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post #16 of 31

Your cake is beautiful!!! WOW!!! You did a terrific job!!! I agree with the others that someone probably threw the cake stand in the dishwasher. This is clearly not your problem or fault!!! Hopefully, you will not hear from them again.
 

post #17 of 31

Where is it tarnished? The whole thing, or just the spot where the icing was? That would be telling!

 

I would love to see your pedestal boxes your husband makes!

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post #18 of 31
I would love to see a picture of your Big wooden box with a hole in it. for transporting. Hugs to the hubbys that help out with our cake needs
post #19 of 31

Totally not your fault!  I agree with everything that has already been said.  Even on the small chance that it was the cake that tarnished it (and we all know it wasn't), you can't be held responsible if someone who owns the stand doesn't give you directions on how to baby it.  You're the cake vendor, not a psychic

post #20 of 31

Your cake is gorgeous. As for the cake stand and the cake for that matter, once it leaves your hands it is not your problem. when I deliver a cake at a venue, set it up, get someone to sign, take a picture or two and then leave with a sigh of relief !!! 

post #21 of 31
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Could it be that they put it in the dishwasher ? My husband put a cake platter of mine in the dishwasher ( he did not know better :-) , the cake platter come out tarnished

 

it was ruined. Nothing will take of the tarnish . Not even silver cleaner.  Ask them. By the way, that cake is beautiful !


This is exactly what I was thinking. The heat and detergent used in a dishwasher machine will ruin silver. And it seems it may be silver plated rather than sterling.

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post #22 of 31

So sorry for the mishap, I ditto what everyone said.  Gorgeous cake.

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post #23 of 31

The cake is stunning!! Amazing work, really!

 

I agree with the others, I can't see how your cake would have caused damage to a pedestal. I think this woman is looking to pass the blame from herself to you to save her own neck.

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post #24 of 31
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Could it be that they put it in the dishwasher ? My husband put a cake platter of mine in the dishwasher ( he did not know better :-) , the cake platter come out tarnished

 

it was ruined. Nothing will take of the tarnish . Not even silver cleaner.  Ask them. By the way, that cake is beautiful !


This is exactly what I was thinking. The heat and detergent used in a dishwasher machine will ruin silver. And it seems it may be silver plated rather than sterling.

Actually, my grandma washes her silver in her dishwasher all the time. She just doesn't wash it with stainless steel. the steel, and silver and action of the dishwasher make a battery, which is what pits the silver. I have a dishwasher with a stainless steel interior so I can't wash silver in mine, at all, is my understanding.

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post #25 of 31
Beautiful cake!
post #26 of 31
It doesn't necessarily have to be silver/silver plate for it to get a discolouration from the dishwasher. I've had this happen to a metal tray once. The detergent powders used are highly alkaline and can cause discolouration and pitting.

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post #27 of 31

I loved your cake! And ditto on everyone else's comments!

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post #28 of 31

Beautiful cake!  If someone supplies a pedestal or other accessory, then it is their responsibility to make sure it is compatible and appropriate.  You did not purchase the pedestal, you do not know what it is made of, you did not read the disclaimers and care instructions that came with it.    She provided the pedestal knowing it would be used for cake, and is responsible for the fact that it may have been damaged by using it that way.  She provided the pedestal to use with a cake, it was used with a cake.  If it was indeed damaged by the cake, she is responsible.  Having it in a contract as stated above, will prevent any future problems from getting even this far.  I am sorry this has "tarnished" the experience for you you.  It is a gorgeous cake, and it should have been a satisfying, successful transaction.  

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post #29 of 31

I used to sell china and silverware, if you use detergents that are lemon or orange they will pit your silver and tarnish it. They are too acidic for the silver...me thinks they have a deal with silverware companies since its the two most likely types you'll findtapedshut.gif
 

post #30 of 31
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I used to sell china and silverware, if you use detergents that are lemon or orange they will pit your silver and tarnish it. They are too acidic for the silver...me thinks they have a deal with silverware companies since its the two most likely types you'll findtapedshut.gif
 

My flatware, which isn't anything super fancy, stated on the package to not wash with dish detergent that contained lemon/citrus in it as it would tarnish the finish. I bet they washed it after using it, causing the tarnishing, and are looking for a scapegoat.

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