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post #16 of 21
I am sorry for you. I don't think people understand the pressure that we put our selves under when making cakes.
I did a cake for a dear friend's daughter the end of June. I put the two middle tiers together at home-they had a fondant ribbon and was going to assemble the base and top at the church-four tier wedding cake. As I was walking down the stairs into my garage I see these two tiers traveling towards the floor. In some miraculous way the edge of the pan that it was sitting on came up and I was able to get it back into the house. Of course the crusting buttercream was messed up, but I did get it to the church and the bride and everyone else thought that it was gorgeous! I am still not over it. Found out that I had not anchored the two tiers to the plate and that is why they slid. This was my last "free" cake.
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post #17 of 21
I would be making him that RV cake asap. That sounded like he forgave you. Make him the cake and give your mind a rest. I understand. I obsess a little. Do what you need to do to have it not bother you.
post #18 of 21
So sorry this happened to you and I hope your boss doesnt give you too much crap about it in the future. Everyone has mishaps, in the caking world or not. I luckily have not actually dropped a cake yet but i have certainly had a close call. I was just finished with a cake that I was delivering in about 2 hours. I went to move it from my island countertop up onto the bar stool eatting area and nearly had a heart attack. It was still sitting on the turn table (stupid in hindsight) and it slid off. Luckily i was able to quickly grab the very egde of my board and save it from total disaster. I did distroy my border and one side of my crusting BC but it was fixable at least. It definitly would have landed completly upside down. It certainly got my heartrate going.

I hope this is a first and LAST for you. You boss will certainly sweeten up when he gets a taste of your RV cake.
post #19 of 21
((((((((((((((((((((Hug))))))))))))))))))))

Wow your boss sounds just CHARMING - NOT.

On another note, someday you won't be dealing with him and you will be able to put him in a closed compartment in your brain and forget about this mess ever happening.

One time I had a dropped cake. It was for a friend's birthday. I was taking it to the car for delivery when the wind caught the screen door and slammed into it. It went airborne and flew across my deck into little pieces of lovely cake and frosting. My dog had a field day as she couldn't eat it fast enough!

I ended up just delivering a picture of the cake and everyone gave me a hard time. They all had a good laugh when she got the picture and the jokes flew. Then of course my husband thought it hilarious when he saw all the frosting on my dogs muzzle!!!!!!! Looking back now, I wished I had taken a picture of that, but I was so distressed over the mishap..........
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post #20 of 21
Wow, that's a lot of pressure! I did the wedding cake for the daughter of my boss. It was beautiful, delicious, everything that the bride wanted. However, it apparantly was NOT what the grooms family wanted (grandma of groom made special family recipe cupcakes and served them with dinner), and they placed it directly next to the punch fountain. It may as well have been set IN the punch fountain, as the entire left side of it was drenched, and no one would move it. The reception was at the family home of the groom ... it was such an odd situation. My boss never had a taste of the cake, the family would not cut it until most of the guests had already left.

It pains me to this day!
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post #21 of 21
Oh you poor thing.

I had a disaster the day of the wedding earlier this year when one tier (which I had just spent 3 hours piping black BC in an intricate pattern on a side of the ivory cake) just SLID off the f*&%$^g Wilton turntable and did a somersault before landing on its top edge on my benchtop.

I was too traumatised to even post about it here. I basically had a meltdown, threw the turntable across the room, and had to calm down, stop crying and re-do the whole tier. Worst of all the PITA bride (ie she was a PITA BEFORE this happened) decided to call me personally when I delivered it half and hour 'late'.

I can't think about any of this without cringing even now icon_sad.gif

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Life's too short to make cake pops.
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www.sweetperfectioncakes.blogspot.com.au/
www.facebook.com/sweetperfectioncakes (come visit sometime!)

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