Another Disaster!

Decorating By JFcakes Updated 11 Dec 2009 , 3:20am by tinygoose

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JFcakes Posted 7 Dec 2009 , 12:00pm
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Well I made a thread a little while ago (it seems to have disappeared?) on our first cake sale being a total flop. We made about £250 worth of baked goods ad only sold about £10 worth. This was because only about a dozen people went to the sale.

So anyway, the guy running that sale offered us a prime spot at their Christmas fair. We were very dubious about doing it, due to the last fiasco. In the end we decided to give it another go.

This time we didn't do quite so many cakes, but we did have a few extra bits and bobs, like cake balls and I also made up two dummie cakes as lures to the stall (Ive attatched pics of both below).

We worked solid for 3 days (including working full time jobs!) baking baking, icing, baking, packing.

The morning arrives ... Sunday the 5th December ... Yeah, that's right. My husband phoned me from the venue, he had got the wrong day, the sale was on Saturday.


So now he is desperately trying to find buyers. Luckily two places that took some last time have said they will take more, but that still leaves quite a few muffins and cookies.

I can not tell you how many different colours I changed, trying not to get really really mad with my hubby. But that wouldn't really solve anything.

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TJCanadian Posted 7 Dec 2009 , 12:20pm
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Oh you poor thing, I'm so sorry that happened to you after all your hard work.

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JGMB Posted 7 Dec 2009 , 12:29pm
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I remember reading about your troubles last time -- I can't believe it went awry again! I'm so sorry.

But, don't give up -- we have a saying here in the States: "The third time's a charm!" Hopefully, that will hold true for you.

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costumeczar Posted 7 Dec 2009 , 12:34pm
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Oh. My. God. I applaud your restraint in not throttling your husband, but you're right, it wouldn't solve anything. I'm sorry you went to all that trouble, and hope that you can find a buyer for the rest of your merchandise.

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michellesArt Posted 7 Dec 2009 , 12:39pm
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i'm so sorry that happened! i think that cakes and cookies of that sort are a hard sell at those fairs-unless people are able to book you or eat as they're browsing i think it's hit and miss. but i don't think that means to give up either. is there anyway you can share space with someone else perhaps? i too want to do a fair but it is a crazy time of year. good luck and keep your chin up icon_smile.gif

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-K8memphis Posted 7 Dec 2009 , 2:57pm
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Oh no-o. Wow. Wow Wow.

Unwrap you a nice big chocolate cupcake or something really rich and chocolatey, bite down, dig in, enjoy the moment and move on.

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rosiecast Posted 9 Dec 2009 , 5:38pm
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SO sorry to hear about your trouble. On another happier note, your cakes look great!

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summernoelle Posted 10 Dec 2009 , 2:43am
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Your cakes were gorgeous!

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JenniferMI Posted 11 Dec 2009 , 12:43am
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GORGEOUS sorry this happened to you...


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kakeladi Posted 11 Dec 2009 , 1:35am
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Such *BEAUTIFUL* work you do!!
What a shame many people didn't get the chance to observe, and taste all your hard work icon_sad.gif
By now you probably have found a home for all that wonderful stuff icon_smile.gif

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MalibuBakinBarbie Posted 11 Dec 2009 , 2:48am
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Oh dear! I'm sorry to hear about all that's happened to you both!!! Well, I think we all know that hubby won't make that mistake again! I can imagine how frustrating it is; but I'm sure he feels just horrible about it. Hope things are better, and that you have much success at the NEXT fair! Wishing you a blessed holiday season! icon_smile.gif

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madgeowens Posted 11 Dec 2009 , 3:04am
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what a shame after all your hard work, your cakes are gorgeous. I agree with k8memphis.........chocolate time!!!!

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tinygoose Posted 11 Dec 2009 , 3:20am
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I'm so sorry. I bet your husband feels terrible too.

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