Event Planner Frustration

Decorating By nancys_world Updated 12 Jun 2008 , 3:54pm by golfgirl1227

nancys_world Posted 10 Jun 2008 , 5:02pm
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so the event planner says golf themed cake. I draw her a sketch (see pic)and send it. She emails back, "this isnt classy or Martha Stewartish". She never said either of those things.
I think the sketch was cute. She's talking about putting blue flowers (not my thing for a 70 year old guy) and putting Happy 70th Borthday John on the top of a 6" round.
What would you tell her? How do you mix golf & classy? She didn't even like the golf cart or golf bag that I found on here that someone had made, and they were great!
LL

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potatocakes Posted 10 Jun 2008 , 5:27pm
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I love your sketch! I can't imagine doing blue flowers on a round for a man's golf cake! Where does the golf theme even come into that?

mommyle Posted 10 Jun 2008 , 5:34pm
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I hate people. They don't say what they mean, and then they expect you to read their minds. Dumb. I love your cake. I think that's exactly what someone wants when they say a golf-themed cake.

summernoelle Posted 10 Jun 2008 , 5:38pm
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Originally Posted by mommyle

I hate people. They don't say what they mean, and then they expect you to read their minds. Dumb. I love your cake. I think that's exactly what someone wants when they say a golf-themed cake.




LMAO. icon_lol.gif I hate people too. The other day, my 4 year old son was singing a song that said "Mommy hates people". icon_redface.gif Which made me think, maybe I need to mellow out. icon_redface.gif I usually rant to my DH, which means my son is usually around. Time to zip it up!

You gave me a good laugh!

Lady_Phoenix Posted 10 Jun 2008 , 5:43pm
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I think your sketch is ideal for a golf cake! Perhaps the planner needs to show it to the family and get their input. Blue flowers ummm NO!

patrincia Posted 10 Jun 2008 , 5:45pm
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I fail to see how golf for a 70 year old and blue flowers on a MS-ish cake correlate. Maybe she's getting two functions confused with one another? anyway, why doesn't she draw a picture of the cake she wants... then you can tell her whether you'll make it.

Ladybug6509 Posted 10 Jun 2008 , 5:47pm
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That is perfect and class for a golf themed 70th birthday. I'd like to know what the planner is thinking and why isn't the family putting their input in on it. Flowers and golf, is she kidding?!

tatetart Posted 10 Jun 2008 , 5:54pm
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I would email her back and ask her if Martha would write Happy 70th Birthday on a 6 inch round...I don't think so...

sweetcravings Posted 10 Jun 2008 , 6:01pm
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Blue flowers on a golf themed cake thumbsdown.gif
Maybe this planner is getting quotes from a couple different places and mixed up what she had told you and then the other person. I really do like your sketch of the cake. Very well done.
I do have one cake in my files, i'm not sure where i got it from but i liked it enough to save it for inspiration. It just so happens it is for a 70th birthday and golf themed. I don't think it is MS really but i like it just the same. HTH
LL

Bellatheball Posted 10 Jun 2008 , 6:12pm
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Maybe she can find you a picture of something she likes? I don't know. How much can you "class up" a golf cake? Your sketch is simple, clean, classy. Weird. Can you talk to the family directly instead of going through the event planner?

nancys_world Posted 10 Jun 2008 , 9:04pm
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Sweet cravings. that's a great cake...........
maybe I'll email it to her and see what she says......
it's not that she's trying to mix golf & blue flowers, she wants to ditch the golf theme and go with blue flowers, which I think is retarded for a man's birthday cake. Especially one who loves hunting, fishing & golf.
Unfortunately she is the family....... it's her FIL.
I looked on MS and her cakes are all over the place as far as style. What would you classify as a MS cake? (on with bars.... icon_wink.gif )
couturiere- How true.......... MS would never do that,,,,,,,,,
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MikeRowesHunny Posted 10 Jun 2008 , 9:19pm
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Uh, event palnners! I have recently had one that has been negotiating on behalf of a bride and groom - nightmare! I told her I really need to speak directly with the B&G, not through a third party! Haven't heard from her since (or the B&G!).

