Before I joined the wonderful world of caking I worked in a dental office. One of the girls in the office is getting married and asked if I would do her cake. I quoted her on her cake and made arrangements for contract signing and deposit. (typical procedure but a little more lax as she is someone I know and have spent a lot of time with in a previous life). This was all today. A few hours later she messages me saying that her sister in law to be wants to make her cake for her but she doesn't want her to do the actual cake but maybe she can just do a sheet cake to make up servings (her design only feeds 50 but she needs 100 servings). I want nothing to do with that!! What if SIL's cake tastes like cardboard or something a cat threw up and I have my name all over the cake.. NO THANKS!! Here's the question... how do I shoot that **** down without coming across as rude or snotty..... here's what Ive come up with so far. ...
I completely understand having your sister in law do your cake if she can handle it. Please understand that without a confirmed booking I can't hold your date for you should I have other inquiries. Also, it would be unwise as a business to provide only part of the cake as I have no idea of the quality of your sister in law's work. I hope you can understand this as well. Please let me know when you have made your decision.
Suggestions anyone?? Am I being dumb here?