ellavanilla Posted 30 Sep 2013 , 1:28am
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I feel like a jerk right now and I did it to myself and I just need to get it off my chest. I had a great and busy week caking. I made 3 great cakes in a row and when I got a last minute text (who texts in an order) for 12 turtle cake pops, I balked, but I figured they wouldn't take me long, so I agreed.

 

I should have known, when the woman was so sloooooow to reply every time I texted her back, that I was in trouble. 

 

So I start around 8 last night. The cake bakes up quickly, the frosting is already made, so I thought, easy peasy!

 

The chocolate was going great and I got cocky and added more color and it seized up like cement. I was so irritated. But I made another batch anyway. This stuff comes out so thick that the first pop pulls off the stick. UGH!

 

I decide to use cake melts. I run out to Michaels and when I get there it's just closed. GRRRR. I pick up some powdered sugar at the grocery store and decide to make a pourable fondant, and proceed. It's a mess. So sticky and thick, but I figure, that the cold pops will firm it up, right? NOPE.

 

It oozes down the pops and runs right off most of them. I'd post a picture, but all you really need to imagine is nuclear waste disease. 

 

I decide to clean up and start fresh in the morning. It takes forever to get all the utensils and bowls and cups and crap into the dishwasher. I am asleep before the news comes on SNL...

 

This morning I rise and shine. This time I'm at the store shortly BEFORE it opens. I get the melts and head home. I begin again.  

 

I am exhausted. On Friday, I'd had a sudden migraine that made me ill for several hours, but it put me behind for Friday evening and Saturday morning. My throat is sore, My legs and feet are throbbing and I'm dreaming of a foot massage. 

 

I put the first NEW turtle into the melts.....

 

it falls off the stick. ARE you kidding me???  FAAAAAAAAGAGAGAGA!

 

I text "customer" and tell her its not going well and I offer to make her cupcakes. I don't hear back, so I proceed to try again. It's a miracle! the next pop is perfect! I do 14 more and finally Im done. She finally texts me back. But I've got it under control. We make an appointment for 2:30. 2:30 passes...I text her...nothing....I text her again and tell her I need an ETA....nothing. I tell her I'm closing at 5...NOTHING.

 

All I want to do is go to bed. 

 

it's 6:18 and she just texted me that she misplaced her phone and she's outside my house. I want to go down and throw the box at her. I KNOW that I did this to myself. I KNOW that I over extended myself and that was not her fault., but for goodness sake, sometimes it seems like I deserve a cosmic break, you know???

 

Lesson learned. 

 

~Jen

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kikiandkyle Posted 30 Sep 2013 , 1:37am
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ACake pops - just say no!

Norasmom Posted 30 Sep 2013 , 1:37am
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I hate when things don't go as planned!  I hope you are resting!

ellavanilla Posted 30 Sep 2013 , 1:45am
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Originally Posted by kikiandkyle 

Cake pops - just say no!

 

 

This was advice i could have used 72 hours ago! LOL

cazza1 Posted 30 Sep 2013 , 2:01am
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Go to bed. Who cares what time it is if you are exhausted and not feeling well.

Elcee Posted 30 Sep 2013 , 2:15am
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:(It really does seem like once one thing goes wrong it sets off a domino effect and just gets worse and worse. Glad you finally got them done and behind you. Now, do like cazza said and go to bed and get some rest.

-K8memphis Posted 30 Sep 2013 , 3:29am
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"nuclear waste disease" --too funny!

 

:lol:

Stitches Posted 30 Sep 2013 , 3:44am
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Oh, how I can relate!  I've had too many days like that.

SecretAgentCakeBaker Posted 30 Sep 2013 , 3:59am
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ASorry you had such a tough time. Go get some rest and feel better. Tomorrow will be a new day! :)

810whitechoc Posted 30 Sep 2013 , 12:25pm

Sorry you had such a crappy day, hope you've had a rest and can put this behind you. I'd rather make a whole wedding cake than stupid cake pops.

luckylibra Posted 30 Sep 2013 , 2:31pm

I just saw this and hope you got some well deserved rest and are feeling better. It seems like when you are exhausted and just want people to be on time and do what they say they will do, they disappoint you. I hate, absolutely hate, that customers feel it is ok to be so careless with other people's time. She said 2:30, she should have been there at 2:30 and given you a nice tip for taking on such a short notice order. I hope you are feeling much better!!

