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HELP PLEASE!!!!! Im going to cry.

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I spent the whole entire day today baking and decorating this little buger. The lady wanted it done with cake mix and store bought icing.I used 8 cake mixes and 9 containers of icing,the thing weights a ton.It was all OK until it was time to do the cars.Which yoy can see look like the first grader made them.I don't know if I was really tired by this point or what.But they sure did not co-operate.Something is missing,please tell me what.It just looks sooooooo ugly icon_cry.gif .I told the lady I would charge her $50 for it,but Im not sure if it is worth that now.I can't think,my mind is absolutely exausted, so is my body.Please,please pretty please tell me your honest opinions.I won't get offended, I promise.Just tell me if I should be charging that much for it or not.Thank you guys. icon_redface.gif
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post #2 of 28
there's your answer...

you are exhausted.

the only thing I see missing is the message and I would carry the green border all the way around the top.

a border at bottom would be nice too.

BUT not now.....go get some rest -- a long soak in the tub -- a double shot of (fill in fav. beverage for when need calming soothing)....a nice backrub.

and then finish it up later, like tomorrow morning.

you did a great job -- especially on his face!

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oh and $50 is a steal!
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post #3 of 28
Your are suffering from sleep deprevation! The cake looks great. I agree that I would continue the green border. Ohterwise, dont think that cake is not worth $50. You will see it different tomorrow.
post #4 of 28
I scrolled down thinking I was going to see something awful.... icon_eek.gif

Your cake is GREAT. And if it didn't go as well as you wanted, well that's what your customer gets for demanding canned frosting. I'm amazed you did so well with it! It is easily worth more than $50. Take a nap, hot bath, drink some hot cocoa, and then come back and look at it later. I know exactly how you're feeling, but it will seem different after you get a break.
post #5 of 28
Woman, for what you are able to do with canned frosting, you deserve a Big O Tip. I echo the others, "what problem?" Go relax and carry on the green border later.
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post #6 of 28
Let me duplicate the "what problem?" echo here. Here's my standard answer when someone feels pitiful about a creation (and it may be 'standard' but it's true!): The people at the party have NO IDEA how to create something like this so whatever you do, they will think it's awesome!!!

They are not going to notice whatever problems you see. They are going to be in awe of this magnificent piece of work you've done!

You're way underpriced at $50. 8 mixes? I only use 7 for a 3-tier wedding cake to serve 100, so if this serves 100 people, you're only getting 50 cents a serving. It's worth WAY more.
post #7 of 28
I agree with continuing the border and the only other thing I see is that the icing on the bottom cake is a little thin in a spot or two, but this is one amazing cake and well worth $50.00!!
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post #8 of 28
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Originally Posted by shortcake412

I agree with continuing the border and the only other thing I see is that the icing on the bottom cake is a little thin in a spot or two, but this is one amazing cake and well worth $50.00!!




I agree completely, maybe cover up the thin spots a bit and whip out an easy boarder, maybe even use the grass tip to make it fun and you are good to go. 50 for this..wow once again I will take 3, because I could probably resale it for 75 lol just kidding. Great job, deep breath, and a smile!!!

~Alicia
post #9 of 28
Please don't cry. It's a wonderful cake and you can do the finishing touches tomorrow when you've gotten some rest and a new perspective on the whole thing.

You've done great so far. Don't worry. It's just a cake and a great one at that. When you're done with it, it will be fantastic.
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post #10 of 28
it looks great!! i love his face, it's perfect. and have i told you how much i love your cakes?! icon_wink.gif
specially that skateboard one?! lol icon_lol.gif
post #11 of 28
I agree it looks great. go get some rest...I would give $50.00 for it "NO WAY I WOULD DO THAT FOR $50.00" That got a steal on this one....
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post #12 of 28
first GO TO SLEEP.
tomorow, cover the rest of the top with greenry and put little flowers in diferent colors. Then a botton border.
Then, you will charge her at least $100, be fear to your self, for your time and trouble, and also for your talent.
And never let a client tell you how to bake your cakes, you know what works best for you.
post #13 of 28
Girl please, I'd charge $75.00 for that .It looks great. Get some rest you'll see how cool it looks in the morning. Finish the border then. Pat your self on the back, hold your head high, they are going to love it.
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post #14 of 28
It looks great. I agree to add bottom border. I would have charged a minimum of $75 for that bad boy.
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post #15 of 28
I go through this with every cake. I constantly have to ask myself: Could she go into her kitchen and create that?? Pay yourself what you're worth. $50 (if you go with that price) is a steal for her...not a favor to you. You did great.
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