Friday night I finished a baby shower cake and I was so unhappy with how it turned out. Everything that could go wrong did go wrong and it was too late to start over. Also, the cake was picked up by the customer and it had to travel two hours to the venue. I haven't heard from the customer to know if it survived the trip and if they hated it just as much as I did :/ The worst part is that it was for a co-worker so I'm dreading facing her
Has anyone dealt with this issue and if so, what did you do?
Oh hon been there done that several times I know how you feel If they took it &did’nt say “how horrible Now stop worrying & en it is” then you have nothing to worry about For the most part once a cake leaves w/the customer it’s no longer your problem Hopefully you advised them where to put it for the safest ride
Keep in mind that most people do not see cakes the same way we do. If it is a cute cake, all they see is cute, not a less than perfect finish or if it is a pretty cake, only we will ever notice that one side is slightly lower than the other. You did the very best you could and that is all you can ask of yourself.
You will always be your worst critic. I did a cake recently that I just was not happy with. It just wasn't as clean and crisp as I like them to be but in the end the customer loved it and her son, even though loves cake, didn't want to cut into it. So even though I could point out about 100 things that looked horrible to me, to them it was wonderful.
As for what to do, unless you cake an angry phone call from the customer, there really isn't anything to do but move on.