Esther Posted 22 Jun 2005 , 3:54pm
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I made a cowboy boot cake for my husbands office. He works with 3 IT guys, that helps him out a lot with good deals on computer stuff. so he asked me to make a cake as a little "thank you". He took it to work today, and they guys just loooved the taste of creamy vanilla and fresh buttercream. they also loved the design, but the women on the other hand were critizing the "brown frosting". "I never saw brown frosting, bla bla bla".

First of all, you can buy chocolate frosting in every grocery store, second of all I made the BC myself and colored it with brown food color in different shades, because my hubby is allergic to chocolate and third of all THEY HAVEN'T EVEN TASTED THE CAKE OR THE FROSTING!

They guys were very defentive of me and the cake and told them to keep quiet and that they lost their chance of having a piece...

How can people be so spiteful? i worked my butt of for that cake, so my hubby has a nice thank you gift for his co-workers. that makes me very very sad icon_sad.gif
LL

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msumissa Posted 22 Jun 2005 , 3:59pm
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That cake was BEAUTIFUL. What spiteful little witches. They will get theirs. It looks so good, I would have thought it was chocolate. You did a GREAT job. Good for the guys for sticking up for you!

galaglow Posted 22 Jun 2005 , 3:59pm
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Don't give their pettiness a second thought. You did a great job and you know the guys appreciated it. Ah, I'm so glad I don't work in an office job anymore icon_smile.gif

blueskies Posted 22 Jun 2005 , 4:03pm
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First, you cake is wonderful! Very fun, and the colors are perfect.

My mother used to always tell me that people like that are just jealous and must have miserable lives to be so nasty. I don't know if it's true or not but it always made me feel better. I wouldn't even give it another thought. The cake was for the IT folks and if they liked it, that's all that matters!

Esther Posted 22 Jun 2005 , 4:06pm
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thank you so much for your nice comments. I know that I am not perfect in cake decorating and that I still have a long way to go, but that comments were pretty unfair and hurtful.

but you are right, as long the people like it for whom I made that cake, I am happy icon_smile.gif

ntertayneme Posted 22 Jun 2005 , 4:06pm
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Well the cake is just great!! You did an awesome job on it !!! And puhleeeesee!! Like they haven't ever seen brown icing before... yes, they have and yes, they're being petty ... they're jealous that your husband has such a talented wife!! I'd make a really girlie girl cake in pink/white/pastel colors with flowers and send that up there to get a response out of them!! icon_biggrin.gif

cakemommy Posted 22 Jun 2005 , 4:07pm
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They are just jealous they didn't think of a nice "thank you" like that and that they couldn't fathom to make something so beautiful. You're cake is so cool. You did an excellent job of blending the browns and I love the design you put around the sun!!! You should be very proud!!!

Amy

Lemondrop Posted 22 Jun 2005 , 4:24pm
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Sorry to hear about that icon_sad.gif Unfortunately, women can be like that...guys are more easy going, but girls seem to compete with each other. It's really sad. I personally think that your cake rocked!!! They were most likely just jealous that the guys were ooing and ahing over your cake.

Hugs,

Denise

twindees Posted 22 Jun 2005 , 4:44pm
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I love your cake. You did a wonderful job. Who cares what they had to say. Who you made the cake for loved it and that's all that matters.


Happy Baking

Twin Dees

veejaytx Posted 22 Jun 2005 , 4:45pm

Your cake is beautiful, and I'm jealous too. How dare you bring that beautiful cake and get raves and compliments like that! LOL

Aren't women wonderful...I'll bet they show up with a treat for the guys too, to try to keep up! If you make another cake to take to the office, I would definitely keep it on the masculine side, and not try to please the witches! Janice

Kiddiekakes Posted 22 Jun 2005 , 4:57pm

One word for the Rude comment made about your Fantastic cake..



JEALOUS

eve Posted 22 Jun 2005 , 5:15pm

Based on experience, people who are this way are the ones who are so clueless and probably who can't even boil water..They hate what they see because deep inside them they like it, they're just too darn proud to admit that they like it and that they are so useless in the kitchen. To some people, if they give a compliment, they are acknowledging that they cannot do anything better than what you are capable of doing.. These airheads did not even pay a cent and right away they cannot think of anything good to say.. let them make cake , then critisize it. let's see how they feel. You did a really good job.. sadly they are just very incompetent..

VickiC Posted 22 Jun 2005 , 5:24pm

Those (ahem) ladies are jealous that they couldn't get a piece of cake. So they had to put it down psychologically so in their own minds they didn't want a piece of that ugly old cake. You did the right thing by sending something special as a thank you.

