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Falling asleep at the cake.

posted at 1/15/2011 7:15 PM EST
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Hi

Im new to the forums, I didn't see a place to introduce ourselves so I thought I would jump right in with a funny story. It's actually a cake decorating story. I just started working part time for a bakery and was making a wedding cake for them for the first time. I had a bad earache starting. It was around the holidays and we were pretty stressed so I asked a co worker for an Advil or Tylenol and he handed me the container. I took one quickly, without looking at the label(dumb)

So I am decorating this 4 tiered cake and having some trouble leveling and decorating the finer designs. I was having trouble focusing and just then the guy who gave me the stuff came into the room and picked up the container. He said " Oh no these are Advil PM's '

Well that explained the focus problem. the container actually said on it" helps you to sleep and stay aslepp" and I was feeling pretty darn sleepy. And to top it off it's New Years Eve. Luckily one of my co decorators was able to lend a hand and make the drop strings for me. And the cake turned out pretty nice even though it did have a slight lean to it.

Turns out the bride was so happy with the cake she emailed the bakery the next day to thank them. Phew!!! My first impression as a newly hired employee with the bakery turned out ok. But I was in bed by 7:30 on New Years Eve! That stuff really works!

Does anyone else here decorate cakes or make wedding cakes?


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posted at 1/15/2011 7:56 PM EST
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Thanks for the cute story Lorelie --
I've never decorated a cake in my life Embarassed

Re: Falling asleep at the cake.

posted at 1/16/2011 8:14 PM EST
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In Response to Re: Falling asleep at the cake.:
Thanks for the cute story Lorelie -- I've never decorated a cake in my life
Posted by Nancy G

Hi Nancy, Thanks. You should try it sometime. It can be a lot of fun. But it is a bit messy! LOL. Do you do a lot of baking?

Re: Falling asleep at the cake.

posted at 1/16/2011 8:52 PM EST
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First: 12/21/2008
Last: 12/25/2013
This is something I really want to learn someday. We went on a cruise and they wanted to charge $30 to learn cupcake decorating! I passed!

Re: Falling asleep at the cake.

posted at 1/18/2011 10:57 PM EST
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Thanks for the story.  Glad it all turned out ok for you.

Re: Falling asleep at the cake.

posted at 1/23/2011 4:46 PM EST
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In Response to Falling asleep at the cake.:
Hi Im new to the forums, I didn't see a place to introduce ourselves so I thought I would jump right in with a funny story. It's actually a cake decorating story. I just started working part time for a bakery and was making a wedding cake for them for the first time. I had a bad earache starting. It was around the holidays and we were pretty stressed so I asked a co worker for an Advil or Tylenol and he handed me the container. I took one quickly, without looking at the label(dumb) So I am decorating this 4 tiered cake and having some trouble leveling and decorating the finer designs. I was having trouble focusing and just then the guy who gave me the stuff came into the room and picked up the container. He said " Oh no these are Advil PM's ' Well that explained the focus problem. the container actually said on it" helps you to sleep and stay aslepp" and I was feeling pretty darn sleepy. And to top it off it's New Years Eve. Luckily one of my co decorators was able to lend a hand and make the drop strings for me. And the cake turned out pretty nice even though it did have a slight lean to it. Turns out the bride was so happy with the cake she emailed the bakery the next day to thank them. Phew!!! My first impression as a newly hired employee with the bakery turned out ok. But I was in bed by 7:30 on New Years Eve! That stuff really works! Does anyone else here decorate cakes or make wedding cakes?
Posted by Lorelie c


Hi Lorelie and welcome to VBB,I have to say the little bloodie there is so cute!I have taken cake decorating classes and I only decorate cakes for family and friends.I made my sister in laws 25th anniversary cake and it turned our very nice They liked it and that is all that mattered.I'm sure glad that your cake turned out good in spite of the obstacles.

Re: Falling asleep at the cake.

posted at 1/27/2011 8:20 AM EST
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Wow what a story. Luckily the bride liked the cake and your job was saved.

Re: Falling asleep at the cake.

posted at 1/27/2011 10:40 PM EST
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The daughter of a dear friend is getting married in April ...... She's thinking about gorgeous cupcakes instead of a cake.  I have never decorated anything nice in my life and I've been asked to help.  I have a lot to learn

Re: Falling asleep at the cake.

posted at 1/29/2011 10:43 AM EST
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The daughter of a dear friend is getting married in April ...... She's thinking about gorgeous cupcakes instead of a cake.  I have never decorated anything nice in my life and I've been asked to help.  I have a lot to learn
Posted by Nancy G


Nancy, just a word of "warning" for your friend's daughter.  cupcakes dry out faster than a cake does.  This is due to the fact that there is more surface area exposed to the air in a cupcake than a regular cake, more of the cake is covered with frosting.  Quite often a wedding cake is covered with fondant (not a favorite of mine taste wise) but the fondant helps make it even more "air tight"  She may want to consider a small wedding cake and then a display of cupcakes as well this will also allow her to save a tier for the first anniversary.
But the bride needs to try a cupcake that has been made and decorated 2 to 3 days prior to see if she is happy with the taste, moistness and texture of a cupcake that will be made in advance.

Re: Falling asleep at the cake.

posted at 1/29/2011 12:00 PM EST
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Thank you very much Nikki .... like I said, I have never done any of this before and know nothing about it.  I really appreciate any and all information.

Re: Falling asleep at the cake.

posted at 1/29/2011 1:10 PM EST
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Liked the story hope you don't have to do it feeling bad and have got enough sleep

Re: Falling asleep at the cake.

posted at 1/29/2011 3:45 PM EST
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Cute story Lorelie! Glad everything turned out ok.  

I usually bake cakes for the family birthdays.  A few years ago I made a cake for my daughter and decorated it with pink and white chocolate curls.  She loved it but I had such a hard time getting those curls not to break lol. 

Re: Falling asleep at the cake.

posted at 2/1/2011 9:46 AM EST
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First: 10/6/2010
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Welcome to the board. Thanks for the story, very cute

Re: Falling asleep at the cake.

posted at 2/11/2011 8:33 PM EST
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Wow!  I can't decorate cakes when I am wide awake.  I can't imagine being half asleep doing it.

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