Feel Good Story...

Lounge By TPACakeGirl Updated 24 May 2011 , 5:15pm by pikle

TPACakeGirl Posted 24 May 2011 , 1:23pm
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A 13 year old boy at the school I work at approached me yesterday. This is how the conversation went.

JAMES: I need to talk to you. Can I shut the door? It's personal.
ME: Of course James. What's wrong?
JAMES: Deputy, is it true that you bake cakes?
ME: Yes. Why?
JAMES: Well, Carli's birthday is June 6th, and I want to buy her a cake.
ME: Do you like Carli?
JAMES: Not that much. No.
ME: oooooh. Ok. Cuz it sounds like you do. So, what kind of cake do you want?
JAMES: She likes chocolate, so all chocolate. And write, "Happy Birthday from James." Don't make the cake or the words too big though. I only have $10.
ME: Ok. I'll see what I can do.

JAMES: Thanks Dep. You're the best. And remember, I'm on a budget.

How can I say no to young love? Of course I'm not going to take his money.

15 replies
SISA Posted 24 May 2011 , 1:36pm
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Honestly.........that is adorable!

jo3d33 Posted 24 May 2011 , 1:38pm
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Love it!

Niki11784 Posted 24 May 2011 , 1:44pm
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awwwww so sweet icon_smile.gif

Sangriacupcake Posted 24 May 2011 , 1:46pm
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There's hope for the world when there are such sweet kids in it. icon_smile.gif

letsgetcaking Posted 24 May 2011 , 1:56pm
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This is so sweet! What a lucky girl to have a boy like that with a crush on her! Thanks for sharing the story. I hope you'll post pics of the cake.

Niki11784 Posted 24 May 2011 , 1:59pm
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Yes- please let us know when you post the pic!

cakegrandma Posted 24 May 2011 , 2:06pm
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That is such a nice story and I think it shows how caring most people that are deputy's and fireman are. I have 3 that are officers and when I make a new recipe or make extra of some dessert I take it down to the fire station nearest to us. I tell them that I do it because I know how under appreciated they are as public servants (?) and besides, I need some guinea pigs. They tell me they will be my guinea pigs anytime I want.
evelyn

cakesbycathy Posted 24 May 2011 , 3:10pm
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This just made me laugh! Too sweet icon_biggrin.gif

chefjess819 Posted 24 May 2011 , 3:16pm
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ah the joys of puppy love....how i miss those days.

TPACakeGirl Posted 24 May 2011 , 3:19pm
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I was originally going to make an 8" round with chocolate icing and the wording, but now I'm thinking I may go all out for him and do a giant cupcake. I have the pan, but I've never done the fondant on it. Does anyone know how I fondant the two separate parts?

andpotts Posted 24 May 2011 , 3:50pm
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This is super sweet!

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Originally Posted by TPACakeGirl

I was originally going to make an 8" round with chocolate icing and the wording, but now I'm thinking I may go all out for him and do a giant cupcake. I have the pan, but I've never done the fondant on it. Does anyone know how I fondant the two separate parts?




Now I don't know aout fondant, but I have done the cc pan with chocolate candy melts before to make the 'wrapper' then just ice & decorate the top, works well icon_smile.gif

TPACakeGirl Posted 24 May 2011 , 4:02pm
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I was just reading about that on another post, but it seems a little confusing.

snowboarder Posted 24 May 2011 , 4:39pm
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Aw, that's a great story! Maybe a mom with boys this age can weigh in further, but from the way you described him he seems pretty low key. Your heart is in the right place with wanting to go all out, but if the cake is too elaborate, it might embarrass him. I'd do something super-fancy-delicious, but more on the simple side when it comes to decorating.

Thanks for starting my day off right with this story. icon_smile.gif

Lovin_Cakes30 Posted 24 May 2011 , 4:58pm
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So sweet! Big smile!

pikle Posted 24 May 2011 , 5:15pm
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Okay.. that is the sweetest thing!! I do agree that the bigger cake might embarrass him... Personally, I really liked your course 3 cake.. the chocolate with pink roses. Something like that would be so beautiful icon_biggrin.gif

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