step0nmi Posted 19 Sep 2007 , 10:31pm

Ooo! You are soo sneaky! icon_evil.gif You are definitely going to have to share the outcome! especially because its so close now! icon_twisted.gif

BlakesCakes Posted 19 Sep 2007 , 11:00pm

Don't ya just love people who burn bridges while they're standing on them icon_lol.gif

What fool cancels ANYTHING before they have the replacement completely arranged and guaranteed icon_eek.gif

I bet you'll see this woman wandering down the road kicking her own behind until it's black & blue icon_twisted.gif

I can't wait to hear all the details about a cake that, for the price, probably should be plated in gold---and it's all her own fault.

Gotta' love that karma fairy, huh?

Rae

mrsw Posted 20 Sep 2007 , 6:08pm

Remind the spies to be sure and take a camera or at least a phone with a camera in it icon_wink.gif We need pictures of this "last minute" cake icon_twisted.gif

JuneHawk Posted 24 Sep 2007 , 2:52am
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Oh trust me, photographers have the same problem with brides. Because of the quality cameras nowadays, the value of a pro has really been diminished in the eyes of many brides. There's a (silly) mentality that any uncle bob can do it.. so many of them go really cheap on the photos.. and really live to regret it.




Amen! I am a wedding photographer by trade and I can tell you no truer words have ever been spoken!

It's a shame but different people have different priorities.

June

indydebi Posted 24 Sep 2007 , 3:01am
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Originally Posted by JuneHawk

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Originally Posted by FlowerGirlMN

Oh trust me, photographers have the same problem with brides. Because of the quality cameras nowadays, the value of a pro has really been diminished in the eyes of many brides. There's a (silly) mentality that any uncle bob can do it.. so many of them go really cheap on the photos.. and really live to regret it.



Amen! I am a wedding photographer by trade and I can tell you no truer words have ever been spoken!

It's a shame but different people have different priorities.

June




Oh let me tell that as a caterer, I dread to hear the bride tell me "a friend" is the photographer. I always ask them if they have a professional photographer or a friend. It makes a BIG difference to me on when we are going to serve dinner. To those who have not yet found a photographer, I strongly encourage them to go pro, explaining how a pro can get all the shots they want in minimal time .... otherwise they need to spend extra money on appetizers and such for their guests, since the couple will be taking FOREVER at the church getting their photos done, and their guests will get bored waiting around, and they will just leave.

God save us all from "friend" photographers!

gingerkitten79 Posted 24 Sep 2007 , 8:30am

So ozcookie, do we have an update on the billion dollar bride??

OzCookie Posted 24 Sep 2007 , 9:05am

Patience, grasshopper (oops, I mean Gingerkitten!) and all will be revealed. icon_wink.gif
I have actually had an update, but I was hoping for photos to go with the report.
The news is...

The bride spent the whole day looking like a deer caught in headlights - apparently the MOB has her completely under the thumb. No sympathy for the groom - he must have known what he was getting into. icon_twisted.gif

The dress was... elaborate! So much bling, the poor bride could barely move.

The food was terrible and scanty. Seems our favourite MOB must have tried the same trick on the caterers! (Pity it was in Australia - don't you wish we could have sicced Indydebi onto her? icon_evil.gificon_twisted.gificon_wink.gif - it's OK Debi - I personally think you're wonderful! thumbs_up.gif )

And of course, the CAKE! (Does anybody really want to know? - I'll tell just in case!)

Four-tiered round cake - all white chocolate mud, no fillings, no ganache, no syrups, fondant icing 1/2" thick icon_eek.gificon_confused.gif .
Four fresh red roses on top, a couple of half-dead buds scattered on each tier and a few rose petals on the board (remember, I'm only quoting!)
Taste - well, all I know is that no-one actually finished their slice!

Our beloved MOB actually let slip the price to my friend, during a tirade on how I had cost her a fortune due to my uncooperative attitude! Including original cancellation fee and rush order penalty, this masterpiece cost her $750.00!!! icon_eek.gificon_eek.gif

I actually feel quite sorry for this woman now (or, at least, for her poor daughter). I'm not really a horrible person - but I won't be bullied and I won't be cheated. I think that she may have gotten what she deserved, but she also ruined her daughter's special day.

MikeRowesHunny Posted 24 Sep 2007 , 9:31am

So she got this cake from your famous upmarket Sweet Art, and it was a pile of trash? I find that hard to believe if true!

Plus $750 (Austrailan?) for a cake to feed 450 people, WITH late fees icon_confused.gif , jeez, I'd charge waaaaaaaaaaay more than that!

However, I guess the moral of the story is that what goes around come s around. I do feel sorry for the bride though.

gingerkitten79 Posted 24 Sep 2007 , 9:32am

BWAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!
*falls of chair laughing*

OzCookie Posted 24 Sep 2007 , 10:30am
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Originally Posted by gingerkitten79

BWAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!
*falls of chair laughing*




icon_eek.gificon_eek.gif Oh, Gingerkitten..... you're mean! (But funny!) icon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gificon_lol.gif

OzCookie Posted 24 Sep 2007 , 10:35am
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Originally Posted by bonjovibabe

So she got this cake from your famous upmarket Sweet Art, and it was a pile of trash? I find that hard to believe if true!

