"Hi, this is cake designer X. Are you creating a composed cake topper for Bride Y's wedding tomorrow?"
"I have red roses. Is it fondant? I'll just stick them in." Smarmy Florist man says.
"Uh...I don't want a bunch of roses impaled into the top tier so" I say, then interrupted with
"Oh oh, yeah, I'll just lay them on top to arrange them. We can work it out tomorrow. Time? yadda yadda yadda."
I just go to the car for 4 minutes! and BAM! when i get back he is gone and there are 8 roses stuck right into the top tier. Bare stems and all. I was so pissed! I didn't even get a chance to photo it with out the impalement. I ended up taking leaves from his other centerpieces to fill in the bare stems. It didn't look bad with the flowers on it after i twirled the roses open a bit and filled in the gaps.
(photo of the cake in my gallery. the only one with red roses on top)
I really didn't think I had to guard my cake from the florist. Seriously? Is that how he works?