So cake done, put it in the back of the car, not boxed ( mistake #1), as we got up the road a bit it started to rain, so I stop and pick up the only umbrella available... now using the word umbrella Is a stretch , my undies were bigger than that thing, but they were not an option, hehehehe. We get to the venue almost 2 hours away, and there is no parking, we drive until we find a side alley to temporarily park, still quite a ways away from restaurant. Get out and start walking and of course it starts raining again and the kids try to help with the pitiful umbrella but without success, Get to venue and put my cake in place, which was on the bar which I knew about, but then come to find out that the huge window it is sitting in front of is a serving window for drinks to the outside and that they leave it open most of the time ( mistake #2). So great, my cake will literally be exposed to all the hot humid Florida tempreatures, hell it might as well have been sitting outside Are you kidding me, it is Florida people ,we don't sit cakes in those conditions if they had told me anything about this fact I would have sealed it. The humidity was so intense that just from the walk from the car to the restaurant had made some of my wafer paper prints(mistake #3) start to peel off the cake.
So I told them I would be back next week with a full repair kit and new prints done on real edible paper along with a fake flower and something to seal it with. Within 2 days I was contacted to say the flower had already sagged off the cake ( mistake # 4) and more of the prints were coming off. That flower had sat in my house for over 7 months and made of gum paste but 2 days in that restaurants conditions and it was done and so was my cake apparently. So off I go next week with kit ready to fix it...well what a joke, the cake was a total disaster when I arrived, all frames around the pics are curled up or fallen of, the top tier a total mess where people had touched it and the humidity had made the color transfer to their fingers which then they put back on the cake and the cake board that was sealed also a total mess. Needless to say that cake was going home with me.