My daughter only makes cakes for her family and they're not even decorated cakes. But I did talk her into buying an icing spatula some time ago.
She emails me yesterday, " I think you may have taken my icing knife by mistake on cookie baking day. I haven't used it since then and I can't find it. Do you know how not fun it is to ice a cake with a butter knife????? NOT FUN!"
She said everyone in her house like the cake, it tasted great and looked fine. But she made it clear that I better return her spatula asap!
Hey Deb, maybe she'll take over your clients in the future.
Isn't it amazing how we get use to the simplest tools and really miss them when they are gone.