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post #16 of 24
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Yes there is in that someone that does not have a dog in the hunt had a comment. If she says something to me I will kindly and gently discuss it with her.

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post #17 of 24
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Originally Posted by johnbailey64 View Post

I understand. It was not as you intended it to be! BUT..every cloud has a silver lining.... imagine the pride on your niece's face to bring such a masterpiece to show off.

Not to mention the appreciation from the teachers, who probably don't see too many kids bringing in nicely done custom cakes since it's "just" school.
post #18 of 24

 It still sounds like you don't like your MIL…

post #19 of 24

What does the birthday girl want to do?  This was a gift for her, right? 

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post #20 of 24
Most schools now don't allow homemade cakes in for birthdays anyway. It's store bought, or worse, no cake allowed at all.

I understand your point of view I think - this cake was for the family, not for people who are strangers (to you). You'd rather she cuts your cake at home than one from the store, because obviously she's going to celebrate at home even though she had cake at school too. I get it.

Your MIL probably just didn't think past the moment of needing a cake for school because they hadn't thought of it earlier. And it made sense to her that your niece would want her friends to see her awesome cake, because in a lot of ways that is logical.
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post #21 of 24

I understand what the OP is saying. She worked very hard on a cake and she is proud of it. Usually at school the kids won't pay too much attention to it. The teacher may be too stressed out to really pay any attention to it. She is probably thinking "so I have to cut and serve this cake" if someone else isn't there to do it for her. The kids  will be happy with a cupcake.  Cupcakes would be so much easier to serve. It sounds like she put a lot of hard work into this cake and would like to enjoy being with her niece at the birthday party when it is served.

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I understand what the OP is saying. She worked very hard on a cake and she is proud of it. Usually at school the kids won't pay too much attention to it. The teacher may be too stressed out to really pay any attention to it. She is probably thinking "so I have to cut and serve this cake" if someone else isn't there to do it for her. The kids  will be happy with a cupcake.  Cupcakes would be so much easier to serve. It sounds like she put a lot of hard work into this cake and would like to enjoy being with her niece at the birthday party when it is served.


That's how I'm reading it too.

post #23 of 24

LOL, cake advice AND free armchair psychoanalysis of your familial relationships.  

 

I do understand about you wanting the cake to be for the party and not to be taken to school.  I understand your niece's pride in wanting to show it off to her peers too.

 

In any case, I'm sorry your feelings are hurt.  :(  Know that you did a wonderful for your niece, though. :)

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post #24 of 24

This boils down to:

  • Mothers in law … some are angels  :evil:
  • kids are kids    (cupcakes & brownies rule!)
  • the free cake issue.     (Free is a nasty four letter word sometimes.)
  • People don’t appreciate cake works.    ( Yup )
  • the straw that broke the camels back  ( without a dog in this hunt I don't know what that was)
  • A gift is a gift.  What she does with it  does not devalue your kindness and thoughtfulness. Nor does it diminish your skill and talent.  tea & sympathy is probably what you need right now.    Cheers.
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