Sunday, 8 June 2014

The importance of proof reading and double checking...oh and a Purple Cupcake Plaque

Ok we all make mistakes at times...
I received an order via my facebook page for one of my cupcake plaques, we sent messages back and forth, we sorted out the colour scheme, the wording (without an apostrophe in the name), I wrote it on my 'To-Do' list and set to work,

My To-Do List

I sketched it out, prepared the wood, painted, varnished, glitterfied, attached the hanging cord and bow and was pleased with what I'd done. I took photo's, the colours were scrummy, the cupcake looked yummy, I wrapped it carefully and popped it in the post.

It arrived safely at it's destination and I received a lovely message from my customer...

'I just received the Plaque and it's Lovely. The only thing is, it says Kellzies Kitchen instead of Millzies Kitchen. Other than the name I love it'!! 

Oooops, wrong name!!
Oh poop and a big ooops, nothing for it but do it again, I really have no idea what happened, I can only think that the lack of chocolate in my diet is playing havoc with my concentration. So the moral of the story is, double check and triple check as you go along, or EAT MORE CHOCOLATE!!

The correct Cupcake Plaque

Mmmm Yummy Cupcake

The correct plaque has now arrived to my lovely customer Millzies Cakes  over on face book, she has a lovely page filled with delicious looking cakes. The 'Kellzie' Plaque has been returned and I will use it as a sample to display on my table at any craft fairs... but of course, if anyone knows a Kellzie??  

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Jan x


  1. Gosh that is quite a mistake, but you are talking to the person who once signed her cat's name on a wedding card instead of her own, and sent it. These things just happen.

  2. More chocolate is always the answer :D I love your plaques, both look great.

  3. The plaque is lovely - it's funny how the eyes see what they think they should see sometimes! A sample for your events is a good idea and might bring in more orders so could be good!!

  4. Definitely more chocolate!!

  5. Its soooo easy to make mistakes like that! I'm glad your customer was so lovely about it, we're all human after all :) The plaque is gorgeous x

  6. I love this story. The plaque turned out beautiful even if the name was wrong. It happens to all of us. I hope you have a great start to your week.

  7. hey, it could have been worse... You could have used SPELL-CHECK or that evil AUTO-COMPLETE!! - [the messages I get from my Sister are total mysteries at the best of times!]
    Actually, you should rent IT out to Anyone who wants to run a "pop-up" Shop for a day or so and then to Someone Else and so on... Better yet, open ITS own TWITTER account or fake Blog!

  8. So pretty - worth changing your name for! x

  9. Both plaques are lovely. It's a great colour scheme. It's always good to have samples for use at craft fairs, my prototypes usually end up being used for that.


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