I Was Enraged By A Cake Decorator!

Decorating By MandaBrizown Updated 21 Mar 2010 , 6:12pm by cownsj

cakesbymindysue Posted 15 Mar 2010 , 1:53pm
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That is just unreal. Where would that "decorator" get the idea that it's normal to leave the boards like that? You've got to submit that to Cake Wrecks.

Jenny0730 Posted 15 Mar 2010 , 1:59pm
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How could she possibly think that cake was okay? Even if you have never decorated a cake in your life, you have to know that's not okay.

You did a great job fixing it!

indydebi Posted 15 Mar 2010 , 2:01pm
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Originally Posted by cakesbymindysue


That is just unreal. Where would that "decorator" get the idea that it's normal to leave the boards like that? You've got to submit that to Cake Wrecks.



good one!

FullHouse Posted 15 Mar 2010 , 2:19pm
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Originally Posted by cakesbymindysue

That is just unreal. Where would that "decorator" get the idea that it's normal to leave the boards like that? You've got to submit that to Cake Wrecks.




Exactly what I was thinking.

The bride is lucky you were so generous to fix it. Great job.

kansaslaura Posted 15 Mar 2010 , 2:23pm
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Sorry... I'm just not buying this story--

IF this woman does cakes for a living, it must be to an audience of morons who find staring at a canvas done by a monkey art.

Who charges $85 per tier.. no matter the size??

Didn't the bride see pictures of this decorators work BEFORE ordering? There is NO way that this is what she has done before and charged $225. NO WAY!!

I for one don't carry frosting around with me--nor do I have a spatula in a holster to whip out at moment's notice. It also looks like the "new" picture is up on a turntable--got one of those in your pocket too?

The icing matches perfectly--humm.. how lucky!

It's just too weird.

No SANE person would deliver that to a venue --sorry--I've seen messes before but that looked like something that might have been done by Aunt Flo while Aunt Em went to the Goodwill to seek out a dress for the shotgun weddin'

..... tooooo many red flags for me.

michellenj Posted 15 Mar 2010 , 2:23pm
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The bride is very lucky she booked at your place. Many people would have just snickered and said it wasn't their problem, and let it go.

jenng1482 Posted 15 Mar 2010 , 2:55pm
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Originally Posted by kansaslaura

Sorry... I'm just not buying this story--

IF this woman does cakes for a living, it must be to an audience of morons who find staring at a canvas done by a monkey art.

Who charges $85 per tier.. no matter the size??

Didn't the bride see pictures of this decorators work BEFORE ordering? There is NO way that this is what she has done before and charged $225. NO WAY!!

I for one don't carry frosting around with me--nor do I have a spatula in a holster to whip out at moment's notice. It also looks like the "new" picture is up on a turntable--got one of those in your pocket too?

The icing matches perfectly--humm.. how lucky!

It's just too weird.

No SANE person would deliver that to a venue --sorry--I've seen messes before but that looked like something that might have been done by Aunt Flo while Aunt Em went to the Goodwill to seek out a dress for the shotgun weddin'

..... tooooo many red flags for me.




I see where you might find this story to good to be true, but as the OP states, she is a decorator and proves it by the rest of her pics. Also, she states that she runs an event facility. It is very possible that she does quite a bit of decorating at this facility and could quite possibly have supplies there.

milkmaid42 Posted 15 Mar 2010 , 2:59pm
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I'm usually somewhat gullible, but this story raises my skepticism level to new heights. I find I side with kansaslaura in this case. There are just too many red flags: leveling the humps + having JUST the right color on hand+ carrying a pocket full of tips next to your holstered spatula...?
I'm sorry, I just can't offer any kudos here.


(But if it were true, the decorator now has a good photo with "her" cake to add to her portfolio. )

CakeMommyTX Posted 15 Mar 2010 , 3:02pm
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Hey at least she didn't undercharge

milkmaid42 Posted 15 Mar 2010 , 3:07pm
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Oooops! Didn't consider that she, managing a venue, might have supplies on hand at the site. And she does have pictures to prove her skill...There I go again. I've always said that I would have a terrible time on a jury: "yes, no, yes, I mean no... Guess that is why I generally keep my mouth shut.

