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post #46 of 80
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Thank you everyone! I appreciate your time and help with this. 

The inspiration photo is this, but she wants the flowers to cascade down the front AND also the back. 

The 75 " flowers " she ordered are to include the leaves but no wheat for a cake of 14, 12 , 10, and 8 inch tiers. 

On this smaller cake I counted 60 flowers ( including the leaves ) just on the front cascade.

Figure in larger tiers and the same cascade going down the back...and do it with 75 pieces .

I just don't see it happening.

 

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So that is the before...if I am able to get the " after" pic I will post.

Thanks again everyone!

post #47 of 80
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Originally Posted by melanie-1221 View Post

On this smaller cake I counted 60 flowers ( including the leaves ) just on the front cascade.
Figure in larger tiers and the same cascade going down the back...and do it with 75 pieces .

I'm betting there will be no back cascade, especially if the cake table is against a wall.

For a design like that I would probably set a price for each cascade instead of pricing by the flower.
post #48 of 80

You are way too invested in something that is no longer your responsibility.  At this point your only responsibility to your client is to give her the seventy five flowers she is asking for.  The outcome, good or bad, is solely the responsibility of the client and the baker whose advice she has chosen to take. 

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post #49 of 80
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Originally Posted by jason_kraft View Post


I'm betting there will be no back cascade, especially if the cake table is against a wall.

For a design like that I would probably set a price for each cascade instead of pricing by the flower.

Thanks!

I should have priced it that way...would have been a lot easier.

post #50 of 80
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Originally Posted by cakeyouverymuch View Post

You are way too invested in something that is no longer your responsibility.  At this point your only responsibility to your client is to give her the seventy five flowers she is asking for.  The outcome, good or bad, is solely the responsibility of the client and the baker whose advice she has chosen to take. 

Agreed.

post #51 of 80

how did it go? im curious :)

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how did it go? im curious icon_smile.gif
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post #53 of 80
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I ended up going through with the order. I didn't want to stick the bride with nothing at the last minute and possibly ruin my reputation.

I will never get in the situation again though thumbsdown.gif

 

Post wedding she did message me a thank you for the flowers and she was so happy with my work, but didn't say anything about the cake.

I checked on her facebook page where she has all her wedding pics posted, no pics of just the wedding cake. Only 1 where they are cutting it, it was NOTHING like the photo of the cake she requested. 

The buttercream was beige, the cake separators were white, it was not stacked it was on a layered cake stand . There was no cascade of flowers, they were placed  in small clusters around the border of each tier.

 

I image the decorator got in over her head and gave the bride what she could. Possibly she realized there weren't enough flowers for the original design and had re-design. The fact the photographer took no photos of the cake and she did not either tells me something didn't go well.

 

Just happy she was please with my work and isn't holding me responsible :)  

post #54 of 80
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Here is the cake they received ( I cropped out the bride & groom ).

Not sure what happened with the original design. She may have changed it, the baker may have changed it...all I know is she was happy with my flowers. ~ lesson learned though.

Just curious why she has no professional or personal photos of the cake. This is the only photo I could find and it was posed by a guest, not the bride. detective.gif

 

 

AppleMark

post #55 of 80
Yeah, not the same at all... in fact, I really don't like it. And that is why you spend the money!
post #56 of 80
Wow. The only thing similar about those cakes are the flowers.
post #57 of 80
I really don't like cakes on that stand unless the gaps are filled with flowers.
post #58 of 80
Well its not the disaster that I was expecting.
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post #59 of 80
Not the best looking cake I've ever seen, but it could have been much worse.
post #60 of 80
I hate that stand.
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