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post #1 of 34
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(sorry for the double post, is there a character limit?)

...I stepped into the marquee to see a barman holding the top tier trying to balance the few cakes that had wire toppers, a waitress on her hands and knees picking up cupcakes off the floor and.... a little boy looking sheepish holding a FOOTBALL!!!

I couldn't believe it icon_sad.gif In ordinary circumstances I'd have burst into tiers but I think the champagne must've steadied my nerves because I quickly removed the damaged cupcakes, replaced the top tier and spread the remaining cupcakes out so you couldn't tell about 10 had been lost.
I then turned and gave the boy a death stare icon_wink.gif

I politely asked his Mother not to let him play with his ball in a small marquee that contained cakes, dj equipment and a bar stacked with glass wear - she said 'yeah' then walked off and left him playing!!!!

I told him myself not to kick the ball anymore and luckily he didn't but I couldn't believe it! Who let's their kid do that?? You wouldn't let him do it in some one else's house so why in their wedding marquee??

Anyway, I could rant all day about that. I'm just so glad that the couple chose cupcakes and that I was there to fix it - can you imagine if it had been a 4 tier cake covered in sugar flowers??
We didn't mention anything to the Bride on the day and I'm still not sure if she knows now. But I certainly hope that once the boy's mother sobered up (!) she was mortified at what her Boy had done!!

Wow, that got a bit long - sorry!

Claire x
post #2 of 34
If that had been her (the mother of the football boy) wedding and someone's kid was doing that she would have turned into a raving wild woman.. too bad she doesn't have the same respect for someone else's party/property/wedding...

Really can't place much of the blame on the child, I'm sure he's doing what he's been allowed to do all his life.-and seen played out by the 'adults' in his life. Sad.
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post #3 of 34
It sounds like you handled it well and were professional about it. I frankly would have taken the football away and told the kid he could have it back at the end of the night.

That mom sounds like a real winner!
post #4 of 34
Found Part 2! Wow, thank goodness you were able to salvage most of the cupcakes!! I love that you credit the champagne..hehe.

As for the boy's mother, she was likely very embarassed and possibly acted like it wasn't a big deal to save face but I'm not trying to let her off the hook ....just trying to find a way to explain why someone would not take it seriously??? I would have been livid!!!!
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post #5 of 34
I just saw that same cupcake stand at my local cake supply store. Do you like it? I wasn't sure because it had I believe on the outer rim the indentations for the cupcakes. I wasn't sure if I would like that. But your presentation looked very good.
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post #6 of 34
I would have definitely taken the ball...

The tower is beautiful the black and white on the glass present it so well.
post #7 of 34
Motta, please don't offer excuses for the mother. She is an ill-mannered cow. She should have been apologizing to the baker and anyone one else within earshot, and the bride and groom. Ditto for the son.
post #8 of 34
Great save. But, I am not sure I would have been so nice. There was a similar brat at the last wedding cake that I deliver. He thought it was cute to run out in front of me while I was trying to carry the cake in. The adults just ignored him. And then we wonder why kids get into so much trouble!!
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post #9 of 34
At my niece's wedding, I was admiring the wedding cake when several little girls (groom's side, so I didn't know them) decided to run in and out and around the tables. Before I could say anything, they smacked into the cake table and flipped the satellite wedding cakes onto the floor at my feet. I'm not even sure their parents knew about it.
The bride was very gracious, and accepted the venue's replacement of cheesecakes. (What else could she do?) I was ticked off. I wanted wedding cake.
Do kids really belong at weddings?
post #10 of 34
I already said this somewhere tonight, but..

some people's children (or parents)!

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post #11 of 34
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Originally Posted by cutthecake

At my niece's wedding, I was admiring the wedding cake when several little girls (groom's side, so I didn't know them) decided to run in and out and around the tables. Before I could say anything, they smacked into the cake table and flipped the satellite wedding cakes onto the floor at my feet. I'm not even sure their parents knew about it.
The bride was very gracious, and accepted the venue's replacement of cheesecakes. (What else could she do?) I was ticked off. I wanted wedding cake.
Do kids really belong at weddings?



