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post #16 of 28
Well, I think that you did a fabulous job since this was your 1st. I have never done one, and I am totally terrified of anyone ever asking. But I think I would have screamed at the MOB-later, not in front of the bride!! How dare she!! icon_mad.gif You should have told her to try making the darned thing and see if she could have done better. But that is just me. Sorry icon_redface.gif , but it just peeves me off to hear a nondecorator-mind you I still think of myself as a beginner-say anything negative about something that they wouldn't even have the courage to try to make! There, I said it!! Nevertheless, I think that you should keep on making your beautiful cakes. thumbs_up.gif
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post #17 of 28
And, peacock, thank you for finding that article. I will have to remember to use something like that in my own contracts!
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post #18 of 28
You all are welcome. I'm glad I found it because it's totally how I feel. A reallcake with real ingrediants can only be so perfect! I think brides are totally unaware of what they are looking at in all those pretty pictures.
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post #19 of 28
I have two wedding cakes under my belt, so to speak, and I don't look forward to doing the next one but know eventually I will. I did them one week apart and talk about stress! The first one was 3 stacked tiers each offset to the back like stair steps. The bottom (16") started to crack when I stacked the layers but I managed to glue it together pretty nicely with icing and covered the whole thing with faux fondant. I could still see where it had cracked but noone else noticed. I also didn't mention it to anyone but my husband. No way it could have been turned for any reason, although it wasn't too heavy to move. The second one was a 3 tier heart shape and was a lot bigger and weighed a ton on the corean cake platter my sister loaned me. No way it would have gotten turned except for scooting the whole heart shaped table around. Picture that!!

With a round cake I always ice it then determine which "side" is best and make it the front, as I'm sure you all do too. It's great if you can get a cake to be great from any angle, flowers included, but seems like usually there's a "side" that looks best. I always hide lace my initial C someplace on the back side of my cakes, so if it was turned it'd be mort noticable. For every nasty thing you can think of to happen at a special event there's always the chace that someone will be willing to crawl out of the woodwork and do it. It's how you handle it that counts, I think. You handled yours right. I think your first wedding cake turned out great and you just let yourself be proud of your work and go on from there.

I appreciate the article about cakes. Sure they doctor the pics, like I heard they do the pics of the Victoria's Secret models. All that cleavage isn't just them and the bras. Shave a little off the buttocks and thighs too. I've also heard that most food pics you see on TV and ads isn't even real food. Blaaaahhhhh................. Ü
"Life's tough, pilgrim. It's even tougher if you're stupid!" John Wayne
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"Life's tough, pilgrim. It's even tougher if you're stupid!" John Wayne
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post #20 of 28
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone for your supporting words. I feel so much better now. Even so that I'm ready to tackle my next project.

Thanks again.
post #21 of 28
Agentcakebaker,

Well we both survived our weddings!!! Yeah!!!! I'm so thankful that the MOG of my cake is taking cake deco classes. She understands what we cake deco's go through! I can't believe you had to turn the cake around! OH.. I would have said something but that's just me! You did a great job!!! I said I won't do another wedding cake either... BUT I get home yesterday & my hubby tells me someone from the Fire Dept wants me to do a cake for them.... We'll see! So get back in the saddle & do your best!!!! We'll kick ass one day!!! Get some R & R!!!! You deserve it~
"Learn from a turtle... it only makes progress when it sticks it's neck out"
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"Learn from a turtle... it only makes progress when it sticks it's neck out"
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post #22 of 28
Thread Starter 
Thanks TC! From all the encouragement you guys have given me I think I am ready to jump back in the saddle. I read your story and I was stressed half way through your topic. So we all deserve rest!
post #23 of 28
Yep we do!! We'll be alright! Keep up the great work!!
"Learn from a turtle... it only makes progress when it sticks it's neck out"
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post #24 of 28
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Thanks! You too!
post #25 of 28
you know I think that there are 3 kinds of people to work with within this field......bridezillas, crazy MOB's, and then the just truely happy people.

Im a photographer and my 1st two years i had the pleasure of working for brides that where great.....they tottally focused on the Important fact that IT WAS THEIR DAY not for things to be perfect but to just share the love they have with others......

then after 2 years I got brave and started thinking hey you know If i sold the invitataions to the bride that would up my revenue$$$$$ worked out good made money easy enough..... (some other company printed I was just an authorized dealer)

then I got really brave and decided to do cakes...My 1st wedding cake fell into the Bridezilla catagory.....we was horrible.......about everything....
we wanted the somthing different....her cake top was horseshoe nails of thick people and wanted a rustic cake with brand on the side....
she showed me example of a cake with a monogram...and when i delivered the cake before we went to the church she went off on me because they was 1/8th of an differnce than what she saw in her head....

that should have been my 1st hint.....she complained about 100 other things and cried all day....

needless to say...i Didnt do anything no photos, no cakes nothing for 6 months .....all because I would get a sick feeling that would ever have to work with someone like that .....

I got over it and sucked it up
If you enjoy something ..Dont let someone take it away from you.....

I guess you can just chalk this one up to you win some you lose some...
and you did your best so that should make you proud.....

sorry i guess i got carried away
I didn't choose cake decorating.......cake decorating chose me!
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I didn't choose cake decorating.......cake decorating chose me!
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post #26 of 28
Hi AgentCakeBaker! You did a marvelous job on the cake and you also did a great job in handling the situation with MOB. MOB should have had nothing to do with the job or the cake, cause she was not the bride. With so many other things to do that should have been the MOB least thing to be concerned of. I have been to many weddings and never heard such a thing coming from the MOB or even anyone else that did not have anything to do with the making and decorating of the cake. I was a bride myself and I even forgot what my cake look like months before my wedding, so I would not even known if there was a crack, imperfection or whether the cake needed touch ups, plus it would not have been an issue with me. I just wanted the wedding day to come and be over with it, but of cause I requested pound cake with strawberry filling and butter almond frosting, that is all that I remembered of my wedding cake. How can the MOB judge someone elses cake without making or even designing one herself. Do not let one green apple spoil the bunch. You keep doing what you love the most and let no one tell you anything different unless they have been there where you are today. And even if the MOB thought that there was something that she disagree or did not like, she still was out of line with her comments. You keep up the good work and continue to look up. The picture of the cake is beautiful and being your first wedding cake, it is even better. icon_smile.gif
post #27 of 28
Hi peacockplace! Thank you for the article. I printed it out and some of the other articles, which are helpful just in case questions come up, at least I'll know in advance what to say and what to expect. Nice job in seaching.
post #28 of 28
Thread Starter 
Thanks lastingmoments and 2cakes. I really appreciate your comments, advice, and stories. The more and more I hear from others the more I feel better about the whole situation. I love baking and decorating cakes I am definitely not going to let one incident take that away from me.

Thanks guys! I feel so good about my first wedding cake.
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