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post #31 of 74
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I agree that even 60 is a LOT, but I guess I feel guilty about backing out. 

 

Dh just gave me sh*t for sending the email since he thinks it's dumb to back out at this point after I said I would do it.  :(

 

Ack.  Can't. Win. Either. Way.

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post #32 of 74

the peeps giving the shower shoulda been more 'insighful' in the first place and offered to assist--normal showers are not for 100

 

duh on them--no offense--they made this pretty awkward for you--and they full well know it

 

but you are trying to do a nice thing--so feel good!!!

 

and surely out of 100 peeps attending somone can pop up with a few dozen cupcakes

my cookies are prettier than your cookies because this is the second time i substituted my opalescent sanding sugar when i ran out of sugar to make the batch ha!

 

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my cookies are prettier than your cookies because this is the second time i substituted my opalescent sanding sugar when i ran out of sugar to make the batch ha!

 

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post #33 of 74
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the peeps giving the shower shoulda been more 'insighful' in the first place and offered to assist--normal showers are not for 100

 

duh on them--no offense--they made this pretty awkward for you--and they full well know it

 

but you are trying to do a nice thing--so feel good!!!

 

and surely out of 100 peeps attending somone can pop up with a few dozen cupcakes

100 people is a lot! Especially for a baby shower. An acquaintance on Facebook invited me to her baby shower a week in advance via Facebook and asked for cash as a gift. She had invited a little over 100 people. I politely declined and let her know I had a prior commitment.

 

That is seriously a lot of free cake to expect and they should provide another dessert or someone else should help and bring some cupcakes or something.

post #34 of 74
Your hubby is welcome to slave away at the remaining 40 servings. Maybe after a stint in the kitchen he'll know better than to be that way about your choice.
post #35 of 74

An additional 20 or 40 servings actually is a big deal, especially if it requires buying or ordering needed pans that you don't already have.  Good for  you for sending the email!!!  You can proceed with your lovely center piece cake just as you had planned.  Simple enough for someone else to provide the rest of the dessert.   If it is so easy for you to come up with 40 more servings of cake, it is just as easy for someone else to come up with those 40 servings.  You will feel much better about your donation since it is what you had planned on and can give it your full attention and do it with the pans and supplies you already have, the skill level you have  and won't be hurting the pocket book more than you intended.  Don't feel a bit guilty about it.

post #36 of 74
Have to agree with Jennicake, you offered to make them a cake then make the one you envisioned. I don't think the host is telling the 100 guests how much there gifts should cost so she should not expect any different from you and your very generous gift of a beautiful cake and let's be fair no other guest is going to spend the same amount of time as you will on your gift.
I too am a hobby baker last year I offered to make a christening cake for friends as their gift, I was going to make a 6" cake and 40 cupcakes but as they had already ordered a cake I just ended up making the cupcakes. They went down a treat and it was deemed an extremely generous gift.
Long story short stick with your original idea and good luck
post #37 of 74

If your friend is really your friend, they'll appreciate that you are doing a free cake for a stranger to start with, and not be ungrateful. 

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post #38 of 74
And just a reminder when you offer a cake to be specific about what you are willing to make.
post #39 of 74

i recently had the same situation happen to me! 100 people for a baby shower crazy...they actually all attended too! since i was doing it for free i did what i thought would be easiest but still make everyone happy lol. so i made 100 cupcakes and a small 6 inch cake for the expecting couple to take home. you are very generous to offer so much of your time and everything else that comes along with it!

 

 

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post #40 of 74

megancheyenne--that is so cu-ute!!!

my cookies are prettier than your cookies because this is the second time i substituted my opalescent sanding sugar when i ran out of sugar to make the batch ha!

 

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my cookies are prettier than your cookies because this is the second time i substituted my opalescent sanding sugar when i ran out of sugar to make the batch ha!

 

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post #41 of 74

lol, seems like giant baby showers are becoming the norm.  As a favor to a friend, I once said I would take care of the cake at a shower.  Which ended up being almost 200 people.  The couple were heavy into church volunteering and had large families, so thats where most of the people came from.  I saved my sanity by making one small cake as a centerpiece for the dessert table and a bunch of mini cupcakes.  

post #42 of 74
Thank you -K8memphis!
post #43 of 74

I would totally back out of this deal.  It sounds like your friend either doesn't realize what she is asking or is taking advantage of you.  I too learned this lesson the hard way.  What do I do now?  I discuss the cake in question with my friend.  One all the details have been ironed out, I then determine what I'm willing to "gift".  If they are asking for a $100 cake, it's free.  If they are asking for a $500 cake, then I tell them the cake is $500, but I'm willing to gift $100 of that.  Sometimes people will ask for / want more if they know it's completely free.

post #44 of 74

One hundred guests?

 

That's not a baby shower, that's a gift grab.

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One hundred guests?

That's not a baby shower, that's a gift grab.
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