Apparently I Taught My Niece What Cake Pride Means!!

Decorating By tesso Updated 9 Sep 2010 , 10:09pm by AnnBland

tesso Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 4:12am
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Okay, my niece came over today, all excited to tell me about her new job, decorating cakes/cupcakes at Sams Club.

Her first day there: She tells them she is experienced with buttercream, knows the tips and what they do... etc..

They try to show her how to fill a piping bag anyway.. she is like icon_confused.gif WTF?? Apparently the lady was making a huge mess.. so my niece takes the bag from the lady and says.. you fill it like this, to prevent the huge air bubbles. Lady asks where she learned to do that.. niece replies my aunt.

day continues.. niece is piping swirls on cupcakes.. The assistant manager comes over (same lady from above) and say... UMMM... you are doing those too neatly. icon_confused.gif Niece asks.. oh am I not doing them fast enough? The lady replies.. Oh you are doing them fast enough, just making them look to professional icon_lol.gificon_eek.gif

Bless my niece she looks at the lady and says... I learned from a pro.. and she taught me to have CAKE PRIDE. So, I cant in good conscience just slap on some icing and deliberately make it look like a 2 year old did it. So maybe I should start by working with the bread .. then with an evil grin. icon_twisted.gif she looked at the lady and said, My aunt also taught me how to make great breads. icon_lol.gif

She did bread the rest of the day.. and the manager came over later and said, "she is so afraid you are going to take her job, she's been doing these cakes for 3 years and you already know more than her, and you you have a steady hand when piping. Keep up the good work.

She makes me so proud!!!! icon_biggrin.gif

16 replies
yummy Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 4:24am
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I love this Tesso! I feel proud for you; your niece sounds like a great girl!

kansaslaura Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 4:31am
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Don't you just love people who TRY to squash others down just to make themselves look better!?! icon_mad.gif . GOOOooooo Auntie Tesso and niece!!

eve81 Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 7:28am
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lol brilliant!

mivea Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 8:10am
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What a horrible lady.
But it sounds like your niece can handle it, though. Way to go thumbs_up.gif

awatterson Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 9:59am
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Good job!

Tug Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 10:22am
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So glad to hear she stuck up for herself.

neelycharmed Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 10:28am
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love it! thumbs_up.gif
Good for her, and good for you for teaching her the proper ways...
Jodi icon_smile.gif

agemyers Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 10:30am
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great, show them. lol

StephsCakes72 Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 10:54am
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"Too professional"????? How in the world could she form her lips to say such a thing??? Your niece is awesome!

cakeythings1961 Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 10:54am
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Originally Posted by tesso

Bless my niece she looks at the lady and says... I learned from a pro.. and she taught me to have CAKE PRIDE.

That is SO AWESOME!! You must be a very proud auntie!!!!!! icon_smile.gificon_smile.gificon_smile.gif

TerriLynn Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 11:37am
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What a great story! Actually, that line would make a great t-shirt...."CAKE PRIDE!" icon_biggrin.gif

poohsmomma Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 12:26pm
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Tesso, Sounds like your niece has inherited some of your moxie.

TerriLynn, I'll take one of those shirts in a large, please.

erincc Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 1:47pm
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She sounds like a smart cookie! Glad she has a good influence like you!

tesso Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 8:26pm
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I thought you guys would find it as funny as I did. I'll show her your responses when she comes over this weekend. It will make her happy to see them. She was so blown away by the woman tellling her to "slop" the icing up.

Yes, I am very proud of her!!

DefyGravity Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 8:30pm
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What a great story! icon_smile.gif I love it!

AnnBland Posted 9 Sep 2010 , 10:09pm
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So uh... how do you fill the pastry bag without getting air bubbles? icon_redface.gif

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