Cake Nightmares!

Lounge By Crazy-Gray Updated 19 Jun 2013 , 12:28pm by Sweet_Cakes

Crazy-Gray Posted 28 Feb 2013 , 2:00pm
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Oh I’m sure we all have them…… dreaming about dropping a cake on the doorstep, spelling the recipient’s name wrong, baking the wrong flavour…… Share your dreams and maybe receive a little therapy!!

 

No real stories; just your nightmares (Mwa ha ha ha haaaaaaaa…….)

 

My horrid recurring dream (and it sends shivers down my spine now just thinking about it); My cake is finished and lovely, I leave it on the worktop in my kitchen packed in it’s box ready for delivery in the morning…. I go to bed and sleeeeeep………… I then dream that a noise downstairs has woken me up and I lie there listening; wondering what it could be… suddenly I realise it’s cats! I run downstairs and cats have gotten in- I’d left the back door wide open swinging gently in the 3am breeze!! Dirty nasty stray cats have ripped open the box and are tucking into my cake!!!!!

I then actually wake up and lie in bed trying not to imagine the sounds of cats downstairs, I usually have to get up and check the back door too!!! To make it worse, since it’s become a recurring dream; now when I dream waking up and hearing those cats downstairs my guts churn and I think “Argh- my nightmare has come true- it’s actually happening!!!” even though I'm still dreaming!! urgh…..

 

What’s your analysis?? (I know mine: <see username>)

27 replies
Relznik Posted 28 Feb 2013 , 11:41pm
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Mine nightmare is very feasible, actually... that's the worrying thing!!

 

That I'm picking the cake up and walking it into the room next door to photograph (I always try to photograph in the morning, in my lounge - light is best!) and after I've photographed it, I drop it and the whole thing smashes and is unsalvageable...  and as I only ever finish cakes the night before they're due (I'm am CHIEF procrastinator!) there isn't any time to re-do it and I have to phone the customer and I don't know who is in more tears - me or them! 

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 1 Mar 2013 , 12:16am
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I've only had one, but I've had it a few times.

I'm delivering a cake hours late, and I walk into the reception carrying it with everyone staring at me. I'm stark naked, and the bride starts screaming at me.

Yet in spite of all this, I set the cake up and start serving it.

The weirdest part though, is that they have dogs for centerpieces. Real live dogs, just chilling on the tables.

Annabakescakes Posted 1 Mar 2013 , 1:14am
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I've only had one, but I've had it a few times.

I'm delivering a cake hours late, and I walk into the reception carrying it with everyone staring at me. I'm stark naked, and the bride starts screaming at me.

Yet in spite of all this, I set the cake up and start serving it.

The weirdest part though, is that they have dogs for centerpieces. Real live dogs, just chilling on the tables.

OMG!!! I flipping LOLed! I had to show this to my DH, ahaha! That is hilarious!

 

I have had the same delivering the cake late, naked, dream, but never the dogs :-)

 

I have also had the one where I drop the cake, and I have had one where I am putting the finishing touches on and realize that I forgot to bake it icon_confused.gif not sure how that one works out...And I have had one where I get up and my family is eating it!

remnant3333 Posted 1 Mar 2013 , 1:19am
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You guys sure gave me a good laugh!!! I needed that!! Laughter is good for the soul and relieves stress. Thanks for making my day better! Can't wait to hear what others have to say!!! Very funny.
 

Norasmom Posted 1 Mar 2013 , 1:41am
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Originally Posted by Relznik 

Mine nightmare is very feasible, actually... that's the worrying thing!!

 

That I'm picking the cake up and walking it into the room next door to photograph (I always try to photograph in the morning, in my lounge - light is best!) and after I've photographed it, I drop it and the whole thing smashes and is unsalvageable...  and as I only ever finish cakes the night before they're due (I'm am CHIEF procrastinator!) there isn't any time to re-do it and I have to phone the customer and I don't know who is in more tears - me or them! 

