Funny Story - In Line Overhead "wedding Cake Due Tommor

Decorating By Echooo3 Updated 15 Aug 2010 , 9:52pm by eve81

Echooo3 Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 5:02pm
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10:00 AM today, I was shopping at D&G (my favorite cake store ever in Orlando) and I hear this lady say "will a 10", 8" 6" cake be enough to serve 60 people for a wedding?" The person working there pulls out a chart.

I look over at them chatting and I see she has some supplies:
1 each cake pan - 10", 8" 6"
(3) round cardboard cake boards
a tub of icing
(2) wooden dowels
Ribbon

Then I hear the following conversation:
lady at the register: "when is the cake due?"
puchaser: "tomorrow"
lady at the register: "have you ever made a tiered cake before"
puchaser: "no"

She is going to become very religious later today. I can hear her saying "please, God, please, God"

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jammjenks Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 5:14pm
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Oh crap!

Whadda ya bet she posts an urgent HELP ME!! thread on CC today?

Kidding. maybe. icon_lol.gif

mpetty Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 5:23pm
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If not here, then on Wilton's wedding cake forum! icon_eek.gif

SharonK1973 Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 5:37pm
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...Courtesy of all those cake shows that make people think it so easy!

cakeflake80 Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 5:39pm
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She's going to be baking all afternoon if she only bought one of each pan!! Plus with a 10" I use a heating core or large flower nail....hopefully she thinks of that! Should be interesting!

Price Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 5:43pm
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LOL, Wouldn't you like to know the outcome of that experience?

Echooo3 Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 5:52pm
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Actually, I would love to help them, I would love to be in their kitchen to guide them. They are going to have so many issues and it's going to be an all nighter.

dguerrant Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 5:52pm
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hmmmm, i wonder which layer/half is going to get the TWO DOWELS?

mpetty Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 6:02pm
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Originally Posted by Echooo3

Actually, I would love to help them, I would love to be in their kitchen to guide them. They are going to have so many issues and it's going to be an all nighter.




Yeah, knowing my own experiences with learning, it does make me cringe to think how stressed she'll be. I know cake muggles are frustrating, but you do hate to see someone step in front of the train...

bobwonderbuns Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 6:21pm
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Honestly, why do people do that? She admittedly has NO experience and yet she's jumping in with both feet on someones WEDDING DAY!! icon_eek.gif I mean, helloooooo, that is NOT the day to start practicing! icon_confused.gif

JohnnyCakes1966 Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 6:35pm
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I cringe every time I read a story like this. I've been doing this a long time, and there are STILL (many!) days that I'm totally stressed out! I probably would have walked over, handed her my business card, and said, "You'll need this in a few hours. Call me."

thatslifeca Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 6:44pm
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Originally Posted by JohnnyCakes1966

I cringe every time I read a story like this. I've been doing this a long time, and there are STILL (many!) days that I'm totally stressed out! I probably would have walked over, handed her my business card, and said, "You'll need this in a few hours. Call me."




LOL I've done that. My heart goes out to all those people who think "how hard can it be?" Why I wonder do cake decorators keep on taking classes if it's not that hard? I've been doing this for some 20yrs, guess what class I start next week LOL.

bobwonderbuns Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 6:51pm
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Originally Posted by JohnnyCakes1966

I cringe every time I read a story like this. I've been doing this a long time, and there are STILL (many!) days that I'm totally stressed out! I probably would have walked over, handed her my business card, and said, "You'll need this in a few hours. Call me."



LOL I've done that. My heart goes out to all those people who think "how hard can it be?" Why I wonder do cake decorators keep on taking classes if it's not that hard? I've been doing this for some 20yrs, guess what class I start next week LOL.



Exactly!! The very first thing I tell my beginner students is "the first thing you will learn in this class is that cake decorating is a LOT harder than it looks!" icon_biggrin.gif

chefjulie Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 7:02pm
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Originally Posted by Echooo3

Actually, I would love to help them, I would love to be in their kitchen to guide them. They are going to have so many issues and it's going to be an all nighter.




Then YOU'D be the stressed one!!! Unless you have tiers in your freezer, even a professional would be up half the night with this one!

Tug Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 7:44pm
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I agree with the cake shows making this seem like a breeze. It doesn't help that the Cricut Cake promotions lead the general public to believe they can do it all in 1-2 hours.

luddroth Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 7:46pm
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See CakeWrecks on Monday.....poor bride!

3GCakes Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 7:50pm
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My first tiered cake was sooooooo stressful!!

I still have people call me from the Michael's store I taught at (my mom is still a cashier there and calls me from the checkout when people have cake questions). I LOVE to help them....because it really is not healthy to be THAT stressed (or UNAWARE).

My cell phone number I think is still posted for the other checkout people.

Yeah...the whole "what are the dowels for" is a great starter question.

thatslifeca Posted 14 Aug 2010 , 10:14pm
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Yeah...the whole "what are the dowels for" is a great starter question.[/quote]

LOL I gotta call once from a friend......it would seem she baked her cakes, iced them, then just put 1 cake on top of the other and called me to see why the tiers were all sinking into each other. I asked her what type of support system she used...reponse "what support system...what are you talking about?"

indydebi Posted 15 Aug 2010 , 9:10am
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you know that windex commercial where the birds are laughing at people and dogs who walk into the clear glass door?

Well .... that commercial just popped into my head as I envisioned this poor woman struggling with these cakes. icon_rolleyes.gif

Echooo3 Posted 15 Aug 2010 , 9:18am
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Oh, indydeb, surely they have hit a wall. But my heart hopes they were able to pull something fairly decent off.

Gingoodies Posted 15 Aug 2010 , 6:32pm
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I work in a cake decorating supply store. If I had $1 (inflation you know, lol) for every person who walked in asking for help/info on making a tiered cake with absolutely NO EXPERIENCE IN BAKING, I would be retired! A lady came in a few weeks ago and stated. "My daughter wants me to make a topsy turvey cake for her grad party, and I don't bake. Am I out of my mind to try this?" And she was just one of many. Thank you FTV, TLC and WE!

JGMB Posted 15 Aug 2010 , 6:47pm
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A lady came in a few weeks ago and stated. "My daughter wants me to make a topsy turvey cake for her grad party, and I don't bake. Am I out of my mind to try this?"




Did you say yes, or did you lie? icon_lol.gif

Gingoodies Posted 15 Aug 2010 , 6:52pm
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JGMB.. I told her YES! She wound up doing a more straightforward tiered cake, after I spent almost an HOUR helping her with that! I would sooooo love to say, I will help you with anything. Lessons start at $60/hour.

eve81 Posted 15 Aug 2010 , 9:52pm
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hmmmm, i wonder which layer/half is going to get the TWO DOWELS?




one for each supporting tier ......icon_wink.gif

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