But the fact still remains...A much improved picture for someone's portfolio.

Chickycakes Posted 15 Mar 2010 , 3:11pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kansaslaura

Sorry... I'm just not buying this story--

IF this woman does cakes for a living, it must be to an audience of morons who find staring at a canvas done by a monkey art.

Who charges $85 per tier.. no matter the size??

Didn't the bride see pictures of this decorators work BEFORE ordering? There is NO way that this is what she has done before and charged $225. NO WAY!!

I for one don't carry frosting around with me--nor do I have a spatula in a holster to whip out at moment's notice. It also looks like the "new" picture is up on a turntable--got one of those in your pocket too?

The icing matches perfectly--humm.. how lucky!

It's just too weird.

No SANE person would deliver that to a venue --sorry--I've seen messes before but that looked like something that might have been done by Aunt Flo while Aunt Em went to the Goodwill to seek out a dress for the shotgun weddin'

..... tooooo many red flags for me.




I agree. This reminds me of the story from last year that everyone proved to be false. I forget what it was called, but the one where the lady refused the beautiful cake and it ended up being a cake she found off the internet and photo shopped.

And the statement "I don't tell people I am a decorator because I don't want them to feel bad." That was an in your face statement. Not buying it.

KathysCC Posted 15 Mar 2010 , 3:16pm
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Just wanted to add a note to this thread. Both of these cake photos have been removed from the OP's gallery.

Your Cake Central gallery is for displaying your own cakes. Posting a photo of someone else's cake for the purpose of berating their decorating skills is not the purpose of the galleries.
Thanks,
Kathy
Photo Gallery Moderator

cakeaddictunite Posted 15 Mar 2010 , 3:24pm
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hahaha I thought I had lost my mind lol.I went back to look at it again and it was gone lol. icon_redface.gif

DefyGravity Posted 15 Mar 2010 , 3:28pm
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Originally Posted by cakeaddictunite

hahaha I thought I had lost my mind lol.I went back to look at it again and it was gone lol. icon_redface.gif




I thought my computer was broken somehow for not showing it. I didn't see the thread when it was first made, so I guess I'll never know what it looked like.

dalis4joe Posted 15 Mar 2010 , 3:30pm
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at least I saw it before they removed it lol... never thought it was a fake story until I read the comments... hummm....

erinalicia Posted 15 Mar 2010 , 3:51pm
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sorry I missed the pics. Would have liked to see what was done to save this cake. If you had the pics uploaded to Picasa or Photobucket or something similar you could post the link. Considering that we can share pictures of "cake wrecks".

What's the difference of talking about "Cake Wrecks" on here and someone actually having a personal encounter with a cake wreck?

cownsj Posted 15 Mar 2010 , 3:53pm
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I'm missing something, I can't see pictures of the cake either way....

Mb20fan Posted 15 Mar 2010 , 3:54pm
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I would have liked to have seen the pics too. icon_sad.gif

erinalicia Posted 15 Mar 2010 , 3:55pm
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crownsj- the moderator removed the pictures because they were not the OP's own work. Go back to page 3 and you'll see the post. I thought I missing something too when I first looked.

kansaslaura Posted 15 Mar 2010 , 3:59pm
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I have the pictures if anyone wants to see them, drop me a PM. I copied them so I could flip them and see them right side up--it's annoying to have to crank your head to the side to see something.

kansaslaura Posted 15 Mar 2010 , 4:21pm
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Ok.. I can't send w/o e-mail addresses, so I thought I'd upload them and post images here.

"The Before..'"

Image

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"After..."
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cakesdivine Posted 15 Mar 2010 , 4:25pm
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I agree that a cake decorator who also manages an event hall would have stuff on hand. I also use to manage an event hall and that was the commercial kitchen I used to do my cakes. So I always had stuff on hand if a cake needed fixing. Luckily I never had to save a cake, but was ready willing and able to do so if need be. so yes I can buy the story. But would like the OP to come back and respond. If not then I guess maybe it was a hoax. But the save of the cake is wonderful.

Caths_Cakes Posted 15 Mar 2010 , 5:14pm
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i dont get it though, why would some one make a fake story up?

