...just to be a jerk. Warning: this is a vent. And I apologize that I am still new around here and venting, but my family and friends no NOTHING about cake decorating so they just wouldn't get it.
My in-laws 50'th anniversary is in a couple months and my sister-in-laws (who I've only known for a few years) nominated me to do the cake. At first I thought "I'd love to" as my in-laws are just delightful and I would be honored to give that gift to them. I wasn't too excited that they didn't "ask" me, but rather just told I would be doing it...but whatever. They said it would be a SMALL family thing with a couple close friends, most likely at my one sister in laws house, so I tried to stay positive about it.
So over the past couple months this is what THEY decided will be done... I will now be recreating their actual wedding cake which was 7 tiers and VERY intricate (did they actually make cakes that big back then?? ), for 80-100 people, and I will have to deliver it (with 3 children) to a WINERY they rented out for the day, 2.5 hours a way (driving normally, not driving like I have a cake on board!)!!
Oh and here's the best part... My husband and I are also expected to "pay our share" of the total cost of the venue, food, wine, decorations and invitations. Oh and my husband says we need to get them a gift!!
There is absolutely no way I am actually going to put myself through this torture. I think I am just going to tell them I'm sorry but call Walmart... but first I would LOVE to send them an invoice/contract and tell them I will need a deposit...