Originally Posted by TheCakeShak
How about when "the friend" wants a cake, calls at very last minute, doesn't even pick up cake, but sends "daddy" who comes and gets cake, but stands there and gives you an earful how "a friend shouldn't charge anything for a friend who needed a cake".
You've got to be kidding?!!!? Not that I'm doubting your story- but really! Who the heck says that to someone they hired to produce a lovely cake? I love baking cakes but no one NEEDS a cake. Yes, they are a great food item to have for a celebration. If you can't afford to pay for a cake, than you either bake it yourself (like people did in prior generations) or provide a dessert that you can afford. He was way out of line talking to you like that. I'd hate to have his nerve in my tooth. Did "daddy" also tell the grocery clerk that they shouldn't charge for the food because she needed it?
cownsj's comment that, "we're the bad guys for insisting on being paid" is too true. Sad but true.
live2create- you do lovely work and your "friend" should be happy that you agreed to make her a cake. I can't imagine doing that to someone. I hate to owe anyone a penny. I hope that the check does come soon and clears. I would probably be booked if she ever asked for another cake.