So, last night was my dd's end of year preschool picnic/potluck. At the meeting to plan this event the staff said that they would provide hot dogs, buns, toppings, drinks, and table service. Everyone else was to bring a dish to pass. Same as last year's picnic.
So, I made a half sheet cake that had our school logo with children on it. I've thought and planned to make this cake for over a month. And not that it was that hard. I only make cakes for friends and family and not that often. So for me, it was an effort.
Well, I get to the picnic and the staff purchased a huge sheet cake from the grocery store. Nothing special, just flower decorations.
I just feel so bad. I just wouldn't have bothered going to all the trouble. I expected other parents to probably bring cupcakes and other desserts (which they did). I just feel that if the staff were planning on providing an entire sheet cake, they should have said so. I think it would have changed what people thought to bring.
Many people commented on my cake, so that was nice. Thanks for listening. Whine over!
Does seem silly that they didn't mention that in what they were providing -- maybe it was a last minute decision when they found they still had some $ available.
I'm sure your cake was great!
Oh no! Non-cake people just don't think about stuff like that. Me, my first response to any gathering is, "Who's doing the cake?" LOL
I'm sure your cake was 10 times better!
I hate pot-lucks were the food is not coordinated. Someone should have a list of who is bringing what otherwise you end up with 6 salads and 5 bags of chips.
Did you let them know you were bringing a cake? If so then they suck for getting another one.
thats always my first question too AJsGirl
just sounds like everything was completely disorganized.
Don't feel too bad.
Did you get to bring your cake home??
I had that happen at chuch a few times when I was just starting. Now they know better . If I show up to a church-related event with cake and there is another cake there, my cake ALWAYS gets eaten first .