I called her to see if I could pick up the cake early and I mentioned that the wedding starts at 6 pm. She was like, "wait.... this is for a wedding?" She got all attitude-ish and goes on to explain that she would have charged me more if she had known it was a groom's cake. She assumed it was for a baby shower because it was a rubber ducky. I NEVER said it was for a baby shower even though she claims I did (I checked the facebook messages! That was our only method of communcation!). I didn't purposely try to mislead her - it just never came up.
And that's besides the point - why on earth would you charge more just because it's for a wedding?? She would have done absolutley nothing different! It seems almost like price gouging to me- taking advantage of brides, assuming they will pay more for their "special day".
What really upsets me is that I have always been so nice to her - referring business her way, GIVING her some cake supplies I didn't need anymore, which included around 50 brand new cupcake boxes, and I let her borrow my damask stencil once for a cake she was doing.
I just don't get it.
She was like - "you would've done the same thing - charged the same way" - um NO... I don't care whether you're going to have it at your wedding or stuff it in your face in a dark closet. A cake is a cake is a cake. Same price - I don't care what it's for - the labor and supplies are all the same (charging extra for delivery/set up, I can understand).
Oh, and I saw this morning she already removed me as her friend on facebook. Classy. I am soooo glad I didn't take her up on being a business partner with her. Now I see her true colors.
What do you think? Is this a normal way to charge? I hope not. Just doesn't seem right.