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post #16 of 52
Your friend is nuts. Your cakes are beautiful and she was crazy to pay for something soooo, how can put this? Amateurish! Do you mind sharing how much she actually paid for that catastrophe? icon_confused.gif
post #17 of 52
But how much was it? icon_smile.gif Perhaps in hearing how much it was, some of us who don't think we could get more for our cakes can muster up some confidence in asking more .... if they can get that much so can we type of thing.

I agree -- it doesn't help fretting over the why she didn't ask you. Maybe she showed you the brochures because she was actually dissapointed in her cake and she wanted you to know she was expecting better??? Were the pics in the brochure better???? I know, I'm stretching it .... but I would like to know the price! icon_smile.gif
post #18 of 52
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fondantgrl, sometimes tears come whether we want them to or not. icon_wink.gif

The theme was Curious George, txcupcake. And I know what you mean, I make cakes for my family because it gives me the chance to be up to my elbows in buttercream, not for accolades.

Calynmom, it was $90.
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post #19 of 52
OMG Please tell us they did not pay for that cake. Maybe they were trying to be nice and let you just enjoy the party but honestly they could have gotten a better cake at walmart. How did it taste? Dont let it bother you to much because remember all the family parties we are invited to and we are EXPECTED to make the cake while someone else gets to bring salad. icon_smile.gif P.S. your cakes are beautiful.
post #20 of 52
Thread Starter 
smoore, The few pics in the glossy brochure were honestly a little better than that. There was a wedding cake pic that was nice.
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post #21 of 52
LMBO! Tropical Halloween theme is my favorite! I can't wait to get the opportunity to do one icon_rolleyes.gif

I had a friend of mine (a good friend) order a cake from somewhere else for her DD's birthday and it was kind of hurtful. I have let it go, but it is hard not to wonder why. Better just to look forward to the many people who will appreciate your cakes for what they are *which is surely NOT an green mass of frosting covered with yucky candy pumpkins and plastic trees*....Right?

Oh my word! I cannot believe THIS was a Curious George theme! And $90!?! Whooo.... I need to be in that town. How in the world do people get away with charging that much for a cake that looks like that?
post #22 of 52
Thread Starter 
Thanks much, dahir. The cake was moist borderline wet. The BC was creamy and not bad, although you could take somekind of slight artificial undercurrent.
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post #23 of 52
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yelle66, you can get away with a nice chunk of change when you have a business address in this particular affluent town where the bakery is. icon_confused.gif Neither she nor I live there, it was on her way to work.
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post #24 of 52
I don't have any words of wisdom to add, but like ribby, I would love to know your smoothing method?
post #25 of 52
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Ribby and Flourpots,

I have no special trick! (just what you wanted to hear, huh? icon_wink.gif )

A 14" straight blade spatula, a 4-cup glass measuring cup of boiling water, and a couple of bar towels are my best friends in the kitchen! Lol!

Let the blade heat up in the boiling water, take it out and QUICKLY run each side of the blade on the towel to wipe off water and use it to smooth the BC. You get two well placed strokes on the cake, one from each side of the blade, then do it all over. Dip, wipe, smooth, repeat. You shouldn't be actually pressing into the BC to smooth it, as you'll take off too much and that's not the goal. You want to smooth what's there. Smooth with a light, quick hand. Takes practice...good luck!
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post #26 of 52
Thanks so much...that definitely sounds do-able.
post #27 of 52
she's prolly like my best friend, she won't let me do ANYTHING for her, she doesn't want to bother me, although there are things i'd like to do for her, she just won't let me.

she is prolly just a good person....as i get older i've learned to give those we love the benefit of the doubt...it's good for us and them.

people who stuff for a living get overrun with everyone wanting something for free, she prolly just didn't want to be one of them
post #28 of 52
I recently had something similar happen with a good friend of mine. I've made plenty of cakes for her and her family before and they always loved them. Two months ago she told me she's planning a big birthday/anniversary party and would I consider doing the cake? She can get a cake with her catering package, but prefers mine. So I get all the details and do a few sketches. I give her a quote (same price she'd pay for the caterer's cake, BTW) and she says let me get back to you when I have a final headcount. The deadline goes by and no word, so I email to ask her if she still wants me to do the cake. She replies that she hasn't thought about it and can she let me know in a week or so? I reiterate that time is short and I need to know soon in order to get the necessary supplies. Finally after a week and another email, she calls to tell me that she decided to get the cake through the caterer ~ because she wants me to enjoy the party and not have to stress about the cake! I'm really hurt at this point, mainly because she completely wasted my time with details and sketches ~ hoping I would be cheaper than the caterer when she knows I really could have used the money. I think I am done doing cakes for her.....I have enough REAL customers who appreciate my products and don't bat an eyelash at the price. Let her go to Walmart from now on.......
Sorry for the rant, didn't mean to take over icon_surprised.gif(
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post #29 of 52
When I lived in Ohio and did cakes, I had a friend who'd always order cakes from me for her grandkids - up until the point the her dd's MIL decided SHE wanted to get the cake for the next birthday - and it wasn't from me.
I have GREAT friends (not that your friend isn't!)- and they never hesistate to get their cakes from me. I've stressed to them NEVER to hesitate to call, etc.
Do you work out of your home?? Maybe they don't get all that, etc. Who knows! Try and shake it off and keep up your good work!
Amy
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post #30 of 52
friends are the worst. I just hope you let everyone know at the party that you did not make that cake. Hopefully you can let it go, but I know how you feel!
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