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post #16 of 52
You were so kind to let them pay you at the last minute. I would never have been that generous. I have seen too many horror stories in the forums about people who pay at the last minute, and people who don't pay at all, after the supplies have been bought.

Kudos to you for being so nice to them, but next time, adhere to a contract that states that all money must be paid within 2 weeks of the event date, or all deposits are non-refundable.

Here's a big hug from me, too.

Theresa icon_smile.gif
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post #17 of 52
yes lots of ((((((hugs)))))) for you. I guess at some point everyone goes through some kind of horror, but that's just awful. But chin up you will recover and you'll be better than ever.
post #18 of 52
OMG...that is a story. So sorry this has happened to you.

With time you will okay and get back into the swing of things. You know what, just remember that it is just cake and no-one got harmed.
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It's very very hard to have a simple idea.
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It's easy to have a complicated idea.
It's very very hard to have a simple idea.
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post #19 of 52
What can I say that has not already been said ? Just know we all feel your pain....... ((( HUGS ))))
post #20 of 52
Rachel,
I am so sorry that this happened to you. I have to say though you are to talented to stop decorating cakes. I wish I was there so I could give you a big hug! Don't let this get you down, learn from it and they will be better than ever. I have faith in you, you just have to believe in yourself again. Take a break and I know you will be better than ever!!
Faye
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Family, friends and cake what more could you ask for...
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post #21 of 52
This is why I have made up my mind to only do topsy's in styrofoam and cake in sheets. They are a PIA even then so I refuse to do them in cake as I would have to charge a price no-one around here would pay. I feel your pain and hope you are feeling better. ((((HUGS))))
post #22 of 52
It says so much about what a wonderful spirit you have that you perseved through it all. You kept trying and gave it your best effort. That's all that can be asked.

A huge HUG and I'm Proud of You!! thumbs_up.gif
post #23 of 52
I am so sorry that you had such an awful experience. Try to remember that it is now in the past. I think everyone has given you great advice. Somebody said if you were totally done with decorating, you wouldn't have come back to this site. So, welcome back---you are not done, you have only taken a break. Also, someone else (I think GI?) said that maybe you should just try to make a fun cake to get back in it. I think that is a great idea too. I wish you so much peace. And, like everyone else, I'm sending you big ((((((HUGS))))).
post #24 of 52
I'm sorry you had such a difficult time. Those cakes are a PITA and I wish we could have been there to help you out...as a group! I would be mortified to say the least and I'm sorry (because I know you are still dealing with it) but I feel horrible for the bride too! This was just a terrible situation all around. I hope you are able to tackle a new project and it is executed perfectly to boost your confidence back to where it should be. Hugs!
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post #25 of 52
Don't stop doing wedding cakes because of this. Change HOW you do them.

Stick to your guns and get a contract. No money, no cake. That simple. Rushing is not a good thing and your experience bears that out.

You tortured yourself and in the end had to refund money for a discounted cake. Not good business.

You have gotten plenty of hugs, I'll send you one as well but also will give you a dose of reality. You created this situation by allowing your client to dictate how things went. I understand that you wanted to complete the job but the fact that you haven't made a cake in months shows me that the time you spent was not worth the end result.

This is supposed to be fun and exciting. Putting yourself under that kind of pressure is not fun or exciting.
post #26 of 52
This must be the summer of topsy turvy disasters!!!!
I had my first cake disaster in 10 years about a month ago it was a topsy turvy cake also.
I blame the humidity. Its the only thing different about any of the other topsy turvy cakes I've done. icon_mad.gif
Good Luck in the future! thumbs_up.gif
post #27 of 52
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Oh I am 100% in agreement with you IHateFondant and I will NEVER do this again. I am going to get a tad more experience before I tackle a wedding cake again. But I am not going to never do wedding cakes again.

I felt bad for the Bride too. The entire ceremony and everything was a disaster too apparently, it is so horrible. Their marriage is struggling too and I feel sad for them.

Rachel
post #28 of 52
mrsright41401,
I am so sorry to hear about this horrible experience. I think I'd probably react exactly like you did. Lay low and take it easy on yourself. Then when you're ready get back to doing what you enjoy and stick to your contracts with NO EXCEPTIONS!! Also, no more $700 discounts?!?!!

Take Care of Yourself!
Carol
"Life's tough, pilgrim. It's even tougher if you're stupid!" John Wayne
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"Life's tough, pilgrim. It's even tougher if you're stupid!" John Wayne
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post #29 of 52
What doesn't kill us makes us stronger.
post #30 of 52
First I so totally feel awful for you and am so glad you are still gonna bake and not let this hold you back.
Now, who the heck pays for their wedding cake 48 hours before it is to be delivered? icon_eek.gificon_confused.gif
That is uncalled for and not fair or right to you.
It cost you your sanity, your health and money!
I am sorry their ceremony was so off but this does not excuse the abuse you endured trying to do your best.
I am not even going to get into the 700.00 discount! icon_surprised.gif
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