MandaBrizown Posted 15 Mar 2010 , 5:26pm
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I really wish this was a HOAX, believe me. My mother's event venue is in a lower income area of Dallas. So we get a lot of bride's on a small budget. This means most of the time they get a cousin who took cake decorating classes once to do their cakes. Not all of the time but it is not uncommon for this to happen.

To kansaslaura~ I am sorry that you don't believe this story. Let me answer some of your questions. I decorate MY cakes at my mother's venue because it has a commercial kitchen. All of my decorating supplies are there. I order 5 gallon buckets of icing from Sam's to decorate my cakes. I had just finished a cake the day before and still had 3/4 of a bucket left. Plus the icing is white. The reason why the after picture is on a turntable was because I had taken the cake to another room to decorate it. I didn't want to take it apart and redecorate it in front of the wedding reception. I took it to a room near the kitchen because the wedding was using the kitchen. I took of a picture of the cake in the room before I took it back into the reception hall. I didn't want to take pictures of it in front of everyone. To tell you the truth the bride did not seem that involved in the wedding. She didn't even come to look at the venue before the wedding. Her mother came and looked at it and rented it. The mother of the bride got this ladies information from a friend. The friend knew her and said she did beautiful cakes. So I guess that friend owes her an apology.

So hope this changes your mind about this being a hoax. Believe me I really wished it had been too. I had another cake and cupcakes that i had to finish before the day was over. Plus the customer of the cake that I had made the day before had dropped her cake and wanted me to fix it. So me having to fix a wedding cake also was just another road block that day.

KHalstead Posted 15 Mar 2010 , 5:26pm
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I believe the story (call me gullible or not!) I don't see the problem in believing it........1. I have all that stuff on hand where I decorate cakes
2. I also can level an already iced cake and reice it
3. I have no trouble matching white icing with white icing, because icing is white! lol

who's to say the OP didn't completely reice these things! Definitely a good save and definitely one for cake wrecks!

7yyrt Posted 15 Mar 2010 , 5:38pm
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Well, I rather like rough-iced cakes. They remind me of stucco.

The way-too-large cardboard circles and uneven supports are not my style, though... and are those plastic beads at the bottom of the first picture?

MandaBrizown Posted 15 Mar 2010 , 5:41pm
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ok let me try and answer all the questions....

First and foremost I am sorry that the pictures are side ways. I tried to flip them but CC wouldn't let me.

@allforcakes~ I just built the icing up with an icer tip. Then tried to level them off. I was going to cut them off but then the cakes would be to small.
@Bunsen~Yes we can warn people about her.
@Ren715~ I order icing from Sam's in 5 gallon buckets. I had done a cake the day before and still had a lot left over. Also I decorate/bake all of my cakes there at the venue.
@CarolAnn~ I didn't flip the cakes. There was just not enough time to do it.
@mamawrobin~she said she does this for a living. Her card said that she did wedding planning and decorating too. So I am guessing that she is attempting to do everything for a wedding.
@scgriffiths~a couple of people who had seen the cake before and knew that I was fixing came up to me and said the cake was dry. They said it didn't taste fresh.

The mother of the bride said she was gonna try and get her money back.

To all of the fellow CC'ers out there that gave me such wonderful comments....Thank you. You words really made me see that I was just glad that I was there. Thanks for listening.
To all of the CC'ers who don't believe that this is real I am sorry. I wish it wasn't either. I had to much to do that day and really did not have the time to fix a cake. However me, the mother of the bride and about 10 guests saw the actual cake before know that this really happened.

MandaBrizown Posted 15 Mar 2010 , 5:45pm
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Well, I rather like rough-iced cakes. They remind me of stucco.

The way-too-large cardboard circles and uneven supports are not my style, though... and are those plastic beads at the bottom of the first picture?


Yes those were plastic beads. She sprinkled them around the table

Rosie2 Posted 15 Mar 2010 , 5:55pm
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Wow, you're an angel for fixing that awfull cake!!
My goodness I've never done a wedding cake because I don't think I have the skills, but yikessss my begginer skills are way better then that for sure!!!
From now on you're the 'cake angel' in my world thumbs_up.gif

KHalstead Posted 15 Mar 2010 , 5:55pm
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like plastic sprinkles to go with the plastic roses?? Hhahhahaha this chick is funny!!

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