Its Just A Box Cake And Some Icing...right?!

Decorating By pechee Updated 20 Oct 2007 , 8:10am by OzCookie

pechee Posted 18 Oct 2007 , 1:20am
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icon_eek.gif Um. Hello. What are these people thinking? I made a huge haunted house for the cub scout halloween party, and do you know I had some ladies look at me and said, Well, how hard can it be, it's just some box cake mix and some icing? icon_cry.gif I worked a total of 45-48 hours on this thing. Granted my towers were not the greatest, but for crying out loud, what the f&^k did she expect. This thing fed 100 people! Then she freaked out when I told her if I made this to sell it, it would be around 300 dollars. She laughed and turned and walked away! icon_mad.gif The nerve of some people! the picture is in my photo's.

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angelas2babies Posted 18 Oct 2007 , 1:31am
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First off, great work on the cake!

And to the snarky lady....jealousy is an ugly thing, and I don't have much patience for rudeness either, come to think of it. Some people just get their kicks being thoughtless and rude. Don't give her a second thought.

Angie

bradleycake Posted 18 Oct 2007 , 1:40am
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Grrrrr....people just don't get it. That is so frustrating. That is a cool cake!!

aztomcat Posted 18 Oct 2007 , 1:41am
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It's a shame that people can't appreciate how much work goes into such a detailed cake. Just know that all of us here know!

Good Job, bet the boys loved it!!

LaSombra Posted 18 Oct 2007 , 1:33am
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did you ask them to show you one that they could make better? Some people...that's just plain rude.

OzCookie Posted 18 Oct 2007 , 1:43am
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Don't let people like that affect you - just consider ignorance as an illness - feel sorry for her!
Over the years you will, unfortunately, encounter many of the "it's just a cake" mentality. Notice that none of these people actually go out and try to make one!
Your castle is great - very clever! I loved the "Dead and Breakfast" sign. I might just borrow that and pin ot to the front door on Halloween, if that's ok! icon_wink.gif

So.. Have your vent (that's what we all do on CC!) and let it go. You are great, she is ignorant, end of story!

dl5crew Posted 18 Oct 2007 , 1:37am
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The cake looks great. I think you did a wonderful job holding back from dumping it on her head.
as far as the lady... 2 words: exlax brownies. icon_twisted.gif
HA HA HA HA HA HA

Erdica Posted 18 Oct 2007 , 1:53am
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The cake looks great. I think you did a wonderful job holding back from dumping it on her head.
as far as the lady... 2 words: exlax brownies. icon_twisted.gif
HA HA HA HA HA HA




Exlax brownies!!! That's awesome! Just don't get them mixed up with the real ones.

Some people don't understand that you put your heart into a cake. Not just your time and some ingredients.

Jesjacster2 Posted 18 Oct 2007 , 1:54am
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How rude and thoughtless of her..your cake looks great

indydebi Posted 18 Oct 2007 , 1:56am
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The cake looks great. I think you did a wonderful job holding back from dumping it on her head.




Oh, I SO agree! I was getting all ticked off just reading your post and that was BEFORE I looked at the cake! icon_mad.gif

You have great restraint. I probably would have smart-mouthed something along the lines of "oh most people like you, who have NO IDEA what they're talking about, seem to think everything is a walmart sheet cake! I guess that's why people like you pay people like me to create masterpieces like this!" (stand there and stare her down while smiling sweetly down my nose at her.)

(of course you have to remember that I tend to be a real bit** at times! icon_twisted.gif No really! It's true!! icon_surprised.gif )

LUV the dragon in the moat!!!

nickymom Posted 18 Oct 2007 , 2:04am
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How RUDE!! Unfortunatly I know how you feel. I've had the same thing said to me too & it hurt my feelings so bad. It was the first cake i did for an adult (most of my cakes are for my kids & nephews- just family-I don't sell )it was the baby cake in my photos...It was the first time I had ever made or used MMF and I was so proud and everyone liked it. except apparently one of the guests......she said in front of everyone that it looked easy to make and that it was just to round cakes & it was "no big deal!"
I wanted to cry!

