Wedding Cake Time Line-Questions

Decorating By bikemom3 Updated 17 Jun 2014 , 4:02am by denetteb

bikemom3 Posted 15 Jun 2014 , 2:20pm
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AHi all! I rarely post anything but this time I need help only you all can provide. Yes, I am legal insured and all that jazz

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-K8memphis Posted 15 Jun 2014 , 2:28pm
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i do 2 hours before the reception--unless it's got cream cheese in some form then it's like 30 mins before--and they know all this in advance -- to not get freaked about the last minute delivery due to food safety issues --


i'd caution her about all that could happen in 9 hours but if she insisted i'd do it--and she would understand that it's her risk-- my responsibility ends when i leave the venue -- would make me nervous though but oh well

denetteb Posted 15 Jun 2014 , 3:20pm
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That cake will be heavy when all assembled.  Will you be able to carry and transport it fully assembled?

TheItalianBaker Posted 15 Jun 2014 , 10:06pm
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No way, 9 hours! 

Customers have always crazy requests, it's your job tell them what they can o can't have! a cake 9 hrs before the event.. it's not going to happen!

bikemom3 Posted 15 Jun 2014 , 10:34pm
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AI already told them no to 9hrs unless she was willing to sign waiver releasing me from all responsibility. I know it's my job to tell them & I have. My question was how far before event do you deliver? I was planning on two hours as not to be rushed.

TheItalianBaker Posted 16 Jun 2014 , 12:14am
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Sorry I didnt mean to be rude!

It's just sometimes customers can drive you crazy..

I think 2hrs is ok, but mostly depends on the cake, fondant or buttercream, if you just need to delivery or work on it..


anyways, since i guess the bride is your customer, I would talk to her and see what happens..

bikemom3 Posted 16 Jun 2014 , 12:39am
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AOh no worries.

Snowflakebunny23 Posted 16 Jun 2014 , 12:43pm
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I setup about 2 hours before an event but I think we tend to use different fillings in the UK which are less refrigeration-concious.  Atleast I do anyway!!  Did she say why she wanted it setting up so early???  I'm really curious.  Maybe also mention that having a cake set up when people are moving stuff about is never a good thing...I nearly had a cake impaled by a chair once so try to be the last person to set up!  :-)

bikemom3 Posted 16 Jun 2014 , 12:48pm
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Step mom was the one who wanted it there SO EARLY, "for pictures" LOL!!!! Sometimes you just have to laugh...what was she thinking:-?

Snowflakebunny23 Posted 16 Jun 2014 , 12:52pm
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I pity their photographer..... And the guests - can you imagine all of that smiling??:-D

-K8memphis Posted 16 Jun 2014 , 1:07pm
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Originally Posted by bikemom3 

Step mom was the one who wanted it there SO EARLY, "for pictures" LOL!!!! Sometimes you just have to laugh...what was she thinking:-?



too funny~! nine hours of photographs? hahaha no one would have any strength left to attend the wedding-- nobody wants that many pictures of my mug  :lol:

-K8memphis Posted 16 Jun 2014 , 1:12pm
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but then again figuring all the different poses the cake can get into like the "Next Top Model" tv show -- maybe stepmom's got something there


"easy breezy beautiful covergirl buttercream"

denetteb Posted 16 Jun 2014 , 1:41pm
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Who is your customer, the stop mom or the bride?

Claire138 Posted 16 Jun 2014 , 3:24pm
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9 hours early? Will the bride and family be ready? I hope there aren't any little kids - can you imagine what they'd look like being dressed and primped 9 hours in advance of the ceremony:-D

bikemom3 Posted 17 Jun 2014 , 1:22am
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AOh my customer is the very young overwhelmed bride. Problem is MIL, step Mom and every one and there brothers wants to have a say. Bride is not great about returning messages or calls.....I'm sure it will all work out but I WILL NOT deliver 9 hrs or 5 hrs early(that was MIL's idea). It's all paid for so at least that's a plus. :D:D

denetteb Posted 17 Jun 2014 , 4:02am
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Just let the bride know when you will be delivering it.  No return call required.  She may actually appreciate you being firm about it so she doesn't have to make further decisions on at least the cake.  The others can just chat amongst themselves and ask for whatever they want.  If  they call you just say that the order and delivery has been confirmed with the bride and be done with it.

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