted by AZCouture View Post

Uh huh. Here's some good stuff. :D  http://www.today.com/style/have-websites-made-all-weddings-look-same-1C9184098

 

http://www.thefrisky.com/2012-06-27/girl-talk-pinterest-ruined-my-wedding-planning/

 

http://www.hlntv.com/article/2012/04/25/pinterest-wedding-planning  And of course, mason jars. They need to be melted down and turned into something useful. :D

 

Nice read!

post #653 of 2590
Oh those REALLY get me......I gladly reply "yes" and then the cost of the cake right afterwards icon_wink.gif.
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I just read this one one postsecret and I had to laugh and share with all of you!

 

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-_e-MyMkDhWY/UVdJKDf1x3I/AAAAAAAAYDY/Dg_Ti4EwY4Q/s1600/hydrox.jpg

 

 

jen

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Interesting: the filename is "hydrox.jpg," and yet the picture is anything but Sunshine's predecessor to Nabisco's more famous Oreo.

(And speaking of boxed cookies, are Girl Scout cookies, as Wednesday Addams famously asked, "made with real Girl Scouts"?)

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James H. H. Lampert
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Web site: http://www.hbquik.com/jamesl

Flickr "baked goods" set http://flic.kr/s/aHsjvZvdTh

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post #656 of 2590

Of course Girl scout cookies are made out of real girl scouts.  Ever notice they don't offer brownies??icon_wink.gif

post #657 of 2590

Wow...just wanted to thank y'all for this thread.  I'm new to cake decorating and mostly do it for fun/hobby, but I'd like to expand a bit someday in the future.  This thread is full of things I'll have to beware of/keep in mind!  icon_eek.gif

post #658 of 2590

I'm a hobby baker but I get quite a few requests for cakes that I always turn down.  This weeks was "Well have a think about how much the ingredients would cost".  Ahh hello, that's the cheap part.  What about my time.

post #659 of 2590
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Originally Posted by DeliciousDesserts View Post

To piggy back Twisted Sister:

When I only get an invite because they think ill make the cake.

That is so true! For me its more so being invited to weddings when I haven't even seen or heard from the person for almost 10 years. Pretty ridiculous

post #660 of 2590
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Originally Posted by cazza1 View Post

I'm a hobby baker but I get quite a few requests for cakes that I always turn down.  This weeks was "Well have a think about how much the ingredients would cost".  Ahh hello, that's the cheap part.  What about my time.

If people say that send them the picture that goes with this article and tell them that just paying you the cost of the ingredients will get them this. http://acaketorememberva.blogspot.com/2009/12/diy-not-so-fastpart-2.html

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