Esther Posted 22 Jun 2005 , 5:36pm

thanks to all of you! I do feel a lot better and I am not as hurt anymore as I was a while ago

aunt-judy Posted 22 Jun 2005 , 5:36pm

some people have nothing better to do than make useless and downright mean comments about other people's work, and it must have been particularly easy for them to do this to you since they didn't have to say it to your face! they didn't pay for the cake, they weren't being forced to eat it, so their opinions should be of no consequence to you. it's just really poor manners to criticize a gift. don't let it get you down.

vmw774180 Posted 22 Jun 2005 , 5:36pm

I think your cake is absolutley gorgeous. I don't understand why some people tend to put down the work of others. They are obviously unaware how much time and talent are put into a cake like that. I say SCR*W them. I would keep sending amazing goodies to the office for your husbands male coworkers to enjoy!!

Vicki

peacockplace Posted 22 Jun 2005 , 5:42pm

Good work!!!! Welcome to CC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't believe someone could make it to adulthood and never have seen brown icing! i guess they've only seen barbie cakes!

MoonicaLeigh Posted 22 Jun 2005 , 5:43pm

These are the same women who probably bash each other behind their backs in the bathroom!! I know because I work with some of those. Your cake is great, and don't let them get to you! icon_wink.gif
Monica
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ccbakes Posted 22 Jun 2005 , 5:59pm

I agree with the others who have responded..The cake is absolutly gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In the end it really doesn't matter what other JEALOUS people say as long as the person who you made it for LOVES it then hey it's all good..But it is hard to hear when others critize your hard work for no reason other than being jealous..with that GREAT JOB and don't stop!!!

eve Posted 22 Jun 2005 , 6:16pm

If I were you, I would make a big cake with all brown icing on it. Give them a dose of their own medicine.. I wonder what planet they are from ? Brown Icing is not unusual.. Obviously they're the useless- in- the- kitchen type of women... very pathetic !!! more power to you... make them more mad !! go go go !!!

cakelady Posted 22 Jun 2005 , 6:24pm

For some reason there always seems to be someone who wants to hurt others..........I think your cake is very creative and I can see you put a great deal of time/effort into it........if I ever had a wish come true it would be that others wouldn't say/do hurtful things to us. Chin up......move on......they were jealous someone else was receiving attention for their good work......... and why in the world would someone be critical of "thank you"!!!!!!!!!!!! thumbs_up.gif



It would be a shame to live a life of negativity............

cakegal Posted 22 Jun 2005 , 6:43pm

That cake turned out very nice....
ANd if we here at CC said it's "GREAT"....who are they to say anything negative about it.... They musn't spend much time in the kitchen or they would know that there is such a think as brown icing...and it's very common... I'm sure your hubby was proud of such a nice thank you for the guys he works with... You did a super job on it...\\
And don't let them bother you...You have some good talent going on there...Keep up the good work.
Happy baking,
cakegal

SquirrellyCakes Posted 23 Jun 2005 , 3:56am

You did a fabulous job on the cake and I must say, your different shades of brown icing are really well done, most of us can't do that well even when using cocoa, so as a decorator, I am impressed!
I likely shouldn't say this, but leave it to women to behave in this manner. I have never seen men make catty, jealous comments, but women, well...
Good heavens, they should get out more if they have never seen brown icing! I think it is wonderful that you have found your way around this chocolate allergy, good for you!
Hugs Squirrelly Cakes

nernan Posted 23 Jun 2005 , 4:04am

The cake looks awesome, jealousy is a curse, xo curse em all.

edcjenv Posted 23 Jun 2005 , 4:08am

There isn't much to say that hasn't been said already...your work is fantastic! A large group of very talented decorators have done nothing but praise how talented you are. Please don't let petty people devalue your gifts.

littlebubbieschocolates Posted 23 Jun 2005 , 4:29am

ugh i hate that . thats y i dont make cakes for walmart anymore. to ungrateful when u work so hard..

ps i love that cake i think its really cute icon_biggrin.gif

PureShugga Posted 23 Jun 2005 , 6:16am

I love this cake!! It is soooo adorable!!!! Good job and screw the bitches who were talking crap on it! They were obviously overpowered by your talent - something they could obviously not achieve on their own. Wonderful, wonderful!

tcturtleshell Posted 23 Jun 2005 , 6:42am

Great cake, UGLY people!!!!

Esther Posted 23 Jun 2005 , 1:23pm

icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif Thank you all sooo much for your nice comments!!!

HUGS to everyone! icon_smile.gif

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