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post #46 of 75
I would be mad too. icon_twisted.gif Your cake was perfect without those awful flowers. It makes the cake look gawdy and cheap. You had every right to be angry. That lady had no right to do that and she had a very nasty attitude from what you described. I wonder what the bride and groom thought of that fiasco.
post #47 of 75
I'm with everyone else - the cake was absolutely beautiful before broomhilda got hold of it.

Boy, don't weddings (an funerals, for that matter) bring out all of the busybodies who think they are in charge of the universe - and they always mess up what was fine to begin with.

And I'm just thinking - if I ever take the step to go "legit" then I think this is another good thing to add to the contract. Goodness...it's going to be a novel just to CMA!!!
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post #48 of 75
I agree with everyone else. Your cake was definitely much prettier. I didn't think it needed ANYTHING added to it. And if I were you, I wouldn't have let that crabby old lady touch my cake. I would have told her you knew nothing of it and this was your masterpiece, not hers. I also would have let the bride know you were a little upset about the situation and that it would have been nice to get a little notice of somebody adding something to your cake. I think that was quite rude on her part, not to mention how rude the "flower lady" was. Some people!!
post #49 of 75
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Originally Posted by Elserj

Your cake was much, much better without the flowers. As soon as that woman said "did the bride ask you.." I would have said "well the bride didn't say anything to me about you so you can't touch the cake".



Amen to that! Luckily the bride knew about the flowers but man, what if some family member had that brilliant idea and sabotaged the cake?! GOOD GRIEF I would have been furious!

Glad to hear the bride called and apologized about psycho flower lady. Also glad to know she really liked your cake.

I guess we can all learn from this. Find out ahead of time from the bride (even if we have to specifically ask ourself) if she plans putting anything on the cake after you are done. This way you can refuse to take the job if you choose. I'm not sure I would want all the wedding guests thinking that was my work.

That cake looked like a circus of flowers exploded on it! To each their own I guess...
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post #50 of 75
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Originally Posted by SophieBelle

What is classier, really, than a big old rose bud sticking out of the side of a cake at a 65 degree angle?



ROFLMAO!!

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post #51 of 75
Sounds to me like the bride wanted real flowers on her cake; but failed to let YOU know that. When I've had a bride that wanted real flowers; I made sure I had the florist's name/number so I could coordinate set up. Of course, if you had no clue you couldn't do this! Looks like the bride failed to communicate.
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post #52 of 75
OMG....what in the world possessed them to add all those flowers...it was simply beautiful the way you left it.

Thank goodness you took a photograph!

I didn't read through all the responses...but did you get any comments from the bride?
post #53 of 75
I love the original cake, I don't care much about those flowers, they are too bright for the colors of the cake. Your original was the BEST!!! I had that hapened to me once and when the bride's mother saw my cake she told the florist to put the flowers around the table and not on the cake.
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post #54 of 75
This entire post has given me a greater insight into asking my cake customers, be the cake just be a special occasion cake or a wedding cake, what their plans are after I set up my cake . . . such as, will a florist or their friend be setting up the cake table with any additional decorations or equipment after I have completely finished setting up the cake. In the past, somehow I found out beforehand that the customer was going to have a friend/florist/caterer finish up the table after I left. In those cases, I was able to intercede by stating that I would be more than happy to finish off the cake table decoration if the customer would just get me what ever they wanted to be presented on that table so that my cake would meet their approval. In the future, after digesting this forum, I realize the situation should be posted more clearly in my written contract either by me or in the customer's handwriting, with their initials by it, what they expect for the of the completed "cake table" presentation. Then, no one is surprised at the outcome. I've been lucky that eventhough I've done many cakes to date, I have not had the misfortune that the original poster to this forum had. I know that I would not have been so accomodating or nice as the original poster. By the way, your cake was really beautiful just as you left it in the beginning. I totally understand how upsetting the whole incident was. In the future, we will all be more prepared now, by what we have learned from your experience, to NOT let an upsetting surprise occur after our long hours of planning, working and laboring over a cake creation. Thank you for your post.
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post #55 of 75
OMFG!! That lady destroyed your cake! I swear, if I was in your position, that woman would have been praying that I didn't get a good look at her face - I would have decked her if I had seen her on the street after seeing the end result of her so called flower arrangement.

This post just gave me one more reason to put a "clause" in my contracts that I will be the last vendor to touch the cake - including flower arrangements.

I'm so sorry. It was a beautiful and elegant cake before those gawd-aweful flowers were arranged on there.
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post #56 of 75
oh my goodness, she killed your cake! That poor bride had flower power instead of elegant.
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post #57 of 75
I love your cake. It looks okay after she decorated it, I wouldn't call it ruined. But I think it would look better left just like you had it. The black looks lovely against the white, so elegant. You did a beautiful job. thumbs_up.gif
post #58 of 75
I must be the only who actually likes it better with the flowers on. Except for the odd rosebud sticking out to the left.

I'm sorry you had to deal with such morons though. But I don't think it ruined the cake at all. I guess it's just a matter of taste.
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post #59 of 75
I think your cake is beautifull before and it really dosn't look awful after. (I have seen much worse with flowers on cakes) some of the flowers were just tooo big for that cake. but it dosn't look destroyed..... but that doesn't take away from the fact I would have been PISSED if someone touched my cake. well I am just happy I can live and learn from you guys.
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post #60 of 75
I had something similar happen to me with a wedding cake. I had a picture of what she wanted, I had never gotten a straight answer as to who was setting up the flowers, the guy that was running the reception or the florist. (I was in the wedding and nine months pregnant, I knew it was not going to be me but did want to oversee it)
I delivered it without anything on it only to hope that is looked the way it was suppose to when I got to the reception.

When I got into the room and checked it before the reception started...it was OK...but nothing like what she had wanted. I did appologize to her and since it was her wedding gift she was very happy with it no matter what. But it will never happen again. icon_biggrin.gif

I just learn more and more as I goes on and pray that I am being watched over. As I write this I am thinking I need to place my own post...I have been doing cakes for 11 years now and have done all of my cakes as gifts....it is time to get this Cake business on the road for me....

I attached my pictures for you all too......
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