Too Much Cake ....vent!

Decorating By Marysmom Updated 6 Jun 2008 , 3:52pm by missmeg

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Marysmom Posted 5 Jun 2008 , 1:42pm
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So, last night was my dd's end of year preschool picnic/potluck. At the meeting to plan this event the staff said that they would provide hot dogs, buns, toppings, drinks, and table service. Everyone else was to bring a dish to pass. Same as last year's picnic.

So, I made a half sheet cake that had our school logo with children on it. I've thought and planned to make this cake for over a month. And not that it was that hard. I only make cakes for friends and family and not that often. So for me, it was an effort.

Well, I get to the picnic and the staff purchased a huge sheet cake from the grocery store. Nothing special, just flower decorations. icon_sad.gif

I just feel so bad. I just wouldn't have bothered going to all the trouble. I expected other parents to probably bring cupcakes and other desserts (which they did). I just feel that if the staff were planning on providing an entire sheet cake, they should have said so. I think it would have changed what people thought to bring.

Many people commented on my cake, so that was nice. Thanks for listening. Whine over!


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WendyB Posted 5 Jun 2008 , 2:54pm
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Does seem silly that they didn't mention that in what they were providing -- maybe it was a last minute decision when they found they still had some $ available.

I'm sure your cake was great!

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AJsGirl Posted 5 Jun 2008 , 6:54pm
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Oh no! Non-cake people just don't think about stuff like that. Me, my first response to any gathering is, "Who's doing the cake?" LOL

I'm sure your cake was 10 times better!

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SweetResults Posted 6 Jun 2008 , 1:29pm
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I hate pot-lucks were the food is not coordinated. Someone should have a list of who is bringing what otherwise you end up with 6 salads and 5 bags of chips.

Did you let them know you were bringing a cake? If so then they suck for getting another one.

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Auryn Posted 6 Jun 2008 , 1:56pm
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thats always my first question too AJsGirl

just sounds like everything was completely disorganized.
Don't feel too bad.
Did you get to bring your cake home??

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missmeg Posted 6 Jun 2008 , 3:52pm
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I had that happen at chuch a few times when I was just starting. Now they know better icon_wink.gif. If I show up to a church-related event with cake and there is another cake there, my cake ALWAYS gets eaten first icon_biggrin.gif.

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