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post #46 of 1040
So f she's messing with the cake lady, do you think she's messing with the florist, caterer, etc.
And what's with ordering a seven tier cake?? That's a lot of cake--how big is this wedding she can't pay for??
post #47 of 1040
You have a breach of contract as was stated above. I would document everything.

I would also give her a change to pay by cash the amount owing for the cake so that you can get paid for all your work. If she is not willing to give you cash BEFORE you deliver the cake....then don't deliver. I wouldn't run the chance of taking the cake to the wedding and expecting payment at that time. It would be harder to take the cake away with a crying bride and angry parents.

Good luck and keep us posted. Maybe we should all take a lesson from this. No delivery of cake until the check clears.
post #48 of 1040
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Originally Posted by taxlady1

icon_evil.gif I would show up at the reception with an empty cake plate and let that bride know you get what you pay for, but I'm mean like that.



icon_lol.gif I am so with you on that one. I was thinking the same thing. I would also put a note on the plate that said "If you dont pay for your cake you dont get cake" NO CAKE FOR YOU!
post #49 of 1040
I 100% think this was premeditated. Why wouldn't she say something when she emailed last night or call and say something if she was going to be overdrawn and had to cancel payment because of that? I would not deliver that cake unless someone delivered cash to me by 2:00. Not even half of the cake because the deposit probably just covered your supplies! It is just unbelieveable that someone would do that. So sorry this happened to you!
post #50 of 1040
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Originally Posted by Terri05

If she is not willing to give you cash BEFORE you deliver the cake....then don't deliver. I wouldn't run the chance of taking the cake to the wedding and expecting payment at that time. It would be harder to take the cake away with a crying bride and angry parents.



I totally agree....until she coughs up the cash, don't even load the cake into your car. Guranteed if you showed up with the cake and she had no cash in hand, she'd have a million teary-eyed excuses that may or maynot make you feel sorry for her.
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Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.
Jim Davis, 'Garfield'

http://buttercreamlove.blogspot.com/
post #51 of 1040
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Originally Posted by taxlady1

icon_evil.gif I would show up at the reception with an empty cake plate and let that bride know you get what you pay for, but I'm mean like that.




That'll learn ya!
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sometimes i sits and thinks....and sometimes, i just sits.
sometimes i sits and thinks....and sometimes, i just sits.
post #52 of 1040
Wow...what a terrible thing! I have only done two weddings, and they were both on the smallish side-for 100. And I know how much time and money I put into both of those cakes! I will certainly be using a contract in the future for wedding cakes, but I can see even with that, you can get burned. I sure hope she coughs up the money. What a waste of your time and money! So sad. Good luck, and let us know what happens.
post #53 of 1040
I just ran into this thread, so forgive me if all is said and done already.

That close to the event day, I would have just cashed the check outright, instead of depositing it. That way, if there's an NSF or a stop, all the fees fall on the writer of the check, and it would not have any impact my account at all.

Theresa icon_smile.gif
post #54 of 1040
Do you know any of the other vendors-maybe they have the same issue??? (and possibly don't know it yet).
"Hobby baker only-I do not sell cakes. People would probably not pay what I think the hard work, and all the cleanup involved in cake making is worth!"
"Hobby baker only-I do not sell cakes. People would probably not pay what I think the hard work, and all the cleanup involved in cake making is worth!"
post #55 of 1040
My dh just commented that he bets the wedding got called off or something. Maybe, who knows. That doesn't change anything. ....So it's almost Noon...waiting to hear if a big wad of cash ever made it to the OP!
post #56 of 1040
That sounds about right... wouldn't be suprised if the wedding got called off and they cancelled all of the checks that they have written out in the past week. It really stinks for them to have done that, but that is why I only accept cash as payment within 10 days of the wedding. Been burned too many times!
~Brooke~

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~Brooke~

"Life isn't about how many breaths you take, its about the moments that take your breath away"
post #57 of 1040
Wow! Of all the nerve of some people!It screams premeditation! I can't wait to hear how this all ends up! icon_eek.gif

What type of contract does everyone here use? Is it something pre-printed? Or something that you make up on your own? I'd love to see one that maybe I could either use, or base my own on. So far I have been very lucky,and havn't gotten burned...yet. I'd like to prevent it if I can.

Thanks for your help! icon_smile.gif
post #58 of 1040
Ok, so i m new at this. First i would demand payment in cash like so many other talented, and lovely ppl said before me. Second, i would call my friend at the bank and find out if her telling me was going to get her in trouble, and ask if i was the only one who had a stop payment,if she said no, then i would ask her if she has called the other venders ect. and told them. You may not be the only one who has been hoodwinked. Then i would start gathering all paperwork i had for this event that had to do with me, call the venue where you were to deliver this cake to, and ask if they are having trouble with her also. They may not have a friend at the bank who can get them info like you. If they end up having trouble with her too, then i would get with the venue,go to small claims court and all gang up on her like white on rice, maybe shell learn, aint nothing free in this world, and when you are shady, what goes around comes around. Just cause shes a bride dont mean you get the world on your platter at your demand, tears or no tears! Sorry, i went a little long. Please dont be upset withme.
Do you need an air conditioner........nah, we just flew in from the face of the sun, and are just trying to aclimate ourselves!!
Do you need an air conditioner........nah, we just flew in from the face of the sun, and are just trying to aclimate ourselves!!
post #59 of 1040
Wow!! That is something. Im with everyone, no payment, NO CAKE!! What you might want to do, but more fast...is check with local churches or venues..see if anyone might need a cake...even if you sell it at 1/2 the price you get something, or even if u give it away, your satisfied that it didnt go to waste, maybe break it down, and sell as anniv. cakes...just ideas. and I would enclose a letter to the so called "bride" telling her since she breached on the contract, her cake was donated to some much needing person....then go kick her butt!!! lol, no, no, cant do that...lol
Now days where society has changed so much, people eating at the table in resturaunts with legs indian style, blowing noses, kids talking back, so much has changed there is NO RESPECT anywhere in society. Sad to say our world has changed.
Dede Wilson (cake decorator) I dont want people to look at my cakes and say: It's to pretty to eat. I want them to look at them as dessert and want to eat them. .
Dede Wilson (cake decorator) I dont want people to look at my cakes and say: It's to pretty to eat. I want them to look at them as dessert and want to eat them. .
post #60 of 1040
Oh thats a good oint, i was just thinking that, maybe the wedding did get called off, but i thought in those cases ppl still had to pay, or am i wrong, not sure how that goes. When i was getting married (then didnt) we hadn't gotten so far as to have anything deposited or finalized yet. What are the usuall procedures for that?
Do you need an air conditioner........nah, we just flew in from the face of the sun, and are just trying to aclimate ourselves!!
Do you need an air conditioner........nah, we just flew in from the face of the sun, and are just trying to aclimate ourselves!!
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