Looking at it from a customer's perspective, I absolutely disagree with a cake decorator using my cake as practice for a skill she KNOWS she is not able to execute. While they may or may not be paying for the cake, it's a big deal. It's not a birthday cake where you can make a better one next year. An engagement cake or wedding cake is often a one-time affair for the couple. Vow renewals and co are not the same as that very first engagement cake or wedding cake. If the cake is going to be a point of attraction at my event, under no circumstance would I tolerate sub-par work because the cake decorator was feeling confident she could execute it when she knew it was beyond her skill level. Practice on your dime, not on mine.
post #16 of 17
3/25/12 at 2:43pm