Should I Be Upset?

Decorating By melissaanne Updated 23 Dec 2005 , 1:00am by melissaanne

melissaanne Posted 5 Dec 2005 , 9:29am
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I was asked to make a cake for playgroup for this year's Christmas party, which was today. Anyway I was pretty happy with the result and looking forward to seeing their reaction. I even made a new fudge icing that I wanted them to try. But everyone ended up bring so much food to the afternoon tea that they decided not to cut "my beautiful cake", so I could take it home. All that work for nothing!! In the end I donated the cake to a nursing home fuction, at leat they can enjoy it.
Better luck next time I guess!

21 replies
cindy6250 Posted 5 Dec 2005 , 9:39am
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I am sorry to hear that they didn't cut your cake at the playgroup. But, I'm sure the nursing home really enjoyed it. Sometimes you just have to wonder about people, asking you to do all that work and then not even trying it.

Don't let it get you down, you may get some business from the nursing home employees. Try to turn it into a poitive thing and next time the Play group asks, give them a price quote for your time and expense......

peg818 Posted 5 Dec 2005 , 9:57am
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some people really just are afraid to cut a well decorated cake. Dont let it get you down, next time tell them thats nonsense and just you make the first cut, then you will see how many follow suit. I'm sure there were some there that were just waiting for the cake and were disappointed when they didn't get to try. I'm actually surprised the kids let you get away without cutting it.

melissaanne Posted 5 Dec 2005 , 10:14am
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Thanks guys, you have both made me feel a bit better about it all.

ThePastryDiva Posted 5 Dec 2005 , 11:38am
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lol, next time...bring cupcakes..! a nicely decorated cupcake cake would've worked. and since they were cupcakes would've worked.

This way, instead of making the "first cut" your child could've had the first cupcake...and the other kiddies would've followed

Sorry that they made you feel bad, but...peg is should've just made the first slice.

I do that ALL the time, but only because people don't know how to cut!!


MrsMissey Posted 5 Dec 2005 , 2:01pm
post #6 of 22 could really take that as a huge compliment, you know!!! I'm sure your cake looked terrific and nobody wanted to be the first to cut into it and mess it up!

melissaanne Posted 5 Dec 2005 , 9:55pm
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Thanks guys, you are all so sweet. The cake is the chocolate nativity scene in my photos if you want to take a look. I don't know what I would do without this site. I learn so much, have so much fun, but most of all it's nice to know that there are people out there just like me!!
Thanks guys!

BritBB Posted 5 Dec 2005 , 9:58pm
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I know the folks at work will never cut my cakes as they don't want to 'spoil' them - they leave it to me!

cakefairy18 Posted 5 Dec 2005 , 9:59pm
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That cake is beautful!! but it was wrong of them not to cut it! you put A LOT of time and effort into it..

llj68 Posted 6 Dec 2005 , 2:03am
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I agree!! They should have had some after asking you to make it. Maybe the next time you should say something like, "well, this beautiful cake was meant to be eaten since it's just a good on the inside as out!" and hack into it yourself.

Sorry they dogged you like that--I'm sure the nursing home people enjoyed it, though.


oohlalacakes Posted 6 Dec 2005 , 2:13am
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I'm sorry this happened to you. Same thing happened to me when I made the cake for the Air Force Ball this year (for free). I guess, like everyone says, it's a compliment, but it is awful sad to walk away with a perfectly good cake. I think your cakes are fabulous, you have a sweet future ahead of you. icon_wink.gif

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peachstate Posted 6 Dec 2005 , 2:20am
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I agree with peg818. I made a cake a while back for the bowling league that I was on. The women also wouldnt cut into the cake after an hour or so I went up and took a piece to start it off. By the time the league was over that day, more than half of the 11x15 cake was eaten. Sometimes people just dont like to be the ones to make the first cut into a decorated cake.

ellepal Posted 6 Dec 2005 , 2:26am
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Oh well....the cake was meant to be enjoyed by the elderly this time around...believe me, it wasn't wasted. I bet they were thrilled with it, and really appreciated it.
It's good karma you've got going on, no matter how you see it.
You did something you love as a beautiful, generous gift, you brought it to people who totally admired it, and then you gave it to people who were happy to cut into it and enjoyed it.
That to me is AMAZING and wonderful stuff, so so so positive in all regards. You did not waste your time, I promise. icon_smile.gificon_smile.gificon_smile.gif
This will come around in a great way for you somehow. Someone at that nursing home will be calling you to do a cake!!

saas74 Posted 6 Dec 2005 , 2:34am
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I agree with ellepal. I believe things happen for a reason, and for some reason your cake belonged at the nursing home. Not everyone at those places have family to enjoy the holidays with and I'm sure that your cake brightened at least one of the resident's day. Good karma! amy

melissaanne Posted 6 Dec 2005 , 4:55am
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I don't know what I would do without you all. Thank you!!!!
Oh well guess I'd better get started on the next cake icon_twisted.gif

MrsMissey Posted 6 Dec 2005 , 1:37pm
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Originally Posted by melissaanne

Thanks guys, you are all so sweet. The cake is the chocolate nativity scene in my photos if you want to take a look. I don't know what I would do without this site. I learn so much, have so much fun, but most of all it's nice to know that there are people out there just like me!!
Thanks guys!

..just looked at your Nativity scene..what a great job! thumbs_up.gif

llee815 Posted 6 Dec 2005 , 5:47pm
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Your cake turned out very beautiful! I don't think you should be upset, it's a compliment when someone doesn't want to ruin a beautiful cake...There's been times when I've had to cut the cake because other people didn't want to.


and next time the Play group asks, give them a price quote for your time and expense......

Great suggestion.

dodibug Posted 6 Dec 2005 , 9:55pm
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1st-your cake is just beautiful!!!

2nd-As a former nursing home employee, I can tell you they loved it and what a special treat. That is not something we would normally see coming out of the kitchen for residents or staff!!

stephanie214 Posted 18 Dec 2005 , 5:21pm
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Wow...I can see why they didn't cut your cake, it is beautiful.

So glad that you took it to the Nursing Home for their enjoyment.

finally928 Posted 22 Dec 2005 , 4:11am
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I just found this thread tonight and let me tell you, i know EXACTLY how you feel!!

I made 2 cakes for my recent family christmas party -- one was more "kid" decorated with funfetti cake and buttercream filling, the other was white cake with fruit fillings (stacked cake). I noticed about an hour or two into the party that while everyone looked at them and gave me the whole "!!!!! You made those???? !!!!! " reaction, no one was cutting them.

So I walked over, took the top tier off the stacked cake, so the three layers were side by side, grabbed three paper plates, and cut slices out of all three. My BF and mom came over and asked what i was doing ... I told them that I KNEW that if no one cut into them, they wouldn't be eaten, and I DID NOT stay up till the middle of the night so no one would know how good they were!! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

I agree w/ the previous posters .... for kids functions, the cup cake cakes are a guarantee to be eaten, but when in doubt, leave enough time for everyone to check out your creations, take pics if they would like, then grab a knife and a plate, turn to the crowd and say "who wants the first slice?"

You do absolutely wonderful work! I hope one day to be able to post something half as good as your creations!!


stephanie214 Posted 22 Dec 2005 , 9:41am
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I just checked your photos and they are great...I love each one of them thumbs_up.gif

melissaanne Posted 23 Dec 2005 , 1:00am
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I guess when you make a cake you want everyone there to be just dying to taste it- and I guess not be shy about it. It's so true that you don't want to be up half the night just to have noone try it. I know better now! icon_rolleyes.gif

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