How much do you trust your vendors?

posted 3 years ago in Food
  • poll: Would you look for a new cake lady?
    No, you like her cakes. You don't have to like her. : (6 votes)
    43 %
    Yes, she shouldn't have given you that much trouble. Find someone else who makes yummy cakes! : (8 votes)
    57 %
  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    9919 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @MoodyFoodie:  the reason she’s telling you to have cake with filling is that wedding cakes aren’t fresh.  They’re usually made a couple days in advance giving them lots of time to dry out.  Without a filling your cake will be dry.  It sounds to me (the way you’re describing what she said) that she might be ESL and maybe what she’s trying to tell you isn’t coming across correctly.

    Post # 5
    Member
    1168 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @MoodyFoodie:  She may be not so happy with having possibly (i dont know your guest count) 100+ people eating something she does not consider “good.” It is bad for business on her end. So while she was overly pushy, I could see why she would say that. 

    I do think it is important to trust vendors, but at the end of the day if you DONT like what they recommend then you dont do it. She has probably been baking for years and has likely recieved a lot of feedback from MANY people… so it may not just be her own opinion about the filling. 

    Post # 7
    Member
    308 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @MsGinkgo:  +1

    @MoodyFoodie:  There’s also the possibility that she’s been party to similar scenarios in the past and has had complaints about the quality of the cake after the fact. It’s unfortunate that her manner could be improved, but this is her professional expertise and she is just trying to ensure that you are happy with the result.

     

    Post # 9
    Member
    3570 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I would stick with her.  When my vendors gave me advice like that, I always took it, since I’m not a wedding professional.  

    Post # 11
    Hostess
    9919 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @MoodyFoodie:  I don’t know about that, I know that icing and the cream filings are different, and I’m guessing that she’s probably concerned about dry cake.

    Post # 12
    Member
    1214 posts
    Bumble bee

    NO, you absolutely do not need fruit filling in your wedding cake. It will not make your cake drier to not have it.  Some bakers want to bake what they like rather than what you want.  Their favorite is not your favorite.  To me it is like anything else, they can make a suggestion but if I don’t go for it, they should drop it and give me what I want.  I prefer excellent sugary buttercream and white wedding cake.  I don’t want fondant or filling or nuts or spun sugar.  Just the plainest best tasting white wedding cake I can find.  And it ain’t been easy.  Most bakers I’ve talked to spent more time telling me what they can’t or won’t do, rather than what they can.  They need to pick up a bridal magazine once in a while and see whats new out there. Geez.

    Post # 13
    Member
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @MoodyFoodie:  My baker also pushed the filling REALLY hard. But we just wanted extra icing between the layers!

    Eventually he gave up. But our 3-tier cake was only $90 (they gave us half off their bakery cakes for having their wedding in the banquet room). So adding filling would have only added like $10 to the cake price! And he did the swiss dot decoration for free, and make our fresh rose cake topper for free!

    So I can;t figure out why he was pushing it SO hard!

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