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Saturday, May 29, 2010

get this..i spent HOURS baking and decorating a sweet 16 cake for delivery today, only to call the mom to make sure of times last night and have her stutter..but..my daughter was supposed to tell you at school monday that we cancelled the party.
bear in mind, i sub. i am in a different school every day. and i took this week off because of the huge amount of orders i had for this week. i usually require a deposit, but with anything under 100 dollars i waive it sometimes. dumb me.
so i have a beautifully decorated cake for 60 people sitting at the bakery. i will give it to one of the others picking up their cakes today because i'm so angry if i dont get it out of here i will sit down and eat 30 servings by myself.
Bear in mind i had left 3 messages for the woman to call me between weds and last night. AND spoken to HER mother telling her it was urgent the teens mom get in touch with me ABOUT THE CAKE!!!
All she said was..i feel bad. ARGH!!!

  
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DANIMITE2 5/30/2010 1:53PM

    Oh Holly! I'm so sorry...I know you've been working so hard this week! But good for you for knowing you have to get the cake out of the house or eat it...when I'm upset, I usually don't care if I eat billions of calories!

Crossing my fingers that this is a better week for you and I hope you get some rest!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 5/29/2010 2:37PM

    the girl did nothing wrong. the story i got was the dog needed a limb amputated and it cost too much. i offered to let her make paynents or work out another arrangement. i dont charge high prices at all, my cakes are very affordable--walmart charges about the same for one of their cakes, which come to them frozen and they just thaw them out. (according to their bakery manager whom i asked)
Lita good thought but we have neither here. its a tiny town--i am giving the cake to someone who did something cery nice for me and this will be a good way to thank them. Had i not taken time off from my other job, had so many cakes for this weekend (i just delivered 300 cupcakes) and spent so much time decorating it, i wouldnt be anything but a little ticked off. but to "send a message" with a child on something like this is unexxusable. thank goodness in 30 years of this business i've only had this kind of thing happen twice.
all is well. its just annoying..

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JACKIE4019 5/29/2010 2:34PM

    We have the same problem sometimes. My husband and I run an automotive garage. It we have to "order" a special part we have to pay for it in advance. Then the customer cancels and we are stuck with the part. Most of the time, we to ask for a deposit. Lesson learned I guess.

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L*I*T*A* 5/29/2010 10:16AM

    do you have a soup kitchen/childrens ward at the hospital in your area...........
if so why not brighten their day..........
just a thought........
one way to turn the anger into something positive
blessings and hugs..................lita

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CABIGIRLFALL04 5/29/2010 9:26AM

    I feel for you!!! I used to decorate cakes too years ago, never had a situation like this. How sad for the 16 year old that she is not going to get her sweet 16 party. Must have done something serious that her parents cancelled the party! As a mom of a 17 year old, I know how important those parties are to their social circle. Looks like no one came out happy on this cake. emoticon
Have a happy day anyway!

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day off?

Friday, May 28, 2010

i AM hoping for monday Alison!!
well, thanks to Katie and Kevin helping, all the cupcakes are done. we did 300 to make sure there were extras in case of calamity.
one tiered cake was picked up, and one of the birthday cakes.
i started on the other wedding tiered cake, and both layers of the top broke. i have been doing this for 30 years and until now have NEVER lost a cake. grr. so i'm here baking another..the bakery ovens arent going to be run for 2 small 5" cakes!!!
ok back to it. the 3 tier sweet 16 cake is assembled just needs decorating. then just the baby shower cake and i'll have it under control, and MAYBE i can have Monday off!

  
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MS5835 5/28/2010 11:08PM

    I hope you get Monday off too

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L*I*T*A* 5/28/2010 8:32PM

    hoping that you have Monday off
take it easy.........
blessings and hugs.........lita

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SUETINGE 5/28/2010 5:37PM

    I do hope you get Monday off.

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 5/28/2010 5:32PM

    Baked AND decorated...

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SIXFULLERS 5/28/2010 4:37PM

    Good luck on Monday off!

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ARCHIMEDESII 5/28/2010 2:17PM

    Gosh, you baked 300 cupcakes ! You certainly deserve Monday off ! I hope you get it so that you can sit back and relax !

-- karen



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VEGANLINDS 5/28/2010 1:50PM

    Whoa, 30 years - that's quite a record, Holly!

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DEBULACLARK 5/28/2010 1:48PM

    You better TAKE Monday off....fingers, toes, eyes crossed that you get to!

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a LITTLE better today

Thursday, May 27, 2010

ok so it got to 98 degrees just north of here yesterday. I got in the pool even though you cant see the bottom and there were unknown things lurking. i couldnt stand it any more. as someone here so well worded it..we got our high of the year and out biggest snowfall of the year all in one month.
i saw more people at walmart yesterday than ever, even more than at Christmas!! all trying to get cool. this is horrid...
I have to go bake. i hope the a/c caught up with the ovens yesterday as i have the same amount to do. then i will leave for a couple hours to let it catch up and go back later to start decorating...i have 3 large cakes going out tomorrow, then saturday the 280 cupcakes and tiered cake that goes with them, then another tiered cake. then just one on sunday..and hopefully monday i can take a day off and relax and remember my wonderful Dad who was a WW2 vet.
People have forgotten that Memorial Day is to remember our fallen military men and women, who kept and continue to keep our country free!!

