Anyway, the bride hated it. And I gave her half her money back.
Last week I had a customer call regarding there white cake that was not light and fluffy and I told them it was from scratch and that they are not light and fluffy like bakeries because they using mixes. She understood but I still crawled back in my coccon of shame.
This weekend I had 3 normal sheet cake orders, a wedding cake, and a very large 80th birthday with 3 full sheets and 1/2 sheet. The normal cakes went fine. The wedding cake went together beatifully, but I was leary of it be cause it was a cake from "Spectacular Cakes" by Mich Turner and it was just resting on dowel rods. The cake with a combination of bowing table that the provided and the cake with "magical support" fell.
Now, I left the set up and saw it had a lean I assumed it would be okay. I told the parents that the table was leaning and that is why the cake was leaning and I left. They didn't say anything about it. That was at 12:30.
I went to pick up my son that I never get to see because I work a full time job 3rd shift plus I own a bakery that I opened last November. We watched him play for a little while and then figured it would be best to leave him with grandma while my husband and I went to bake the 3 full sheet cakes.
We walked in the door at 1:50 to the phone ringing, it was the groom. He stated that the cake fell and the payed $200 dollars for a piece of crap and what was I gonna do about it. I again put on my thick skin and said that there was nothing I could do because they furnished me with a faulty table, and he said why didn't I ask for a new table, and I said that it was sturdy and the cake was fine. The groom hung up frustrated. The bride immediately calls wanting her money back and I agreed to give her half plus the amount for the topper that broke. We hang up the phone and I immediately start crying...
And I still have been crying except for when I think that I should close the business and spend time with my son and husband. The bakery is not going that well anyway. The lease and my 1 employees' are paid out of my personal pocket and the bakery is only supporting ingredients and utilities. We are in major personal debt from opening the bakery and I have no time to spend with my family.
It is just too much with a full time job and a family, I just can't take it anymore. The only thing that brings me peace right now is the thought of closing the shop and spending some much needed time with my son.