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A really crappy night over $36 of cake pops.

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I feel like a jerk right now and I did it to myself and I just need to get it off my chest. I had a great and busy week caking. I made 3 great cakes in a row and when I got a last minute text (who texts in an order) for 12 turtle cake pops, I balked, but I figured they wouldn't take me long, so I agreed.

 

I should have known, when the woman was so sloooooow to reply every time I texted her back, that I was in trouble. 

 

So I start around 8 last night. The cake bakes up quickly, the frosting is already made, so I thought, easy peasy!

 

The chocolate was going great and I got cocky and added more color and it seized up like cement. I was so irritated. But I made another batch anyway. This stuff comes out so thick that the first pop pulls off the stick. UGH!

 

I decide to use cake melts. I run out to Michaels and when I get there it's just closed. GRRRR. I pick up some powdered sugar at the grocery store and decide to make a pourable fondant, and proceed. It's a mess. So sticky and thick, but I figure, that the cold pops will firm it up, right? NOPE.

 

It oozes down the pops and runs right off most of them. I'd post a picture, but all you really need to imagine is nuclear waste disease. 

 

I decide to clean up and start fresh in the morning. It takes forever to get all the utensils and bowls and cups and crap into the dishwasher. I am asleep before the news comes on SNL...

 

This morning I rise and shine. This time I'm at the store shortly BEFORE it opens. I get the melts and head home. I begin again.  

 

I am exhausted. On Friday, I'd had a sudden migraine that made me ill for several hours, but it put me behind for Friday evening and Saturday morning. My throat is sore, My legs and feet are throbbing and I'm dreaming of a foot massage. 

 

I put the first NEW turtle into the melts.....

 

it falls off the stick. ARE you kidding me???  FAAAAAAAAGAGAGAGA!

 

I text "customer" and tell her its not going well and I offer to make her cupcakes. I don't hear back, so I proceed to try again. It's a miracle! the next pop is perfect! I do 14 more and finally Im done. She finally texts me back. But I've got it under control. We make an appointment for 2:30. 2:30 passes...I text her...nothing....I text her again and tell her I need an ETA....nothing. I tell her I'm closing at 5...NOTHING.

 

All I want to do is go to bed. 

 

it's 6:18 and she just texted me that she misplaced her phone and she's outside my house. I want to go down and throw the box at her. I KNOW that I did this to myself. I KNOW that I over extended myself and that was not her fault., but for goodness sake, sometimes it seems like I deserve a cosmic break, you know???

 

Lesson learned. 

 

~Jen

post #2 of 26
Cake pops - just say no!
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post #3 of 26

I hate when things don't go as planned!  I hope you are resting!

post #4 of 26
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Originally Posted by kikiandkyle View Post

Cake pops - just say no!

 

 

This was advice i could have used 72 hours ago! LOL

post #5 of 26

Go to bed. Who cares what time it is if you are exhausted and not feeling well.

post #6 of 26

:(It really does seem like once one thing goes wrong it sets off a domino effect and just gets worse and worse. Glad you finally got them done and behind you. Now, do like cazza said and go to bed and get some rest.

post #7 of 26

"nuclear waste disease" --too funny!

 

:lol:

experience enables you to recognize a mistake every time you repeat it

 

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experience enables you to recognize a mistake every time you repeat it

 

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post #8 of 26

Oh, how I can relate!  I've had too many days like that.

post #9 of 26
Sorry you had such a tough time. Go get some rest and feel better. Tomorrow will be a new day! icon_smile.gif
post #10 of 26

Sorry you had such a crappy day, hope you've had a rest and can put this behind you. I'd rather make a whole wedding cake than stupid cake pops.

post #11 of 26

I just saw this and hope you got some well deserved rest and are feeling better. It seems like when you are exhausted and just want people to be on time and do what they say they will do, they disappoint you. I hate, absolutely hate, that customers feel it is ok to be so careless with other people's time. She said 2:30, she should have been there at 2:30 and given you a nice tip for taking on such a short notice order. I hope you are feeling much better!!

post #12 of 26

If she was't there by 4 I would have had Turtles for dinner. I went to bed at 7:30 last night. Never too early when you are feeling like crap

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Originally Posted by kikiandkyle View Post

Cake pops - just say no!

 

Amen

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."

 

Scott Adams

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"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."

 

Scott Adams

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Amen

 

preach it. did them once, never again. 

life is short, get a cakesafe.
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post #15 of 26

Sorry you had a rough day. However thanks for the advice,was asked to do cake pops,think I'll say noooo.

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