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post #31 of 58
You don't need to outright reject the order because of allergies, just include in your contract that the customer acknowledges the cake may contain nuts, eggs, gluten, etc. If her husband has allergies to what's in the cake he just won't eat it.
post #32 of 58
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jason_kraft

You don't need to outright reject the order because of allergies, just include in your contract that the customer acknowledges the cake may contain nuts, eggs, gluten, etc. If her husband has allergies to what's in the cake he just won't eat it.



Thanks. Will include this.
post #33 of 58
I'm just curious....Has she signed a contract yet? If not, you need to get that done ASAP and stipulate in there that any changes from here on out will be assesed a fee per change. You have already agreed to do this cake for less then you would normanly do it for and now she is constinately making changes....set some ground rules or you will be unhappy in the end.

Good Luck
post #34 of 58
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Leauna

I'm just curious....Has she signed a contract yet? If not, you need to get that done ASAP and stipulate in there that any changes from here on out will be assesed a fee per change. You have already agreed to do this cake for less then you would normanly do it for and now she is constinately making changes....set some ground rules or you will be unhappy in the end.

Good Luck



Thanks for this advice. She hasn't signed the contract yet.
post #35 of 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pearl645

Quote:
Originally Posted by Leauna

I'm just curious....Has she signed a contract yet? If not, you need to get that done ASAP and stipulate in there that any changes from here on out will be assesed a fee per change. You have already agreed to do this cake for less then you would normanly do it for and now she is constinately making changes....set some ground rules or you will be unhappy in the end.

Good Luck



Thanks for this advice. She hasn't signed the contract yet.



get it signed and your money up front! that will stop her from changing her mind so many times icon_wink.gif
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post #36 of 58
Thread Starter 
Well since I sent her the contract yesterday, she has become very quiet. Haven't gotten a response from her via email. I'm leaving it at that. I gave her until end of week to pay down 50% on her wedding cake.
post #37 of 58
keep us updated! thumbs_up.gif
post #38 of 58
If it reads like a scam and sounds like a scam - then it is indeed a scam


Have seen this type of thing many a time on here and other forums.
Every few months this same kind of thread comes up -
................................looks like its that time again
Step away from the *cough* order - it is such a scam.

Bluehue
post #39 of 58
It certainly doesn't sound like a scam to me, just a demanding customer.
post #40 of 58
Thread Starter 
All her emails say "Sent from iphone" so I didn't think it was a scam especially since her fiance called me from his mobile number. I will see what happens by end of week.
post #41 of 58
HI Pearl,
Regarding your fondant problem, have you tried a thin layer of apricot jam between your fondant and cake?

This is an old-school technique used for marzipan covered cakes. Apricot jam is relatively neutral in taste and may give you the result you desire.

jen
post #42 of 58
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Originally Posted by ellavanilla

HI Pearl,
Regarding your fondant problem, have you tried a thin layer of apricot jam between your fondant and cake?

This is an old-school technique used for marzipan covered cakes. Apricot jam is relatively neutral in taste and may give you the result you desire.

jen



I haven't tried this. My cake decorating & baking teacher in the earlies told me she never had luck with this and her fondant use to slide off her marzipan cakes. I ought to give it a test and see. I used to just paste on a little royal icing here and there on the marzipan to stick but never fully coat it. Thanks again.
post #43 of 58
So...give us an update. Did she finally sign the contract? Are you still doing her cake? Keep us posted.
post #44 of 58
Thread Starter 
Never heard from her after I sent the contract. Never heard from her husband either. Was very strange. To say that she was going to wire the money to me and I sent all the details then nothing. Really starting to sound like a scam now for someone to be hustling me everyday then silence when it comes to paying.
post #45 of 58
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Originally Posted by Pearl645

Really starting to sound like a scam now for someone to be hustling me everyday then silence when it comes to paying.


It's more likely that she simply found another baker, or decided to get a grocery store cake.
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