(Closed) How do I switch bakers delicately/tactfully?

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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241 posts
Helper bee

Because of the situation, I would tell her that you ended up ordering a cake that you never even planned to try and it was exactly what you and FI had in mind but you would like to compensate her for the samples she made. Maybe ask if she can make one smaller one for the shower or rehersal.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I agree with PP, let her know you had your heart set on buttercream and you found it.  Offer to pay for the samples.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

Let her know it was important to have buttercream so you went with someone else. Thank her for the trial cakes, tell her they were delicious and that you’ll keep her in mind for future events.

If you’re really nervous about sparing her feelings/relationship with your mom/anything else, ask her to make a groom’s cake or something for the rehearsal.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

@laurenthesmall: If it makes it easier, you could let her know you weren’t actively looking for someone else; you stumbled across them at another event.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would tell her you really want the buttercream so you decided to use someone else. I would offer to pay for the samples. i like the idea of using her for a shower cake so she doesn’t take it personally.

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