Plus $750 (Austrailan?) for a cake to feed 450 people, WITH late fees icon_confused.gif , jeez, I'd charge waaaaaaaaaaay more than that!




Apparently, Sweet Art are known for appearance, not content! And she was given a "Special Deal" to make up for the "troubles" she was having. Don't forget, the cake wasn't actually decorated, just a few roses tossed on it. Also, in Australia, pretty much all wedding cakes are done in fondant, so there is no extra charge. And, from the description I was given, I doubt that it was anywhere near big enough to actually feed 450!

MikeRowesHunny Posted 24 Sep 2007 , 10:44am

Most of my wedding cakes are fondant too, and start at 4 euros per serving ($6.50 AUD) for plain fondant with satin ribbon trim - fresh florals are provided by the florist - of course, I would never let a cake leave my hands that didn't taste as good (if not better!), than it looked! . I guess I'm just floored at how cheap 'designer' cakes are in Oz! If you were to go to the 1 or 2 cake studios that exist in Amsterdam, you'd be paying at least 10-15 euros ($16-$25 AUD) per serving!

gingerkitten79 Posted 24 Sep 2007 , 10:47am
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Originally Posted by OzCookie

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Originally Posted by gingerkitten79

BWAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!
*falls of chair laughing*


icon_eek.gificon_eek.gif Oh, Gingerkitten..... you're mean! (But funny!) icon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gificon_lol.gif




I know i am arent i?? I do pity the bride, her mother sounds horrid, sometimes these mothers need to remember that ITS NOT HER WEDDING!
My mum is already warring with my sister and shes only been engaged 2 weeks! Already they are fighting about the location! But i am coming home for a mediation this weekend! I'll sort this out!

gingerkitten79 Posted 24 Sep 2007 , 11:02am
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Originally Posted by bonjovibabe

Most of my wedding cakes are fondant too, and start at 4 euros per serving ($6.50 AUD) for plain fondant with satin ribbon trim - fresh florals are provided by the florist - of course, I would never let a cake leave my hands that didn't taste as good (if not better!), than it looked! . I guess I'm just floored at how cheap 'designer' cakes are in Oz! If you were to go to the 1 or 2 cake studios that exist in Amsterdam, you'd be paying at least 10-15 euros ($16-$25 AUD) per serving!




I'm surprised thats that all she paid too, all things considered, i have windowshopped in sweetart and they do absolutely beautiful work. I have bought one of thier mudcake slabs before and found it beautiful. ( i ganached it myself)

MikeRowesHunny Posted 24 Sep 2007 , 11:40am

Perhaps they made a bad job of it just to spite her then (which is what I'd have been tempted to do icon_twisted.gif !) icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

gingerkitten79 Posted 24 Sep 2007 , 11:51am
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Originally Posted by bonjovibabe

Perhaps they made a bad job of it just to spite her then (which is what I'd have been tempted to do icon_twisted.gif !) icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif


ooo i thought that but wasnt going to say it bwahaha! Arent we terrible?

LaSombra Posted 24 Sep 2007 , 2:49pm
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Originally Posted by gingerkitten79

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Originally Posted by bonjovibabe

Perhaps they made a bad job of it just to spite her then (which is what I'd have been tempted to do icon_twisted.gif !) icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

ooo i thought that but wasnt going to say it bwahaha! Arent we terrible?




lol me too! Great minds think alike, eh? icon_rolleyes.gif

mrsw Posted 24 Sep 2007 , 3:04pm

I am still a believer in the whole karma thing.... Hopefully this is a life lesson that both the MOB and the bride will walk away from with a little more wisdom but well, some people never learn

indydebi Posted 24 Sep 2007 , 3:13pm
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Originally Posted by mrsw

I am still a believer in the whole karma thing.... Hopefully this is a life lesson that both the MOB and the bride will walk away from with a little more wisdom but well, some people never learn




I'll go with the "some people never learn" part. THis will never be their fault .... the blame will always be with someone else.

ceshell Posted 24 Sep 2007 , 4:55pm
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Originally Posted by ozcookie

Our beloved MOB actually let slip the price to my friend, during a tirade on how I had cost her a fortune due to my uncooperative attitude!




I love how this is YOUR fault!! icon_confused.gif

Anyway I have to admit I was kind of hoping the bride would end up with a nice, gorgeous cake but that it also was just a TON of money. That way the bride wouldn't have had to be penalized for her mother's poor behavior, but the mom would have paid thru the nose. Poor gal (the bride). Oh well, if she let her mother commandeer this much of the wedding, perhaps the pomp and circumstance wasn't that important to her anyway. Who knows, maybe the bride and groom are even getting a laugh out of their awful mom-planned reception and just reveling in how happy they are to be together.

LOL I think I've been reading too many fairy tales to my daughter icon_wink.gif.

FrostinGal Posted 25 Sep 2007 , 10:52am

Just made it through the whole thread and I can't believe that woman! Telling people it's your fault, Oz?!?! I was hoping the cake would be at least $2000. But yucky works, too.
I know, I'm bad. icon_twisted.gif

OzCookie Posted 25 Sep 2007 , 9:39pm

icon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gif Hee, hee!! icon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gif

It's hard not to gloat. I know I shouldn't, but I'm afraid sainthood continues to elude me!

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