BakerBee7468 Posted 15 Aug 2013 , 7:51pm

I saw this article and i was just wondering what you all thought about what happened... Do you think this baker should have been shamed publicly on the internet with her name and everything so people would know, instead of just a picture of the horrible cake posted on ebay?

http://shine.yahoo.com/love-***/bride-lists-appalling-wedding-cake-on-ebay--publicly-shames-cake-maker-180206231.html

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as you wish Posted 15 Aug 2013 , 8:03pm

AIt is just so sad. I feel sorry for the bride and groom. I feel sorry for the baker, too. Not likely that they meant to ruin the couple's cake. Also not likely that the couple really knew that their decorator wouldn't be able to provide what they wanted. (I know, I know. They should have had a clue if they did their homework at all, but honestly, I got married at twenty and I wouldn't have had a clue that someone wouldn't have been able to do it if they said they could do it. I would have just thought a low price was great news!) Really, not knowing the story on this (much as we can probably guess pretty accurately) I think I will leave it alone now and let God be the judge! ;)

Smckinney07 Posted 15 Aug 2013 , 8:45pm

AI couldn't open the link but I'm guessing it's the tire wedding cake that's been circulating.

The entire situation is bad. Aside from hideous taste, c'mon the original cake wasn't lovely to begin with, not the point I suppose.

It's mean and hateful, I try to look at it from both sides though. The decorator obviously shouldn't be selling cakes, this is the reason people tend to be 'hard' on newbies that want to jump in and start decorating. ****I do NOT mean home bakers! I bake from home, in a separate, liscenced kitchen. You can bet, if the poor thing decides to continue decorating it will be difficult to establish a new reputation. I just don't understand why someone would sell a cake they can't produce-it's setting yourself up to fail. It's a shame it was a wedding cake, but anytime someone orders a custom cake it should be treated as important as any other. I take pride in every cake that I make and strive for perfection.

The couple should have done more research on the designer, seen some of her pictures, spoken to previous customers, etc. Honestly, if it's that important to them and their event they shouldn't have tried to cut corners (or savings) by going with someone willing to do the cake cheaper. Young or old, in today's technological stage there are articles flooding the Internet with problems like this (CakeWrecks, hello). Yes, the couple has a right to be angry but they need to point some of the blame towards themselves!

kakeladi Posted 15 Aug 2013 , 8:52pm

If y ou read that article it points out the the bride did NOT publish the name of the baker - nor from what I gather any way to 'find them'.  I don't think even the bride is identified.,

Carrie789 Posted 15 Aug 2013 , 8:56pm

One of the articles I read said that the bride "was taking steps to ensure that this baker could never do this to anyone else." I don't know if that meant lawsuit or--- murder.  icon_biggrin.gif

Smckinney07 Posted 15 Aug 2013 , 9:02pm

AI just found the article, the brides first name is the only one mentioned. And what Carrie stated above.

You can bet she's spreading the cake makers name to anyone that will listen! She's getting her 15minutes. What a mess

howsweet Posted 15 Aug 2013 , 9:13pm

Problems on both sides. Without question,  the bride lacks class...my guess is she's also not the brightest bulb in the chandelier because she was unable to order a proper wedding cake. I wonder if the baker posted for last minute help on this board....icon_biggrin.gif

Relznik Posted 15 Aug 2013 , 9:17pm

The original cake may not be to everyone's taste, but there's no denying it was expertly done.

 

Not everyone wants a traditional cake and if the couple are really keen on motor sports, for instance, I can see why this might appeal.

 

Someone I know contacted the bride and the cake was £130....  (just over £$200)  THAT should have set alarm bells ringing!!!  The cake should have been at least 2.5 times if not three times that price.

 

There are many comments I've seen online saying that the bride and groom couldn't have been very bothered if the first time they saw the cake was at the wedding reception, well I know that certainly in the UK, that is common practice!  I've certainly NEVER had a viewing before I've delivered a wedding cake.

