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post #106 of 184
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Originally Posted by emccle

"monkey butt" brown??? is that darker or lighter than warm chocolate?



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post #107 of 184
Did I miss was he ribbon provided by the bride or the OP? The brown looks really light to me but if she never gave a swatch then she really didnt have anything to match it up to. I have had to make a cake with the color espresso and I was thinking that Id just use the choc brown fondant but then once I recieved a swatch I needed to darken the brown to match her color.

I think maybe if the tiers were all the same height that maybe the ribbon would have looked better. Im just not a fan of thick ribbon like that. I do think when making wedding cakes there should be no saying its not perfect. If someone is paying you to make a wedding cake the you should be able to give them something that is almost flawless because of course decorators notice flaws in cake that the normal person wouldnt notice but if there are obvious things wrong with the cake then they have every right to complain.
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post #108 of 184
Be careful, Indy. Monkey butt brown could easily be mixed up with "Baboon butt red"...and I'm assuming that comes with your signature "Earwax filling"?

To the OP--so sorry you had to deal with such a jerk. I agree with previous comments that the bride should have had the final say. Does anyone establish with their Brides/Grooms who exactly should be there to "accept" the cake and deem it worthy? I'm thinking that's something I might cover now that I'm doing weddings.
post #109 of 184
So sorry this happened to you. I sadly can see my crazy mother pulling something like that.. ugh, there is NO excuses for that type of behavior!

Just chalk it up at a learning experience. Next time make sure to get color swatches as we all have different opinions on what colors are. I recently had a bride ask for apple green flowers on her cupcakes for a cupcake wedding. Thank gosh I asked for a color swatch because the color was more of a chartreuse w/ a hint of gray. This is not how I imagine apple green, but everyone is different. Also, if they want ribbon, get the ribbon from the bride. The ribbon on this cake looks a little too thick for the layers and isn't uniform, which could be due to you being rushed. Maybe you can take one less order and insure you have time for perfection opposed to rushing on someone's dream cake.

Again, so sorry. Try to make it a positive and learn from the situation. Your cakes are beautiful btw.. I just LOVE the butterfly one.
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post #110 of 184
I am a paint card liberator also icon_wink.gif

Most of the time people bring a swatch with them though. Most brides are pretty picky about colors matching and have the forethought to bring a sample of "their" colors.

The order forms and contracts that I use pretty much cover my butt for ANYTHING and I always get a contact persons name from the bride to verify the order upon delivery.

There are copies of my contracts in my photos if any of the newbies are looking for one.
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post #111 of 184
i don't to be mean, but if i paid a professional i would never accept this cake either. i would have cried if this was my cake.
post #112 of 184
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Originally Posted by serialbabe1968

i don't to be mean, but if i paid a professional i would never accept this cake either. i would have cried if this was my cake.



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post #113 of 184
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Originally Posted by serialbabe1968

i don't to be mean, but if i paid a professional i would never accept this cake either. i would have cried if this was my cake.



But if that's what they ordered, that's what they ordered. If they special-ordered ribbon they obviously wanted that specific ribbon. I don't see what's so bad about it that you'd cry over it.
post #114 of 184
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Originally Posted by alanaj

Be careful, Indy. Monkey butt brown could easily be mixed up with "Baboon butt red"...and I'm assuming that comes with your signature "Earwax filling"?



icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif I am crying, that too funny alanaj.
post #115 of 184
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Originally Posted by serialbabe1968

i don't to be mean, but if i paid a professional i would never accept this cake either. i would have cried if this was my cake.



well, I'd be crying having to make it.

It's one of those -- and why do I have to make cakes I do NOT like!!!!

(brown and pink -- YUCK!)
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post #116 of 184
OP I'm sorry this happened. I don't know how that cake is worse than a grocery store cake but hey some people are just crazy. Not perfect but definately not worthy of ruining a wedding. I hope things work out for you.

I have a clause in my contract that states no matter who pays for the cake it's the Bride and Groom's cake and I will only accept changes from them (in writing). I go over that at consults too.

If the bride herself didn't tell me to take the cake away I wouldn't have taken it. And come to think of it I wouldn't have taken it either way. It's their cake. They paid for it. They can dispose of it. That way they can't make up some crazy story about how you left with their cake.
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post #117 of 184
Okay...the bride provided that ribbon so I wonder if she thought the tiers would be taller and the ribbon wouldn't cover so much of the cake. Well...I guess I mean the MOB thought that....

I'm VERY interested also to see what the bride's reaction was to all this.

I like the idea of the color swatches from the paint sections...I'll have to remember that!
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post #118 of 184
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Originally Posted by Doug

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Originally Posted by serialbabe1968

i don't to be mean, but if i paid a professional i would never accept this cake either. i would have cried if this was my cake.



well, I'd be crying having to make it.

It's one of those -- and why do I have to make cakes I do NOT like!!!!

(brown and pink -- YUCK!)

Doug...brown and pink complement each other nicely when you have the right shades....although I would not choose those colors for my wedding more for like a baby shower icon_wink.gif
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post #119 of 184
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Originally Posted by KKC

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Originally Posted by Doug

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Originally Posted by serialbabe1968

i don't to be mean, but if i paid a professional i would never accept this cake either. i would have cried if this was my cake.



well, I'd be crying having to make it.

It's one of those -- and why do I have to make cakes I do NOT like!!!!

(brown and pink -- YUCK!)

Doug...brown and pink complement each other nicely when you have the right shades....although I would not choose those colors for my wedding more for like a baby shower icon_wink.gif



Bring out the color swatches icon_wink.gif DARK brown and hot pink look good together I think....but I'm with you...not for my wedding.
Why do people say, "You can't have your cake and eat it too?" WHY would someone get cake if they can't eat it?!
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Why do people say, "You can't have your cake and eat it too?" WHY would someone get cake if they can't eat it?!
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post #120 of 184
aw icon_sad.gif i did a wedding cake for a 4th of july wedding and i actually think it is hideodorous but it is EXACTLY what she asked for. she even came over the night before and was overjoyed with the flowers etc. it's in my pix if you guys want to look at it icon_wink.gif

so yea, if it's what she asked for it's what she asked for. not your prob.
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