Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Cake Disappointment.

Per your request, here are pictures of the lame cake. It just looks like it was rushed, and I gave him a week's notice like he asked.
Do you see how it's leaning over? Gosh, it was a NIGHTMARE transporting it to my parents' house - every bump, and every turn it would wobble back and forth.And what is coming out of the bottom of the cup??? We could not figure it out.
Oh, and I asked for chocolate flavoring and I got vanilla.


ETA: I saw a picture of a Starbucks cup the pastry chef had made and it looked exactly like a Starbucks cup, you couldn't even tell it was a cake! I was so impressed with this picture, I ordered the cake. But the cake did not look like the picture AT ALL - the cake I got is much too fat, and the warmer is much too thin, it is leaning over, and it has coffee beans coming out of it??? And when I went to pick up the cake, the original picture I had based the cake off was no where to be found. It was very misleading and disappointing.

55 comments:

Samantha said...

The stuff coming out of the bottom of the cup is probably a trail of coffee beans since you asked for a Starbucks mug, just for decoration. The cake still looked good, but I hope you called the guy who made it. Nonetheless, I still like it!

Lauren Kelly said...

Aww, love the cake!!

Heather said...

Sorry the cake turned out bad. But the idea is super cute!! My mom loves SB and I am totally doing this for her sometime...maybe with some construction revision though.

Katie said...

wow...did they get confused?? I'm still trying to figure out the lines coming off the side? It's cute though, just really strange they didn't do what you wanted.

Jen Caputo said...

aww - it's such a cute idea though! I'm with you though, what's up with the coffee turds?

Shannon said...

I thought it was suppose to look like that! I took it as the cup is leaning over pouring out starbucks {the beans}! Super cute!

~ Kelly Ann ♥ said...

Oh my goodness that's FABULOUS- Good job girl- I give you A++-- Who care that it was leaning- Just to do that type of cake- amazing


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Jorden and Kristin said...

hehe it was going to be really cute! i can see they tried at least. but what a bummer to not get what you want. you should send the picture to cake wrecks! :) and i vote the the coffe cup pee'd :)

Meg said...

oh. wow. I sort of resembles a SB cup. The Coffee beans trailing behind is kind of weird though. And the leaning... yikes! I would have asked for a discount since it looks so bad and it wasn't the correct flavor. Bummer. But what a great cake idea! ;)

A Love Worth Waiting For said...

Too cute!!

AmberDenae said...

I think it's adorable but yes, it does sort of look like it was rushed with the leaning. And the trail of coffee beans looks a little silly. You should probably get refunded especially considering they made the wrong flavoring of cake! Overall though, I think it's pretty cute ;) Of course, I don't know the amount of money you paid and if it were me, I would have probably been a little upset with a leaning cup and silly trail of coffee beans behind. ;)

the future mrs Hinz said...

it was a creative idea!!! very thoughtful of you.

Nicole said...

Its a cute idea! Sorry you didnt get what you wanted! =( But its the thought that counts!! =D

Mrs. A said...

as someone with a little cake decorating experience I can tell you it doesn't look like the used any kind of supports in the cup to hold it up straight and that's why it's leaning. Anytime you stack more than two layers high you have to use supports to stabilize the cake. It looks like it was put together very hastily and when working with cake you can never expect it to go smoothly if you rush it.

mommywonderland said...

Sucks its leaning, but I think it turned out pretty good! Super cute idea!

Alaina @ Three Ladies and a Dad said...

Oh my! I would have had to complain...maybe if he does not offer a refund you could get a credit toward another cake. Although the cake is cute, I understand why you would be upset.

I hope it works out for you!

Sara said...

It looks like coffee beans coming from the cup. Or, it's leaking! I agree it looks rushed, perhaps he bit off more than he could chew. Did you see another one that he did that was better?

New England Girl said...

Goodness! I would have complained and then probably renegotiated a price... you didn't get anything you wanted, so why should you have to pay in full?! That cake could have been so adorable, but he obviously didn't do as requested... in spite of this, I hope your Momma enjoyed it :) It's a sweet gestures and I'm sure she loved the thought!

Lily G. said...

That cake is adorable!! Love the idea.

Tara Gibson said...

i think it looks so cute, but i can understand your dissapointment i fyou were expecting something different.. hope it tasted good : )

Holly said...

