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    Anyone been disappointed when they ordered a made to order cake? Wedding cake? (I hope not). Birthday cake?

    I got into it with the person taking my order today. Enough to cause way too much attention for my taste.

    Simple cake for a girl's 5th birthday party. I asked what she wanted, she said a strawberry shortcake. Then she said she wanted lots of icing flowers on top. Fine.

    This bakery makes everything, so I asked for a classic strawberry shortcake with strawberries on top with red and pink roses all over it (so each kid would get a rose).

    He said they don't usually add roses to a strawberry shortcake. I said well, it's a custom cake. He said it won't look good. I said I knew that, that it would look overdone, but that didn't matter. I saw a sheet cake there with all the flowers, said that was a good one, make it just like that, add strawberries and it's done.

    He continued to argue how it will look top heavy. That's when I got mad and said "I know, it DOES NOT MATTER. It's for a little girl who wants the strawberries AND the flowers, her mother is dead and it's her first birthday without her. Will you make the cake or do I need to go elsewhere"?

    Next thing he said was what size cake would you like? I paid for it and left. I hope they don't sabotage the cake.

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    Prick!!!....Hopefully the asshole will do it right for the poor little one....

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    He just does NOT understand little girls. What looks trashy or gaudy to HIM will look stunningly beautiful to HER! It is her birthday!
    Good for you!!!
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    You'd think he would've gotten it the first time you told him it didn't matter if it looked overdone.

    I'm sure your friend's daughter will love it.
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    That guy sounded like a rude, pompous ass. I'm glad you put him in his place, Chalet!

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    ^^LOL. You tell him, Chalet! I'm sure your little charge will be thrilled with the "gaudy" results.

    I ordered a large cake for my party today from a very good chocolatier and patisserie shop. It's called crispy chocolate raspberry mousse cake. It has a graham wafer mixed with home-made dark chocolate crust with the mouse on top. It will be, ahem, tastefully decorated with raspberries and will say a modest "Congratulations" on it.

    So far, that is all I have had time to do for my party prep. I wish you were here to help me, Chalet!

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    ^ Right. So. Again, you need my RSVP by when exactly?
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    ^ Yeah, really - mine, too!
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    ^^I'd love it if you guys could come. I mean it.

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    If it were feasible, I'd certainly come and toast you in person.

    And eat some of that delish choco raspberry mousse cake, too.
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    Golly, I would think that if they were going to argue with you over something they'd at least argue over whether or not it would taste any good.

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    I am never disappointed with my cakes, but that's because my best friend does them and she always does a terrific job! Way better than any bakery or shop in this area. And she can do ANYTHING when it comes to a type of cake.

    They taste great too.
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    For little 5yr old girls the more and gaudier the better. It probably offends the cake man's artistic sensibilities but that's too bad. He's probably used to dealing with toxic bridezillas who drive him nuts wanting a cake that's Just So.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chalet View Post
    Anyone been disappointed when they ordered a made to order cake? Wedding cake? (I hope not).
    I've never had a disappointment but thankfully my best bud is a caterer! I cheat that way.

    Your question reminded me of this:
    Ugly Cake Story
    I laughed so hard when I enlarged the pic of the cake she got!

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    ^^ That is hilarious.
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