That did happen to me...only I tripped on stairs carrying the cake.  

jenmat Posted 1 Mar 2013 , 1:42am
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Mine is always that a wedding cake is due in an hour and I forgot to make it or decorate it, and I'm in the hotel kitchen trying to find all the equipment i need to make it happen and people keep interrupting me from doing my job. The cakes are falling apart and I'm trying to put them back together....ugh. 

 

No live dogs though, I'm jealous, that would rock!

Relznik Posted 1 Mar 2013 , 9:35am
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That did happen to me...only I tripped on stairs carrying the cake.  


Oh my heart goes out to you.  What happened?  What did your customer say?

Embles Posted 1 Mar 2013 , 11:32am
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AMine is.... cake sitting on my turntable and me doing some really intricate work realky close up and I sneeze, no warning but its a whopper and I end up headbutting it, really silly lol

GixxerChick Posted 1 Mar 2013 , 2:21pm
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Aside from dreaming that some spiderwoman-like cakezilla villian has trapped me in a bubble of fondant with a zillion spiders ( I don't even like typing that word - Sorry, but nothing should have that many legs)...I have the usual frightening thoughts of a cake getting dropped.....or my teenage son and his friends devouring a batch of cake pops before I can get them packaged up (they've done that to me before).

vgcea Posted 2 Mar 2013 , 8:33am
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It's 2:30 in the morning and these posts have me howling! Thank you for such a great laugh. No nightmares for me. Funny enough, I never dream about cakes. I guess I use up all my quota thinking about cakes when I'm awake.

peppercorns Posted 3 Mar 2013 , 1:44pm
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Hello everyone, I have read, that dreams like these,reflects anxious feelings in real time,maybe we are trying too hard, and end up getting frustrated. I have similar dreams,  recurring in the same theme, up to a point where you tell yourself, this can't be true it's a dream and sure enough you wake up,whew!icon_surprised.gif What a relief!

Marianna46 Posted 3 Mar 2013 , 2:05pm
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Thank goodness, I'm like vcgea - I never dream about cakes. But my waking nightmares on the subject would turn your hair white! I had one yesterday as the basketball-shaped top tier of a cake started rolling down one side of the whole thing as I stacked. And it was a buttercream-covered basketball, too! I caught it pretty quickly, cleaned up the (fortunately) fondant-covered lower tiers and re-iced the basketball in place after I drove a stake - excuse me, dowel - through its dark little heart.

KoryAK Posted 4 Mar 2013 , 12:02am
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AOh yes, the cake nightmares! Mine is always being late finishing an order. I get the whole crew working on it, but hours and hours go by and we never get it done.

Anytime I leave a significant amount if work for the following day I can count in a nightmare. One time I even had a cake dream in a cake dream... That one freaked me out!

vgcea Posted 10 Mar 2013 , 5:38am
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Le sigh! I finally had one last night. See what y'all caused? Okay so a fellow caker came over to help me with a huge multi-tier wedding cake order. We're crumbcoating just hours before the wedding. icon_rolleyes.gif Someone comes in and says the event location has been changed to so we have to move and deliver the cake at the new place-- in another city. For some nightmare reason, we decide to go and finish the cake in the new cityicon_rolleyes.gificon_confused.gif. So we load up half crumbcoated and unfilled layers in the van and head out. Half way there, I remember we left some tools behind, so we turn around and head back. I get the stuff, and we head out again. A short while later I look at one of the layers and it's as flat as pancake, like someone sat on it. I start to freak out (dunce.gif Yeah) like "OMG we have to go back and get another cake layer." My assistant caker goes,

 

"It's okay, we'll just get any leftovers from the fellow competitors at the cake competition."

"Huh?!! This is not a competiton cake! It's a wedding cake!!!"

"Oh my lawd! It is?!!"

 

So we head back again. At this point the wedding has started (how I know this is a mystery, I guess dreams are just like that).

 

New layer grabbed, we start the journey again, it's getting dark, then I realize we don't have turn tables.

 

I woke up at this point! No way that dream could get any worse.