Oh no! I'm sorry you didn't get what you wanted. I'm sure he could've done a better job than that.

The Rest is Still Unwritten said...

That is so disappointing! It looks cute but you can definitely they didn't take their time! and the leaning would have set me off! My wedding cake was leaning and I got back $800 for it!

Lauren said...

I would agree that it looks a little squashed--I hope you showed the guy the pictures as comparison so he knew what you really wanted!

Ashley said...

wow, that looks terrible!! I can't believe that the bakery wasn't ashamed to give it to you!!

Amber said...

Yikes, that is pretty bad. Great idea, not great execution. The only thing I can think that the lines might be is steam. Like they couldn't have it coming up from the top of the cup so they did it on the side? Who knows? Very random.

katie + bret said...

I believe those are coffee beans coming out the bottom. A little odd but oh well.

I think the cake is cute! I didn't see the one you THOUGHT you were getting obviously but it was still very creative!

jen + ryan said...

You should send that to Cake Wrecks!!!!

cakewrecks.blogspot.com

Nessa said...

It looks kind of funny...but its not too bad!! At least it was yummy, yes? ;)

The Hnou Mrs. said...

Sad! At least it tasted Deeee-leee-she-us right?

brown eyed girl said...

I think the coffee beans coming out are supposed to indicate steam and that the beverage is hot.

it was a great idea, I am sure your mother appreciated the gesture?

Lucky in Love said...

I'm so sorry your cake turned out crappy! I can't believe they gave you a leaning cake!

And it does sort of look like it's pooping coffee beans :) But at least it tasted good :)

Jules said...

I'm sorry you weren't happy with the cake, but I think it looks really cute. I think it was so sweet of you to order that for her.

Lucy Marie said...

I don't think the pics are as bad as you are describing so maybe it looked worse in real life. Regardless though, I would be really disappointed if I didn't get what I expected. And the baker obviously knew since he hid the photo of the good cake. What a bummer!

The real question is, did it still taste good at least?

Jenny.Lee said...

I'm sorry the cake turned out so bad. It's a really cute idea though.

Polka Dots & Protein Bars said...

I pretty much think the coffee bean trail is amazing.

AmyT said...

awlll so sorry - the first pic looked but, but I see what you are saying about the leaning. It looks like would have offered you a coupon or something! booo them!

Southern Web Girl said...

I submitted for cakewrecks.com for you. (c:

I do not get the trail of coffee beans.

Suzette said...

Oh it still looks yummy, but the fact that they rushed it and it was the wrong flavor, I hope they refunded it you for it!

a H.I.T. said...

That is disappointing, I'm sorry. Pictures can be very misleading sometimes and it's annoying when you have one idea in your head of what something is supposed to look like and you end up with something else.

Shanny said...

Sorry it was disappointing :(

Erin said...

I think that the cup is pooping coffee beans. Does it help that it's not as bad as I imagined it would be?

Prissy Southern Prep said...

although it doesn't look the best, it does look delicious!

Katie said...

You need to submit it to CakeWrecks---

Trust me--she will post it!

Too funny, YET disappointing :(

Mrs. Potts said...

I think it's still cute. Was it yummy?

Ashley @ {Let Go, Laughing} said...

such a cute idea even if it didn't come out perfectly!

The Pink Chick said...

I am so sorry you were disappointed with the cake! It looks cute in the pictures and hopefully it was yummy!

Kassie said...

ah, darn! It was SUCH a good idea. :) In fact, I might just copy it for my coffee-addict mom for her bday!

MissJody said...

What a wonderful cake!
Thank you for posting pics :)
Looks great :)

A Journey Through the Waiting Game said...

Coffee bean trail??? What on earth were they thinking? If I were the cake guy, I would have given you a discount! Kudos to him though for trying! Cute idea!

A Journey Through the Waiting Game said...

P.S. I nominated you for an award!

Lil' Woman said...

Kinda looks like it....you should send it to Cakewrecks!

it jobs said...

I don’t think the cake was a disaster. I think it looks pretty.

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I feel sad looking at the sliced pieces cake because it was well made and you put a lot of effort on it. it such a waste to sliced the cake that way.

Miss M! said...

Another vote to send it to Cake Wrecks - it looks like it's pooping coffee beans!!!

Katie said...

Awww...I hate disappointments like this. I think it still looks good though and I'm sure she appreciated it!!