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post #31 of 100
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Originally Posted by artscallion

If it were me, I would send the $70. directly to the bride, not the mother. I would include a note saying, "I'm sending this back per your mother's request since she was so disappointed in the cake. (bride may not even know mother is doing this) I'm doing this against my better judgement as I believe you were well aware that I was a beginner when you came to me, a former coworker, in order to save yourself eight or nine hundred dollars by asking me to do your cake for free.
Now, not only have I spent tens of hours of labor on your cake, but now my costs are not even covered because your mother didn't feel my beginner efforts were up to the standard of a seasoned professional that would have charged you eight or nine hundred dollars. So I am in the hole because of this "favor" you've asked for.

Please take this $70 and spend it on something nice for your mother. And please do not ever call me for a cake again."



Please send it!

I'd only change one line: "Please take this $70 and buy your mother a heart and a conscience. AND DON'T EVER CALL ME FOR A CAKE AGAIN!"

Rae
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post #32 of 100
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Thanks for your support. I feel really taken advantage of!! Did I mention that I let this woman borrow my square cake stand also at no charge and that I purchased her cake topper because she couldn't find one in gold (Yeah right!) so I guess I felt bad for her and went to hobby lobby the day before her wedding and brought one for her. But wait, there's more. This is the kicker...I got a picture of the cake sent to me from the photographer and the cake didn't look bad. I emailed the photographer about my situation and she said that the MIL also called her demanding a refund AND the caterer (who is a friend of the photographer) got the same exact call!!! I feel furious! I don't know what to do or should I even call this woman and ask her what her true intentions are. I don't know if she's running a scam, is cheap, is truly unsatisfied with the services provided or all the above. Arghhhhh!
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post #33 of 100
Tell the woman that hopefully her disappointment is somehow lessened by the fact that the cake was free.

And keep the $70 for the topper and stand hire thumbs_up.gif
post #34 of 100
She's refund shopping.

I changed my mind. Tell her to go to Hell.

Sleep well knowing that you did the right thing.

Let her try to get any $$. No court will tell you to return a gift--and your daughter is old enough to testify to exactly what that biotch said to her.

Rae
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post #35 of 100
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Originally Posted by BlakesCakes

She's refund shopping.

I changed my mind. Tell her to go to Hell.

Sleep well knowing that you did the right thing.

Let her try to get any $$. No court will tell you to return a gift--and your daughter is old enough to testify to exactly what that biotch said to her.

Rae


This. Exactly.
post #36 of 100
I agree with the others on this one! Even though you told her you would refund the money, send her nothing! Keep the $70 as payment toward the topper and rent on the stand. Cake was free and she can eat dirt! All she wants is a free wedding.

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post #37 of 100
Give her a $70 credit towards a future cake purchase of $1000.00 or more....
post #38 of 100
I would get ahold of the bride, she may not know this is going on. And it could come back on her if she need services from any of you (photographer, caterer, etc..)again in the future. Plus service providers are friends with other service providers and they will talk. If she does know about it be sure to warn others about her and her MIL's scam. icon_evil.gif
post #39 of 100
Unbelievable. I hope you already got your stand back because I'm sure that's worth more than $70.

I wouldn't sent one penny to the MIL. If she phones you again tell her you are waiting to hear from the bride before you do anything since you had a "very interesting" conversation with their photographer.

So is the photographer refunding money too?
post #40 of 100
A sucker is born every minute icon_evil.gif
post #41 of 100
Oh, my! Deduct the cost of the stand and the topper from the $70. Refund her the difference.

The cake may have been no charge but the extras MUST be reimbursed!
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post #42 of 100
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Originally Posted by all4cake

Oh, my! Deduct the cost of the stand and the topper from the $70. Refund her the difference.

The cake may have been no charge but the extras MUST be reimbursed!



I would say definitely not to refund the money, but if you have to, do what All4cake says. You took money out of your pocket to help her. Deduct the cost of all you ingredients and the stand and topper and send her the receipts and you will probably find she owes you.
post #43 of 100
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Originally Posted by all4cake

Oh, my! Deduct the cost of the stand and the topper from the $70. Refund her the difference.

The cake may have been no charge but the extras MUST be reimbursed!



icon_confused.gif did you not read the whole thread? the last post she made she found out the MOB is calling everyone to get refunds...she did not have a disaster, the MOB is looking for a free wedding!


sounds like buyers remorse now! she wants a free wedding...don't give it to her! did you say you already sent her the $70? i sure hope not icon_redface.gif
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post #44 of 100
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Originally Posted by ljchevygirl

Quote:
Originally Posted by all4cake

Oh, my! Deduct the cost of the stand and the topper from the $70. Refund her the difference.

The cake may have been no charge but the extras MUST be reimbursed!



I would say definitely not to refund the money, but if you have to, do what All4cake says. You took money out of your pocket to help her. Deduct the cost of all you ingredients and the stand and topper and send her the receipts and you will probably find she owes you.



oOOOO! I like the idea of sending her copies of receipts! icon_twisted.gif

smallfrye, i'm not sure why you would mention anything to the bride. the customer is the MOB and it's not the cake decorators job to go telling the bride that her mother is a B*&%! the bride probably already knows and might even be embarrassed!

I say put this lady on the *NO MORE CAKES FOR YOU* list icon_wink.gif
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post #45 of 100
Actually it's the mother of the groom and she went to the consult with the bride and is now calling all of the vendors while her son and daughter-in-law are honeymooning.

Nice MIL.
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