I just looked through your photos and I love the haunted castle!!! You did an AWESOME job!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JanetBme Posted 18 Oct 2007 , 2:06am
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yep...I would have smiled big and said- yep a box cake and some icing- you just pour it in the pan and it comes out just like this! It's piece of cake!- you should try it sometime icon_smile.gif then walked away...

cwcopeland Posted 18 Oct 2007 , 2:01am
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Originally Posted by angelas2babies


And to the snarky lady....jealousy is an ugly thing, and I don't have much patience for rudeness either, come to think of it. Some people just get their kicks being thoughtless and rude. Don't give her a second thought.

Angie




I totally agree. A jealous witch that has some serious issues.

I know it's hard but try to put it out of your mind. Your cake is awesome!!!

CakesBySandy Posted 18 Oct 2007 , 2:09am
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"Dead N Breakfast" that's so cute and the moat monster is adorable! Don't let the bit..oops, witch get ya down!! Cute cake.

acookieobsession Posted 18 Oct 2007 , 2:10am
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What I don't get (EVER) is WHY people think it is OK to be RUDE to another PERSON?

THat is not ok..

When did people stop teaching their children "If you don't have anything nice to say...don't say anything at all" ?

dezzib27 Posted 18 Oct 2007 , 2:11am
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icon_surprised.gif I commend you on sself restraint!! Your cake is beautiful and I am so sorry she did that to you!!! People just have no clue....... icon_sad.gif

MimiFord Posted 18 Oct 2007 , 2:19am
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I would make that woman a cake of her very own - the one with the witch dead under the house - then promptly shove the cake in her face, and say "but it's just a box cake and some icing!!! It'll wash!! tapedshut.gif

Sign her up to make the cake next year icon_surprised.gif

Your cake - work of art!!

NrsL22 Posted 18 Oct 2007 , 2:14am
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Your cake is awesome!, Don't let a hateful person get you down.

dbax Posted 18 Oct 2007 , 2:25am
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I don't sell cakes, and have to say that is one of my biggest fears. I only make for family and friends. My mom is my biggest fan and she shows pics of my cakes to everyone - lol She is the one who has gotten the 'it's only cake' or "I could do that' kinda talk from people. Luckily I haven't had to listen to that nonsense myself, kinda discouraging. She called my grandmother the other day (who lives in another state)and was bragging, to which my grandmother replied, "I prefer store bought cake, why go to so much trouble for just cake" My grandma for goodness sake icon_eek.gif.

Your cakes are great... It's easy to let someone bring you down with their ignorance, but more fulfilling to know you are talented (and you are!) and that some people just don't get it.

kakeladi Posted 18 Oct 2007 , 2:33am
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What an awesome *haunted castle*.....those towers look just like they should for a haunted cake!

It is soooo hard to take comments like that from such rude people.
I once had a MOB rip me up one side and down the other for 'ruining' her DD's wedding because the trim was 'army green' instead of celery green. She had given me a paint sample and I matched it but she didn't think so. Talk about hurt feelings!
People see what they want to see.
Please be assured your creation was right on, great, and worth every minute of your time.

tasteebakes Posted 18 Oct 2007 , 2:36am
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Your dragon is great!

indydebi Posted 18 Oct 2007 , 3:26am
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I once had a MOB rip me up one side and down the other for 'ruining' her DD's wedding because the trim was 'army green' instead of celery green.




Oh geesh! And I bet ALL the guests were murmuring in disbelief that the green wasn't an EXACT shade match! How embarrassing! icon_eek.gif

(for those who don't know me .... yes, that IS sarcasm!) icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

newlywedws Posted 18 Oct 2007 , 3:57am
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...as far as the lady... 2 words: exlax brownies...




I'm guessing you were joking but I've actually done that before, and let's just say that it backfired (no pun intended) - seriously I gave some guys in my high school class some exlax brownies, and boy did it smell the rest of the day...so I wouldn't suggest it.

To the OP - I probably would have gave a smart retort like "yes it's a boxed cake mix, and icing...and it baked itself and frosted itself too!"

