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post #106 of 1040
I'll tell ya, I'd love to be a fly on the wall when/if the bride gets to her reception to find there was no cake icon_eek.gif Better yet, a fly with a camera to get that expression just as she realizes what she did! icon_twisted.gif
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post #107 of 1040
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Originally Posted by jillmakescakes

How about posting a copy of the stop payment request on the cake table?
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This is just so awful of the bride. Definitely let us know what happens and to whom you donate the cake ('cause I'm pretty sure she ain't paying)




Me likie!!! icon_biggrin.gif

But I think I'd blow it up poster size and put it by my card table set up with the cake just outside the venue.
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post #108 of 1040
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Originally Posted by k8memphis

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Originally Posted by jillmakescakes

How about posting a copy of the stop payment request on the cake table?
icon_eek.gif

This is just so awful of the bride. Definitely let us know what happens and to whom you donate the cake ('cause I'm pretty sure she ain't paying)




Me likie!!! icon_biggrin.gif

But I think I'd blow it up poster size and put it by my card table set up with the cake just outside the venue.
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Now that would be poetic justice.....the pretty cake..just out of reach! hehehe

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post #109 of 1040
There was a deadly tornado last night a few counties over from OP so it may be while before we hear from her. I hope everything goes well for her. Hopefully she wasn't affected by the storm!!
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post #110 of 1040
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Originally Posted by kathys90

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Originally Posted by k8memphis

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Originally Posted by jillmakescakes

How about posting a copy of the stop payment request on the cake table?
icon_eek.gif

This is just so awful of the bride. Definitely let us know what happens and to whom you donate the cake ('cause I'm pretty sure she ain't paying)




Me likie!!! icon_biggrin.gif

But I think I'd blow it up poster size and put it by my card table set up with the cake just outside the venue.
icon_biggrin.gif

still catching up...




Oops...now that would be poetic justice...the cake just out of reach
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post #111 of 1040
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Originally Posted by playingwithsugar

I just ran into this thread, so forgive me if all is said and done already.

That close to the event day, I would have just cashed the check outright, instead of depositing it. That way, if there's an NSF or a stop, all the fees fall on the writer of the check, and it would not have any impact my account at all.

Theresa icon_smile.gif



that's not exactly true. if you cash the check and it is later returned, the bank will deduct that amount from your account. It isn't going to pursue payment for the bad check.
post #112 of 1040
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Originally Posted by simplysweet72740

There was a deadly tornado last night a few counties over from OP so it may be while before we hear from her. I hope everything goes well for her. Hopefully she wasn't affected by the storm!!



Hopefully, for the sake of the bride and family, that is not why she canceled. That would be really sad.
post #113 of 1040
First of all I agree with the full balance to be paid IN CASH by noon the day of the wedding or NO CAKE/ NO WAY. No excuses and don't waste the tears on me would be my attitude. It sounds to me like this bride certainly was counting on your not knowing she'd stopped payment until after the wedding/ weekend. If she doesn't pay up on time I'd do something else with her cake and keep what she'd put down as some payment for my trouble/materials. I wouldn't care if she served twinkies to her guests. If she tried to stiff you and it turned around to bite her in the tush then she got what she deserved. So sorry it happened to you! Personally I wouldn't do anything like going to her reception for any of the reasons stated earlier as to me that would be sinking to her level and pretty non-professional. (And even if I'm not officially "in the business" I need to be as professional as possible.) Take her to court if you need to and accept the court's decision. It'll make you come out looking better by a long shot. Whatever you do with that big cake, I'd suggest cutting off a big chunk of it and putting your feet up to enjoy it as soon as you can. (After you deliver that second cake I think you mentioned.) I find that staying teed off very long only hurts me. And life is just too short for that. I really hope this works out for you in the end.

