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Guys I've been bombarded with awful boring cake orders!!

post #1 of 20
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I am SOOO tired of doing these little penny anny cakes it's making me tired just talking about them.

I just about gave up on trying to get my last order finished. I mean I waited till 9:00 the day before to even start to decorate it. I didn't even wanna post the horrible thing. I HATE ONLINE BOUGHT EDIBLE IMAGES!!!! The edible image didn't give me any trouble at all but it was so small and ugly icon_sad.gif !!! The lady that ordered the cake was so sweet (dd's school teacher) and it was for her little girl, but it was LILO AND STITCH!!! YUCK?!?! I wanted to do something girlie icon_biggrin.gif but couldn't icon_sad.gif . When I took the edible image out I was sooooo disappointed that I wanted to cry. I wanted to actually break it (she told me if it broke just to draw lilo and stitch) but I didn't. I wasn't fully satisfied with the cake at all. I almost just gave it to her! icon_sad.gif

now I have another cake that I already hate and I haven't gotten started on it yet!!!! icon_confused.gif What is up with me ??? Am I in a rut or what? I am all of a sudden mad at my pastries! LOL I wan't to yell at them and curse and smash them (pent up anger aa? LOL).
This one is to be a High School Musical cake YUCK!!!
THEN...to top it all off, I have to make 2 not 1 but 2 12 x 18 quilt block cakes icon_sad.gificon_sad.gificon_sad.gif . Doesn't sound appealing to me in the least!

WHERE are my orders for the 2 tiered sweet 16 millionaires daughters cake!?!?!?!? Or my orders for the fondant covered cake with the bows and frills and sparkle??? Nope...don't get um....bowling balls, footballs...LMAO and one other thing that included the B A L L word but can't say it in this forum! Got balls coming out my ears guys! LMAO sorry.


HELP IM DROWNING IN BORING BALLS AND BLUE MARTIANS !!!!!!!!


Sorry about the rant!

Christi
Christi
(NO I am not a goat farmer LOL)


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Christi
(NO I am not a goat farmer LOL)


I get enough excercise just pushing my luck
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post #2 of 20
I haven't started doing cakes yet, so at this point I would be happy to have boring orders (any orders are great!), but I know what you mean about not having any "exciting" cake designs to do. LOL! I'm sure it will pick up soon. Maybe the holidays will bring some interesting orders....hopefully!!!
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post #3 of 20
I'm so bored with the cakes I've done lately I don't even bother to post them, I'm tired of the plain ole sheet cakes. Guess money is money though huh? I have a 3 tier baby shower coming up Oct 7th so that will be something different for a change. A few firsts for that one so we'll see. Keep baking though you do good work.
post #4 of 20
I totally understand. There are times when you just get tired of the same old thing. But come on... this is the coolest way to make money. When I start to get bored, I break out of the box. I throw a new flair into my decorating. Try a new technique whatever I need to make things fun again. Good luck, don't give up. This really is SWEET!
post #5 of 20
Just think of this spell as the calm before the storm. The day will come when you will find yourself trying to convince someone to order " a boring cake" or a ball or two. Be patient. Tell your creative you to have a glass of warm milk and take nap before she drives nuts. You can always wake her later.

I have a couple of boring cakes this week. So Im taking advantage of the time to get some of the ideas Ive been thinking about out of my head and onto paper.
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post #6 of 20
I sympathise totally! The cakes I enjoy making the most are those for friends and family, who trust my taste and say "do whatever". Of course it helps to have something to go on, like a colour or a theme, but the thought of having to spend hours on an uninspiring cake is depressing. I think you need to be inspired and enthusiastic about a cake to give it 'magic'. Or at least, it helps anyway.
post #7 of 20
I agree that someday you will be so busy, you will be thrilled for a "boring" cake.

No cake I do is boring .... it's always exciting to me when they show me the money!
post #8 of 20
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Yes the money is nice icon_smile.gif , I just would love to do a frilly LARGE sweet 16 birthday or just something ELSE besides balls LOL
Christi
(NO I am not a goat farmer LOL)


I get enough excercise just pushing my luck
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Christi
(NO I am not a goat farmer LOL)


I get enough excercise just pushing my luck
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post #9 of 20
Well, I think your Lilo & Stitch cake turned out adorable (and I HATE most cartoon character cakes). Maybe your super-fun-to-make-sweet-sixteen-frilly-extravganza cake is just around the bend icon_smile.gif
post #10 of 20
I know what you mean wgoat! It really is fun to do sweet 16's, and other girly type cakes! Hopefully you will get to do some soon. I have to do a scary sculpted rat coming up which I guess is kind of interesting...

If you are really jonesing to do a more fun cake you could always do a dummy cake! ...if you have time between all your ball orders. icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

Courtney
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post #11 of 20
I feel your "pain". Most of my orders are boring, which is why I don't even post pics icon_sad.gif
post #12 of 20
Look at it this way, at least you are still getting orders! I haven't had a paid order since July. I'll take a boring cake anyday icon_smile.gif
Melanie

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post #13 of 20
Maybe do a couple of dummy cakes where you can let your creativity flow, just to help stop the boredom factor?
post #14 of 20
Well, I sympathize with you. I had an awesome wedding cake to do this past weekend, but I just couldn't get my mojo in gear to do the detail work ahead of time. Talk about Rutsville, USA!

I got to the venue, did all the decorating on it, and it was pretty successful, although I really could have (and should have) done a whole lot better job on the cake topper. then, when I am cutting the cake, a woman comes up to me and tells me how pretty the cake is and how she should have had ME do her daughter's wedding cake because although it tasted good, "this woman shouldn't be decorating cakes at all". I felt horrible because if I had really put my all into it, the cake would have been knock 'em dead gorgeous! Instead, it was just "okay". I haven't even posted it yet.

My problem was that I also had a 3-tier whimsy cake to do for a baby shower the same day. The woman who ordered it practically drove me nuts with calling me about colors, flavors, details, etc., etc., etc., despite spending over an hour with her to plan it originally. I was so stressed about that cake that my wedding cake suffered a little.

Fear not, dear, it WILL get better. I agree with mamacc ... if you want to do a fancy, frilly, sweet 16 cake, make a dummy and go "balls to the wall" as they say ... then maybe all your ball cakes will get out of the way and you can start doing the frillies! Be your own impetus for change! It will come to you.

Odessa
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The Client doesn't generally understand the creative process we go through to make them a gorgeous confection ... it really IS more than "just" butter, eggs, and flour!
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post #15 of 20
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You know...I do so love to decorate the cakes. It's just those orders where you just KNOW that the cake isn't going to look good...and you just want to shake the person and say "HEY THAT WILL SUCK you ought to do it this way" LOL

When she brought me that edible image I looked at it in shock...I could not believe she paid almost 9 dollars for it :wow: , I know a edible image can be very nice and cute...but this one was all dark to begin with. The little blue guy, I think his name is stitch wasn't easy to see...he was WAY to dark. I really think what had happened was the truck it was on or something was way to hot and the colors changed on it.

She did love the cake but I sure didn't. It seemed like from the very beginning I didn't like it at all and it just went down hill from there icon_sad.gif .

Oh well it's like you guys said at least it was a order.

Christi
Christi
(NO I am not a goat farmer LOL)


I get enough excercise just pushing my luck
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