August 07, 2014

A set of 4 cakes looking for a miniature home!

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Hello,

Wondering about this post's title? well let me tell you a short story about the chosen title ...
A lady asked me if I could do a custom order for her, a set of 4 miniature cakes in 1/12 scale: 1 cherry pie, 1 apple pie, 2 bundt cakes -one with lemon drizzle-. I finished them and later she tells me that her husband had an accident and that she can't purchase them atm. Ok ... so I've learned something today and that is to be more careful when I do commissions and ask for a percentage before starting. It takes hours to complete an order like this, or days if your creativity is not in the mood.

So despite this situation, I have now 4 gorgeous little cakes looking for a nice home ... and at a special price!! (meaning you get the 4 of them for less than usual!!) plus 10% OFF using a coupon I've got at my Etsy shop (till 15 August).

Here you have the pics, hope you like them :)

Cherry pie and slice, lemon bundt with drizzle, apple pie and a simple bundt cake and slice
Bundt with lemon drizzle and apple pie ... yum

8 comments :

  1. Hi Ann! What a shame that your commissioned work ended this way, but I hope that the woman's husband will be okay. These kind of things happen, but your work is wonderful and so I am sure that your pies and cakes will soon find a good home, before much longer. :D

    elizabeth

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    1. Yes it was a shame, I mean, don't misunderstand me! I do hope her husband gets well but at the same time ... this commission was something I had to do from scratch since I didn't have all these cakes available.
      It taught me something new, and that is to put a shop policy about special requests.
      100% ying yang Elizabeth :)

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  2. Wonderful work, Ann. I am sorry about the woman's husband, but am sure your creations will end up with a very happy new owner.
    -Lisa

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    1. Thanks Lisa! Hoping for the same too :)
      Btw your gift is leavingmy homecountry on monday ... nono don't ask what is it cos I may start giving clues! lol ...
      Hugs ***

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  3. Hi Ann, Interesting post and good learning experience for anyone selling their handmade items. Your mini pies and cakes look yummy! Too bad the woman who ordered them can't have them, but someone else will be thrilled to own them, I'm sure. Beautiful work! xo Jennifer

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    1. Hello Jenn, yea it was an interesting experience and that's why I shared it here with you guys ... lesson learned for me, I'm adding a shop policy about special requests so this doesn't happen twice.

      Thanks for your lovely words dear friend!!
      Hugs ***
      A

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  4. I only now managed to be your follower.
    Sorry for your bad experience. Your cakes are absolutely mouth watering! Fabulous work!
    Hugs, Drora

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