Originally Posted by jackie64
I charged $200.00 for this cake 2 layer white 14, 12, 10 inch with buttercream and gumpaste ivy and flowers and sugar pearls I had a little over 30 hours in this cake and it was made for the Pastor and wife 30 years as being Pastor of the church . I made arrangements with the daughter she is a grown woman that night after the celebration me and my daughter helped clean up and she heard me tell her 200.00 and she told me she would pay me the next day at church. I attend both services the next day and no check so I went home that night and tried not to think about it. Its not my job to run someone down to be paid so I went to wednesday night service and she gave me a check well I didnt look at it I just put it in my purse and that night before I started home I got the check out and was going to put it in my wallet and the check was for 150.00 signed by the Pastors wife . This is my church and My Pastor and his family . I feel as though me and my work have been devalued but thats ok I am going to take the high road and I may walk up to the pastors wife and hand her back the 150.00 and tell her I dont need the churchs money.
So you stated above that you made arrangements with the daughter that the cake was $200.00, she said she would pay you the next day at church.
AT THIS POINT SHE SHOULD HAVE SAID $200 IS ABOVE OUR BUDGET, AND SHE DIDN'T.
The daughter gave you the check Wednesday night after the service, folded not in an envelope.
THE DAUGHTER SAW THE CHECK AMOUNT AND STILL TRIED TO SHORTCHANGE YOU.
The check was signed by the Pastor's wife, which means the daughter either didn't tell her the right price, or the Pastor's wife is just trying to get the cake for $50 less.
This is disgusting and these "church ladies" should be ashamed of themselves.
Here's another example of a "person with power" that disgust me.....
My DD worked at Dunkin Donuts while in High School. She came home in tears one day because she had an incident with a police officer that came into the Donut shop and EXPECTED her to NOT charge him for his order.
She was a 17 yr. old very intimidated girl. When she rang up his order, mind you less than $4.00, he said to her "no, the owner takes care of our coffee order". She didn't "get" what he meant. She said the owner wasn't there and that she didn't want her drawer to be short so he needed to pay her. He paid her, but also told her that he hoped she never got stopped in his city. What an A$$ this cop was. When she told the manager on duty, the girl said that yes the owner gives these cops whatever they want when they come in.....he's Brazilian and is afraid if he doesn't they'll give him a hard time. Can you believe this?
Just another example of "people with some kind of influence" using their rank to get stuff for free.
Your cake was worth much more than the $200 they were supposed to pay you.
If you do decide to send an invoice, I would not quote that you gave them a "church event" discount, they'll expect it all the time. I would never do another cake for anyone involved. Let them go buy a cake that's in their budget, they can't afford to eat your delicious cake.