Post # 1
Soo… lovely “friendor” story for ya! Haha, if you’re reading this I’m pretty sure you know where this is going to lead. But, if you care for the grizzly details, continue on!
My father and uncle have had this friend (M) since they were young children. The guy is a little “off” mentally, but is very talented and has always been a loyal friend to our family. He can function properly if he is sober. However, he cannot handle liquor. Not even one shot. He completely flies off the handle in a psycho rage if he drinks a drop of the stuff.
Anyway, M had really been doing well for quite some time. Totally sober and functional. He got a job working for a catering company. I needed a wedding cake. Ba-da-bing ba-da-boom! Well, how it actually went is I was talking to my uncle about needing a cake and he got the lightbulb idea that he’d ask M, and M would likely be able to get us a great deal.
Days later I got an e-Mail from M, who was over-the-moon excited to do my wedding cake. He had a swarm of ideas and was working with fondant to create the flowers I’d envisioned. Just like my uncle had predicted, M was able to work it out with his bosses to get the cake done for only the cost of materials. Great, right? Wrong.
I went over to my aunt’s house today and we were talking and it came up in conversation that M had had an “episode” last night. Apparently, he’d gone to a local bar before going to my aunt and uncle’s house, where he proceeded to drink further and went into a nutso rage. He called his boss at 2 AM and cussed him out (for apparently no reason). Therefore, was fired.
Soo… that can mean only one thing: 27 days until my wedding and NO CAKE!
Since M isn’t working for the caterers anymore, they’re obviously not going to make my wedding cake (not for the materials-only deal, anyway). Yay for having to hunt down an affordable baker in 3.5 weeks! I should’ve never gone with a “friendor”.
Post # 3
Oh man, that really sucks, I’m sorry 🙁
If you can’t get a vendor to make you a traditional wedding cake on short notice, maybe you can go for something like cupcakes for everyone?
Post # 4
Just don’t utter the “w” word. You’ll be able to find something affordable if you say it’s for a party or a family gathering (both true!). Also, I’m sure it depends on where you are and how specific your ideas of what you want are, etc., but I have the impression that lining up a baker is quite a bit more straightforward than hiring people to cover some of the other aspects of a wedding.
Post # 5
@Pinksapphire: that sux big time. I guess you cant approach the same baker and plead and ask if he can still do it, I know that would be pretty bold. But you could say it is so close to the wedding that you cant find someone else, they may let you still do it?? Or would that be way too horrible for you to do? Could your Aunt ask? Or does no one really know that company at all? Have you already paid a deposit? If so isnt it contractual?
Post # 7
@traveller: Well, because I am connected to M, they probably wouldn’t still do it. Since M was gonna be doing most of the work on the cake, himself, they would likely charge full price without him there. Nobody really was connected to the company, other than M. We never paid for anything, my dad was going to pay for the material costs after the cake was completed. So, at least we didn’t end up losing any money on this!!!
Post # 8
Make one or have a friend make one. It probably won’t be what you envisioned, but it will be better then nothing and will still be tasty.
Post # 9
@Pinksapphire: lucky you didnt lose money, good luck finding someone else. I’m sure you will be able to find someone. In a way it might be a blessing as imagine if he had had his episode a day or 2 before the wedding and you found out on your wedding day there was no cake. That would be terrible!