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Was the apprearance of my cake really that bad?

post #1 of 30
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Hi Ladies,

 

I was recently requested to make a birthday for a little girl. When I met up with the parents both of which I attended high school with. They explained they wanted 2 flavors, no filling just plain.

 

We all sat down, talked and was told they would like the cake to resemble Minnie Mouse using dark pink. Their exact words were "Do whatever you think looks best".

 

They sampled some flavors and we agreed I would be making their cake.

 

Soooooooooo today was the big day.

 

Long story short she came and picked it up. I walked to her car, placed it. Explained dowels inside of cake, etc.

 

She said "Thank you" and really nothing more.

 

I feel as if I did something wrong or it wasn't to her liking. I sent her a text because I know she is with family and busy but I sense she hated it. 

 

Would you kindly give your opinions?

 

Did I do something wrong?!

 

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post #2 of 30

i think it is adorable

 

is there a blip in the fondant on the right on the bottom tier? it might be a weird camera reflection i don't know

 

regardless it's a super cute cake

 

even when someone says--do whatever --

 

they can have a vision softly creeping in their brain you'll never know about because they can't or don't tell you~

 

honestly--i'd try & suck it up--no news is good news~too bad if she hates it--you did a good job~

 

if she can't explain what she wants hoepfully she won't call & complain~

 

even if you feel a disturbance in the force~it's a sweet cake

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post #3 of 30

Nope, that cake is adorable.  Sometimes when people are having a birthday party for their child (or any party for that matter), they are stressed out and thinking about other things so they don't react to the cake as much as they might if they weren't the hosts.  When people host parties they want everything to be perfect...except for me...(I just dump the kids in a room and let them play).  I am sure she will text you later.  If not, assume she liked the cake b/c she didn't give negative feedback either.

post #4 of 30

yes so true what norasmom said

 

also there's the phenomenon of the hokey pokey effect lost in this case, unfulfilled~

 

http://cakecentral.com/t/755918/how-do-you-keep-your-fondant-from-drying-out-while-working-with-it

 

cakemommy2012 wrote this in post 9:

 

 

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... it was def a long process and SO glad that is over with! It wasn't the hardest cake I made but It took the longest! The joy in her eyes when I was done is all that really matters! I LOVE seeing the look on their faces!

 

you don't get that every time, cookielvr13 -- you gotta kiss a lotta frogs, baby icon_lol.gif

 

but to me (and seems like you too) that's what it's all about (the hokey pokey effect ;)

 

just keep saying no news is good news no news is good news... ;)

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post #5 of 30
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Thanks ladies!!

post #6 of 30
I think it's adorable too!!! Some people just have no manners and don't do compliments! I think you did a great job!!!

“If I was made of cake I'd eat myself before somebody else could.”
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“If I was made of cake I'd eat myself before somebody else could.”
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post #7 of 30
You can't read minds! She can't call and complain if she told you "do whatever" when ever I do a cake consult I ask a million questions and ask for clip art emailed to try to get as close as they want but if they don't tell you , it's decorators choice, that's just the way it is. You did a good job and odviously put alot of work into it. All that matters is you liked it !
post #8 of 30

Adorable.  You did a great job.  I would be thrilled to get that cake.  Most people just don't know how much work goes into making a cake like that.

post #9 of 30

The only thing that throws me off about the cake is the top. The pink top with the flower coming out of it with the the ears attached to the side. To me it looked like an upside down flower pot (maybe because of the fondant ribbon around the base of it). I would have eliminated the pink hat and did it the way you see most Minni/Mickey Mouse hats and do it all black. Otherwise the rest of it is adorable!
 

post #10 of 30

ooohh I love it!  Think you've done a great job there :)

post #11 of 30

I think we all need to be less sensitive about negative remarks, or in this case, no remarks at all. If you are charging, it is a business deal. You fulfilled your part of the agreement, i.e. the cake was well done. A compliment is "extra pay," which is nice but not required. And, as others have pointed out, she likely had other things on her mind. Case in point: I made a really cute two tier cake for my grandson and his wife's baby shower/party. When I arrived, she said, "Just put it over there." Nothing else. Yes, I was a little miffed. As the evening progressed, it was obvious she had other things to worry about, such as the food arriving late and not enough of it, planning a sit-down dinner and then having the weather turn frigid and windy. So, hours later, when everyone's attention turned to dessert, there were ooh's and aah's all other the place for my cake. It went so fast, my grandson didn't get any of his favorite flavor. Now, I could again be negative and overly sensitive and think everyone was just still hungry, but I prefer to believe my cake was beautiful and delicious.
 

post #12 of 30
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I think it's adorable too!!! Some people just have no manners and don't do compliments! I think you did a great job!!!

It's not bad manners to not compliment an item you ordered and paid for with the expectation that it would look good.

 

OP, I know how you feel - it's great to get the compliments, and disappointing when you get no reaction. But sometimes you don't, and it's still fine.

post #13 of 30

There are so many cakes that I pour my heart and soul into and when they pick them up-Nothing!  My heart sinks a little but I have to tell myself that I DID A GOOD JOB!  It don't matter that they like it nessarily-If you tried your best and you are happy with it that should be all that matters!  If she left with it without saying anything then it's fine.  A few times that it has bugged me and I have called the customer they usually were like "oh yea it was fine" usually making me feel worse!  I think it was a GREAT cake!  Don't let them get you down!  =-)

post #14 of 30
I think it's really cute! I wouldn't think she would be unhappy unless she had a completely different vision which she didn't share with you .
post #15 of 30

Did you possibly spell the name wrong? Camila only has one L. I think the cake looks great btw :).

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