 

What is sad is that the cake maker thought "yeah, that'll do.... close enough". 

 

My heart goes out to the bride and groom.

Sparklekat6 Posted 15 Aug 2013 , 9:18pm
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Originally Posted by Smckinney07 


The entire situation is bad. 

 

Buwhahahahaha!  THIS!  This is a great summation of the situation. 

howsweet Posted 15 Aug 2013 , 9:25pm

The reason I said the bride lacked class was because she posted it on ebay making spectacle of herself and others.

 

I have trouble having my heart go out the bride on this unless the baker literally duped them and showed her a ton of awesome pics that weren't hers. That cake doesn't look like it was made by anybody smart enough to pull off that kind of lying, but I may be wrong.    To me the cake looks like it was made by a very foolish person who  contracted to make a cake they had no clue how to do.

 

 

I wonder what the price of the cake was???
 

Relznik Posted 15 Aug 2013 , 9:37pm
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Originally Posted by howsweet 


I wonder what the price of the cake was???
 

£130 - just over $200

howsweet Posted 15 Aug 2013 , 9:52pm
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Originally Posted by Relznik 

£130 - just over $200

Well, I don't know how big it was, but if it had been a 7-10-13, I'd have quoted it at $765 (489 pounds), so from my point of view, she got what she paid for.

BatterUpCake Posted 15 Aug 2013 , 9:53pm

I don't think she lacks class. I think she is doing her best to make light of a horrible situation. No different than sending it to cake wrecks IMO.

Relznik Posted 15 Aug 2013 , 10:02pm
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Originally Posted by howsweet 

Well, I don't know how big it was, but if it had been a 7-10-13, I'd have quoted it at $765 (489 pounds), so from my point of view, she got what she paid for.


Well, yes and no....

 

....  As I said previously (and by the way, I don't know the bride or groom or cake maker) at £130, perhaps alarm bells should have started ringing.

 

But on the other hand, there's every possibility that she's never ordered a cake before.  Perhaps she's only ever picked up a cake in the supermarket for well under £10.  In which case, £130 would seem like a lot of money.

 

And even if she did think she was getting what she thought was the bargain of the century, it STILL doesn't entitle someone to completely shaft the couple on their wedding day with that absolute abomination which is NOTHING like what they ordered.  It would have been kinder and more honest if the cake maker had phoned the day before to say "I cannot do this.  I thought I could but I can't..." and then they could have taken a decision whether to have a more traditional cake that perhaps the cake maker would have been able to do (although, in fairness, I REALLY doubt that she could produce anything of a good quality! LOL)  or they could have hot-footed it down to Marks and Spencer or Waitrose (slightly more upmarket supermarkets in the UK) and bought a pre-iced white cake to stack and decorate with flowers.....

howsweet Posted 15 Aug 2013 , 10:06pm
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Originally Posted by BatterUpCake 

I don't think she lacks class. I think she is doing her best to make light of a horrible situation. No different than sending it to cake wrecks IMO.

Well, I guess we're going to disagree about that. I'm in possession of several cake photos that are copies of my cakes,  and I would never humiliate anyone by sending them in to Cake Wrecks.

 

She tried to draw national attention to her situation and said this, "We have things in motion to prevent this person ever making a cake again and upsetting, or trying to rip off other unsuspecting customers." She sounds like a bridezilla to me. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised to find she went with the lowest bidder.If that's the case, how about "lesson learned" and having the grace not to advertise her foolishness.  I just don't see how all the blame and shame should go to the person who stupidly thought they could make this cake.

BatterUpCake Posted 15 Aug 2013 , 10:13pm
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Originally Posted by howsweet 

Well, I guess we're going to disagree about that.

yes, on this topic we will.

AZCouture Posted 15 Aug 2013 , 10:14pm

I love her sense of humor! Maybe this will scare the bageebus out of some of these people who have been getting away with it for far too long! (please do NOT throw 'we all start somewhere at me, please just don't.) 