I was just talking to my dh about how ignorant people are when they think "it's just cake and frosting". thumbsdown.gif

pechee Posted 18 Oct 2007 , 5:10pm
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thanks girls, I knew you would make me feel better..... but I still wont rule out the brownies!!!!!

karensjustdessert Posted 18 Oct 2007 , 6:25pm
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Yes, I've gotten a few of those comments too. And I commend you on your restraint. And great work...that cake is awesome!

I'm working on some comebacks ...no, I'll probably never use them!... though,feel free to add to the list!

"It's only a law degree...just a piece of paper."

"You're only waving some scissors around...it's just cutting hair."

"You only work 180 days a year...you're so lucky to be a teacher."

"It's only nailing some wood together. Anyone can build a house."

And on and on.

Why oh why can't people follow the "If you don't have anything nice to say" rule?

Sigh.

dl5crew Posted 19 Oct 2007 , 1:12am
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...as far as the lady... 2 words: exlax brownies...



I'm guessing you were joking but I've actually done that before, and let's just say that it backfired (no pun intended) - seriously I gave some guys in my high school class some exlax brownies, and boy did it smell the rest of the day...so I wouldn't suggest it.

To the OP - I probably would have gave a smart retort like "yes it's a boxed cake mix, and icing...and it baked itself and frosted itself too!"

I was just talking to my dh about how ignorant people are when they think "it's just cake and frosting". thumbsdown.gif






Actually when I was 15 I put a whole box (8pcs) of exlax in a cup of coffee that my Grandma was going to drink. I was so sick & tired of her coming to our house & complaining about my mom. My dad (her son) caught me, he told his dad( my grandpa). Later that night I got a call that it hadn't worked yet. icon_eek.gif
The trick is to put the exlax in the icing.
I am working on this "anger" issue. I don't think it's an issue, just don't make me angry. he he he he

bethola Posted 19 Oct 2007 , 1:26am
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People never cease to amaze me! I helped a friend of mine last year do an Italian Cream and Red Velvet Cake (FROM SCRATCH!! ) because her son had taken orders for them at his restaurant. His girlfriend had priced them to the customer (get THIS) for $12.00 each!! My friend went off on her and the girl's reply was...and I quote "Well, all you have to do is use a white cake mix to make that Italian Cream!" Hey....even a box cake mix cake (and I use them ALL time, except for the above which I enjoy making from scratch ONCE a year! LOL) takes MY time which is worth a heck of a lot more than $12.00!

Long story short...my friend told her son NO MORE CAKE FOR YOU! LOL

Don't give this rude woman another thought. Obviously...she didn't give any thought to YOUR feelings....now did she?

Beth in KY

PS NICE CAKE.....even if it IS only a box cake with some icing! The dragon is cute!

chaptlps Posted 19 Oct 2007 , 1:27am
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My ex did that to me once (only once mua ha ha teehee) back in the day. He said something to the effect that the picture I was drawing needed this that n the other thing. I promptly handed him the pencil n told him to do better if he could. He never tried to "correct" me anymore.
For people who think that cake is "just flour, sugar n water; they haven't a clue nor will any education on our part illuminate their closed up cave for a mind. They will just NEVER, EVER, EVER get it. So I would just smile, think horrid ways for them to meet their doom and go on with my life and well, we have a saying round these parts: Too bad, soo sad, sux to be them!!! So consider the source n don't let small minded people gitcha down.

chaptlps Posted 19 Oct 2007 , 1:31am
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o one more thing I thought of.... hehehehe
The MONA LISA, just a bunch of ground up rocks in grease splooged onto a piece of burlap....... icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

Tongue planted firmly in cheek!!!! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

heavencole Posted 19 Oct 2007 , 1:44am
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hi! this may be out of the blue but how to i check on the picture you gals/guys are talking about? icon_biggrin.gif

p.s. even without seeing the picture with your description it seems like you put your heart into it and ingore those ignorant and jealous people that thinks its that easy to make a cake. like duh! icon_eek.gif They are just out there to make you feel bad, just do what you love and continue to share it with others thumbs_up.gif

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