Originally Posted by CarolAnn
Personally I wouldn't do anything like going to her reception for any of the reasons stated earlier as to me that would be sinking to her level and pretty non-professional. (And even if I'm not officially "in the business" I need to be as professional as possible.) Take her to court if you need to and accept the court's decision. It'll make you come out looking better by a long shot.
I was day dreaming as I said to a certain extent by setting up a display outside.
However if all this is true, I would deliver the cake to the parking lot of the venue and not bring it in because it's your reputation too.
They'll be saying "Well omg no cake who's supposed to do the cake? "Oh they are awful!", people will say"They are horrible what a bad caker."
I ain't gonna let her get sympathy for no cake so she can slam me and
It's your arse either way.
I would (again if all this is completely true) hold that bad boy hostage just out of reach till somebody coughed up the funds. I would start quietly with the family being privy but frankly I would eventually want everyone to be aware that the cake is ready and delivered and awaiting payment.
I don't know if is it more porfessional to let yourself get slimed or stand up for yourself in this way but I would stand up for myself. Now not on the display thing I was 'deliciously day dreaming'
about--but I would so keep it in my car.
The pressure would be nuclear. And this would be worlds easier than small claims court--sure you would win but there's nothing to make them pay after the judgement.
Also I tell my brides that the cake they buy has no bearing on whether there's a wedding. The contract is for thus & such cake at the appointed time & place end of the world. The wedding actually taking place is not my department.