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post #16 of 47
I believe we are our worst critics.
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post #17 of 47
It looks ok to me. try the roller to smooth the icing. It is so quick and easy to do and hides a ton of flaws. I am sure you are judging yourself way to harshly. Let us know what happens.
post #18 of 47
In a case like this you wished the bride thought "the cake is NOT the most important thing about their day"

on the other hands for some of you in the wedding cake business we want it to be!!!!

I think it all depends on what the bride was expecting you show integrity let's hope she does, I think you should get paid
post #19 of 47
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Thank you everyone! This is why I love CC. I do agree that I am my worst critic, after that my husband. Both of us thought that the cake did not look even or centered.

I do hope the bride was happy with her cake. I guess I will find out in time.

Icingandsprinkles- a nice thing about this cake was it was not the most important part of her day. They didn't even want to get a cake but her sister and mother demanded one. They were planning on just having Strawberries and Cream. So, since that is the case, maybe it won't be that huge of deal to her.
post #20 of 47
TPDC - You are being way to hard on yourself! From the pictures there appear to be a few bumps, but over all I think it is simple and beautiful.

With cakes such as this, it's hard to hide the flaws. You are doing the right thing by contacting the bride and letting her know that you (personally) are not satified. It will go a long way.

Personally, I think you will have more problems out of the other two guests that wanted the cake more than she did... At least your not dealing with them!

Although I am new at this and I'm practicing, it took me forever this morning to smooth out two BC
cakes. I don't know how you do this on a regular bases without pulling your hair out! I nearly pulled my hair out on practice cakes!

Hang in there... icon_biggrin.gif
Sonja - Porter, Texas
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post #21 of 47
I think the cake looked nice. Sure, it's not perfectly centered but the bride might not have even noticed it.
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post #22 of 47
Oh sweetheart, you are so hard on yourself, lighten up. This is a very nice cake and to the untrained eye, it's perfect I'm sure. If she says anything, offer a refund less the ingrediant cost. I bet she was happy with the taste and looks of it. I know I see every flaw in my cakes and cookies and everyone else that knows nothing about cakes such as brides and other customers are thrilled. You did a good job and you did the right thing by emailing her and what you said shows you have integrity and grace. I'm sure she will use you again and drop your name as a recommendation to someone else.
I know I've made cakes that weren't perfectly centered and you know what the bride said? OH!!!!!!! It's perfect, just what I wanted! I'm sure she thought the same about your cake. If it will make you feel better, I would have you do a cake for me, REALLY.
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THAT WILL BE $6,000.00 PLEASE. THANK YOU, COME AGAIN.
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post #23 of 47
I don't think it's a disaster! I did a wedding cake where one tier looked a little lopsided, so I took it off and put a couple of dowels in one side that stuck up a bit and it corrected the problem and no one ever knew!
post #24 of 47
it doesnt look that bad... and im sure you didnt ruin her day, shes marrying the love of her life... i dont think she'll let a cake bring her down.
post #25 of 47
It doesn't look bad at all to me. I like it! But since you're not happy with it, I think you worded your email very well leaving it up to her to let you know how she felt. IF she wants something from you I would just offer her a discount on a future cake or a free 8" anniversary cake or something. I DO understand how you feel, we tend to be perfectionists, don't we!
post #26 of 47
I think it looks nice! But I'm not your worst critic, you are...I think it will all be okay in the end, your cakes are awesome!
post #27 of 47
Your cake looks far better than my wedding cake! The decorator I hired to do mine had the wrong flower color, the cake had really flat tiers, and just didn't look like what I wanted. Even then being a non-cake person I knew it just wasn't a good cake.

Guess how long I thought about it at the reception? About two seconds! I saw it and was like, "eh, it doesn't look like I expected and the colors are off"....."OK NOW WHO WANTS TO PARTY!!!!!!!!!!!"

The only reason I remember of course is because I got into cake decorating myself and have since looked at the pics and picked it apart with my newfound "cake eye".
post #28 of 47
I used to get worked up and it finally dawned on me one day. If something happened that I did not receive what I thought i was getting, I would not hesitate to make a complaint. No news is good news. Most brides I know rarely honeymoon right away.
I personally would not have said that I was not happy with the cake. I would have asked how everything went with the cake. Just smile and it will be fine!
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post #29 of 47
If she did not care about having a cake in the first place, then I really wouldn't worry TOO much! I agree with what everyone else said but I have to add....

Were they happy with the TASTE? Don't forget that the cake is essentially dessert. I'm sure it was DELICIOUS! thumbs_up.gif
"A cake, Franck, is made of flour and water. My first car didn't cost $1200." - George Banks, Father of the Bride
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"A cake, Franck, is made of flour and water. My first car didn't cost $1200." - George Banks, Father of the Bride
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post #30 of 47
My boyfriend wanted me to respond for him. I make the cakes, he critiques them. He said "I don't see nothing wrong with it, and usually people are drunk by time they cut the cake, no one will notice a thing." On a more sensitive side, it looks nice to me. But you are a perfectionist and I understand. Don't sweat the small stuff. You didn't ruin anything. Keep up the good work!
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