AZCouture Posted 10 Mar 2013 , 7:00am
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My worst one is forgetting a cake. Nevermind that I have a strict system of recording dates, with popups, reminders, double entering in two different places, I still check the calendar a couple of times a day even when I *know* I have nothing in the next few days. What a horrifying thought. What would you even say? I mean what words could possibly come out of your mouth when that phone call would come in from someone wondering if you were on your way....

Annabakescakes Posted 10 Mar 2013 , 7:26am
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My worst one is forgetting a cake. Nevermind that I have a strict system of recording dates, with popups, reminders, double entering in two different places, I still check the calendar a couple of times a day even when I *know* I have nothing in the next few days. What a horrifying thought. What would you even say? I mean what words could possibly come out of your mouth when that phone call would come in from someone wondering if you were on your way....

That has actually happened to me twice! It is a real nightmare! The first time I was inside in my PJ's and they were ringing the bakery door, and I didn't bother answering it, and I get a phone call, let the machine pick-up and just listened...Thought it was a dummy dropping by for a cupcake, but it was a cake order!! I called her back, asked what time the party started, 2 hours! So I threw the cake in the oven, ran to the store for the filling, made marshmallow fondant, and threw the cake together!! Delivered it (for free of course) about 20 minutes after the party started. Whew! She has ordered about 7 cakes from me, so she knew it wasn't a habit. 

 

Second time, I get a text asking for my address again, and the cake flashed through my mind, like a lighting bolt! I called my mom, sent her to the store, and got cracking on the fondant. When mom got there with the ingredients, I mixed the batter threw the cake in the oven, and covered the board, then just sat and rocked while the cake baked, lol. I delivered it, for free again, 30 miles away. Got it there 20 minutes before they were expecting the first guest....

 

I check my email, and facebook and texts about 5 times a day, just in case, but I have a calendar on the door, I am supposed to enter orders on, immeadiately. Sometimes it doesn't happen, but I am getting MUCH better....

vgcea Posted 10 Mar 2013 , 10:00pm
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Originally Posted by Annabakescakes 

That has actually happened to me twice! It is a real nightmare! The first time I was inside in my PJ's and they were ringing the bakery door, and I didn't bother answering it, and I get a phone call, let the machine pick-up and just listened...Thought it was a dummy dropping by for a cupcake, but it was a cake order!! I called her back, asked what time the party started, 2 hours! So I threw the cake in the oven, ran to the store for the filling, made marshmallow fondant, and threw the cake together!! Delivered it (for free of course) about 20 minutes after the party started. Whew! She has ordered about 7 cakes from me, so she knew it wasn't a habit. 

 

Second time, I get a text asking for my address again, and the cake flashed through my mind, like a lighting bolt! I called my mom, sent her to the store, and got cracking on the fondant. When mom got there with the ingredients, I mixed the batter threw the cake in the oven, and covered the board, then just sat and rocked while the cake baked, lol. I delivered it, for free again, 30 miles away. Got it there 20 minutes before they were expecting the first guest....

 

I check my email, and facebook and texts about 5 times a day, just in case, but I have a calendar on the door, I am supposed to enter orders on, immeadiately. Sometimes it doesn't happen, but I am getting MUCH better....

Wow! I don't think I would have the presence of mind to even do those cakes in such short time. I think I would just be sick and pass out or something.

Annabakescakes Posted 10 Mar 2013 , 11:16pm
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Wow! I don't think I would have the presence of mind to even do those cakes in such short time. I think I would just be sick and pass out or something.

Luckily for me, I have excellent crisis management skills;-) yesterday I dropped 2 boxes of cupcakes on the floor, about 3 hours before the client was supposed to be here, and I didn't even have the cake done! I let out the eff word, and opened the boxes, took the decorations off, scraped all the icing in a bowl, cleaned the icing off decorations, repiped the icing, and got them back together. The whole time my husband is like,  Oh! oh god! Oh! GOD! Aah! Oh! 