I also agree with this. You can try and reach the bride thru the venue and at the same time alert them (the venue) to be aware of their end of the deal.
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Originally Posted by cherim1000


If you're still unable to contact the client, I would contact the venue and ask if they have an alternate phone number for her. I would also let them know why you are asking. Make sure that you are speaking with a manager so that they can check to ensure that if they received any payments last minute, they can call their bank to verify that no stop payments were placed on them as well.
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post #114 of 1040
Hubby spent 25 years as a banker. If someone stop-pays a check for no reason other than to get out of paying, that is a federal fraud crime and in our state, you are entitled to collect three times the amount of the check.

If this is what she did, this chic is in BIG trouble, legally speaking!!

I think I, too, would show up at the event with the cake in my van ... locked up in my van ... until someone gave me the money. If you can get something from the bank showing a stop payment, then do so and have it with you, otherwise they will claim, "I gave you the check!" But at least everyone will know what a conniving little a$$ she's being and she won't have a chance to spread a lie about why the cake isn't there.

Maybe call the venue to see if the wedding is still on and tell them why you are calling .... (look blonde, sound innocent! icon_rolleyes.gif ) icon_rolleyes.gif That
post #115 of 1040
I have to say that cancelling checks would be the LAST thing on my mind in the midst of a violent storm (and I live in hurricane country, so I've been through this many a time).
Why go through the time and expense to CANCEL checks, and not call the baker? Even worse, not only did she not call to cancel, she called (or emailed?) to CONFIRM.
post #116 of 1040
So what happened???!!!!
post #117 of 1040
I want to know too! lol!

Which of these fine ladies suggestions did you follow???

hehehehe!!
Carmen
Carmen
post #118 of 1040
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Originally Posted by Justbeck101

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Originally Posted by simplysweet72740

There was a deadly tornado last night a few counties over from OP so it may be while before we hear from her. I hope everything goes well for her. Hopefully she wasn't affected by the storm!!



Hopefully, for the sake of the bride and family, that is not why she canceled. That would be really sad.



? I thought a Bank couldn't place a stop payment for thier account holder if the funds have already left the accound holder's account. Basically it's already been paid-nothing they can do.

I had to place a stop payment once and was told if it had already been preseted to my bank then there was nothing they could do and I would have to go to the check holder and settle it. Luckily it hadn't been presented and I called and caught the check holder with it and asked them to hold it for 2 more days and they did and everyrthing worked out great and I didn't have to pay an overdraft fee. My bank won't refuse a check unless it is over a certian amount the account is lacking. They put it right through and collect their $30.00 ISF Fee! Greedy Bank.

Pins and needles till we hear what happened!!!!
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¢¾Sarah
post #119 of 1040
Absolutely no doubt in my mind that this was premeditated by the bride icon_surprised.gif. I hope she gets what she deserves.
post #120 of 1040
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Originally Posted by CarolAnn

Personally I wouldn't do anything like going to her reception for any of the reasons stated earlier as to me that would be sinking to her level and pretty non-professional. (And even if I'm not officially "in the business" I need to be as professional as possible.) Take her to court if you need to and accept the court's decision. It'll make you come out looking better by a long shot.

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I was day dreaming as I said to a certain extent by setting up a display outside.

However if all this is true, I would deliver the cake to the parking lot of the venue and not bring it in because it's your reputation too.

They'll be saying "Well omg no cake who's supposed to do the cake? "Oh they are awful!", people will say"They are horrible what a bad caker."

I ain't gonna let her get sympathy for no cake so she can slam me and stiff me.

It's your arse either way.

I would (again if all this is completely true) hold that bad boy hostage just out of reach till somebody coughed up the funds. I would start quietly with the family being privy but frankly I would eventually want everyone to be aware that the cake is ready and delivered and awaiting payment.

I don't know if is it more porfessional to let yourself get slimed or stand up for yourself in this way but I would stand up for myself. Now not on the display thing I was 'deliciously day dreaming' about--but I would so keep it in my car.

The pressure would be nuclear. And this would be worlds easier than small claims court--sure you would win but there's nothing to make them pay after the judgement.

Also I tell my brides that the cake they buy has no bearing on whether there's a wedding. The contract is for thus & such cake at the appointed time & place end of the world. The wedding actually taking place is not my department.
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