I have lost track of the number of times I've told children to stop running around the cake/catering tables. I mean REALLY??!??? Where is it written when you're in a public place you turn them loose and whatever they do is not your responsiblity?? We're swallow way too much rudeness anymore. The venue should have charged the kid's parents for those replacements.
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post #12 of 34
WOW!! I would have been so mad...geez! And for the mother to act that way, goodness! Champagne saved her from an ear full I bet=) hehehe I know me and it would not have been good that ball would have been taken and "taken care of" LOL!!! Thank goodness it was somewhat salvagableicon_smile.gif
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post #13 of 34
I was at a wedding a couple months ago where a relative of the bride brought her little kids and after dinner they were running around the whole room between tables and stuff like they owned the place. I think they were the only kids there, at least at a young age. They were the ring bearer and flower girl, come to think of it....otherwise, it was specified to be an "adult only" reception.

Anyway....

I definitely would have confiscated the ball.

(Speaking of which...whoever came up with the idea that toddlers should be ring bearers and flower girls??? I've seen some cute ones but goodness....half the time it seems like they are just little brats that disturb the wedding...am I being harsh? I feel that if you don't think your child can obey instructions and quietly do their "job" in the wedding, that you should not allow the child to have the honor of being in that position...just sayin'...sorry for the rabbit trail!)
post #14 of 34
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Originally Posted by Kitagrl

I was at a wedding a couple months ago where a relative of the bride brought her little kids and after dinner they were running around the whole room between tables and stuff like they owned the place. I think they were the only kids there, at least at a young age. They were the ring bearer and flower girl, come to think of it....otherwise, it was specified to be an "adult only" reception.

Anyway....

I definitely would have confiscated the ball.

(Speaking of which...whoever came up with the idea that toddlers should be ring bearers and flower girls??? I've seen some cute ones but goodness....half the time it seems like they are just little brats that disturb the wedding...am I being harsh? I feel that if you don't think your child can obey instructions and quietly do their "job" in the wedding, that you should not allow the child to have the honor of being in that position...just sayin'...sorry for the rabbit trail!)



No, you're not being too harsh. I totally agree. I think using tiny little ones in a wedding is a huge distraction. They're usually terrorized and they just hold up the ceremony. I'm not a big fan of children at weddings unless they're old enough to be well behaved and polite. It's not the place you take your kids to teach them how to act at a formal event.
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post #15 of 34
My sister's wedding - the family was setting up the reception which included me setting up not just my first wedding cake, but my first ever tiered cake. My sister's son and the groom's daughter, ages 10 & 7 at the time, along with my ex's daughter, then age 8, were playing out of the way and otherwise behaving. I got the cake set up, admired it, and went to help my mom with whatever else was going on. The kids had strict instructions from all their parents to stay out of the way and not to go anywhere near the cake table.

I heard giggling and such from the cake side of the room and looked over in horror to see them running around full-tilt right by the cake table.

Now, I don't holler. I'm really, really low-key, most especially with kids. Usually the "mom look" is enough to get the message across.
So when I busted out the dreaded first-middle-and-last-name admonishment (you know what I mean - when you KNOW you're in trouble!) at a fairly high volume, all three kids stopped in their tracks and looked like they might soil themselves.

THEN my sister came *flying* into the room from getting photos taken outside, white dress and all, veil streaming behind her, eyes shooting fire (I swear, I saw fire coming straight out of her eyes!). First-middle-lastname to her two charges, "WHAT DID YOU DO???" I was scared, and I hadn't done anything wrong!

The children were mortified, and didn't go anywhere near the cake table until it was time to eat cake.

I feel bad for kids at most weddings. There's not much there for them to do, they get bored easily, and even the most well-behaved children act up when they're bored and in uncomfortable clothing.
But that's why parents (and otherwise mild mannered aunts!) need to do their jobs and teach the kids what isn't acceptable behavior. Obviously the woman in the OP's story couldn't be bothered to do her damn job. icon_mad.gif
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