Ooh, Hey I'm Almost At 10,000 Posts

Lounge By -K8memphis Updated 24 Nov 2013 , 2:22pm by mfeagan

-K8memphis Posted 11 Nov 2013 , 10:43pm
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i'm at 9,997 with this one :lol: 

 

let's see how long i can keep my mouth shut--

 

it's like my cc odometer is turning over--

 

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howsweet Posted 11 Nov 2013 , 11:02pm
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Heeeeeelp!! I'm doing my first wedding cake for tomorrow, I'm desperate!!! Need help right now!!! It's 4 tier and I'm wondering if I should use any kind of support and if someone can share their time tested, tweaked recipes. Also, it's supposed to be coated in fonada? Does anyone know what that is? The top tier is going to be cheesecake- that doesn't have to be regrigerated, does it?  I'll be delivering the cake across the rockies from California to Florida, but I'm thinking I should just send it UPS. I need packaging tips today. I will not be back to this thread to thank you, but definitely tell me step by step how to make this cake. I also need help with pricing. How much should I charge?

 

Seriously, congrats!

-K8memphis Posted 12 Nov 2013 , 12:25am
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Quote:

Originally Posted by howsweet 
 

Heeeeeelp!! I'm doing my first wedding cake for tomorrow, I'm desperate!!! Need help right now!!! It's 4 tier and I'm wondering if I should use any kind of support and if someone can share their time tested, tweaked recipes. Also, it's supposed to be coated in fonada? Does anyone know what that is? The top tier is going to be cheesecake- that doesn't have to be regrigerated, does it?  I'll be delivering the cake across the rockies from California to Florida, but I'm thinking I should just send it UPS. I need packaging tips today. I will not be back to this thread to thank you, but definitely tell me step by step how to make this cake. I also need help with pricing. How much should I charge?

 

Seriously, congrats!

 

 

oh come on! fedex ground is the only way to go  :lol: 

 

as for pricing just hand them the cake along with a hundred dollar bill--you should be ok

 

thank you! 

 

this is 9,999 ;)

MimiFix Posted 12 Nov 2013 , 12:33am
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howsweet, you gave me quite a few chuckles (sending it UPS, need packaging tips).

 

But Kate, please, do not do not do not respond. Do not. Dare you. :mischeivous: 

MBalaska Posted 12 Nov 2013 , 3:21am
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Quote:

Originally Posted by howsweet 
 

Heeeeeelp!! I'm doing my first wedding cake for tomorrow, I'm desperate!!! Need help right now!!! ..............................

 

Seriously, congrats!

howsweet: that was funny!

 

K8memphis:  congratulations,  What's the prize for 10,000?

BrandisBaked Posted 12 Nov 2013 , 4:42am
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AFedex, fondant and free, right K8?

morganchampagne Posted 12 Nov 2013 , 6:00am
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AFonada!!! Lol!!

-K8memphis Posted 12 Nov 2013 , 2:28pm
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Quote:

Originally Posted by MimiFix 

 

But Kate, please, do not do not do not respond. Do not. Dare you. :mischeivous: 

 

 

8O you got me-- this was rough to not respond--too funny 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by MBalaska 
 

howsweet: that was funny!

 

K8memphis:  congratulations,  What's the prize for 10,000?

 

still waiting for my prize...maybe get to put out a decorating fire today for someone ;)

 

 

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Originally Posted by BrandisBaked 

Fedex, fondant and free, right K8?

 

 

for real!

 

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Originally Posted by morganchampagne 

Fonada!!! Lol!!
 
 

fonada forevah!

 

--and i got up this morning and forgot and my odometer flipped over yapping about zero trans fats, zero money in bread making and how to make scrolls 

 

10,000 and counting--where did it all go??? :lol:

BrandisBaked Posted 12 Nov 2013 , 4:26pm
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AI haven't thought to look at my post count... I'm not even at 2000. Shocking, since since I've been here since '05.

-K8memphis Posted 12 Nov 2013 , 5:02pm
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yeah me too--'05 but i've had many silent years on here too

 

so you're fixing to turn over to 2,000 soon-- 78 to go ;)

mfeagan Posted 15 Nov 2013 , 12:41pm
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Congratulations on 10,000 posts of helping people!!! 

 

Can you help me with anger management/annoyance issues when people assume you will give them a cheaper price on their wedding cake because they just want a "simple design" and they're on a "tight budget"? Then also want a 3D carved Nascar cake for the groom, but also want it cheap because they're on a "tight budget"? YET the wedding is being held at a country club and a Nurse Practitioner and Doctor are the two getting married. 

:x

cazza1 Posted 15 Nov 2013 , 12:58pm
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I'm confused.  I've been looking back and you seem to have been stuck on 10,049 forever.

