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Did they not know anything about your cakes? So rude. If they wanted a $20 Walmart beauty they should have gone there.
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Family is always going to be the worst clients that you can have.I would just tell them thanks but no thanks when they try to get you to do this again,since they definitely will. If a paying customer had been that insulting you wouldn't work for them again, so why put yourself through the aggravation? What a bunch of jerks. Doesn't family just suck sometimes?

After that night, i truly think sometimes it sucks to be family! Lol
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If I voiced my opinion it would just be a carbon copy of what has already been said but I just have to add how much I Flippin' love those mushrooms!

I do too! I have got somebody saying "who on earth puts mushrooms on a kid's cake? " they are unbelievable sometimes!
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Did they not know anything about your cakes? So rude. If they wanted a $20 Walmart beauty they should have gone there.

I was very tempted to take the cake home and get them one from the nearby stores!
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I think it's adorable and I love the mushrooms too.  And what little kid isn't going to love the fact that he/she can pop a dirty looking mushroom in his/her mouth and get a delicious sweet surprise! 

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post #756 of 2803

Well, I'm a little puzzled myself at the mushrooms on a kid's cake, but then again, I've never found fungal fruit particularly appetizing. Even when I'm chowing down on a plate of beef Stroganoff (a dish that I've been known to order in restaurants using an off-color pun), I generally eat around the recognizable chunks of mushroom.

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post #757 of 2803
How about "can you do it any cheaper?, because I had someone who could do it for a certain price and she is unable to do it!" I was like, excuse me but the fact that someone else was doing it first does not work in your favor and the fact that you want it for cheaper is even worse! Lol! 😠Some people have such nerve!
Also, something else that drives me crazy, not really something said, but when people don't show up on an agreed upon time for pick up! Ughhh!
post #758 of 2803
The other baker is 'unavailable' because they realized they didn't want to pay you for the privilege of making you a cake and made up a story, you cheapskate customers!
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Well, I'm a little puzzled myself at the mushrooms on a kid's cake, but then again, I've never found fungal fruit particularly appetizing. Even when I'm chowing down on a plate of beef Stroganoff (a dish that I've been known to order in restaurants using an off-color pun), I generally eat around the recognizable chunks of mushroom.


James, it is meant to be a tree house and mushrooms grow in the forest icon_lol.gif

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I think it's adorable and I love the mushrooms too.  And what little kid isn't going to love the fact that he/she can pop a dirty looking mushroom in his/her mouth and get a delicious sweet surprise! 


Thank you! I'm going to put this upsetting episode behind me and move on while popping meringue mushrooms into my mouth!

post #761 of 2803
Yes, I guess they do grow in the forest, including on the trees.


BTW, mushrooms aren't individual organisms; they're the visible fruit of what is basically a big mold that grows underground or in the bark of a tree.


(And at times, I feel like I'm living the life of a mushroom: kept in the dark, and fed a lot of . . .)

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I've been lurking on this thread for a while now and have been amazed at all the outrageous crap people do but learning at the same time.  I figured this stuff is gunna come in handy someday.  Well, I guess it's about to be my turn.

 

I am starting to be set up by a family member now for a wedding in June.  I haven't seen this person in over 10 years.  She is my sister-in-law from my X of 20 years ago.   First, for the first time ever this sister-in-law starts posting some of my work on FB with all these over the top comments.  Then I start receiving all these compliments from her friends that I don't know.  Now,  all of a sudden she wants to start chatting with me.  I send my Congratulations and said too bad we don't live closer (NOT).  Then the requests start. I use the 8-9 hour car ride to explain that I cannot transport safely, thinking this is not unreasonable and an easy way to back away from this.  Her answer to me:  I am sure you can figure something out and you know these kids won't have much money, bla, bla, bla. 

 

I haven't replied at all at this point.

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I've been lurking on this thread for a while now and have been amazed at all the outrageous crap people do but learning at the same time.  I figured this stuff is gunna come in handy someday.  Well, I guess it's about to be my turn.

 

I am starting to be set up by a family member now for a wedding in June.  I haven't seen this person in over 10 years.  She is my sister-in-law from my X of 20 years ago.   First, for the first time ever this sister-in-law starts posting some of my work on FB with all these over the top comments.  Then I start receiving all these compliments from her friends that I don't know.  Now,  all of a sudden she wants to start chatting with me.  I send my Congratulations and said too bad we don't live closer (NOT).  Then the requests start. I use the 8-9 hour car ride to explain that I cannot transport safely, thinking this is not unreasonable and an easy way to back away from this.  Her answer to me:  I am sure you can figure something out and you know these kids won't have much money, bla, bla, bla. 

 

I haven't replied at all at this point.

The freaking nerve of some people! Tell her that delivery is $2 a mile, round trip, plus hotel, and meals, plus gas. And the actual(inflated) cost of the cake. Then make a big show of knocking 10% off ;-) Or, just tell you're booked by a paying customer already.

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Well, I'm a little puzzled myself at the mushrooms on a kid's cake, but then again, I've never found fungal fruit particularly appetizing. Even when I'm chowing down on a plate of beef Stroganoff (a dish that I've been known to order in restaurants using an off-color pun), I generally eat around the recognizable chunks of mushroom.

I use that same pun when I cook it ;-)

Beginners, be sure to parrot advice and get your post count up as fast as you can. After all, it's not what you know, it's what people THINK you know.
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Originally Posted by JWinslow View Post

I've been lurking on this thread for a while now and have been amazed at all the outrageous crap people do but learning at the same time.  I figured this stuff is gunna come in handy someday.  Well, I guess it's about to be my turn.

I am starting to be set up by a family member now for a wedding in June.  I haven't seen this person in over 10 years.  She is my sister-in-law from my X of 20 years ago.   First, for the first time ever this sister-in-law starts posting some of my work on FB with all these over the top comments.  Then I start receiving all these compliments from her friends that I don't know.  Now,  all of a sudden she wants to start chatting with me.  I send my Congratulations and said too bad we don't live closer (NOT).  Then the requests start. I use the 8-9 hour car ride to explain that I cannot transport safely, thinking this is not unreasonable and an easy way to back away from this.  Her answer to me:  I am sure you can figure something out and you know these kids won't have much money, bla, bla, bla. 

I haven't replied at all at this point.

Wow wonderful family!! Yep I for sure would be booked for that day.
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