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post #61 of 99
thanks momsandraven at least I know that I am not alone. LoL I guess that my kids and husband will get used to it soon too.

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post #62 of 99
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Okay everybody.......here is parts of the dillio story continuing saga of "As the Icing Melts"...I know you all have been wanting to know what is going on.....The cake has completely changed from the scrollwork style cake. So now what do we all do???? That was the whole point of this forum post was to get a topper for a scrollwork style cake and now we aren't even doing it.....ha ha ha....Now she wants a cake that is hexagon (great the more expensive pans.....sheesh) cake that each layer is different flavored. The design is fushia and deep orange with stripes and dots alternating in each layer. She also wants tiger lilies and butterflies on it. This is getting ridiculous....The flavors are lemon and raspberry, strawberry banana, vanilla peppermint, and marble mocha. Then the groom's cake it just chocolate. Can you see the difference in the two of them? All of the fancy flavors for her and he just wants chocolate. ha ha ha....Well it gets better!!! He was suppose to be leaving on a plane back to his duty station on Friday morning. He called and told everybody he was all ready back on base. Come to find out he was still here at her house!?!?!?!?!?!? He shows up at my husbands birthday party trying to surprise everybody- but they just ruined the party because everyone was upset because he lied. His excuse was that there was too much traffic from construction and he missed his flight so he lied so he could surprise everybody....whatever....So Grandma was coming up on Saturday. We picked her up at the airport and hmmmm there wasn't any construction.....Well Grandma and I are sitting out on the gazebo with the soon to be SIL, MIL, and Aunt. I got a brand new cake catalog from the mail right before we got there....so like any other CC addict I was all giddy and flipping out over it. Grandma was looking through it all with me and when we got to the wedding section she got all excited and started talking about their wedding.....ohhhhhh this was excellent. You all know how she didn't want any flowers at the reception or carry any or do a boquet toss or a garter or anything...Grandma piped and set the story straight....She IS doing all of the above and WILL like it because it is tradition. They got out of doing a real wedding because that is what they wanted (not because it wasn't affordable- she doesn't like people starring at her or big crowds).....but Grandma said everything else would be done the RIGHT way. OHHHHHHHHH MY GOODNESS!!!!!! I was rolling inside and today MIL told me she was rolling too!!!! GO GRANDMA!!!! So with this really modern cake-----guess what she finally picked as a topper......those really weird ribbon like people.....I would have done something in butterflies or something that matched the rest of the cake...but no ribbon pyscho looking people will be right up there.....ha ha ha...I asked if we should do cookies or something NORMAL for all of those people who won't want a flavor from who knows where cake.....they didn't want any....GRANMA SAID OH YES WE ARE!!!!....and the soon to be SIL wants these really expensive favors (for like 130 people) that cost over 3 bucks a piece.....I was loosing it.....Then she calls and says that she found a hall for the reception that is like an hour away from my house. So with the time that she wants the reception. I'm going to have to take the day off to go up there and set up the cake....grrreeeaaatttt....So not only am I loosing out a crapload of money on this blasted cake, but I'm now going to have loose a day of work too. Turd. Turd. She's a big fat TURD!!!! Way to inconvience everyone even more. Grandma rocks.....I'm so thrilled she is home right now.....I'm sure the saga will keep on continuing. But I thought you all should here what has been going on lately. It's awesomely hilarious!!!! Soooooo now what folks??? Did you like the episode of "As the Icing Melts"??? By the way everyone think of me and pray that I get a new job. I have an interview on Tuesday. I want to get back to a normal sleeping pattern and finally get back to my cake decorating business. I was also hit up this weekend by people who want four cakes. One of the cakes is for a 50th anniversary the day after my BIL's wedding.....AHHHHH!!!! So please send out your good thoughts and prayers....Maybe I'll get more "As the Icing Melts" stories for you. Thanks all!!! icon_smile.gif
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post #63 of 99
I'm trying to imagine this cake. Let's see...4 stacked hexagon shaped cakes and a groom's cake??? In fuschia and bright orange stripes and dots???? With tigerlillies and butterflies?? And now cookies for 130 people as favors? Good Grief! You have your work cut out for you!

Let us know how it turns out. We are hooked on 'As the icing turns'.....

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post #64 of 99
OH MY GOD. The wait was worth it. Thanks for sharing.

You know I was thinking about the whole thing and came up with this solution. See I make cakes for my family too but what I do is give them a "guide Line" I will let them pick a cake from a few cake, that I know that won't take me to the poor house. Then if they want something to fancy or too big than they need to put half of the cost. For my family I don't charge my time I only tell them what the supplies are going to cost. Maybe if you give a choice like that she will get off her High Horse and live in a real world rather than the world she is living in.