-K8memphis Posted 15 Nov 2013 , 4:08pm
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Quote:

Originally Posted by mfeagan 
 

Congratulations on 10,000 posts of helping people!!! 

 

Can you help me with anger management/annoyance issues when people assume you will give them a cheaper price on their wedding cake because they just want a "simple design" and they're on a "tight budget"? Then also want a 3D carved Nascar cake for the groom, but also want it cheap because they're on a "tight budget"? YET the wedding is being held at a country club and a Nurse Practitioner and Doctor are the two getting married. 

:x

 

 

so sweet -- thank you

 

as far as anger management goes --  oh yes i am way experienced at managing a ton of anger :-X at cheap-o clients    :lol:

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

but seriously i think a light display of (perhaps slightly amused) annoyance goes a long way toward keeping their kind to a minimum not to mention it feels good to be just a little short with them :lol:

 

gotta kiss a lotta frogs type a thing--but the manna* is on it's way...

 

*the goodies falling from heaven type manna

 

-K8memphis Posted 15 Nov 2013 , 4:09pm
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Originally Posted by cazza1 
 

I'm confused.  I've been looking back and you seem to have been stuck on 10,049 forever.

 

too funny :lol:

 

<high five>

 

AnnieCahill Posted 15 Nov 2013 , 4:39pm
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I've been a member of this forum for almost 10 years.  Scary.

 

Glad to have you around, K8!

-K8memphis Posted 15 Nov 2013 , 4:54pm
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thank you, annie, and right back atcha

 

13 months and you'll be 10 years old!

mfeagan Posted 15 Nov 2013 , 6:47pm
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Quote:

Originally Posted by -K8memphis 
 

 

 

so sweet -- thank you

 

as far as anger management goes --  oh yes i am way experienced at managing a ton of anger :-X at cheap-o clients    :lol:

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

but seriously i think a light display of (perhaps slightly amused) annoyance goes a long way toward keeping their kind to a minimum not to mention it feels good to be just a little short with them :lol:

 

gotta kiss a lotta frogs type a thing--but the manna* is on it's way...

 

*the goodies falling from heaven type manna

 

 

 

;-D

theresaf Posted 17 Nov 2013 , 11:56am
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AThanks for your 10,000 + pieces of advice, laughs and smiles!! Theresa

-K8memphis Posted 17 Nov 2013 , 1:48pm
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thank you, theresa

 

ammcats Posted 17 Nov 2013 , 7:14pm
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AAs a non contributing lurker/learner here, I just wanna say that your 10,000 posts of "gems" has at time had me in fits of laughter. I have learned sooo much from this forum.

Back in January my to be daughter in law asked me to make their wedding cake. I said no, but she persuaded me and so my learning curve begun. In July I made a four tier fruit cake which I have been feeding dutifully. Have spent many many hours practicing gumpaste flowers. Changed my mind a hundred times on colour, layout, size, and number. Made maybe 100 roses/buds (all great practice), and am only going to use 4!!!

Now it is complete , and it looks beautiful! Ivory fondant, lace made from crystal lace, something like sugarveil but from South Africa, orange roses and ivory hydrangea segments.

Tomorrow we are packing up the car, travelling 600 kilometres including a ferry crossing and taking that cake all the way to the wedding. Now my nerves a kicking in!!

Will be assembling it on site and putting on the flowers.

Thanks to so many of you on here for all your great advice , your patience is amazing. It has been sad to see some of the regular contributors drop out of the scene, but I do understand your frustrations at the continual lack of initiative of people to do their own research!!

As an aside, I will then be making 4 bridal bouquets and 10 buttonholes! I think I'll take a bottle of Brandy with me!

Thank you all

-K8memphis Posted 17 Nov 2013 , 9:25pm
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thank you, ammcats, what a sweet post--

 

i'm so proud of you! wow what a major accomplishment--

 

bring the roses -- maybe you will  find somewhere to stick them --

 

4 bouquets and 10 buttonholes later a new family is 'born'

 

i hope you and your beautiful cake arrive in tip top condition--

 

take care!

 

ammcats Posted 24 Nov 2013 , 8:24am
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A[IMG ALT=""]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3145355/width/350/height/700[/IMG]

The wedding was a great success and I was very nervous but very pleased with the cake.

-K8memphis Posted 24 Nov 2013 , 2:10pm
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wow i guess you were pleased with it--it's beautiful--breathtaking--such a great hand at editing--all the lovely elements so artfully put together

 

well done, cake buddy

 

thank you for gracing my little thread with that stunner

 

mfeagan Posted 24 Nov 2013 , 2:22pm
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ABeautiful!

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