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drank Pink Flamingo by DAVIDsTEA
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Super crappy night tonight. My cousin (who is the closest thing I have to a sister since they lived with us when she was little) got married last weekend in Niagara Falls. Small ceremony but the grooms Italian family wanted them to have a party so that is tomorrow night. I told her my gift to them would be the wedding cake. It is not real cake but styrofoam. So far it has cost me about $300 to get the supplies for it. Well tonight I have spent 6 hours trying to get the “cake” covered in fondant. I got the top tier (6inch) and middle tier (10 inch) covered but I have tried 5 times to get the bottom tier done and it just isn’t happening. As it stands now I am out of fondant and am really hoping my cake instructor can bail me out in the morning and cover this cake for me. My dining room table is covered in shortening and I am just done. So stressed that I am not going to be able to get it done and she won’t like a 2 tier cake. So worried about this it isn’t funny.
Anyway to make a long story short (too late) I decided to break into my stash of Pink Flamingo to calm my nerves. Seems to be working. I am really going to miss this tea when I run out as I have found nothing like it. At least tonight it is here to help me out.

Ashley Bain

I’m not having a good night, either :( Can’t sleep because I’m in so much pain.
I wish you lots of good luck in finishing the cake.

Cattibrie

My cake instructor called this morning and she is going to help me at 10am so I am feeling better. Of course my son took a tumble while running in the house and now has a huge goose-egg on his forehead just in time for the wedding. UGH. At least the purple will match his tie for the wedding.
Hope you got rid of the pain enough to get some sleep Ashley.

Jenn

First, you’re a saint for making anyone a wedding cake. That is an incredibly daunting task that many bakeries won’t even take on.

Second, if someone loved me enough to take on such a labor intensive task for my wedding, that cake would be the best most beautiful cake ever in my eyes because it was made with love.

Third, I bet it turns out fab :) Post a picture from the wedding if you can.

Cattibrie

Thanks Jenn. I felt better when we got the tier covered and the proffesional had a hard time getting it done right. Luckily I had a wide ribbon to put on it so that hid some sins.
The cake looked great when it was done. My aunt was in tears when she saw it and the groom made me cry when he thanked me during their speech for an “amazing cake that matched their vision”. I am just glad it is done and hoping that my cousin who is getting married next summer doens’t ask me to do their cake. I think 2 wedding cakes is my limit.
I will post a picture of the finished cake if I can figure out how to do it.

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Ashley Bain

I’m not having a good night, either :( Can’t sleep because I’m in so much pain.
I wish you lots of good luck in finishing the cake.

Cattibrie

My cake instructor called this morning and she is going to help me at 10am so I am feeling better. Of course my son took a tumble while running in the house and now has a huge goose-egg on his forehead just in time for the wedding. UGH. At least the purple will match his tie for the wedding.
Hope you got rid of the pain enough to get some sleep Ashley.

Jenn

First, you’re a saint for making anyone a wedding cake. That is an incredibly daunting task that many bakeries won’t even take on.

Second, if someone loved me enough to take on such a labor intensive task for my wedding, that cake would be the best most beautiful cake ever in my eyes because it was made with love.

Third, I bet it turns out fab :) Post a picture from the wedding if you can.

Cattibrie

Thanks Jenn. I felt better when we got the tier covered and the proffesional had a hard time getting it done right. Luckily I had a wide ribbon to put on it so that hid some sins.
The cake looked great when it was done. My aunt was in tears when she saw it and the groom made me cry when he thanked me during their speech for an “amazing cake that matched their vision”. I am just glad it is done and hoping that my cousin who is getting married next summer doens’t ask me to do their cake. I think 2 wedding cakes is my limit.
I will post a picture of the finished cake if I can figure out how to do it.

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