Here's The Letter Asking For A Free Cake

Decorating By costumeczar Updated 29 Dec 2011 , 4:54am by LoveMeSomeCake615

costumeczar Posted 26 Dec 2011 , 3:59pm
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I'd written about this before and said I would blog about it, so here it is for your reading enjoyment. It's funny because it's so horrifying. http://www.acaketorememberva.blogspot.com/2011/12/my-belated-christmas-gift-to-youan.html

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honeycuttdesign Posted 26 Dec 2011 , 5:41pm
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Do businesses actually agree to that?! That is crazy. Thanks for sharing. icon_smile.gif

Jeepgirl73 Posted 26 Dec 2011 , 5:53pm
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all i can say is ...wow

costumeczar Posted 26 Dec 2011 , 7:02pm
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Do businesses actually agree to that?! That is crazy. Thanks for sharing. icon_smile.gif




I know two other businesses who got the same form letter from that bride, and they also declined to take advantage of the offer. icon_smile.gif

KoryAK Posted 26 Dec 2011 , 9:06pm
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I giggled when she included the words "happy married life"

costumeczar Posted 26 Dec 2011 , 10:01pm
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I giggled when she included the words "happy married life"




So did I! icon_biggrin.gif

Cakery2012 Posted 26 Dec 2011 , 10:36pm
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That belongs in bridezilla hall of f

Cakery2012 Posted 26 Dec 2011 , 10:37pm
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That belongs in bridezilla hall of f

Cakery2012 Posted 26 Dec 2011 , 10:39pm
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That should say -Bridezilla hall of fame.

superstar Posted 26 Dec 2011 , 11:28pm
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I will be laughing all day. This is so funny.

Foxicakes Posted 27 Dec 2011 , 12:07am
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Okay, so, WOW!!! I can't wait to see the "awesome overreaction" on Wednesday!! Care to share it with CC'ers now?? And, BTW, was this overreaction from you or from this ridiculous bridezilla when you sent her your "You MUST be spending your wedding budget on CRACK to send this crap out to potential vendors" letter in response??

Bakingangel Posted 27 Dec 2011 , 12:47am
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Well, I don't know now...are you SURE you don't want to have all her "influencial guests" as future free loaders (oops meant to say valued customers)? I don't think she is a bridezilla but more of an out-of-touch wacko! This speaks volumes about the character of the groom, too. What is the world coming to??? icon_eek.gificon_confused.gif

dsilvest Posted 27 Dec 2011 , 1:43am
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When I read this I immediately thought of Kim Kardashian's sponsored wedding. Didn't she make $2 million after all of the expenses were taken care of? Smart girl. LOL

costumeczar Posted 27 Dec 2011 , 2:36am
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Wednesday's awesome overreaction is a totally different email from another bride. I'm doing a series this week on emails from whackjobs. Anyone have one they'd like to include? Email it to me at acaketoremember @ yahoo.com and I'll include it.

ConfectionsCC Posted 27 Dec 2011 , 3:36am
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BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH! SERIOUSLY!?!?!??! I guess it really never does hurt to ask...but they made it seem like they were doing YOU a favor by doing a free cake!! I will donate cakes to needy families...not crazy brides LOL!

docofthedead Posted 27 Dec 2011 , 5:25am
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When I read this I immediately thought of Kim Kardashian's sponsored wedding. Didn't she make $2 million after all of the expenses were taken care of? Smart girl. LOL


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HAHA! That is EXACTLY what came to my mind too!! GMTA usaribbon.gif

Foxicakes Posted 27 Dec 2011 , 5:27am
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Oh, okay, in THAT case, I REALLY can't wait to read Wed's post!!! And as far as speaking volumes about this groom, I would be more inclined to think that it speaks volumes about this bride's mother--or family, in general... Sounds like someone has been doing a little too much reading of some of these crazy blogs and articles that are put out on the internet about how to save money while having the "wedding of your dreams for little to no money at all". I really wish that someone had the time and inclination to do a search for all of these articles and send them each a letter about what a foolish idea they are putting into these bride's heads. Not to mention what a disservice they are doing to all of the vendors out there that have to take up precious time to deal with these idiots!!
Further, I would be seriously interested in hearing if ANY of them actually get ANY of their wedding essentials for free or reduced pricing!!
To me, it would almost be worth the look on the wedding party's faces to agree to do such a cake, show the beautiful photos of my previous work, design a gorgeous cake for them, and then show up with something worthy of being a "FEATURED PIECE" on CAKE WRECKS!!! ( of course I would NOT use my ACTUAL business name for such a "masterpiece"!!) But, you have to admit it would be a great "JOKES ON YOU!!" for these crazy individuals!! icon_evil.gificon_evil.gificon_evil.gif

