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post #136 of 146

I have read through this thread for several days now and I cannot believe that some of you think that she [the bride] was wrong in what she did. Oh boy!! Had it been me!! Mercy on the baker!! In my job, I will give you my best...which is high level and my colleagues, and patients, know it. As good as I am, if something is out of my scope, I will...and have....conferred with another more capable than I, for leadership. I am not going to fake the funk!  I do not know exactly what happened..no one does except the people directly involved...so all of my comments are based solely on what I've skimmed over and articles posted here. Because I give my best in my career, I expect the best and if I do not get it, and trust me, I would have thoroughly done my research..indepthly, I would seek penalties..especially this being one of the most important days of my life!! Now, do not get it twisted! Things happened. People are human. But this was was gross negligence. Unacceptable.

post #137 of 146
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I really don't get why some people think the bride is tasteless or immature for sticking that cake on ebay. At the end of the day, whether it was cheap or not, she paid for a service that her vendor promised they could deliver. Whoever baked that cake should be utterly ashamed to deliver it, I can't imagine ever being in a situation where I'd think handing over something like that was acceptable, but she did and happily walked off with their money. 

 

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I have read through this thread for several days now and I cannot believe that some of you think that she [the bride] was wrong in what she did. Oh boy!! Had it been me!! Mercy on the baker!! In my job, I will give you my best...which is high level and my colleagues, and patients, know it. As good as I am, if something is out of my scope, I will...and have....conferred with another more capable than I, for leadership. I am not going to fake the funk!  I do not know exactly what happened..no one does except the people directly involved...so all of my comments are based solely on what I've skimmed over and articles posted here. Because I give my best in my career, I expect the best and if I do not get it, and trust me, I would have thoroughly done my research..indepthly, I would seek penalties..especially this being one of the most important days of my life!! Now, do not get it twisted! Things happened. People are human. But this was was gross negligence. Unacceptable.


No one is defending the baker, if that's what you can call the person. It's just that the bride lacks dignity. If I have something horrible happen to me, I'm not going to try and find a way to scream it on the internet to make sure the whole world hears about it. Do you do that?

post #138 of 146
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No one is defending the baker, if that's what you can call the person. It's just that the bride lacks dignity. If I have something horrible happen to me, I'm not going to try and find a way to scream it on the internet to make sure the whole world hears about it. Do you do that?

No, but I also don't call strangers classless, undignified, dim, cheap, tacky, high-and-mighty, mean and vindictive without knowing the whole story. Do you?? Oh wait..those are all words you used..I'm sure there are more, but I got tired after the first 5 pages.  

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post #139 of 146
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No, but I also don't call strangers classless, undignified, dim, cheap, tacky, high-and-mighty, mean and vindictive without knowing the whole story. Do you?? Oh wait..those are all words you used..I'm sure there are more, but I got tired after the first 5 pages.  


But she showed us who she was by her actions and just for the record, I didn't say all those exact words - I guess you're paraphrasing.

 

But I stand by them - both sides are a mess. I get that what the "baker" did indefensible, I just don't feel sorry for the bride after she was mean and vindictive enough be taking steps to see that the baker never makes a cake again (the bride's words). I don't have to know her to see that she's up a pretty high horse to be drawing national attention to something that went wrong at her wedding.

post #140 of 146
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But she showed us who she was by her actions and just for the record, I didn't say all those exact words - I guess you're paraphrasing.

 

But I stand by them - both sides are a mess. I get that what the "baker" did indefensible, I just don't feel sorry for the bride after she was mean and vindictive enough be taking steps to see that the baker never makes a cake again (the bride's words). I don't have to know her to see that she's up a pretty high horse to be drawing national attention to something that went wrong at her wedding.

I think she was perfectly fine posting it on Ebay... she was probably making a small joke among her friends. I'm sure she never expected it to gain worldwide attention.. I can honestly say I would have been p*ssed and would have used worse words than that... but to each his own... I'll climb upon my highest horse if I feel like I've been screwed..with a cake or anything else... but that's just me...

post #141 of 146
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I think she was perfectly fine posting it on Ebay... she was probably making a small joke among her friends. I'm sure she never expected it to gain worldwide attention.. I can honestly say I would have been p*ssed and would have used worse words than that... but to each his own... I'll climb upon my highest horse if I feel like I've been screwed..with a cake or anything else... but that's just me...


