(Closed) Baker booked somebody else for our date!

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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542 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Awww, that sucks! Bad timing! That happened to us with our original choice for photographer. Hopefully you can find someone else to create a great cake for similar pricing! Best of luck!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m confused…most bakers will take more than one wedding order for one date, since the cakes are usually done before the actual day of the wedding. She won’t do more than one cake? Sorry this happened. Good luck with the other place!

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@missapis:ditto. most bakers do multiple weddings on 1 day.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Yeah, I know my baker did multiple weddings a day – otherwise, how would they make any money? It sounds like this was an independent baker that doesn’t have the same resources – hence the price cut. What may have happened was somebody asked for your date that wanted a more expensive cake, and since they only can do a limited #, they took that person without calling you. Or, they simply forgot because they run their own business and are too busy!

Post # 8
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7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@kitzy: I wonder if she’s just one person and is doing it independantly. Sounds like it might be, because the price is low.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@mwitter80  I agree, our baker is a friend of my brothers who works out of her house. Sometimes she will only do one event per weekend if the order is large.

 

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Or, despite the fact that she said she would call if anyone else was interested, as a whole month had gone by without hearing back from you, she may have thought you had changed your mind.

It just sounds like poor communication from both parties.

Good luck on finding a new baker.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

Bummer 🙁 You’ll find someone! Those SugarandFrosting cakes are awesome!!! How pricey are they?

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

I calculated about 525 for a 150 person wedding, based on her 3.50 a slice price. Apparently she charges extra for fondant, 1 dollar extra per slice. Not bad! Not bad at all! Are you going with them?

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@mwitter80: our baker is just one lady doing it out of her house and she does mutlitple cakes per weekend. i guess it just depends on the baker.

 @Mrs Hedgehog: sorry this happened to you! we had the same situation happen with a band we wanted so i feel your pain. it will all work out!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

That sucks!  I’m guessing she’s an out of the house baker, too, as all shops take more than one wedding a day.

What kind of cake were you doing?  If it was fondant and logistically you have storage space for it, you may be able to have the cake delivered the day prior.  I’ve had some brides do that – bring a cake up from their hometown or whatever, and it’s always fine.

Good luck!

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