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gotta go clean 175 pounds of cake out of the back of car....

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yeah, that was my day yesterday. my hubbys cousin got married yesterday and of course i was doing the wedd and grooms cakes ( oh and my hubby decided to go off and play in th woods ..ie hunting....instead of going to the wedd with me) sio thing are not working welll, cake crackage, little things that can be fixed, wedding cake is pretty well done, well up to the point of putting the ribbons, jewel emelishments etc on it which i like to do on site. so i sit it unstcked in the cooler and wor on finishing the grooms cake,


after several hours grooms cake is done, i am moving it to my picture table to snap some photos, i have no idea how that splotch of butter cream got on the floor, well i do i just dont remember doing it or i would have cleaned it up, me and cake go sliding and i dropped the cake when i reached out to grab the counter to keep ME from hitting the floor.

so its 1 1/2 hours before time for me to be on the road (wedding is 1 hour away plus i needed set up time) so i stack the wedding cake to realize i am out of long dowels for the center.

so i put it in the cooler stacked up, and run to the store to get dowels, go home shower and get dressed and stop by the grocery store to get choc. cupcakes to replace the grooms cake with.

i get to my shop grab my travel box with all the ribbons, wheel the cake to the car and put it in on its non slip mat, okay leaving town almost 1/2 hour late but its okay.

i hit the road get on the interstae feeling stressed but ok becasue when i m finsihed this wedd cake is gonna rock. okay 35 minutes into my drive on the intersate a car pulls in front of me and slams their brake so i had o slam mine, then it hit me right about the time i lightly rearended them and i was rearendd by the car behind me, the center dowels were still sitting in the front seat beside me

so i knew what that stromg waft of raspberry and butter cream meant, i immediately burst into tears, ( did i mention i am an emotional trainwreck right now, early menopause), anyways didnt have to call the police becasue well, one of the cars just behind us is a state trooper, so he pulls up and sees no damge really to the cars becasue we all just tapped each other, no one was hurt, he asked if any onewanted to file a report , no one did ( i asked if filling a report would mean insurance would pay fo the cake, he laughed and said no), so i said just get me out o fhere quick, he thought it was funny i was crying over cake, ( i wanted to punch him) anyways, so by this time it is almost 4 i am suppose to be at site at 430 wedd starts at 6, i get off the interstae to find smewhere to buy sheets cakes, while calling every bakery around to try and find a display cake just to find they were closed, called the cateres for the wedding but no answer, so i go to sams, they dont have any plain sheet cakes, only bright colored ones, okay thats not gonna work so i get all turned around trying to get back on the interstate the right direction, i am in sherwood trying to get back on heading toward little rock when i get pulled over, i thought i was being pulled over becasue i was on the phone with SIL trying to find out where the next closet grocery store is, he come to my window i am bawling and i tell him what happenend,

he was pulling me over for expired tags, not being on the phone
at this point i am thinking death to my hunny for not taking care of that and for going off into the woods and not being here, if he had been driving it woldnt have happend ( you know nautural wife reaction, blame it on hubby). so he gives me a warning and lets me follow him out and to a krogers, where i bought 6 plain white iced 1/4 sheets and a large choc cake ( just cause it was covered in choc shavings and looked good)

i didnt have the numbers for bride or her mom or anyone, becasue well all those numbers are in my hubbys phone because it is his family.

at 530 iam finally making my way to the venue ( those in the ar area, albert pike hotel) and the bride calls just as i am pulling up hey where are you, i tell her i am pulling up i had a littel car accident.

