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post #16 of 26
Taking a look at this from another angle. Church ladies who run things are usually very frugal. I've dealt with a good many of them, some who go to the extent of washing disposable plates. *bless their hearts*

Sooo.. I'm thinking they saw the crowd for the original celebration was smaller than they anticipated and decided not to serve both cakes. I can just see their little blue haired heads whisking the 'pretty one' off to the kitchen for safe keeping. They rememebered that Father Mike's b'day was coming and since it already has his name on it, we'll just save it for then.

Nothing vicious, just frugality in action. I grin through clenched teeth at times over things like this, but I love their commitment and dedication just the same icon_smile.gif
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post #17 of 26
Maybe this was all an innocent misunderstanding. It could have been a situation where two cakes were too much and they knew Father Mike's birthday was coming up, so it made sense to freeze one. It's a valid point that the taste could have been ruined and your reputation was on the line, but I would assume that the people didn't know that and they had Father Mike's best interests at heart. The person that bought it could have said that it was fine, not really realizing that there could be problems in freezing it. Luckily, it was fine, but I think you could be doing a disservice to your church by assuming it was done for nefarious purposes.

People put their hearts and souls into cake-making so sometimes it's hard to step back and look at a situation objectively. Maybe they thought your cake was so beautiful (and it was) that they wanted to save it for his birthday where everyone could truly appreciate it. They just didn't realize that there could have been ramifications from the freezing process. Hopefully this will help in making you look at the situation from a different perspective. I would imagine they didn't mean you any harm.
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post #18 of 26
oh boy! It was a beautiful cake! I will bet that if it was frozen properly, it probably still tasted great...I do emphasize the word "IF" though!
post #19 of 26
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Originally Posted by kansaslaura

.... I can just see their little blue haired heads whisking the 'pretty one' off to the kitchen for safe keeping.



The concept of putting stuff away "for good". Depression children (those born during or around The Depression - not people who are "depressed") tend to do that....they have lots of linens and fine china stuffed away in their closets to save "for good".

I find it always sad that when they die, their children are cleaning out these closets and finding all of these things that never got be enjoyed.
post #20 of 26
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Originally Posted by 2508s42

I really liked the cake you made for Fr. Mike, It looked very well done. I love your writing. Mine sucks on cakes.

As far as what happened... your right, you have no control after it leaves your posession... but I would still be mad too. I made a cake for a blue and gold banquet for my son's scout pack, and they never even cut it. They said it looked too nice, and "didn't realize it was for the scouts" ... but they served it at the church coffee the next day. HHHMMMM It was not intended for the sponsoring organization, but oh well. What can you do?

Sorry this happened to you.



Thank you for your compliments! On the subject of blue and gold, i had the OPPOSITE problem at my son's. I did the requested cake for 200 and was puttting the final touches on it when they opened the chow line, so i was one of the last ones to get my plate, I didnt even get to sit down and eat before someone was CUTTING my cake! I walked up and said "WHAT ARE YOU DOING???" she said "they told me to cut the cake people are ready for dessert" I said "I DIDNT GET A PICTURE of MY SON with the cake" she said "but they told me to cut it" and i raised my voice at this little lady "BUT I MADE THE CAKE!!!" she put down her pie server and i took a picture with my son holding the first peice of cake. That cake wasn't displayed for 15 minutes before they hacked into it and that seems to be a trend here. Where I come from, (new orleans) you dont cut cake until the old people are ready to leave but here they don't party long, cut cake and leave early.
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post #21 of 26
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Originally Posted by kansaslaura

Taking a look at this from another angle. Church ladies who run things are usually very frugal. I've dealt with a good many of them, some who go to the extent of washing disposable plates. *bless their hearts*

Sooo.. I'm thinking they saw the crowd for the original celebration was smaller than they anticipated and decided not to serve both cakes. I can just see their little blue haired heads whisking the 'pretty one' off to the kitchen for safe keeping. They rememebered that Father Mike's b'day was coming and since it already has his name on it, we'll just save it for then.

