(Closed) no contract for wedding cake?

posted 6 years ago in Food
Post # 3
Member
685 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Wow!  That’s a great price!  I would maybe print up a contract with a very basic few sentences saying that she agrees to make and deliver the cake on this date and have her draw up a picture on your initial consultation or a sketch (that’s what my lady did). Just explain to her that you trust her, but that to just feel extremely secure, you would just like to both sign this so that you are agreeing to pay for the cake, and she is agreeing to make it so that you are both protected.   I think that if you approach it in a way that you are trying to protect her, too, she should be okay with it.  I don’t think that she should have a problem with that, and if she does, you should get a new baker! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Good luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
Member
1340 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My families old cake lady didn’t work with contracts either which made it interesting when my brother got married. If a contract will make you feel more secure than follow the PP’s advice. If you’re comfortable without it than you need to find a new baker. Also, $350 for a groom’s cake it pretty fabulous.

Post # 6
Member
2335 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

It’s not a great price if she flakes out and you lose your money, so you’re right for being concerned.  Any professional baker would make a contract.  I say ask about it or find another baker.

Post # 8
Member
10288 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

The price is great but I personally wouldn’t be comfortable booking any wedding vendors without a contract. I’d keep looking. 

Post # 9
Member
375 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We have a “cake lady” too – a local lady that does it out of her house, leave the check for her at the venue to pick up when she delivers, etc….and the price is right ๐Ÿ™‚

Personally, I’d probably find a way to make it someone else’s requirement! I think it is sometimes offensive to people like that because it may come across as a mistrust thing.  So can you say someone else is pitching in for the cake and they are requiring you to have a contract? 

Post # 11
Member
2335 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

If she bakes cakes for weddings and receives money for it, its professional baking. A one-time thing or the aunt who bakes cakes, that’s a cake lady. A lot of bakers bake out of their home and operate professionally with contracts. I like the PP suggestion about someone else wanting the contract.

Post # 12
Member
545 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@KYbride86:  We have a very similar situation, great prices, no deposit, etc. 

We do not have a contract but I do have in email form both the price, when she will deliver, flavors, etc. Basically a contract between us but not in the formality of a contract. If I was you, I would just get something like that so you do have something in writing 

The topic ‘no contract for wedding cake?’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors