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pinkglitter Wed 21-Aug-13 13:16:47

I currently make cupcakes and my friend has given me only 3 days notice to make 20 cupcakes for a special occasion , anniversary- she must have known i would not be able to get the bits by three days trouble is I said yes but it is short notice. I don't want t let her down but his is last minute. com

HatieKokpins Wed 21-Aug-13 13:21:37

How could she have known if you didn't tell her? Why did you say yes, then?

Fakebook Wed 21-Aug-13 13:24:22

What bits do you need? Flour, eggs, sugar, butter and icing sugar, cupcake cases and decorations. I can make 40 cakes in 4 hours and I'm not even an expert or sell them.

FredFredGeorge Wed 21-Aug-13 13:24:40

"Can you make some cakes for Friday?"
"Great I love your cakes!"


"Can you make some cakes for Friday?"
"No, I can't get the bits?"
"Oh, that's a shame, I love your cakes, could I help out with buying stuff?"


WorraLiberty Wed 21-Aug-13 13:26:15

Why does it take 3 days to bake some fairy cakes?

lovestogarden Wed 21-Aug-13 13:27:03

I always have cake components in the cupboards. I live in fear of someone saying 'I fancy chocolate/madeira/fruit/polenta cake' and me not being able to rustle one up. This is a habit I inherited form my mum.

aldiwhore Wed 21-Aug-13 13:27:55


She hasn't 'given you 3 days notice', she's asked you if you could make the cupcakes for an event that's happening in 3 days time.

You could have said no.

But you said yes, so you'd better get baking.

And agree with others, unless you're baking them individually, 3 days is plenty of time unless you have other orders. Usually I bake cupcakes the day before I need them so they're fresh (when I can be bothered, which usually I can't be) and you can make beautiful cupcakes without ordering whacky stuff.

Now stop moaning and get baking.

This is why I hate cupcakes.

MammaTJ Wed 21-Aug-13 13:29:25

20 cupcakes is less than two batches. Not that big a deal.

Even with fancy decorations, it is not that big a deal.

My DD has given me one days notice that she would like a Hello Kitty cake for her birthday tomorrow. I am doing a night shift tonight, but she will get her cake.


What is so extravagent about them that you can't get before then?

I made a pirate ship birthday cake and 36 spider cupcakes in one day last week. 20 cupcakes is nothing.

WorraLiberty Wed 21-Aug-13 13:31:37

Now stop moaning and get baking.

This is why I hate cupcakes.

I have no idea why that ^^ genuinely made me laugh out loud grin

FreeButtonBee Wed 21-Aug-13 13:32:48

20 cupcakes? With 3 days notice? What's the problem?

I knocked up a Vicky sponge this morning while placating teething 6 mo crawling twins after 3 hours sleep.

Unless she has asked you to fashion them in the image of the Taj Mahal, surely you can bake them in an hour this evening and decorate tomorrow. Voila, job done.

KarmaBiatch Wed 21-Aug-13 13:33:21

just pretend you're a contestant on 'the british bake off' and get cracking..

ViviPru Wed 21-Aug-13 13:46:06

not be able to get the bits by three days assuming you mean bits other than ingredients, Amazon Prime is your friend, my friend. (bloody LOVE Amazon Prime)

MrsTerryPratchett Wed 21-Aug-13 13:46:41

she must have known i would not be able to get the bits by three days Really? I would assume that a) 20 cakes wouldn't take 3 days and b) that you would say if it did.

Also, I want a bloody Pirate Ship cake <stamps feet>

SaucyJack Wed 21-Aug-13 13:50:44

Shame for you Luisa Zissman didn't win The Apprentice.

Yabu. Its 20 cupcakes! I could do that by tonight with one trip to asda/ hobbycraft. I really don't understand your beef.

OneLittleToddleTerror Wed 21-Aug-13 14:16:16

I'm intrigued what bits are the OP after! 3 days for 20 cakes?

HoneyDragon Wed 21-Aug-13 14:17:54

What does she want on them that takes 3 days confused

BackforGood Wed 21-Aug-13 14:20:43

Please come and tell us why it would take so long to make a couple of plates of cakes confused

PatriciaHolm Wed 21-Aug-13 14:20:49

OP, did you mean to write 200 not 20?

HoneyDragon Wed 21-Aug-13 14:21:34

Ooooh ood think Patricia, didn't consider a typo

adagio Wed 21-Aug-13 14:23:39

I have visions of elaborate and intricate decorations on cup cakes in three different flavours with 5 different colour combinations…

mmmmmmmm ….. cake…….

[diet not going so easily]

adagio Wed 21-Aug-13 14:24:26

ooo 200 cakes wow now that could be more challenging

enjoyingscience Wed 21-Aug-13 14:25:16

I seriously hope that are based on the Taj Mahal. Or a series of 'wonders of the modern and ancient world'. That would be amazing.

If they are, post pictures.

If they are standard swirly icing/glittery shit, YABU.

RobotHamster Wed 21-Aug-13 14:26:57

I don't understand why this is a problem.. is there some specific ingredient thay you can't get?

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