Today I had way too many details to complete and just not enough time or patience.
You see I make cakes for private orders... I never really meant to make a job of it, it just kind of snowballed...and I promised back in December that I wasn't going to stress myself out over them anymore (Because I am a perfectionist :o) and I just wasn't going to do anymore. I never know what to charge for my time (because sometimes I end up taking A LOT of time) and I don't feel right charging a ton when you can get a "fancy" slab cake from the grocery store for $20....BUT I don't buy my stuff wholesale and EVERYTHING is homemade/handmade.....and anyway like I was saying I just needed to de-stress....
But I went and accepted an order anyway.
I told a friend I would do her friend's kid's birthday cake for her...I also have a hard time saying "NO".
This friend wanted a chocolate full bodied Elmo. So I said "Sure not a problem, I'll rent the pan and yep sure I'll deliver it by noon on Friday." Do you think for a second I thought to double check that the pan was available?? NOPE. Do you think I checked my calender to make sure I had nothing planned that day?? NOPE. Do you think I feel like I just ruined some poor 2yr olds birthday??? Yeah, I think maybe.
Needless to say I called the lady explained what an idiot I am told her what I could do for her and that I'd knock down the price....then I bake ...then I'm tired and have run out of piping bags so I decide maybe a full night's sleep is a better idea....then I can't sleep and I realize it's also Wayne's Birthday and I have his cake to do, plus a huge lasagna to make and a house to clean before company comes over and I PANIC!!