 

You should've seen him when my 4 tier cake fell apart on the way to the venue... I thought he was going to have a heart attack, pass out, puke, and crap his pants. I always just flip an internal switch and get super analytical and get it worked out. God forbid something happen to me, and I need him. I always said that if I went into labor, I'd have to drive myself to the hospital, while he laid in the backseat with a damp cloth on his head, and some ammonia on a rag, to sniff to keep from passing out.  

vgcea Posted 10 Mar 2013 , 11:23pm
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Originally Posted by Annabakescakes 

Luckily for me, I have excellent crisis management skills;-) yesterday I dropped 2 boxes of cupcakes on the floor, about 3 hours before the client was supposed to be here, and I didn't even have the cake done! I let out the eff word, and opened the boxes, took the decorations off, scraped all the icing in a bowl, cleaned the icing off decorations, repiped the icing, and got them back together. The whole time my husband is like,  Oh! oh god! Oh! GOD! Aah! Oh! 

 

You should've seen him when my 4 tier cake fell apart on the way to the venue... I thought he was going to have a heart attack, pass out, puke, and crap his pants. I always just flip an internal switch and get super analytical and get it worked out. God forbid something happen to me, and I need him. I always said that if I went into labor, I'd have to drive myself to the hospital, while he laid in the backseat with a damp cloth on his head, and some ammonia on a rag, to sniff to keep from passing out.  

Anna this had me hollering! LOLOL!!! Your poor husband. Thank God he has you to balance things out.

Annabakescakes Posted 11 Mar 2013 , 12:02am
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Anna this had me hollering! LOLOL!!! Your poor husband. Thank God he has you to balance things out.

No kidding! Thank God he's hot, too! ;-)

outrageouscakes Posted 13 Mar 2013 , 8:58pm
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Our first oops was one of the first cakes that we delivered, which was a 3 tier wedding cake. The house the cake was being delivered to had pretty steep steps in the front that we had to carry the cake up. The guy that carried the cake tilted it in the box as he was walking it up the steps and when we got inside and opened the box, there was a surprise waiting for us. Once we opened the box we realized that the top 2 tiers had tilted and smashed the bottom tier. Luckily the top 2 tiers still looked okay and we were able to unassemble the cake and make it into a 2 tier cake. The bottom tier, although it looked bad was still able to be served, and the bride was not to unhappy. She was very nice about the situation and understood that accidents happen. Although we had to refund her back some money, we learned a huge lesson and now we use a completely different system when stacking and delivering our cakes. 

rseaberg Posted 13 Jun 2013 , 2:46pm
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Thought you guys might enjoy my song, Wedding Cake Nightmare: MP3 download whole song, hi-fi

Annabakescakes Posted 13 Jun 2013 , 7:37pm
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Thought you guys might enjoy my song, Wedding Cake Nightmare: MP3 download whole song, hi-fi

Okay guys, I took the chance and clicked it. It is not a virus or porn! It is a cute song. It is not my "thing" since I like my music really loud, but it is really cute, and we can all relate!

AZCouture Posted 13 Jun 2013 , 7:51pm
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Okay guys, I took the chance and clicked it. It is not a virus or porn! It is a cute song. It is not my "thing" since I like my music really loud, but it is really cute, and we can all relate!

Lol, that was my concern as well. Ok, I'll do it!

AZCouture Posted 13 Jun 2013 , 7:56pm
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Crap, I can't open it on my phone or my desktop.

Annabakescakes Posted 13 Jun 2013 , 8:13pm
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Originally Posted by AZCouture 

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Originally Posted by Annabakescakes 

Okay guys, I took the chance and clicked it. It is not a virus or porn! It is a cute song. It is not my "thing" since I like my music really loud, but it is really cute, and we can all relate!

Lol, that was my concern as well. Ok, I'll do it!

Hmmm I am running Windows 8, and it popped right up in my app thingy with the orange background and little headphones. (Yes, I am that much of a computer geek! as in, not at all!)

Sweet_Cakes Posted 19 Jun 2013 , 12:28pm
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Reading these just give me nightmares... icon_eek.gif

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