Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Juicy Couture Heart Shape Cake

Yesterday we were expecting a massive storm, I had to leave work early so I would make it on time to pick Cami up from the Day Care. I got home ready to eat my comfort food because lately I feel so cold that all I can think of is food. It seems that my New Year resolutions are on hold until the Spring, I don't know you, but I realized that I can't work out if I'm cold ( the perfect excuse).

I had been in contact with a former client about a cake he need it for tomorrow, we agreed on the design and other details and I was ready to start baking on Monday, but since I never got what you are supposed to get when a client placed an order and you required a deposit or full payment, I thought he had changed his mind and didn't want the cake and some how he couldn't let me know. The point is that I didn't bake on Monday.
Yesterday around 7:30 pm I got a text message from Mr. Client asking me how was the cake coming along, what? the cake is not coming along at all I text him back. The thought of baking, making frosting and decorating a cake at 8:30 pm was not a happy thought. I went back and for with my client and I end up making the cake for him last night. Yes, all the process in one night, you might be asking yourself how many hours took me to make the cake and why I didn't say no, after all it wasn't my fault.

Very easy, I don't know how to say no, and I really have to learn because I can't do this to myself, and then my client was so sweet and excited about his girlfriend's birthday. How can you say no to that?


I copied the Juicy Couture logo from the Internet and my husband took it to my local supermarket bakery and asked if they could print the logo on a frosting sheet.
The frosting sheet was very easy to work with, I just marked the heart shape with a big heart shape cookie cutter and then cut it. I made the rope around the cake and the logo with black fondant using my clay gun.The piping details on top of the cake are made with black royal icing.


Well, I hope you like it. Just wondering... Have you ever had a situation like mine?


ButterYum said...

Oh no... I suspect he realized at the last minute that he didn't confirm or finalize the cake with you and sent the text as a way of manipulating you into making it anyway (can you tell I'm skeptical by nature?).

t any rate, you were fabulous for doing it last minute. I hope he gave you a generous tip for your trouble.


ButterYum said...

PS - the cake is stunning - really, it's perfect!!

Jenniffer said...

First of all, great job on the cake (as always)! Secondly, are you kidding me? I think bakers as a whole have a very hard time saying "No!" That's my New Year's Resolution this year - Saying No when I know I should.

Mari said...

Kathia, It happens to me all the time, I thought I was the only one that didn't know how to say no. Worst, I have done many cakes without getting deposit. I am not surprised, you have made a beautiful cake. It cake out lovely!

Un saludo :)

Butter Hearts Sugar said...

I'm with you, I am terrible at saying no. The cake turned out beautifully! Its amazing you did it all in on night.

Manni said...

Guess what? I just posted on my FB page the same think, "why can't I say "NO" ? lol!!
I'm in the same boat as you : )
You did an amazing job and I bet he was very grateful to you : )

The Cooking Photographer said...

Oh No Kathia! That's horrible! I am so sorry you had to stay up all night.

The cake is beautiful, but I still feel bad for you.


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The Cooking Photographer said...

Oh and I love your blog change at the top! Your awesome cakes are up there!

Maranda said...

Very cute cake!!

Diane {Created by Diane} said...

Looks great! I have trouble saying no too :) but I'm getting better at it, my new line of defense is "let me get back to you about that" LOL It's working well, it gives me more time to think if I can do it or not.
Beautiful cake!

Sue said...

Your cake looks GORGEOUS, Kathia! Can't believe it was "last minute"! It IS hard to say "NO", but I like Diane's idea above:)

SweetThingsTO said...

I have never had such a last minute request... I have had people not respond to my quotes or send me a deposit to reserve. They get a bit upset when they finally email me a few weeks to officially book and I don't have room. They usually understand... sometimes they make me feel bad.... I rarely cave in anymore - but once in a while I have a soft spot.

cookies and cups said...

Hate when that happens with people ordering! Have been there. You did an awesome job on such short notice, really couldn't have been done any prettier :)

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