I am about to pull my hair out. For a week, a woman tried to contact me about doing a cake for her husbands 75th birthday, but kept missing me. She didn't leave a message until Thursday, and requested I not call her back, because it was a surprise.
Well, we finally connected on Sunday. They are inviting 50 people and the theme is black and gold. No other direction, she just doesn't want a sheet cake. Oh, and she wants to keep the cost to about $50.
Ok. I can do a birthday cake in buttercream for under 35 for about that, so I take a look at some things. I'll take a bit of a hit, but it will be okay. I send a few ideas, and they are all shot down. The daughter is the go between and she is one of those that has no idea how much things costs. She sends me a 3D fondant cake of a grill and a man standing at it and wonders if it would be too expensive. You think??? Then she suggests cupcakes with a small round cake (we all know cupcakes are WAY cheaper than a regular cake), and also a cake that is shaped like the numbers "7" and "5".
I of course, do not have numeral pans, nor do I have the 4 tiered cupcake stand, and she would like to know if I could add handyman tools. I don't have any molds of those either, so something else to figure out.
By the way, did I forget to say that this cake if for THIS SATURDAY?!?!?!?!?!?
I am about to just chuck this whole thing, but I am a softie. I can't add a PITA tax because the price is so low already. So my question for you all it this - Does anyone have any ideas??? I've looked at Pinterest, Wilton and Googled, but I can't seem to find something that wouldn't take a tremendous amount of time and materials.
Thanks for letting me vent. I feel better now!