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post #46 of 100

I'm so sorry that happened to you. Did you already start the cake? Is your husband still going to be in the wedding?
 

post #47 of 100
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I was charging her 300$. NEVER again

 

 

That is a TOTAL steal and they are TOTAL A$$ES!  They will regret EVERY minute of this, I am sure!
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post #48 of 100

When it gets too cluttered I just ask "What do you want your guests to notice first about your cake".  That way I can detect what's most important to the bride and peel back the layers from there.  Sometimes you have to ask yourself - who's cake is this anyway.  Do you dislike it because it's not your style?  Most of the time when you look back at the pictures, you end up liking it.  Consider it a way to open your mind....................and pretty soon your mind will be so open that you'll be able to say, sure, whatever .....................and get it done whether or not you like it.  We've all "shivered" while making a cake but..............it's what the customer wanted.

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I'm so sorry that happened to you. Did you already start the cake? Is your husband still going to be in the wedding?
 

No, we were both un-invited. Just shows you the level of class. Bridezilla doesn't get what she wants so she kicks and screams

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I'm so sorry that happened to you. Did you already start the cake? Is your husband still going to be in the wedding?
 

No, we were both un-invited. Just shows you the level of class. Bridezilla doesn't get what she wants so she kicks and screams

WoW! When I do cakes and discounts, I always ask myself if the potential client deserves a discount. I think you have your answer! If she comes crawling back, don't do it for less that 3 times what you would have charged!

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post #51 of 100

They were happy when they found out you would have to pay someone to help you?? Wowzers.

I say go do something romantic with your hubby and be thankful you didnt have to deal with the junk drawer cake!

 

 

(thats what I call cakes that people want covered in a ton of random stuff :P)

post #52 of 100
I hope neither of you had to buy outfits for this wedding yet, or that they are at least returnable. These are not friends you will miss.
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post #53 of 100
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I was charging her 300$. NEVER again

That would BARELY cover your costs, if it did, so you were giving all the labor, and they still wanted more... Shameless!

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post #54 of 100
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Luckily my hubby has been incredibly supportive and is willing to throw away a 20 year friendship because of the way they are treating me. They feel that their cake should be free because I didn't charge our other friends, one cake was 100 servings and the other was buttercream, no fondant, and my friend paid for all the new pans I needed. Apparently my time has no value to them. I have an 8 month old son that I will barely see for 3 days because of this cake. It means nothing to them.
post #55 of 100
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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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Sorry you're dealing with this though!! Bummer. You should get all dressed up and have a date with your hubby that night and be thankful you didn't stress for weeks over an ugly cake for ingrates!!!!
post #56 of 100

Unreal and beyond rude.   $300 doesn't begin to cover all the planning and anxiety this cake has caused you and now bringing your husband into it.  So sorry you had to go through all this.  I'm always amazed how meaningless the word Friend can be when somebody doesn't get their way. 

 

So it will be interesting to see if she manages to manipulate someone else to make the cake for free - it certainly won't be a bakery!

post #57 of 100

wow. what a shocker.  those people are not your friends- I'm glad that your husband is supporting you on this.

 

They're just gross, tacky nasty people. seriously.  I bet their wedding is going to be a big mess anyway...(her design for that) cake sounded ridiculously tacky, clutter with silly sports junk and dumb nick-nacks. delete!

 

You're all better off without these people in your lives. 

post #58 of 100
I assume that the friends you have their cakes for free are mutual friends? What do these mutual friends think? Do they know yet?
post #59 of 100
I assume that the cakes you made for free were for mutual friends? What do these mutual friends think? Do they know yet?
post #60 of 100

Pouchet82, you my friend, are a saint!  Had it been a regular client, you would not have had the stress and bullsh%t involved and I'm sure you've pulled out your hair over this... just the design alone! Anyway, her cake will be as tacky as she. I am not yet licensed (working on it and other things involved) so all the cakes I do are for cost only. I spend A LOT of time working on my cakes (have not done a wedding cake yet), I cannot imagine making a cake like that and actually being allowed to be paid and then receive treatment like that. O'well... I look at it as one less free cake to make and two less birthdays to remember.

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