Do you feel bad about saying you can't do a cake?
My friend as asked me to make her grandson’s christening cake which I would have loved to do.However the blessing is on Sunday 14th Oct but I go on holiday on Friday 12th. In addition it’s my granddaughters birthday on Tues 9th so I will be icing her cake on the Sunday/Monday & delivering it Tuesday. I work Thursday morning & my husband & I had planned to do a wine tasting tour (a gift from a friend) Thursday afternoon then eat out in the evening.
The cake is 2 tiers (10" & 8") with 5 cake building block squares spelling out his name. There’s a train & star spray on the top. Other than that it’s quite plain with jst a few stars on the top tier.
My friend sad she doesn’t want to put me under any pressure to say yes but I felt really guilty saying no! Since Monday night I’ve been feeling awful & racking my brain trying to work out hw I could do it. I could make the train & star spray next week. Obviously, as well as my granddaughter’s cake I would have to make the other 2 & freeze them. (Oh, just as an aside I have to make a sponge cake cake for my local football club as well!) I’ve never frozen a Madeira cake before & this means I would have to defrost and ice/ complete Weds. Now as I said, the blessing is on the Sunday so this means finished cake (Weds) wouldn’t be eaten until Sunday. I would worry about it keeping moist.
My husband is very matter if fact & said they’ve known about this for weeks/months & should have asked me before now,. We only booked the holiday last Saturday & I was asked this Monday. Had I of known beforehand & committed to this we could have chosen a different week to go away.
Sorry about going on but I do feel guolty. What would you do?
Just a hobby baker but love seeing other people's work & aspire to creating something as beautiful one day.