Originally Posted by pattycakesnj
I require 50% deposit at ordering and balance due 30 days before event. In what other business can you special order something and not pay in full at time of that special order? Cakes are no different. You need to get your money upfront, no exceptions. Doesn't matter what the price of the cake is, big or small, you are running a business.
Yes! Plus, if you do contact her about the cake, don't apologize and say "sorry to bother you" when you do it. I know that (to make a sweepign generalization) we women are taught to be nice and not bother people, but there's no reason to apologize when you're telling someone how they have to pay to receive their merchandise. It's business, not personal, and we need to get a backbone and realize that sometimes. If you act like doormat then people will treat you like one!