jennifer7777 Posted 10 Jun 2008 , 9:20pm
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Originally Posted by summernoelle


LMAO. icon_lol.gif I hate people too. The other day, my 4 year old son was singing a song that said "Mommy hates people". icon_redface.gif Which made me think, maybe I need to mellow out. icon_redface.gif I usually rant to my DH, which means my son is usually around. Time to zip it up!




oh my gosh summernoelle...YOU gave me a good laugh with this!!! I hate people sometimes, too! I usu. express it as "stupid", then my kids will say "oooh mommy, you said a bad word". Of course I then tell them, "I know, I'm sorry...but that person really was" icon_cool.gif

sweetcravings Posted 10 Jun 2008 , 11:05pm
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Originally Posted by nancys_world

Sweet cravings. that's a great cake...........
maybe I'll email it to her and see what she says......
it's not that she's trying to mix golf & blue flowers, she wants to ditch the golf theme and go with blue flowers, which I think is retarded for a man's birthday cake. Especially one who loves hunting, fishing & golf.
Unfortunately she is the family....... it's her FIL.
I looked on MS and her cakes are all over the place as far as style. What would you classify as a MS cake? (on with bars.... icon_wink.gif )
couturiere- How true.......... MS would never do that,,,,,,,,,
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Some people can be so difficult to work with. Personally I think most men don't give a darn about what style the cake would be..as long as it tasted good. I would think the golf themed cake would be more interesting to a man than flowers. I always find it hard to decorate cake for men in general but if you can find something like a hobby etc.. to go off of it makes it more personal.
Best of luck. Hopefully you will find a design that you can both agree on.

kurn Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 2:33am
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I love your sketch, especially the golf tees in the lettering. It is impossible to read peoples minds. Unless someone tells you exactly what they want, you are creating a work of art that comes from your mind not hers. Event planners are a pain in the hiney.

johnson6ofus Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 3:54am
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Maybe she just lacks the ruffle or shell trim on the tiers. Maybe some fondant "golf balls" along the edges??? I think it looks "cleaner" without it, and technically more difficult... but maybe that would "complete" it for her???? Just a thought--- but yup, blue flowers is crazy. icon_smile.gif

sassycleo Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 4:23am
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Maybe put a green grass border - might sway her a bit?

playingwithsugar Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 4:31am
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Maybe she should call Martha, then.

It will be interesting to see which design she chooses.

Theresa icon_smile.gif

playingwithsugar Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 4:32am
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Maybe she should call Martha, then.

Or maybe she wants you to use real sand in the sand traps. icon_lol.gif

It will be interesting to see which design she chooses.

Theresa icon_smile.gif

famousamous Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 4:38am
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I love your drawing! If you dont use it on her Id make sure and save it for a future cake. If there has to be blue flowers on it maybe a group of two or three small drop flowers somewhere along the bottom would work.

cakedout Posted 11 Jun 2008 , 7:53pm
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I love the drawing as well.

A friend of mine does a "classy" groom's cake that is covered in chocolate fondant and has a grass base border. On top she places only a white chocolate golf ball and a fondant club. Simple. Perhaps this type of design would suit the event planner.

Or, if she is only thinking of a 6" round...then how 'bout just doing the top tier on your design -minus the golf bag and words on the side? Heck, you could throw in a few little blue flowers on a grass border! icon_twisted.gif

mary-ann Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 12:48pm
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I love the cake sweetcravings posted. Thanks for the inspiration!

golfgirl1227 Posted 12 Jun 2008 , 3:54pm
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Yeah, because most men do want their cakes to be very Martha.

What a nut. Your design is great, unfortunately she can't see that it would be perfect. Sorry you have to deal with this.

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