Bakingangel Posted 27 Dec 2011 , 7:13am
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Oh, okay, in THAT case, I REALLY can't wait to read Wed's post!!! And as far as speaking volumes about this groom, I would be more inclined to think that it speaks volumes about this bride's mother--or family, in general...
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costumeczar Posted 27 Dec 2011 , 12:18pm
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For me the most interesting part of this is that I did some snooping around online and found this bride's facebook page. She turns out to be a 30-something PhD who's a professor at a local university. Not at all what I would have expected, so I guess that bad judgment and the gimmes come in all shapes and sizes. even more interesting, I've delivered cakes to the venue she was going to have for her reception, and there's no way in hell that it would hold 500 people. 200 at the most, so she's an "embellisher" too.

This also isn't the first letter like this that I've received. It was a gem, though, so I kept it. It was the first one I'd seen with the advertising rates included.

Jennifer353 Posted 27 Dec 2011 , 8:22pm
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That is unbelievable, and that she is a professional who should know better (unless she has such a high opinion of herself she really believes it all in which case it is pretty sad for her....)

Is there any way you can get a copy of the program/newsletter/other literature she said "sponsors" would feature in? That had got to be worth a read!!

costumeczar Posted 27 Dec 2011 , 8:40pm
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Originally Posted by Jennifer353

That is unbelievable, and that she is a professional who should know better (unless she has such a high opinion of herself she really believes it all in which case it is pretty sad for her....)

Is there any way you can get a copy of the program/newsletter/other literature she said "sponsors" would feature in? That had got to be worth a read!!




I wish...I don't know anyone who would be stupid enough to go for that fabulous opportunity, but I'm sure there's some sucker out there who would think it was a good idea.

cakemama22 Posted 28 Dec 2011 , 2:57am
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I would email her back and tell her that you already have so much business that the extra advertising isn't worth it. Especially to out of town guests who probably would never order from you. But if she would like to order a cake from you, here are your prices.

Of course much nicer and more professional, but mostly just to see what she would say. "Oh sorry to hear that, but I need a free cake because I'm inviting everyone who is either remotely related to me or I have known since the day I was born, all in the hopes of getting tons of wedding gifts, most of which I will wind up never using or selling at a garage sale 4 months after my wedding."

Andrea0730 Posted 28 Dec 2011 , 4:13am
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I would be mortified if I showed up to a friend's wedding and saw advertisements in the program! Let alone asking for free stuff. Who does that?!?

But I am sure they are getting married for love and will live happily ever after thumbs_up.gif

SweetDreams_DK Posted 28 Dec 2011 , 5:08am
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Years ago a woman I worked with did this for her wedding. I remember thinking it was the tackiest thing I'd ever heard of, as I was declining to attend. I heard from some people that there were cards on the tables with names of some of the companies that had donated stuff. (I don't know about the cake though.)

Truth really is stranger than fiction! icon_rolleyes.gif

Panel7124 Posted 28 Dec 2011 , 10:17am
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A YUMMMY styrofoam DUMMMY. icon_smile.gif

Bon appétit.

She has never asked for a real cake (or any particular flavors and fillings), just asked you to advertise - at least that's what I could understand from her letter.

I use dummies as a form of advertising but wouldn't probably waste even one on her.

costumeczar Posted 28 Dec 2011 , 1:47pm
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A YUMMMY styrofoam DUMMMY. icon_smile.gif

Bon appétit.

She has never asked for a real cake (or any particular flavors and fillings), just asked you to advertise - at least that's what I could understand from her letter.

I use dummies as a form of advertising but wouldn't probably waste even one on her.




I didn't even think of that! How hilarious would it be to have them trying to cut a styrofoam cake in front of all the influential people?

I have a feeling that if anyone had taken her up on her request, though, that she'd be the most demanding non-client they ever had.

Panel7124 Posted 28 Dec 2011 , 2:29pm
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I didn't even think of that! How hilarious would it be to have them trying to cut a styrofoam cake in front of all the influential people?

I have a feeling that if anyone had taken her up on her request, though, that she'd be the most demanding non-client they ever had.





You can't have a cake and eat it too! Very true in this case.

Well, you can - if you pay for it what it's worth.

Love the term 'non-client'. icon_lol.gif

costumeczar Posted 28 Dec 2011 , 11:11pm
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cakemama22 Posted 28 Dec 2011 , 11:23pm
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Wow is all I have to say. icon_eek.gif

Cakery2012 Posted 29 Dec 2011 , 12:50am
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Bahaha! Wow..... Must be Brides on Crack

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