(Closed) Wedding cake advice (not mine)

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

Well for now, it’s the night of and of course the bride is going to forget things including payments.  I would let it wait for a bit for her to see your message on fb, especially if they’re going on their honeymoon right after.  Definitely you should make sure you get paid, but I think it’s a bit early to panic and worry that she’s not going to pay you in the end.

 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

I can empathise with the amount of effort and $ required to make a cake. I do hope you get paid! Most brides don’t understand how difficult it is to make and decorate a cake, especially if it’s tiered. I’m guessing you made her a fondant cake?

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

maybe she got distracted? i was on another planet at my wedding. all the vendors were paid in advancd but i realised after photographer left that i hadnt tipped him or his assistants!! i was mortified, but at the time “ok we’re leaving now”..”ok great thanks take care!” as something caught my attention at that moment (fyi paid it next day)

i wouldnt assume you wont get paid ever because she forgot at the reception. to be honest, if it were me i wouldnt have done it the same night i would have waited a day or too and simply said “so here are my bank details, i cant remember if you had it or not/ that was a beautiful wedding and you looked so happy. enjoy the honeymoon£

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’d give her a week, and then bring it up. there’s a chance she got distracted. Or if the mom didn’t know to pay you.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Usually the best man has all the money that needs to be paid out on the day.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@BakerBee16:  She had probably delegated the job of paying venders to someone else and just assumed it had been taken care of. I wouldn’t worry too much – yet! Lol 

 

I know that whenever I make cakes for friends that it is always super awkward asking to be paid, but it’s soooo much work, so give me my money!! it is also really expensive to buy supplies and ingredients so you’re out that money until you get paid which makes it a bit more urgent, but I’d give her a few days before getting too worried or upset.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@BakerBee16:  Damn, girl! It sounds like you out-did yourself. Any chance you can make a cake for me?

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

@BakerBee16: 
Buttercream? Rosette? Two-tier?! You are a dedicated cake decorator! How do you do it so that the buttercream doesn’t melt?

My wrists would be so sore from piping. The first time I tried applying home-made fondant on a 6 inch round cake, I got really sore from standing straight for 10 hours. Never again I will make my own fondant.

Hope you get your costs covered soon!

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@BakerBee16:  Yay- so happy the situation worked out. I hate awkwardness and any confrontation, so I would have had a hard time bringing it up as well. Post pics of the cake if you can!

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@BakerBee16:  That is a work of art!! Love the strawb cake toppers- adorable! 

Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

TO @Cynderbug:  saw your Question where you said…

Buttercream? Rosette? Two-tier?! You are a dedicated cake decorator! How do you  do it so that the buttercream doesn’t melt?

Lol, I am by no means a Baker of any merit…

BUT I saw your Question went unanswered so thought I’d volunteer the following:

I asked a similar Question to our Cake Bakery about the baking, making, delivery and such of our WCake they told me that bake on Wednesday, and then FREEZE the Cake (not clear if it was assembled or not at that point… do know that our cake had dowels in it to support the weight… so I guess it might have been)… then they decorate it on Friday Aft, and delivery / pick up scheduled for Saturday Morning (day of our event).

They told us that the cake didn’t need to be refrigerated after pick up… and would survive just fine until it was served later that night.  And it did.

So I am guessing, a lot of the “secret of success” in the fact the cake is frozen and takes its time thawing out.

Hope this helps,

 

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