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post #31 of 100
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post #32 of 100

Good luck don't forget to post the finished cake so we can all admire your hard work in this cake design.
 

post #33 of 100

Good job on the sketch!  Looking forward to your finished cake.

post #34 of 100
If you have the time and energy and resources, you could stack up some cake dummies in the sizes you will use, and stick some silk flowers on, as a mock up. Then, as she watches, start laying the contents of your make up bag all over it and then all sorts of "his" junk (forget what it was) then plop the topper on. If she isn't horrified, then she will be happy with the cake, and don't post any pictures!

I have given deposits back when I was horrified with the design, but it's sticky since this is a friend.
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post #35 of 100

I have had this a few times.. I always try to do a quick sketch of the cake on flash so they can see exactly what it will look like. If this does not help, ull just have to bite the bullet

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post #36 of 100
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I thought I would update everyone on the change of events with this cake. The groom, who is very good friends with my husband, texted him saying that we should be giving the wedding cake to them as their gift. Yes, a cake to serve 270 people for free. The last time I checked, a cake that costs zero dollars has zero servings. I had told them all along how much it would cost, now suddenly they're telling us how much we should give as a gift. I was so upset and disgusted that I told my friend she can go to a bakery and find someone else to make her cake. Needless to say I am no longer invited to the wedding (insert bridezilla emoticon here).

I'm furious. Apparently when making a cake for a friend, even if your husband is in the wedding party, you still need a contract and a deposit. Lesson learned.

post #37 of 100
That's so rude! I'm so sorry after all that, ugh. Well let someone else make their ugly cake and they will hate it & the price!
post #38 of 100

What a God-awful trashy tacky thing for them to do. I'll best they've been featured a time or two on that People of Walmart site.

 

You should have asked who else is giving them a wedding present worth $3000?

post #39 of 100

You may have said it, but I can't remember... How much were you charging them? I would love to know how much of a shocker they will get when they call around to order one! I bet they have no freaking money budgeted, that is why they want it for free. I bet my second set of dogwood plunger cutters that they have a friend or relative make a monstrosity! Anybody want in on the action? ;-)  lol

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post #40 of 100
Wow how tacky, although given that she wanted to put makeup and shoes on her wedding cake, I'm not surprised. Don't be surprised if she wants to be friends again when her baby shower rolls around.
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post #41 of 100
Oh man, so sorry for you!! It stinks when you're used just for people to get "free cake". I have a "former" friend who did that to me twice. I have to wonder, after they check prices, will they suddenly want to make amends?
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post #42 of 100

That's incredibly rude... since when are people allowed to dictate what each person should be giving them for a wedding gift?

post #43 of 100
Hopefully whoever they go to reads this site too and will recognize the tacky design and add a PITA fee to their bill!
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post #44 of 100
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I was charging her 300$. NEVER again

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And thanks everyone for your incredible support, I knew it was coming to this last night, when they changed the time for pictures and my hubby couldn't help me deliver the cake, so I had to ask my cousin to miss a shift at work to help me and I told them I would need to pay him and they were happy about that. I didn't sleep all night. Hopefully I'll get some rest tonight!

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