Sunday, 10 January 2010

The beauty that never was to be...

Before Christmas, one of my favourite customers had put in an order for a special giant cupcake to be delivered on Christmas eve.

It took ages and was a total beauty...chocolate sponge, with a rich chocolate butter icing. It was made, iced, decorated, packaged and ready to roll.  When unfortunately that was exactly what I did when I came out the door.  It had been so freezing our drive was an ice-rink and I'm neither Torvil or Dean...I slipped, and the cake bought it.

I am posting the photos here in tribute to a beauty that never got to shine.  I took it indoors and through a blur of tears I tried to save it in a variety of ways, but it was never going to work.

Instead I called and explained and insisted that I bring them a stand and 24 vanilla-cupcakes as a replacement.  It was the best I could do.

My lovely customers were totally charming and wonderful about it.  They were so understanding, I was just so sad they never got to eat and enjoy the original.


  1. What a huge shame - I would have wept for sure. I guess better than your bump taking the knock though.

  2. thats what my lovely customers said- they were so sweet about it all.

  3. am SO glad you're ok. And glad you have understanding customers! I would've been devastated too (as the baker). :( We STILL have snow and ice here from a mid-December storm, so I know all too well how easy it is to find yourself on your keister!!

  4. Sweet Tooth told me what happened, but I just had to read it for myself. Weaping would be an understatement if that had happened to me!! So glad you worked it out with your customers.