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Never again.....

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(Couple months ago, a bride placed an order with me solely on the phone, no pictures, no ideas, nothing )

Me: what are the details of your cake you want?

Bride: white BC smooth, black ribbon, teal flowers.

Me: what kind of flowers?

Bride : I don't care, anything. I am really easy , any black ribbon, any flowers, doesn't matter, needs to feed x number of guests and be three tiers "

Me: ok cool.

Fast forward to the last few days.... "Omg what kind of flowers do I put on this thing, is it country style, modern, vintage, ... How thick should I do the ribbon, fondant or fabric....why didn't I ask her what she didn't want!!!!! omg I should know better!!!""

End of story was.... I did the cake , photo posted, but I stressed over every detail, I thought having creative license wouldn't be too bad. Well not when you don't meet them face to face for a normal consult. I didn't realize how important that relationship and impression was. However, it was a HUGE compliment to get her unconditional confidence in me based on another persons recommendation .

I am putting a new question on my consult phone form though... "What DONT you want?"

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."

 

Scott Adams

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"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."

 

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post #2 of 8
Good question!! I bet they would answer THAT question better as opposed to what they DO want!
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They ended up loving the cake... And of all things... Used rubber ducky bride and groom cake toppers on it. I seriously panicked though. I really hate the idea of not knowing. 700

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."

 

Scott Adams

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"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."

 

Scott Adams

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post #4 of 8
:-O that is sooooo beautiful!!!! That colour on the flowers is amazing!!! Love it!
post #5 of 8

Beautiful!!  Love the colors!

post #6 of 8

Your cake is so beautiful!!! Great job!!!

post #7 of 8

I am so relieved this post doesn't end with a disappointed bride or a cake wreck! Your cake looks amazing btw, the flowers are gorgeous :)

post #8 of 8
Love those flowers!
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