Sunday, May 22, 2011

When BAD things happen to good cakes!!! :o(

So this is a story of what happens when a cake has a very, very, bad day. I was finally finished with that huge cake for a first birthday. This was the smash cake that was to match. Mom had specifically ordered a giraffe for the top of both cakes as this was a safari friends birthday party. Isn't she cute. I loved this little giraffe so much, and I had fun making her. All was great until we were loading the car. Said cake was in a cake carrier when everything went amiss, just minutes before delivery! 

 So... as I move the cake out of the way for the larger cake to be placed in a car, I suddenly feel a slide and then no weight to the carrier. In slow motions it feels like I look down to see my little smash cake hurtling to the ground, into a gutter no less! I stand there mouth agape as I see my little cake upside down in the gutter, mud and yuck splashed all over it!


What can I say I cried the whole way over on delivery thinking I have never had this happen before. Of course my wonderful husband was so supportive and reminded me how much worse this could be. It could have been the big cake in the gutter not the small one! The customer was not even worried and told me stuff happens. Ah, how wonderful to have such a great customer right!! Thank you so much for understanding that sometimes thing go wrong. So in the end I went home and tried to make a new smash cake to replace the one that got dropped. 

So it was not the matching giraffe, I so could not pull that off in an hour, but it did match a few of the birds from the larger cake.  I think over all it was not a bad replacement for something that could have been so much worse. I guess I was just lucky I had made one extra layer for the original cake. I also had extra flowers and fondant and icing to cover it. In the end they got a smaller smash cake for the baby, but hey how much cake can a one year old eat by themselves anyways right....

Baby Belly Cake

I usually have more time to get better pics than on my counter... However this was the baby belly cake. I loved the little foot print on the belly.