Crazy Quotient Exceeded!!

Business By CakeForte Updated 17 Jul 2009 , 4:57pm by stephaniescakenj

CakeForte Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 1:36am
post #1 of 28

With every high there is a low....right?

I have a wedding cake due on Saturday. They booked last minute, as of monday, so I did everything over the phone/email. I have spoken with the bride and groom several times. No sign of anything out of the ordinary...at all. I also met the venue coordinator and the venue owner last night since I happened to be at a party at the same location.

I JUST got a call from the groom. Actually it was three calls. I missed the calls because I was having dinner.

In the first voicemail he wasn't really talking to me...but was yelling at his fiancee about "how the cake lady was not an "effen" escort, and that she was doing the cake...and that he was going to call her right now."

The second message said, " Hi this is groom....could you please call back my fiance and tell her that you are not an escort? Because she is freaking out."

The third one....no message.

I don't know whether to laugh, or give the money back and say sorry, no cake, that's just REALLY inappropriate. A simple google search with my name will show that there is a history of me and cake. Not after hours activities. LOL. I mean.....really. All I can think is WTF??

I don't even know what to say if I did call back right now. My first instinct is to say that was inappropriate and give the money back. Then I'm thinking...should I call the owner and ask if there was any sign of "bridezilla" when working with them.

What do you think of this? This is just nuts!!!

27 replies
jillmakescakes Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 1:52am
post #2 of 28

If the bride is thinking that the cake lady is another woman, then the wedding may very well not happen!!

sweet-thing Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 1:53am
post #3 of 28

icon_eek.gificon_surprised.gificon_confused.gificon_eek.gif

I really have no idea what I would do about that cake but that is HILARIOUS!! She thinks you are an escort!! AhhHaaHaaHaa!! Can you even imagine the conversations/arguments that they have been having over this? Do you think she will be too embarrassed to work with you after that phone call? Will they even still get married? I mean she thinks he is out with escorts!

Nancy_TX Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 2:51am
post #4 of 28

Call back and hang up until the bride answers, then purr in your best Marilyn Monroe voice, "Did someone at this number call me about getting some sugar, honey?"

__Jamie__ Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 2:59am
post #5 of 28

Oh I would call back and act like you couldn't understand the message, like it was garbled or something. Really. Then find out what they really said! Lol!

Start off by saying, I couldn't understand the message over the church bells, as you called while I was at confession. I really had some stuff to get off my chest....so what about your cake?

aligotmatt Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 3:01am
post #6 of 28

Oh My!!! That is so funny!! I don't know how I would handle it, but it sure is funny.

giggysmack Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 3:09am
post #7 of 28

OMG that is way too funny!! good luck

CakeForte Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 3:14am
post #8 of 28

I'm just trying to figure out what even sparked that conversation/ argument! LOL

LaBellaFlor Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 3:20am
post #9 of 28

I don't even know what to say, but I do know I'm LMAOROTF!!!!!!!!!!!! I think you should call back exactly the way Jaime said. THAT would be so funny to see how they react to insulting a goo 'ol cake church lady! Ah,ha,ha,ha...

BakingGirl Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 3:38am
post #10 of 28

Oooooooookay, that sounds like a marriage made in heaven. Good luck to them!

chryscrazy Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 3:57am
post #11 of 28

Maybe by cake lady she thought you were jumping out of the cake at the bachelor party?Wow. I think you should call her and tell her you aren't an escort, but the baker/decorator who WAS going to make her cake, then wish her good luck with her wedding and marriage.

all4cake Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 4:10am
post #12 of 28

LOL!

CakeForte Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 4:19am
post #13 of 28

This where I feel stuck from a business pov. Cancel the cake, refund the money and receive backlash, since the wedding is Saturday...especially since this venue is "hip and happening" and could lead to more business. Or still receive backlash b/c of their issues.

I mean I don't know how to respond at all. I'm not sure ignoring it is the best thing to do either.

jimandmollie Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 4:30am
post #14 of 28

"Hi this is ******. I saw on my caller ID that you called earlier but I checked and you didn't leave a message. Was there something that you needed?"

Saves you from embarrassment and gives him a chance to rethink the decision to involve you in their drama. Hopefully they have already made up by the time you call. If not, run like hell!

Mensch Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 4:35am
post #15 of 28

I honestly can't see why you're making such a big deal out of this. It is actually really funny, when you untwist, sit down and think about it. Write it down and add it to your notebook of crazy-stupid customer stories!

Make sure you get paid well in advance, if you do decide to make it, 'cause who knows if there will be a reception!

Do the cake, or don't do the cake. It's that simple.

all4cake Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 4:36am
post #16 of 28

Is it possible, your number was on his cell phone simply listed as cake lady and b-t-b had his phone and didn't recognize your number and freaked out? Pre-wedding jitters on her part(maybe fueled by him just a bit...you know how guys can be at times...like to see us get flamed over stupid stuff so we look REALLY stupid when they say "told ya so").