  
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OTTAWABOUND 5/28/2010 7:22AM

    Oh lordy, BAKING in this heat??? You are amazing. I hope the AC is working well.

I've started planning my meals a couple of days in advance and cooking everything at once so that I'm only heating up the house for that hour or two and then I bless the power of the microwave. emoticon

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RAVEN2FEATHERS 5/28/2010 6:49AM

    Well I hope that the heat doesn't bug ya to much and that you're able to get your orders out on time. It would be nice for you to get a day off, so here's to Monday may you get that day off for rest and reflection.

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VEGANLINDS 5/27/2010 12:27PM

    Geez, Holly, that weather is just crazy!!
It only got up to 84 here yesterday in the usually exceedingly hot and humid Mississippi Delta. Plus the record high for yesterday for this area is only 96!

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DEBULACLARK 5/27/2010 10:55AM

    I hope you stay cool and get a chance to reflect about your Dad on Monday. It is supposed to cool off here so I'm hoping it does for you too...

....and I will definitely be remembering all of our unsung heroes on Monday....past, present and future! Thanks for reminding everyone!

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L*I*T*A* 5/27/2010 9:51AM

    hoping it gets cooler for you today.....
drink lots of water and don't overdo....
blessings and hugs.............lita

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DISPATCH91 5/27/2010 9:46AM

    Hope it is cooler for you today. It is cooler here in Texas then where you are.

Great reminder of what Memorial Day is about emoticon

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SOCKITTOME 5/27/2010 9:34AM

    I cannot imagine doing all this work you're doing in that HEAT. Wow! I hope it cools off soon!!!!! And kudos on the Memorial Day reminder. Have a good one!


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KIMCATUS 5/27/2010 9:07AM

    Great reminder about Memorial Day!! Thanks to your dad and all our other veterans who sacrificed so much to make this country great!

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POLARBEAR63 5/27/2010 8:44AM

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Keep Cool

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visions of cake batter

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

ok i just finished baking 150 cupcakes, and 16 layers for tiered cakes. i have to do it all again tomorrow but its just too hot..even with the a/c the ovens make the place sweltering. i honestly cant understand how anyone can enjoy this scorching heat..even my daughter who hates cold is wishing for snow...

  
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SIXFULLERS 5/28/2010 4:36PM

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I don't see much change in sight for your forecast. Sorry. :(

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FLORIDAFAN 5/26/2010 11:26PM

    Hope it cools down for you soon..

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DDUNKIES 5/26/2010 10:49PM

    i would just shut off the ovens and eat the cake batter- just think of how much more comfy you would be- it was 93 and humid today- i was sweating just standing still- sorry, probably more info than you needed emoticon

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DEBULACLARK 5/26/2010 7:42PM

    Sorry Holly!! I'm all for summer but this hot is too hot! I'm happiest in the high 70's low 80's....hope it cools off for you tomorrow....

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CJBAGGINS 5/26/2010 6:48PM

    So sorry that the heat is making you melt!
Hang in there. Perhaps you'll get some unseasonable cool weather to make it more bearable.

cj

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SUETINGE 5/26/2010 6:13PM

    I hope your hot spell ends soon.

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MSJAP1 5/26/2010 5:50PM

    If I remember correctly you don't like being hot and prefer the snow so it must be unbearable for you! I had a look on your site and the cakes are amazing, no wonder you are so busy.

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L*I*T*A* 5/26/2010 4:40PM

    would a better ac help????
hope it lets up soon......
blessings and hugs.........lita

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RAVEN2FEATHERS 5/26/2010 4:37PM

    That sounds unbearable Holly ! Wow ! I don't see how you do it. I hope that it lightens up soon.

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heat and cakes

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

oh man..i have 280 cupcakes, a 2 tiered table disp[lay cake, a 3 tiered sweet 16, a 2 tiered shower for 50, 2 round layer cakes, AND a baby shower cake for 60...all for this weekend, and all need to be hand decorated. Business is good...lol...this weekend anyhow!

  
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DISPATCH91 5/26/2010 9:21AM

    When it rains it pours, just wish it could be a little more spread out. That just goes to show how good you are.

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WILLOW49 5/25/2010 11:29PM

    You sure have a busy weekend ahead! I don't know how you do it all!
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L*I*T*A* 5/25/2010 5:48PM

    busy hands is a good thing right!!!
take care and don't overdo...........
blessings and hugs............lita

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RAVEN2FEATHERS 5/25/2010 3:31PM

    Woo Hoo !! That's gonna keep ya busy all week long ! Congrats ! But don't fall from exhaustion my friend.

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SUETINGE 5/25/2010 2:42PM

    You are busy.

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