Wedding Cake Disaster.

Decorating By BakerBee7468 Updated 23 Aug 2013 , 8:29pm by smittyditty

Smckinney07 Posted 19 Aug 2013 , 9:41pm
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AI wonder if she'll resurface under a different name, gosh I hope not! Someone mentioned this wasn't the first time she had negative feedback. At first I put a lot of blame on the buyer as well for jumping at a cheap deal, but now I can't believe she was let down by her original baker (who couldn't have been that good because she referred her if I'm understanding correctly), as well as the actual 'baker' that dropped that hideous garbage off. They said they didn't want it and she still left it there!

I wish I could go back a couple pages to quote whoever said it first but, not everyone can decorate cakes!

scrumdiddlycakes Posted 19 Aug 2013 , 9:54pm
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So that's a good question for you professionals out there, do you have a back-up baker that can do cakes you've committed to if you get ill?  So your poor customers don't start shopping on facebook?  

You better believe it, lol. I have 3 bakers in the surrounding area that I am friendly with. We all have an arrangement, if something happens, we will work together to take over that baker's orders.

We all price very similarly, so just leave the price as is.

 

My mother took a very bad turn and passed away at the height of wedding cake season, if it hadn't of been for those ladies I don't know what I would have done.

 

One of them was in a car accident and broke her arm, so we split up her workload between the 3 of us for 2 months.

It can save your business, or at least a lot of grief, having people you can rely on.

Sparklekat6 Posted 19 Aug 2013 , 10:13pm
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Yes it seems like it would be very helpful to have in place.  I wonder what the brides original baker has to say about all this if she even knows!

CakePrincessPE Posted 20 Aug 2013 , 6:24am
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I think some private messages are in order, yeah? I can keep quiet....

C'mon, you have to share...

Tails Posted 20 Aug 2013 , 8:03am
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Originally Posted by Smckinney07 

I wonder if she'll resurface under a different name, gosh I hope not! Someone mentioned this wasn't the first time she had negative feedback.
At first I put a lot of blame on the buyer as well for jumping at a cheap deal, but now I can't believe she was let down by her original baker (who couldn't have been that good because she referred her if I'm understanding correctly), as well as the actual 'baker' that dropped that hideous garbage off. They said they didn't want it and she still left it there!

I wish I could go back a couple pages to quote whoever said it first but, not everyone can decorate cakes!

 

They still mentioned her real name, so at least people who had seen the article would know it was her. And woe be any other person in the cake business with the unfortunate coincidence of having the same name haha

Pearl123 Posted 20 Aug 2013 , 11:22am
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ScrumDiddly, I get that and if its done right it looks awesome. Perhaps she was going for a rainbow cake, BUT that's definitely not the way to do it. On the layers towards the bottom there's bits of green in the sponge, makes it look moldy. Ugh.

Smallfrye Posted 20 Aug 2013 , 7:53pm
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I wonder if shes a CC member lol... and I wonder what her side of the story could possibly be.

The inside of that cake looks like she just took some cakes she had laying around and tried to throw them together last minute. And I dont see any frosting. Just looks like a nasty cake.

smittyditty Posted 20 Aug 2013 , 9:22pm
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She had every right to put that on Ebay and NAME The baker. That is a disgrace!
 

howsweet Posted 20 Aug 2013 , 10:11pm
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We have lots of rights. We have the right to go to shop at walmart in pj's with hair that hasn't been brushed for two weeks. We have the right to act like a Kardashian.  We have the right to act like big drama queens at our weddings..oh wait there's a show for that, too. And we have the right to shame someone world wide when they do us wrong. I had a fence built that had to be redone because it was so bad.  Excuse me, but I have to now start a campaign to make sure these people never make another fence again and the the entire world knows about it.

