- 7 years ago
- Wedding: November 2011
So my FFIL’s friend runs a cupcake bakery, and her cupcakes are AMAZING! They are signfiicantly more expensive than any other places I called and charged 2x the reg delivery fee. I didn’t know if she was worth paying so much more (especially since she was unwilling to lower her price AT ALL). I was eventually able to get her to half her delivery fee, so it was comparable with the other places. Anyway through out this process, she was very unaccomodating, and didn’t have the normal respectful tone you would expect from someone trying to earn your businees (ESPCIALLY since she’s friends with my FFIL!).
Despite this, her cupcakes did taste the best so I decided to go with her. Anyway, its a few months later and I send her an email about getting together for figuring out decorations (I attached a picture) and to possible try 2 additional flavors of the cakes so we can decide on the remaining flavors for the wedding (keep in mind we can have up to 5 flavor and we had only tried 3 that she had choosen at our original tasting).
Her response was
Now, these monograms are exactly the kind of decoration I told you we couldn’t do at the price I’ve given you, because they are very labor intensive, and the materials are expensive for the number of cupcakes you are having.
The flavors I usually do for cupcakes at weddings are: red velvet, white velvet, chocolate, coconut, raspberry/lemon, raspberry vanilla, pineapple/vanilla. I just cannot do each of these for one cupcake on the 19th. Trust me when I say they are all delicious. The two cakes can be any of these combinations too. Or, if you want chocolate on the cupcakes, we can do chocolate buttercream. It’s up to you; we’ve already had the tasting.
So maybe I”m senstitive but I really don’t like her responses. 1. Why couldn’t she be like oh I can TOTALLY do that for you but it will just cost more due to materials and labor. 2. Why couldn’t she say well… b/c is just me I can’t make all those flavors for you, but I’ll see what I have in the store the day of and you can try those or something along those lines.
Anyway, my mom said to drop her and move on, b/c she makes me feel uncomfortable. Doing that will result in a loss of $150.
What do you think? Am I just being too sensitive? I called our 2nd choice baker and our date is still available.