Months ago I agreed to make a wedding cake for a friend of a good friend. I told her at that time I was going to be out of town on her wedding day but it was a small enough cake ( 2 tier ) that I could get it to her family member the night before if they were willing to transport it. I normally wouldn't even offer to do this but it was a friend of a friend looking for a very unique design that no bakery in our area would make.
A week ago ( 3 weeks before the wedding) she contacts me and says her and her fiance were talking about it and they found another 'cake lady' to make their cake but they still needed me to make the flowers.
I should have said no, I know I should have said no, but I didn't because I can understand their concern with me not being in town on their wedding day and I want it to be the cake she has her heart set on.
The " new cake lady" has promised them a round 4 tier 14,12.10,8 inch will serve 350 people
The cake has cascading 1 and 1.5 inch flowers down the front and also cascading down the back I set them on a tier of dummy cake here, multiplied and came up with 150 minimum she would need to achieve the look of the cake in the photo she provided.
She comes back to me and says " the new cake lady says 75 will be plenty". I advised her I didn't feel that was going to be near enough but she is sticking to it.
My concern is, this cake is going to look nothing like what she is expecting and she is going to be VERY upset.
I am considering having my lawyer draft a document for her to sign releasing me from any liability of the finished product. Also, stating that I advised her of an issue and she declined to make any adjustments to her order.
I have never been in this situation before and unsure if I would even be liable for the finished product seeing as I only supplied the flowers to the " cake lady"?
Any advice? Anyone ever been in a situation like this? Am I being over paranoid? I'm REALLY regretting not just saying " no" now.
Thanks in advance!