I made a cake for my step mothers neice's birthday, it was a couple of months ago now actually, it was a 3d tatty teddy bear, (this one actually http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2145716/tatty-teddy-birthday-cake) and was a bit of a last minute thing, she asked me for it on a saturday for a monday. I had nothing on and not liking to say no to people I said I would do the cake. I ran out to get some ingredients, I spent ages baking and carving. and went out to buy some plastic pipe to use as a centre dowel to hold it all up, then I spent hours and hours piping each individual 'hair' thing with buttercream, I stressed that the head wasnt going to hold, I stressed that it wasnt going to last the car journey there etc etc etc it was a lot of hard work I felt on my part! I only found out a couple of days ago that they didnt even eat the cake, because they couldnt bring themselves to cut it, and I only found this out because they had had a bit of another cake I made and said it tasted gorgeous, so I asked if the teddy one wasnt as nice. I dont know how it would be easier to throw away a cake than cut into it to eat it! I only charged them £20 for my ingredients because thats what I do most of the time for family I feel like I just wasted my time. I could have taken the £20 and bought a teddy and put it on a cake board, and that would have been quicker than buying my ingredients! Its still playing on my mind a bit because its annoyed me lol. It may sound pathetic, but if you are going to have someone work for hours on a cake, you should at least eat it!! maybe if they had paid a proper price from somewhere for it they would have reconsidered....
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1/5/12 at 3:55am