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Welcome! My name is Mrs.G and I started this blog so people could share in my mis-adventures in wedding planning. I married my southern gentleman on September 6th, 2009. Throughout our courtship I became enamored with everything southern and desperately want to become a steel magnolia.
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Friday, May 29, 2009

The Great Cake Disaster

Wednesday I found out through a huge mess of gossip and people not minding their own business that Stacy and Stephanie can't do my cake. I felt bad for them, they were totally upset that I found out the way I did and that they couldn't do it for me. I told them that I was happy they told me now and really did the research and new their limits. I was more mad at the whole people not minding their own business. Stacy and Stephanie were trying to be really professional about everything, and were going to tell me just Charles and Maria thought it was their job to tell me first. The school uber pissed me off. These Kids, and myself included in October, are paying $30,000.00 a year and they aren't allowed to use the facility? The girls asked Chef if they could make it there and were told " No, if we let you do it then we would have to let everyone else do it too."

So the search is on for a cake designer. Ugh!!! This is so frustrating! My issue is, I can't wrap my head around the idea of spending $600.00 on something that people are going to eat and then expel in a 72 hour window. So our budget for a cake is very very limited.... like $350.00 limited.

I looked in to my options and the bigger people are out like The Cake Studio, Jan Kish and Suisse Shop,I know Short North Piece of Cake is not available that day. So, I went to Giant Eagle last night and all of their cakes are soooooooooooooo dated. Straight out of the 1970's. I did find one that I really liked, it was very plain and didn't have any fake flowers, fountains, or a huge man/woman cake topper with 2 feet of lace and ribbons around it. A problem that I have been running in to while wedding planning is nothing is hazy with me. I have a very clear picture in my head of what I want and it is so hard to stray away from that.

I had an appointment with Golden Delight Bakery and of course I go to the wrong one. The lady I did speak too was very sweet, a little pushy but hey its sales right? She said that I could try one piece of cake at a time so I decided to go for their signature cake, a fresh strawberry cake. I tasted and wasn't blown away. I mean it was cake with strawberries in it. Their portfolio was just as dated so I was between a rock and a hard place. I mean where was I going to go? Leaving the bakery I was kind of bummed, I felt a wave of stress because Matt had to go to work and I wanted to get it done today. I asked Matt if he trusted my judgement and he said yes, so mom and I were off to Giant Eagle.

I already had my mind made up in the car I was going to get my cake there. I don't know why, but I just said to myself you are going to walk out of here with a cake. I walked up to the counter and the lady behind the desk was Samantha, she was uber sweet and totally willing to work with me. She had a sense of humor about everything which made it a lot easier. So I picked everything out; design, flavor arrangements. They even let me have a little bit of free reign on some stuff. I bought the slices they sell for a dollar and mom and I had a little tasting party in my car. I am really happy with it. It is going to be delicious!

Cake is DONE!!!!