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post #16 of 43
Oh, you know she told everybody the price...It's like..."Look what I got for $15.00." People ALWAYS have to brag about their bargains.
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post #17 of 43
I read this earlier and it totally bugs me. What happened to you is just not right. We pour your heart and soul into my cakes and bust our tails. She should have went to Costco's and picked up her "special" cake for $15.

If she brought her car into the shop to be fixed, would she tell them that she only had the change at the bottom of her purse?

I am a firm believer of getting the $ up front. I don't think that it is fair when you work so hard and then people take advantage of you.

I am sorry that that happened to you. She is an idiot. icon_rolleyes.gif
post #18 of 43
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Originally Posted by indydebi



That could be the door you need to get the invoice to her. Let her know that you gave a BIG discount to her and no on else would ever get that cake at that price. ".....so if anyone asks, please tell them the actually price was $xxx.xx, (as shown on the enclosed invoice)".



That's a good idea Debi. (and thanks for adding enough x's to be in the hundreds!) thumbs_up.gif
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post #19 of 43
you should type up an itemized invoice. showing actual costs of supplies and then how many hours of labor were involved in this cake. Then, as christapaloma said, stamp it paid in full! Then put it in the mail. that way you know she recieves it and also she has a clear understanding that this cake costs MUCH more than her $15.00 Costco cake. Some people are unbelievable
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post #20 of 43
I'm so sorry that this happened to you. Reading your post almost made me cry! Such rude and disrespectful people.... really makes my blood boil! At least you can have great joy in the fact of knowing how much the daughter loved it and that it was truly a labor of love. I totally agree with the posts that you should mail the invoice marked "paid in full" and the word "gift from you" someone on it -- and while I would be inclined to return the $15 just because I was insulted -- you do deserve SOMETHING to help with the costs. What a rotten woman to treat you that way! I'm so sorry!
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post #21 of 43
Please send her the inv marked paid in full, wipe your nose on the $15 and give it back to her.

She DEFINITELY didn't want the invoice. She KNEW it was more than her measly $15.

You already told Misty it was your gift to her. (Include that tidbit)

You'll feel a lot better knowing you gave Misty the most memorable gift ever and her mom can't brag she got it for a steal.
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post #22 of 43
While it's true that different people look at money differently and some might consider $15 for a cake a lot, this woman knew that's not how much that cake cost. The first tip off is that she said, "I saved out $15 for you-that's how much it would have been at Costco." She was justifying why she was only paying $15 and trying to talk fast. Plus, I think there are VERY few people, even "cake civilians" who don't realize that a homemade cake is more expensive than a grocery store cake. I looked at your cake in the photos, and there is NO WAY that anyone, even a cheapskate, would have thought that that cake was $15 worth or work OR cake. It sounds like she overspent on everything else and was trying to recoup her expenses!

I agree that you should have clairified with her before, but I still think she had to know she was shorting you by quite a lot (even if she didn't know the full amount). I wouldn't do another cake for her again, and I think everyone else here is right, you should just send back the $15, with the "paid" invoice and tell the woman that it's now your gift. I wouldn't be rude, just state the facts and wish her daughter a happy birthday. If she has any sense at all, she'll be horrified.
post #23 of 43
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Thanks for all the support-I appreciate it. I'm not usually the "poor me" type. I was more angry that she would tell me she "saved $15 for me" than anything. That's real class, isn't it?!!
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post #24 of 43
Again and again, folks just think $2.50 for a box mix, and extra buck or two for some eggs and butter!!! Sorry about your experience, but you can walk away feeling great. That girl will remember that awesome cake for the rest of her life! icon_lol.gif
post #25 of 43
ALWAYS GET A DEPOSIT $50.00-$100.00 FOR SPECIAL CAKES-ESPECILLAY SWEET 16.
PEOPLE DO NOT HAVE A CLUE ABOUT HOW AND WHAT WE DO.
HAPPY BAKING AND DECORATING,
CHEF ANGIE
post #26 of 43
to make sure that woman knows how much cakes cost and how much labor they are. there are ways to bring it up in conversation about other cakes, how much work you have to do, etc. You did the right thing, but there are ways, and I would make sure she was bombarded with subtleties..............
People are idiots.
post #27 of 43
Well I just looked at your cake and even BEFORE I started making cakes, I'd have been embarrassed as heck to give someone $15 for something that beautiful!!! Now I will say that there is a good possibility that she may NOT tell anyone how much she paid for it, as she may want everyone to THINK she paid what was deserved for this masterpiece. I find (especially for these types of parties) it turns into a "mine was better than yours" type of thing, and appearing to spend more money that Sue over there did for her daughter's gives the feeling of better. I've done a couple and have a couple of orders for a group of friends all having these parties (which seem to be getting WAY outta hand, not that I'm really complaining, I'll take the $$$, but some of these are almost as elaborate as a wedding) and the next girl in line (mother too) seems to always be trying to out do the next. As far as the invoice and the $15, I would have to make a point to give them both to the mother. And say you just really wanted it to be a gift to her, AND you wanted them to have an idea about what something like this would cost if they needed on again in the future, you know, just so there would be no more surprises for ANYONE!
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post #28 of 43
I think you should just tell her the truth. Maybe she doesn't know how much a cake like that costs, and then it's good if you let her know. Maybe she does know, then she will probably realize that what she tried to do was wrong. Although you had not decided on a price, you had decided that she would pay for the cake and I think it is only fair that you give her a chance to do so. You are just beeing honest and will feel great about yourself (especially since you actually offered her a discount) and she probably won't... And you will still give her a chance of saving her face.
post #29 of 43
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Originally Posted by indydebi

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Originally Posted by mgdqueen

She better NOT have told anyone that I made it for $15! I will not let it happen again!!



That could be the door you need to get the invoice to her. Let her know that you gave a BIG discount to her and no on else would ever get that cake at that price. ".....so if anyone asks, please tell them the actually price was $xxx.xx, (as shown on the enclosed invoice)".



AGREED!!!
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post #30 of 43
It is just incredible the things we are told. Out of one side of her face she says indicates she will pay full price since, "it is what you do now" and out of the other side of her face she says she has only $15 for you because that is what she pays @ Costco. icon_mad.gif

I hope that is not an example of the kind of responsibility and integrity she is teaching her daughter!!! icon_surprised.gifthumbsdown.gif
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