I agree with that - she may not have intended the worldwide attention. But I bet she was hoping for it. lol Even when I try, I  just can't give her a break. And the reason is that she underpaid for her cake. I lose cake orders to people who are underpricing and I have no patience left for them. I wonder if she got any other quotes?  To me this is a case of if you buy cheap cake you get cheap cake. Maybe the bride didn't know that to get her cake for the price she wanted someone would have to slave away for next to nothing, but I don't care. I can't find it in my heart to have the sympathy for her that she's getting on this thread and worldwide.

post #142 of 146
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I agree with that - she may not have intended the worldwide attention. But I bet she was hoping for it. lol Even when I try, I  just can't give her a break. And the reason is that she underpaid for her cake. I lose cake orders to people who are underpricing and I have no patience left for them. I wonder if she got any other quotes?  To me this is a case of if you buy cheap cake you get cheap cake. Maybe the bride didn't know that to get her cake for the price she wanted someone would have to slave away for next to nothing, but I don't care. I can't find it in my heart to have the sympathy for her that she's getting on this thread and worldwide.

This is exactly how I feel! Yes, the faker I mean baker shouldn't have accepted the order-in fact she has no business in this business! A different article said her original baker referred her to this one, so I'm sure she had multiple quotes and went with a cheap one who got sick and sent her to an even cheaper baker.

Of course I feel bad that this happened, however, people are becoming more educated (not enough obviously) about the cake world-with tv shows, media, etc. You get what you pay for so I think they are both to blame and you bet that bride wanted her 15 minutes of fame-it's the new American Dream. Perhaps I've had to fix one too many cake wrecks to feel overly sad for her. My town is overrun with homebased bakeries (don't mistake me for being a snob-I bake from home but I do it legally and I never practiced on customers cakes or took money until I was up and running) most aren't in business for very long but it's still very frustrating.
post #143 of 146
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Originally Posted by howsweet View Post

 


No one is defending the baker, if that's what you can call the person. It's just that the bride lacks dignity. If I have something horrible happen to me, I'm not going to try and find a way to scream it on the Internet to make sure the whole world hears about it. Do you do that?


Something horrible and this are two different things Entirely! lol Horrible is a cake that was grey, lumpy, seams uneven, with frosting, and a normal cake underneath that isn't green! That is the quality of a crappy baker for $200 of which pictures of the same crappy work should have been shown. For $200 you can get a way better looking cake at a grocer. Mind you its not quality but its a FAR cry from this cake.

This cake was WAY beyond that.

 

As for not screaming out really horrific business practices you are letting more businesses start up. If there isn't a punishment for bad behavior it continues.

As an example, my father bought a Chevrolet Tahoe and the year purchased ended up being notorious for paint peeling off. Think ENTIRE ROOF.  The dealership and Company refused to repaint the vehicle. My father was constantly stopped or stopping other vehicles of the same year with the same problem. He in the end threatened to go on Local Cable and show his vehicle. They thought he was joking. He called the CEO of Chevrolet with the time slot and immediately got his vehicle repainted. All those customers who were denied a repaint due to a flaw in the paint color paid full price and because they didn't speak up were stuck. Think if my father had went through with the commercial slot how many customers would have been saved the agony of driving an ugly vehicle?

post #144 of 146

I am with the bride all the way here, but I have to wonder what previous work this baker could have possibly shown her to make her think she was capable of making this cake. I had originally thought that she was stealing photos, but then another poster here said she wasn't, so I can't figure it out. It's painfully obvious that this isn't a case of an experienced baker just having a bad day. The article says that the bride chose this person after doing "extensive research". Really? Was the original baker dirt cheap too, or did the bride really think a last minute cake should be cheaper? I dunno. I have to wonder if she didn't bend the truth a little bit to avoid taking any responsibility. She might have had to sit a little lower on that horse if she had to admit that the baker's portfolio(assuming there was one) wasn't that good or that she hired her to save some money. I'd imagine more than a few people who read the article would have the you-get-what-you-pay-for attitude, even though the 100.00 cakes at Walmart look amazing compared to this.

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post #145 of 146

It serves her right for ordering a cake that looks like a tire.

 

 

 

J/K

 

 

 

 

Not really....

post #146 of 146
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It serves her right for ordering a cake that looks like a tire.

 

 

 

J/K

 

 

 

 

Not really....

 

Heehee

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