And as for things changing when they "grow Up", sorry to say but it won't they are still going to live off of others. My cuz, (which I love like my own brother) married a wanna be princess - ghetto style. They also went through the he had to leave to serve our country. Well, he got "hurt" (or so he says) he got an honorable discharge and he came home to be with her they have since been married ten years and daddy bought them a house and Mommy is always sending them money because there is a "bill" that needs to get paid. Yeah ok maybe its the $100.00 jeans that she wants or the $200.00 boots that she wants or some $5,000.00 couch that she wants for her new living room, which she has all of these. So it is sad to say it doesnt get any better. oh and wait till they have kids my cuz has three girls and the baby showers were no picnic. They registered at some fancy boutique that the onesies cost $28.00 each. That was their least expensive item on their list..

Oh what do they do for a living, she works at a fertility clinic as a clerk and he a Ford car salesman. Talk about way out of there league.


Can't wait for the next episode of " As the Icing Melts"

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post #65 of 99
Hmmmm... not only are you losing money on the cake you have to take time off of work? I think you should ask SIL to purchase the cake pans for you as HER gift to you (You're in the wedding, right?).
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post #66 of 99
I have sat here and read through this entire thread and boy is this entertainment!!!!!! Why don't people just live within their means? My DH's nephew is getting married July 22 and I agreed to do their cake and they haven't even told me what kind of cake they want except she wants it to be square. Boy that narrows it down dosen't it icon_twisted.gif I told the granny of the groom that they have until tommorrow to let me know more details or I absolutely would not do it. They also were to buy the pans since I don't have any square ones. We have had trouble with the bride before. She is extremely bossy and she bossed my son and I politely told her to KNOCK IT OFF!! I just know when I tell them I can't do the cake after they have had 4 months to get me the info that it will be problems all over again. ASuperGirl, I sympatheize with you and if I were you I would just do what I could afford and they would like it or they would pay to have someone else make it or should I say pay to give someone else a major headache.
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post #67 of 99
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debsuewoo-----nope I'm not in the wedding---they are doing it in a court house with a judge......everyone in the family is very very very very upset about it all. Mom and Dad are upset that they can't see the exchanging of the vows in a church. Brothers are upset that they can't be in the wedding. My husband (one of the brothers) is irate at the fact that he can't be the best man because they don't even want those at the court house. Parents ONLY are the ones allowed to watch the "ceremony" at the court house. Grandma is absolutely livid that her grandson isn't getting married in a church (very religious). The rest of the family is ticked off because all they want is money- no gifts- and have said so. I'm absolutely livid because I offered to do a cake for their non-traditional crappy wedding because I thought that they couldn't afford to buy one (which they can) and it would be mine and my husbands gift to them. Afterall it is going to cost a hefty penny. My birthday is Saturday and what did I ask for??? An airbrush so I could practice with it before doing their cake in December. An now she wants me to take a day off of work to set up this monster of a cake. She also wants me to throw her her bridal shower and do the cake for that one since she doesn't have any sisters and her best friend is still in high school (yet is getting married very quickly too to a guy that she has known for less than six months in August without telling her family) and her best friend doesn't have a job or a car or a license to go buy stuff for and plan her bridal shower. Once my BIL and soon-to-be SIL figured out their cake and told Grandma about it on Saturday......GET THIS....THEY HAD THE NERVE TO SIT THERE AN TURN TO ME AND MY HUSBAND AND SAY....."SO WHAT ARE YOU GUYS GETTING US FOR OUR GIFTS FOR OUR WEDDING?".....OH MY FREAKING HOLEY MONKEY!!?!?!?!?!?! TWO SNAPS AND OH NO YOU DIDN'T JUST SAY THAT!!!!!! icon_evil.gif Their cake is going to cost us an arm and a leg and they had the nerve to ask us not what are we getting them but plurally what giftssssssssss are we getting them?!?!?!?!?!?!? I wanted to knock her teeth down her throat and pop her a good one in the face before she even knew what hit her. Then I get an e-mail last night (and she knows that I work nights) that she wants a picture drawn up and e-mailed to her by this morning of what their cake and topper she picked out are going to look like because she wants to show people this morning.....MY BUTT!!!!! WHOSE MAID AND BUTLER DOES SHE THINK I AM?!?!? DEFINITELY NOT HERS!!!! AN WHATEVER GAVE HER THE NOTION THAT I WOULD WAIT ON HER EVERY WHIM IS BEYOND ME. JUST BECAUSE MY BIL IS A SUCKER AND AN IDIOT DOESN'T MEAN THAT ME AND MY HUSBAND ARE EITHER OF THOSE. Wow...like my little rant....sorry folks.....time for sleep ..till next time....."As the Icing Melts." icon_smile.gif
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post #68 of 99
Oof! You are definitely a bigger person than me. I would've told her long before now, "uh, ya know, I've been thinkin'...you should get someone else to do your cake...I done changed my mind...nah uh...nope...not gonna do it"
Ugh...then I would've shoved 20.00(since they wanted money and that chick would've long been set ahold of my nerves) in a Hallmark card(at least I'd care enough to send the very best, right)....got me a fresh cup of coffee and let out a sigh of relief that I was NOT gonna do that cake!
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post #69 of 99
ASupergirl, I think you should write a book on this one. You could get rich. I had to go back and read the entire thread. It is hillarious. I was truly disappointed when I got to the last page(I had read it first). Thanks for the entertainment.
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post #70 of 99
This is ridiculous... This is also why I am getting back into decorating cakes. I decorated cakes for a few years but gave it up a couple of years ago. I am getting back into it because I am getting married next year, and not only am I going to make my own cake (I'm a picky bride, but at least I'm competent enough to support my own picky tastes) but I'm also going to put half of the money I make making cakes into helping pay for the wedding. I am getting married at my great grandparents' house (which was donated to the city a few years ago and has since been turned into Botanical Gardens) because I can get married there for nothing. I am borrowing everything I can to make this wedding happen, and I'm going to be totally grateful for what I get. If someone lets me use something and it isn't exactly what I had in mind, instead of being totally offensive and turning someone down, I'll find a way to make it what I wanted. I love my fiance, and I want us to have a nice wedding, but I am not going to alienate anyone in the process. I'm a firm believer in either living with what you have, or making it better your own dam^ self.

