I charged $200.00 for this cake 2 layer white 14, 12, 10 inch with buttercream and gumpaste ivy and flowers and sugar pearls I had a little over 30 hours in this cake and it was made for the Pastor and wife 30 years as being Pastor of the church . I made arrangements with the daughter she is a grown woman that night after the celebration me and my daughter helped clean up and she heard me tell her 200.00 and she told me she would pay me the next day at church. I attend both services the next day and no check so I went home that night and tried not to think about it. Its not my job to run someone down to be paid so I went to wednesday night service and she gave me a check well I didnt look at it I just put it in my purse and that night before I started home I got the check out and was going to put it in my wallet and the check was for 150.00 signed by the Pastors wife . So I dont know what happened all I know is someone decided the cake was only worth 150.00 So I have decided to let it go . But I will be changing the way I do business from now on. There will be a contract written up by me with half down and half day of delivery. I figured the money will bring them more grief than the good it would have done me to have it. This is my church and My Pastor and his family . I feel as though me and my work have been devalued but thats ok I am going to take the high road and I may walk up to the pastors wife and hand her back the 150.00 and tell her I dont need the churchs money.
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10/1/08 at 8:44pm