Originally Posted by melissalovespandas
Thanks everyone for taking time to reply, I just feel awful
I just recently got my license but I rent a kitchen since I can't afford a shop. I know it looks busy but she wanted all those details, she asked me to change the skin colors of the bubble guppies and not make them look ''dark''. I added the peter pan shadow , She didn't want no skulls she wanted an octopus instead, I added all the details she asked for when I asked her, her excuse was that the bubble guppies head wasn't big enough. When my husband asked her what she didn't like she said ''thats something you can discuss with her in your own time'' My sister got so upset that she told her ''if you want a cheap cake go to walmart'' lol. I know it didn't help but I tried so hard to please her, I kept sending her pictures of all my characters and she said she loved them. but when she saw the cake she said she was very uGH I still can't believe it, It was a kids birthday and she said it ''I know my son will love it but I don't'' lol
now im left with a cake. I might donate it. :/
Im so sorry this happened to you .What a Bee -octch she is .She just didnt want to
pay and was hoping to get it for less or free. I would eat it myself first. Dont give up.your dream. No matter what business or where you work there is always going to be someone trying to get something for nothing or cut you down.Her excuses were just that excuses to not pay ! She said her son would love it .This cake was not for her but her son .So obviously she had buyers remorse.
Just take it as lesson learned. I would have a non -refundable deposit policy of half at signing of a contract . Or a cake like this that took alot of work maybe paid in full Two weeks before . there are other threads with information and opinions on contracts. You didnt just make a cake you made a commisioned
custom work of art .This is your business and you have to treat it as such.
What I mean you are going to have to set rules for your business to protect you financially for people like this . So that you arent taking it so personally because you did a wonderful job .But protect yourself so you always get paid . Like I.said read some of the threads with comments from the pros on contracts. Hugs to you
and dont let one rude person spoil your dream . For that one bad client there will be a 100 more who adore your cake.
on spoil your dream.