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My DD just broke my heart:(

post #1 of 30
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Ok so my DD 5th bday party is this weekend at the zoo and I found an awesome cake i wanted to do a 3d cheeta! So I've got everything baked and ready to start working on for tomorrow and she found a picture of a cake she wants instead icon_sad.gif. So like a good momma I'm scratching the 3d cake for a plain cake and I don't even have time to make all the animals for it so I'm off to the store to buy little people toys! Has this ever happened to you? ( she never saw the picture of what I was going to do till today and she started crying)
post #2 of 30
Crying because she wanted the cheetah cake or the other?!!! Tough one! Although i made a three tier cake for my little boy's three-way joint birthday party, with coloured fondant and ribbons, then added in the night garden character toys. Still looked nice,probably better actually as im pretty sure my making models of them would not have quite come up to scratch.icon_smile.gif
post #3 of 30
Not sure if I understand everything you said but you should call your customer as soon as and let her know that you will be using toys. I have used many small toys as toppers for cakes as I'm not skilled at modelling anything human or that breathes. It should look good either way in the end but you need to communicate this now so there are no differences in e-x-p-e-c-t-a-t-i-o-n-s when she gets the cake.
post #4 of 30
@pearl: the customer is her own 5 year old daughter. (DD is message board lingo for Dear Daughter...or sometimes Detestable Daughter if they are being especially trying) icon_cool.gif

the cheetah cake sound really cool. But a soon to be 5 year old is more about cutsie than cool. there will be plenty of years for a cheetah cake, i'm sure!
post #5 of 30
OH! ha ok got ya on the DD.
post #6 of 30
Yeah, I had this grand design in my head for a gravity defying flamingo cake (cake body perched on one "leg" support several inches above the cake board), since my 5 year old LOVES flamingos and pink. When I floated the idea to her, she insisted she wanted a unicorn! Great, ANOTHER horse cake -- that's all my other kids ask for too.

So I guess the lesson is always ask and preferably show them the sketch/inspiration first to get them on board. Now they surf the CC gallery with me and are sure to pick something fantastic (probably too fantastic for my skills, but that's another story!). icon_smile.gif
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post #7 of 30
Your DD just broke your heart ??? icon_confused.gif

Sorry ....but isn't it your DD's birthday?

I would think that every little child is allowed to have a say in what *type* of cake they would love for their birthday.

Don't make it a case of .....this is my DD's birthday cake that I WANTED.
Have the cake you want when its your birthday.

I have to say - when i read the title of this thread i thought something horrendous had happened...........

Bluehue
post #8 of 30
I've been looking forward to my DD's 5th birthday as well, coming up in September. I was hoping she would pick a theme and I could make something awesome for her, but she saw a picture of the cake she wants and I'm pretty bummed. The cake is a treasure chest that's slapped together, with canned frosting smeared on and candy fodder posing as "treasure". I'm pretty disappointed.... But like BlueHue said, it's her birthday! She gets to pick! I may upgrade the chest though...
post #9 of 30
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Originally Posted by traci_doodle

I've been looking forward to my DD's 5th birthday as well, coming up in September. I was hoping she would pick a theme and I could make something awesome for her, but she saw a picture of the cake she wants and I'm pretty bummed. The cake is a treasure chest that's slapped together, with canned frosting smeared on and candy fodder posing as "treasure". I'm pretty disappointed..

Oh i have seen a gorgeous white treasure chest for a little girl - it looked so pretty and soft - pastel coloured necklaces, and coins...frangapani flowers dotted here and there - with pastel ribbons tumbling out of it.
A little pale blue bird sitting on top of it - yes, it was pretty.
It really was a treat....no reason why a treasure chest can't be *girlie* - hope that helps.

Bluehue
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But like BlueHue said, it's her birthday! She gets to pick! I may upgrade the chest though...
post #10 of 30
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Originally Posted by Bluehue

Your DD just broke your heart ??? icon_confused.gif

Sorry ....but isn't it your DD's birthday?

I would think that every little child is allowed to have a say in what *type* of cake they would love for their birthday.

Don't make it a case of .....this is my DD's birthday cake that I WANTED.
Have the cake you want when its your birthday.

I have to say - when i read the title of this thread i thought something horrendous had happened...........

Bluehue



I suspect the OP is using hyperbole.
post #11 of 30
My youngest granddaughter will be turning 6 on her next birthday and I have made every birthday cake for her since her birth. But this lovely little darling of mine broke my heart this week when she said she wants an ice cream cake from Baskin Robbins for her 6th birthday! Now, that's heartbreaking! icon_cry.gif
post #12 of 30
Bluehue--like I said, I may upgrade. icon_smile.gif In fact, I'm sure I will. I can't stand to put my name on something like that! Especially since I just moved here and I don't want people to think that's all I'm capable of.
post #13 of 30
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Originally Posted by traci_doodle

Bluehue--like I said, I may upgrade. icon_smile.gif In fact, I'm sure I will.

I can't stand to put my name on something like that!
lollllllllllllll - don't blame you
This *chest* is gorgeous - it could be turned in a treasure chest - minus the toys and replaced with *treasure island things*

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2107693/toy-box-with-a-pug-on-a-rug
or something like this white one with your DD's name on the front.http://chicksandgluesticks.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/hunky-trunk-full-of-junk.html

Especially since I just moved here and I don't want people to think that's all I'm capable of............. irkkkkk no - i am sure it will be beautiful...
You will probably get a dozen orders for the same cake after you post photos of it as it such a different design for little girls.
Done in white fondant it would look very chic and modern.
Bluehue

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post #14 of 30
My DD who was turning 21, planned a outing and to take the cake to the 1st bar they were going to . I searched for days for samples to show her, found several really cool drink cakes, and pretty ones. what does she choose.... a Minion from Dispicable me. . man I hated making that cake, turned out ok, but I was almost in tears doing it.
DD are always unpredictable
post #15 of 30
I thought your DD might have been an adult and she didn't want you to make her wedding cake.

Now THAT would be a disappointment! LOL!

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