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post #91 of 184
I'm confused. Was the cake with the butterflies the model and inspiration for the second cake, which was the one made for the wedding? What am I not grasping?
post #92 of 184
I am not sure either...how the second cake was inspired by "Martha" or by the butterfly cake, other than it was a stacked round cake. Did Martha invent those?

It's funny how one cake can get so far away from the inspiration! icon_smile.gif
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You don't HAVE a soul, you ARE a soul...you HAVE a body. C.S. Lewis
I'd rather see badly done cake than well done styrofoam.
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post #93 of 184
Hope this isn't a double post - my computer screen seemed to eat my previous one... anyway - I can't judge, by the camera angle, whether or not the second cake is tilting. Also, I LOVE love love the butterfly cake - the more I look at it, the better it looks. So appealing, lovely design, well executed! .. I want one....
post #94 of 184
I'm glad I'm not the only one confused. I love the design of the butterfly cake, but have no idea what it has to do with the second cake? Am I missing something?
post #95 of 184
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Originally Posted by OfficerMorgan

Honestly, I can see why they were unhappy. Not THAT unhappy, but not thrilled. The cake is leaning (so is the butterfly one) and it is a little messy. The ribbon placement isn't uniform on each tier...

I don't know. The cake isn't great. But the MOB had no right to treat you the way she did, either.



If you look, the reason it appears to be leaning is because of the camera angle. The table must be leaning too. Take into account the bright light behind half of the cake, that messes with how things actually are. She said it wasn't absolutely perfect.

If it was per the bride's instructions, then only she should have been able to send it away. I do understand that in the moment, it is difficult to have done everything perfectly or said the right things or come back with a witty comment. I always think of the best things to say too late. It's experience for next.

I love the butterfly cake.
post #96 of 184
oh my!

OP: glad you could vent and get it off your chest.

As far as my opinion of what happened, or the design of the final cake...I dont' think you asked for either in your OP & I have none to give. You thanked readers for letting you vent...nothing more, nothing less. So if it hasn't been said already...your welcome and vent anytime.

sorry this MOB incident happened to you. And sorry it affected the rest of your busy day. That's certainly not a pleasant way to have any day turn out. icon_sad.gif

Thanks for sharing your story. It offers much to think about & learn from for many that are just starting out in the caking business.
~Kay
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post #97 of 184
Did you get a fabric swatch or anything to confirm what her idea of warm chocolate brown was? I am always weary when it comes to colors, because people always have different ideas of what they are. Some people misuse words or use them differently too. She could have meant warm as to mean rich, dark, etc.


Personally I would have been upset over the cake. When I pay a certain amount of money I have certain amounts of expectations. Now, when I got married I was on a minuscule budget and found a homebaker to do my cake for a dollar a serving. I got what I paid for and I was ok with that. But, had I went to someone who was acting as a business and paid the going rate for a wedding cake I would have been livid.
post #98 of 184
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Originally Posted by Doug

looks like another clause for the generic boiler plate contract:

<name of bakery> will not, under any circumstances, be responsible for supplying any ribbons, crystals, or other similar hard goods decorative items for use to adorn the cake. All such items must be purchased by the bride supplied to <name of bakery> at least two weeks prior to the event.

Further, <name of bakery> having used and applied said hard good items to the cake as specified and agreed upon in this contract, will not be held liable or determined to be in failure to perform as contracted, if said hard good decorative items are later deemed by the bride or her agent to any way compromise, clash with or in any way impair the agreed and contracted design. The bride shall not be entitled to any discount or refund based upon such conditions.




Saved in with my contracts! Thanks Doug!
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post #99 of 184
Oh yes, fabric swatches, always. I never leave a color up in the air. Chocolate brown? Like what, dark chocolate? Milk chocolate? Whipped light chocoloate with a smidge more tan than brown?Ahhhhh!
post #100 of 184
yep, not everyone's vocab is upe to par, lol.

i don't have contracts yet as i am still a newbie but i do hand out a general info sheet that says if any details are left unsaid by buyer, i reserve the right to use my own indiscretion and if while decorating something does not seem to be working i reserve the right to make small changes to make it work. of course i will call first if possible.
post #101 of 184
oops i meant discretion lol

and of course, it is worded a lot better than that icon_smile.gif
post #102 of 184
Oh yeah! Any color that comes with an adjective must also come with a color swatch! "Brown" I can do. "warm butter monkeybutt brown" must have a color swatch on file.

One bride brought me a paint card from the hardware store .... that was pretty neat!
post #103 of 184
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Originally Posted by indydebi


One bride brought me a paint card from the hardware store .... that was pretty neat!



I tell all the brides to go to the Home Depot to raid their paint cards! Or Lowe's, I'm an equal-opportunity paint card thief.

Another idea that I took from a rental place I work with is to take a three-ring binder with the pocket pages that you use for baseball cards and put a bunch of different paint cards in them. That way you can pull it out and have the bride show you the color they want if they don't have a swatch with them. The rental place uses that method to show all of the colors of linens they have, and I thought it was great idea. Whenever I go to the hardware store I "liberate" a few more color cards to put into my notebook.
post #104 of 184
I like the one with the butterflies, its beautiful.
post #105 of 184
"monkey butt" brown??? is that darker or lighter than warm chocolate?
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