(Closed) My Cake Fail

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
Member
610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wow, the cake looks pretty good, except for those lines. I’m so sorry. I just can’t believe someone would deliver something that looks like that. She should have just not done the lines if she couldn’t make them straight and even. Are you getting a partial refund???

Post # 4
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875 posts
Busy bee

I’m not a professional baker, but given what you requested… that the tiers have wavy line and circular cakes… I’d say that you got what you paid for…  The example that inspired you looks like a pastry chef made it.  (It is definitely a high quality cake, your cake looks like it was probably made by someone who makes a good cake… but is not a highly trained expert.)  While it sounds like it would be a simple thing, even wavy lines can be difficult to make.  The reason I say that it looks like you got what you paid for… is that my guess is that you got to see your baker’s example cakes, and gave her the inspiration cake photo to use as your idea.  Since it was not one of her own cakes, she would have used it to design something similar made to match your requests.  I think that she did that… but I can totally understand how that didn’t match your vision.  I think this is a cautionary tale for brides… look at your baker’s personal examples… if they don’t match your vision…then keep looking for another baker! 

Post # 5
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9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think the lines are not up to standard. You should leave an honest review so that other future customers can be warned. Can I ask how much you paid for the cake?

Post # 6
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4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

so sorry! this cake is not up to standard. as for the pp saying you got what you paid for…your baker should have told you that your inspiration was not possible to replicate. there is no excuse for taking your inspiration picture and letting you think that he/she could do it when he/she so clearly can’t. your baker deserves a scathing review because they weren’t honest with you! i would also ask for a partial refund for misleading you.

Post # 7
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1986 posts
Buzzing bee

That cake is definitely not what you requested, leave an honest review.

Post # 8
Member
1893 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Am I the only one who thinks it looks lopsided?  Definitely didn’t get what you paid for, I agree an honest review is in order.

Post # 9
Member
1986 posts
Buzzing bee

I think it’s just the picture/camera, since the wall isn’t straight.

Post # 10
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1222 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@lezlers: No, you’re not the only one…I thought that as well.

I would also leave an honest review. I’m assuming she reassured you she could make your vision happen, and it didn’t. If she didn’t think she could do it, then she needed to let you know. 

Post # 11
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7295 posts
Busy Beekeeper

i totally see what you mean about the lines, but if you had posted it and said “i loved my cake” i might not have noticed…  so i wouldn’t worry about what the guests thought. NO one notices all the little details as much as you do. except perhaps past and future brides..and perhaps only comparing it with what they want for their wedding! 

but since brides do care and notice. then i would still leave an honest review. since the cake is nice overall, you can say good and bad things. and even explain that the bad happened probably cuz of what MissBliss said.

Post # 12
Member
520 posts
Busy bee

Well, I’m going to have to disagree a bit.  I’ts kind of okay.  It really isn’t that bad……I mean I’ve seen worse.  Sorry you didn’t like it.  I don’t believe it would have been a big deal for your guests.   But , no, it’ doesn’t look like your inspiration pic….

Post # 13
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7695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Aww I had a major cake fail too! Yours kind of looks like mine – lopsided and chunky! 🙂

First pic is my inspiration, second is what they gave to me….

Post # 14
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1816 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I would leave an honest review.  The cake tiers and the flowers don’t look bad, but the lines are awful.  They look like they were smeared.

Post # 15
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4123 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

A lot depends on who you hired. If you spent top dollar you really deserved more and a better cake. If you found “a really good deal” then it’s probably on par with what you paid… I’m really sorry it was a disappointment though ;-( I would be too… 

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