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My Brother's Wedding cake was sabotaged (sp?)!! LONG!

post #1 of 50
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OK- so I offer to make my brother's wedding cakes for free- as my gift to them........they were too excited about that!

I get to the reception hall to set the cakes up, and my future sister in law's aunt and cousin were there to do the decorations.......I start doing my thing ya know, and the aunt tells me- she used to decorate cakes and this and that...and all. She was really getting on my nerves.....anyway, I am almost done with the bride's cake (Four tier stacked square and round with handmade pearls that I worked on for a week to make- and 3 dozen fondant/chocolate roses)........and they decide they have to leave to get more supplies.......so I say OK- when I'm really thinking Thank GOD! I finish up and get changed because I was also in the wedding party and had to be at the rehearsal, so I turn down the A/C, lock up, and leave. I get done at rehearsal, go back to the reception hall to finish decorating and setting up the groom's cake- the aunt meets me at the door! She tells me the cake FELL! I'm like WHAT!???? There is NO WAY THAT CAKE FELL! It was very well doweled on each tier with a center dowel in the center! So, I go in and it's like 100 degrees in the hall! I'm was so upset! The entire bottom layer was gone and so was middle and the top! I asked them why it was so HOT in there, and they tell me they got COLD! I'm like DUH! There's a cake in here- ! I said no, the cake did not FALL- IT MELTED!!!!! I can't understand it, because they were working with fresh flowers- so doesn't it have to be cold to keep the looking pretty?

It took me all night, but I finally fixed it to at least be presentable. For the groom's cake, I had intended to make a replica of my brohter's drum set, but only got to make one drum and had to use the other cakes to fix the bride's cake. I totally feel like I was sabotaged! I really think they did it on purpose because they were jealous! It was so pretty- and I did not even get a picture before it melted! I will post a picture of the salvaged one when I get it, but it was not the same.........at least the bride to be got to see it before it fell or rather Melted.....she just so happened to stop by on the way to rehearsal and was so proud of all of my hard work.

Sorry to be so long winded, but I knew you guys would understand!
post #2 of 50
Definately sounds like a case of the green-eyed goddesses to me - what b*tches! My heart really goes out to you, I'm glad you were able to salvage it somewhat and that the bride got to see how beautiful it was. I'm so sorry for you icon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gif
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post #3 of 50
Oh. My. Gobs!

You poor thing. Well, like so many other "soldiers" on here today, you held up under the WORST circumstances.

Now I know why they put those plastic "cages" around air conditioning controls...

Best of luck,
--Knox--
post #4 of 50
I am SO sorry!!!! That is horrible - If she use to decorate cakes then she knows that it has to stay cool!!!! I don't know why people are so mean!! icon_cry.gif Here's a <<hug>> for you.

Tammy
post #5 of 50
OMG!!! I would be p-----! icon_mad.gif How petty of them, and on your brother's wedding day. If they were that "cold" they should of stepped out of the room or put on a sweater. I'm sorry but I think I would have lost it and went off on someone. I'm so sorry you had this special day ruined and what they did is childish and unforgivable. Take care.
post #6 of 50
Oh, my goodness, I am sooo sorry!!!! Now, really, if this aunt "knew" about cake decorating, then she should've known that the temp in the room had to be kept at a decent temp or else the cake would get affected!!!

Shoot! I am sooooo sorry again! I know how hard it is when you put all that effort, time, and love into a cake and then something like this happens!
Its always about cake!!
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post #7 of 50
Aww so sorry that happened. How on earth could they have gotten cold if they were moving around putting up decorations. You think they would have been hot. Some people are just ignorant. tapedshut.gif At least the bride got to see it before hand.
post #8 of 50
What a horror story! Every cake decorators nightmare. I'm so sorry that happened to you.
post #9 of 50
What horrible people! I"m sure they told everyone that it was your fault, and what they would have done different. They probably were upset that you were picked to do the cake, and not them.
"Let your legacy not be the stupid forgettable dandruff of life but that you LIVED. That you were here and that people remember YOU in all your wonderfulness. Not your stuff. Because stuff is forgettable." - - Jackie (a blog writer from Canada)
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"Let your legacy not be the stupid forgettable dandruff of life but that you LIVED. That you were here and that people remember YOU in all your wonderfulness. Not your stuff. Because stuff is forgettable." - - Jackie (a blog writer from Canada)
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post #10 of 50
Cannot believe things like this could happen.Like subaru said :What a horror story!
So sorry this happened to you. We have to be watching out to avoid experiencing something like this.
post #11 of 50
Big hugs. That was ROTTEN!
~Lisa
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~Lisa
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post #12 of 50
I agree with daradon - they were also probablly thinking your cake would get more attention then their flowers. It sounds like you rose above it though - good for you! I am glad the bride saw it, that is who really counts.
post #13 of 50
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You guys are the best! I feel so much better....... icon_smile.gif

I was thinking the same thing about the flowers though. Because they were not pretty at all! LOL! OK- now I'm just being mean!

Yes, I did tell everyone that it was NOT my fualt- I just wish I had gotten a picture of the Before- Oh, well.........the end result was the same! Everyone thought the cake tasted great- - - -and not a word was said about the decorations or the flowers! I believe in Kharma......LOL! icon_biggrin.gif
post #14 of 50
Sorry to hear that you have the in-laws from HELL!!! I know the feeling.

Their day will come, be patient.
Whatever your heart desires and your mind can dream you can find it here and it's one of THE SWEETEST THINGS.

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Whatever your heart desires and your mind can dream you can find it here and it's one of THE SWEETEST THINGS.

www.thesweetestcake.com
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post #15 of 50
It is so true about Karma, in the end everyone ends up with exactly what they deserve!
"Let your legacy not be the stupid forgettable dandruff of life but that you LIVED. That you were here and that people remember YOU in all your wonderfulness. Not your stuff. Because stuff is forgettable." - - Jackie (a blog writer from Canada)
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"Let your legacy not be the stupid forgettable dandruff of life but that you LIVED. That you were here and that people remember YOU in all your wonderfulness. Not your stuff. Because stuff is forgettable." - - Jackie (a blog writer from Canada)
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