i pull up and he uncle and grandmother ( who is actually the one who paid for the caes, but at like a 50% discount already) , her uncle just gives me a hug ( mind you i havent seen him in 8 years, but it was still nice) her grand ma , mom, grandpa and ( her grandma is my FIL sister) and my FIl brother and his wife are all around my car surveying the damage, all are really nice and were saying at least you are ok thats all the matters ( which actaully made me feel worse they were being so nice about it) then went on to say i didnt have toget all the sheets cakes and i told them yeah i did if hey told the guest there was no cake at all there would be mutiny ahead, anyways so sorry so long and so much detail just a really bad experience all over, now i have to go clean all the cake out of the back of my car, even though all the brides family ( my hubbys family ) were literally eating the smooshed cake right out if the back end of my car when i got there
post #2 of 20
There's really nothing I can say to this horrible, sad story. icon_sad.gif I am just happy that you are safe and the recipients of the cake were so understanding. Hard to believe, but it could have been a LOT worse! I am so sorry for your troubles.
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post #3 of 20
AAaawww! Hugs to you and glad you weren't hurt!
post #4 of 20
OMG !!! My worst nightmare came true in your story..... HUG !! HUG !! HUG !!! I'm SOOO happy everyone understood.... that had to help a little..... I think "HUBBY" should have to clean out that car ! icon_wink.gif
post #5 of 20
Wow. So sorry about your horrible day. Make your husband help you clean the car...LOL
post #6 of 20
We all hear these horror stories of brides and their family flipping out over a minor or just imaginary cake snafu - these folks cared about you first! That is sweet. Sorry to hear of an awful stressful horrid day, but... Congratulations on being part of a truly loving family (and isn't that what wedding are really supposed to be about?).....and, yes, your hubby can clean the car.
post #7 of 20
I LOVE your husband's family! Sooner or later, we all get caught in the cross fire of the angry cake gods. Fortunately, they only killed your cakes and not you. It's days like yours that make me roll my eyes when non bakers say we have such a fun life.
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No license or insurance. Put lead wires in cakes, never wash hands, cake boards are used cardboard. No contracts cause I can't read or write. No lawyer cause I'm judgment proof. I bake with old mix boxes found behind Walmart. Now about my question
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post #8 of 20
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yes i am very thankful that the cake was damaged and not me ( the same sentiment my hubbys family had) they really are a great family, if it was his moms side of the family it might have been a whole other story icon_biggrin.gif ........but they are fine with it, i think we are gonna do up a display cake and do some pictures so they have cake pics in their album but just skip the pciture of the "cutting" and go to the feeding each other since they did get that picture with the sheet cakes, we decorated a sheet cake for the table and it looked pretty but it was still a sheet cake, the brides grandmother ( my FIL sister) just kept saying we are just glad Natalies mom ( that's my 6 yo daughter) is okay, everyone can just eat more regular food ( this was before she realized i had ran all over to get sheet cakes) so its all good, but still has me down, which is why i am going to ihop for breakfast and going to get my daughter from my parents and take her to the zoo!
post #9 of 20
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and my hubby who has NO cell phone reception at the hunting cabin called this morning becaasue his mom had called one of the other guys at the cabin on his satellitte phone ( would have been nice to know they had that) and was all are you okay and told him everything and he said he is not helping me to clean out the car, so i will just go to his shop and clean it there and leave the shop vac full of cake for him to clean out icon_twisted.gif
post #10 of 20
My family would have gathered around the back of the car and served the cake, later proclaiming it to be the most memorable wedding cake.

You have a great family. I hope they took pictures for the wedding album.
post #11 of 20
Uhm, I'm so sorry this happened to you. However....you should totally submit this story to cake safe dot com. They're looking for stories like this. You will totally win a new cake safe!
post #12 of 20
I'm sorry you had a horrible day, but I'm sooo happy it had a good ending. I hope since the officer was nice enough to get you to the store, he/she was also nice enough not to give you a ticket for the tag.
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post #13 of 20
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Originally Posted by baileysdaddy

Uhm, I'm so sorry this happened to you. However....you should totally submit this story to cake safe dot com. They're looking for stories like this. You will totally win a new cake safe!


Brilliant idea!
post #14 of 20
Oh dear...bless your heart. This brought up all kinds of memories from a month ago. My wedding caketastrophe picture and story is in my photo gallery. But I will say this...YOU have the worst story! I do know how you feel...and you were so right to replace it as best you could...you're so lucky to have been able to find something! Go get a cool drink and take a warm bath and relax. It's all over now and you survived to bake another day! Big virtual hugs!! You did great! thumbs_up.gif

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post #15 of 20
louann, I think your story is everyone's worst nightmare of what they hope never happens to them....at least you had a family there that was more concerned about you then the cake that didn't make it. that is the awesome part and I think your idea of going to hubby's shop to clean out your car with his vac. is great. He may be a nice guy ordinarily, but to me seems or comes across as very unfeeling to have totally missed his family's wedding, not been there for you, not replace the tags like he should have, and not been very caring about the mess you had to clean. He, to me, seems like a total jerk!!! Does anyone else agree? I am glad that you came out of the whole thing w/o getting hurt to add insult to injury. Ok, we will all hope that this is the worst experience you ever have to have and now that it is over it has to get better from here out. God Bless.
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