Dropped A Cake Today. :(

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weidertm24 Posted 7 Aug 2011 , 7:09pm
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It was the worst feeling ever. I was all done about to put it in the box for delivery. This cake was for my boss's daughters birthday. It took me about 20 minutes to work up the courage to call him and tell him. And now I have to face him tomorrow. Ugh, I'm not looking forward to facing him tomorrow.

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Bugaboo_Bakery Posted 7 Aug 2011 , 7:15pm
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I'm SO sorry! It happens to all of us. What did your boss say when you called him? Accidents happen. Try not to beat yourself up to badly. ***hugs***

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fondantgrl Posted 7 Aug 2011 , 7:16pm
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that is the worst thing that can happen.. sorry this happened to you.

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prcakelady Posted 7 Aug 2011 , 7:20pm
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I also know the feeling. I dropped a cake the night before a delivery. Started from scratch and worked through night until next morning. Delivered the finished cake. I have nightmares that I will drop another one.

You will be ok!!!!

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FaughndOfCakes Posted 7 Aug 2011 , 7:36pm
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Oh, Im sorry! That happened to me 2 weeks ago when I was doing a wedding dress cake for a bridal shower, and to make worse; a lady that has been criticizing me about my cakes was in attendance of this bridal shower and I was also a guest at this shower so I had to sit through the humiliation of every staring at my destoyed cake (still edible but what a mess!). I hope al goes well, if your boss isn't understanding that accidents happen then he is not very nice BUT most people are understanding. icon_smile.gif Feel better.

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lutie Posted 7 Aug 2011 , 7:38pm
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I dropped a multi-layered wedding cake as I was taking pictures of it...yes, I had to make another bunch of cakes *used dummy cakes for several tiers, as I had enough sheet cakes for the guests...talk @ pressure! But one thing you should remember: it is JUST cake icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

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cakestyles Posted 7 Aug 2011 , 8:02pm
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Oh no! That is one of my worst nightmares/fears. Do you have time to fix it or make it again?

So sorry you're going through this, I hope your boss was understanding.

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carmijok Posted 7 Aug 2011 , 8:32pm
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enough said.

It happens, but what do you do about it when it does? In my case the second it happened I was on the phone to a bakery in town who produce really large sheet cakes and then called the Father of the Bride who is a friend of mine and told him what happened but that a replacement was on the way. Then I used what decorations I could salvage off of my cake and helped fix up the replacement. They were appreciative of the fact that they didn't have to deal with finding a new cake. The more you do to try and lessen the blow on something like this, the better they (and you) will feel about it.

And I do feel your pain! icon_sad.gif

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weidertm24 Posted 7 Aug 2011 , 8:50pm
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It was a half sheet cake and I used 4-9x13s together so it just turned into mush basically. It was awful. He was understanding but definitely disappointment (he's not the nicest person). Kind of mean about it "well i'll just have to figure something out" Not looking forward to work tomorrow.

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cakegrandma Posted 7 Aug 2011 , 8:57pm
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Ugh! Sorry this happened to you and even sorrier that it had to be a lousy acting boss it happened to. Hopefully he will realize that accidents do happen and one did/ Keep you chin up and keep on making your cakes.

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cakestyles Posted 7 Aug 2011 , 10:30pm
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Seeing it's your boss, could you possibly go buy a sheet cake at....gulp......Walmart, BJ's or Costco?

I know it's not something that we'd normally promote but if it'll help lessen the blow and keep your workplace peaceful....maybe he'd be less of a jerk about it.

Just a suggestion.

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weidertm24 Posted 8 Aug 2011 , 12:25am
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Haha I thought about it but I just decided to call him and tell him. Plus I don't have anything close to me to get it.

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cakestyles Posted 9 Aug 2011 , 12:04am
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I thought about you going into work today and facing your boss. How did it go? Good I hope!

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weidertm24 Posted 9 Aug 2011 , 12:34am
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Originally Posted by cakestyles

I thought about you going into work today and facing your boss. How did it go? Good I hope!

