January 18, 2012 - Yanis' 4th birthday celebration. I was assigned for my niece's cake and Yanis requested for Tinker Bell theme. Busy with my schedules that week, I opted to check out the designs 2 day before the event. Found several fairy designed cakes from Goldilocks, however, i was shocked to know that the lead time is 3 days, and cannot adjust to 2 days.
Had thought of buying cupcakes, but lead times for several stores I visited were also 3 days. With broken heart and very low morale, I happened to stop by in front of Max's Bakeshop and luckily I was able to meet the order time for their cupcakes. Finally!!!! yahoo!!!!! thanks Max's for saving me...
To complete the design, I just purchased the following:
1) 24 assorted designed cupcakes - Max's Bakeshop - Cost: Php 500 per 12pcs = Php 1K
2) 1 square dedication cake - Red Ribbon - Php Cost: 500
3) Princess garden background (I just took off Snow White figurine) - Goldilocks - Php 300
4) Fairy Dolls - Cost: roughly Php 3K
This design made me through that day and made my niece super happy.
Few lessons learned:
1) Never again trust that cakes will always be available...
2) Happiness of a child is priceless, but disappointment will surely cost you a lot.
3) Everything has lead time