i've learned my lesson: don't procrastinate. AND i planned to make my own birthday cake. well...i was making the cake tonight and it didn't really get done. i managed to make the icing so thin that even as i iced it it was sliding off the cake. and then i ran out of icing after piping the bottom border. plus my mother got mad at me for making a mess in the kitchen (which i tend to do when i make a cake i ended up putting the mess of a cake in the fridge half finished, cleaning up the kitchen, and :drum roll please:.....asking my mom to see if she can buy a quarter sheet cake from costco
oh well, lesson learned. and i promise i won't blab about making my own wedding cake when i grow up anymore
Sorry that your cake and icing didn't behave...we all have been in your shoes one time or another
Wishing you a happy birthday
Awwww, I'm so sorry to hear about your troubles. I have been in your shoes!
Have a wonderful birthday!!
I completely understand! For the past 6 years, I have been making my godson's birthday cakes but, that was all I had to do for the party.
This past year was the first time I actually made my own kids' cakes. We always have a big summer picnic/birthday party for my two oldest girls (3 & 4 now). I am always making so much of the food that I never made their cake. Until this year and then I stupidly let them each pick out what they wanted. So not only did I have one cake to make but now two. Needless to say, I was up until 3am finishing the cakes. They loved them so it was worth it. But, next year, 1 cake!
Aw, I'm sorry that happened.
Awwh, kiddo, rest assured we have all done that at least once. But you made a valiant effort! Happy Birthday!
I did a cake one time on 24 hours notice. I won't rush again for something like that, not for an "unpaid" one, for sure. The day/night I started making the cake layers it was nice and cold, (late November). The next day, when I had to deliver it? 85 degrees. Icing was melting ALL over the place. The FORMER friend, even commented it was a good thing I wasn't charging her for the cake.
Don't be discouraged about making your own party cakes, but you obviously learned a lesson not to wait, and to plan ahead. Take the advice that some here do for their businesses, and don't be afraid to have a few cake layers in the freezer, just in case.
thanks for all the encouragement!
i think i've learned my lesson...plan ahead!