Sugar Diary by Sugar Shey #1: TOP 5 THINGS THIS CAKER HAS HAD ASKED OR SAID TO HER:

Dear Sugar Diary:

I am having a super late dinner….and thinking about the things I hear on a daily basis…some are genuine….some are insulting….some are just outrageous! So I will share my list :

TOP 5 THINGS THIS CAKER HAS HAD ASKED OR SAID TO HER:

1- “Hi Shey… I was wondering how much for a cake?”

…yup just like that…no details…no explanation…just the cost of a cake in general I guess…..-_-

2- “Hi Shey…can you make me a cake for tomorrow Morning? …I know it is short notice but…”

Current time is 8pm…What goes thru my mind: Hummm…yeaaaahhhhh..-..IT IS SHORT NOTICE .I wasn’t thinking of sleeping ..eating or even bathing this weekend……Let me wave my magic spatula and whip that right up for you…..-

3- “Hi Shey ..My name is so and so and you made a cake for my friends blah blah blah…..I would love to have one of your cakes at MY event….well I was thinking…a 3 tiered cake in these specific colors…for 80+ guests…with bells and whistles….and a txt banner with LED lights saying blah blah blah blah…….and I want each tier to be a different flavor and I would like it to be delivered and set up by you…..how much would that be?” ….

Me: " Well 80+ servings? That would start out at $$$…..and bells and whistles are $$$ and all different flavors? and a txt banner? Well some more $$$….and delivered to WHERE (somewhere way out of town)and SET UP?? That will be $$$. Usually this is followed by a moment of silence before I hear " How much would a 1 tiered cake be in those same colors?" _

4- "Hi there I am so and so and was wondering if I could bake the cakes and you would decorate them for me?

“No”

5- “Hi I would love a cake for such and such date…I am going to pay you with a personal check…could you not cash it till next Monday?”

“Okay …well how about I just bring you that cake next Monday?”

Okay Okay Okay! Don’t get the wrong impression! I never answer that way! I don’t!(pinky promise ;) I usually take every single last minute order as long as my work load isn’t already super full….BUT sometimes you just wonder about what people think I do all day…..I love baking and decorating but I also have 1,000 other things to do in between. lol, It is called MY LIFE. I don’t think it is fair to take time away from a clients cake who placed their order 2 months ago for next Friday when you wait to order yours next Thursday! Also if you have no idea what it takes to create a cake time wise and money wise I suggest you research first. Idk …people are just different and think different….These were just examples of things I get asked and told daily and I hope you get a chuckle out of it. Well I better get back to my prep for weekend orders! Hope you all have a blast making your weekend orders….I know I will! =) I love my clients!!!

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Michal Bulla ...

It’s funny and sad at the same time. I’m not a cake decorator, but it’s probably exactly the same in all types of small businesses. You have to calm down and take every(maybe at least every) small order. I told myself million times to not take every order and rest for a while or do the other things, but anytime when it comes, I say YES.

Don’t be sad, there are millions of other people who do it the same way as we do ;)

Sheila Jimenez ...

=) lol….patience and a smile is my mantra! =) Thanks for taking time to read my words! =)

Toni (White Crafty Cakes) ...

Thanks Shey, I did get a chuckle!!

Sheila Jimenez ...

LOL….glad you did! =)

LCSCC ...

Hehe 1. 2 and 3!! Spot on!!

Sheila Jimenez ...

LOL! Right!? ha!

cakemadder ...

Ha ha this made me laugh, customers can be silly…….