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Oh, how I hate when people do that! I would rather have a DJ or just an ipod on shuffle and a beautiful, yummy cake. A band and bad cake... wow...

 

Me too! I'd have an Ipod shuffle (or even my cousin playing DJ with his playlist) and a gorgeous cake..that's a no brainer to me as well.

 

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When the bride came to pick up the flowers I did have a chance to ask who was doing the cake and a few details. She told me the new baker wasn't going to do fondant because she said in the heat it would just " turn to glue".

Mind you we are in NY and it was only in the high 70's and an indoor air conditioned reception.icon_wink.gif

I gave her a confused look and told her I do fondant no matter what the temp gets here. I then looked on facebook at the bakers cakes, everything she has done has been buttercream, I'm thinking she just doesn't do fondant and talked her way out of it.

Not sure if the bride had seen the bakers other work but I think she just heard big cake and less money and got excited.

 

I was expecting the same, a thin cascade, but same cake overall. 

 

I would have been PISSED if I got to my reception and saw that.

 

I almost feel sorry for the bride  ( I would have cried inside if I saw that cake on my wedding day) for going for a baker with zero fondant skills  (amongst her other lacking skills) and for using that stand...but then again it was her choice to switch to a less experienced baker/decorator. It's the classic story of "you get what you pay for". 

 

At least the bride was gracious enough to let you know that your flowers were beautiful. I'm sure she regretted not having you do the entire cake.

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Originally Posted by Annabakescakes View Post

Oh, how I hate when people do that! I would rather have a DJ or just an ipod on shuffle and a beautiful, yummy cake. A band and bad cake... wow...

I'm sure many of her guests were thinking the same thing...
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post #78 of 80

Fondant vs buttercream wouldn't make a difference for that cake if it was inside in the air conditioning. A lot of people who do fondant can't do buttercream...It seems like this person can't do either very well.

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Oh, how I hate when people do that! I would rather have a DJ or just an ipod on shuffle and a beautiful, yummy cake. A band and bad cake... wow...

I get pretty irritated when I get worked over on a cake , then when I go to deliver it I see they have every other bell and whistle at the wedding and a full blown 5 star reception. But they only budgeted like $200 for the cake ?!? icon_mad.gif

Oh man, I know! I got worked over pretty well in January for a March cake...Every little thing was picked at and prodded to see if she could get a bit more cash to fall out of it. From homemade roses to silk (HELL NO!) to purchased gum paste, then an elaborate piped design to scrolls and ribbon, and fancy rented plateau ($35) to a dishwasher skid wrapped in a tablecloth, and then the delivery "didn't seem fair".... I get there, after driving the wrong way for 20 miles, and the table wasn't set up, so I helped and the table was the wrong table, so I had to wait for the right one, and then wait for tablecloths, then pick lint off of it....Meanwhile, the bride arrives in her stretched limo, and comes out on her designer gown with lace and bling, and her hair was amazing, with little diamonds in it and her shoes were crusted in bling... Then the flowers get there and I almost swooned when the "team" came in to set them up. orchids. of course.... Never again! I will NEVER AGAIN get worked over for a cake!

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If that baker didn't do fondant she just should have said she didn't do it.  It would not have improved the look of that cake at all.    This person should also have mentioned she couldn't do buttercream either because a well done buttercream cake is just as lovely as anything covered in fondant. 

 

The tiers were too short, they were on an UGLY cheap stand and the flowers were not displayed well.  At least the flowers were there and added color. 

 

It's quite a sad display.  No wonder there are no professional photos.  She should have gone to Walmart.  This is one time I think they could have done a better job.
 

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Then plug me back in.  See if that works!

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Then plug me back in.  See if that works!

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