With all the negative news about suicide, depression we believe that all the little things should be surfaced and appreciated.
Here at The Quirky Taste – aside from being “kitchen elves” to get your custom cakes ready, we are now practicing a daily #gratitudecounter.
Only a caker will understand another. Non "elves" only see the final outcome, but no one sees the slogging hours it takes to produce that masterpiece.
Designing – the countless hours taken to do research, carefully selecting a design to fit your celebration. All the strain on our "elf" eye......... and yes cakers do have mental block, like writers block we get…. Cakers-block (we didnt coin this term, trust us ...... ). Customising a cake design is never easy as the caking world is small and copying is a BIG NO NO!
The baking – the process it takes to meticulously measure and painstaking hours spent in front of the oven and not to mention the mess after.
Decorating – this can be broken down to pre-baking and post baking. All those tiny details you see on the cake, they don’t magically appear *now where’s the wand*, each tiny piece is cut out individually then carefully placed onto the frosted cake.
Finishing – Stacking the cakes, alignment and any last min correction
All of the above normally take days, but not every client sees this. We are not a big multinational company that has a FAT paycheck at the end of the month. It goes to bills, rent, utilities and only the last stays. So the next time you bargain from a caker, think again – and if its not within your budget say thank you and move on! There is no harm in declining but do take the quarter of a min to say no thank you. Common courtesy is NOT so common anymore! *Thank you*
So here is our #gratitudecounter :-
To all of our loyal clients, we are forever grateful for all the opportunity given
To all of our students, near and far (some have become good friends) – thank you so much for trusting us and do keep a lookout we have a lot of exiting classes in store
To all the of the cake artsits, we are very honored and grateful for trusting us to host you! You have become a great mentor and friend now! From the bottom our hearts thank you!
To all the cheap-clients, thank you very much for declining for you have made us stronger to fight! The more you say NO the more we strive!
To all of our future clients, we look forward to working with you and creating the cake of your dreams.
The list can go on, to kick-start it we have started #gratitudeMondays ---- and we encourage all of you to follow along too!