Ok, I did a cake for my husband's niece's birthday today. It's in my album(Cake Slice Cake). I starting working on it Monday by baking the layers. Then I went on to do the other elements buttercream filling, ganache, fondant pieces, cake board, etc.
So long story short. I spent a number of hours on this and it is a family freebie for a niece that is very dear and near to my heart and she is turning 12 today.
Now I get to the GOOD part. My MIL tells my husband this morning that his niece wanted to take her cake to school. I understand she wanted something for school, I get that. But, I am sorry this IS NOT a cake that goes to school to get hacked up and enjoyed by the teachers. NO WAY!!!!!!!!!! If my MIL wanted her grandchild to have something at school she can handle doing that with a sheet cake in vanilla(because not all children can do or even like chocolate) as my MIL is retired and has ALL DAY today to get something over to the school.
BTW, if I were to charge for this cake it would be at least 175.00 if not more, as it is sitting on a 14" cake board and is 5 1/2 inches tall and 10 inches long.
Hope I'm not wrong, but here is someone that is clueless and does not fully appreciate nor understand what goes into making a cake like this.