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Tuesday, April 3, 2012
not so super-store cake
I offered to put a logo on a cake for a friend - super simple. All I had to do is pick up the half slab from the Super-store. White cake - white frosting - white trim...they clearly misunderstood my order!!!.
When I arrived at the bakery counter to pick up the cake…it didn’t even have any trim!Without warning I blurted out “That’s the ugliest thing I have ever seen!!!”The 12 year old who was working behind the counter looked afraid and offered to put a border on it.For a brief second I was impressed that a 12 year old could put a shell border on an ugly arsed cake and left to wander while she completed the task. 10 minutes later, I came back to find her attacking it violently with frosting!!!I told her to stop – give me a big discount and I’d take it home and fix it myself.At the same time – I asked her why it was 3 inches deeper on 1 side than on the other. Her reply??“Uhhh – that’s how they come in.The other ones in the cooler are like that too”..Ooooo baby-gurl…no they don’t sweety!When I got home, I removed all frosting from the cake and discovered that the 3” height difference from 1 end to the other was allllll frosting!!And let’s not over look the chewed corners on the cake board.Honest to goodness…I learned very quickly that a) I don’t charge nearly enough and I’m way better at this cake thing than I give myself credit for.When everything was scraped off of the hydious mess and a crumb coat was applied, I had no less than 4 heaping cups of frosting left over to re-frost the cake with.4 CUPS!!! ARE YOU FREAKIN KIDDING??!!! What can I expect, though, from a cake that looks like it was frosted with a paint roller??The finished product worked out for the best and she was happy with it all the same.Thankfully – it all ended well….but I will never buy a superstore cake again.