Am I Crazy??????? Let Me Know What You Think!

Decorating By apetricek Updated 30 Jun 2008 , 2:56am by Cakepro

apetricek Posted 28 Jun 2008 , 9:11pm
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Hi guys...I don't know how you guys feel about this but wanted to know what you all thought and felt about this. When I do a cake for a customer I put all the time and LOVE in the cake...as sure all of you do. I get so excited and proud of each one that I do. Well today I had an order, I was so IMPRESSED with the outcome of the cake...when I delivered it, her reaction was oh it's nice...Are you kidding me! icon_cry.gif I don't expect people to fall on the floor over it, but a little excitement PLEASE!!! Does this annoy anyone else???? Just wondering and venting here.....

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-K8memphis Posted 28 Jun 2008 , 9:16pm
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If I'm excited about my cake I tell them.

I do not expect anything from them but payment.

But you've touched on an interesting subject.
The cake high--it's a very cool feeling--the cake rush.

way way cool

Cakepro Posted 28 Jun 2008 , 9:25pm
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Ha - yesterday, I had the same underwhelming response from a client. I was really happy with the cake, as it came out just like the wooden carving they wanted me to duplicate in cake. When I delivered it, she was like, "It's fine - I like it!" I wanted to shout, "I LOVE IT!!" Like the lady in the Progressive commercial. LOL

Oh well...I loved it, and they paid for it. icon_biggrin.gif

foxymomma521 Posted 28 Jun 2008 , 9:50pm
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Ha - yesterday, I had the same underwhelming response from a client. I was really happy with the cake, as it came out just like the wooden carving they wanted me to duplicate in cake. When I delivered it, she was like, "It's fine - I like it!" I wanted to shout, "I LOVE IT!!" Like the lady in the Progressive commercial. LOL

Oh well...I loved it, and they paid for it. icon_biggrin.gif




Ha Ha... I LOVE that commercial icon_lol.gif
DH thinks I'm nuts but I laugh at it every time it's on!
OP- did you post your pic yet? I'd love to see your cake icon_biggrin.gif

Cakepro Posted 29 Jun 2008 , 2:55am
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I laugh out loud whenever I see that commercial too!!! I love it!

Okay, here's the cake - I know, it's stupidly simple, but I was still quite pleased with how it turned out, so a little enthusiasm on the part of the recipient would have been nice, too...and I only charged 40 bucks for it!

OP, I'm sorry to hijack your thread. icon_redface.gif
LL

apetricek Posted 29 Jun 2008 , 3:27am
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your cake is amazingly awesome! I sometimes think when people pay for things they just expect moce things, and don't think of all when into doing it. I will post some new pics tomorrow have to have hubby help me! I am good at cake decorating, but somewhat challenged with the computer! icon_redface.gif

Doug Posted 29 Jun 2008 , 3:30am
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...stupidly simple...




well, maybe if you're Michelangelo!

that's AWESOME!!!!!!!

Cakepro Posted 29 Jun 2008 , 3:51am
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Awwwww, thank you!!!!!!! icon_redface.gificon_biggrin.gif

Now that's the kind of reaction I was hoping for! LOL

You guys rock.

Bettycrockermommy Posted 29 Jun 2008 , 3:55am
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...stupidly simple...



well, maybe if you're Michelangelo!

that's AWESOME!!!!!!!





I second this!!! HOW did you do that?

Cakepro Posted 29 Jun 2008 , 4:10am
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LOL, it was really easy. The cakes (two 9" x 13") were carved into the wing shapes and iced with buttercream. Then I rolled the fondant kinda thick (about a third of an inch) and cut the four horizontal sections per wing with an X-acto knife. I used the dresden tool to make all of the feather lines, and then just laid the fondant sections on top of the buttercream, starting at the bottom and working upward.

The lines weren't as deeply 'carved' as the actual wooden carving, but the fondant would have had to been an inch thick for that much of an effect! Haha

Doug Posted 29 Jun 2008 , 4:12am
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LOL, it was really easy. The cake was carved into the wing shapes and iced with buttercream. Then I rolled the fondant kinda thick (about a third of an inch) and cut the four horizontal sections per wing with an X-acto knife. I used the dresden tool to make all of the feather lines, and then just laid the fondant sections on top of the buttercream, starting at the bottom and working upward.

The lines weren't as deeply 'carved' as the actual wooden carving, but the fondant would have had to been an inch thick for that much of an effect! Haha




while it "sounds" easy -- execution is the difference.

in your hands -- the dresden tool makes a work of art.
in mine -- a mess.

don't sell your talent short!!!

Bettycrockermommy Posted 29 Jun 2008 , 4:47am
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Easy? I am nowhere near that talented!!! That cake is amazing!!!

JanH Posted 29 Jun 2008 , 6:02am
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Guess you make the impossible (for anyone else)cakes look impossibly easy.......

You're victims of your own genius!

Some (hopefully) inspiring quotes I found for all the decorators on this site:

The ability of someone to choose and arrange the details of their creative field guided by a vision is a major hallmark of a genius. (John Briggs)

Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
(Wolfgang A. Mozart)

HTH

MustloveDogs Posted 29 Jun 2008 , 8:51am
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Jan Jan Jan....
I have absolutely NO idea what you have written, cos I can't take my eyes off your YUMMY avatar!!

I'm drooling as much as I do before eating cake! icon_lol.gif

foxymomma521 Posted 29 Jun 2008 , 11:45am
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Cakepro that cake is very impressive! Well done!!

grama_j Posted 29 Jun 2008 , 12:03pm
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WOW!!! I couldn't do that in a million years ! It is just BEAUTIFUL !! thumbs_up.gif

Did I over do ? icon_lol.gif Seriously..... you did an awesome job !

-K8memphis Posted 29 Jun 2008 , 12:13pm
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OH MY GO-OSH I totally love that cake! mwah

Maybe you couldn't tell but I'm enamored with angel wings. I have angel wing earrings, ring, necklace, pictures, etc.

Your cake is tremendously awesome and inspiring.
I feel like I've been given a gift to see it this morning.

Wonderful celestial work, Cake-Buddy.

Cakepro Posted 30 Jun 2008 , 2:56am
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Thank you so much!!! icon_biggrin.gif

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