How Fast Can You Set Up A Wedding Cake?

Decorating By leah_s Updated 27 Jun 2010 , 1:07am by Kitagrl

leah_s Posted 26 Jun 2010 , 8:30pm
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Scenario:

5 tiers

scheduled for a 3 pm delivery and confirmed with the venue.

2:45 venue calls, "Where are you? We expected you at 1pm. Guests arrive between 3 and 3:30."

Venue is about 10 - 12 minutes away.

Fortunately it's a floating design. Easy to set up, but has 5 toppers, three of which we have to create on the fly with silk flowers.

And there's a street fair which closed the most direct route.

Answer about 16 minutes in the venue door to out the venue door. They were still setting up the buffet when we left.

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12 replies
momtofourmonkeys Posted 26 Jun 2010 , 8:40pm
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Wow Leah_s! That is great!

So what was your stress level when you got that call? icon_wink.gif

Kellbella Posted 26 Jun 2010 , 8:48pm
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icon_surprised.gif I would have been throwing up from the sheer panic...only Leah could pull this off thumbs_up.gif

tesso Posted 26 Jun 2010 , 9:03pm
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you make us proud!! thumbs_up.gif

Loucinda Posted 26 Jun 2010 , 9:24pm
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THAT was fast! icon_biggrin.gif I guess you prove the small but mighty theory! thumbs_up.gif

indydebi Posted 26 Jun 2010 , 9:38pm
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and did you start out with "When did they change the time because MY contract says ......!"

Way to go, Super Caker!

catlharper Posted 26 Jun 2010 , 10:32pm
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Oh my...I think I just had a heart attack FOR you! SO happy it went smoothly for you!

Cat

tarheelgirl Posted 26 Jun 2010 , 10:51pm
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WOW! Super Caker indeed! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

3GCakes Posted 26 Jun 2010 , 11:22pm
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Apparently the venue didn't know who they were talking to. Fabulous.

mamawrobin Posted 26 Jun 2010 , 11:35pm
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Very impressive thumbs_up.gif Did they change the time without notifying you?

leah_s Posted 26 Jun 2010 , 11:47pm
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Who knows? They were certain they told me 1pm. I'm certain they told me 3 pm.

"Alls well that ends well."

debster Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 12:51am
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You go girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a caker.

Kitagrl Posted 27 Jun 2010 , 1:07am
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Whoa.....

Mine today was opposite. Contract said 4pm. Got there and they said "Ummm are you sure you want to set that up? Reception not til 8pm."

Good grief.

Well the cake was VERY heavy and no spoilable fillings, and room had decent a/c so I just set it up...didn't want them moving it around.

Wonder why the lady wanted her cake set up so early?????

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