 

Baker makes a few cakes for mum and sister. Family and friends naturally say they're cuuuuuute, you should open shop! Baker takes them literally. Baker never does anything to advance her skills, or presentation, because hey! Mom and all of her friends keep saying they're awesome, cause what do they know, and why would they say they she needs to go to a class? That would be meaaaan!

 

So baker keeps pumping out things that just aren't really acceptable, because not only does she keep getting awesome feedback, she's charging literally nothing, and who wants to make a fuss over a few bucks? No, they just say "errrr, thanks" and they're done with it. No feedback there, unless it's mom and friends again with the predictable "amaaaaaazing! You could knock the socks off of Buddy!"

 

And the cycle continues.

 

So I guess I was wrong though, they wouldn't think it applies to them at all.

 

Just a bit of sarcasm people, with a little bit o' truth too.  

AZCouture Posted 15 Aug 2013 , 10:16pm
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Originally Posted by howsweet 

.my guess is she's also not the brightest bulb in the chandelier because she was unable to order a proper wedding cake. 

And that too! But I think she must have some brains on her to put together a sale on Ebay like that. She sounded intelligent. Could have been of those bakers that uses other people's photographs and talked a good talk. :(

BakerBee7468 Posted 15 Aug 2013 , 10:19pm

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Original message sent by kakeladi

If y ou read that article it points out the the bride did NOT publish the name of the baker - nor from what I gather any way to 'find them'.  I don't think even the bride is identified.,

I know no one was mentioned by name.. I was stating if they should have been mentioned by name.

BakerBee7468 Posted 15 Aug 2013 , 10:20pm

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Original message sent by as you wish

It is just so sad. I feel sorry for the bride and groom. I feel sorry for the baker, too. Not likely that they meant to ruin the couple's cake. Also not likely that the couple really knew that their decorator wouldn't be able to provide what they wanted. (I know, I know. They should have had a clue if they did their homework at all, but honestly, I got married at twenty and I wouldn't have had a clue that someone wouldn't have been able to do it if they said they could do it. I would have just thought a low price was great news!) Really, not knowing the story on this (much as we can probably guess pretty accurately) I think I will leave it alone now and let God be the judge! ;)

It is sad, the baker shouldn't have did the cake if they they thought it was too big an undertaking

BatterUpCake Posted 15 Aug 2013 , 10:20pm
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Originally Posted by AZCouture 

I love her sense of humor! Maybe this will scare the bageebus out of some of these people who have been getting away with it for far too long! (please do NOT throw 'we all start somewhere at me, please just don't.) 

 

Baker makes a few cakes for mum and sister. Family and friends naturally say they're cuuuuuute, you should open shop! Baker takes them literally. Baker never does anything to advance her skills, or presentation, because hey! Mom and all of her friends keep saying they're awesome, cause what do they know, and why would they say they she needs to go to a class? That would be meaaaan!

 

So baker keeps pumping out things that just aren't really acceptable, because not only does she keep getting awesome feedback, she's charging literally nothing, and who wants to make a fuss over a few bucks? No, they just say "errrr, thanks" and they're done with it. No feedback there, unless it's mom and friends again with the predictable "amaaaaaazing! You could knock the socks off of Buddy!"

 

And the cycle continues.

 

So I guess I was wrong though, they wouldn't think it applies to them at all.

 

Just a bit of sarcasm people, with a little bit o' truth too.  

You just think you are better than everyone else because you bake from scratch...oops. Sorry. Wrong thread. LOL

as you wish Posted 15 Aug 2013 , 10:22pm

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Original message sent by BatterUpCake

You just think you are better than everyone else because you bake from scratch...oops. Sorry. Wrong thread. LOL

Hahahaha!!! You just made me laugh-snort my water!

BakerBee7468 Posted 15 Aug 2013 , 10:23pm

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Original message sent by Smckinney07

I couldn't open the link but I'm guessing it's the tire wedding cake that's been circulating.

The entire situation is bad. Aside from hideous taste, c'mon the original cake wasn't lovely to begin with, not the point I suppose.

