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post #241 of 2788

OMG!!!!!! My mum would never do that to me!!!!!!!

It sounds like your mum told your family you'd do the cake without even consulting you first!!! I know she's your mum but that is very selfish!!!f And a 3 tier cake with only 9 hours to make it!!! What did you do (and say) in the end??? I would say "Mum, you can stay up all night and help me!!! And I'm only doing 1 cake!!! Or I would say "NO way" and why did they leave it to the last minute to ask you?????
 

post #242 of 2788
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Originally Posted by AlphaSierra View Post

I'm not a professional or anything, just do cakes as a hobby, but my mom really grinded my gears when i came home from work at 11PM, and she says to me ''oh, can you do a cake for your grandfathers 50th?". I say yes, and ask when his birthday is (I'm bad at remembering dates!), and she says ''it's tomorrow, and they are picking it up at 8 in the morning.

 

I ask what she wants the cake to be like, knowing that i'm going to lose a lot of sleep, and she says she wants three tiers (8, 9, 10 inch) of chocolate cake, with vanilla, chocolate, and coffee buttercream, little to no fondant, a quad on the top with a deer tied to it, a bear, another deer, a moose, fish near the bottom, guns everywhere, a figure of grandpa riding the quad with my grandma with it, and a logo with fishing poles spelling out ''50''.

 

We didn't have any of the ingredients on hand, either. 

Surely she was joking?  Did she go and buy the groceries after that conversation?  And did she sit up to help bake?

post #243 of 2788
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Originally Posted by AlphaSierra View Post

I'm not a professional or anything, just do cakes as a hobby, but my mom really grinded my gears when i came home from work at 11PM, and she says to me ''oh, can you do a cake for your grandfathers 50th?". I say yes, and ask when his birthday is (I'm bad at remembering dates!), and she says ''it's tomorrow, and they are picking it up at 8 in the morning.

 

I ask what she wants the cake to be like, knowing that i'm going to lose a lot of sleep, and she says she wants three tiers (8, 9, 10 inch) of chocolate cake, with vanilla, chocolate, and coffee buttercream, little to no fondant, a quad on the top with a deer tied to it, a bear, another deer, a moose, fish near the bottom, guns everywhere, a figure of grandpa riding the quad with my grandma with it, and a logo with fishing poles spelling out ''50''.

 

We didn't have any of the ingredients on hand, either. 

Oh Goodness...What did you do? And if you did it, is there a picture posted? I would've tried to do it when I was younger, but now I would tell her tough t*****s.

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post #244 of 2788
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Originally Posted by costumeczar View Post

well. every time I see your screen name I think it says "Shatner" so I get a mental image of Star Trek, and that's driving me crazy, so we're equal on that front.

 

 

OMG me too - in my head I think "Shatner", even though I know it's not. And I literally have THIS in my head:

 

post #245 of 2788
WORST BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY EVER
post #246 of 2788

shaNter skulks away, look of horror on her face and sniveling into her Scottish hat.....

There. Their. They're not the same.

 

I hope I die before "your" becomes the official contraction of "you are."

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There. Their. They're not the same.

 

I hope I die before "your" becomes the official contraction of "you are."

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post #247 of 2788
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Originally Posted by costumeczar View Post

WORST BEST BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY EVER

 

 

FIxed it for you.

 

You're welcome icon_biggrin.gif

 

Aw Shanter, come back!  At least it's not ME singing at you.  Believe me, that would make your ears bleed.

post #248 of 2788
Poor Shanter.......
post #249 of 2788
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Originally Posted by AlphaSierra View Post

I'm not a professional or anything, just do cakes as a hobby, but my mom really grinded my gears when i came home from work at 11PM, and she says to me ''oh, can you do a cake for your grandfathers 50th?". I say yes, and ask when his birthday is (I'm bad at remembering dates!), and she says ''it's tomorrow, and they are picking it up at 8 in the morning.

 

I ask what she wants the cake to be like, knowing that i'm going to lose a lot of sleep, and she says she wants three tiers (8, 9, 10 inch) of chocolate cake, with vanilla, chocolate, and coffee buttercream, little to no fondant, a quad on the top with a deer tied to it, a bear, another deer, a moose, fish near the bottom, guns everywhere, a figure of grandpa riding the quad with my grandma with it, and a logo with fishing poles spelling out ''50''.

 

We didn't have any of the ingredients on hand, either. 

 

Your grandfather was turning 50 years old and you (the grandchild) were old enough to be 1. working and 2. decorating cakes?  wow!!

 

By the way- did you end up doing the cake???

post #250 of 2788
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Originally Posted by cakefat View Post

Your grandfather was turning 50 years old and you (the grandchild) were old enough to be 1. working and 2. decorating cakes?  wow!!

By the way- did you end up doing the cake???
I read that as 50th anniversary, for some reason... Yeah, my mom was 24 when she had me, and I was 20 when I had my first two kids (twins) so she was 44 when they BORN. < sound of rusty wheels and cogs turning> your mother would have to be born unto a 16 year old and 16 herself when you were born for you to be 18, the legal age to work until 11 in the US on a school night. Wowee!
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post #251 of 2788
Look at
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Originally Posted by shanter View Post

shaNter skulks away, look of horror on her face and sniveling into her Scottish hat.....
the little hat on the mousey! How cute! BTW, I had never heard that hat called that, I had to google it.
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post #252 of 2788
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Originally Posted by Annabakescakes View Post

Look at the little hat on the mousey!

 

Hamster. It's actually a picture of me: round body, gray hair, small feet, beady black eyes . . . . . well, maybe not the eyes. icon_biggrin.gif


Edited by shanter - 12/17/12 at 10:25pm

There. Their. They're not the same.

 

I hope I die before "your" becomes the official contraction of "you are."

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There. Their. They're not the same.

 

I hope I die before "your" becomes the official contraction of "you are."

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post #253 of 2788

I did end up doing the cake, one tier short, and it looked like a horrible mess! Like, it's so bad that I don't even want to post pictures :( And she did help bake the cake, but not put it together (atleast it''s something). And to clarify the age gap, it's my step-grandfather. :P

post #254 of 2788

AlphaSierra that'll teach them for leaving it to the last minute!!! Glad your mum came through for you and helped you!...Your grand-father probably appreciated the effort!! Thanks for the clarification on the age gap...(not that it was any of our business)...lol I don't think I've ever heard that term before "step-grandfather".

post #255 of 2788

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