Okay. Well she did actually show up. I almost didn't think she would. She brought in both the bottom layer of the wedding cake, and the groom's cake.
The wedding cake tier was a vanilla caramel cake. So a white cake with a hint of caramel flavor. There was only 1/3 of it left.
The groom's cake was a coconut cake that they didn't even cut into at the reception. She says it's burned too.
My husband stayed home from work because I no long felt safe being around this lady after the way she was yelling at me on the phone. She also brought her sister.
The sister also told a 3rd story about the cake at the reception. Basically they were plating 2 pieces of cake per every plate. One vanilla caramel and one either chocolate caramel or pink champagne. As she walked around she noticed that the vanilla caramel wasn't being eaten like the other 2 flavors. This just seems like people not really wanting to eat THAT much cake in the first place and wanting to have a chocolate or a pink cake rather than what they perceive to be just a white cake.
I cut out a section of the main cake and tasted it. Even though it was almost 5 days old now, it was still moist and did not have a burnt flavor that she said was though the whole cake. I told them there was nothing wrong with the cake and, they both started going off. The cake was a 13" square cake. I tried to explain to her that a cake that large does bake a little more on the edges before the middle is completely done, and being square rather than round, edges get done quicker to. I'm not God, I can't prevent that.
The coconut groom's cake was a denser, more moist cake with a higher sugar content. Again this was a square cake. She said, "Well it's has darker edges then the samples we got had." My samples are 6" rounds that are quartered. Small rounds bake faster in their middles.
I'm still finding it hard to believe she's complaining about a brown edge. I asked her if she could bake a cake without a crust/brown edge in that large of a square cake. I told her if she was really upset about the coconut cake being browner than the sample, I would refund her 1/2 of it. (I think 1/2 of a cake's purpose is to be visually pretty and the other 1/2 is it's taste. She got to display it at her wedding and didn't even need it.) But I would not refund her any of the bridal cake. She said no and began to pack up the cakes.
Well, I hadn't gotten a picture of the cakes yet, and I wanted my proof there was NO black, so picked up the piece of cake that I had cut, off the board and set it on my counter to take a picture of it. They then got irate that I was stealing a piece of their cake, and called the cops! I kid you not! I took my picture of the slice then set it back on the board and then was able to snap pictures of what remained of the two cakes. They told the cops to never mind. I spoke up and said, no I still want them here. I want a third party. (I know the cops can't do much in a civil matter, but these two were really getting ridiculous.) On a side note, I never once raised my voice with this bride.
She grabbed up her cake, repeatedly told me I'll be hearing from her lawyer, and left.
I'm so angry. Yes, the cake has a brown edge. So what. It's not burned and certainly not dry like it would be if it were over baked. Yes, the corners were more done than the center. Again basic physics/baking 101. Nothing I can do about it. I bake all my cakes at 325 until the center tests done. What does she want, a raw center to save the corners. I told my husband I should deduct the 4 corner servings from the cost of every square cake, so that if anyone ever complains again about the corners I can tell them they didn't even pay for those. He says not to let it get to me, but how can I not.
I'll see if I can attach pics.