I saw this article and i was just wondering what you all thought about what happened... Do you think this baker should have been shamed publicly on the internet with her name and everything so people would know, instead of just a picture of the horrible cake posted on ebay?
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The entire situation is bad. Aside from hideous taste, c'mon the original cake wasn't lovely to begin with, not the point I suppose.
It's mean and hateful, I try to look at it from both sides though. The decorator obviously shouldn't be selling cakes, this is the reason people tend to be 'hard' on newbies that want to jump in and start decorating. ****I do NOT mean home bakers! I bake from home, in a separate, liscenced kitchen. You can bet, if the poor thing decides to continue decorating it will be difficult to establish a new reputation. I just don't understand why someone would sell a cake they can't produce-it's setting yourself up to fail. It's a shame it was a wedding cake, but anytime someone orders a custom cake it should be treated as important as any other. I take pride in every cake that I make and strive for perfection.
The couple should have done more research on the designer, seen some of her pictures, spoken to previous customers, etc. Honestly, if it's that important to them and their event they shouldn't have tried to cut corners (or savings) by going with someone willing to do the cake cheaper. Young or old, in today's technological stage there are articles flooding the Internet with problems like this (CakeWrecks, hello). Yes, the couple has a right to be angry but they need to point some of the blame towards themselves!
The original cake may not be to everyone's taste, but there's no denying it was expertly done.
Not everyone wants a traditional cake and if the couple are really keen on motor sports, for instance, I can see why this might appeal.
Someone I know contacted the bride and the cake was £130.... (just over £$200) THAT should have set alarm bells ringing!!! The cake should have been at least 2.5 times if not three times that price.
There are many comments I've seen online saying that the bride and groom couldn't have been very bothered if the first time they saw the cake was at the wedding reception, well I know that certainly in the UK, that is common practice! I've certainly NEVER had a viewing before I've delivered a wedding cake.
What is sad is that the cake maker thought "yeah, that'll do.... close enough".
My heart goes out to the bride and groom.
The reason I said the bride lacked class was because she posted it on ebay making spectacle of herself and others.
I have trouble having my heart go out the bride on this unless the baker literally duped them and showed her a ton of awesome pics that weren't hers. That cake doesn't look like it was made by anybody smart enough to pull off that kind of lying, but I may be wrong. To me the cake looks like it was made by a very foolish person who contracted to make a cake they had no clue how to do.
I wonder what the price of the cake was???
£130 - just over $200
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I don't think she lacks class. I think she is doing her best to make light of a horrible situation. No different than sending it to cake wrecks IMO.
Well, yes and no....
.... As I said previously (and by the way, I don't know the bride or groom or cake maker) at £130, perhaps alarm bells should have started ringing.
But on the other hand, there's every possibility that she's never ordered a cake before. Perhaps she's only ever picked up a cake in the supermarket for well under £10. In which case, £130 would seem like a lot of money.
And even if she did think she was getting what she thought was the bargain of the century, it STILL doesn't entitle someone to completely shaft the couple on their wedding day with that absolute abomination which is NOTHING like what they ordered. It would have been kinder and more honest if the cake maker had phoned the day before to say "I cannot do this. I thought I could but I can't..." and then they could have taken a decision whether to have a more traditional cake that perhaps the cake maker would have been able to do (although, in fairness, I REALLY doubt that she could produce anything of a good quality! LOL) or they could have hot-footed it down to Marks and Spencer or Waitrose (slightly more upmarket supermarkets in the UK) and bought a pre-iced white cake to stack and decorate with flowers.....
Well, I guess we're going to disagree about that. I'm in possession of several cake photos that are copies of my cakes, and I would never humiliate anyone by sending them in to Cake Wrecks.
She tried to draw national attention to her situation and said this, "We have things in motion to prevent this person ever making a cake again and upsetting, or trying to rip off other unsuspecting customers." She sounds like a bridezilla to me. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised to find she went with the lowest bidder.If that's the case, how about "lesson learned" and having the grace not to advertise her foolishness. I just don't see how all the blame and shame should go to the person who stupidly thought they could make this cake.