BatterUpCake Posted 30 Sep 2013 , 2:36pm

If she was't there by 4 I would have had Turtles for dinner. I went to bed at 7:30 last night. Never too early when you are feeling like crap

Cakespirations Posted 30 Sep 2013 , 3:09pm

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Originally Posted by kikiandkyle 

Cake pops - just say no!

 

Amen

jenmat Posted 30 Sep 2013 , 7:49pm

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Originally Posted by Cakespirations 
 

 

Amen

 

preach it. did them once, never again. 

7189de Posted 30 Sep 2013 , 8:42pm

Sorry you had a rough day. However thanks for the advice,was asked to do cake pops,think I'll say noooo.

crueaa Posted 30 Sep 2013 , 8:51pm

AI truly hate that am sorry for you hope you feel better

howsweet Posted 3 Oct 2013 , 2:38am

Thanks, I was trying to decide whether or not to start doing cake pops.

810whitechoc Posted 3 Oct 2013 , 12:35pm

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Originally Posted by howsweet 
 

Thanks, I was trying to decide whether or not to start doing cake pops.

 

Nooooo don't do it......

ellavanilla Posted 3 Oct 2013 , 4:02pm

thanks everyone! I am definitely out of the cake pop biz! i'll tell you, after the darned things were picked up, I had to just force myself to calm down so I didn't become crazed over something so inconsequential in my life. 

 

I was "this close" to grabbing the Xanax! 

 

This is one of the reasons I don't like making cakes that are supposed to look like cartoons or characters. I like cake to look like cake, and it's just so much less stressful!

OccCakesMT Posted 4 Oct 2013 , 3:47pm

Ok.. So with all of this in mind (I'm new at this so forgive my nonsense)  I am doing a monster cake with 4 cake pop eyes.  Is it worth going out and getting the cake pop molds? Or should I just do white rolled fondant with a cake pop stick?

Cakespirations Posted 4 Oct 2013 , 6:31pm

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Originally Posted by OccCakesMT 
 

Ok.. So with all of this in mind (I'm new at this so forgive my nonsense)  I am doing a monster cake with 4 cake pop eyes.  Is it worth going out and getting the cake pop molds? Or should I just do white rolled fondant with a cake pop stick?

 

 

If I was in this situation I would make them cake pops for the novelty of it. Kids get a kick out of eating eyeballs. I would use the scraps of that cake, the buttercream, and a small red ice cream scoop. A bowl full of white candy melts, dip, let it harden, embellish, and call it a day. I might even make a few to throw in for the kids just because I am in the process. but for someone to call and order cake pops alone.. No. I cake pop only on dessert tables when a ton of variety is called for.

soldiernurse Posted 4 Oct 2013 , 8:13pm

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Originally Posted by ellavanilla 
 

thanks everyone! I am definitely out of the cake pop biz! i'll tell you, after the darned things were picked up, I had to just force myself to calm down so I didn't become crazed over something so inconsequential in my life.

 

I was "this close" to grabbing the Xanax!

 

This is one of the reasons I don't like making cakes that are supposed to look like cartoons or characters. I like cake to look like cake, and it's just so much less stressful!

 

 

I did the Wilton Candyland  Cover Cake AND Hello Kitty cake pops for my grand daughter's bday! Never again, they took more time than I thought but they looked very nice!

mfeagan Posted 5 Oct 2013 , 9:42pm

I made cake pops one time. I will NEVER make them again. If I was offered $100 for them, I still wouldn't make them! I feel for you! 

kblickster Posted 8 Oct 2013 , 8:23pm

Late reply to this - but I'm in the NO CAKE POP group.  Once was enough for me!

 

Hope you are feeling better!

DeliciousDesserts Posted 8 Oct 2013 , 8:36pm

AIf it wouldn't take me so long to figure out how, this would be my new signature!

Original message sent by kikiandkyle

Cake pops - just say no!

NcLeora Posted 16 Oct 2013 , 5:00pm

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Originally Posted by ellavanilla 
 

 

 ARE you kidding me???  FAAAAAAAAGAGAGAGA!

 

 

LOL I have definitely been there, sorry you weren't feeling well.  I agree with the others, no cake pops...Ain't nobody got time for that.

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