1) She told me they wanted "happy birthday pothead" written on it. I told daughter this design doesn't really do well with writing on it so do they HAVE to ruin it with writing? She said, "I know mom, I know. But they want it." (big sigh!) ok. fine.
2) I asked them for $20 to cover supplies. The mom thought "that seems a little high (but she DID pay it ok)." Told daughter to tell them the fondant alone cost me $12 and the next cake they want, I will give them a shopping list and THEY can buy all the stuff. That means a FULL bottle of vanilla, a FULL can of crisco, a FULL dozen eggs, blah blah blah. She said, "I know mom, I know."
3) I text'd daughter that night saying "You know me .... I gotta know.... how'd they like it?" She texted "Well, (the mom) jammed 32 candles in it before anyone could even see it or take a picture. When they lit the candles it looked like a big freakin' fireball!" I think I actually cried for my poor cake! Even hubby said, "Why would someone order a cake that is specially designed like that and then jam 32 holes into it?" (I'm still trying to figure out HOW they fit 32 candles on an 8" cake? )
Big Sigh .... things i don't miss!