Honestly, I have done only 2 wedding cakes at this point, and on both of those, I did them as gifts to the bride, but both times I did a good enough job, that after the wedding was over with, either the bride or someone from the family gave me a "tip" because when someone goes above and beyond for you, that's just what you do.

With this particular situation, I don't care who's making this wedding a difficult one to plan, the point is, someone needs to kindly remove their head from their @$$. The bride sounds totally ungrateful to me, and she will probably not appreciate the finished product because she didn't have to pay for it. But can I make a suggestion? Make just one extra cake with an extra-thick layer of icing on it to be promptly placed in the middle of the face of the first person that moans or groans about the cake... no matter who it is.
post #71 of 99
Ok, next time she mentions anything -shape, color, topper, whatever- that you don't already own the eqipment for. Look her straight in the eye and with your most sincere voice and face say, "Gee, I really would like to make your cake but I don't own those pans, I can't take the day off, whatever.... Maybe I better back out, and let you order the cake you really want from someone else. I wouldn't want to spoil your plans." And mean it. It is called a stratgic retreat.

Jinxy(above) You sound like you have some sense about you. Half the weddings I see now days are foolish displays of financial stupidity.
post #72 of 99
I have been laughing so hard my sides hurt.
Maybe you should itemize how much each aspect of her cake will cost and let her pick what she wants up to a certain price. ie.: each tier $50, fondant $25, topper $15. When she hits the limit, she's out of luck.
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post #73 of 99
You have to tell her at some point that you cannot do this, she will never be happy.

With all due respect and I honestly don't mean to be harsh, when is the divorce ideas thread being resurged, this time for your BIL and the Queen he intends to marry?
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post #74 of 99
A December wedding? Next thing you know they will be wanting Christmas gifts as well!

Honestly, ASupergirl, you are a better person that I am. If I were in your position. Bridezilla would have accidentally fallen off a cliff or accidentally drowned by now (Grandma would probably make a good alabi too!).

SIL should thank her lucky stars right now and should seriously think about kissing your tootsies for being so patient with her. I'm telling you, right now I'd be calling Uncle Luigi and badabing badaboom!!!
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post #75 of 99
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.......As the Icing Melts......your newest episode.....I got a call from future SIL today....while I was sleeping!!!!!!.....she knows I work third shift and sleep during the day....I was so ticked I just let it go to voicemail. I haven't saw or heard from her since the day she picked out her cake. Neither has anyone else. I did hear through the grapevine that she now wants to do a Las Vegas/Poker themed reception. Then finally BIL calls and speaks to my husband after not calling to tell us that he got back to base safely when we specifically asked him too over two and a half weeks ago. He says that he isn't sure what they are doing----It's ..."Whatever my boss wants.".....I hate that!!!!....he says that all the time...and he even told my husband...."Why don't we just let our bosses deal with it?" when he was home. For one, I am not nor have I ever been my husbands boss. I may pick out the pants he wears, but he definitely wears the pants in our relationship. Ha ha....Seriously, we have an equal relationship...It's together or nothing. Here my BIL has to let her pick out the pants and lets her wear them too. I thought the military was suppose to give you some backbone---evidently not. Anywho....She calls today and wants to know when I can do the wording for their wedding invitations this week or by next week. HELLLLLLOOOOO!!!!!! I'm now working 7 days a week without a day off in site till close to Christmas because of the whole world wanting Christmas cookies. On top of it...when did I ever say that I would do that??!?!?!? All I said was that it would be easy to word, but she would need to be specific that it is just a reception since they aren't having a real wedding. My husband comes home and I tell him all of this and let him listen to the voicemail. He's just a little pissed. One she missed my birthday and two she had to be told to come over today for my MIL birthday. He said that I am not to plan her bridal shower or do their invitations or anything else her little heart demands. The only thing that we are doing is their cake and we are doing it how we want it not how she demands and that we are .."nor hell nor high water getting them a wedding gift or Christmas gift" because "we are all ready spending enough *darn* money on their cake".....I said woah and liked his attitude and approach to it.....What do you all think of this now??? I thought you would all like an update....I'm off to go make dinner for MIL birthday---we'll see what happens IF she shows up....dun dun dunnnnnn icon_smile.gif
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