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post #1 of 19
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I hate when I get so depressed and stressed out from making a cake.  Some cakes are so easy and I feel great about them afterwards.  I made one tonight and I don't even want to give it to the lady tomorrow morning. icon_sad.gif

post #2 of 19

There are a lot of times when you think the cake looks bad but the customer loves the cake. Do you have a picture of the cake? I bet it is not as bad as you think it is. Normally those who make the cake see errors where as the customer does not see them at all. Don't be so hard on yourself!! Keep your faith. Hang in there!!!
 

post #3 of 19

remnant is right. We are our own worst critics.  Post a pic.  More often when I don't like a cake its because of the stress I was under to complete the job or get the design just right.  But always I see flaws. Human nature.

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post #4 of 19
Ditto bet it looks great!!!!!icon_biggrin.gif
post #5 of 19

I hear ya!  I'm feeling the same way tonight.  I'm actually remaking one because I was so unhappy with it.  :/

post #6 of 19
I felt like that yesterday. Today I'm seriously considering giving her a refund icon_sad.gif
post #7 of 19

Fortunately I am a hobby baker and happy to remain so as I don't have the pressure of the expectations of a paying customer. That being said there are cakes I have made that I have been so disappointed with to the point I will not take a picture of them but with every cake that I have hated the recipient and friends have been delighted and given such positive feedback and me being me think it's because they think I am fishing for compliments which I am not. I am often told that they can't see what I see. A cake I was convinced nobody would eat because it was just slightly undercooked was wolfed down.

I know it is harder if the offending cake is for a paying customer because you really want it to be the very best for personal as well as professional reasons. If you really are worried, don't say anything until the customer does and then apologise and offer a fair refund. The reason I say this is because they just might love the cake and not see what you see.

post #8 of 19

I always find the flaws in my cakes, but my customers love them.  I am a home baker, it's my paid hobby.  We need to go easier on ourselves...no easy task.  Don't offer the refund unless there's a complaint.  Find out...

I did a cake I was sure wouldn't taste good.  It was cute but imperfect.  People who don't bake and decorate regularly appreciate and love the work of bakers.  The customer was so very happy.  It made me realize I need to see it through the eyes of a non-baker.

post #9 of 19

Oh yes, its easy for me to find every imperfection on my work.  Last week I posted something I made for my family at Easter, on a post.  I could see that it left alot to be desired as a good piece of work.  But I got compliments from my fellow cakers and it made me extremely happy.

 

Was it perfect?  No, but they were looking at the creative side and that's what people see.

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post #10 of 19
Today I received a text from my sister and it said her friend told her that they got lots of compliments on the cake and cupcakes.. I am so relieved! icon_smile.gif
post #11 of 19

Letty, Good Job!! post a pic

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post #12 of 19
Thanks auntginn! Keep in mind I'm a beginner and the bottom tier was supposed to be in color but my airbrush gave out during the top tier ...
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post #14 of 19

Very nice. I love the hot pink :)

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post #15 of 19

Very nice!! Yes you did a great job.  Darn those airbrushes... I have to replace mine.

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