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Disturbing cake requests?

post #1 of 42
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I Received a rather odd cake request from a not so nice person. When i say odd i mean disturbing, plain wrong, borderline gross ... who am i kidding it was a disgusting cake icon_eek.gif Im too embarrased to even say what it was or what it was for ...icon_redface.gif

anyway like a nice girl i made the damned cake (im very open minded and tolerant but this was my limit). I hated every second of it n nearly had a panic attack trying to deliver it (i kept it well covered, delivery was at a resturant) icon_cry.gif

 

My question to you wonderful people is, Have you ever recieved a disturbing or very odd cake request? How did you handle it? did you make the cake or say no? im not sure how you'd nicly say 

post #2 of 42

If you found it that disturbing you should probably have not taken the order.  What one person finds disturbing another person may not even blink about.  That does not mean that they are a "not so nice person", just that they view the world differently to you.

post #3 of 42
You need to take control of your business. It's okay to say no to orders you feel uncomfortable with.
post #4 of 42
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Originally Posted by Godot View Post

You need to take control of your business. It's okay to say no to orders you feel uncomfortable with.

 

I really should have said no i just did'nt know how ... with out upsetting anyone. 

 

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Originally Posted by cazza1 View Post

If you found it that disturbing you should probably have not taken the order.  What one person finds disturbing another person may not even blink about.  That does not mean that they are a "not so nice person", just that they view the world differently to you.

 

no i mean she really was a nasty person to me, her guests everyone! she was so dificult to work with from day one. Then argue till she was blue in the face that her fondant cake can go in the fridge, cause i had no idea what i was talking about. her cake did not define her personality, it was just coincidence that she was a horible person too. 

post #5 of 42
Like I said - take control.

It's okay to say no. If someone allows themself to be upset - well then - let them be upset!
post #6 of 42
"i'm sorry, i'm fully booked for that day"
"i'm sorry, I don't provide that style of cake, let me refer you to another bakery"
"i'm sorry, i'm not comfortable executing the design you have requested, let me refer you to another bakery"
"you are gross , go away!"
post #7 of 42
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Originally Posted by scrumdiddlycakes View Post

"i'm sorry, i'm fully booked for that day"
"i'm sorry, I don't provide that style of cake, let me refer you to another bakery"
"i'm sorry, i'm not comfortable executing the design you have requested, let me refer you to another bakery"
"you are gross , go away!"

icon_biggrin.gif I love it! 

post #8 of 42

If she was nasty to start with then even more reason not to do the cake.  Try some of scrumdiddly's excuses next time, especially the last!

post #9 of 42
I did have a request a few months ago for some "kinky cupcakes" for a bachelorette party. I told her that my decorating style ranges from cute to pretty, but does not include kinky. She wanted my cupcakes though, so we agreed on a burlesque style that I was comfortable with and she was happy about. If she had really wanted to go with kinky I would have stuck with "not my style" and suggested she contact another baker.
post #10 of 42
Thread Starter 
Kinky I can do, I've even done bondage themed cakes. But this was just ... it crossed a line and I felt as though I had to say yes I guess. I do like the option on referring to another bakery ... although I think she would have been hard pressed to find one willing. I need to stop being so soft. Not everyday I'm grossed out. I have an incredibly strong stomach
post #11 of 42
Ok well now you gotta give me a hint on what kind of cake it was! Just a tiny hint. I'm guessing but I could be wrong! icon_smile.gif
post #12 of 42
Thread Starter 
Trust me its not something you'd think of in a million of your wildest dreams. It might gross you out haha
post #13 of 42
I prefer the response "you are gross, go away," that scrumdiddly gave. It's like the old saying, if it doesn't feel right, don't do it. On another note... What was it?
post #14 of 42
Thread Starter 
OK OK OK ... forgive me. She requested a "hey I'm getting my penis chopped off" cake. She dudnt just want a penis cake. Or a vagina. She wanted to replicate her up coming surgery into a cake! She wantes a realistic disected penis! Veins, muscle n all. Now the fact that she's transgender was not my issue, if a pregnant lady wanted a cake if her crowning I'd be just as hesitant. Its the graffic nature and the fact that I'm sure her friends would be a little uncomfortable.
post #15 of 42

oh..... Maybe that explains her behaviour! She was nervous. Don't take it personally! icon_biggrin.gif

But like CC users before me said, if you felt uncomfortable, just say it, and dont take the order!

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