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I need a hug!

post #1 of 22
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I have an order for Fri. for a friend at work who's daughter is turning 16, which also happens to be the 1st day of school (ever) for my 5 yr. old! I am crunched for time, my boss (and the only other cake decorator to do any orders) has been on vacation for the past week, and I have had little to no time.

Now, normally, that would be fine.... not really that big a deal to do one cake during the week, but the pick up day is the same day as my daughter's first day of school! And I have a lot to do to help her get ready yet, plus make sure everything is ready for her (believe me, I am the far more nervous one)! Not to mention, this is a more complicated cake too. It's going to be a 3-D car (I'm using the cruiser pan), with her and a boy (which I plan to do in MMF) and a little grey cat hanging on for dear life off the back (also MMF).

I wanted to know what of cake her daughter might want, so I made her 3 different sample cakes, and 2 different frostings and 2 different fillings for her to try with them because she had mentioned her daughter likes lemon cake. So I had made her a key lime cake, lemon-lime cake and a lemon pound cake for her to take home for her daughter to try! She tells me in the end that her daughter decided she wanted..... Chocolate Almond! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_cry.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif I know I'm whining here but I demand a hug, a cookie.... and a shrubbery!
post #2 of 22
hugs to you! good luck!

Debbie
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post #3 of 22
Sounds like you are really stressing over your daughter's first day of school. I would be too. So, here's your hug {{{calejo}}} icon_smile.gif Now go get your cookie!
Cyndi
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post #4 of 22
{{{Hugs}}} Breath in.....breath out.....{{{hugs}}}
post #5 of 22
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Well, on the upside she did like my cakes.... She was thinking about the chocolate almond, however, she told me her daughter was thinking about that one before she even took them home, but after I had already done them and brought them to work
post #6 of 22
not only do you get a hug you need a you go girl. take a deep breath. you did good by baking and giving samples because they will tell someone else and that will make your business grow. don't forget your cookie and get your self something to drink
post #7 of 22
First of all... ::HUG!:: second of all... can I just say that I officially love you for your shrubbery comment. icon_smile.gif A Python reference in an unexpected place... you just made my day. icon_smile.gif
post #8 of 22
okay, waaaaay to much work for one cake order!!!!! next time do NOT make so many samples....i actually dont make any samples for a birthday cake. now breath in, breath out.....eat a cookie and relax!
melody
post #9 of 22
Consider yourself HUGGED on this end, and I hope your daughter has a great first day of schoolicon_smile.gif
post #10 of 22
BIG squeeze bear hug from me (Grrrrrr - shake, shake, shake - Grrrrrr) - my 5 year old loves them too. I know how your feeling about the 1st day of school anxiety - Feeling torn in 2 directions. Take a deep breath, count to 10 (with your little one to practice for school icon_razz.gif ) and do the best you can. Get as much done ahead of time on the cake - remember - they stay fresh once iced so make it ahead of time and devote your childs first day to her if you can. If you can't - it'll still be a special day. Remember to take pictures. Put your little one next to something that you can take a picture of them each year with to see their growing up progress. You'll do fine all the way around. thumbs_up.gif
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post #11 of 22
HUGS!!

Good luck...just relax, I am sure that your abilities as a mother and a decorator are more in tune than you give yourself credit for. Everything will go smoothly.

Try to remember not to cry when you leave her at school, you can break down later after the cake has been picked up! icon_confused.gif

Good luck!! thumbs_up.gif
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post #12 of 22
I'm RTFLMAO on the Python comment...it totally brought a smile to my face...

I'm so sorry about all the hassle you've been put through, and I KNOW that when it's time for my boys to go to school it's not going to be a good day for ME..I'll be the one crying, standing out in front of the school with the cam-corder making a HUGE scene! I might have to go in and set at a desk if they'll let me LOL
Kelly

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post #13 of 22
Pug - they're going to put you in the "time-out" chair. haha icon_razz.gif
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post #14 of 22
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Originally Posted by Calejo

I know I'm whining here but I demand a hug, a cookie.... and a shrubbery!




icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif .... and Thee Shall have a Shrubbery!

/mmariamm
post #15 of 22
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Originally Posted by melodyscakes

okay, waaaaay to much work for one cake order!!!!! next time do NOT make so many samples....i actually dont make any samples for a birthday cake. now breath in, breath out.....eat a cookie and relax!
melody



The only reason I did so many was because she's a good friend of mine, also, I gave her half of each cake and saved the other half for my kids icon_biggrin.gif I also packed the frostings and filling seperate so they could mix and match their samples to figure out what they preferred. Otherwise, I agree with you.... too much work.

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Originally Posted by BJ

BIG squeeze bear hug from me (Grrrrrr - shake, shake, shake - Grrrrrr)



Can't breathe.... might... have... whiplash.... such... sharp claws....

Also, thank you for the shrubbery...
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