Well not as bad as I thought. However my
Best friend works the morning shift I work at night and she said he was really mad this morning. He's one of those people who get mad about everything. Even if it wasn't intention. Like dropping a cake. But he didn't really say anything to me about it. Just aske when I'm making him a red velvet. I gave him his money back he gave me for supplies. I know he's gonna give me crap about it forever. But like I said better than I thought

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cakestyles Posted 9 Aug 2011 , 12:40am
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WHEW! That's good! He sounds like a real charming guy! lolol

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LKing12 Posted 9 Aug 2011 , 12:56am
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I am sorry for you. I don't think people understand the pressure that we put our selves under when making cakes.
I did a cake for a dear friend's daughter the end of June. I put the two middle tiers together at home-they had a fondant ribbon and was going to assemble the base and top at the church-four tier wedding cake. As I was walking down the stairs into my garage I see these two tiers traveling towards the floor. In some miraculous way the edge of the pan that it was sitting on came up and I was able to get it back into the house. Of course the crusting buttercream was messed up, but I did get it to the church and the bride and everyone else thought that it was gorgeous! I am still not over it. Found out that I had not anchored the two tiers to the plate and that is why they slid. This was my last "free" cake.

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scp1127 Posted 9 Aug 2011 , 12:53pm
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I would be making him that RV cake asap. That sounded like he forgave you. Make him the cake and give your mind a rest. I understand. I obsess a little. Do what you need to do to have it not bother you.

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kel58 Posted 9 Aug 2011 , 1:52pm
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So sorry this happened to you and I hope your boss doesnt give you too much crap about it in the future. Everyone has mishaps, in the caking world or not. I luckily have not actually dropped a cake yet but i have certainly had a close call. I was just finished with a cake that I was delivering in about 2 hours. I went to move it from my island countertop up onto the bar stool eatting area and nearly had a heart attack. It was still sitting on the turn table (stupid in hindsight) and it slid off. Luckily i was able to quickly grab the very egde of my board and save it from total disaster. I did distroy my border and one side of my crusting BC but it was fixable at least. It definitly would have landed completly upside down. It certainly got my heartrate going.

I hope this is a first and LAST for you. You boss will certainly sweeten up when he gets a taste of your RV cake.

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tiptop57 Posted 12 Aug 2011 , 1:03pm
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Wow your boss sounds just CHARMING - NOT.

On another note, someday you won't be dealing with him and you will be able to put him in a closed compartment in your brain and forget about this mess ever happening.

One time I had a dropped cake. It was for a friend's birthday. I was taking it to the car for delivery when the wind caught the screen door and slammed into it. It went airborne and flew across my deck into little pieces of lovely cake and frosting. My dog had a field day as she couldn't eat it fast enough!

I ended up just delivering a picture of the cake and everyone gave me a hard time. They all had a good laugh when she got the picture and the jokes flew. Then of course my husband thought it hilarious when he saw all the frosting on my dogs muzzle!!!!!!! Looking back now, I wished I had taken a picture of that, but I was so distressed over the mishap..........

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CakeItGood Posted 8 Sep 2011 , 6:00am
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Wow, that's a lot of pressure! I did the wedding cake for the daughter of my boss. It was beautiful, delicious, everything that the bride wanted. However, it apparantly was NOT what the grooms family wanted (grandma of groom made special family recipe cupcakes and served them with dinner), and they placed it directly next to the punch fountain. It may as well have been set IN the punch fountain, as the entire left side of it was drenched, and no one would move it. The reception was at the family home of the groom ... it was such an odd situation. My boss never had a taste of the cake, the family would not cut it until most of the guests had already left.

It pains me to this day!

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Evoir Posted 8 Sep 2011 , 6:59am
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Oh you poor thing.

I had a disaster the day of the wedding earlier this year when one tier (which I had just spent 3 hours piping black BC in an intricate pattern on a side of the ivory cake) just SLID off the f*&%$^g Wilton turntable and did a somersault before landing on its top edge on my benchtop.

I was too traumatised to even post about it here. I basically had a meltdown, threw the turntable across the room, and had to calm down, stop crying and re-do the whole tier. Worst of all the PITA bride (ie she was a PITA BEFORE this happened) decided to call me personally when I delivered it half and hour 'late'.

I can't think about any of this without cringing even now icon_sad.gif

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