I can't stand to waste time. And to discover in hindsight that I've wasted a LOT of time, and effort, and money.... REALLY irks me!
This has been my cake week thus far!
I spent all evening Monday (after working the day job) baking up cakes and prepping fillings/frostings for a wedding cake tasting session scheduled for Tuesday. And the couple NEVER SHOWED UP! Aaaarrrggghhh! No call, not responding to my calls (both Mon eve and Tue eve)...
Then I spent the rest of Tuesday evening baking up two cakes due Wed and Thur. Both new recipes I was trying. (should know better!) Both turned out badly. More WASTED time, effort, and money!
I feel like I'm in a downward spiral of cake misery. Sigh.
Cheer up...The couple was rude..I would not reschedule for them or if you do..charge a tasting fee so at least you aren't out the money for the cakes you made...As for the recipes...We all know you should never try a new recipe out for the first time without trying it first...But we have all done that..LOL
So sorry, sounds like you've really had a bad week! Trying new recipes is always so risky.
I know your misery. I tried a new custard recipe last night and it was terrible......