Ok so I have two weddings coming up on September 19. Im doing a wedding cake for only one of them. At the time of the agreement and contract signing their was no problem. Well, about 2 days ago I get a family newsletter in the mail stating the my cousin is getting married. On the same day I agreed on the cake!!! Theyve been engaged for a while just havent sent out invites yet. If I had known the date of course I wouldnt be doing a cake for the other girl. But now that I know about my cousin's wedding, I don't want to miss it. Is it wrong to cancel on the cake/bride??? If I did, I would absolutely return her deposit. Or is this cake business suicide? Some please help me...
It's suicide. You made a commitment, you need to follow through. It sucks, for sure.
If you signed a contract, the bride can sue you. I would not take that chance.
It's not good business practice. You accepted this cake order, and you need to see through with it. This is what it's all about when it comes to having a cake business. You miss out on a lot of things yourself, in order to make it work. You can't accept orders then back out whenever something comes up, unless it's an illness or a death in the family.
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