By now everyone I know is fully aware that I make cakes. They've seen the pics, been bored to tears by stories of cake making, etc.
Well, someone who is well liked at my office is leaving for another position. Someone else in my office sent out an email to everyone that she was going to buy this person a cake. I approached her and told her I would love to make that cake. I was turned down because this was "her gift". (this person has actually purchased a cake from me in the past, by the way. And the person it's for has eaten my cakes and LOVES them...in fact, she's purchased them too).
So I've been feeling sort of put off about this whole thing. Why would someone want to go to a store and buy a cake, just some random cake with no personalization, etc...when someone is offering to make one. I would have done it for free for this instance. Or, if she REALLY wanted to pay for it she could have bought the supplies.
She brought it in yesterday and, of course, I was critical of it. LOL
I didn't like the way it was torted, I thought I make better roses (I don't know that I would have even USED roses), I thought the icing had no flavor...the cake itself tasted pretty good. Maybe it's just because my feelings are still hurt by not being asked to participate...can't help it. I love making cakes.
My "solution" is that one of the other girls in my office said I should just make her one anyway and the two of us are taking it to her house on Friday. lol
I don't know, maybe I'm being overly sensitive about it. On one hand I can see that she wanted the "glory" for bringing in a cake and if I had made it people would have been complimenting ME on the cake instead of her...but who cares? She could have made it a group gift from the whole office, or something. *sigh* Oh well, I guess I just have to be the bigger person and get over it. It's just been like a thorn in my paw since last week.
I have stopped trying to figure people out. She may have wanted the light shining on her instead of you (which, really, the light should be on the one who is leaving...). I promise that, unfortunately, this won't be the only time you have to deal with people like this. Just let it roll off you back and know that this person missed out on one of your great cakes! (I think it's sweet that you are bringing her another cake, too.)
Aww...I know that I would feel the same way. I mean, after all, you ARE the CAKE MAKER.
The only thing that I can think is that she wanted the attention from bringing the cake in, and she didn't want other people to oooh and awww over your cake, since it was supposed to be a gift from her.
Bake the person a new cake and just try to forget about it. (Although that's easier said than done!)
She obviously wanted it to be a gift from her, not from anyone else. No big deal, you can make her a cake and take it to her if you want to. It was nice of you to offer to make the cake, but she apparently already had her plans in place, so don't take it personally.
I have to add that a lot of people post similar problems here, and I think that we need to remember that just because we like to make cakes it doesn't give us the "right" to make them for every occasion regardless of who's planning the event. Relax, it's only a cake, not a personal insult. (Unless of, of course, it's a family member, then it might be personal, but hey, you have to live with them so you can't do anything about that, can you? )