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post #16 of 21
Good for you, pinklatte, way to go!! icon_smile.gif
I can do everything through Christ which strengtheneth me Phillipians 4:13
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I can do everything through Christ which strengtheneth me Phillipians 4:13
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post #17 of 21
Now as sure as I say this has never happened to me it will happen. I've never tripped with a cake which is uncanny considering I'm one of God's less graceful creatures.

But I did have the mother of all disasters a long time ago with a wedding cake. It was a 5 tier buttercream iced mamma jamma with a ton of royal icing flowers and a crap load of piping. My caterer friend insisted all would be fine, she would pick me and cake up in her new van and we would be in and out lickity split. I knew better but didn't do better. Just as the venue came into site we came to a stop on a downward slope. We pulled into the parking lot and open the back of the van to find the bottom layer had broken. I had a rod all the way through the cake which kept the whole thing from tumbling over. A friend of the bride's was on hand to let us in the building when she say what was going on she quickly offered to help. I left my friend there holding the cake up while the brides friend drove me to a local bakery. The owner was a saint and gave me two 14 inch layers and a tub of icing. Thankful it's was a long ceremony with Mass so I had some time. I disassembled the remaining cake, took off all the flowers and started over. I finished it with plenty of time to spare, thanks to some deep prayer. My caterer friend never offered to help with cake again. But surprisingly the bride's friend called on me to do her wedding cake a couple years later.
If you can't find time it do it right..how will you find time to do it over?
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If you can't find time it do it right..how will you find time to do it over?
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post #18 of 21
I have never dropped one while I was delivering it. The cake in my av, I dropped the bottom tier when I was moving it (totally iced and done) from one counter to another. It was soooo heavy and I wasn't ready for that when I picked it up and it just flopped onto the floor. I stood there for a second, collected myself and made another. I don't know what I would do in your situation.
post #19 of 21
It hasn't but I think of it all the time when I have a heavy cake in my hands icon_sad.gif Knock on wood, hope it never does. Don't ever lose site of the fact that we all are human. We all make mistakes.

(((hugs)))

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post #20 of 21
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I aM happy to say her birthday cake came out great!
post #21 of 21
I haven't had a delivery issue (also knocking on wood), but something similar. I made a co-worker's wedding cake (my gift to her), delivered and set it up at the venue and left to go home and get ready to go to the wedding. About 15 minutes after returning home, the venue called to say the cake was on the floor!! I jumped back into the car and drove back to the venue, and there it was, but not as bad as I was expecting. The top tier had fallen off, but landed on the table. I fixed it as best I could and put the bad spot on the back. I was HOT! Not sure how this could have happened because the table and the cake were stable when I left. I talked to the women who called me, and as it turned out, the guys that delivered the keg bumped the table the cake was on.
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