** Update #2 - The verdict**
Well done Wire a cake, well done
First and most important the cake arrived in perfect condition on the exact day of his birthday. He didn't get a chance for any pictures be everyone was dying for him to cut into it and he was sharing the birthday sugar high.
Lets give *two snaps up half way around the world to the sandbox and back snap* for Wire A Cake - HB Bakery Connection.
OMG where was my cake!?
There was some drama and one upset soldier's "friend"pacing in front of her computer this week. There was some issues with the address (no error of mine or the bakery) and part of the info was missing. I get a call earlier in the week from a very irritated sounding Ex "S... basically the address is FUCKED ....." Non of the packages I had sent had arrived and I just knew the cake wasn't going to make it. Thankfully there was enough information and I got a call last night that all of it arrived at the same time along with the cake ON his birthday.
Look at that, birthday cake and packages all on THE day.
REMINDER TO SELF: On some scale this was a case of "...may not always come when you call, but always on time". I'm always amazed how something that throws me off and isn't what was planned reveals itself later to be exactly what it should have been.
Maybe one of these days I'll remember that up front and not get so worked up about things. But that is super hard for me.
I have to say, if the product itself is half as wonderful as the communication and customer service I've recevied it will be worth it a million times over. I do believe it was the owner, Debora George, that I spoke to on the phone and sent me the emails.
I figured I'd also share the link to the video that I came across when looking for some place that does this kind of shipping.
Sending Cakes Overseas - Debora George -Wire A Cake
The cake itself is in a tin, frosted with butter cream and then wrapped in a sheet of fondant so the frosting won't stick to places it shouldn't. They have lots of decorations to choose from including the service branches OR if you can even supply your own photo.
OK enough already. Will update when we get the word from the other side and in the mean time.
I don't have a lot of readers, so would ask that all of you with bigger readership post about this if you feel inspired to share. I would love for folks to know more about this resource! Oh yeah, they also participate with Soldiers Angels if you wish to sponsor/donate.
HB Bakery Connection
This will be interesting. At leat I think so, I'm curious how it will turn out.
I sent a cake to the sand box.
Googled some words, picked a link, saw a video. OK, that will work and off I went.
It's the effort that counts, right? Nothing says "Happy Birthday Soldier" like a tin full of sugar and flour, and hopes hopes hopes that it arrives in one piece.
Wire A Cake - HB Bakery Connectionif anyone is curious. I'll report back with at least a before picture, which the company will send to me before my dear little cake takes flight.
I'm obviously still in relationship limbo land but it feels OK for now. Got a very poor quality call (as in I couldn't hear him but he heard me) on Christmas and a clear as a bell call the other day. It makes me happy to hear his voice and that's what I'm rolling with for the time being.