 

What the cake person did was unconscionable, but that doesn't mean the bride isn't a tacky self centered immature person acting like a 2 year old.

morganchampagne Posted 20 Aug 2013 , 10:21pm
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A*GASSSSSSPPPPP* NOOOOOOOO!!! The cake is green!! mold!!! I am ON THE FLOOR OVER HERE!!!

this is a hot mess!!!! I can't even BELIEVE that a person would send a take like this to ANYBODY!!!!!! I am outdone!!!

jennicake Posted 20 Aug 2013 , 11:41pm
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Originally Posted by howsweet 

 

What the cake person did was unconscionable, but that doesn't mean the bride isn't a tacky self centered immature person acting like a 2 year old.

 

I do agree completely with you... but if the bride was a blogger who blogged about her terrible cake instead of posting on eBay, would we still be thinking she's overreacting?  

smittyditty Posted 22 Aug 2013 , 2:28am
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I'm still not sure why you think she is overacting in this one instance HowSweet?

Maybe she is selfish in other areas who knows? We are talking about this instance.

You really think its wrong she took it to EBAY???icon_confused.gif maybe I miss read what you were sayin
 

niniel1 Posted 22 Aug 2013 , 6:18pm
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I really don't get why some people think the bride is tasteless or immature for sticking that cake on ebay. At the end of the day, whether it was cheap or not, she paid for a service that her vendor promised they could deliver. Whoever baked that cake should be utterly ashamed to deliver it, I can't imagine ever being in a situation where I'd think handing over something like that was acceptable, but she did and happily walked off with their money. 

jennicake Posted 22 Aug 2013 , 6:22pm
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I really don't get why some people think the bride is tasteless or immature for sticking that cake on ebay. At the end of the day, whether it was cheap or not, she paid for a service that her vendor promised they could deliver. Whoever baked that cake should be utterly ashamed to deliver it, I can't imagine ever being in a situation where I'd think handing over something like that was acceptable, but she did and happily walked off with their money. 

Can't speak for anyone else, but I dont think putting the cake on eBay was immature.  The only thing I found tasteless/immature/etc was her statement about taking steps to ensure this baker never makes another cake.  Taking it a bit far IMO

scwright Posted 22 Aug 2013 , 6:41pm
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Can't speak for anyone else, but I dont think putting the cake on eBay was immature.  The only thing I found tasteless/immature/etc was her statement about taking steps to ensure this baker never makes another cake.  Taking it a bit far IMO

 

I might think she was taking it a bit far if it weren't for the "rancid" comments she made. When something is rancid that means it's severely spoiled and therein lies the potential to make someone seriously ill. So many on here worry about our frostings and cakes being out for a few hours because of perishable items and here this baker has a cake that is 1. Not frosted, decorated properly & 2. Cake & cupcakes that smelt "rancid". Those are dangerous conditions to be selling your items under, the health department would shut you down if they inspected and found you had rancid products for consumption. The fact that there are numerous complaints about this baker also doesn't help because it shows she has had no regard for her customers and no plans to improve or change her ways. Her time to change and fix her mistakes are well past now and she deserves to be shut down for good.

soldiernurse Posted 22 Aug 2013 , 7:26pm
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I have read through this thread for several days now and I cannot believe that some of you think that she [the bride] was wrong in what she did. Oh boy!! Had it been me!! Mercy on the baker!! In my job, I will give you my best...which is high level and my colleagues, and patients, know it. As good as I am, if something is out of my scope, I will...and have....conferred with another more capable than I, for leadership. I am not going to fake the funk!  I do not know exactly what happened..no one does except the people directly involved...so all of my comments are based solely on what I've skimmed over and articles posted here. Because I give my best in my career, I expect the best and if I do not get it, and trust me, I would have thoroughly done my research..indepthly, I would seek penalties..especially this being one of the most important days of my life!! Now, do not get it twisted! Things happened. People are human. But this was was gross negligence. Unacceptable.

howsweet Posted 22 Aug 2013 , 11:17pm
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Originally Posted by niniel1 

I really don't get why some people think the bride is tasteless or immature for sticking that cake on ebay. At the end of the day, whether it was cheap or not, she paid for a service that her vendor promised they could deliver. Whoever baked that cake should be utterly ashamed to deliver it, I can't imagine ever being in a situation where I'd think handing over something like that was acceptable, but she did and happily walked off with their money. 

