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post #1 of 55
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There are so many things that drive me crazy, thought I would share and see if others have the same issues!

 

Here's 10 of mine-not in any real order:

 

1. Mothers calling needing a special birthday cake for their precious child--the day before the party! (First Birthdays drive me the craziest)

 

2. Some one saying "Oh I don't need anything too fancy....(Do you go to a tattoo artist and tell them to give you a tattoo, but nothing too fancy??)

 

3. Friends and family (who have gotten free cakes from you for years) comments "Who knew you were so talented!" (Well I am apparently talented enough to make your free cakes!)

 

4. Customer calls and wants to order a cake, but they're not sure what they want written on it or how to decorate!  You make some suggestions and they shoot down every single one! (If you don't know what I want neither do I)

 

5. People who think it's ok to mash up as many birthdays and peoples names on one cake as they possibly can!  (I can't imagine Grandma Sue, Uncle Bob, Niece Suzy, and Brother Jim appreciate sharing a cake)

 

6. Offering to do a cake for a friends birthday (for free as the gift) then they proceed... adding to the cake, wanting to make the cake bigger, and at the same time hinting for a birthday present! (When I win the lottery I'll let ya know!)

 

7. Customers request a custom cake, you quote a price per slice. They freak out saying why does everyone charge by the slice, I just want a small cheap cake?! (I now reply with a phrase I found on here a while back "Paint is sold by the gallon, bread is sold by the loaf, carpet is sold by the yard, and cake is sold by the serving." 

 

8. "I just want a simple, quick, last min cake" when asked for more details they reply "Oh just a handful of roses, 2-3 tiers tall, beading, lace work, painted designs, etc"  (What was the simple part??)

 

9. "I need a Yellow cake"  (Yellow is a color not a cake flavor)

 

10. Showing up late to pick up your cake. This is especially annoying if they were adament about the pick up time when placing the order!!!

 

 

Now your turn!  What drives YOU crazy!

post #2 of 55
I had just seen this and posted about an occasion that annoyed me so much on the "things not to ask / say to a baker" thread. It should probably belong here. http://cakecentral.com/t/751860/things-not-to-ask-say-to-a-baker/735
post #3 of 55

Oh I'm just of the opinion my cake business would be fine if it wasn't for CUSTOMERS! LOL!!!!!

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post #4 of 55
Re cake by the slice - tell them it costs the same whether they pay by the slice or for the whole thing, it's up to them whether they buy enough to feed all their guests or not!
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post #5 of 55
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Originally Posted by Relznik View Post

Oh I'm just of the opinion my cake business would be fine if it wasn't for CUSTOMERS! LOL!!!!!

EXACTLY!!!!!!

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Re cake by the slice - tell them it costs the same whether they pay by the slice or for the whole thing, it's up to them whether they buy enough to feed all their guests or not!

Customers just don't understand that is how to measure out the quanity-it's our job to teach them (just some days I want to smack them instead!)

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I had just seen this and posted about an occasion that annoyed me so much on the "things not to ask / say to a baker" thread. It should probably belong here. http://cakecentral.com/t/751860/things-not-to-ask-say-to-a-baker/735

That cake is amazing! The fact that you took so much time to do it without any artificial flavoring and those mushrooms-- WOW!  Family are the worst--they are the ones you hope will fawn over your cakes the most, but sometimes are the most hurtful! When he turns 2 direct them to the closest bakery and laugh as they pay the big bucks for a cake for not being appreciative!

post #8 of 55

I love #7 and will have to use that one.  My pet peeve adds to #10, Customer makes appt to choose cake or bring deposit and calls next day to tell you why they didn't show up, then tells you they are on their way.  (Doesn't matter what I've got going on, lots of times I'm with some else already)

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post #9 of 55
That was hilarious- have you thought about a job as a comedian? I particularly like # 7.
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I love #7 and will have to use that one.  My pet peeve adds to #10, Customer makes appt to choose cake or bring deposit and calls next day to tell you why they didn't show up, then tells you they are on their way.  (Doesn't matter what I've got going on, lots of times I'm with some else already)

They think we stand by the phone anticipating THEIR call as they are the only other human on the planet that should matter!  HAHAHA

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That was hilarious- have you thought about a job as a comedian? I particularly like # 7.


7 is my fav and it gets alot of mean looks but they are totally worth it!

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Originally Posted by Cakemommy2012 View Post

 

9. "I need a Yellow cake"  (Yellow is a color not a cake flavor)

 

Yes, it's a color, but if it's not a flavor, or at least a type of cake, they why do all the cake mix producers offer something they call a "yellow cake"?

 

Of course, you could always answer, "I'm a baker, not a uranium refiner!"

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post #13 of 55
It drives me insane when I get an order for a half chocolate, half vanilla cake. Make up your mind--you will never make all of your guests happy! I charge extra for it...it is such a pain!
post #14 of 55

I had people call me on a Monday for a Saturday and cake and then asking " how soon should I order?" it burns me inside out !

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post #15 of 55

I have one to add....when a family member brings a cake to a family dinner (Easter) and then tells you "I  don't cakes from you. You're expensive!"

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