It's mean and hateful, I try to look at it from both sides though. The decorator obviously shouldn't be selling cakes, this is the reason people tend to be 'hard' on newbies that want to jump in and start decorating. ****I do NOT mean home bakers! I bake from home, in a separate, liscenced kitchen. You can bet, if the poor thing decides to continue decorating it will be difficult to establish a new reputation. I just don't understand why someone would sell a cake they can't produce-it's setting yourself up to fail. It's a shame it was a wedding cake, but anytime someone orders a custom cake it should be treated as important as any other. I take pride in every cake that I make and strive for perfection.

The couple should have done more research on the designer, seen some of her pictures, spoken to previous customers, etc. Honestly, if it's that important to them and their event they shouldn't have tried to cut corners (or savings) by going with someone willing to do the cake cheaper. Young or old, in today's technological stage there are articles flooding the Internet with problems like this (CakeWrecks, hello). Yes, the couple has a right to be angry but they need to point some of the blame towards themselves!

I do feel the bride should have done her research first. We don't know the specifics but if it was about price then she learned her lesson that she can't skimp on price and get what she wants. I do think the baker should know their limits as well as to what they can do well because this could break their reputation in the area they live

howsweet Posted 15 Aug 2013 , 10:24pm
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Originally Posted by Relznik 


Well, yes and no....

 

....  As I said previously (and by the way, I don't know the bride or groom or cake maker) at £130, perhaps alarm bells should have started ringing.

 

But on the other hand, there's every possibility that she's never ordered a cake before.  Perhaps she's only ever picked up a cake in the supermarket for well under £10.  In which case, £130 would seem like a lot of money.

 

And even if she did think she was getting what she thought was the bargain of the century, it STILL doesn't entitle someone to completely shaft the couple on their wedding day with that absolute abomination which is NOTHING like what they ordered.  It would have been kinder and more honest if the cake maker had phoned the day before to say "I cannot do this.  I thought I could but I can't..." and then they could have taken a decision whether to have a more traditional cake that perhaps the cake maker would have been able to do (although, in fairness, I REALLY doubt that she could produce anything of a good quality! LOL)  or they could have hot-footed it down to Marks and Spencer or Waitrose (slightly more upmarket supermarkets in the UK) and bought a pre-iced white cake to stack and decorate with flowers.....


Yes, there are a lot of possibilities and I agree with you on that. The thing is I'm looking at it from a biased point of view. I'm approached by so many people who want lots of cake for little and my level of sympathy and tolerance for that is all used up. I really didn't mean to disagree so much.

 

We don't know what this bride did, but most brides are going to get at least 2-3 quotes and common sense dictates you look at pictures to see what their work looks like. The cake looks to me like the person had never stacked a 3 tier cake, so she either presented fake pictures, in which case she deserves everything she gets or the bride didn't look too closely. As in, she just wanted a low price and subconsciously expected a miracle.

 

Yes, she should have done what you said about getting  them a quicky cake from the uptown grocer. But it's even possible the baker may not have understood her cake wasn't going to hold up with no support and that she has a lack of taste - maybe she didn't think it was so bad, hard as that is to imagine!

You're in the UK, right? Could you possibly go over there and speak with these people and settle all this! Haha, totally just joking of course!  icon_biggrin.gif

BakerBee7468 Posted 15 Aug 2013 , 10:25pm

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Original message sent by Carrie789

One of the articles I read said that the bride "was taking steps to ensure that this baker could never do this to anyone else." I don't know if that meant lawsuit or--- murder.  :D

Ha ha, hopefully not murder, most likely a lawsuit and slander

BakerBee7468 Posted 15 Aug 2013 , 10:26pm

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Original message sent by howsweet

Problems on both sides. Without question,  the bride lacks class...my guess is she's also not the brightest bulb in the chandelier because she was unable to order a proper wedding cake. I wonder if the baker posted for last minute help on this board....:D

That would be interesting to know

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