I had a man place an order on Tuesday of this week and wanted to pick it up on Thursday evening. I normally would not have taken the order that last minute because I am always so busy. However...the cake was easy to do and just an 8 inch round so I agreed to do it. He confirmed by email on Wed. that he would pick up the cake on Thursday evening.
Thursday evening came and went and he did not pick up his cake. I figured he probably got off work late and would pick up on Friday morning. He never showed up, called or emailed. I kind of forgot about him for a while because I was so busy. I realized his cake was still there when I was trying to make space in the fridge to put all my orders. At this point it is like 6:00 so I tried to call him with no response.
My other cake friend came by to borrow some pans and I told her what happened. She said that she could use the cake on her sweet 16 order so I let her take it. I decided it would be better than letting it go to waste.
The man had nerve to call me this morning asking me if he could come pick up the cake. I told him that he was supposed to pick up on Thurs. and now it is Sat. and his cake was gone. So...he wants to order the same cake for Tues. So aggravating!
Anyways...here is a pic of my friend's cake. The light pink middle tier is the man's cake.
Sounds like a scam to me.
His Loss! What a beautiful cake!
Ha! What a great way to save a cake!
He'd be on the pay first, cake later plan from now on.
your tier is very pretty.
I hope you told him, pay first then cake...
What an A**. Too bad, it's a great cake. Glad someone else had a beautiful cake.
I might have thought that too...but I did this man's wedding cake and other orders too.
well it made a really beautiful cake! did you agree to make him another one?
Take the full payment first before doing it, obviously it's not for a dated event so he can afford not tp pick up again on tuesday.
I agreed to make him another cake...I told him I would email him a credit card invoice that he needed to pay before Monday. If he doesn't pay it...no cake!
My other cake friend was happy...less work for her!
NO TICKIE - NO LAUNDRY........
What a save for you.....sometimes a forgotten cake is a blessing in disguise.
Glory, I wanna cake buddy like you in my neighborhood!
AND. What a beautiful cake it turned out to be
Pretty cake, I wouldn't even take the order unless he came gave you a deposit or paid in advance and I would let him know if he doesn't pick up the cake when he's supposed to he'll lose his deposit or money too. You might get stuck with another cake again
I wouldn't let him pay by credit card. Cash only, in full, several days before the pickup day.
I could tell him cash only...he lives about 5 minutes away from me. I think it is ridiculous that he did not pick up his cake...it's not like he had to drive much of a distance.
It is great having cake friends in my area. I have 3 really close friends that all do cakes. The one I gave the pink cake to comes over to help me with orders all the time so I was happy it helped her out.
It was lucky that your friend could use the cake but I would make him pay in full before I bake another cake for him
That's a pretty cake! Right now, I work in a grocery store developing my skill, and I at least once or twice a week, someone doesn't pick up their cake. It makes me so angry, because I feel like my talent and time was wasted, but I can't do much about it. Unfortunately, I can't tell customers that they have to pay in advance unless it's a big cake...but trust me, when I get my own bakery...I will!!
I am so glad my friend was able to use my pink cake on her Sweet 16 design. She called me after her customer picked up the cake and she loved it!!!
At least I know that it did not go to waste.
What a cute cake!
Always always get a deposit. The cake is adorable btw.
I normally do take deposits on bigger orders. I did not think much of this one since it was only an 8 inch round cake. I guess you can't be too careful these days.