Nothing vicious, just frugality in action. I grin through clenched teeth at times over things like this, but I love their commitment and dedication just the same icon_smile.gif



That is exactly what happened, My mom is in the ladies auxilary and she said when they have too much food at one function they put it up for the next event (or even the next mass) and they do it all the time. These are retired little ladies just volunteering their time, its not a conspiracy to slander the name of rosiecakes, I was just upset at the potential harm it could have done if i actually had my name on it- which I didn't.

I am just SO GRATEFUL that I was not THERE when it happend, because I know I would have caused a scene without stopping to think and embarrassed myself, father mike and the sweet little churchladies who were donating their time to serve the parishoners, and I would have accomplished NOTHING positive and made a specticale of myself.

To clairfy this was NOT a donated cake, a parishoner paid for it, and when I am asked to do THE church cake it's usually for children's ministries, first communion etc, often they intend to pay me and I "forget" to invoice them, in those cases I am usually on site and the one cutting the cake and getting all the kudos that go with it (doncha just hate that? lol) so I do get repeat business for my efforts...not to mention the attention hog I am! ha ha ha

I really appreciate all the positive comments and stories that commiserate similar experiences, I know it was not done in malice and a simple misunderstanding I just wanted to share the experience with people who would understand and feel my pain. To tell the truth I don't think people who ate the cake had ANY CLUE where it came from and that is probably best given the situation, there are pleanty of other opportunities to shine with a fresh cake and this one just served its purpose in feeding the masses.

You guys are the bestest!
Rose Marie
post #22 of 26
That really is a beautiful cake.

I kind of had the same thing happen to me at work a few weeks ago - I made a coworkers birthday cake, and was about to take a picture of it when someone picked up an old rusty knife (from who knows where) and almost dug into it. I stopped her, took my pics, then started to cut the cake myself. Wouldn't you know that I was told I was cutting the cake wrong????? It was a 10" round for Gods sake. I mean, you don't serve huge wedges out of that. I was cutting it the wedding cake way. Well, I ended up letting the hyenas have their way.
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post #23 of 26
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oh sugarnspice, that is a pet peeve of mine too, I have told my coworkers time after time that pie is cut in wedges and cake is cut in slices but someone will inevidably cut themselves a big ole wedge with whatever they can find. I have made peace with the fact that once I bring it in, it's no longer mine and when it's gone it's gone, I can't sweat the small stuff and HOW they "enjoy" my cake is really small stuff...of course that is just work, At parties I generally do the cutting to insure that I get the number of servings needed.
post #24 of 26
How odd, I have the opposite problem!

Once the cake is made and delivered I could care less when or how it gets hacked into, but invariably if I'm there, I have to go make the first cut or the thing will sit there all day. No one wants to be the first one to "mess it up".

Someone always walks up and says, you're not going to destroy it are you? I just tell them, it's a cake, it's meant to be eaten. Once I make the first slice, you should see them hacking away at it, but no one wants to be the first.
post #25 of 26
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Originally Posted by justme50

How odd, I have the opposite problem!

Once the cake is made and delivered I could care less when or how it gets hacked into, but invariably if I'm there, I have to go make the first cut or the thing will sit there all day. No one wants to be the first one to "mess it up".

Someone always walks up and says, you're not going to destroy it are you? I just tell them, it's a cake, it's meant to be eaten. Once I make the first slice, you should see them hacking away at it, but no one wants to be the first.



THIS is eactly what I experience! No one wants to be the one to cut it but they can't wait to have a piece. icon_twisted.gif I've even had people pull my hand away to delay the first cut. But once it's cut, they are like vultures.
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post #26 of 26
that is so funny. I have the same problem. Everyone always wants me to cut the cake and I hate it. It sometimes hurts to cut up something that I spent so much time on. I have even tried to "disappear" when it is time to do the cake and they just wait for me. As soon as I make the first slice though, I can't cut it fast enough for them. I'm glad I'm not the only one.
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