(Closed) Need Advice on Bakery Going Out Of Business

posted 6 years ago in Food
  • poll: If your baker went out of business what would you do?
    Find a new baker : (2 votes)
    8 %
    Stick with the same one : (22 votes)
    92 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1572 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I say since she went out of the way to send that email to existing clients, that she is probably still going to be reliable. It’s definitely a tough call, so go with your gut feeling. It would be horrible to be left in the lurch the day of.

    Post # 4
    Member
    6222 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    I would stick with this one. It sounds like she intends to honor the contract, so I wouldn’t get too worried just yet.

    Post # 6
    Member
    6222 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    @bailey12:  just make sure to keep in contact with her, and maybe you can get in contact with other customers whose weddings are coming up?

    Post # 8
    Member
    1513 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    it sounds like she is planning to honor your contract. i would just wonder if she was clearing out her shop, how will she make the same quality cake without that space and those resources?

    Post # 9
    Member
    6256 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    If you paid with credit card, you can always do a chargeback if she doesn’t show. Just in case she doesn’t, I’d definitely have a Plan B. Get the materials to dowel a cake and learn how to do it ahead of time, and then if she winds up not showing up,  you could go to a local bakery (or even Whole Foods or Wal Mart) and get three white cakes of varying sizes to stack. Decorate with a few flowers you will have ordered ahead of time from your florist, or fresh fruit. It won’t be the awesome cake you ordered, but it will be a wedding cake.

     

    Post # 10
    Member
    5660 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @EffieTrinket:  +1

    I would stick it out with her, it sounds like she is going to fullfill her orders and hopes people won’t cancel because the shop is closing. I would have a back up though, even if you just have a few cake stands at hand and someone buys cheese cakes last inute at costco and you put some flowers on them like Effie said, it would probably make you feel a little more at ease.

    Post # 11
    Member
    1966 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I would stick with her. And definitely keep in contact just to be sure.

    Post # 12
    Member
    2874 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @bailey12:  if you went with another baker, could you get your money back? whats the cancellation clause in your contract?

     

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