 

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Originally Posted by soldiernurse 

I have read through this thread for several days now and I cannot believe that some of you think that she [the bride] was wrong in what she did. Oh boy!! Had it been me!! Mercy on the baker!! In my job, I will give you my best...which is high level and my colleagues, and patients, know it. As good as I am, if something is out of my scope, I will...and have....conferred with another more capable than I, for leadership. I am not going to fake the funk!  I do not know exactly what happened..no one does except the people directly involved...so all of my comments are based solely on what I've skimmed over and articles posted here. Because I give my best in my career, I expect the best and if I do not get it, and trust me, I would have thoroughly done my research..indepthly, I would seek penalties..especially this being one of the most important days of my life!! Now, do not get it twisted! Things happened. People are human. But this was was gross negligence. Unacceptable.


No one is defending the baker, if that's what you can call the person. It's just that the bride lacks dignity. If I have something horrible happen to me, I'm not going to try and find a way to scream it on the internet to make sure the whole world hears about it. Do you do that?

sixinarow Posted 23 Aug 2013 , 1:51am
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No one is defending the baker, if that's what you can call the person. It's just that the bride lacks dignity. If I have something horrible happen to me, I'm not going to try and find a way to scream it on the internet to make sure the whole world hears about it. Do you do that?

No, but I also don't call strangers classless, undignified, dim, cheap, tacky, high-and-mighty, mean and vindictive without knowing the whole story. Do you?? Oh wait..those are all words you used..I'm sure there are more, but I got tired after the first 5 pages.  

howsweet Posted 23 Aug 2013 , 3:17am
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No, but I also don't call strangers classless, undignified, dim, cheap, tacky, high-and-mighty, mean and vindictive without knowing the whole story. Do you?? Oh wait..those are all words you used..I'm sure there are more, but I got tired after the first 5 pages.  


But she showed us who she was by her actions and just for the record, I didn't say all those exact words - I guess you're paraphrasing.

 

But I stand by them - both sides are a mess. I get that what the "baker" did indefensible, I just don't feel sorry for the bride after she was mean and vindictive enough be taking steps to see that the baker never makes a cake again (the bride's words). I don't have to know her to see that she's up a pretty high horse to be drawing national attention to something that went wrong at her wedding.

mskerrih Posted 23 Aug 2013 , 3:22am
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But she showed us who she was by her actions and just for the record, I didn't say all those exact words - I guess you're paraphrasing.

 

But I stand by them - both sides are a mess. I get that what the "baker" did indefensible, I just don't feel sorry for the bride after she was mean and vindictive enough be taking steps to see that the baker never makes a cake again (the bride's words). I don't have to know her to see that she's up a pretty high horse to be drawing national attention to something that went wrong at her wedding.

I think she was perfectly fine posting it on Ebay... she was probably making a small joke among her friends. I'm sure she never expected it to gain worldwide attention.. I can honestly say I would have been p*ssed and would have used worse words than that... but to each his own... I'll climb upon my highest horse if I feel like I've been screwed..with a cake or anything else... but that's just me...

howsweet Posted 23 Aug 2013 , 4:00am
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I think she was perfectly fine posting it on Ebay... she was probably making a small joke among her friends. I'm sure she never expected it to gain worldwide attention.. I can honestly say I would have been p*ssed and would have used worse words than that... but to each his own... I'll climb upon my highest horse if I feel like I've been screwed..with a cake or anything else... but that's just me...


I agree with that - she may not have intended the worldwide attention. But I bet she was hoping for it. lol Even when I try, I  just can't give her a break. And the reason is that she underpaid for her cake. I lose cake orders to people who are underpricing and I have no patience left for them. I wonder if she got any other quotes?  To me this is a case of if you buy cheap cake you get cheap cake. Maybe the bride didn't know that to get her cake for the price she wanted someone would have to slave away for next to nothing, but I don't care. I can't find it in my heart to have the sympathy for her that she's getting on this thread and worldwide.

