Originally Posted by kansaslaura
Taking a look at this from another angle. Church ladies who run things are usually very frugal. I've dealt with a good many of them, some who go to the extent of washing disposable plates. *bless their hearts*
Sooo.. I'm thinking they saw the crowd for the original celebration was smaller than they anticipated and decided not to serve both cakes. I can just see their little blue haired heads whisking the 'pretty one' off to the kitchen for safe keeping. They rememebered that Father Mike's b'day was coming and since it already has his name on it, we'll just save it for then.
Nothing vicious, just frugality in action. I grin through clenched teeth at times over things like this, but I love their commitment and dedication just the same
That is exactly what happened, My mom is in the ladies auxilary and she said when they have too much food at one function they put it up for the next event (or even the next mass) and they do it all the time. These are retired little ladies just volunteering their time, its not a conspiracy to slander the name of rosiecakes, I was just upset at the potential harm it could have done if i actually had my name on it- which I didn't.
I am just SO GRATEFUL that I was not THERE when it happend, because I know I would have caused a scene without stopping to think and embarrassed myself, father mike and the sweet little churchladies who were donating their time to serve the parishoners, and I would have accomplished NOTHING positive and made a specticale of myself.
To clairfy this was NOT a donated cake, a parishoner paid for it, and when I am asked to do THE church cake it's usually for children's ministries, first communion etc, often they intend to pay me and I "forget" to invoice them, in those cases I am usually on site and the one cutting the cake and getting all the kudos that go with it (doncha just hate that? lol) so I do get repeat business for my efforts...not to mention the attention hog I am! ha ha ha
I really appreciate all the positive comments and stories that commiserate similar experiences, I know it was not done in malice and a simple misunderstanding I just wanted to share the experience with people who would understand and feel my pain. To tell the truth I don't think people who ate the cake had ANY CLUE where it came from and that is probably best given the situation, there are pleanty of other opportunities to shine with a fresh cake and this one just served its purpose in feeding the masses.
You guys are the bestest!