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post #1 of 22
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I was asked to make a cake for playgroup for this year's Christmas party, which was today. Anyway I was pretty happy with the result and looking forward to seeing their reaction. I even made a new fudge icing that I wanted them to try. But everyone ended up bring so much food to the afternoon tea that they decided not to cut "my beautiful cake", so I could take it home. All that work for nothing!! In the end I donated the cake to a nursing home fuction, at leat they can enjoy it.
Better luck next time I guess!
post #2 of 22
I am sorry to hear that they didn't cut your cake at the playgroup. But, I'm sure the nursing home really enjoyed it. Sometimes you just have to wonder about people, asking you to do all that work and then not even trying it.

Don't let it get you down, you may get some business from the nursing home employees. Try to turn it into a poitive thing and next time the Play group asks, give them a price quote for your time and expense......
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post #3 of 22
some people really just are afraid to cut a well decorated cake. Dont let it get you down, next time tell them thats nonsense and just you make the first cut, then you will see how many follow suit. I'm sure there were some there that were just waiting for the cake and were disappointed when they didn't get to try. I'm actually surprised the kids let you get away without cutting it.
post #4 of 22
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Thanks guys, you have both made me feel a bit better about it all.
post #5 of 22
lol, next time...bring cupcakes..! a nicely decorated cupcake cake would've worked. and since they were kidlets...mini cupcakes would've worked.

This way, instead of making the "first cut" your child could've had the first cupcake...and the other kiddies would've followed ..lol

Sorry that they made you feel bad, but...peg is right...you should've just made the first slice.

I do that ALL the time, but only because people don't know how to cut cake..lol!!

Hugs!
post #6 of 22
...you could really take that as a huge compliment, you know!!! I'm sure your cake looked terrific and nobody wanted to be the first to cut into it and mess it up!
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post #7 of 22
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Thanks guys, you are all so sweet. The cake is the chocolate nativity scene in my photos if you want to take a look. I don't know what I would do without this site. I learn so much, have so much fun, but most of all it's nice to know that there are people out there just like me!!
Thanks guys!
post #8 of 22
I know the folks at work will never cut my cakes as they don't want to 'spoil' them - they leave it to me!
post #9 of 22
That cake is beautful!! but it was wrong of them not to cut it! you put A LOT of time and effort into it..
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post #10 of 22
I agree!! They should have had some after asking you to make it. Maybe the next time you should say something like, "well, this beautiful cake was meant to be eaten since it's just a good on the inside as out!" and hack into it yourself.

Sorry they dogged you like that--I'm sure the nursing home people enjoyed it, though.

Lisa
post #11 of 22
I'm sorry this happened to you. Same thing happened to me when I made the cake for the Air Force Ball this year (for free). I guess, like everyone says, it's a compliment, but it is awful sad to walk away with a perfectly good cake. I think your cakes are fabulous, you have a sweet future ahead of you. icon_wink.gif

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post #12 of 22
I agree with peg818. I made a cake a while back for the bowling league that I was on. The women also wouldnt cut into the cake after an hour or so I went up and took a piece to start it off. By the time the league was over that day, more than half of the 11x15 cake was eaten. Sometimes people just dont like to be the ones to make the first cut into a decorated cake.
post #13 of 22
Oh well....the cake was meant to be enjoyed by the elderly this time around...believe me, it wasn't wasted. I bet they were thrilled with it, and really appreciated it.
It's good karma you've got going on, no matter how you see it.
You did something you love as a beautiful, generous gift, you brought it to people who totally admired it, and then you gave it to people who were happy to cut into it and enjoyed it.
That to me is AMAZING and wonderful stuff, so so so positive in all regards. You did not waste your time, I promise. icon_smile.gificon_smile.gificon_smile.gif
This will come around in a great way for you somehow. Someone at that nursing home will be calling you to do a cake!!
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post #14 of 22
I agree with ellepal. I believe things happen for a reason, and for some reason your cake belonged at the nursing home. Not everyone at those places have family to enjoy the holidays with and I'm sure that your cake brightened at least one of the resident's day. Good karma! amy
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post #15 of 22
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I don't know what I would do without you all. Thank you!!!!
Oh well guess I'd better get started on the next cake icon_twisted.gif
Mel
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