Smckinney07 Posted 23 Aug 2013 , 4:17am
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I agree with that - she may not have intended the worldwide attention. But I bet she was hoping for it. lol Even when I try, I  just can't give her a break. And the reason is that she underpaid for her cake. I lose cake orders to people who are underpricing and I have no patience left for them. I wonder if she got any other quotes?  To me this is a case of if you buy cheap cake you get cheap cake. Maybe the bride didn't know that to get her cake for the price she wanted someone would have to slave away for next to nothing, but I don't care. I can't find it in my heart to have the sympathy for her that she's getting on this thread and worldwide.

This is exactly how I feel! Yes, the faker I mean baker shouldn't have accepted the order-in fact she has no business in this business! A different article said her original baker referred her to this one, so I'm sure she had multiple quotes and went with a cheap one who got sick and sent her to an even cheaper baker.

Of course I feel bad that this happened, however, people are becoming more educated (not enough obviously) about the cake world-with tv shows, media, etc. You get what you pay for so I think they are both to blame and you bet that bride wanted her 15 minutes of fame-it's the new American Dream. Perhaps I've had to fix one too many cake wrecks to feel overly sad for her. My town is overrun with homebased bakeries (don't mistake me for being a snob-I bake from home but I do it legally and I never practiced on customers cakes or took money until I was up and running) most aren't in business for very long but it's still very frustrating.

smittyditty Posted 23 Aug 2013 , 5:41am
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Originally Posted by howsweet 

 


No one is defending the baker, if that's what you can call the person. It's just that the bride lacks dignity. If I have something horrible happen to me, I'm not going to try and find a way to scream it on the Internet to make sure the whole world hears about it. Do you do that?


Something horrible and this are two different things Entirely! lol Horrible is a cake that was grey, lumpy, seams uneven, with frosting, and a normal cake underneath that isn't green! That is the quality of a crappy baker for $200 of which pictures of the same crappy work should have been shown. For $200 you can get a way better looking cake at a grocer. Mind you its not quality but its a FAR cry from this cake.

This cake was WAY beyond that.

 

As for not screaming out really horrific business practices you are letting more businesses start up. If there isn't a punishment for bad behavior it continues.

As an example, my father bought a Chevrolet Tahoe and the year purchased ended up being notorious for paint peeling off. Think ENTIRE ROOF.  The dealership and Company refused to repaint the vehicle. My father was constantly stopped or stopping other vehicles of the same year with the same problem. He in the end threatened to go on Local Cable and show his vehicle. They thought he was joking. He called the CEO of Chevrolet with the time slot and immediately got his vehicle repainted. All those customers who were denied a repaint due to a flaw in the paint color paid full price and because they didn't speak up were stuck. Think if my father had went through with the commercial slot how many customers would have been saved the agony of driving an ugly vehicle?

smokeysmokerton Posted 23 Aug 2013 , 10:13am
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I am with the bride all the way here, but I have to wonder what previous work this baker could have possibly shown her to make her think she was capable of making this cake. I had originally thought that she was stealing photos, but then another poster here said she wasn't, so I can't figure it out. It's painfully obvious that this isn't a case of an experienced baker just having a bad day. The article says that the bride chose this person after doing "extensive research". Really? Was the original baker dirt cheap too, or did the bride really think a last minute cake should be cheaper? I dunno. I have to wonder if she didn't bend the truth a little bit to avoid taking any responsibility. She might have had to sit a little lower on that horse if she had to admit that the baker's portfolio(assuming there was one) wasn't that good or that she hired her to save some money. I'd imagine more than a few people who read the article would have the you-get-what-you-pay-for attitude, even though the 100.00 cakes at Walmart look amazing compared to this.

AnnieCahill Posted 23 Aug 2013 , 12:45pm
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It serves her right for ordering a cake that looks like a tire.

 

 

 

J/K

 

 

 

 

Not really....

smittyditty Posted 23 Aug 2013 , 8:29pm
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It serves her right for ordering a cake that looks like a tire.

 

 

 

J/K

 

 

 

 

Not really....

 

Heehee

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