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post #16 of 26
that sucks, but what a sweet and understanding bride! imagine what a disaster it would've been if it had happened with a bridezilla. I agree with the other people here saying you should make a small cute cake to thank them for their understanding.
post #17 of 26
I don't think I would ever be secure enough to try and deliver a wedding cake already stacked. I've only ever done two, but I stacked both on site. I would be afraid something like this would happen.
post #18 of 26
Wow, how nice of the bride, she sounds like a really chill person. I can't think of anyone I know who would be that cool!
post #19 of 26
Wow, how nice of the bride, she sounds like a really chill person. I can't think of anyone I know who would be that cool!
post #20 of 26
Great save ! I would offer her a cake in the future at no cost. She sounds like a nice friend icon_smile.gif
post #21 of 26
You are very lucky. She could have done many things. Even legally.
What I would still do since this bothers you, is find out what she likes and give her that as an additional sorry. Make it up to her.
Like if she is into flowers send her a bouquet. If she is a tree hugger buy her a tree somewhere or buy a goat for a family in the third world in her name etc...
She is a friend and you will probably use her services again too so make sure she knows this was an exception to your normal service and that it still affects you to this day.
Nothing works 100% of the time. Chalk it up to experience
post #22 of 26
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Originally Posted by cabecakes

I don't think I would ever be secure enough to try and deliver a wedding cake already stacked. I've only ever done two, but I stacked both on site. I would be afraid something like this would happen.



I felt exactly the same way until I tried the SPS system that Leah talks about. It's AMAZING! I've delivered many four-tiered cakes completely assembled with SPS and they didn't budge an inch. Delivery was 50 miles from my cake studio, and our county blacktops in Iowa are rough! I was leary was when I delivered a four-tiered cake that had fondant ribbon around two of the tiers. I was afraid the ribbon would crack, but it arrived in perfect condition. I swear by SPS.
"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."
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"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."
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post #23 of 26
I think you were blessed to have this bride. She simply understands that stuff happens, no matter how professional you are. The cake turned out good enough to be photographed and she was happy. Now you have something to learn from and that's always a good thing.
post #24 of 26
Your aquaintance is laid-back and a bit wacky....that's what you love about her.....

Take this to heart, your friend knows what's important! She wasn't too upset, don't you be. I know your sick about what happened... But honestly, SHE wasn't! She and her groom was getting married....! Getting married! yay for her!!! yay for him!!! Now, THAT'S what's important1 icon_biggrin.gificon_wink.gif



(And take Leah's advice regarding the SPS)
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post #25 of 26
wow! You are soo lucky hun" to have such an awesome bride with so much understanding. My cake disaster happened at a bridal shower and she was being so outrageously about it with so much horrifying screaming!!! She was pacing back and forth in the kitchen, screaming at me, and crying her head off at me , when all I could do was fix it at the scene!! It was a tiny crack from the drive,,but it was fixable and covered up with flowers!! Looked beautiful at the end, yet I wanted to crawl under the table at that point b/c of her going crazy on me in front of guests!!

Later, I bumped into one of the ladies that was at that party, in a store, and she said that the cake was fabolously good in all ways, and that, that lady just went way overboard on it and that is her personality originally. THANK GOSH,,,but at that moment of time..I was sooo sad, yet kept my head together as best possible.

I can't imagine this happening to her on her wedding day..lol.she would be a bridezilla for sure!
post #26 of 26
I'm sooooooo happy that she was that sweet! Sending you big hugs! I really agree with the SPS system. It has really worked for me and I don't use anything else on my tiered cakes. I've traveled with 3 tier cakes and they never moved amazingly! I was leary at first but it totally works and is worth the investment! Many more successful cakes will be in your future, don't sweat it, just learn from it. Hmmmm.....wish I could take my own advice sometimes! lol! Take care!
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