A lesson learned the hard way is one you won't forget. I made a bouquet for a ladys son's 1st birthday which I thought turned out quite cute. The only problem was I thought his name was casper instead it was Jasper. She was lovely about it and told me not to worry, I was just so glad that I didn't make any little casper the ghost cookies to go in the bouquet. So I've now learnt that I should always ask them to spell out the names for me.
You poor thing! Love the bouquet - it looks fabulous. Perfect for a one year old!
I learned my lesson the hard way also.
Awww, I am SO sorry that happened to you. The lady sounds like a real gem! Your cookies are perfection....beautiful job.
Aweeeeee - you poor thing - if that were me i think i would then and thennnnn faint.
So glad the lady was understanding towards you.
Such a beautiful bouquet - love the bright colours.
What a marvellous job you did of it.
He he he... did that once. The kid's name was Justin and I wrote Justine. Fortunately he couldn't read yet so he wasn't offended.
That bouquet is way too nice for the mom to be upset! Absolutely stunning!!!
You're right...lesson learned. If you really stretch your vision, you could have taken off the "c" and the curve on the 'a' looks like the start of a "j'.
Hey, I'm just trying to help here.
cookies looked beautiful. I'm sure they had a laugh over it as you will eventually. AND he was only 1. He won't be in therapy over it.
Look at it this way, you just built a memory for them. That's good.
Thanks for the understanding and sweet comments, I needed it. The cookies in the picture were just some of the many cookies for the bouquet. It really was a cute bouquet. The lady rang me the next day to tell me how much everyone loved the bouquet and to say they all thought the name slip up was quite funny. Even took a photo of it for Jasper's birthday book (lovely people).
I am always so scared that this is going to happen to me that I make everyone email me exactly what they want, that way I have it in writing! Although I did mess up once on my friend's husband's cake - I put Corey and his name is Casey! What was funny was she almost didn't notice either! thank goodness it was only on the board in buttercream - quick erase and fix and no one was the wiser! haha!
I think they came out great! Once is all it takes.. trust me! I luckily was able to fix the mistake before the mom picked up the cake.
May I ask what you used to make the letters? They are great.
What tip did you use to do the outline.
Mickeebabe: I used a #2 for the outline and I used FMM letter cutters which I used to cut out the letters from the gumpaste. Hope this helps you, if you need anything else let me know.
I completely understand the mistake on the name! I do cakes for a large family, and they started doing "group" cakes because they were having a hard time getting everyone together. So the mom gave me a list of the names to go on the cake, one of them being "Joe". Or so I thought! It was actually "Jo", short for Joann. She never said a word about it....I noticed it myself when I was looking at the photos of their cakes when the next order came along. I'd done lots of cakes for Jo, just never thought of it when I heard the name over the phone. Live and learn.
Yup...I've done that before...but on a cake..Spelled the name wrong and had the wrong date too!!
Oh sort of did this too at the weekend! I put 7 on a cake when it should have been 5. Best thing was that I had sent the mom an order confirmation over a week before saying 7 and she never said a word that it was wrong! Luckily I had time to do a 5 (they were gumpaste), and rush it over to their house before the party began and it was changed with no-one being any wiser about it - phew!
I've done it too. So sorry it happened to you, but your cookies are absolutely wonderful!! So cute!!
I ask all my clients to actually write out the names I'm to have on my products. I got a really funny look when I asked to have one client write "Mike". Good thing I did, I was thing hid name was "Brian"!
Oh goodness... I've done that too. It was my second paid cake for a neighbor's daughter's birthday. The girls name was "Georgia", like the state and I spelled it "Georga"..... dugh!!!! If they noticed, they never said anything. They loved the cake though.
Your cookies are darling.
I know sometimes my clients think I'm a wee bit touched because I have them spell the name, spell it a second time and then confirm the spelling a third time (sometimes four if it's a very unusual name) before I let them off the phone.
The one time I didn't, the little girl's name was pronounced "Destiny". I assumed it was spelled as it sounded. It wasn't. Thankfully, the client was placing the order in person and noticed that I had written it wrong.