I get all kinds of phone calls at the bakery, and today I received a good one that I had to share with you. I feel bad for this office worker who has to coordinate birthday cakes for her co-workers…
Me: Good afternoon, Ron Ben-Israel Cakes.
Caller: I need a small birthday cake for 10 people.
Me: What’s the day you need the cake for?
Me: I would love to be able to help you out, but during wedding season we like to have a few months notice.
Caller: Even though it’s a small cake?
Me: Yes, Ma’am.
Caller: I have one guy who is Jewish, another with a milk allergy and another who is allergic to wheat. Is there someone you can recommend?
Me: I have never had all of those requested of me at the same time, and I don’t even know if any of our colleagues would do that combination.
Caller: I tell ya, I am the office coordinator, and we always celebrate everyone’s birthday on staff. But trying to get a birthday cake for these people? It’s the only time I truly dislike my job.
Me: Well I am sorry that I can’t help you out, but I really don’t know if anyone can…
Caller: (Laughing) Thank you for your time, maybe I will just get a regular cake, tell them it’s gluten free, dairy free and kosher. Then I am going to grab a bag of popcorn and pull up chair and watch the fun unfold!
Me: Well have fun with that and good luck.
Caller: I need all the luck I can get. Thanks and have a great day.
7 thoughts on “This phone call takes the cake…”
I really feel for you, but also glad to hear I’m not the only baker that gets crazy calls. I had a lady call last week wanting to pay for a $250 cake with food stamps!!
ahhahahahahhahaha thank God she does not work with me!!!!!
bwahaha that made me laugh. poor lady! that’s crazy that she needed to find a cake with all those specifications.
Hahaha that’s awesome!!!!
Awwww, bless her heart!
Please refer the caller to the Lifetime network where reruns of Fraiser run all evening on Friday’s. She needs a therapist, not a cake.
My late mother had strange allergies for a few years, so I understand what you’re dealing with.
Thankfully, There are KOSHER companies that provide gluten-free and dairy-free products for your customers. Check them out!