(Closed) Review for Cake Vendor – Club 86 Geneva, New York – Horrible Experience

posted 7 years ago in New York – Upstate NY
Post # 3
2742 posts
Sugar bee

Ugh, I am so sorry this happened to you 🙁 She sounds absolutely awful. I was an Out of Town bride and I know the kind of stress that comes with that. You didn’t need this added on.

Post # 5
2701 posts
Sugar bee

I just wanted to say that I am really sorry that this happened to you. She sounds like she needs to work on a few things as a business owner…. I am so glad to hear that this was the only thing that went wrong at the wedding however!

Post # 7
351 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@dani ddha: I am a baker/cake decorator/pastry chef.

What she did was completely unexceptable. It should take no more than 36 hours (including complete cooling time) to make a wedding cake…and even that is stretching it.

Technically a three tiered cake can be done in less than 24 hours (4 hours at the very most if the cake is cooled already). The 4 hours is also for an elaborate decoration or theme. Otherwise a 3-tier cake can be assembled and frosted in 2 hours (or less).

Any sugar pieces, gum paste flowers, etc can be made in advance. Icing/frosting/piping frosting can be made in advance as well. I prefer to make the cake/sponge a day in advance, this allows for proper cooling and firm up a bit before being cut and filled (and allows for a crumb coat beforehand to really help set/firm the cake). 

Unless her bakery burned down, the oven exploded or something else horrendous happened she had absolutely no excuse (she could have called you weeks/months ago to say she would be unable to fulfill the cake order).

I am so sorry this happened to you and your SIL! Thank goodness this is the only thing that soured the wedding! 


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