Call them back..."Um, I don't know what those messages were about. But, uh..I sure hope ya'll got that cleared up. All is well and it's still a go for a wedding cake for Saturday?"

CanadianCakin Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 4:44am
post #17 of 28

WOW!!!
I don't even know what to say about that!
I like the idea of calling back and saying you didn't get the message clear or something...ask if they are on Verizon....no well you should be!....Then proceed with was there something we needed to go over?
Something like that..okay maybe leave out the Verizon part..one of there commercials is on as I am typing...I thought it was funny!! lol
I think that's how I would approach it!
Good luck!

MLand Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 4:51am
post #18 of 28

I would probably call the b-t-b and say I had a message to call, then verify saturday is still good. If they are having them kinda fits this close, it may be that you will not be doing a cake!

matthewkyrankelly Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 4:55am
post #19 of 28

I'm with all4cake on this one. That so sounds like crazy bride-to-be stuff about "who's number is that on your phone?" etc. Get paid and move on. I think it is less about you and more about them. Inappropriate - yes. Funny - yes. Will it make a good story after you are paid - yes.

tinygoose Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 5:29am
post #20 of 28

Oh this is too funny. What the heck???!!! I didn't know 12 year olds were allowed to wed anymore! I would call back being as calm, cool, and "adult"...now there's a concept, be driect, and speak to these "children" in a polite manner.

"So...sounds like there is a bit of trouble? This must be awefully embaressing for you both. Now, I'm a cake designer, not a marriage counselor, but how can I help you two work this out??" In your best Mary Poppins, school marm voice. It's sort of funny, but really they should be embaressed.

jaybug Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 5:41am
post #21 of 28

icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_cry.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_cry.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

Ruth0209 Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 5:55am
post #22 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mensch

I honestly can't see why you're making such a big deal out of this. It is actually really funny, when you untwist, sit down and think about it. Write it down and add it to your notebook of crazy-stupid customer stories!

Make sure you get paid well in advance, if you do decide to make it, 'cause who knows if there will be a reception!

Do the cake, or don't do the cake. It's that simple.




I gotta' go with Mensch on this one. What do you care what their little argument is about? Just bake their cake and get paid. Why in the world would you cancel doing the cake?

I most certainly would NOT call back the bride to confirm he wasn't calling an escort though. What a couple of winners.

MaloSlatko Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 6:25am
post #23 of 28

I disagree with Ruth0209. And I agree with comments from others about a stressed out bride, miscommunication etc. Surely a tense bride close to her wedding day is not a rare thing.

No one knows what really happened, maybe the best man played a joke on the groom and said something. How would you like to be in the poor guy's shoes? I consider it common human decency to call back and perhaps ask if everything is ok. It's just the cost of a phone call and a couple of minutes of your time.

Melchas Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 6:58am
post #24 of 28

I agree with Ruth0209 And Mensch...pre wedding jitters and stress can cause many reactions, good and bad.
My suggestion would be to ignore the phone calls and do the cake. I am willing to bet that the bride had a moment, the groom attempted to quell and that they have both gotten over it at this point or you would still be getting phone calls until one or the other reached you.
Although I have to say I am still ROTFL. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

Ruth0209 Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 3:03pm
post #25 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by MaloSlatko

I disagree with Ruth0209. And I agree with comments from others about a stressed out bride, miscommunication etc. Surely a tense bride close to her wedding day is not a rare thing.

No one knows what really happened, maybe the best man played a joke on the groom and said something. How would you like to be in the poor guy's shoes? I consider it common human decency to call back and perhaps ask if everything is ok. It's just the cost of a phone call and a couple of minutes of your time.




Oh, yes I agree with this. I just meant I wouldn't call back to say, "Hello, your fiance didn't just call an escort service." I'd probably do what others suggested and call back and say, "This is the cake decorator. I had a message from you. Is there anything you needed..."

divaessence Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 3:23pm
post #26 of 28

All I can say is WOW!

alvarezmom Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 4:38pm
post #27 of 28

This is pretty funny! This might have something to do with the groomsmen playing some last minute jokes...I wouldnt worry to much about it.

I would call the bride and let her know you received a call from her fiance asking you to give her a call. Then just simply ask her if there was anything that she needed....AND I'm sure she has your number written down somewhere but before you hang up tell her if she needs anything else to give you a call back and give her your number again.

stephaniescakenj Posted 17 Jul 2009 , 4:57pm
post #28 of 28

some BTB's get really upset over the bachelor party which he probably just had and maybe he programmed your name into his phone, combined with everything that was going on and she freaked out. I would do like the others suggested, call her back and just simply say, your fiance left me a vm and asked me to give you a call and not mention the escort bit at all. it's probably embarrassing for all parties involved.
although to play the devil's advocate... who waits til a week before the wedding to book their cake? Was there another cake lady and something happened at the last minute?
Good luck!

Quote by @%username% on %date%

%body%